Perhaps it’s best to navigate Netflix’s vast library of horror movies with the cumulative dozens of critics on Rotten Tomatoes. According to Tomatometer, the best horror movies on Netflix consist of obscure and original titles from around the world.
A number was also released by horror movie giant Blumhouse, with Netflix teaming up with the production company to adapt Stephen King, Mr. Harrigan’s phone release this october. Given the success of King’s other mods for the platform, it may not be long before there is another best horror movie addition on Netflix.
15th Creep (2014) – 89%
crawling is a found movie that follows Aaron, a videographer, as he takes on a mission to help a man he meets through Craigslist, Joseph, make a documentary for his unborn child, in which Joseph says he has a brain tumor and feels he won’t be around when he’s born Child. However, Joseph starts behaving strangely and makes Aaron uncomfortable the whole time they are shooting. As the story progresses, things get more and more bizarre, and Joseph’s character and intentions become more and more sinister.
crawling He is a strange little cooler with real staying power thanks to the film’s main driving force – Mark Duplass’ performance as Joseph. write to The Village Voice, Simon Abrams He gave a “new” review of the film saying, “As Joseph, Duplass has a boyish quality that makes his character’s inadvertently desperate attempts to communicate with Aaron all the more troubling.”
14 Until death (2021) – 90%
Megan Fox takes the lead in her most rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes with this mini-thriller well packed with bloody twists. It’s an excellent part, too, as Fox has to carry the entire movie on her shoulders as a woman who finds herself chained to her husband’s body as part of an elaborate revenge plot.
for Variety, Manuel Betancourt He praised Fox’s performance in one of the film’s “new” reviews, writing, “Fox gives Emma an adrenaline-fuelled jolt making her the kind of heroine she wants to root for.”
13 The Block Island Sound (2020) – 90%
In his review of Austin Chronicle, Richard Whitaker Call Block Island Sound “Lu-Fi’s Water Nightmare” and the movie certainly evokes thoughts of deep Lovecraftian monsters.
However, it’s clear from early on that the movie is really a family drama about two brothers from a small, dead-end island community. One escapes, while the other does not. Its genre evolution is also fun for strong ideas that are low-budget but still high-concept horror films.
12 Gerald’s Game (2017) – 91%
Gerald game It is a Netflix original movie based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The plot revolves around Jesse, played by Carla Gugino, who finds herself handcuffed to a bed with no clear hope of escape or rescue.
The film’s horror comes not only from the creative survival aspects of the main plot but from Jesse’s own inner thoughts and memories as she confronts the aspects of her life that led her into her predicament. write to Variety, Joe Lydon He praised Carla Gugino’s central performance as Jessie, noting that “Gugino brilliantly intertwines with contrasting strands of panic, anger, resentment, gallows humor, and long-running resentment” in one of the film’s many glowing reviews.
11 1922 (2017) – 91%
1922 It is another Stephen King adaptation created for Netflix and released in 2017 to strong critical acclaim. The story sees a farmer tell a harrowing story of how he lost everything and became haunted by the sounds of rats in the walls of his hotel room.
While ostensibly a small-scale horror adaptation of a lesser-known Stephen King novel, 1922 It is a fairly powerful historical piece that seeks to tap into the true themes of its story, with the main character’s journey reflecting the ups and downs of the era. write to The Hollywood Reporter, John Devore He noted that the film is “not scary, and instead portrays its hero’s suffering mostly as a slow rot”.
10 Coming Home In The Dark (2021) – 92%
Back home in the dark It may at first seem like a car theft horror movie, but it quickly degenerates into a multi-layered drama about the personal history of car thieves and one of the victims.
write to Los Angeles Times, Noel Murray He noted that the film’s tone and plot bore a direct resemblance to the Australian “Ozploitation” films of the 1970s and 1980s, “when a few creative and fearless filmmakers told violent and violent stories, often rooted in the country’s complex history.”
9 Habib (2019) – 93%
Starring Kiersey Clemons as a shipwrecked woman who is haunted by a mysterious creature from the depths, sweetheart It is a distinct type of water-themed horror movie that is rarely produced in the market today, which gives it a lot of character.
Monster is the real focus to work with Todd Gilchrist Writing for TheWrap that “the filmmakers’ use of creature design and artfully scaled distortion creates a sense of awe that only builds the monster’s sharper silhouette.”
8 Raw (2016) – 93%
Inspired by the drama and physical horror of the new French extremism, raw It is an original story of coming of age that sees a young woman come to terms with the cannibal tendencies she encounters after leaving home for vet school.
The film was widely praised for its convincing atmosphere with Catherine Bray She writes for Variety that “a kind of twisted dream logic takes hold and allows events to spiral out of control appropriately.”
7 Cam (2018) – 93%
A horrifying situation ensues when a woman’s webcam account is taken over by a sinister Doppelganger, with real-life trying to separate her from her online persona permanently altered by the consequences.
write to Slate, Inko Kang He described the film as “a kind of black mirror for camera girls” and noted that “the slow revelation of the everyday realities of camera pups is the film’s true nudity – all shrouded in an aura of originality.”
6 Silence (93%)
A thrilling horror film that puts the audience in the mind of a deaf woman trying to survive a home invasion by a determined serial killer, Hush He uses his single site to maximize impact, finding creative ways to plan, edit and design sound.
write to Variety, Jeff Berkshire He wrote: “Bursts of loud noises are kind of cliched, but are seldom used effectively, or purposefully, as they are here.”
5 Followed (2014) – 95%
In an interesting twist to the kind of slow-burning formula seen in films like the ringAnd the Follow He sees a young woman cursed for being constantly pursued by a slowly moving entity and killing her if he catches her. However, the method of transmission of the curse in this case is sexual intercourse.
Regardless of the plot’s implications, the constant feeling of uncertainty and dread brought on by the beast’s pursuit has a terrifying effect. write to The Atlantic, Linica Cruz What makes the film work so well, he argues, is that it “usually rewards the genre of overexplaining monsters by going the exact opposite direction—not revealing anything.”
4 Under The Shadow (2016) – 99%
under the shade It follows a mother and daughter coping with the reality of their lives under the post-revolutionary regime in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, with their fears of war and their lives punctuated by the sinister presence of the jinn who inhabit them. Building.
Described as one of the best horror movies of October 2016 in Village Voice, Iberian Bilge He praised the story for bringing “moral and symbolic strength without diminishing the simple pleasures of the literary genre”.
3 Crawl 2 (2017) – 100%
creep 2 It scored a higher score on Rotten Tomatoes than its predecessor, expanding on many of the ideas presented in the first film and adding to the awe and the intimidation. However, it is still relatively minimal, with the primary focus on the opportunity to study the character within the style of close-ups and portraits.
With a plot structure similar to the original, The Draw still represents Mark Duplass’s unwavering commitment to his central performance as an assassin, but his new partner on the scene, Desiree Akhavan, helps him enrich his character this time around. Alex McClevey Doblas praised him in his review for The AV Club, writing, “He made the monster more interesting in Part 2. Not many movie series can make that claim.”
2 His home (2020) – 100%
After two South Sudanese refugees settled their early days in a new life as asylum seekers in the UK, his house They spend equal time and effort on horrific drama and supernatural fears when the trauma of their experiences begins to unfold in a frightening predicament in their new government-assigned home.
write to Rolling Stone, Austin Collins He praised this balance as “a peculiar fusion of political experience and the usual and precarious thrill of a haunted house”.
1 Call (2020) – 100%
Through a seemingly magical phone that the movie never explained, a young woman befriends another young woman who lives in the same house, only at a different time. Sweet and innocent at first, their dynamics take a dark turn when the two begin to alter their destinies through their shared knowledge.
write to Comma, Jade Podowski Call Connection “It’s entertaining, emotional and very gory” and urges viewers not to delve into the action logic behind the series’ plot to better enjoy the overall journey.
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