20 best horror movies to watch on Netflix

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17. Train to Busan

If the thumb nail on the trailer above isn’t enough to send chills down your spine, just get a load of the synopsis for Train to Busan! The movie, streaming on Netflix, is a South Korean horror-thriller that follows a zombie apocalypse. It was released in 2016, but is still being discovered by new eyes, today. Wondering how this zombie movie stands out from so many others? Well, I’m glad you asked! There’s plenty of factors that give Train to Busan a fresh (or should we say, rotten?) feel.

For starters, Train to Busan takes place on a train. That’s it, that’s the setting. Well, the main one, anyway. A zombie apocalypse breaks out of nowhere as panicked passengers attempt to escape with their lives. If you are claustrophobic, that should be enough to scare you!

16. Apostle

Are you into cult movies? Even if you jumped on the genre long before Midsommar, Netflix’s Apostle is one not to miss. When Thomas Richardson returns home, he learns his sister is being held captive by a religious cult and sets out to get her back. Unfortunately for Thomas, this evil he anticipated is far greater than he (or audiences) could have ever imagine. No spoilers here, but know that this movie is full of surprises. Apostle has a more frightening vibe to do taking place in the 1905, it stars Dan Stevens, Kristine Froseth, Michael Sheen, and others.