20 best horror movies to watch on Netflix

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Searching for some fears and thrills to watch on Netflix? Here are 20 of the best horror movies now streaming.

Not only is October the perfect time to watch all the horror movies you possibly can to settle into the horror-season, but who doesn’t love a great scary movie now and then? Sometimes, all we need for a great (and fun) distraction are a few thrills and mystery! And leave it to Netflix to have some of the best!

Think you’ve seen all of Netflix’s dark corners? Think again! Below, and in the following slides, we’ve gathered a list of the best horror movies the streaming giant has available now. Some debuted on the service a couple of years ago, while others are still fresh. Either way, they’re all frightening and guarantee an uneasy sleep after.

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If you’re not into the horror genre, there’s nothing available for you on this list. For a short list of non-spooky films to watch this Halloween season, click here. Otherwise, if you’re ready for a sleepless night or two, read on!

Below, we have a mix of undiscovered horror gems available on Netflix as well as some well-known movies. Take your pick, we list them in no particular order: 

20. Gerald’s Game

Based on Stephen King’s 1992 novel of the same name, Netflix’s Gerald’s Game follows a married couple staying in an isolated house hoping to rekindle their romance. The husband (Bruce Greenwood) ties his wife (Carla Gugino) to the bed thinking it will spice things up. She’s not a fan, but before he can untie her, the husband has a heart attack and dies. With her mind going wild and a mad man on the loose, the race is on to free herself.

While I’m not a fan of the last several minutes of the movie, the main parts are frightening enough to give me nightmares! The Moonlight Man is not someone you’d like to see in the corner of your room. You’ll see what I mean…