The Top 10 Scariest Horror Films On Netflix Right Now

Sophie WatsonSophie Watson in Entertainment, Film
Published 16.07.19

It may only be July but if you’re like me and Halloween is your favourite time of year, then every night is horror film night.

The sun may be shining fiercely through the window, but yank the curtains shut and whack on one of Netflix’s most chilling horror films. This time you won’t need to spend ages flicking through an infinite list of films, because we have already provided a truly terrifying line up that you’ll love. I suggest you get the popcorn ready.


1. The Ritual

Four male friends head off to Sweden on a hiking trip after the sad loss of their friend. All it takes is one wrong turn for hell to break loose (a bit like when I failed my driving test). Supernatural and frightening, this is one film you really won’t want to miss.

2. Leather Face

Set in Texas, a legendary killer named Leather Face escapes from a mental institution after being separated from his family. Crazed and violent, everyone is vengeful and seeking murder. This film takes gore to new extremes.


3. Bird Box


One mother and her two children VS an unknown and deathly presence. This is about surviving their venture to safety. But how can they escape with their eyes closed? No seriously c’mon, that’s got to be impossible.

 4. The Cabin in The Woods

Though it sounds like a beautiful holiday advertisement, five college friends quickly realise this is far from their ideal get away. Their fun is swiftly interrupted by the horrors that live in the deserted location. One by one, they discover why they should have just gone to Butlins.

5. Clown

When a devoted father realises he must dress up as a clown for his sons’ birthday, all turns very dark when his family fail to recognise him. Yes, a clown costume and a red nose really makes you look that different.



6. Get Out

A black man is introduced to his white girlfriends’ parents, but when he stays over at their country estate, it’s not long before he realises something isn’t quite right about them. This satirical and intense horror is appealing for it’s unconventional and thought-provoking themes.

7. The Perfection

Creepy, sinister and extremely thrilling, the music on the trailer alone is enough to make you want to never leave your house again. (That is of course, unless someone is offering to buy you food). This disturbing release encounters two young musicians on their path to playing the Cello perfectly. However, they quickly realise the obstacles that stand in their way were not what they expected.


8. The Invitation

A man gets invited to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife and his current girlfriend is totes fine with it… hmm, I can smell disaster already. It doesn’t take long before they realise danger is in the horizon.


9. The Conjuring 2

Set in London 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren are called out to a mother when her child becomes possessed by a spirit. Both haunting and gripping, it’s not advised to watch just before you go to sleep – oh wait, did I mention this is based on a true story?


10. Hush

A masked killer appears at a deaf women’s window. She can shout for help, but it probably isn’t ideal that she lives in the middle of nowhere. Oh for god’s sake, they always do don’t they. Does it never occur to them before they move miles away from civilisation, that this could happen?