20 Best Horror Movies On Netflix – Streaming Tonight31.10.13 # Horror Movies # 9 Comments
If you’re up for being -freaked- -out- on All Hallow’s Eve then here are the 20 best horror movies on Netflix, streaming in the US and UK right now. We got vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, slashers, ghosts, cannibals and hillbillies. Let us know in the comments if we put them in the right order, or if something’s missing.
20. Dead End (2003)
On Christmas Eve, Frank (Ray Wise) and his family are heading to the in-laws when they take a shortcut through the woods. It takes them onto a seemingly endless road, where time and space lose their grounding and a haunting presence seeks to destroy them. ‘Dead End’ is smart, creepy and atmospheric.
19. Slither (2006)
A small town is taken over by a slug-like alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters. This is wild, disgusting horror fun from director James Gunn (former Troma man and now directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’). In fact it’s a lot like a Troma film, well-made on a decent budget. Or like a good version of ‘Nights of the Creeps’. Starring fan favourite Nathan Fillion (Joss Whedon’s ‘Firefly’), Michael Rooker shows once again he’s willing to do anything for his art.
18. The House Of The Devil (2009)
Pitch-perfect homage to ’80s VHS horror (it was even released on VHS, in 2009). An ’80s college student takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. Gradually she realises her clients are keeping a terrifying secret. Bright young things Jocelin Donahue and Greta Gerwig catch the eye but the show is stolen by Tom Noonan, proving his eerie, uncanny showing in ‘Manhunter’ more than two decades previously was no fluke.
17. Pontypool (2008)
What if a virus could spread through words? Get caught in a verbal loop, or hear the wrong thing and madness locks in. When the only option is to ‘shut up or die’ that’s a problem for one mouthy local DJ and his staff, holed up in the radio station as chaos erupts outside. It’s a fascinating concept that’s hard to imagine but really smartly done. Just don’t ask me to explain the last 10 minutes…
16. Daybreakers (2010)
In 2017 a plague transforms most of the world into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, they farm the remaining humans and look for a new system to continue their existence. Meanwhile a secret team of vampires, including Ethan Hawke, uncovers a way to rescue the human race. The movie presents a fascinating look at a vampire living in a vampire world, with all the social problems and dangers that might entail. It’s a great bit of world-building and with Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill as the leads you have three of the most watchable actors around.
15. Re-Animator (1985)
Gory horror-comedy based on the work of H. P. Lovecraft about a dedicated med-school student who becomes involved in bizarre experiments to re-animate dead tissue. Jeffrey Combs gives one of the best performances in horror cinema as the ‘mad scientist’ – it should have made a star of him.