Five Satisfying Horror Films on Netflix
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With blockbuster sequels such as The Conjuring 3 (also known as the Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) and A Quiet Place Part II, it is no surprise that horror fans and pundits are elated for this year’s line-up of horror flicks.
Unfortunately, the pandemic still poses health and safety risks, and despite the return of cinemas and movie theaters, the majority of people would like to satisfy their horror cravings in the comfort of their homes.
Luckily, Netflix has continuously provided excellent horror movies and series. In this article, let us run through the 5 best horror films to watch on Netflix right now. Watch out for slight spoilers ahead.
(Note: This list of films is based on what is available in Netflix US. International viewers may not have access to the following films.)
Army of the Dead (2021)
Army of the Dead is a zombie heist film directed by Zack Snyder (from Justice League: Snyder Cut) starring notable actors such as Dave Bautista (from Guardians of the Galaxy) and Ella Purnell (from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children).
The opening scene was quick to let the viewers know the level of gore and intensity the rest of the film would present. The movie is action-packed and visually astounding, as a group of mercenaries takes to Las Vegas to execute a casino heist.
The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring was one of the best films of the past decade and ushered in what is known as the Conjuring Universe, encompassing the likes of Annabelle (2014), The Nun (2018), and the upcoming film The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021).
The Conjuring was directed by James Wan, a legendary director in the horror industry who was at the helm of other notable horror films such as Saw (2004) and Insidious (2010).
What critics and viewers loved about this particular movie was how it was so simple and effective in executing tense, dreadful scenes.
The way the movie began with a slow burn of supernatural occurrences and shifted gears in the middle to a full-scale horrorfest was something not a lot of horror films have executed to perfection.
Bird Box (2018)
There is something quite special and unique about a film that takes away one of your senses to survive. Just like A Quiet Place (2018) and The Happening (2008), Bird Box is a horror-thriller film that is all about survival, strategy, instincts, and family.
Bird Box stars the legendary Sandra Bullock (Gravity and Miss Congeniality) and John Malkovich (Dangerous Liaisons and Con Air). Their performances were what made this film so effective and full of horror and dread.
Gerald’s Game (2017)
If you are a fan of Stephen King novels and their subsequent movie adaptations, then this is the movie for you.
Gerald’s Game is one of the greatest book-to-film conversions in the psychological horror genre. Also falling under the mystery, thriller, and survival categories, expect to see a lot of insane sequences and gut-wrenching moments in this film. This is not for the faint of heart.
Not a lot of movies can pull off a story that mostly takes place inside an elevator, but Devil really had everything going for it.
The film is produced and conceptualized by M. Night Shyamalan (from Split and Glass) and is a very unique entry into the horror-thriller genre.
The mystery, creepiness, spirituality, and the fact that the main characters were all strangers from different backgrounds really made for a very intense viewing experience.
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