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The most chilling horror movies streaming on Netflix.

From spine-tingling originals to chilling classics, there's plenty on Netflix to appease horror fans.

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For most sensible folks with a moderately healthy heart, horror is a genre not to be binge-watched. But if you’re up for a challenge, spooking yourself silly is easy if you own a Netflix subscription.

Top 10 horror movies on Netflix

1922 (2017)

The two takeaways you should get from 1922: Some secrets don’t stay buried, and inside every man is another, more conniving man. In this Netflix original adaptation of a Stephen King classic, a simple-yet-proud rancher conspires to murder his wife for financial gain and to prevent his land from being lost in a divorce. After convincing his son to be an accessory, the deed is done, the law is successfully thrown off and then the real troubles begin.

Cast:

  • Thomas Jane as Wilfred James
  • Neal McDonough as Harlan Cotterie
  • Molly Parker as Arlette James
  • Dylan Schmid as Henry James
  • Kaitlyn Bernard as Shannon Cotterie

In the Tall Grass (2019)


During a long road trip, brother and sister Cal and Becky hear the cries of a young boy lost in a field alongside the road. Feeling particularly compassionate, they wade through the grass in an attempt to find him — only to fall victim to the same fate. Trapped and confused in long blades of grass, the concept of time fading, it takes the help of an outsider to rescue them all.

Cast:

  • Laysla De Oliveira as Becky DeMuth
  • Avery Whitted as Cal DeMuth
  • Patrick Wilson as Ross Humboldt
  • Will Buie Jr. as Tobin Humboldt
  • Harrison Gilbertson as Travis McKean

The Amityville Horror (2005)

If you’ve ever seen The Shining, then you understand what kind of sinister power can lie within walls. Based on a true story, this remake chronicles the Lutz family of five as they settle into a Long Island home — with a history.

Despite knowing what happened to the family who lived there before them, the Lutzes move in. Even as George begins acting strangely and daughter Chelsea starts seeing people, they stay. It isn’t until 28 days later, when the worst happens and the truth comes out, do they try to find a way out of their dream house.

Cast:

  • Ryan Reynolds as George Lutz
  • Melissa George as Kathy Lutz
  • Jesse James as Billy Lutz
  • Chloe Grace Moretz as Chelsea Lutzs
  • Jimmy Bennett as Michael Lutz

Eerie (2019)

Full of the supernatural, Eerie isn’t the typical horror movie full of gore. When a student of an all-girls Catholic school dies by suicide, everyone is on edge. As the clairvoyant guidance counselor, Pat, sifts through the information and befriends a former student, she uncovers the Church parish’s grim past.

Cast:

  • Bea Alonzo as Pat Consolacion
  • Charo Santos-Concio as Mother Alice
  • Jake Cuenca as Julian Castro
  • Maxene Magalona as Sister Mia
  • Mary Joy Apostol as Clara

Don’t Knock Twice (2016)

The urban legend of a demonic witch resurfaces when Chloe and her boyfriend, Danny, test it out for themselves. Shortly after the prank, Danny goes missing and Chloe moves in with her estranged mother and stepfather. It isn’t long before the demon finds her and begins haunting the house.

Nobody truly knows what to make of the odd incidents surrounding Chloe, but everybody has a theory.

Cast:

  • Katee Sackhoff as Jess
  • Lucy Boynton as Chloe
  • Richard Mylan as Ben
  • Nick Moran as Boardman
  • Jordan Bolger as Danny

Gerald’s Game (2017)

Another adaptation of a Stephen King novel for you — sometimes all a marriage needs is a little spice. When Gerald whips up a game of handcuffs and role-play, there is little Jessie can do but comply.

Things take a turn for the worse when the game doesn’t go as planned, leaving Jessie all alone in an empty house still handcuffed. A good portion of the movie dives into Jessie’s psyche as she figures how to survive a lover’s weekend gone wrong, all while facing her inner demons.

Cast:

  • Carla Gugino as Jesse Burlingame
  • Bruce Greenwood as Gerald Burlingame
  • Chiara Aurelia as Young Jessie
  • Carel Struycken as Moonlight Man
  • Henry Thomas as Tom

Train to Busan (2016)

When South Korea goes to hell in a handbasket at the sudden emergence of fast zombies, the government declares martial law. Considering this predicament, a concerned father opts to escape with his daughter to Busan, a city that has reportedly fended off the viral outbreak. Slight problem: The only choice in seating is between one car packed window-to-window with undead cannibals and the other with horrified escapees making very, very bad decisions.

Cast:

  • Yoo Gong as Seok-woo
  • Dong-seok Ma as Sang-hwa
  • Yu-mi Jung as Seong-kyeong
  • Woo-sik Choi as Yong-guk
  • Su-an Kim as Soo-an

Before I Wake (2016)

Two adoptive parents have no idea what they’re signing up for when they take in 8-year-old Cody. When they discover Cody has trouble sleeping, they chalk it up to his shaky childhood.

Their real problems begin once they realize why he doesn’t sleep — he’s too afraid to sleep. His dreams— and nightmares— manifest into reality, which perhaps isn’t the safest personality trait.

Cast:

  • Kate Bosworth as Jessie
  • Thomas Jane as Mark
  • Jacob Tremblay as Cody
  • Annabeth Gish as Natalie
  • Jay Karnes as Peter

Cam (2018)

This movie is more of a thriller, so don’t expect much in the way of gore. When this erotic webcam performer wakes up to find herself still online, paranoia sweeps in. Someone who looks exactly like her steals her identity — and is doing everything they can to ruin her life.

The odds of this happening are slim, so … How? And why? There’s only one way to find out.

Cast

  • Madeline Brewer as Alice/Lola
  • Patch Darragh as Tinker
  • Melora Walters as Lynne
  • Michael Dempsey as Barney
  • Flora Diaz as Fox

Cloverfield (2008)

This is some of the best “found footage” you’re likely to see. Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a Godzilla 2.0 monster decides to visit Manhattan.

Told from the viewpoint of a fairly obsessed videographer with bad decision-making skills, this film documents their attempt to survive an escalating crisis and save the girl. You might even feel like you’re a part of the adventure.

Cast:

  • Lizzy Caplan as Marlena Diamond
  • Jessica Lucas as Lily Ford
  • T.J. Miller as Hudson “Hud” Platt
  • Michael Stahl-David as Rob Hawkins
  • Odette Annable as Beth McIntyre

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