13 Scariest Movies on Netflix Streaming
Grab the popcorn and Halloween candy for a mega-marathon of the best scary movies on Netflix. We’ll be shouting “Don’t open that door!” right along with you.
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Joss Whedon takes a bite out of the horror genre, placing Chris Hemsworth in an abandoned cabin for a weekend getaway that turns out to be a deadly scientific experiment.
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
This cult comedy-horror movie is a spoof sequel to the classic The Evil Dead, and picks up from about where it left off: a couple in an abandoned cabin awaken an evil force via a tape recording.
Though Bram Stoker’s widow sued to have this unauthorized Dracula adaptation destroyed, a few prints of the classic remained and it has since become a touchstone of the horror genre.
Stephen King’s Children of the Corn (1984)
The master of horror lets loose the story of a child preacher who convinces his peers to kill the adults of their small Nebraskan town. A young tourist couple find themselves caught in the storm. Bonus: six of the franchise’s eight sequels are available as well.
The House of the Devil (2009)
A slasher-flick-haunted-house combo by Ti West, this homage to classic horror films of the 70s and 80s tells the story of a college student who takes a very dangerous babysitting gig.
The Innkeepers (2011)
Two young employees of a closing, once-grand hotel and a visiting medium decide to investigate rumors that it is haunted. The rumors are true, of course, because is there anything scarier than an old hotel?
A young woman going through a bad break-up is roofied and raped at a party and wakes up with what she thinks is a horrible hangover. Really, though, it’s the worst STD ever: basically, she turns into a killer zombie.
Neve Campbell plays a high schooler whose friends are being picked off one by one by a masked killer in this Wes Craven slasher flick. Bonus: Scream 2 and Scream 3 are also available for your binge-watching pleasure.
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The film that launched 1,000 pixie cuts, this psychological thriller directed by Roman Polanski stars Mia Farrow as a pregnant woman who fears for her child’s life and her husband’s intentions.
The Human Centipede: First Sequence (2009)
This infamous Dutch horror flick is equal parts terrifying and disgusting. It tells the story of a German doctor who kidnaps three tourists and surgically joins them to form a…human centipede.
Let the Right One In (2008)
A 12-year-old bully victim with violent daydreams befriends an equally bloodthirsty vampire in a small town in this critically-acclaimed Swedish film based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
A djinn, a type of evil genie, is released from a jewel and begins granting wishes in return for the wishers’ souls, causing chaos and death as he searches for the woman who released him.