Five scary movies on Netflix you can only watch once
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Five scary movies on Netflix you can only watch once

If you are a horror connoisseur, you have already watched every mention-worthy scary film out there. But few of cinema’s genres are experiencing as much of a renaissance as the genre of horror.

With the increased accessibility in terms of technology and an ever scaling base of resources making horror films has become easier than ever. However, that may not always be paired with the right screenplay. This article discusses five such scary movies on Netflix so perilously frightening that you can only watch them once. 

All of these films are available on Netflix for any scary movie geek to access it. Apart from fan favourites like The Conjuring, Get Out, and Insidious, this article will focus on the newcomers on the genre front. But definitely steering clear of movies like We Have a Ghost which seem more afraid of great dialogue than scaring their audiences. 

The following movies are perfect for a light weekend watch with friends who love a good spook. So without any more delay, let’s dive in!

Five scary movies on Netflix you can only watch once

5. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

A rather delicate approach to horror movies with Ruth Wilson leading the screen as a nurse called Lily. If you are an action-packed horror movie lover, this movie is not for you. I am the Pretty Thing that lives in the House is a rather poetic attempt at capturing the darker sides of experience charts.

Filled with intense suspense and a rather slow-burning plot, the story revolves around the scary experiences of a caregiver to an elder author by the name of Iris Blum (Paula Prentiss). Soon, she realises that more entities are in the house alongside them. Watch I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House currently streaming on Netflix here.

4. Choose or Die (2022) 

Choose or Die is one more familiar to the conventional ways of the genre. This thriller is starred by fan favourite Asa Butterfield from Sex Education as Isaac and Iola Evans as Kayla. Isaac and Kayla are close friends with similar interests.

The plot of the film revolves around a survival game dating from the 1980s. Anyone who finishes the game gets a grand prize of $100,000. When Kayla signs up for the game, she soon realises that there is much more to it than the money. Watch Choose or Die, currently streaming on Netflix here.

3. The Perfection (2018)

The Perfection is a psychological horror thriller that is bound to blow your brains off with its incredibly crazy and demanding visuals. Allison Williams plays Charlotte, the protagonist. Alongside on the screen appear Logan Browning as Lizzie and Steven Weber as Anton. Inspired by a South Korean revenge horror and the vivid works of Park Chan-wook, The Perfection feels like a reflection of his signature thrillers.

A musical prodigy, Charlotte went through hell whilst practising to be perfect. However, when she returned to the music school she was a part of, she realised Lizzie had taken over her spot. Soon the duo embark on a sinister path to take revenge for all the harm they had to go through as young children. Watch The Perfection, currently streaming on Netflix here.

2. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

A star-studded mega-horror experience. A few popular names in the movie include Alice Zander, Annalise Basso, Kate Siegel, and Henry Thomas, amongst many others. Ouija: Origin of Evil is set in the year 1967 when a widowed mother invites dark entities inside her house whilst a seance for her scam business.

Things start taking a dark turn for the family when her youngest daughter Doris gets possessed by the same. How does the family manage to cope with the darker spirits from the other side? Find out yourself. Catch Ouija: Origin of Evil, currently streaming on Netflix here.

1. The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018)

Deviced with graphic gore and filled with jump scares, The Possession of Hannah Grace is surely one of the scariest movies currently streaming on the platform. A former police officer called Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) takes a job at the morgue. Hannah Grace (Kirby Johnson) is one of the dead bodies present in the morgue.

The body of a girl who was haunted by a demon after a dysfunctional exorcism. Following her first day at the new job, the ex-officer finds it increasingly difficult to call her experiences hallucinations. Watch The Possession of Hannah Grace, currently streaming on Netflix here.