The Conjuring, Eli, Gerald's Game: Top Fifteen Horror Films to Watch on Netflix

The Conjuring, Eli, Gerald's Game: Top Fifteen Horror Films to Watch on Netflix

Netflix has a collection of some of the best horror films in the world. Here is a collection of the top 15.

Horror films are one of the most favorite film genres for some people. Yeah, mentioning ‘some’ was important as many people would literally hide under the table as they imagine the same demons they watched on their screens to creeping into the comfort of their own homes. However, those who enjoy horror films cannot have enough of it. The thrill of watching a horror film is always late at night. Netflix, like always, provides its audiences a chance to watch their favorite horror films without having to think much. Here are the top fifteen horror films that you can watch on Netflix.

1. Apostle

Thomas Richardson in 1905 goes to a remote Welsh town to rescue his sister from a cult. Here he comes across some darker realities. The film revolves around his time with cult members and the strange practices which change everything for him. The film is a Netflix original.

2. The Autopsy of Jane Doe

In the wee hours of night, Brian Cox who is a coroner and his son Emile Hirsch get a body delivered. There is something strange about this dead body as its outlook is pristine but as they cut there is something unusual. Make sure you have a strong heart if you intend to watch it.

3. Eli

It is the story of a young boy named Eli suffering from a rare medical condition due to which he has to stay indoors. He experiences some supernatural phenomena in the medical facility he is living at. It is an old house that has been converted into a modern medical facility. He makes friends with a young girl Haley whom he speaks through a window.

4. Candyman

This is based on the short story ‘The Forbidden’ by Clive Barker. It is the story of a student working on his thesis themed around urban legends. He comes across the legend of the Candyman who is the ghost of an artist and son of a slave murdered in the 19th century.

5. The Conjuring

To be honest, Conjuring is an eternal watch. It is based on the story of real-life paranormal investigators who come to help the Perron family undergoing repeated disturbing issues at their farmhouse in Rhode Island. The story has been set up in the time period of 1971.

6. The Witch

As the name suggests, it is the story of a witch who follows a Puritan family and kills their newborn son. Through her evil forces (real or imaginary), the witch creates unthinkable problems for the family.

7. The Eyes of My Mother

This black and white spooky story of a girl named Francisca is bound to send chills down your spine. The girl is an experts at taking the eyeballs out as trained by her mother. She does the same for her mother’s murderer. For the rest, please watch the film at your own risk.

8. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

This Netflix original production is about a caretaker Lily who has to take care of an old horror writer suffering from Dementia. The house they are staying at is probably haunted. The setting is both creepy and spooky.

9. The Last Exorcism

The minister decides to document his last exorcism after performing a series of  fake exorcisms over his life. He goes to a farmer’s place to take the reported ‘devil’ out of his daughter’s body. And the rest is history.

10. Shutter

This Thai film is about a couple who hits a woman with their car at late night and then comes across a series of weird and unusual happenings with their photographs.

11. Train to Busan

This South Korean film is probably one of the best movies available on Netflix. It is a zombie apocalypse based film qualifying for the horror genre. The event happens on a train to Busan risking the safety of the passengers.

12. Under the Shadow

This Iranian film is about a woman whose apartment is haunted by a female djinn. Since the film has been set up in the scenario of Iran Iraq war, one can safely presume that the life outside her home is as dangerous as that within. The woman has to deal with the fear of losing her husband, the frustrations of not being allowed to work, and the presence of a demon.

13. Emelie

As spooky as it gets, a girl named Anna babysitting three children is kidnapped by Emilie and a man. She is possessed by Emelie and then enters the house of the children she is supposed to babysit. Rest everything is a story of horror and fear that would surround you as you watch this film.

14. Gerald’s Game

The story is based on Stephen King’s novel with the same title. It is about a married couple who arrive at an isolated lake house for a holiday. Here the husband dies of a heart attack just before the couple was supposed to make love. The wife is in handcuffs and tried to get out of this situation. 

15.  The Invitation

A man visits his ex-wife and her new husband responding to their invitation with his girlfriend. Since the couple had divorced following the death of their son, the man who has revisited his old home after two years, relives the memories related to the son’s death.

Holiday season is just around the corner. And now is the time to make the most of it by getting some finger food that you can sneak inside your blanket as you begin watching these horror films one after another on Netflix. The best part is that you can always turn your screen off when it gets too spooky for you to handle and just close your eyes trying to get away with the horror thoughts surrounding your mind. Happy watching!


By Saadia Ahmed
Saadia Ahmed is an Australia based writer from Pakistan who loves Aaloo Gosht, Bollywood, Madam Noor Jahan, and everything that comes in between.