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Posted on Oct 31, 2015

13 Horror Films On Netflix UK Guaranteed To Scare The Shit Out Of You

Netflix and kill.

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1. The Babadook (2014)

IFC Films

Director: Jennifer Kent

Staring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall

The hottest horror film of 2014, and with reason. William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist, called it the most terrifying film he'd ever seen. The director of the goddamn Exorcist.

2. The House of the Devil (2009)

MPI Media Group

Director: Ti West

Starring: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov

A '70s influenced, slow-burner by acclaimed horror directer Ti West. Definitely avoid this movie if you're babysitting in a stranger's house this Halloween.

3. Cube (1997)

Trimark Pictures

Director: Vincenzo Natali

Starring: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett

This small budget Canadian psychological horror movie is essentially the Saw series mixed with ITV's The Cube, minus Phillip Schofield obviously.

4. The Omen (1976)

20th Century Fox

Director: Vincenzo Natali

Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens

How do you create a terrifying horror villain out of a young child? Simple, you make that child the actual living Devil. You'll never look at anyone called Damien in the same way again.

5. Housebound (2014)

Semi-Professional Pictures

Director: Gerard Johnstone

Starring: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru

One of the best horror/comedies to emerge in recent years, this New Zealand film packs laughs and scares in equal measures.

6. Carrie (2013)


Director: Kimberly Peirce

Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde

Don't be put off by the fact this movie is a remake of a horror classic, this reboot of a beloved Stephen King classic holds up on its own, with a great starring performance by Chloë Grace Moretz playing the title character.

7. The Mist (2007)


Director: Frank Darabont

Starring: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

Another adaptation of a story from the king of horror, Stephen King, this time featuring a group of people holed up in a supermarket while a creature-ridden mist envelops the outside world.

8. The Devil's Rejects (2005)


Director: Rob Zombie

Starring: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley

The Devil's Rejects serves as the sequel to Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses, and picks up where that film left off – although the film stands alone, so there's no need to waste time watching the first.

9. Scream (1996)

Dimension Films

Director: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

With the movie inspired TV series currently airing on Netflix, now is the perfect time to enjoy this witty, yet terrifying, slasher movie from acclaimed horror director Wes Craven.

10. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Artisan Entertainment

Directors: Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez

Starring: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard

Before the found footage format was overdone to death, this movie stood out as a breath of fresh air amongst the over-produced, over-formulated horror movies flooding the nation's cinemas. Relive the future classic, and remind yourself what made it so great.

11. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Universal Pictures

Director: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher

Featuring one of the most gruesome transformation scenes in the history of cinema, this movie is a must watch for body horror fans.

12. Creep (2014)

The Orchard

Director: Patrick Brice

Starring: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass

Another movie in the found footage genre, this directoral debut by Patrick Brice takes the format back to its low budget, character driven roots.

13. Insidious (2011)


Director: James Wan

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins

Not relying on gore or cheap shocks to scare its audience, this supernatural movie is guaranteed to chill you to the bone.

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