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Netflix Horror Movies to Watch
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Everybody has a different process of watching horror movies. Some people like to curl up in that same old blanket they've had since they were a kid. Some people like to curl up to that same old teddy bear they've had since they were a kid. Hey, how you watch movies is your business.

As for what to watch, keep scrolling for our list of Netflix original horror movies.

Pro tip: Head to 7-11 for snacks before it gets dark out and your town is overridden by zombies. And if you want to watch these horror movies on Netflix without committing to a subscription just yet, check out this article on movie streaming platform free trials.

1

The Babysitter

2017

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If you’re looking for a rather ridiculous scary movie recommendation, look no further than The Babysitter, one of the more popular horror movies on Netflix. What’s more relatable than witnessing your babysitter murder somebody?

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The Babysitter
2017
85 Mins | TVMA
When Cole stays up late, he discovers that his hot baby sitter belongs to a satanic cult.


2

Cargo

2017

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A character-driven horror movie on Netflix that brings more life to the zombie genre (if that was ever possible)—a father searches the wild for someone willing to care and protect for his infant daughter. Cargo stars Martin Freeman and was directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling.

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Cargo
2017
105 Mins | 16
In the aftermath of a pandemic, an infected father searches for a new home for his infant child.


3

1922

2017

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This Netflix horror film follows a farmer (played by Thomas Jane) as he plans to murder his wife and decides to get the whole family involved by convincing his teenage son to participate. Director Zak Hilditch’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel has a 91% Tomatometer score, making it one of the best original Netflix horror movies to watch (according to critics and fans).

Related: Stephen King’s Essential Horror Films to Watch

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1922
2017
102 Mins | 16
A rancher conspires to murder his wife for financial gain and convinces his son to participate.


4

Cam

2018

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You might need to give yourself Parental Guidance for this Netflix horror movie. Cam features music from Oscar-nominated composer Gavin Brivik and pops a little more evil into the emerging technology-driven thriller genre. Despite only a low number of reviewers so far, it’s technically one of the best horror movies on Netflix (of their original productions) with a 93% Tomatometer score.

Related: 10 Blumhouse Movies to Keep You Up at Night

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Cam
2018
94 Mins
A camgirl has her principles, until a woman who looks just like her takes over her channel.


5

The Platform

2019

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Definitely one of the scariest movies to stream on this Netflix movie list, The Platform follows a man as he checks himself into a secretive and experimental prison program that finds inmates stacked vertically on top of one another with a large hole in the middle leading to the bottom of the cell. This hole is also how the inmates are fed daily...presenting an interesting dive into human empathy. Phewf...

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The Platform
2019
94 Mins | -12
Prisoners watch as inmates in the upper cells are fed while those below starve.


6

The Babysitter: Killer Queen

2020

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She’s back? If you got through The Babysitter, the sequel is even bloodier and closer in the horror spectrum to Final Destination than the first was. This time, however, The Babysitter: Killer Queen takes an unworldly turn from the first. Holding our breath for the third installment of this Netflix horror series.

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The Babysitter: Killer Queen
2020
101 Mins
Cole once again has to outsmart the forces of evil when old enemies unexpectedly return.


7

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

2020

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Writer and director Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) concocted this Netflix original horror film about a young woman who realizes something isn’t right when she visits her new boyfriend’s secluded parents farm.

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things
2020
134 Mins | R
Full of misgivings, a young woman travels with her new boyfriend to his parents' secluded farm.


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