Of all the movie genres out there, horror is definitely the most divisive. With pretty much an even split, the world of spooks is one that you either love or hate. Taking this notion even further is the fact that often those of us who are caught in the middle ground often go through phases of being in one camp or the other—bingeing on horror bouts before the sleepless nights begin to take too much of a toll.
It is during these bouts that Netflix really comes into its own. With a massive repository of scary films, you can fill your boots with thrills for days, but if you’re unsure what to watch then you can be left in a selection pickle. Often the best place to turn is IMDb to see what score your potential choice is boasting.
Therefore, to help you out, we’ve waded through the horror films on offer on Netflix at the moment and picked out the ten highest-rated. From Get Out to Hannibal, these epic thrill rides chart horror through the ages to fit any uncanny mood you are in whether it be jump-scares or something a bit more cerebral.
Take, for instance, the lesser-known 1408, which currently sits at eighth on the ranking. This cult Stephen King adaptation stars John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Tony Shalhoub. It follows the tale of “a man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.”
Another of the lesser-known movies on the list is 2020’s Run. Starring Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen and Pat Healy, the gripping psychological thriller comes with the following macabre synopsis: “A home-schooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.” Throughout the film, you are left wondering what fresh hell this could be, in a dark flipside of a mother’s love.
You can check out the full list of horror classics below.
The 10 highest rated horror movies on Netflix:
- Get Out (7.7)
- Dawn of the Dead (7.3)
- Sleepy Hollow (7.3)
- Midsommar (7.1)
- Cloverfield (7.0)
- Insidious (6.8)
- Hannibal (6.8)
- 1408 (6.8)
- The Ninth Gate (6.7)
- Run (6.7)