Among all the genres of movies, the one which has gained, possibly, the maximum amount of eyeballs may be the horror movie genre. Horror movies exist not only to shiver our timbers and rock our boats, they also serve a valuable lesson on the way the society works and the foibles of man. Netflix and chill being the motto of many GenXers and hipsters, we believe that this list of the best horror movies on Netflix will be useful to many readers.
Best Horror Movies on Netflix in 2018
Horror movies are roughly categorized like all other movies in roughly three ways: the good ones, the not-so-good ones, and the safely avoidable ones. This does not mean that you will have to sit down and manually pick and choose. This list of the best horror movies on Netflix in 2018 will help you make up your minds.
- The Sixth Sense: This is the movie which catapulted M. Night Shyamalan from relative obscurity to overnight stardom. Elegantly shot and beautifully written, the movie is a tour de force of acting. Starring Bruce Willis among others, it is also a telling rendition of what happens when everyone is convinced that a child is seeing ‘dead people.’
- Starry Eyes: One of the lesser-known horror movies which that a signal shift in the horror movie genre is afoot. It is proof that the longstanding tropes of the genre are slowly being demolished and a newer type of films is actually taking its place. This movie is ideal for gore hounds and is suitable for watching alone at night on a big-screen LED TV.
- Gerald’s Game: One of the two movies based on novels by Stephen King to release in 2017, this one did not get as much attention as It, but is worth a watch. A man dies while in the midst of a sex game with his wife, leaving her handcuffed for days. The woman starts to hallucinate and the plot goes all Tora Tora Tora on us thereafter. Gerald’s Game is a great three or four-time watch and depends on substance more than shock.
- Jaws: Although not strictly a horror movie, it still chills the spines of the viewers, especially when the viewer is watching it for the first time. Here’s an ode to the classics from us.
Lastly, we believe that this list of the best horror movies on Netflix will help you maintain your appetite for quality movies. This list is regularly updated like clockwork, so do not forget to like us for real-time updates.