Netflix's Growing Library of Horror Movies is Absolutely Binge-Worthy
November 22, 2017 By Cait Russell
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If you love a good binge-watch marathon, then you're in for a treat if you subscribe to Netflix - their ever-growing library of horror movie titles is awesome - they've got tons of your favorite horror classics, as well as brand new exclusives as well - there really is something for everyone. Over the past 18 months, Netflix has begun releasing a ton of original "just for Netflix" horror movies and series, and all of this new content can only be described as awesome.
Not sure where to start? No problem! We've put together a list of some of our favorite Netflix Original Horror Titles that are available on Netflix now so you can begin your Horror Movie Binge ASAP!
- Little Evil (2017) - Are you a fan of horror comedies? Then you definitely need to see Little Evil, an original film released earlier this season on Netflix. The movie stars Adam Scott (best known for his role as Ben Wyatt on Parks & Rec) as Gary, the brand new stepdad to five-year-old Lucas, who happens to be evil incarnate. Throughout the movie, teachers, authority figures, and of course other parents (including Gary's wife Samantha who is Lucas' mom), suggest that Gary "just needs to bond" with the boy - despite him doing things like burying Gary alive, lighting a birthday clown on fire, and other horrific things.
Basically, no matter what crazy evil thing the boy does, it's suggested that if only Gary would just bond with Lucas, then maybe he wouldn't "act out so much" (since literally damning your teacher to Hell is normal 5 year old acting out, after all).
The movie definitely pays tribute to a ton of your "creepy possessed kid" horror classics, and there are an absolute ton of laughs throughout as well. If you're looking to start things out on a lighter note, or if you're a fan of films that pair terror with laughs, then this is definitely a can't-miss movie.
- Hush (2016) - Another original horror film produced by Netflix, Hush is a terrifying flick that is definitely worth a watch - it scored 94% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, a feat that not many horror movies have been able to do. The story follows Maddie (played by Kate Siegel), a deaf writer who retreats to a cabin in the woods to live a solitary life. That plan goes awry when she realizes a masked killer is hunting her, and staying alive is made all the harder because she cannot hear the masked man as he hunts her.
The movie kicks off with Maddie's friend Sarah being brutally murdered by the masked man, but unable to hear her cries and screams, Maddie was unable to help. Once the killer realizes that Maddie is deaf, he decides to hunt her as well, and they go down a path of cat and mouse throughout the film.
- 1922 (2017) - Another recent release, 1922 is a suspenseful Netflix Original based on the Stephen King book of the same name. The story follows Wilf, who tricks his fourteen son Henry into killing his wife (Henry's mother), Arlette by threatening the life of Henry's girlfriend, Shannon. The boy murders his mother, and then goes on the run with his gal, leaving Wilf alone with his thoughts in the now-rat-infested farm house, and that's when things get weird.
We don't want to spoil too much here, but needless to say, if you're a Stephen King fan, this is definitely a movie that you don't want to miss out on.
- The Babysitter (2017) - In what can only be described as a "classic teen horror-comedy", The Babysitter is an instant-classic. It's got blood, it's got gore, and of course, it's super campy. Despite being set in modern-times, the movie has the feel of an 80s slasher flick, which makes it a fun watch for horror fans who enjoy the nostalgic campiness of old school 80s horror flicks.
- Death Note (2017) - One of Netflix's most recent, and highly-anticipated original horror releases, Death Note, came out earlier this year, and whether or not you've read the manga comic of the same name (released in 2003), if you're a horror fanatic, you're likely at least somewhat familiar with the title. The story takes place in Seattle, where a high school student named Light finds a notebook with "Death Note" scrawled across the top, and is then visited by the god of death, Ryuk, who explains the book's fantastical, and evil power - if you write someone's name in the Death Note book, they will die.
Ryun coaxes Light to scrawl the name of a bully in the book, and sure enough, said bully is decapitated in a freak accident the next day. After seeing the book's power's in action, he uses it to get vengeance against the man who killed his mother in a hit & run accident, and then he teams up with a classmate, Mia, to "use the Death Note book for good", and they begin writing the names of criminals in the book.
As you might imagine, things only escalate from there, the authorities get involved, and well, as is common with manga and anime stories, there's a wild twist at the end, and things aren't as cut and dry as they once seemed. This is a fairly unique horror movie, and an interesting live-action adaptation of a horror comic that has become a cult-classic.
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