What Are The Best Horror Films on Netflix USA Right Now? (October 23 2020)


Netflix have thousands of films available on their streaming service but how do fans of horror films know which ones to watch? Well, here are the top 20 horrors on Netflix USA (according to our unique rating system) – why not take a look and let us know which are your favourites? And if you want to see a full list of all horror films and TV shows then head to our special Halloween Page!

So, without further ado here are twenty of the best horror movies on Netflix USA as of today (October 23 2020):

1) Silence of the Lambs
New on Netflix Rating: 87.5%
Year: 1991
Duration: 1hr 58m
Genre: Films Based on Books, Classic Films, Thrillers, Classic Thrillers, Mysteries, Horror Films
FBI trainee Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned cannibal.
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2) The Blue Elephant 2
New on Netflix Rating: 80%
Year: 2019
Duration: 2hr 10m
Genre: Egyptian Movies, Middle-Eastern Films, Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Mysteries, Supernatural Thrillers, Horror Films, Supernatural Horror Films
When a former criminal psychiatrist discovers that a patient holds a secret that threatens his family, he must resort to extreme measures to save them.
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3) The Evil Dead
New on Netflix Rating: 78.5%
Year: 1981
Duration: 1hr 25m
Genre: Classic Films, Horror Films, Supernatural Horror Films, Zombie Horror Films, Independent Films
During a stop at a remote cabin deep within the woods, a group of teens begins turning into flesh-eating zombies in director Sam Raimi’s cult classic.
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4) Hush
New on Netflix Rating: 78.33%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 21m
Genre: Horror Films
A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window.
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5) Poltergeist
New on Netflix Rating: 77%
Year: 1982
Duration: 1hr 54m
Genre: Classic Films, Horror Films, Supernatural Horror Films
Malevolent otherworldly forces invade a suburban home and transform the house into a supernatural sideshow centered on the family’s young daughter.
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6) Under the Shadow
New on Netflix Rating: 76.2%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 24m
Genre: British Films, Horror Films, Supernatural Horror Films
During the Iran-Iraq conflict, a Tehran woman caring for her daughter while her husband is at war is gradually convinced evil spirits are at work.
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7) Creep 2
New on Netflix Rating: 75.5%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 20m
Genre: Horror Films, Independent Films
A video artist finds the perfect character for a sensational piece, but the subject of her dreams soon reveals his insidious side.
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8) Green Room
New on Netflix Rating: 74.6%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 35m
Genre: Thrillers, Horror Films
At the end of their low-budget tour, a punk band accepts a gig at an isolated rural club, only to discover that their hosts are neo-Nazis.
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9) Gerald’s Game
New on Netflix Rating: 74.5%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 43m
Genre: Films Based on Books, Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Horror Films
When her husband’s sex game goes wrong, Jessie — handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house — faces warped visions, dark secrets and a dire choice.
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10) Stree
New on Netflix Rating: 72.5%
Year: 2018
Duration: 2hr 6m
Genre: Indian Films, Hindi-language Films, Bollywood Films, Comedies, Horror Films, Horror Comedy, Supernatural Horror Films, Independent Films
Once a year, men in a small town fear abduction by an eccentric female spirit. A young tailor dismisses the idea of the ghost — until he falls for her.
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11) Inhuman Kiss
New on Netflix Rating: 72.33%
Year: 2019
Duration: 2hr 1m
Genre: Thai Films, Horror Films, Supernatural Horror Films, Romantic Films
A teenage girl is caught between the affections of two childhood friends while battling the bloodthirsty demon inside of her that manifests at night.
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12) Pee Mak
New on Netflix Rating: 72.33%
Year: 2013
Duration: 1hr 51m
Genre: Thai Films, Comedies, Horror Films, Horror Comedy, Supernatural Horror Films
Mak’s friends just want to protect him, but his wife Nak won’t let a small thing like her own death get in the way of true love in this horror-comedy.
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13) Sweetheart
New on Netflix Rating: 72.33%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 22m
Genre: Horror Films, Creature Features, Monster Films, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror Films
A woman shipwrecked on a remote island discovers she’s not alone and begins a fight for survival against a deadly presence that emerges each night.
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14) The Invitation
New on Netflix Rating: 72.2%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 40m
Genre: Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Horror Films, Independent Films
A man accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that reopens old wounds and creates new tensions.
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15) The Autopsy of Jane Doe
New on Netflix Rating: 71.75%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 26m
Genre: Mysteries, Horror Films, Supernatural Horror Films, Independent Films
A father-son team of small-town coroners performs an autopsy on an unidentified woman with mysterious injuries and a terrifying secret.
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16) It Comes at Night
New on Netflix Rating: 71.5%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 31m
Genre: Horror Films, Independent Films
As danger stalks the world outside his isolated home, an overprotective father faces a tough decision when another family shows up seeking help.
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17) The Girl with All the Gifts
New on Netflix Rating: 71%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 51m
Genre: Films Based on Books, British Films, Horror Films, Zombie Horror Films, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror Films
As a virulent fungus turns humanity into zombies, a band of survivors flees with a curiously evolved zombie girl who may hold the key to a cure.
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18) Creep
New on Netflix Rating: 70.8%
Year: 2014
Duration: 1hr 17m
Genre: Horror Films, Independent Films
When a cash-strapped videographer takes a job in a remote mountain town, he finds that the client has some unsettling ideas in mind.
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19) He Never Died
New on Netflix Rating: 70.8%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 37m
Genre: Comedies, Dark Comedies, Gangster Films, Horror Films, Horror Comedy, Vampire Horror Films
A reclusive immortal who needs human flesh but tries to stay clean finds himself cast back into society by a gang of thugs and his estranged daughter.
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20) Sleepy Hollow
New on Netflix Rating: 69.5%
Year: 1999
Duration: 1hr 45m
Genre: Films Based on Books, Mysteries, Horror Films, Supernatural Horror Films, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy
New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded.
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And the runners up…: Shutter (2004)Little Evil (2017)#Alive (2020)Gantz:O (2016)Red Dragon (2002)Nang Nak (1999)Bulbbul (2020)Hemlock Grove (2015)Sinister Circle (2017)Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020)

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