Looking for something on Netflix? With the new Stephan King horror film ‘It’ KILLING it at the box office this past weekend (well-deserved by the way), I thought this would be a good time to give some suggestions to you all about the best horror films that are streaming on Netflix right now if you are looking for a horror film to watch! Below I listed the four best horror films (in no particular order) that are steaming right now in my opinion.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
This is a remarkable film for a few reasons. One is that this is one of the best horror/comedies ever made. But this film is more terrifying than it is funny. It’s directed by John Landis who’s known for making LEGENDARY comedies like ‘Animal House’ and ‘The Blues Brothers’. It follows two friends who go to England on vacation and well……one of them gets bit by a werewolf and all hell breaks loose. The comedy comes from the two college students at the beginning of the film and is peppered in throughout the rest of the film, But what this film truly is is a scary and surprisingly an emotional film. If you looking for a classic horror film to watch I would totally recommend this one. Also, if you’re into special effects/makeup, this movie has some of the best effects I’ve ever seen. Most notably the infamous scene of the transformation from human to wolf is almost too real looking and makes you squirm in your seat with terror.
If you’re looking to get the living piss scared out of you, V/H/S is your movie. I’m going to tell you guys an embarrassing story about this film. I was watching this film by myself in my room back in my junior year in high school. If you don’t know what V/H/S is, this is an anthology movie. It is a movie that basically is a compilation of about 5 short horror films that are all directed by different people, acting in a larger story about people in a house who find V/H/S tapes and watch them. The tapes are the short films. So anyway, the one about the skype conversation, I yelped. Yes. I yelped. I felt like I have been defeated. But this movie is extremely creepy, but it makes no sense. But it’s not made for that. This is a movie that is made purely to scare you and I think works really well.
The Babadook (2014)
This was my favorite horror film of 2014. It was also one of my favorite films in 2014. Period. This is an Australian horror film about a widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. This film falls into the category of a psychological horror film. This film is way more than just a monster movie. This is, in my opinion, the most disturbing film on this list. It’s a film that is disturbing because of its themes about dealing with loss and how one does that. I don’t want to spoil this movie for anyone because I didn’t know anything about this movie when I saw it, so I was blown away by this movie, Director Jennifer Kent does a brilliant job building tension and creating genuine scares and Essie Davis gives one of the best performances I’ve ever seen in a horror film.
The Shining (1980)
The most classic horror film on Netflix right now. If you haven’t seen this CLASSIC film yet, I highly recommend it. This is probably my favorite horror film of all time so just for me PLEASE WATCH IT. Legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick changed horror filmmaking forever when this came out. This is a highly influential Stephen King adaptation with an ICONIC performance by Jack Nicholson with a ton of iconic scenes as well. If you haven’t seen it, watch it and truly marvel at how beautifully constructed and unsettling this film is.