10 Horror Gems on Netflix Instant

Netflix seems to be getting better and better and that includes its beloved horror collection. There are some amazing modern classics on there such as It Follows and The Babadook, but those films have garnered mainstream attention. Below are ten very different horror films that have flown under the radar but are definitely worth checking out. All are available to watch on Netflix Instant (US).

1. Hush (2016)

A deaf woman is tormented by an intruder.

Watch if: You hate jump scares and appreciate good storytelling instead.

2. The Invitation (2015)

The worst dinner party you could ever be invited to.

Watch if: You want to be on the edge of your seat guessing what’s going on.


3. The House at the End of Time (2013)

A mother investigates a mystery from her past and gets way more than she bargained for.

Watch if: You like foreign horror with intricate plots.

4. All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

It’s like Mean Girls meet American Horror Story.

Watch if: You like unique horror films with multiple elements including comedy and teenage drama.

5. Deathgasm (2015)

Kind of like Jennifer’s Body but with a male POV, more blood, and way more metal.

Watch if: You like horror comedy and metal music.


6. The Windmill (2016)

Tourists get stranded in a very unfortunate location in Holland.

Watch if: You’re a fan of the typical slasher-movie template.

7. Tales of Halloween (2015)

Another anthology of Halloween-themed horror shorts.

Watch if: You liked Trick r Treat (2007).

8. Honeymoon (2014)

Ygritte and Dr. Frankenstein go on their honeymoon in the woods and everything is so not okay.

Watch if: You want a film that’s going to stick with you.

9. Backcountry (2014)

A man and women go camping and go head-to-head with an angry bear.

Watch if: You like the whole “man vs nature” shtick. 

10. XX (2017)

This is a four-film anthology written by all women, including the directorial debut of St. Vincent.

Watch if: You want to see more women-directed horror films.