Top 10 Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now June 2022!

When you look at the quality of what Netflix has to offer in 2022, it’s easy to see that their horror library is a real mixed bag. As other services, especially genre-specific ones like Shudder, keep adding to their horror movie collections, it gets harder and harder for Netflix to give the impression that it has everything.

Its library also stays the same and depends more and more on Netflix Originals every month. In the past year, Netflix has had movies like The Shining, Scream, Jaws, The Silence of the Lambs, and Young Frankenstein, as well as recent indie, hits like The Witch, The Descent, and The Babadook.

All of those movies no longer exist, and they have mostly been replaced by low-budget, direct-to-VOD movies with one-word titles like Demonic, Desolate, and Incarnate. Still, there are some good movies here, most of which are newer. They range from comedies like “The Babysitter” to more obscure (and scary) movies like “Creep.”

10. Let Me In (2010)

Let Me In is an Americanized version of a foreign film that isn’t a waste of anyone’s time. It’s also arguably better than the film it’s based on, which is a pretty supernatural creature itself. Let the Right One In is a remake of a Swedish film of the same name.

Like the original, Matt Reeves’ remake builds up a lot of tension and mystery through careful plotting and striking images. Even though the story takes place in Los Alamos, New Mexico, instead of Stockholm, the choice of where to move seems strange at first.

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However, it turns out that the feeling of unease isn’t caused by the cold and dark in Sweden. It’s about a 12-year-old boy who is left alone by his parents and anyone else who should be taking care of him.

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Owen’s (Kodi Smit-McPhee) relationship with the immortally young vampire Abby (Chlo Grace Moretz) is just as effective and scary here as it was in the first movie.

This is largely due to the fact that the two young stars are so great. Without a doubt, this is a modern horror classic that comes from the most unlikely of places. — S. Wold

9. The Conjuring (2013)

Let it be known that James Wan is, at the very least, a better than average director of scary movies. The creator of big-money horror series like Saw and Insidious has a knack for making popular horror that still has a bit of his own artistic style.

He has Spielbergian talent for making movies that appeal to the multiplex crowd without giving up all character development.

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Several of his movies are right on the edge of the top 100, but if this list were to grow, The Conjuring would have to be the representative for Wan because it is by far the scariest of all his movies.

The Conjuring has a way of scaring you when and where you don’t expect it to. It made me think of the first time I saw Paranormal Activity in a crowded theatre.

Its haunted house/possession story isn’t anything you haven’t seen before, but Wan gives an old, creaky farmstead in Rhode Island a style that few movies in this genre have had in the past few years.

The movie plays with the audience’s expectations by giving them big scares without the usual Hollywood Jump Scare buildups. At the same time, it brings to mind classic ghost stories from the golden age, like Robert Wise’s The Haunting.

It was a lot scarier than most PG-13 horror movies because it was more intense, had better effects, and didn’t let up. It’s interesting to note that The Conjuring got an “R” rating even though there wasn’t much “violence,” blood, or sexuality in it. It was just too scary to deny, which is something to respect. —Jim Vorel

8. A Nightmare on Elm Street(1984)

Nightmare on Elm Street is the best and most complete of the three big slasher franchises (Halloween, Friday the 13th, and this). This is probably because Wes Craven was the last one to make an F13 movie.

He got to see and learn from the dark Carpenter and the much more shameless and sleazy Cunningham in several F13 sequels. From this mix of ideas came a killer who was just as hard to kill as Myers or Voorhees but had a twist of Craven’s own sick sense of humour.

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That’s not to say that Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) is a jokester—at least not in the first Nightmare, where he’s shown as a serious threat and a truly scary one, not the self-parodying pastiche he would become in sequels like Final Nightmare.

But his gleeful approach to murder and subsequent gallows humour make him a very different kind of supernatural killer, and one that was very influential on s The simple idea of the movie is about the horrors of dreams and iffy reality was like a gift from the gods to the artists and set designers.

They were free to do whatever they wanted and make memorable set pieces that were unlike anything else in the horror genre at the time. It’s a mix of funny death jokes and bad dreams. —Jim Vorel

7. Creep(2014)

Creep is Brice’s first film as a director. It is a small, independent horror movie that is a bit predictable but is still a lot of fun. It’s a character study of two men: a naive videographer and a not-so-secretly psychotic recluse who hires the naive videographer to come to film his life in a cabin in the woods.

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Mark Duplass plays both men. Its only strength is its performances, which are all very good. Duplass, who can be funny and charming in movies like “Safety Not Guaranteed,” really shines here as the crazy person who forces himself into the main character’s life and follows him around every day.

When they first talk to each other, their exchanges have a sort of awkward intensity. Anyone who knows the genre will know where it’s going, but it’s a well-made ride that works because of the chemistry between its two main leads. It reminds me of the scenes in Ex Machina between Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac. —Jim Vorel

6. The Babysitter (2017)

It’s a common plot device that a little kid likes their hot teen babysitter. But The Babysitter, a Netflix original movie, turns that idea on its head by making the hot babysitter a member of a Satanic cult.

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The cult, which has brought its ceremony to Cole’s house, will do anything to stop Cole from telling others about their secret. It’s not really a “scary” horror movie; it’s more silly, very bloody, and a throwback to the campy horror of the 1980s. – Alyse Wax

5. It Follows (2014

Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary

This modern classic flips the old storyline where girls get killed after having a sexual encounter. After Jay has sex, a shadowy, supernatural figure starts to bother her.

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Her boyfriend finally tells her that he gave it to her during a sexual encounter, making it the worst STD ever. Jay has to have sex with another man to get rid of the ghost, or else the demon will kill her and go back to haunt the man who gave her the ghost. – Alyse Wax

4. Fear Street Part 3: 1666 (2021)

Fear Street Part Three: 1666, the last movie in the trilogy, ties everything together by going back to where the curse started. If you want a bit of period horror with a big action payoff, this is your best bet.

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It’s amazing how writer-director Leigh Janiak gave each movie its own style, both in terms of the way it looks and how it uses horror conventions.

In keeping with the other two books, 1666 is the darkest of the three because it goes into the rotten heart of society that led to the Shadyside curse.

But Janiak stays in control of the tone and never loses the fun spirit that makes her trilogy so enjoyable.

Part Three might be the least cohesive as a stand-alone film, which makes sense given how much story 1666 has to carry as the final instalment, but it might also be the most rewarding as you watch Janiak’s magic makes it all happen. – Haille Foutch

3. Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020)

Vampires vs. The Bronx is one of those new horror movies with a clever, simple twist on a genre that makes you wonder why it didn’t happen sooner. Briefly: A group of kids who live in the Bronx find out that the company buying up local businesses is run by a group of vampires who drink blood.

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Since gentrification is mostly about draining a neighbourhood dry, the idea is a home run. But director Osmany Rodriguez, who has made many SNL sketches, most notably “A Kanye Place,” also has a lot of fun in the process.

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The similarities to Stranger Things are clear, but it has the grit and attitude of Attack the Block, the must-see alien invasion movie from 2011.

It’s just such a charming, real movie that loves vampire horror enough to show characters literally taking notes from Blade and loves New York City enough to go to war with the undead over the safety of a corner bodega. Those who know, know. —Vinnie Mancuso

2. Unfriended (2014)

The “Screenlife” method of making movies is a natural progression of the “found footage” style in the digital age. It shows a movie from the point of view of the computer, tablet, and smartphone screens, and the haunted Skype horror movie “Unfriended” was one of the first “Screenlife” movies that became popular with mainstream audiences.

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It’s easy to see why: most of us spend our lives in front of screens, and this way of telling a story gives filmmakers access to all the little secrets we try to hide in our deleted texts and secret files.

After a classmate killed himself because of online bullying, a group of teens find that an evil spirit kills them one by one while they are hanging out online. It sounds silly, and sometimes it is, but Unfriended works better than you might think, and now that we’re all pretty much forced to hang out, it’s a great time to try it again. –Haley Foutch

1. #Alive (2020)

Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-Hye are in it. During the height of the pandemic, Netflix released a new horror movie that was both timely and true to the tried-and-true zombie genre tropes.

#Alive, a zombie survival thriller set in the tech age, seems to be firmly rooted in the feeling of isolation that people all over the world had during the pandemic lockdowns. The Korean horror movie doesn’t waste any time getting to the action.

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It’s about a young man (Yoo Ah-in) who is trapped in his apartment by himself after a sudden outbreak of zombies, and how he tries to stay alive and sane in his new situation.

#Alive doesn’t exactly break the mould of zombie thrillers, but it is a tightly-built, thrilling treat with some of the best zombie transformation scenes in recent memory.

Its sense of despairing isolation and the inner strength it takes to overcome it make it a unique entry in the zombie canon that feels like it was made for the worries of 2020. – Haille Foutch

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