TV and Movies·Updated on Jul 1, 2022I Ranked The 54 Best Horror Films Available On Netflix Right NowSummer of horror!by Jeremy HayesBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Are you into "Netflix and spooky"? Well, this is the list for you! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. Animation IMPORTANT NOTE: I'm not what one would call a "horror film critic." You won't find me making an hourlong video essay on a movie about alien clowns. I enjoy watching horror from beautiful thrillers to Syfy channel flicks. Before you dive into the ranking, check out some of the newest horror movie additions for Netflix this month: John Carpenter's Vampires Sony Pictures Releasing "Vengeful vampire slayer Jack Crow meets his match in powerful kingpin Jan Valek, who seeks a talisman that will let bloodsuckers hunt in daylight."Never seen it, but anything by John Carpenter gets automatically added to my watchlist. I don't make the rules. Blair Witch (Available July 3) Lionsgate "In search of his missing sister, a young man, accompanied by his friends, ventures into a cursed forest inhabited by a horrific legend."I actually like this one. Didn't blow me away, but had some good moments and felt more in the spirit of the original than the original sequel. Here's my list of the best horror movies currently on Netflix: 1. The Ritual Netflix "Four friends with a long-standing — but strained — connection take a hiking trip into the Swedish wilderness, from which they may never return."My favorite Netflix movie. It really convinced me to give other Netflix movies a shot. I usually love any "lost in the woods" movie, and any kind of creature feature is fun. There is clearly something out there, but what is it? 2. Creep Netflix "When a cash-strapped videographer takes a job in a remote mountain town, he finds that the client has some unsettling ideas in mind."This might easily be the best movie I've seen this year. It's different, showcases wonderful performances, it's great from start to finish, and above all else...it is creepy. I highly recommend if you have not had the pleasure of watching this masterpiece. 3. Don't Listen Estudio V "After a tragic turn of events at the new home he's fixing up, Daniel hears a ghostly plea for help, spurring him to seek out a famous paranormal expert."I really loved this film. I thought it was beautifully shot, and it had moments where it almost felt like an old-school horror film. Plenty of creepy moments that actually gave me chills. I've seen a handful of Spanish horror films, but this one takes the cake. 4. The Conjuring Warner Bros. "When a family starts experiencing supernatural terrors after moving into a Rhode Island farmhouse, they seek the help of a pair of noted demonologists."This is probably the best overall film on this list. It has become so popular that I think people (including myself) don't give it the credit it deserves.The portrayal of Ed and Lorraine Warren by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga is fantastic. 5. His House Netflix "As a young couple from war-torn South Sudan seeks asylum and a fresh start in England, they're tormented by a sinister force in their new home."A fantastic story the horror genre really needed. Original, creepy, grand slam performances, and some legitimate scary moments. Without a doubt, a hidden gem on Netflix. 6. The Conjuring 2 Warner Bros. "After her daughter unwittingly releases a malevolent spirit in their house in London, a woman enlists the Warrens' help to confront the evil presence."We've become desensitized to possessed children in horror, but Madison Wolfe (who plays Janet Hodgson) really did a great job.There is one scene where Ed speaks to the spirit, and it is one of my favorite scenes in any film. It makes me excited for them to complete the trilogy this year. 7. Apostle Netflix "In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island."This whole film feels like stage performances. Over-the-top acting, and it works. Horror movies dealing with cults usually get a thumbs-up from me, and this one was unique it many ways. Highly recommend. 8. It Follows RaDiUS-TWC "Haunted by a lethal curse that's passed from one sexual partner to the next, Jay tries to escape the evil that stalks her."A memorable film and one of the favorites of the 2010's among horror fans. Beautiful shots and some legitimately good jump scares.If you are looking for good and inventive horror, please give this one a shot. 9. Ouija: Origin of Evil Universal Pictures "In 1960s California, a fake medium's daughter tries to communicate with her late father through a Ouija board, but unleashes a demon instead."A solid prequel and a lot of people love this one more than the original. 10. Hush Netflix "She lives in isolation, a world of silence. It doesn't mean she's easy prey. One intruder finds that out the hard way."Very good. A lot of good moments in this one, and as someone who is not a fan of "killer in my house" type of films, this one is by far the best I have seen. 11. Creep 2 Netflix "A video artist finds the perfect character for a sensational piece, but the subject of her dreams soon reveals his insidious side."It's always hard to top an original, but this film was a great continuation. Not as creepy as the first one, but a terrific story. I just hope the third installment has a good time jump from this sequel to better conclude the Creep's story. 12. The Bridge Curse Double Edge Entertainment "A group of university students decides to take on an urban legend about the ghost of a female student that haunts a campus bridge."A bold movie, I'll say that. Without giving too much away, it is worth the watch for the good, the bad, the predictable, and the unpredictable. I really enjoyed this one. 13. Insidious: Chapter 2 Filmdistrict Coming October 9th"While the Lambert family struggles to overcome their son's recent battle with evil spirits, father Josh must confront his own horrifying childhood."A gutsy sequel with some very good moments. Not as scary as the first one, but the story is very engaging. 14. Hell Fest CBS Films "A serial killer picks off a group of friends, one by one, as they make their way through a hell-themed amusement park."A fantastic and goofy movie. Not a ton of scares, but a nice slasher with some creative moments of terror. One of the more fun films on this list. 15. Sweetheart Blumhouse Productions "A woman shipwrecked on a remote island discovers she's not alone and begins a fight for survival against a deadly presence that emerges each night."If you go into this totally clueless on what it is about, it is a very interesting film. There is one shot that introduces the "deadly presence" in this and it is just: *chef's kiss*. 16. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Lionsgate "On the run from bullies, a group of trick-or-treating teenagers hide in a local haunted house and discover a trove of chilling tales unfolding within."I want to make a point to say that this isn't a newly added movie on Netflix, but I want to make sure I mention it on this list. If you haven't seen it, this film is really well done and the type of horror I wish I had in my younger years. One of the best teen scream films I have seen. 17. Malevolent Netflix "A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real."A cool feel to this movie and although not really scary, it was still a good watch with some fun moments. It felt like there were some loose ends and a little predictable, that being said, plenty of worth-while moments. 18. It Warner Bros. Pictures "As kids vanish throughout town, a group of outcasts must face their biggest fears as well as a murderous, terrifying and seemingly invincible clown."This was the IT movie, pun intended, of 2017. It breathed new air into a old horror story that once again made people terrified of clowns. 19. The Influence Sony Pictures Releasing International "Back in her childhood home to help her sister care for their comatose mother, Alicia must face a dark force from her past that threatens her child."A fun horror flick with some moments that will have you looking away from the screen. Solid acting and a great way to throw the audience in the drop zone of the story. 20. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) New Line Cinema "Wielding bladed gloves — and a sharp tongue to match — the spirit of a serial killer torments teens while they sleep in a gruesome plot for revenge."A remarkable story from the mind of Wes Craven with Robert Englund bringing the right balance of creepy and funny to the terrifying Freddy Kruger. Easily one of horror fans favorite movie monsters ever. 21. A Night on Elm Street (2010) Warner Bros. Pictures "Freddy Krueger's origin story is fleshed out in this remake of the cult '80s slasher, when his teen victims uncover their link to his horrifying past."I really make an effort to defend this movie. I really liked it and the darker tone it took on...and I love Englund as much as the next person, but Jackie Earl Haley's version of Freddy is very "under-loved." 22. Fear Street Part 1: 1994 Netflix "After a series of brutal slayings, a teen and her friends take on an evil force that's plagued their notorious town for centuries. Welcome to Shadyside."Real Stranger Things vibes right out of the gate. Everyone has wanted a Rated-R R.L. Stine flick and this was very good. 23. Fear Street Part 2: 1978 Netflix "In the cursed town of Shadyside, a killer's murder spree terrorizes Camp Nightwing and turns a summer of fun into a gruesome fight for survival."Package deal for the trilogy. I think that is fair, although, I'd argue this one might be the best of the bunch. 24. Fear Street Part 3: 1666 Netflix "Thrust back to 1666, Deena learns the truth about Sarah Fier. Back in 1994, the friends fight for their lives — and Shadyside's future."Always hard to make a third installment good. Act III of Fear Street has its ups and downs. I do highly recommend giving this trilogy a shot. 25. Kuntilanak (2018) Netflix Originals "Five youngsters discover that an antique mirror found in their orphanage is home to an evil ghost who kidnaps children and imprisons them inside it."This film was pretty fun and a cool take on an Indonesian monster that has been redone so many times. The monster itself was very cool and the set up of it being in an orphanage was perfect based on the dark entity's motives. 26. The Rental (2020) IFC Films "A dreamy weekend getaway at a gorgeous and remote seaside rental takes a nightmarish turn for two couples."Dan Stevens and Alison Brie appear in this IFC Films horror that is a must-add to my watchlist. 27. The Cave Sony Pictures Releasing “When the cavern they’re surveying collapses, a group of seasoned explorers is stranded inside a network of caves at the bottom of the ocean.”A really fun movie. A diet version of The Descent, but a lot of fun and good moments. Not really scary, but entertaining nonetheless. 28. The Call Netflix "Shrill of the phone. Scream of the slashed. A killer from the past takes her stab at fate and all who stand in her way."Not as good as the original, but they tried something different and the lead actresses carried the film. Really cool, unexpected special effects in moments you least expect. 29. Thir13en Ghosts Warner Bros. Pictures "An unsuspecting family moves into a house inherited from an eccentric uncle, only to discover that it has a dangerous agenda all its own."A cult classic and an off-the-wall concept. Silly from beginning to end, but some solid moments for a typical early 2000's horror flick.Matthew Lillard really steals the show. 30. Ghosts of War Vertical Entertainment "Five battle-worn allied soldiers guarding a château previously occupied by Nazis start experiencing unexplained and terrifying supernatural horrors."I won't say much about this one, but it is such a simple story that it works. The description alone made me want to dive right in, and I'll say this: You will either love it or loathe it. 31. The Wind IFC Midnight "Isolated on a wind-ravaged 19th-century homestead, a frontierswoman begins to suspect that evil lurks in the terrifying emptiness around her."The definition of a scenic horror movie. From the shots to the land, it is a very pretty film. Maybe my favorite among the IFC Midnight films I've watched for this list. 32. The Boy STX Entertainment "A nanny is hired by a couple to look after their boy. She's shocked to learn that her charge is actually a doll that the couple treats like a human." *Inhales* Boy, this is a weird one. The Boy makes his unsettling return to Netflix for June. Hot Boy Summer? 33. We Summon The Darkness Saban Films "Ritualistic murders have been happening in their town. This group of metalheads is about to have one hell of a night."Clicked for Alexandra Daddrio, stayed for the humor. A really slow opening, and although predictable, it was a fun film. 34. Crimson Peak Universal Pictures "After marrying a mysterious British, a young heiress moves into his crumbling, creepy ancestral home and finds it conceals sinister secrets."Not quite a ghost story, as they say in the film, and more of a suspenseful thriller. If you dig period piece movies, this flick is for you, because, man is it pretty...no, I'm not talking about Tom Hiddleston, I'm talking cinematography, pervs. 35. Girl On The Third Floor Dark Sky Films "He's been an imperfect spouse, so he will build the perfect home as penance. But here, there's no peace for the wicked."Weird film. I think it will be a cult classic for years to come. Had some strong moments, some slow moments, and some moments you might be tempted to look away for.Give it a shot...pro wrestler Phil Brooks (CM Punk) gives quite the performance. 36. Monster House Sony Pictures "A trio of friends sets out to expose the terrors of a vacant neighborhood house, which appears to have a craven for people...and a life of its own."A great, fun, spooky movie for kids. I'd argue this is perfect kid-horror and has some freaky moments that will scare your kids enough to leave them wanting more horror as they grow up.Also, the animation is very creepy...the makers of this film knew exactly what they were doing. 37. Demonic Dimension Films "When amateur ghost hunters visit an abandoned house, their investigation turns into a massacre, leaving questions for a detective and a psychologist."To warn you, Scotty (Scott Mechlowicz) from Eurotrip is in this, and his character can't explain the weird things that are happening. I guess you could say, Scotty doesn't know. 38. The Binding Netflix “While visiting her fiancé's mother in southern Italy, a woman must fight the mysterious and malevolent curse intent on claiming her daughter.”This Italian horror is dark...dare I say: dull? But it works and has a creepy vibe from start to finish. 39. The Forest Gramercy Pictures "It's a sacred Japanese forest, haunted by tortured spirits, where people go to commit suicide. And enter she must."The Netflix description does not do this movie justice. It is actually an intriguing story about two sisters, and it has legitimate moments that are chilling. 40. Texas Chainsaw 3D Lionsgate "In this sequel to the 1974 original, a woman inherits a house in a small Texas town from family she never knew. In the cellar, a killer lies in wait."Bet you think I'm about to defend this film, too? No. But Alexandra Daddario is in it, so it makes the list. I do recommend it. It's a ridiculous film with a weird cast and weirder moments. 41. Before I Wake Netflix “Still mourning the death of their son, Mark and Jessie welcome foster child Cody into their lives. Soon they discover he has a strange ability.”This one sat in "watchlist purgatory" for so long. Creepy vibes to this one. Scary? I leave that up to you. 42. Army of the Dead Netflix "Vegas is a zombie wasteland. But with $200 million dollars on the line, they're ready to role the dice on an impossible heist.""Horror elements" at best, but it's really more of an action flick. Fun moments, but not a homerun, that being said...very pretty film and the makeup was impressive for all you zombie-lovers out there. 43. Hospital (2020) FilmKid Production "In an abandoned hospital in Tainin, visitors seeking to communicate with their relatives' spirits are haunted by disturbing, supernatural occurrences."Not the most original film, but it had some great creepy bits. The acting was fine and the story is intriguing enough to have you trying to guess what happens next. 44. In The Tall Grass Netflix "After hearing a boy's cry for help, a pregnant woman and her brother wade into a vast field of grass, only to discover there may be no way out."I wanted to like this one more, but it had its problems that outweighed the good in my opinion. Still, worth the watch and Patrick Wilson goes all out like always. 45. The Devil Below Netflix When a team of researchers tries to find out what started a fire in a coal mine, they quickly discover that the disaster is anything but natural. 46. Unfriended Universal Pictures “Six teens whose cyberbullying drove their classmate to kill herself become the target of an online stalker with a lethal agenda.”If you don’t mind staring at your laptop for hours, then this movie should be no problem for you. Campy ridiculousness, but it is becoming its own little cult classic. 47. Sinister 2 Focus Features "A single mother and her twin sons move into a rural house, unaware of its history of being inhabited by an evil spirit that preys on young children."As someone who loved the first one, this one was pretty disappointing, but I have always dug the bogeyman's look. I remember people in the crowd heading out during the first Sinister, terrified by the film. 48. The Green Inferno Universal "Determined to save an Amazon tribe being squeezed by logging, a group of students finds nothing but trouble when their plane crashes in the jungle."I did not like this movie, simply because I am not into gore, but if that is your type of movie, this might be just the thing for you. Seriously, though, you might need a vomit bag. 49. The Swarm Netflix “A single mother breeds locusts as high-protein food, but has trouble getting them to reproduce--until she finds they have a taste for blood.”This French horror film got lost in the shuffle during the pandemic. If you like a good creature feature, give this thrilling movie a shot. 50. The Doll Hitmaker Studios “Eerie things begin to happen after a man gives his wife a doll, unaware it once belonged to a girl who was murdered.”A clear ripoff of Annabelle and all things The Conjuring, but this Indonesian film really went for the jump scares. 51. Choose or Die Netflix "Tempted by a chance to win unclaimed prize money, two friends reboot a mysterious 1980s video game and step into a surreal world of next-level terror." I've seen the comparison to "Video Game Squid Games" but we'll see what Netflix has up their sleeve when this releases April 15. 52. The Doll 2 Hitmaker Studios “A mother uses her deceased daughter's doll as a medium to communicate with her, but the consequences are chilling.”Running out of things to say about creepy dolls. If you liked the first one, give this one a shot. 53. Sabrina Hitmaker Studios “A toy manufacturer and his wife are terrorized by a demon after their orphaned niece tries to call their late mother’s spirit.”The third installment of The Doll series is like the others. Don’t question it. Watch and...enjoy? 54. There’s Someone Inside Your House Netflix “Makani and her friends at Osborne High School try to identify and stop a masked killer who’s targeting students and exposing their biggest secrets.”Added to the watch list and ranking is TBD. Who doesn't enjoy a slasher "whodunit" flick. Don't see your favorite? Odds are I have not watched it yet. If you have suggestions, please recommend them in the comments, because I am adding films weekly.