It’s harder to choose a movie than to see it. We help you with a selection of horror movies currently available on Netflix.
It’s that time of year when you lock yourself indoors for a thrilling evening. You certainly don’t want to see a comedy to celebrate Halloweenright?
If you look out over the ocean of streaming platforms, there is a lot of choice. Indeed, too much.
Don’t you get the feeling that there are far more movies and series than we’d ever get to see? Oh yes… and it could be a good subject for a film: an engaged couple must choose a horror movie to watchwhen at some point streaming content comes to life and they invade houses, streets, cities devouring humans. Not bad, right?
But let’s get back to your research. Anything It, Annabelle, The Conjuring, Hereditary, The Witch, Midsommar or Doctor Sleep. Not famous titles, but a list of horror movies on Netflixwhich you may have glimpsed in the platform interface but haven’t decided to see yet.
Netflix: must-see horror movies perfect for Halloween
- #Alive (2020)
- The Whole Truth (2021)
- The Ritual (2017)
- The Silence (2019)
- Nightbooks (2021)
- In the Tall Grass (2019)
- Kadaver (2020)
How much we like the film and serial production of South Korea? Very! #Alive it’s a Netflix original horror in which the young protagonist, a boy passionate about video games who spends his days live streaming with friends, gets stuck in his apartment during a pandemic that turns people into zombies. On TV he follows the news on the chaos that is increasing until communications are cut off and he can only hope to be rescued. By whom, we don’t know. After running out of supplies and in a moment of desperation, the boy records a farewell message, ready to take his own life, but at that moment a laser pointer attracts his attention.
The Whole Truth (2021)
This is a title to choose if you are looking for something different from the usual. Not so much for the content, but for the setting. The Whole Truth it’s a movie thai horror starring a teenage brother and sister. When their mother is involved in a car accident, the two are taken by their grandparents who lodge them in their house and invite them to settle in the room that was once their mother’s. There is a hole in one wall in this room. A strange hole. And from this moment other strange things begin to happen revealing disturbing secrets about their family.
The Ritual (2017)
Four friends decide to embark on an excursion to honor the memory of a deceased friend of theirs, who was killed during a robbery in which he was involved. They travel through Swedish wilderness when suddenly one of them twists his knee. The solution is to take a shortcut in the hope of shortening the excursion time and reaching civilization as soon as possible. In the forest they have to cross, however, pitfalls lurkmysterious entities, rituals and sacrifices. The ritual is an Anglo-Canadian horror film, filmed in Romania which acts as a stand-in for Sweden in the story.
The Silence (2019)
You liked the two A Quiet Place? Well, here we have a German-US co-production that borrows a number of elements from those films. Entitled The Silencethe story of this sci-fi horror yes takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where terrifying creatures have invaded the Earth and they hunt humans through the sounds they make. A teenager, who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in an isolated place, but come across a disturbing cult that wants to exploit the little girl’s enhanced senses. The film was shot in Canada. Among the cast you can recognize Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto and John Corbettwhile the young woman is played by Kiernan Shipka.
This is the only film on the list that can be seen by young viewers, ideally aged 7 and over. Nightbooks – Stories of fear is a Netflix original film and tells of two children held captive by an evil witch played by Krysten Ritter (which many of you have already seen in the Breaking Bad and Jessica Jones series). A little boy fond of horror stories suddenly wakes up one night in an unfamiliar place, discovering that he has been captured by the witch Natacha. To escape certain death, the boy must tell her a new scary story every night. Searching the woman’s magical apartment, he meets a captive girl like him. To be able to escape, the two will have to use all their cunning and ingenuity.
In the Tall Grass (2019)
Among the countless screen adaptations of books by Stephen King, this may have gone relatively unnoticed. Can weed scare you? According to what is written in the novel of the same name since king of horror together with his son Joseph King (who goes by the pseudonym Joe Hill), the answer is yes. It’s up to you whether the version of this story made for Netflix and signed by the Canadian director Vincenzo Natali be good. The story begins with the cries of a little boy who has lost his bearings In the tall grass. Becky and her brother Cal decide to come to her aid, but are trapped by a sinister force that disorients and separates them. Cut yourself off from the world and prisoners of the oppressive grip of the placethey quickly realize that in that field it is better to be lost than found.
If you are in the right spirit of wanting to give a chance to a Norwegian horror filmyou can choose to view Cadaver. The story tells of a famine caused by a nuclear disaster. An exhausted family believes a miracle is unfolding when a local hotel does a charity work to help people in need. Needy and hungry are invited to attend a theatrical performance which includes a hearty lunch. The family decides to go to the hotel, where the manager announces that the entire building will be used as a stage for the show. The audience is given masks to distinguish themselves from the actors. However, the representation takes an ominous turn when some spectators vanish into thin air.