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14 Scariest Movies On Netflix To Chill Your Bones

By Anubha Das

Updated - Dec. 5, 2019 10 min read

Welcome to the list of best scary movies on Netflix that will make you turn away before you even get to the climax. If you are a meek and a scared person who will probably shut your laptop after watching 60 percent of these movies then do not try this at home. It might lead to the death of your sleeping power. 


*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.


1. The Cabin in the Woods

Director: Drew Goddard

Star Casts: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison


Who knew a little vacation with your college friends in an isolated remote forest cabin could turn into a bloodbath? One by one, the friends fall victim to zombies and there are also other factors at play like two scientists are manipulating these happenings. Get thrilled after watching this best scary movie on Netflix right away!best-horror-movies-netflix-india-the-cabin-in -the-woods-image

IMDb Ranking: 7.0/10



2. The Woman In Black

Director: James Watkins

Star Casts: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds 


Be ready to be on your toes the entire time while watching this scary flick, The Woman in Black. With the lead hero being Danial Radcliffe, everything else in this movie is on point. One of the crucial enhancements to a scary film is the sound and they've been utilized amazingly. Those who hate gore and just a good suspense and jump scare then this best scary movie of Netflix is for you!best-horror-movies-netflix-india-the-woman-in-black-image

IMDb Ranking: 6.4/10


3. The Wailing

Director: Hong-jin Na

Star Casts: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Do-won Kwak 


One of the darkest, intriguing and superb Korean scary films is The Wailing. We highly recommend this best thing to watch on Netflix to anyone who wants to watch the best Korean scary movies on Netflix. The Wailing has a deep narrative that would keep you on your toes. It is mind-blowing from start to finish, the best part about it is that it starts really slow but after a couple minutes the story eventually opens and all of build up and excitement of what is going on and who's the killer and what's going to happen next would run to your minds watching this scary Korean

IMDb Ranking: 7.4/10


4. The Babysitter

Director: McG

Star Casts:  Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell 


Movie fanatics will really like The Babysitter because it is funny and scary at the same time. Most importantly this scary gives an indirect message that bullying is wrong and that the people who are considered nerd by the society can be heroic and cool also. This is a scary movie with comedy aspect beneath the scenes.  If you are a fan of scary movies, you will find all the stereotype in here but twisted in a way that only a scary fanatic would laugh at. It is definitely worth a watch and because of which it is considered one of the best scary movies on

IMDb Ranking: 6.3/10


5. Bram Stroker's Dracula

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Star Casts: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins


We have done psychological scary, sci-fi scary, crime-scary, thriller-scary but this is Gothic scary. It is based on a novel "Dracula" by Bram Stroker. This best scary movie on Netflix made its theatrical debut 25 years ago and opened with a bang at the box office. Director Francis Ford Coppola, who hadn’t made a film since completing his The Godfather trilogy in 1990, directed this movie but wasn't praised enough for this masterpiece after setting a bar too high. This movie deserves much more respect than it got from the critics. The stunning production designs, amazing outfits and the music score in the movie took the cake away. This movie has earned the status of a "guilty pleasure".best-horror-movies-netflix-india-bram-strokers-dracula-image

IMDb Ranking: 7.5/10


6. Hush

Director: Mike Flanagan

Stars:  John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco


Hush is a 2016 scary movie which is about a writer who is apparently deaf and gets the target of a crossbow-wielding killer while he was living alone in the woods. One of those movies that will make you feel tense till the end once the movie gets going. A tense, breathless scary film full of things we've seen before but can never get enough of. It has a great story & great

IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10


7. The Amityville scary

Director:  Andrew Douglas

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jimmy Bennett 


This top scary movie on Netflix is about a family of five who moved into their dream home, realizing its grisly past. But it's not long before the head of the family is plagued by nightmares. This movie and the house are legendary for two reasons. One, this movie is scary as hell. Two, it really is based on a true story. Make sure to see it before you see the remake, which is also good. All in all, the cinematic features were flawless and we would recommend this true story on Netflix to any true scary movie

IMDb Ranking:  6.0/10


8. Veronica 

Director:  Paco Plaza

Star Casts: Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer


The latest scary offering- Veronica, is the best scary movie on Netflix that is scaring people into shutting it off. It was a rage when it first launched on Netflix with so many people. This is a Spanish film which you would have to watch with subtitles but the storyline and the characters are so good that it would keep you hooked. It is based on a true story of a 15-year-old girl named Veronica becoming the accidental vessel of a malevolent spirit. If you want to know the true meaning of scary movies, Veronica has to be on your watchlist on Netflix India. best-horror-movies-netflix-india-veronica-image

IMDb Ranking: 6.2/10


9. It Follows

Director: David Robert Mitchell

Star Casts: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi 


This film isn't just a good scary film but a good film and I guess we all know the difference. There are a lot of eerie things about this movie like the time period in which it is set does not exist. It has characteristics that mix so many different eras that you won't be able to figure out which era is this film based on. Neither do the seasons make any kind of sense. There are things that ain't told in the movie but are there. If these facts don't let you switch on Netflix and watch this Hollywood scary movie then what else will? There's nothing else we can tell you any more. best-horror-movies-netflix-india-it-follows-image

IMDb Ranking: 6.8/10


10. The Exorcism Of Emily Rose 

Director: Scott Derrickson

Stars:  Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo 


The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a true story about a happy go lucky college girl who suddenly starts seeing strange visions, falling into body-contorting convulsions, speaking in strange voices and mutilating her body. Doctors at first suspect epilepsy or psychosis. But when Emily does not respond to medical treatment, her family went to their family priest who finally condemned that it was a demon possession. This best scary movie of Netflix goes around telling the story in the courtroom where Emily's family priest Father Moore was charged with Emily's death who passed away during the exorcism done by Father Moore. This movie is one of those recommended movies on Netflix that deals with the story that tells about demons and

IMDb Ranking:  6.7/10


11. Bird Box

Director: Susanne Bier

Star Casts: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich


Let's start the list with the sci-fi thriller which is highly spoken about these days-Bird Box. This thriller movie on Netflix is the next big thing that you should watch on Netflix. In general, Bird Box reflects the world we are in today where people trying to run the rat race pushing one another and always trying to stay on top and yet alone lonely isolated and guarded. The main protagonist in this movie is a pregnant hermit who goes through her days painting in her studio. During her routine check-up in the hospital, a mysterious force spreads all over the population and who so ever takes a glance at it dies. Surviving the force the protagonist gives birth to a child. Even with not a lot of surprises, it's still satisfying to watch the story unfold and answers to the question "What's new on Netflix?."whats-new-on-netflix-india-bird-box-image

IMDb Ranking: 6.7/10


12. The Sinner

Director: Derek Simonds

Star Casts: Bill Pullman, Dohn Norwood, Jessica Biel 


 It's a gripping psychological torment, with a deeper meaning to the show's title "The Sinner". As the plots unravel you also reveal an underlining message that we are all sinners to some degree. There are few things that make this series one of the best things to watch on Netflix right now - the plot of the show, the direction, and storytelling coupled with Jessica Biel's performance as Cora Tanetti, the character itself being a very percipient and seriously conceptualized element of the story. whats-new-on-netflix-india-the-sinner_image

IMDb Ranking: 8.0/10


13. The Ritual

Director: David Bruckner

Star Casts: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier 


The Ritual is one of the best scary movies which falls under the scary genres to date. It calls back to tense situations over jumps are after jumpscare, using intricate themes and visuals to both terrify you, creep you out, and gross you out. It has scary moments, most of which are not in-your-face but rather felt through the direness of the characters. The story of this movie spins around the plot where a group of friends reunites after the death of their friend and go for a hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. One wrong turn leads the to strangely abandoned cabins, and stranger relics which compelled them to do inexplicable things of grave terror.

IMDb Ranking: 6.3/10


14. Oculus 

Director: Mike Flanagan

Star Casts: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff 


Oculus is a bit like the sci-fi movie Inception which was hard to understand in one viewing. The director, Mike Flanagan, has done a fabulous job with this scary movie on Netflix. The screenplay moves steadily, but the climax looks muddled. With a loose plot and strong script, each crew member of this film has done justice to their specific role. This scary movie on Netflix will give you chills days after you have watched it. 

IMDb Ranking: 6.5/10


So, what are you waiting for? Switch off the lights and get ready to have the most thrilling and scary experience with these movies. We are sure you would love to be spooked with these best scary movies on Netflix. 

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Q: What is Netflix and how does it work?

A: Netflix is an online platform/website which screens the top-notch series of movies, documentaries and tv shows based on monthly subscription packs. 


Q: How many devices can stream Netflix at the same time?

A: This depends on the plan you’re subscribed to. If you’re subscribed to the Basic plan, you can stream on only one device at a time but you can connect multiple devices to your account. On the Standard plan, you can stream on two devices at a time, and with the Premium plan, you can stream on up to four devices at a time.


Q: How much does Netflix cost in India?

A: You can get a one-month free subscription but to continue, Netflix India rates start at Rs.500 (roughly $8.00) per month. It costs Rs. 650 a month (HD plan) which can be shared on 2 screens. So, you can share the password with a friend and effectively pay Rs. 325 a month. The video library of Netflix is Ad Free which makes it a delightful experience.


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