The 30 Best Horror Movies on Netflix, According to Critics – Newsweek

Offering vampires, zombies and ghosts galore, horror movies are certainly not for the faint-hearted.

But if you are ready to be freaked out, Newsweek has compiled the top-rated in the horror genre on Netflix, according to MetaCritic review aggregates.

After a woman's building is struck by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War, a superstitious neighbor becomes convinced the missile was cursed and 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."

Three filmmakers venture into Maryland's forest to shoot a documentary on a local legend, The Blair Witch. They are never heard from again and their footage is discovered one year later.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Full of creepy campfire scares, mock-doc The Blair Witch Project keeps audiences in the dark about its titular villain, proving once more that imagination can be as scary as anything onscreen."

A family man (played by Joel Edgerton) discovers the evil pervading his home is only the precursor to the horrors originating from within.

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."

A woman takes a road trip with her new boyfriend to his family farm, where they are trapped during a winter storm.

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."

A woman battles to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame in a remote country house.

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

Young friends from the Bronx battle to save their neighborhood from a pack of vampires.

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."

A filmmaker looking for work visits a remote house in the forest to meet someone claiming to be a serial killer.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Creep 2 has everything that made the original work and moremore laughs, more awkwardness, more unsettling terror."

Tension builds when a man arrives at a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife and her new husband.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "The Invitation makes brilliant use of its tension-rich premise to deliver a uniquely effectiveand surprisingly cleverslow-building thriller."

A filmmaker answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain house.

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."

Prisoners living in vertically stacked cells watch hungrily as food descends from above.

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

A charismatic surgeon (played by Colin Farrell) has no choice but to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life begins to disintegrate.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "The Killing of a Sacred Deer continues director Yorgos Lanthimos' stubbornly idiosyncratic streakand demonstrates again that he is a talent not to be ignored."

Four eccentric strangers group together to survive the zombie apocalypse and travel through the southwestern U.S.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Wickedly funny and featuring plenty of gore, Zombieland is proof that the zombie subgenre is far from dead."

A refugee couple struggles to settle into their new life in a provincial English town with an evil lurking 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."

A local boy attempts to save his rural town when it is is held under siege by zombies.

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."

A social outcast begins on a bloody quest to save his long-lost daughter from criminals.

Noel Murray of the Los Angeles Times wrote: "He Never Died isn't as fleshed out as it could be, but what the film lacks in vivid supporting characters and rich plotting it gets back from [Henry] Rollins, whose innate charisma carries the film."

A camgirl wakes to learn she has been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself.

Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times writes: "An online sex worker has her identity hijacked in this unusual techno-thriller with an oddly feminist twist."

This horror based on a Stephen King short story finds a rancher conspiring to murder his wife.

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."

If you enjoy it, check out these other movies based on King's work.

A passionate holiday romance results in a sinister and obsessive relationship.

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."

A troubled woman on the edge of divorce moves in with her sister and embarks on a vicious crusade of revenge.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Violation presents a powerful depiction of one woman's traumaand its uncomfortably gripping aftermath."

Two paranormal investigators attempt to save a family terrorized by a dark presence in their remote home.

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

Two girls left alone at their isolated prep school during winter recess encounter some terrifying events.

Michael O'Sullivan of The Washington Post wrote: "Although very little happens in the way of traditional horror-movie jump-scares, Blackcoat builds and builds toward a profoundly disquieting sense that something really bad is coming."

A couple adopts a sweet eight-year-old boy who is terrified of falling asleep.

Jeffrey Anderson of Common Sense Media writes: "This long-delayed fantasy-horror movie comes from a very talented director, Mike Flanagan, and has some interesting aspects."

A deaf woman enjoying life alone in the woods encounters a masked killer at her window.

Reviewer Chris Stuckmann writes: "An intelligent thriller that finds almost constant ways to introduce blood-curdling tension."

The relationship of a couple celebrating their first anniversary at a secluded cabin unravels.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Smart, stylish, and well-acted, What Keeps You Alive proves it's still possible to spin an engrossing horror yarn without fundamentally altering established formula."

A young woman moves to a remote mountain mansion lled with secrets threatening to engulf her.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Crimson Peak offers an engaging albeit somewhat slight diversion driven by a delightfully creepy atmosphere and director Guillermo del Toro's brilliant knack for unforgettable visuals."

A man attempting to renovate his dilapidated home for his family discovers the building has a terrifying secret.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Girl on the Third Floor proves a good old-fashioned haunted house story can still be entertainingand put a fresh spin on established genre formula."

A single mother enlists occult investigators when she and her children encounter paranormal events in their home.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "The Conjuring 2 can't help but lose a bit of its predecessor's chilly sting through familiarity, but what remains is still a superior ghost story told with spine-tingling skill."

A teenage girl and the robot she is raised by are tested by a stranger's unexpected arrival.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Suspenseful, well-acted, and intelligent, I Am Mother is an ambitious sci-fi story that largely achieves its impressive aims."

A pair of New Orleans paramedics encounter a series of mysterious and horrifying accidents.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Synchronic sets off on an intriguingly idiosyncratic journey that should satisfy fans of Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's earlier work."

A man searching for the wolves that killed three children unravels a harrowing mystery.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Hold the Dark's unsettling aesthetic offers more of what filmgoers expect from director Jeremy Saulnierand is often enough to prop up shaky narrative underpinnings."

Continued here:
The 30 Best Horror Movies on Netflix, According to Critics - Newsweek

Related Post

Reviewed and Recommended by Erik Baquero
This entry was posted in Horror Movie. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.