Do ghosts exist? It is an arguable topic. Every research ends with more questions and skepticism. But what adds to our skepticism is footage, experiences, and, of course, movies. One good movie could send you into sleepless nights, and watching your back. But isn’t it all worth it for a good movie? And what makes a good horror movie is a mixture of suspense, twists, and a good storyline, which you can find in plenty on the scariest movies list on Netflix.
Whether you believe in ghosts, extra-terrestrials, and monsters, or not, Netflix will give you a wide variety of options to choose your scariest movies. If you wish to scare your loved ones or yourself, Netflix and Chills is the answer. Grab your popcorn and don’t forget socks, because things are about to get chilly. Here is a list of the seven scariest movies to watch on Netflix.
A list of Scariest Movies on Netflix
Celebrate Halloween early with a list of these scariest horrors on Netflix.
Director: Mike Flanagan
Screenplay: Kate Siegel, Mike Flanagan
Cast: Kate Siegel, Jake Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, and Samantha Sloyan
Movie runtime: 81 minutes
Hush revolves around a deaf-mute horror author named Maddie.
You will pray throughout the movie for Maddie’s safety as she struggles for her life in the home alone while dealing with a cross-bow killer. Hush is available to watch on Netflix.
Gerald’s Game (2017)
Director: Mike Flanagan
Screenplay: Stephen King, Mike Flanagan, and Jeff Howard
Cast: Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood
Movie runtime: 103 minutes
Gerald’s Game is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Unlike the novel, this movie gets right into the intense meaty part of the story. The plot revolves around Jessie and Gerald, who go to an isolated holiday home.
To spice things up, Gerald handcuffs his wife to the bed. Jessie is not very comfortable with the idea of fantasy sex but things get worse when Gerald dies of a heart attack with Jessie is still handcuffed. Will she survive the situation and her own inner demons? Find out by streaming Gerald’s Game on Netflix.
Director: James Wan
Screenplay: Leigh Whannell
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Barbara Hershey
Movie runtime: 101 minutes
There is something extra scary about young children being possessed, and this movie tells you why.
The plot revolves around a family wherein their son Dalton is likely posses by a spirit. Upon several scary incidences, they find out that he has the ability to astral travel, and that has brought dark demons. The family unit fights together to beat the demons, but will they win? See for yourself, the scary movie Insidious is available to watch on Netflix now.
Director: Stiles White
Screenplay: Juliet Snowden, Stiles White
Cast: Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, and Douglas Smith
Movie runtime: 89 minutes
The movie revolves around a group of typical teenagers who try to contact their friend Debbie after her mysterious death.
The experiment turns dangerous when the Ouija board unleashes sinful spirits on a streak of taking lives one after the other. You can watch the chilly scenes of Ouija on Netflix.
Director: Levan Gabriadze
Screenplay: Nelson Greaves
Cast: Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, and Renee Olstead
Movie runtime: 82 minutes
Perhaps the best feature of the movie is its unique screen view. The movie begins with some creepy activities on the social media platforms of a group of friends.
The normal group call turns deadly as things escalate quickly. The scary events happen from Blair’s angle, seeing what she sees. Though not a perfect movie, the concept is unique and a breather from other horror movies. Stream Unfriended on Netflix now.
The Ritual (2017)
Director: David Bruckner
Screenplay: Adam Nevill, Joe Barton
Cast: Rafa Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, and Sam Troughton
Movie runtime: 94 minutes
The Ritual is based on Adam Nevill’s novel of the same name.
The British horror revolves around five friends who plan to go on a hike in Sweden. Months after one of them is killed, the four embark on their journey as planned but end up as potential victims of sinister rituals in the woods.
Which one of them will survive? Watch The Ritual on Netflix to know.
Director: Patrick Brice
Screenplay: Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice
Cast: Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice
Movie runtime: 77 minutes
The Blaire Witch-style ‘found footage’ movie may be a bit predictable but thrilling nevertheless.
The story revolves around a struggling videographer Aaron who accepts an assignment of making a video diary of a client name Josef, who apparently has a brain tumor, but his eccentric behavior throws Aaron into survival mode. But can he ever escape Josef? See for yourself, as Creep is available to stream on Netflix.
So which one of these scariest movies on Netflix was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.