15 Scariest Horror Movies on Netflix

POSTED BY , UPDATED ON July 18th, 2019


7. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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Although you might consider it to be a typical gore-fest because of the name of the movie, it truly is not. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a type of horror film that leaves you slowly and gradually pulling the duvet up over your body until you find it covering your head and you are cowering underneath it.

After all who wouldn’t want to cover after witnessing the strange things happening to a poor father and son duo who are examining the dead body of a woman. Get ready for a spiral of fear and absolutely petrifying horror.


6. Geralds Game (2017)

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The Geralds’ Game is an adaption of an old Stephen King novel. We all know that Stephen King’s novels are known to be on the gory and psychologically horrifying side of the book spectrum and ‘The Geralds’ Game’ was no exception. The movie was directed by Mike Flanagan who is known for directing the hit Netflix original series, ‘The Haunting of Hill House.’

This story is about a young couple who are on a romantic getaway to rekindle their relationship and find their old spark again but the getaway soon turns into their very own nightmare! It’s true blood curdle filled with handcuffs, heart-attacks, and horror. 


5. Poltergeist (1982)

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Are you in the mood for a classic horror film? Look no further than ‘The Poltergeist.’ This 1982 classic is to this day a hit and a favorite among horror film fanatics. This movie tells the story of a little family from Orange County, California whose home is the victim of vicious malevolent spirits that abduct their young daughter.

The poltergeist, according to many mythologies is actually one of the most malevolent kinds of spirits because they revel in teasing and taunting their victims in the most horrifying ways. It’s hilarious to them to hear their victim screaming in agony.


4. Terrifier (2017)

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Clowns although were created to make people laugh but as it turned out their mere look gives nightmares to many children and adults alike. Maybe it was their freaky smile or their painted faces but whatever it was, a clown, known as ‘Art’, was the main antagonist in the horror movie ‘Terrifier.’ 

Art is shown to be a very murder happy clown who takes extreme joy in maiming, mutilating, dismembering and mercilessly ripping apart innocent people. His way of doing all this would scare even the toughest of hearts and even the most ardent of gorehounds.

Many viewers actually complained after watching the movie that crossed the bounds of decency so if you are looking for a movie that will make you want to hurl, scream, and cry your eyes out then the Terrifier is waiting for you on Netflix.


3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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The Silence of the Lambs is one of those movies that stays with you long after the credits have rolled and the day is dust. It’s iconic in every way imaginable and this was very well proven when it won an Oscar for being the Best Picture along with winning all top 5 categories.

The story told in the Silence of the Lambs is something that touches and terrifies your heart all thanks to the brilliant performances of Jodie Foster and because the villain portrayed in it is something deeply rooted in our reality even to this day. 


2. The Witch (2015)

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This horror story is set in 17th century New England. Directed by Robert Eggers, this particular horror story was not one where your heart was constantly trying to jump out of your chest but it actually instilled a deeper sense of foreboding that was difficult to get rid even after the end of the film.

It was the kind of dread that once it had made its way under your skin it would never let you go. A story told in the most chilling manner ‘The Witch’ is a mainstream horror film brought to life in a way that exceeded expectations. The Witch is a story about witchcraft, faith, family, love, and religion.


1. The Conjuring (2013)

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We all know that the scariest horror stories are always the ones have a lick of truth in them. And ‘The Conjuring’ is a story that was based on true events. This blockbuster paranormal film was directed by James Wan. Wan was known before ‘The Conjuring’ as a wiz in the ‘torture porn’ genre.

He was quite successful in that field of work but became even more successful when he gave us one of the most haunted stories ever to be seen or heard of. A story that quite literally caused a few heart-attacks when witnessed in the cinemas. The story takes us to Harrisville, Rhode Island, wherein a large family was being targeted by a malevolent spirit. The movie is old-fashioned yet it is absolutely gold.


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