5 Chilling Horror Movies on Netflix That Are Unmissable
Winter may be over, but we do occasionally enjoy a good chill in the bone induced by our favourite unsettling horror movies. The horror genre has greatly evolved over the years and now since the content is king, only the most creatively robust ones thrive. Every horror movie connoisseur will agree that it takes a lot of weeding to stumble upon a chilling cinema experience that is truly worth your time. Serial killer on the loose, mysterious woman under the stairs and paintings that come alive are so 2012 – we want more! Well, we’re here to save you from that strenuous sieving process. Here’s a list of 5 incredible horror movies on Netflix that will give you the heebie-jeebies (that you crave, we know!) and are totally worth your time.
A young couple, after a traumatically turbulent escape from war-torn South Sudan, is granted asylum in a town in England. While they think they have finally overcome their struggles with a home that is more lavish than they could have ever imagined, they realise that they aren’t alone in their abode. With evil lurking at every nook and cranny, they ask themselves – be brave or bolt?
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Set against the backdrop of the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s, Under the Shadow is a clutter-breaker that captures the story of a woman trying to protect her daughter from an evil djinn trying to possess her. She struggles with the thought of losing her husband to the war and contemplating what’s worse – the horrors outside, or the ones within her home. This unsettling piece of cinema captures the fright of the war and the infestation of supernatural forces married to thought-provoking social themes.
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
…and he’s done it again! Who? Mike Flanagan, of course! This home invasion thriller follows the story of a deaf-mute writer who fights for her life when a masked killer tries to break into her home. What makes this film interesting? Sensory deprivation! We can hear everything he says… she can’t. An unmissable plot that will have you jittery and at the edge of your seat.
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
1922 is one of the best horror book-to-screen adaptations of Stephen King’s novella. This American horror drama follows the tale of a farmer’s conspiracy to murder his wife for financial gain and his conviction that helps him convince his teenage boy to participate. Except… the consequences are grave (pardon the pun), of the act, as well as the movie. An unshakeable menace that lingers – it’s truly unmissable.
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
No matter how much you deny it, you cannot possibly resist a good old-fashioned haunted house plot. Girl On The Third Floor is exactly that, yet so much more. With a fresh spin on the genre, the plot encapsulates the story of a man who remodels an old Victorian home only to find out that it’s also inhabited by paranormal forces. This clever 2019 release directed and co-written by Travis Stevens boasts great practical effects and an impractical sense of humour that has created a cinema piece so chilling, you will be glued to your couch. Don’t forget to occasionally turn around!
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%