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Best Horror Movies On Netflix That Will Give You Goosebumps

By Anubha Das

Updated - Feb. 28, 2019 bookmark icon 12 min read

Welcome to the list of best horror movies on Netflix that will make you turn away before you even get to the climax. If you are a meek and a scared person who will probably shut your laptop after watching 60 percent of these movies then do not try this at home. It might lead to the death of your sleeping power. 


*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.


1. The Shining

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Stars:  Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd 


Everyone has a fond memory of their first Stephen King experience. Listed as one of the best horror movies on Netflix, The Shining by Stanley Kubrick is adapted from a story by one of the most prolific creative minds. This thriller is about a man (Jake Nicholson) who is a gurning madman who resented his wife and son from the very first time. The Shining is, without doubt, one of Stanley Kubrick's undisputed masterpieces and a true classic in horror thriller genre of movie. Bring a blanket, lots of popcorn and have one of the most thrilling experiences with every scene of this

IMDb: 8.4


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2. The Conjuring

Director:  James Wan

Star Casts: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston 


When Perrons moved into their new house, the first thing they got to hear from their neighbors is "For the sake of your family. leave the lights on at night". If that isn't weird, what is? A 2013 American supernatural horror film, based on a true story. It was long after the advice that the family realized they were living with ghost roommates. Could you imagine a lady kissing you on the forehead every night and you're assuming it's your mother but it turns out it's not? Scared much? If not, go watch the Conjuring which is one of the best horror movies on Netflix, India. best-horror-movies-netflix-india-the-conjuring-image

IMDb Ranking: 7.5/10


3. The Babysitter

Director: McG

Star Casts:  Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell 


Movie fanatics will really like The Babysitter because it is funny and scary at the same time. Most importantly this horror gives an indirect message that bullying is wrong and that the people who are considered nerd by the society can be heroic and cool also. This is a horror movie with comedy aspect beneath the scenes.  If you are a fan of horror movies, you will find all the stereotype in here but twisted in a way that only a horror fanatic would laugh at. It is definitely worth a watch and because of which it is considered one of the best horror movies on

IMDb Ranking: 6.3/10


4. The Exorcism Of Emily Rose 

Director: Scott Derrickson

Stars:  Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo 


The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a true story about a happy go lucky college girl who suddenly starts seeing strange visions, falling into body-contorting convulsions, speaking in strange voices and mutilating her body. Doctors at first suspect epilepsy or psychosis. But when Emily does not respond to medical treatment, her family went to their family priest who finally condemned that it was a demon possession. This best horror movie of Netflix goes around telling the story in the courtroom where Emily's family priest Father Moore was charged with Emily's death who passed away during the exorcism done by Father Moore. This movie is one of those recommended movies on Netflix that deals with the story that tells about demons and

IMDb Ranking:  6.7/10


5. Train to Busan

Director: Sang-ho Yeon

Star Casts: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma

Train to Busan is one of the best horror movies on Netflix which has the perfect pacing. The pacing of this Zombie movie isn't slow now is it fast, it is just right and appropriate to make a movie intriguing. The moments of suspense and danger will appeal to fans of zombie movies, though these elements do not overshadow nor are they overshadowed by the touchy moments that is the sub-plot; the jerk of a dad who must now be the shield for his daughter on and off the train. Watch this internationally recognized Korean horror movie on Netflix right away. best-horror-movies-netflix-india-train-to-busan-image

IMDb Ranking: 7.5/10


6. It Follows

Director: David Robert Mitchell

Star Casts: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi 


This film isn't just a good horror film but a good film and I guess we all know the difference. There are a lot of eerie things about this movie like the time period in which it is set does not exist. It has characteristics that mix so many different eras that you won't be able to figure out which era is this film based on. Neither do the seasons make any kind of sense. There are things that ain't told in the movie but are there. If these facts don't let you switch on Netflix and watch this Hollywood horror movie then what else will? There's nothing else we can tell you any more. best-horror-movies-netflix-india-it-follows-image

IMDb Ranking: 6.8/10


7. The Wailing

Director: Hong-jin Na

Star Casts: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Do-won Kwak 


One of the darkest, intriguing and superb Korean horror films is The Wailing. We highly recommend this best thing to watch on Netflix to anyone who wants to watch the best Korean horror movies on Netflix. The Wailing has a deep narrative that would keep you on your toes. It is mind-blowing from start to finish, the best part about it is that it starts really slow but after a couple minutes the story eventually opens and all of build up and excitement of what is going on and who's the killer and what's going to happen next would run to your minds watching this horror Korean

IMDb Ranking: 7.4/10


8. Veronica 

Director:  Paco Plaza

Star Casts: Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer


The latest horror offering- Veronica, is the best horror movie on Netflix that is scaring people into shutting it off. It was a rage when it first launched on Netflix with so many people. This is a Spanish film which you would have to watch with subtitles but the storyline and the characters are so good that it would keep you hooked. It is based on a true story of a 15-year-old girl named Veronica becoming the accidental vessel of a malevolent spirit. If you want to know the true meaning of horror movies, Veronica has to be on your watchlist on Netflix India. best-horror-movies-netflix-india-veronica-image

IMDb Ranking: 6.2/10


9. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Director: John McNaughton

Stars: Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles


Despite the fact that the title makes Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer appear to be a cut-rate slasher flick, the motion picture is really a standout amongst the most aggravating and startling examinations of mass killers at any point shot. This true story on Netflix tells a fictionalized story based on real-life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, who was initially shelved for being too disturbing but later went on to gain a cult fandom. It is no doubt of the top horror movies on Netflix because of its uncompromising honesty in a world where most horror films cheapen death by trivializing serial-killer-image

IMDb Ranking:  7.0/10


10. The Amityville Horror

Director:  Andrew Douglas

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jimmy Bennett 


This top horror movie on Netflix is about a family of five who moved into their dream home, realizing its grisly past. But it's not long before the head of the family is plagued by nightmares. This movie and the house are legendary for two reasons. One, this movie is scary as hell. Two, it really is based on a true story. Make sure to see it before you see the remake, which is also good. All in all, the cinematic features were flawless and we would recommend this true story on Netflix to any true horror movie

IMDb Ranking:  6.0/10


11. Death Note

Star Casts: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong


You must have heard about the anime movie named Death Note? Well, even though this is not that movie, it is surely a good thing to watch on Netflix. Death Note movie is a saga untold, mystery unfolded loopholes and logic shattering movie that one must definitely watch on Netflix. The movie Death Note which was released in 2017 was just the remake of the epic death note. When compared to the masterpiece that is the anime, the movie is not bad at all. The characters and plot of this remake of the anime movie into being one of the top horror movies on Netflix is exciting and intriguing. best-horror-movies-netflix-india-death-note-image

IMDb Ranking: 9.0/10


12. The Woman In Black

Director: James Watkins

Star Casts: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds 


Be ready to be on your toes the entire time while watching this horror flick, The Woman in Black. With the lead hero being Danial Radcliffe, everything else in this movie is on point. One of the crucial enhancements to a horror film is the sound and they've been utilized amazingly. Those who hate gore and just a good suspense and jump scare then this best horror movie of Netflix is for you!best-horror-movies-netflix-india-the-woman-in-black-image

IMDb Ranking: 6.4/10


13. Ghoul

Radhika Apte's Ghoul is one of the scariest and deep Netflix original show. The story of the Ghoul (best show on Netflix-India) is about the Arab folklore monster ghoul making this movie the second Netflix original from India, after Sacred Games. This top Netflix series surrounds around the eerie things happening when a young interrogator Nida Rahim arrives at a military detention center. This is a must watch for all the people who love horror

IMBD Rating: 7.2/10


14. 1920

Director: Vikram Bhatt

Star Casts: Sameer Anjaan (lyrics) (as Sameer), Vikram Bhatt (screenplay) 


Hardly we have heard of Bollywood horror movies is a complete package of drama, story, and a nice scare. Well, you'll get all the factors that make a horror movie a good one in 1920. The story is not based on 1920 but it links back to the instances of a story in 1920. It also shows the belief on god and love and how the evil can be won over by the power of hope and faith. 1920 ( top horror movie on Netflix) is a must watch! best-horror-movies-netflix-india-1920-image

IMDb Ranking: 6.4/10


15. Bram Stroker's Dracula

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Star Casts: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins


We have done psychological horror, sci-fi horror, crime-horror, thriller-horror but this is Gothic horror. It is based on a novel "Dracula" by Bram Stroker. This best horror movie on Netflix made its theatrical debut 25 years ago and opened with a bang at the box office. Director Francis Ford Coppola, who hadn’t made a film since completing his The Godfather trilogy in 1990, directed this movie but wasn't praised enough for this masterpiece after setting a bar too high. This movie deserves much more respect than it got from the critics. The stunning production designs, amazing outfits and the music score in the movie took the cake away. This movie has earned the status of a "guilty pleasure".best-horror-movies-netflix-india-bram-strokers-dracula-image

IMDb Ranking: 7.5/10


16. Hush

Director: Mike Flanagan

Stars:  John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco


Hush is a 2016 horror movie which is about a writer who is apparently deaf and gets the target of a crossbow-wielding killer while he was living alone in the woods. One of those movies that will make you feel tense till the end once the movie gets going. A tense, breathless horror film full of things we've seen before but can never get enough of. It has a great story & great

IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10


17. The Cabin in the Woods

Director: Drew Goddard

Star Casts: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison


Who knew a little vacation with your college friends in an isolated remote forest cabin could turn into a bloodbath? One by one, the friends fall victim to zombies and there are also other factors at play like two scientists are manipulating these happenings. Get thrilled after watching this best horror movie on Netflix right away!best-horror-movies-netflix-india-the-cabin-in -the-woods-image

IMDb Ranking: 7.0/10


So, what are you waiting for? Switch off the lights and get ready to have the most thrilling and scary experience with these movies. We are sure you would love to be spooked with these best horror movies on Netflix. 


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Q. How much does Netflix cost in India?
You can get a one-month free subscription but to continue, Netflix India rates start at Rs.500 (roughly $8.00) per month. It costs Rs. 650 a month (HD plan) which can be shared on 2 screens. So, you can share the password with a friend and effectively pay Rs. 325 a month. The video library of Netflix is Ad Free which makes it a delightful experience.\

Q: What are some good Indian movies on Netflix?

A: There are many movies on Netflix which are good cinema like Masaan, Manorama Six feet under, Pink, Shahid, Special 26 and so on. To know more read Best Bollywood Movies on Netflix You Can't Afford To Miss Out.


Q: Which are the best Rom-Coms on Netflix?

A: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Sleeping With Other People, To All the Boys I've Loved Before & 17 Again.


Q: What is Netflix and how does it work?

A: Netflix is an online platform/website which screens the top-notch series of movies, documentaries and tv shows based on monthly subscription packs.