Looking for the best horror on Netflix right now? Here are our picks of movies and shows that will make you want to sleep with the lights on.
A deaf novelist fights for her life when she is stalked in her home by a masked figure.
Director: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr.
A loving homage to the slasher film genre that delights in subverting all conventions. A group of high school students are hunted by a masked killer.
Director: Wes Craven
Cast: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette
Jack, his wife and young son move into an isolated hotel with a bloody past. It’s winter, the hotel is snowed in and in his solitude, Jack begins to lose his sanity, with devastating consequences for his family.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
In this weird but good movie, a teenager loses her virginity and learns that she is the latest recipient of a curse that is passed from victim to victim via sexual intercourse.
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist
Rod and Carolyn find their dog dead under mysterious circumstances and experience a spirit that harms their daughter Andrea. They seek the help of investigators to help them uncover the mystery.
Director: James Wan
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga
A remake of Hideo Nakata’s 1998 Japanese horror classic of the same name. In the film, a journalist investigates a mysterious tape which causes the death of anyone who views it within a week.
Director: Gore Verbinski
Cast: Naomi Watts, Daveigh Chase, Martin Henderson
This series stars Netflix India’s darling, Radhika Apte, who puts on a great performance as a trainee soldier at the National Protection Squad’s academy. She’s sent to interrogate a prisoner who exhibits other-worldly behaviour.
Creator: Patrick Graham
Cast: Radhika Apte, Manav Kaul
Seasons: 1 (2018)
‘The Haunting of Hill House’
A must-watch for any horror fan, this generation-spanning show follows the Crain family as they try to renovate a creepy estate and suffer the terrible supernatural consequences.
Creator: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Kate Siegel, Elizabeth Reaser, Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman
Seasons: 1 (2018)
The prequel to the iconic horror movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock tells the story of a young Norman Bates and his manipulative mother, who we know are doomed to live a life of tragedy and murder.
Creator: Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, Anthony Cipriano
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot
Seasons: 5 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)