Top 10 scary movies to watch on Netflix

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If going to Halloween parties and dressing in costumes isn’t really your thing, then maybe you should consider spending a spooky night in watching super scary movies. For your Halloween viewing pleasure, The Baron has compiled a list of the top ten scary movies that can be found on Netflix with just one click!


#10: The Bye Bye Man

The Bye Bye Man starts off the list at #10, telling the story of a group of college students that are terrorized by an ominous being who, if you say or think his name, will come to kill you. Offering well timed scares and an eerie ambiance that will send a chill down your spine, this film is perfect for those in search of a heart racing experience.


(Scare Level: 3/5)

#9: Scream 4

This film, while not the best in the Scream series (but the only film in the franchise available on Netflix), offers you your classic slasher film with plenty of gore, perfectly timed humour and an element of mystery that keeps you drawn in. Like with all of the Scream films, there’s more to this movie than meets the eye.


(Scare Level: 2/5)

#8: Don’t Hang Up

Don’t Hang Up keeps your heart pounding at all times with plenty of action and clever scares, all because of a prank call gone terribly wrong. Pro-Tip: Ashton Kutcher is not punking these guys.


(Scare Level: 2/5)

#7: Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

The fifth installment in this epic series has an awesome mixture of humour and thrills that keep you on the edge of your seat at all times. When Jason inevitably returns, you know that the blood won’t stop flowing until the very last minute.

(Scare Level: 1.5/5)

#6: The Night of the Living Dead

At #6 we have THE zombie movie of all zombie movies. Arguably the movie that started the film industry’s zombie obsession, The Night of the Living Dead‘s cheap thrills make it one of the all-time great scary movies.


(Scare Level: 2/5)

#5: Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

The sixth part of this legendary series sees Jason Voorhees return in a new way that nobody saw coming – ZOMBIFIED! Because, no matter how dead he may seem in the previous film, he always comes back. (Maybe this is where the writers of Supernatural gets their ideas???) This movie offers the perfect amount of humour, gore and thrills that everyone loves in a scary movie.


(Scare Level: 2/5)

#4: Hush

This thriller takes silence to a whole new level when a deaf woman who lives alone is stalked by a menacing killer. The film is impeccably made and will, without a doubt, make your hair stand on end. As far as psychological thrillers go, Hush was astonishingly well done.


(Scare Level: 4/5)

#3: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

The sequel to the 2012 Daniel Radcliffe hit horror film, The Woman in Black 2 is the ultimate ghost movie to watch on Netflix with an ideal amount of scares and impeccable digital production. It will leave you craving more of its intense scares and possibly with an inability to sleep.


(Scare Level: 5/5)

#2: Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter

Easily the best installment of the Friday the 13th series, The Final Chapter is an exemplary mixture of violence, humour, action and terror. Without a doubt, it is one of the ultimate slasher films – if not the ultimate.


(Scare Level: 2.5/5)

#1: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Finally, at #1, we have the quintessential horror film on Netflix – 10 Cloverfield Lane. This film is an amazing psychological masterpiece that constantly leaves you doubting yourself, and gives you a continuous chill down your spine. With multiple twists and wonderful unpredictability, it will keep you guessing until the very end.


(Scare Level: 4/5)

There you have it, folks! The top 10 scary movies on Netflix. However, we don’t recommend trying to watch all of them in one sitting… you know, if you ever plan to sleep again.

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.