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10 Best Scary Movies on Netflix 2022

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We are almost into the spooky month. Halloween is here! It’s officially the time of a year when you can experiment with various looks. But for that, you need ideas or inspiration, of course. What’s better than finding scary movies on Netflix? Its extensive library has everything you want. And if you love watching scary movies, you will definitely be delighted. 

Currently, Netflix has been producing some very outstanding original works in the genre. Some examples are His House, which offers a tragic but fascinating immigrant experience. Another one is The Babysitter, which gives you a horrifying venture with a sprinkle of comedy. Modern interpretations of Stephen King tales like Gerald’s Game and In the Tall Grass are also available.

It has something for everyone, and Netflix is adding more titles soon. So, let’s look at the list below of the 10 best scary movies on Netflix. 


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Director: Patrick Brice

Writer: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass

Cast: Katie Aselton, Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Runtime:1 hrs. 17 mins

Creep is an American psychological horror based on the story by Brice and Mark Duplass. Creep was originally launched in 2014, but on Netflix, it was released on July 14, 2015. It successfully garnered positive reviews from critics, leading to the sequel, released in 2017.

It starts with a videographer responding to a one-day job in a distant village to capture a sick man’s final words. But when he finds the ill man’s behavior creepy, he begins to question his intentions.

The Mist

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The Mist

Director: Frank Darabont

Writer: Frank Darabont, Stephen King

Cast: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Runtime: 2hrs. 6 mins

It’s a 2007 Sci-Fi horror inspired by the Stephen Kings short Novel with the same title. The Mist was released in the US on November 21, 2007, and it made critics happy.

In a small town, a violent storm has unleashed a group of deadly beasts. Residents must take refuge in a grocery store and fight for their lives. They have no other way to save their lives since those beasts are scattered everywhere.

Resident Evil

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Resident Evil

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Runtime: 1hr. 40mins

It is a 2002 action horror and the first installment in the Resident Evil series. The series is inspired by a video game with the same name. Despite receiving mostly negative reviews, the movie made $103 million worldwide. Five sequels came after it that established their own distinct parallel continuity.

The movie follows the amnesiac protagonist Alice and a group of militants from the Umbrella Corporation. They work together to control the T-virus breakout in a hidden underground vault.

Gerald's Game

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Gerald’s Game


Director: Mike Flanagan

Writer: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard, Stephen King

Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Runtime: 1 hr. 43 mins

It’s a 2017 psychological horror and thriller based on Stephen King’s 1992 novel Gerald’s game. It was released on Netflix on September 29, 2017, receiving mostly good responses from critics. 

It’s about a married couple who go on vacation to a remote property. When the husband dies, leaving his wife handcuffed, she must find a means to survive while confronting her inner demons.

Insidious (2010)

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Director: James Wan

Writer: Leigh Whannell

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Runtime: 1 hr. Mins

Insidious is supernatural horror, the first movie in the series and listed as the third if we see it chronologically. It made $99 million worldwide against its $1.5 million budget. The film also won Fright Meter Award for Best Horror Film.

The plot revolves around a couple whose son mysteriously goes into a prolonged unconscious state. It made his body a vessel for evil entities from the spirit realm.

Let Me In

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Let Me In

Director: Matt Reeves

Writer: Matt Reeves, John Ajvide Lindqvist

Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Runtime: 1hr. 56mins

It is a 2010 romantic horror movie. The film is a recreation of the Swedish film Let the Right One In from 2008. The movie was ranked among the top 10 great movies by numerous critics. Numerous commentators praised it as a rare Hollywood adaptation that stayed close to the original story. It received Saturn Award for Best Horror film.

It’s a story of a bullied young boy who befriends the young female Vampire who lives secretly with her guardian.

It Follows

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It Follows


Director: David Robert Mitchell

Writer: David Robert Mitchell

Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Runtime: 1hr. 40mins

It’s an American supernatural horror film that debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. It had a wide release on March 27, 2015. Critics praised the film’s originality and Monroe’s acting skills, and the film was considered great overall. Against its $1.3 million budget, it made $23.3 million globally.

It follows focuses on a young woman who is followed by a supernatural entity after a sexual encounter. The plot is that she must do it again with another person to get rid of it.


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Director: Mike Flanagan

Writer: Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel

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

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Runtime: 1hr. 22mins

It is an American horror involving a serial killer. Hush was released on Netflix on April 8, 2016, and garnered positive reviews from critics. The critics gave full praise to the performances and film’s setting.

Hush revolves around a mute and deaf writer who had gone to the woods to stay alone. She must fight for her life when a masked man appears at her window with a knife in his hands.


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Director: Julia Ducournau

Writer: Julia Ducournau

Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Runtime: 1hr. 39mins

Raw premiered in the US on March 10, 2017. The movie was well-received by critics, who praised Ducournau’s direction and storyline but were divided about its graphic elements. 

The story revolves around a young vegetarian woman in her first year of veterinary school. She became obsessed with human flesh after having her first taste of meat.

Things Heard & Seen (2021)

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Things Heard and Seen

Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Writer: Elizabeth Brundage, Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, James Norton, Natalia Dyer

IMDb Rating: 5.3

Runtime: 2hrs. 1min

The 2021 American horror movie Things Heard & Seen is based on Elizabeth Brundage’s book All Things Cease to Appear. On April 29, 2021, it was released on Netflix, and critics gave mixed reviews. 

Things Heard and Seen follows a couple who relocates to a historical town in the Hudson Valley. But the story takes a turn when they learn that their relationship has a dark evil side that mirrors the past of their new home.



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