Best Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix in 2022 [December] – The Amityville Horror, Things Heard and Seen, Escape Room, and more

There’s nothing like a good horror movie. Whether blood and gore, or mystery horror, a good horror flick can get your pulse racing like no other. Netflix has a huge collection of horror movies for you to watch. Select between classic and new-age horror movies, each with its own USPs. From the Amityville Horror to Escape Room, from Creep to The Conjuring 2, each movie is full of some of the scariest content you will ever see on OTT. So what are the best horror movies to watch on Netflix?

All-time Best Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix

Movie Name Rating Release Year
The Hunt 8.3 2020
The Conjuring 7.5 2013
The Conjuring 2 7.3 2016
Don’t Breathe 7.1 2016
The Host 7.1 2006
Sinister 6.8 2012
Under the Shadow 6.8 2016
Saint Maud 6.7 2019
Hush 6.6 2015
Nanh Nak 6.5 1999
Escape Room 6.4 2019
Creep 6.3 2014
Apostle 6.3 2018
Fear Street Trilogy 6.2 1994
The Perfection 6.2 2018
Mama 6.2 2013
Brightburn 6.1 2019
The Lodge 6 2019
The Amityville Horror 5.9 2005
Cam 5.9 2018
Things Heard and Seen 5.3 2021

The Hunt (2020)

This story introduces us to a lonely teacher, struggling for his son’s custody. Little by little, his life improves as he gets positive news from his son, but one innocent little lie will change his luck forever. 

IMDb Rating: 8.3

Cast: Thomas Bo Larsen, Mads Mikkelsen,,Lasse Fogelstrøm, Annika Wedderkopp,, Anne Louise Hassing, Susse Wold,, Alexandra Rapaport, Lars Ranthe, Steen Ordell, Sebastian Bull Sarning,, Daniel Engstrup,Guldbrand Jensen, Søren Rønholt, Troels Thorsen, Jytte Kvinesdal, Hana Shuan, Bjarne Henriksen, Josefine Gråbøl,Nicolai Dahl Hamilton

Duration: 1h 55min

Genre: Horror

Director: Craig Zobel

The Amityville Horror (2005)

Ryan Reynolds has been cast in the lead role in this scary film. The plot unfurls with the story of a married couple George and Kathy, who move into a new house together with their children. However, strange and unexplained occurrences soon take place, cutting their happiness short. 

IMDb Rating:  5.9

Cast: Melissa George, Ryan Reynolds, Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, Rachel Nichols, Chloë Grace Moretz,, Isabel Conner, Philip Baker Hall, Annabel Armour, Brendan Donaldson David Gee, Rich Komenich, Nancy Lollar, Danny McCarthy, Lenore Thomas Douglas, José Taitano, Marie Joelyn, Wojciech Fry Lewis,

Duration: 1 h 30 min

Genre: Horror

Director: Andrew Douglas

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Things Heard and Seen (2021)

In this story, we are introduced to a young married couple that shifts into a strange home, from a small town. This movie has a mysterious and scary atmosphere which gets worse as the movie progresses. The storyline is amazing, but what wins it is that there are multiple simultaneously overlapping stories. 

IMDb Rating: 5.3

Cast: James Norton, Amanda Seyfried, Alex Neustaedter, Natalia Dyer, Ana Sophia Heger, Charlotte Maier, Ana Sophia Heger,, Ben Graney, Kristin Griffith, Joey Auzenne, Molly Jobe, Cotter Smith, Kelcy Griffin, Karen Allen, Dan Daily, Maureen Young, Jack Gore, F. Murray Abraham, Melinda Tanner.

Duration: 2h 1 min

Genre: Horror

Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Escape Room (2019)

A lot of survival and problem-solving movies have inspired this flick. In this story we are introduced to 6 random strangers who get trapped in an escape room, vying for a prize money of 10000 dollars. These 6 strangers are trapped in a honeycomb of deadly mystery rooms and they use their wits to survive. 

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Cast: Taylor Russell, Jay Ellis, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Tyler Labine, Nik Dodani, Yorick van Wageningen, Cornelius Geaney Jr., Russell Crous, Bart Fouche, Jessica Sutton, Paul Hampshire, Vere Tindale, Kenneth Fok, Caely-Jo Levy, Jamie-Lee Money, Jeremy Boado, Inge Beckmann

Duration: 1h 39min

Genre: Horror

Director: Adam Robitel

Fear Street Trilogy (1994)

The book “Fear Street” by RL Stine has inspired this gory, entertaining and amazing slasher trilogy. It is supported by a good storyline, a strong cast that has performed well in all 3 movies. Fear Street Part 1 introduces us to a circle of teenage friends that comes across the ancient evil that has done a number of brutal murders in their town for over 3 centuries. 

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Cast: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr, Julia Rehwald, Maya Hawke, Charlene Amoia, David W Thompson, Noah Bain Garret, Ashley Zukerman, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Jana Allen, Fred Hechinger, Matt Burke, Christian Bridges, Matthew Zuk, Jeremy Ford, Jaime Matthis, Danyon Huntington

Duration: 1h 47min

Genre: Horror

Director: Leigh Janiak

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Brightburn – (2019)

In this story, we are introduced to a gifted kid with superpowers. One such child happens to crash-land on earth. Instead of helping however, their powers prove to be a curse instead. 

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Cast:  David Denman, Elizabeth Banks, Abraham Clinkscales, Jackson A. Dunn, Jennifer Holland, Christian Finlayson, Matt Jones, Emmie Hunter, Becky Wahlstrom, Meredith Hagner,, Gregory Alan Williams, Terence Rosemore, Steve Agee, Elizabeth Becka, Stephen Blackheart, Annie Humphrey, Michael Rooker, Mike Dunston

Duration: 1h 30min

Genre: Horror

Director: David Yarovesky

The Lodge -(2019) 

Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala have directed this psychological horror movie. Sergio Casci has assisted the two mentioned earlier. This story introduces us to a stepmother stranded at a rural lodge with her fiance’s two kids. There they experience strange happenings that seem to be related to her past. 

IMDb Rating: 6

Cast: Jaeden Martell, Riley Keough, Alicia Silverstone,Lia McHugh,, Danny Keough,  Richard Armitage, Philippe Ménard, Lola Skye Reid,

Duration: 1h 48min

Genre: Horror

Director: Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala

Creep (2014)

In this story, we are introduced to a novice videographer who replies to an online ad seeking a videographer to capture the last messages of a dying man. However, the man’s weird behaviour makes the videographer question his intentions. Get ready to experience found-footage, and mockumentary style filmmaking. The strange setting, straightforward premise and cast plays on our fears. 

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Cast: Mark Duplass, Patrick Brice, Katie Aselton

Duration: 1h 17min

Genre: Horror

Director: Patrick Kack-Brice

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Sinister (2012)

In this story, we are introduced to a box of super 8 movies located in the house of washed up true crime writer Ellison Oswalt. The murder Oswalt is researching is the job of a serial killer whose work goes back to the 60s. With a good storyline and bone-chilling performances, this movie lives up to its name. 

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Cast: Juliet Rylance, Ethan Hawke, James Ransone, Fred Thompson, Michael Hall D’Addario, Clair Foley, Tavis Smiley, Rob Riley, Janet Zappala, Victoria Leigh, Ethan Haberfield, Cameron Ocasio, Blake Mizrahi, Danielle Kotch, Lorraine Aceves, Nicholas King, Vincent D’Onofrio, Chester the Chihuahua

Duration: 1h 50min

Genre: Horror

Director: Scott Derrickson


Don’t Breathe (2016)

A bunch of thieves break into the house of a blind man. However, the old man isn’t as hopeless as he seems. The characters are partially developed, and claustrophobia is the main theme in this captivating horror flick. 

IMDb: 7.1

Cast: Jane Levy, Stephen Lang, Fede Alvarez, Daniel Zovatto, Franciska Töröcsik, Emma Bercovici, Katia Bokor, Christian Zagia, Olivia Gillies, Sergej Onopko, Athos, Dayna Clark Nomad, Astor, Jane May Graves, Jimmie Chiappelli, Brak Little.

Duration: 1h 28min

Genre: Horror

Director: Fede Alvarez

Under the Shadow (2016)

In this story, we are introduced to the struggle of a mother and daughter trying to come to terms with the horrors of the post-revolution war-torn Tehran in the 80s. However, a mysterious evil soon starts to haunt their home. 

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi,, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi, Soussan Farrokhnia, Aram Ghasemy, Hamid Djavadan, Ray Haratian, Bijan Daneshmand, Behi Djanati Atai, Karam Rashayda, Nabil Koni, Khaled Zamamiri, Zainab Zamamiri, Adel Darageh, Ehab Rousan, Suhaila Armani, Rami Mehyar,

Duration: 1h 24min

Genre: Horror

Director: Babak Anvari

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

In this story, we are introduced to Ed and Lorraine Warren as they travel to North London to help a single mother raise four children in a house haunted by a supernatural spirit. This movie is scarier than the prequel. The mother goes through the torture of Bill Wilkins, who is being controlled by Valak, the evil spirit. 

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Benjamin Haigh, 

Lauren Esposito, Simon McBurney, Patrick McAuley, Simon Delaney, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Bob Adrian, Franka Potente, Bonnie Aarons, Robin Atkin Downes, Steve Coulter, Abhi Sinha, Javier Botet, Chris Royds

Duration: 2h 14min

Genre: Horror

Director: James Wan

The Conjuring – (2013)

In this movie, Lorraine and Ed Warren team up to help a family that is being haunted by an evil presence in their home. 

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Cast-Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Hayley McFarland, Shanley Caswell, Joey King, Kyla Deaver, Mackenzie Foy, John Brotherton, Shannon Kook, Sterling Jerins, Marion Guyot, Morganna Bridgers, Amy Tipton, Sean Flynn, Ashley White. 

Saint Maud  (2019)

Rose Glass has written and directed this British psychological horror movie. In this flick we are introduced to a hospice nurse named Maud, a recent convert to Roman Catholicism. She gets obsessed with a former dancer under her care, convinced she has to save the latter’s soul at any cost. 

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Cast: Caoilfhionn Dunne, Morfydd Clark, Marcus Hutton, Jennifer Ehle,, Noa Bodner, Carl Prekopp, Lily Knight, Lily Fraser, Sona Vyas, Takatsuna Mukai,, Rosie Sansom, Faith Edwards,, Brian Jackson, Jonathan  Milshaw,, Rose Knox Peebles, Turlough Convery, Nancy, Antony Barlow.

Duration: 1h 24m

Genre: Horror

Director: Rose Glass

Nang Nak (1999)

Set in the late 1860’s, this movie is based on a Thai legend. We are introduced to a war returnee, a young husband, who has no clue about what has happened to his family in his absence. This romantic tragedy horror movie has a touching love story which is both emotional and scary. Nonzee Nimibutr is the director of this flick which shows us the life of a devoted ghost wife and her none-the-wiser husband. 

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Cast: Inthira Charoenpura, Winai Kraibutr, Manit Meekaewjaroen, Pramote Suksatit, Pracha Thawongfia

Duration: 1h 40min

Genre: Horror

Director: Nonzee Nimibutr

The Perfection (2018)

Richard Shepard has directed and written the screenplay for this American psychological horror thriller movie. The story takes us through the life of disturbed musical prodigy Charlotte, who finds Elizabeth, the best new pupil of her former school. Both then go down an evil path with disturbing consequences. 

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Cast: Allison Williams, Marie Maskell, Glynis Davies, Christina Jastrzembska, Milah Thompson, Molly Grace,, Alaina Huffman, Steven Weber, Graeme Duffy, Logan Browning, Eileen Tian, Mark Kandborg,, Winnie Hung, Tasmin Carlow-Ujiie, Benjamin Wong, Jorya Yi, Vince Tsang, Alex Lee

Duration: 1h 30min

Genre: Horror

Director: Richard Shepard

The Host (2006)

This monster-horror movie is about an unidentified monster that rises from the Han River in Seoul, and kills hundreds of people and also takes Hyun-seo away. When her family learns of her captivity, they promise to save her. See what lengths one victim’s family will go to to save her. 

IMDb rating – 7.1

Cast-Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-Bong, Park Hae-ilm, Bae Doona, Ko Asung, Dal-su Oh, Jae-eung Lee, Dong-Ho Lee, Je-mun Yun, Pil-sung Yim, Roe-Ha Kim, Yeon-su Yu, No-shik Park, Su-hee Go, Scott Wilson, Kim Hak-sun, Paul Lazar, Brian Rhee. 

Duration – 2h

Genre- Horror

Director – Bong Joon-ho.

Apostle (2018)

This is a period horror movie. The story revolves around a former missionary named Thomas Richardson, who is hell bent on rescuing his sibling who has been kidnapped and is being held at ransom by a religious cult. This movie has an amazing storyline and is very transparent. Gareth Evans is the writer and director of this movie. 

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Cast: Paul Higgins, Richard Elfyn, Catrin Aaron, Dan Stevens, Bill Milner, John Weldon, Gareth Pierce, Ross O’Hennessy,, John Norton, Rhys Meredith, Rhian Morgan, Ioan Hefin, Mark Lewis Jones, Kristine Froseth, Owain Gwynn, Lucy Boynton, Sharon Morgan, Michael Sheen

Duration: 2h 10min

Genre: Horror

Director: Gareth Evans. 

Hush (2016)

This movie has been directed by Mark Flanagan. A deaf-mute girl gets targeted by a killer, with their cat and mouse game making an interesting watch. Thrilling yet gruesome and violent, this slasher movie about a creepy stalker is sure to scare you to bits. 

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Cast: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr, Samantha Sloyan, Michael Trucco, Emma Graves

Duration: 1h 22min

Genre: Horror

Director: Mike Flanagan

Mama (2013)

Andres Muschiette has co-written and directed this Spanish-Canadian horror movie, whose story follows two young girls who get abandoned in a forest cabin. “Mama”, an unknown entity fosters them and follows them into their new suburban home. They are led by 2 adults and retrieved by their uncle. 

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessica Chastain,, Isabelle Nélisse, Megan Charpentier,, Daniel Kash, Javier Botet,, Morgan McGarry, Jane Moffat,, Dominic Cuzzocrea, David Fox, Julia Chantrey, Christopher Marren, Diane Gordon, Ray Kahnert,  Maya Dawe,  Matthew Edison, Nick Hall, Sierra Dawe,

Duration: 1h 40min

Genre: Horror

Director: Andres Muschietti 

Cam (2018)

Digital identities and their vulnerabilities are the focus of this psychological horror thriller. The main character here is an online sex performer desperate to move up the ranks of her host site. However, her account gets hacked and her erotica gets live-streamed without her knowing. Technology, online sex work and the dignity of labour make this movie a good watch. 

IMDb Rating: 5.9

Cast: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Devin Druid, Melora Walters, Imani Hakim, Michael Dempsey, Samantha Robinson, Flora Diaz, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Linda Griffin, Quei Tann, Carl Donelson, Clint Jung, Brayden Skoglund, Elijah Stevenson, Emily Berry, Paris Peterson, Isa Mazzei

Duration: 1h 34min

Genre: Horror

Director: Daniel Goldhaber

That does it for horror movies on Netflix. So which one will you watch today? 


1) What is the #1 scariest movie on Netflix?

The Conjuring

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Yes, Annabelle has been voted as one of the scariest movies.