20 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now for Halloween 2021

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    20 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now for Halloween 2021

    At their very best, horror films can delightfully mess with your mind long after the end credits have finished and your heart rate has finally slowed back to normal.

    As the nights draw in, the shadows lengthen this Halloween, why not treat yourself to an exemplar of the dark arts?

    Newsweek counts down the very best horror movies available to stream on Netflix this Halloween, according to film review aggregator MetaCritic.

    20. Fear Street Part Three: 1666

    2021 ‧ Supernatural ‧ 1h 54m

    Fear Street Part Three: 1666 Fear Street
    Fear Street Part Three: 1666: A colonial town in 1666, is gripped by a witch hunt that has horrific reverberations centuries later
    Chernin Entertainment

    A colonial town in 1666, is gripped by a witch hunt that has horrific reverberations centuries later.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Fear Street Part Three: 1666 sends the slasher series back in time for a trilogy-concluding installment that caps things off on a screaming high note.”

    19. The Conjuring

    2013 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 52m

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    The Conjuring: After moving into an isolated farmhouse, a family starts to experience paranormal phenomena and so consult demonologists
    Warner Bros.

    After moving into an isolated farmhouse, a family starts to experience paranormal phenomena and so consult demonologists.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Well-crafted and gleefully creepy, The Conjuring ratchets up dread through a series of effective old-school scares.”

    18. Berlin Syndrome

    2017 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 56m

    Berlin Syndrome
    Berlin Syndrome: A young woman meets a man and a night of passion ensues until matters take a horrifying turn
    Screen Australia, Aquarius Films, Film Victoria, Memento Films

    A young woman meets a man and a night of passion ensues until matters take a horrifying turn.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Berlin Syndrome offers thriller fans an uncommonly well-written descent into dangerous obsession, enlivened by taut direction and a committed performance from Teresa Palmer.”

    17. 1922

    2017 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 41m

    1922
    1922: A farmer decides to kill his wife for her money and enlists his teenage son to help
    Campfire Productions, Mist Entertainment

    A farmer decides to kill his wife for her money and enlists his teenage son to help.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: Thanks to director Zak Hilditch’s patient storytelling and strong work from lead Thomas Jane, 1922 ranks among the more satisfying Stephen King adaptations.”

    16. Cam

    2018 ‧ Horror/Mystery ‧ 1h 35m

    Cam (2018)
    Cam: A camgirl wakes to learn she has been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself in horror movie Cam
    Blumhouse Productions

    After her account is stolen by a doppelgänger, a cam girl attempts to unmask the mysterious perpetrator and regain her identity.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Smart and suspenseful, CAM is a techno-thriller that’s far more than the sum of its salacious parts—and an outstanding showcase for Madeline Brewer in the leading role.”

    15. He Never Died

    2015 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 39m

    He Never Died
    He Never Died actor Henry Rollins attends AOL Build at AOL Studios In New York on December 15, 2015 in New York City
    Bennett Raglin/WireImage/Getty Images

    A reclusive immortal who needs human flesh is cast back into the wider world by a gang of thugs and his estranged daughter.

    Film School Rejects wrote the horror movie was “laugh out loud funny thanks almost exclusively to Rollins’ delivery and reaction shots, but the acts of violence and character details are just as entertaining.”

    14. ParaNorman

    2012 ‧ Family/Comedy ‧ 1h 33m

    ParaNorman
    ParaNorman introduces a boy boasting an extraordinary ability to speak with the dead
    Laika

    A boy boasting a unique ability to talk to ghosts attempts to save his town left reeling from a deadly curse.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Beautifully animated and solidly scripted, ParaNorman will entertain (and frighten) older children while providing surprisingly thoughtful fare for their parents.”

    13. His House

    2020 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 33m

    His House
    His House: A refugee couple struggles to adjust to their new life in a rural English town with evil lurking beneath the surface
    Regency Enterprises, BBC Films, Vertigo Entertainment, Starchild Pictures

    A couple who are refugees struggles to adjust to their new life in an English town; an evil lurks beneath the surface.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Featuring genuine scares through every corridor, His House is a terrifying look at the specters of the refugee experience and a stunning feature debut for Remi Weekes.”

    12. The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    2017 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 2h 1m

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer
    Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman attend The Killing Of A Sacred Deer premiere during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival
    Getty Images/Dominique Charriau/WireImage

    Cracks in a seemingly perfect family start to show after they are visited by a troubled teenage boy.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “The Killing of a Sacred Deer continues director Yorgos Lanthimos’ stubbornly idiosyncratic streak—and demonstrates again that he is a talent not to be ignored.”

    11. The Platform

    2019 ‧ Thriller/Sci-fi ‧ 1h 34m

    The Platform
    The Platform: Prisoners in a dystopian future living in vertical cells are forced to helplessly look on as inmates in the upper cells are fed while those below starve
    Basque Films, Mr. Miyagi Films, Plataforma La Película A.I.E

    Prisoners in a dystopian future living in vertical cells are forced to helplessly look on as inmates in the upper cells are fed while those below starve.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “While it may feel muddled at times, The Platform is an inventive and captivating dystopian thriller.”

    10. Creep

    2014 ‧ Horror/Comedy horror ‧ 1h 22m

    Creep
    Creep: Filmed as found footage, an ambitious filmmaker is assigned the job of documenting a mysterious client
    Blumhouse Productions, Duplass Brothers Productions

    Filmed as found footage, an ambitious filmmaker is assigned the job of documenting a mysterious client.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “A smart, oddball take on found-footage horror, Creep is clever and well-acted enough to keep viewers on the edges of their seats.”

    9. Fever Dream

    2021 ‧ Psychological thriller ‧ 1h 33m

    Fever Dream
    Fever Dream: This movie revolves around the encounter between two mothers who stumble upon an ecological disaster
    Gran Via Productions, Paradise Falls, Fabula, Wanda Films

    This movie revolves around the encounter between two mothers who stumble upon an ecological disaster.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “The meaning of this alluring drama can feel as elusive as a Fever Dream, but it’s steadily absorbing and consistently difficult to look away.”

    8. Creep 2

    2017 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 20m

    Creep 2
    Creep 2: A daring filmmaker who enjoys creating shocking stories realises too late her error after meeting a serial killer at a remote cabin
    Blumhouse Productions

    A daring filmmaker who enjoys creating shocking stories realizes too late her error after meeting a serial killer at a remote cabin.

    Rotten Tomatoes’ critics’ consensus states: “Creep 2 has everything that made the original work and more—more laughs, more awkwardness, more unsettling terror.”

    7. Vampires vs. the Bronx

    2020 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 26m

    Vampires vs. the Bronx
    Vampires vs. the Bronx: Three teenagers from a New York neighborhood stumble upon a sinister plot to suck all the life from their tight-knit community
    Broadway Video, Caviar

    Three teenagers from a New York neighborhood stumble upon a sinister plot to suck all the life from their tight-knit community.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “In the sharp, socially conscious battle of Vampires vs. the Bronx, comedy and horror blend brilliantly – and the audience is the winner.”

    6. Gerald’s Game

    2017 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 43m

    Gerald's Game
    Gerald’s Game: A woman is forced to fight to survive after her husband dies unexpectedly during foreplay, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame in a secluded house
    Intrepid Pictures

    A woman is forced to fight to survive after her husband dies unexpectedly during foreplay, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame in a secluded house.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Carla Gugino carries Gerald’s Game’s small-scale suspense with a career-defining performance.”

    5. I’m Thinking Of Ending Things

    2020 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 2h 14m

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things
    I’m Thinking of Ending Things centres around a woman who goes to visit her new boyfriend’s parents
    Likely Story, Projective Testing Service

    A woman quickly regrets travelling with her new boyfriend to his parents’ secluded home.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Aided by stellar performances from Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons, I’m Thinking of Ending Things finds writer-director Charlie Kaufman grappling with the human condition as only he can.”

    4. It Comes at Night

    2017 ‧ Horror/Mystery ‧ 1h 37m

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    It Comes at Night: Following an apocalyptic event, two families are forced to share a house, but their friendship decays into distrust and paranoia
    A24

    Following an apocalyptic event, two families are forced to share a house, but their friendship decays into distrust and paranoia.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “It Comes at Night makes lethally effective use of its bare-bones trappings while proving once again that what’s left unseen can be just as horrifying as anything on the screen.”

    3. Raw

    2016 ‧ Horror/Drama ‧ 1h 39m

    Raw
    Raw: After a strict vegetarian teen eats raw meat for the first time she immediately encounters unexpectedly horrific consequences
    Petit Film, Rouge International, Frakas Productions, Ezekiel Film Production, Wild Bunch

    After a strict vegetarian teen eats raw meat for the first time she immediately encounters unexpectedly horrific consequences.

    Rotten Tomatoes’ critics’ consensus states: “Raw’s lurid violence and sexuality live up to its title, but they’re anchored with an immersive atmosphere and deep symbolism that linger long after the provocative visuals fade.”

    2. Under the Shadow

    2016 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 24m

    Under the Shadow
    Under the Shadow: A Tehran woman caring for her daughter while her husband is at war believes she has a supernatural visitor
    Wigwam Films

    This Persian-language psychological horror film finds a mother and daughter starting to believe a missile the destroyed their house could have been carrying evil Middle-Eastern spirits.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Under the Shadow deftly blends seemingly disparate genres to deliver an effective chiller with timely themes and thought-provoking social subtext.”

    1. Jaws

    975 ‧ Adventure/Thriller ‧ 2h 4m

    Jaws
    American actor Richard Dreyfuss (left) (as marine biologist Hooper) and British author and actor Robert Shaw (as shark fisherman Quint) look off the stern of Quint’s fishing boat the ‘Orca’ at the terrifying approach of the mechanical giant shark dubbed ‘Bruce’ in a scene from the film ‘Jaws’ directed by Steven Spielberg, 1975
    Universal Pictures/Getty Images

    Yes, yes whether or not it even is a horror movie is the subject of much debate. But according to Metacritic it is.

    A police chief, oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy after an insatiable great white shark terrorizes locals.

    Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Compelling, well-crafted storytelling and a judicious sense of terror ensure Steven Spielberg’s Jaws has remained a benchmark in the art of delivering modern blockbuster thrills.

    Published at Sun, 31 Oct 2021 18:00:01 +0000

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