10. Tucker and Dale VS Evil (Watch On Netflix)
The Movie: College students on a camping trip, two creepy rednecks – you think you know what it’s about? Think again and watch.
Why It’s Awesome: Stupid movie in every way, shape and form, but entertaining nonetheless, and it gets major points for absolute originality.
9. Slither (Watch On Netflix)
The Movie: Slug-like parasites infest a small town, causing humans to act like zombie-like creatures, all while craving raw meat.
Why It’s Awesome: It’s gross, seriously. This movie is like Night of the Creeps on crack. Hysterical dialogue, stomach-churning gore and half-way decent acting. Mix it all up and you have a pretty entertaining movie.
8. Event Horizon (Watch On Netflix)
The Movie: A ship with the capabilities of creating artificial black holes disappears for seven years along with its crew. Seven years later a search and rescue team is dispatched to find out just want happened and where the ship went. Where did it go, indeed?
Why It’s Awesome: Event horizon is a great movie. Great actors and a pretty original script. It is not without its flaws, but It has a fun mix of sci-fi and horror and it excels in the darkness of the atmosphere, both literally and figuratively.
7. Pet Cematary (Watch On Netflix)
The Movie: A man decides to bury his family pet in a cemetery built on an ancient Native American burial ground. Horror ensues. People, have we learned nothing? Never go near an ancient Native American burial ground for any reason, whatsoever.
Why It’s Awesome: I remember first seeing this movie and couldn’t get the image of the dripping eyes out of my head. For all you that have seen the movie, you know what I mean. For those that didn’t, please watch it. It’s one of the better Stephen King adaptions. Good acting, a better script and some legitimate fright fest moments.
6. Hellraiser (Watch On Netflix)
The Movie: A mysterious puzzle box sends all who open it into the realm of hell where they will be eternally tortured. After escaping said torture, Frank must drink human blood to regain his human form, with the help of his sister-in-law/lover. Of course, the cenobites have a strict, “you can check in, but you can’t check out” policy.
Why It’s Awesome: The first and arguably, the best of the Hellraiser movies. Although Pinhead is used sparingly, he is at his creepiest and most demented and the special FX are not as bad as they are in the second film.
5. The Cabin in the Woods (Watch On Netflix)
The Movie: A group of campers are spending a fun-filled weekend in the woods, what they don’t know is, it’s all part of a master plan for our viewing pleasure.
Why It’s Awesome: The movie is a nice twist to the “twenty something’s trapped in a cabin while the forces of evil pick them off one by one” movie. It’s funny and unforgiving and you can tell everyone involved is having a blast. Definitely one of the better horror films in the last few years.
4. The Evil Dead (Watch On Netflix)
The Movie: After reading from the Necronomicon (the book of the dead, inked in blood and paged in flesh), a group of campers inadvertently release demons looking for a little soul swallowing.
Why It’s Awesome: It’s a cult classic in every sense of the word. Not as big on the horror as it is on the comedy, but certainly worth a watch if you’ve never seen it. Bruce Campbell is at his hammiest and a woman gets raped by a tree! Part two is even better.
3. Rosemary’s Baby (Watch On Netflix)
The Movie: A young couple move into an apartment complex, and after the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, the neighbors seem to all have a special agenda.
Why It’s Awesome: Over the years, this movie have never lost its horror. You might be singing a different tune if you were a pregnant woman, as this is the classic “nightmare scenario”.
2. The Serpent and the Rainbow (Watch On Netflix)
The Movie: An anthropologist researches a mysterious drug in Haiti that turns people into living zombies. As he gets closer to the truth, his world becomes ripped into a nightmare.
Why It’s Awesome: This movie never gets the credit it deserves. It’s not super scary in the way of monsters and gore, but it does give you a great sense of dread and atmosphere.
1. Let the Right One In (Watch On Netflix)
The Movie: A bullied teen befriends a girl named Eli, a vampire with a dubious agenda.
Why It’s Awesome: Not to be confused with the American version, this far superior Swedish version is your best horror movie on Netflix. It has a fantastic original story, a grim atmosphere and even grimmer ending. It’s sad and scary at the same time and you feel strangely depressed after watching it but also strangely satisfied. The subtitles can be a deterrent, but the movie is so good that the subtitles just blend right in.
Author Bio: James Errigo is a big music and movie fan. As far as movies go, he loves all genres. Horror, Sci-Fi, and Comedy are probably his favorites. He love anything Quentin Tarantino has his hands in, Scorsese, Kubrick, Wes Craven. The list goes on and on. He has written songs for his band, and poems and short stories for college.