The criteria was that Netflix watchers made it at least 70% of the way through the flicks before switching off in their droves.
That indicates that these movies aren’t bad (otherwise people would turn off earlier), they’re just downright terrifying.
Netflix is infamously secretive about its viewing data for films and TV shows, so this is a great reveal for horror fans in search of a spookfest. Check out the scariest Netflix horror films, in nor particular order, below.
1. Blair Witch (2016)
The reboot to the faux documentary film that made your stomach churn the first time round (thanks to its shaky handheld footage) is just as scary as its predecessor.
2. Hostel (2005)
Part of the torture porn sub-genre that was kicked off by the Saw series in 2004, Hostel takes the gory formula to sickening heights.
3. Krampus (2015)
A Christmas monster movie that’s filled with dark delights, Krampus is a horror hybrid that throws comedy and fantasy into the mix.
4. Paranormal Activity and Paranormal Activity 2 (2007/10)
More found footage frights, this time in the form of the first two films in the long-running Paranormal Activity series (which has grown into the fifth biggest horror franchise ever).
5. The Human Centipede: First Sequence and The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence (2010/11)
The sequel to the controversial horror film The Human Centipede was initially banned for being too “sexually violent and politically obscene”.
It was later given an 18 certificate after more than 2 minutes of cuts were made to the movie. It’s featured here along with the first film.
6. Darna Zaroori Hai (2006)
This Indian anthology movie is the only Bollywood film to make the list. The title translates to “You Gotta Be Scared”.
Seeking refuge from the rain in a spooky house, a group of children are told five creepy stories by the old woman they encounter there.
7. The Omen (2006)
Another remake that cranks up the scares, The Omen is about an American official who realises that his adopted child may literally be the devil incarnate.
8. The Descent (2005)
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong for a group of female friends, who must outrun a strange breed of vicious predators.
9. The Fog (2005)
We’re sensing a trend here. The Fog is a remake of the ’80s horror film, which sees a thick mist full of vengeful spirits terrorise an island town.
10. XX (2017)
This female-led horror anthology features four short films directed by women, with shiver-inducing results.
In related Netflix news, the streaming service’s viewers are raving about a new horror film that may be one of the scariest of the year.
The movie, called Veronica, is a Spanish original that’s seriously freaking people out, with several Twitter users describing it as a “terrifying” experience.
Based on a real-life police file, the film tells the story of a young girl called Veronica and her siblings who try and summon their dead father’s spirit using a Ouija board.
How many of the scary movies on this list have you seen? Are there any you think deserve to be on it? Let us know in the comments section below.
Story by: The Sun
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