Curious as to the best streaming device for your buck? Look here.Netflix and chill? More like Netflix and… kill. Okay, now that we’ve got that out of our system, let’s talk about how the red-colored streaming video service has become an incredible destination for horror movies. Big names and super-obscure slasher flicks sit side by side on the virtual shelves, with hundreds of streaming titles to sift through.But with all that choice, how do you find the truly watchable ones? Geek is here for you, because we’re always here for you. These are, full stop, the best horror movies on Netflix streaming right now. As licenses change and new movies are added, we’ll update this list, but as of February 2017 these eleven movies are the scariest you’ll find.OculusMost horror flicks go pretty easy on the viewer in terms of timeline, but the ambitious Oculus manages to juggle two plotlines 11 years apart with ease and scare the hell out of you doing it. The story concerns a mirror that induces supernatural hallucinations in people near it, and two generations of a family have to contend with its powers. What makes Oculus stand out from the raft of “haunted object” movies is the way it navigates the two timelines in a clever and diabolical way, leading to a third act twist that will blow your mind. It’s rare that we watch a horror film and say “this did something really new,” but this one does.Cabin FeverEli Roth’s 2002 gorefest Cabin Fever starts with one of the hoariest premises in horror history – a group of attractive young people head to a remote house in the woods for a little fun – and twists it until it bleeds. When a grotesque flesh-eating virus infects our leads, things go from bad to worse with madcap speed. Nothing Roth’s made since has lived up to the lean madness of Cabin Fever, including the absolutely unnecessary 2016 remake.Train To BusanZombie movies are a dime a dozen on Netflix, but this one takes some unconventional twists that make it very worth watching. The main thing that makes it interesting is the setting – when the dead rise and start chowing down on the living, our protagonist Seok-woo and his daughter are riding the rails to the city of Busan to visit her mother. When a train attendant gets the bite and turns, it kicks off a claustrophobic tale of survival on a moving vehicle. There’s talk of both a sequel and an American remake on the way.HellraiserIt’s impossible to overstate what a disruptive influence Clive Barker was on the horror industry in his prime. He brought a truly weird sensibility to his novels, dispensing with traditional monsters and frights to dip deep into world mythology, bizarre science and the nightmare that is the human mind. Oh, and he also directed. 1987’s Hellraiser has some weak spots, but the twisted plot and insanely great practical effects make it worth a watch. The design of Pinhead and his fellow Cenobites still ranks as some of the most iconic in horror history.TrollhunterThe “found footage” fad has been a horror mainstay since The Blair Witch Project, but most movies don’t do anything interesting with it. 2010 Norwegian flick Trollhunter is the exception. When a group of college kids head out into the frozen woods to lens a documentary about a bear poacher, they quickly find out they have more than they bargained for. Said poacher is actually engaged in a brutal war against trolls that explode in the sunlight, and their student project turns into a grisly, gory, ridiculous action-horror movie that’s unlike just about anything else.The VoicesBefore he was Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds starred in this horror comedy as Jerry, a cheerful guy who works at a bathtub family and comes home every night to take care of his beloved cat and dog… who talk to him and tell him to murder people. Jerry is a schizophrenic, you see, and when he doesn’t take his medication his pets get chatty. When he accidentally murders a co-worker he has a crush on, things start to go south for Jerry and it kicks off a blood-soaked comedy of errors that has one of the most bizarre endings we’ve ever seen.The ShiningStephen King might be the most-adapted novelist of all time, but he wasn’t satisfied with Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 version of The Shining. That’s bizarre, because it’s widely regarded as one of the best horror movies ever lensed. When writer Jack Torrance takes a job as caretaker of the Overlook Hotel during the winter, he intends to finish his long-delayed book. Unfortunately, the wandering spirits of the Overlook have other plans for him. The film is a gorgeous, incredibly influential piece of work. If you dig it, documentary Room 237, which goes into detail about many conspiracy theories surrounding the flick, is also streaming on Netflix.PontypoolThere are plenty of rious plague turns people into mindless, violent cannibals. Instead of being spread by blood, this one’s a virus in the English language itself, and manifests itself when you start repeating certain words over and over. The afflicted get so nuts that they chew their way through the faces of other people to make it stop. It’s a twisty premise that’s executed amazingly well, even if the ending doesn’t stick as well as it could.A Girl Walks Home Alone At NightHere’s a horror film so unique that many critics didn’t have any idea what to make of it. Ana Lily Amirpour’s 2014 A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night billed itself as “the first Iranian vampire Western,” and that description’s not far off the mark. The atmosphere is unlike anything else on this list, and although the plot is slight – a young Iranian man struggles to take care of his heroin-addicted father until he meets the titular Girl at Night – it’s incredibly engrossing. Horror is changing and growing, and it’s movies like this that are paving the way forward.It FollowsIt’s interesting to see how horror movies evolve with culture and technology. So many classic flicks just wouldn’t work in an era of cell phones and social networking. It Follows is one of the best attempts we’ve seen to put a modern spin on a classic concept. The basic premise is simple: after a sexual encounter, a young woman learns that she will be continually pursued by a supernatural force that can take any shape, and if it catches her she dies and begins to pursue the person who gave it to her. It’s a creepy analogy for the post-AIDS world that delivers shocks and scares at every turn.Tucker & Dale Vs. EvilLet’s close this off with a horror film that takes all of the “college student in the woods” tropes and turns them on their ear. Tucker and Dale are a pair of West Virginia hillbilies who are mistaken for serial killers by a bunch of city folk. A raucous and gory comedy of errors ensues, as the young people are murdered by their own stupidity and paranoia as Tucker and Dale valiantly try to save them. It’s insanely funny and surprisingly merciless in the way it treats its characters. There’s allegedly a sequel in development but who knows if we’ll ever see it.Removed From NeftlixSadly, movies don’t stay streaming forever, and every month the selection on Netflix changes. When a movie gets taken off of the service, we’ll put it down here and let you know where else you can get it.Beyond The Black RainbowIs it horror? Is it science fiction? Is it an art film? Beyond The Black Rainbow is all that and a bag of potato chips. The debut film from Panos Cosmatos is a trippy take on 80s classics like Altered States, featuring a mad doctor experimenting on a psychic girl in a bizarre prismatic prison. Don’t worry if you can’t quite make heads or tails of the plot – this one is a sensory experience more than anything else, a paean to the days when horror was truly outside the realm of human understanding. It’s super great.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoLet The Right One InOne of the coolest things about Netflix’s selection is that it’s truly international, and you’re lucky enough to be able to stream 2008’s brilliant Let The Right One In. Tomas Alfredson’s cold-weather vampire story is a masterpiece of suspense. Young Oskar is a bullied pre-teen who lives with his mother in the Stockholm suburbs, but when he meets a girl named Eli things start to get real weird. Let The Right One In touches on lots of vampire movie tropes – doomed romance, immortality – but does it in such a mysterious and left-handed way that it seems fresh and new.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoThe Cabin In The WoodsDrew Goddard’s 2012 horror comedy was a cult hit upon release, regarded by some as a Scream for a new generation of fans. The setup is as generic as it comes – a group of college students head off into the woods and run into unspeakable evil – but the twists this puppy throws at the unsuspecting viewer are outrageous. We don’t want to spoil the gimmick if you haven’t seen the flick, but be aware that nothing is as it seems, and if you feel like you’ve seen this story before, there’s a very good reason. The tons of sneaky references to other horror franchises make The Cabin In The Woods wicked fun to rewatch.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoThe ExorcistWe’re incredibly blessed to have one of the most seminal horror films of all time available for streaming. William Friedkin’s The Exorcist completely changed the landscape when it came out in 1973, elevating the genre to mass-market accessibility and proving that it could touch on current-day issues in a mature way. It was the first horror flick to garner a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars (even if it lost out to The Sting). If you haven’t seen it, it holds up amazingly well for being almost a half a century old – Linda Blair is a revelation as a young girl possessed by an ancient Assyro-Babylonian demon, and the role defined her entire career.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoRe-AnimatorFew writers have had the lasting impact on the genre as H.P. Lovecraft, and adaptations of his work have ranged from chilling to ridiculous. Stuart Gordon’s 1985 Re-Animator falls squarely on the humorous side of the line, but the gory black comedy was a cult hit on release and still holds up decades later. Dr. Herbert West is the archetypal mad scientist who pushes a little too hard on the barrier between life and death and pays dearly for it, and the effects by practical master Brian Yuzna are absolutely glorious.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoFrom Dusk ‘Til DawnRobert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino teamed up for the first time for this wildly funny, sleazy vampire movie. When a pair of bank robbers hole up at a Mexican strip club, they’re not ready to meet the creatures of the night that call the place home. Salma Hayek launched a thousand sexual awakenings as possessed peeler Satanico Pandemonium, and the film’s third act is a relentless barrage of gore, stunts and witty dialogue. Critics hated it at the time but it stands up well today. The movie inspired a TV series on Rodriguez’s El Rey network that’s also very much worth watching.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoThe Blair Witch ProjectIt’s crazy to think, but before The Blair Witch Project, horror movies were in a pretty serious rut. All it took was a clever low-budget filmmaker with a gimmick – found footage – and a trio of actors willing to play along and the genre was pretty much instantly revitalized. The 1999 flick had audiences fleeing theaters in terror, and even knowing that it was all faked doesn’t strip the movie of much of its potency. The erratic pacing and disturbingly banal “scares” – piles of sticks, a person facing a corner – unsettle even as you try to figure out what the hell is happening.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoThe HostGiant monster movies don’t typically cross the line into all-out horror, but Bong Joon-Ho’s 2006 entry The Host pulled it off to become one of the most successful South Korean movies of all time. When pollution in the Han River creates a murderous creature, it’s up to a family that runs a snack bar to get rid of it. With clever anti-government themes and remarkably effective low-budget effects, The Host delivers on a bunch of different levels. The performances are great and thankfully the unnecessary American remake seems to be dead in the water.Stream on Amazon VideoGremlinsJoe Dante’s brilliant 1984 movie created the template for dozens of knock-offs to come, fusing comedy and horror in a unique and brilliant way. When a young boy gets a strange furry pet for Christmas, he systematically ignores all three rules that come with it and is soon inundated by a gaggle of homicidal green jerks. It’s surprisingly violent in retrospect – especially the scene where one gets nuked in the microwave – but never stops being fun. We’d love to see this style of horror film come back in the modern age, with no CGI Gremlins. Puppets forever.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoThe DescentAre you afraid of the dark? Neil Marshall’s 2005 horror flick embraces that fear by plunging viewers deep into the earth with no way out. When a group of friends goes on a spelunking expedition, things go from bad to worse when a cave-in traps them below. The worse part? They’re not alone. Also down there is a society of sightless, pale humanoid creatures who are very hungry. What follows shouldn’t surprise any seasoned horror watcher, but it’s a hell of a ride. Claustrophobic, violent and packed with twists and turns, this one will keep you glued to the screen until the shocking climax.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoThe BabadookJennifer Kent’s 2014 debut kicked off a wave of imitators, but it still stands as a beautiful and subtle take on parental horror. When a young boy becomes obsessed with fighting an imaginary monster, his mother has to contend with the fact that the Babadook might be more real than she thought. This flick works because of the slow-burning suspense that it crams into every scene. Instead of jump scares and freakouts, The Babadook builds an atmosphere of impending doom that sucks you in and makes you dread the dark corners and quiet moments.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoIf Netflix isn’t doing to for you anymore try the 11 Niche Video Streaming Services You Should Subscribe To. But we can also walk you through that choice with a Simple Guide to Streaming Services. 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