Friday, September 30, 2016

10 Best Horror Movies Currently Streaming on Netflix

The Exorcist movie poster
By Kenny Howell

It's that time of year again. Time to settle in for a night, get your blankets because the weather is changing, and watch a horror movie every night until Halloween. Here is the best horror movies Netflix has to offer right now.

The Exorcist (1973) - Directed by William Friedkin - One of the best horror films of all-time, this Friedkin classic still has the punch despite being made over 40 years ago. About a priest who tries to exorcise a demon out of a little girl.

Jaws (1975) - Directed by Steven Spielberg - The first summer blockbuster, Spielberg kept people out of the water with this tale of a giant killer shark terrorizing a beach community.

The Babadook (2014) - Directed by Jennifer Kent - I think the "scariest horror film of all time" talk was a bit much, but this was a clever little story about a single mother trying to manage her troublesome son while one of his books starts haunting them.

Housebound (2014) - Directed by Gerard Johnstone - A woman is court ordered to house arrest in her childhood home, and she starts to think that it may be haunted. A lot of fun.

The Invitation (2016) - Directed by Karyn Kusama - Creepy story about a dinner party where the hosts try to convince everyone that they should join a cult. When some resist, some bad stuff happens.

The Host (2006) - Directed by Joon-ho Bong - Great creature feature about a river monster that terrorizes a South Korean city. The good kind of craziness ensues.

Darling (2016) - Directed by Mickey Keating - Very visceral, creative horror about a woman who is house sitting in a strange home and descends into madness.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) - Directed by Wes Craven - The best Freddy Krueger movie, Craven reinvigorated the franchise with this tale of Krueger haunting the cast and crew of the original The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

V/H/S (2012) - Directed by multiple directors - I have said numerous times that the found footage concept needs to stop, but this is one that found a decent way to use it within the story. It is about a mysterious tape that some burglars steal, and when watching it find that it is short vignettes of real life horror tales.

Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (2010) - Directed by Eli Craig - A little bit of a wild card, this is more a comedy than horror film, though it lives in the horror world. It's just a lot of fun. About two goofy guys that escape a cabin, and a group of teenagers that are staying nearby mistake them for murderers.

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