Horror movies are loved by all, whether people like to admit it or not. Sometimes it’s the thrill or gore or the fear of the unknown that pulls us into the genre. The entire experience of watching it in dark with your friends makes it worthwhile. Here is a list of some of the movies that will make you jump out of your seat and you can feel the chill run down your spine. We dug through Netflix and chose must-watch movies that will make you hold your breath in anticipation of something gory hitting your screen.
Things Heard and Seen
Bird Box (2018)
Bird Box is a movie that will cause chills all over your body. How do you fight your enemy when you can’t even see it? Well, that’s exactly what Bird Box will take you through.
The world is hit by a perplexing creature that cannot be seen by anyone because if you see it you die. The movie focuses on the survival of a mother and her children. Bird Box brings an interesting twist in the middle of the movie which kindly just adds to the terrific essence of the movie.
Main Actors: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich
Director: Susanne Bier
The Things Heard and Seen (2021)
A family moves into a new house and soon starts to suspect dark secrets taking residence in the house. Catherine feeling alone in the house finds a Bible that tracks the deaths of the previous owners of the house, and some names that are crossed out. When more people starting working in the house, some of them discover some of those great secrets.
What is the great secret that the family holds? Will it be revealed to the elders in the house?
Main Actors: Amanda Seyfried, James Norton, Natalia Dyer
Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Is about the Graham family who learns about the sinister fate that they have inherited after the matriarch of their family dies. Her daughter and granddaughter begin to discover the terrifying secrets that their ancestors held. However, they can never outrun the forbidding fate of their family.
It is a slow and crawling build-up that will reveal to you the sinister fate of the Graham family. It is a movie with great cinematography and great performances by all the actors. It will bring the feeling of being at home, especially for people from dysfunctional or abusive homes.
Main Actors: Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Toni Collette
Director: Ari Aster
Must Watch Horror Movies on Netflix
Sinister is about this one true-crime writer named Ellison Oswald who is in a slump and has not had a best seller in the past ten years. Due to which he has become extremely desperate for a hit novel. During the same time, he discovers the mystery deaths in a family, he takes it on and decides to solve the mystery himself. For this, he moves his family to the victim’s house to discover the unknown. When he starts looking into the case, through the video clips and other clues he discovers the presence of a supernatural force in the house.
Will Ellison still risk his family’s life to solve the mystery? Or will he be able to escape his family out of that place? Wait for the bone-chilling sensations that movie is gonna make you feel.
Main Actors: Ethan Hawke, James Ransone, Nicholas King, Juliet Rylance
Director: Scott Derrickson
Insidious Chapter 2 (2013)
*Watch Insidious(2010) first*
The son of the Lambert family was possessed by an evil spirit and soon after he is free of the possession, Lamberts get ready for their life to return to normal. However, there is something that is still a little off about in the family, someone else in the family possessed now. To get free of the new possession, Lorraine and her ghost-hunting friends investigate the past to save the future of the Lambert family.
Insidious along with its horror genre will also expose you to the great bonds of friendship as they try to hunt down the past to get rid of the ghost possession.
Main Actors: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins
Director: James Wan
After the death of their unborn baby, Kate and John decide to adopt a child. They instantly feel drawn to a child named Esther, at the orphanage and they soon get her home. When a series of strange events start to unfold, Kate starts to suspecting something very secretive and dangerous about Esther.
What is this terrifying fact about that Kate discovers? Will Kate be able to save her family from Esther? These questions will be answered the moment sit down to watch the movie. It will take you down the lane of fear, it will make you want to save the characters yourself. Well, the truth about Esther is a terrifying one.
Main Actors: Isabelle Fuhrman, Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard
Director: James Collet-Serra
Eli Miller is a young boy suffering from a rare disease, it causes him allergic reactions when outdoors. Hence, he is forced to live inside of his house. His parents consult Dr. Isabella and later the Eli is found trapped in a house that is haunted.
Main Actors: Sadie Sink, Charlie Shotwell, Kelly Reilly, Lily Taylor
Director: Ciaran Foy
The Ring (2002)
One of the most famous horror movies of our generation and a must watch on Netflix, The Ring is about a videotape that leaves people only seven days of life after they watch it. No one pays attention to this terrific videotape until four teenagers die seven days right after they hear the videotape which draws the attention of a newspaper reporter Rachel. He decides to watch the videotape and now has only one week to solve the case.
What does the videotape do to people? Will Rachel be able to solve the mystery? Or will he also die after seven days of watching the videotape? Watch the movie to know more.
Main Actors: Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Daveigh Chase
Director: Gore Verbinski
Chloe has been completely controlled by her mother, Diana. She is the one who raised Chloe and has been with her since her birth. However, growing up as a teenager, Chloe starts to discover her mother’s dark secrets that she has been hiding. Which then, Chloe decides to investigate further.
Main Actors: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Onalee Ames, Sara Sohn
Director: Aneesh Chaganty