5 Best horror movies on Netflix

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If you’re looking for scary movies, then Netflix has a lot to offer. There is no specific time or day to watch a horror movie as am sure any true horror fan is going to relate, Netflix provides the perfect solution to our spontaneous problem. You do not have to rent or buy DVDs to watch a movie or wait for October for new horror movies to come because now everything is available on Netflix for better and for worse.

In today’s world, you can relax in your home while watching a nerve-wracking horror movie available on several OTT platforms, especially on Netflix. Things have become so easy that you don’t even have to search the entire Netflix feed for horror movies. For the unversed, first, you have to go to movies and select the horror genre and there you have multiple options of horror movies right under your fingertips. Other OTT platforms like HBO, Hulu, and Prime Video also have some of the best horror movies which you can also watch but the following is the list of the top 5 horror movies on Netflix:

The Ring (2002)

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Netflix has recently added The Ring to its collection of horror movies. The movie is directed by Gore Verbinski, and stars Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, and Brian Cox. This movie is an American remake of the movie Ring (1998) of Japanese origin. It’s based on a supernatural novel by Koji Suzuki. Rachel Keller, played by Naomi Watts, wants to learn about a videotape that has been circulating that allegedly causes the viewer to die within seven days. After seeing the tape herself, she finds herself stuck as the new victim. She can either wait for the seven days clock or stop the chain.

Lights Out (2016)

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The movie is based on Sandberg’s 2013 short film. The movie is directed by David F. Sandberg, and stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, and Maria Bello . The movie follows as Teresa Palmer who’s playing Rebecca manages to confront her fears and struggles to protect her brother, played by Gabriel Bateman from a vengeful entity who was attached to her mother played by Maria Bello.

Zombieland (2009)

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This is a horror-comedy zombie movie that is best suited for Shaun of the Dead. Zombieland is directed by Ruben Fleischer, stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin. The film focuses on Columbus, played by Eisenberg, who is a young man who has a habit of running from reality. In this movie, the world is captured by the zombies and Columbus is forced to go out of his comfort. Unfortunately, Zombieland 2 is not on Netflix yet but now we know that Zombieland is popular enough to have a sequel movie. It has an amazing plot and there are several zombie movies to compete with it.

His House (2020)

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The movie is based on the story One written by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables. This movie is very well recognized over the world, it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020 before COVID-19 hit. His House is directed by Remi Weeks starring Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, and Matt Smith. This movie has been rated 100% on rotten tomatoes so the reviews are pretty high. His House is a Netflix Original movie that is truly scary. The story focuses on a couple who somehow escapes South Sudan during the war for a peaceful life in an English town but that does not last for them because after arriving they discover that something is fishy with their new residency.

 Incantation (2022)

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This movie is inspired by the true events of a family who were a bunch of cult worshippers in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This movie is very popular and is called one of the scariest Taiwanese movies. The movie is directed by Kevin Ho starring Tsai Hsuan-yen, Huang Sin-ting, Kao Ying-hsuan, Sean Lin, and RQ. This movie is famous not only in Taiwan but critics also appreciated this movie very well.