Best Horror Movies on Netflix (2023)

best horror movies on netflix in 2023

Looking for best horror movies on Netflix? then read on…

Netflix has the biggest directory of films and series across several genres such as horror, action, suspense, thriller, comedy, documentary children, romance, sci-fi, fantasy and drama. Undoubtedly, it is also the biggest Ott platform that hosts the best horror movie titles in International English along with dubbed versions of Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and other regional languages. Since its catalogue is huge, it could be tiring to find out the film which meet your needs. Therefore, we at have filtered out some of the best horror movies currently streaming on Netflix in India, USA and other parts of the world.

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Grab your snacks and stick to your couch because we are presenting you the most spine-chilling horror movies of all times.

No. 1 in our list is…

1) Bird Box

bird box - the best horror movie on Netflix in 2023
Bird Box CastSandra Bullock (Malorie)
Sarah Paulson (Jessica)
Julian Edwards (Tom)
Vivien Lyra Blair (Girl)
Release Date14 December 2018
IMDB Rating6.6/10
Runtime2 hours 4 minutes
AudioEnglish, Hindi
DirectorSussane Bier
Movie TrailerBird Box Trailer

In an opening shot we see Malorie explaining her kids that there is demonic presence in this apocalypse world. Therefore, she advised them not to open the blindfold while crossing the river. Because whosoever opens the blindfold goes bonkers and die.

Five years earlier…

Pregnant Malorie is visited by her sister Jessica. While watching news broadcast they come to know about unexplained mass suicide across Europe, Asia and North America. After a while, they visit hospital for Malorie’s prenatal checkup. During her checkup she notices a lady banging her head onto the glass wall. She gets scared and run towards her car to escape from the scene. Malorie tells Jessica that the demonic thing which they saw in news is here and forcing people to commit suicide. Jessica pushes the gas pedal, after moving a few meters away from the hospital the car meets with an accident. Watch this horror thriller film to know the complete story.

2) A Classic Horror Story

A Classic Horror Story - scariest horror movie on Netflix
A Classic Horror Story CastMatilda Anna Ingrid Lutz (Elisa)
Yulia Sobol (Sofia)
Will Merrick (Mark)
Fransesco Russo (Fabrizio)
Peppino Mazzotta (Riccardo)
Release Date14 July 2021
IMDB Rating5.7/10
Runtime1 hours 35 minutes
AudioEnglish, Hindi
DirectorRoberto De Feo, Paolo Strippoli
Movie TrailerA Classic Horror Story Trailer

Elisa who is visiting her parents decided to share the ride along with other four strangers through rideshare app : a doctor, couple Mark and Sophie, and a travel vlogger Fabrizio. While going through the road she feel sick. Therefore they all decide to pull over the car and Mark who is drunk takes over the driving seat for Fabrizio. Mark swerves the car to save the corpse of a goat and crash into a tree. Elisa wakes up next morning to see the group doing first aid of Mark’s broken leg. The group realises that they are no longer on the road but in a mysterious cottage surrounded by a dense forest. Watch this horror thriller movie on Netflix Ott app.

3) Evil Dead

Evil Dead - Scariest movie on Netflix
Evil Dead CastJane Levy (Mia), Shiloh Fernandez (David), Lou Taylor Pucci (Eric), Jessica Lucas (Olivia), Elizabeth Blackmore (Natalie)
Release Date2013
IMDB Rating6.5/10
Runtime1 hour 31 minutes
AudioEnglish, Hindi
DirectorFede Alvarez
Movie TrailerEvil Dead Movie Trailer

Mia, a drug addict is determined to kick the habit. Therefore, she asks her brother David, his girlfriend Natalie and their friends to help her out through withdrawal. David takes her to their remote house built in a forest. Eric finds a mysterious book and read it which resulted in the awakening of the deadly demon. Watch this supernatural horror movie to know the complete story. The movie is currently streaming on Netflix in U.S, India and other countries.

4) A Quiet Place

A quiet place - spine chilling horror movie on Netflix
A Quiet Place CastEmily Blunt (Evelyn Abbott)
John Krasinski (Lee Abbott)
Millicent Simmonds (Regan Abbott)
Noah Jupe (Marcus Abbott)
Cade Woodward (Beau Abbott)
Leon Russom (Man in the woods)
Release Date6 April 2018
IMDB Rating7.5/10
Runtime1 hour 30 minutes
AudioEnglish, Hindi
DirectorJohn Krasinski
Movie TrailerA Quiet Place Movie Trailer

A family lives in a world where most of the people have been killed by blind mysterious creatures who hunt on sound. Therefore, the family is forced to live in a complete silence, because even a slightest whisper or footstep sound can get them killed. The family communicates in a sign language throughout the film to talk with each other. After a while Evelyn gets pregnant, and Lee is concerned about the baby sound so he creates a technical setup where he note down the sound frequencies and work on the gadgets that can help him fight against the creatures. Lee and Evelyn, struggles to protect their other two children and trains them to survive against the blind monsters.

A Quiet Place is a must watch horror film with a unique storyline. The movie is currently streaming in India and USA on the Netflix Ott app.

5) Carrie

Carrie - a horror film based on the Novel by Stephen King
Carrie CastChloe Grace Moretz (Carrie White)
Julianne Moore (Margaret White, Mother)
Judy Greer (Rita Desjardin)
Gabriella Wilde (Sue Snell)
Portia Doubleday (Chris Hargensen)
Ansel Elgort (Tommy Ross)
Samantha Weinstein (Heather)
Alex Russell (Billy Nolan)
Release Date29 November 2013
IMDB Rating5.8/10
Runtime1 hour 40 minutes
AudioEnglish, Hindi
DirectorKimberly Peirce
Movie TrailerCarrie Movie Trailer

The movie is about a high school teenage girl ‘Carrie’ who often gets bullied by her classmates. One night she unleashed her telekinetic powers to take revenge from her classmates who gets in her way. This film is not a traditional horror film, yet it is worth watching. Carrie is currently streaming on Netflix.

6) Eli

Eli hollywood movie streaming on netflix
Eli CastCharlie Shotwell (Eli), Sadie Sink (Haley), Lili Taylor (Dr. Isabella Horn), Max Martini (Paul)
Release Date18 October 2019
IMDB Rating5.8/10
Runtime1 hour 38 minutes
AudioEnglish, Hindi
DirectorCairan Foy
Movie TrailerEli Movie Trailer

Netflix has released a new horror film, Eli, which is about an 11 year old boy who is sick. His parents Rose and Paul send him to a special institute facility so that Doctor Horn can treat her autoimmune disease. However, Eli finds that he is the only person in the institute. Soon Eli started experiencing supernatural phenomenon which everyone predicts as the side effects of the treatment given by a nun cum doctor Horn. Therefore, his only visitor Haley tells him to explore the institute because there is something very alarming about the institute.

Is Eli really a sick boy or something else? Watch this a little horror suspense movie because there is a huge twist in the end of the movie.

7) The Ritual

The Ritual - Best horror movie on Netflix in September 2023
The Ritual CastRafe Spall (Luke), Sam Troughton (Dom), Rob James (Hutch), Arsher Ali (Phil), Jacob James Beswick (Fiend), Paul Reid
Release Date13 October 2017
IMDB Rating6.3/10
Runtime1 hour 34 minutes
AudioEnglish, Hindi, Spanish
DirectorDavid Bruckner
Movie TrailerThe Ritual Movie Trailer

The Ritual is a horror film directed by David Bruckner, it is a story of four friends who meet at the pub and decide to go on hiking in Sweden after the tragic death of their friend. However, a shortcut leads them into the mysterious forest where an ancient creature stalks them on every turn and kills people who doesn’t submit to his authority. The movie is currently streaming on Netflix ott platform.

8) Veronica

Veronica - best horror movie on Netflix
Veronica CastSandra Escacena (Veronica), Bruna Gonzalez (Lucia), Claudia Placer (Irene), Ivan Chavero (Antonito), Ana Torrent (Ana)
Release Date25 August 2017
IMDB Rating6.2/10
Runtime1 hour 45 minutes
AudioSpanish, Subtitles in English and other languages
DirectorPaco Plaza
Movie TrailerVeronica Movie Trailer

Veronica is a horror drama film which is based on a real event happened in Madrid, Spain. The movie is about a teenage girl who uses an ouija board during solar eclipse to summon a spirit. During the session, she become unconscious upon the arrival of demon. The movie is available in Spanish language with English subtitles.

9) The Forest

The forest - Horror thriller film on Netflix
The Forest CastNatalie Dormer (Sara and Jess), Taylor Kinney (Aiden), Eoin Macken (Rob), Yukiyoshi Ozawa (Michi)
Release Date8 January 2016
IMDB Rating4.8/10
Runtime1 hour 35 minutes
AudioEnglish, Hindi
DirectorJason Zada
Movie TrailerThe Forest Movie Trailer

This is a horror thriller film which is about twins Sara and Jess. Jess who teaches in Japan has been reported missing and was last seen entering the Aokigahara forest, also known as the ‘Suicide Forest’. Police informs Sara that people goes to that forest with the intention of committing suicide. However, Sara believes that Jess is still alive and decides to visit Aokigahara forest alone.

10) Insidious: The last Key

insidious the last key - scariest horror film on Netflix ott app
Insidious: The Last Key CastLin Shaye (Elise Rainier), Ava Kolker (Elise Rainier, Younger Version), Hana Hayes (Elise Rainier, Youngest Version), Bruce Davison (Christian Rainier), Spencer Locke (Melissa Rainier).
Release Date5 January 2018
IMDB Rating5.7/10
Runtime1 hour 43 minutes
AudioEnglish, Hindi
DirectorAdam Robitel
Movie TrailerInsidious: The Last Key Trailer

Elise Rainier lives in Five Keys with her parents Audrey, Gerald and her younger brother Christian. One day Elise and Christian encounter a ghost in the bedroom. Frightened Christian looks for the whistle her mother gave for help, but couldn’t find it. Furious Gerald beats Elise and locks her in the dark basement. Elise hears a mysterious sound telling her open the door with her key. The moment Elise opens the door she gets possessed and kills her mother Audrey who reached the basement for her help. The movie is definitely scary and worth watching.

Apart from the above listed films, there are more scary movies that can give you sleepless nights. Here are some more horror movies that are streaming on Netflix right now.

11) Annabelle Creation

Annabelle Creation - the best horror movie on Netflix of all time.
Annabelle Creation CastSamara Lee (Annabelle), Talitha Bateman (Janice, Disabled girl), Lulu Wilson (Linda), Grace Caroline Currey (Carol), Anthony Lapaglia (Samuel Mullins, Father), Miranda Otto (Esther Mullins, Mother), Stephanie Sigman (Sister Charlotte), Annabelle Wallis (Mia), Mark Bramhall (Father Massey), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun), Philippa Coulhard (Nancy)
Release Date18 August 2017
IMDB Rating6.5/10
Runtime1 hour 49 minutes
AudioEnglish, Hindi
DirectorDavid F Sandberg
Movie TrailerInsidious: The Last Key Trailer

This is one of the best horror movies on Netflix which has ruled the internet for ages. The movie is about a Mullin’s toy company owner whose 7 year old girl died in a tragic car accident. Twelve years later he welcomes a nun and six orphanage girls at his home. However a disabled girl named ‘Janice’ sneaks into the room which has a doll locked in a closet. What happens next? you will witness the most terrifying jumpscares throughout the film.