I love all things creepy, scary and spooky. I’m most at home when I’m reading something unsettling on the internet, which is why this is my favorite time of year. I’m really glad for the rise in creepy culture, with Gone Girl and Making A Murderer gaining popularity for all things that scare you shitless.
With that in mind, here are a few of our favorite terrifying movies that are available on Netflix so you can chill out and get ready to be creeped out…
The Babadook plays on our childish fears of the monster under the bed. It’s a masterful psychological horror that is really worth watching. It deals with Amelia and Samuel, a mother and son who are coping with grief. Amelia lost her husband and his death has changed her profoundly. But when her son brings home a strange book about Mister Babadook, terrifying things start to happen.
A legendary horror movie for a reason. It breaks the rules because it’s subversive and fun to watch, and also, pretty funny. Plus, it’s got all our favorite nineties stars in it. What’s not to love? If you’re in the mood for something a little lighter – start with this.
The Amityville Horror
The original ‘haunted house’ movie got a remake. The Amityville Horror is ‘based on a true story’ and stars Ryan Reynolds and an adorable Chloe Grace Moretz.
Umm okay, so my boyfriend screamed out loud at this one. If you like jump scares and an immersive story that actually gets you to put down your phone, this is the film for you. It features a family who move into a house and feel as though something is not right. Convinced it’s haunted, they move. But it turns out it’s not the house that’s haunted, and what ensues is genuinely terrifying. The ending itself is all kinds of scary. I loved it!
The Woman In Black
If the trailer doesn’t scare you too much, you should definitely watch this. I read the book at University and loved it, and I feel like the film does a really great job of transferring that unnerving edge-of-your-seat kind of scary that you need to see. Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) is a lawyer who has to stay in the creepiest house on earth to put a deceased woman’s affairs in order. But once he arrives, he finds out that he’s not alone in the house at all.
Classic ghostly horror!
Back when I was at Uni I watched this with my housemates and then felt far too scared to go to bed. It plays on our fears of being watched, of something unseen lurking around the house, and it’s just creepy. Of course, watching it in a movie theater would have been genuinely more terrifying – but sticking Netflix on and hiding behind a pillow isn’t a bad idea either.
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