Psycho, Blood Red Sky, Hush and more! Psycho, Blood Red Sky, Hush, and more!
We here at Arrow in the Head try to keep up with the horror selections on the biggest streaming services around, and as part of that endeavor, we have gone through the horror options on Netflix US to put together a top 10 list of the
Best Horror Movies On Netflix Right Now.Take note of the “Right Now” part of the subject line, because some of these films are not Netflix Originals and therefore could be removed from the streaming service at any time. You’ll want to start streaming them as soon as possible, or else they might be gone. It’s not surprising that this film appeals to both horror and action fans. It’s worth watching if you haven’t already. It’s fun, exciting, and at times emotional as we watch a vampire mother battle a group of dangerous criminals to keep her son (who is not a bloodsucker) safe during an international flight.
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (1997)
Between the releases of Scream and Scream 2, we got another “whodunit” slasher movie from screenwriter Kevin Williamson. I Know What You DID LAST SUMMER is based on a novel (which wasn’t a slasher tale) by Lois Duncan. It’s not as clever as Williamson did with the Scream movies, but it is still a highly enjoyable teen horror film. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar play a group who cover up a hit-and-run one summer… but the next summer someone in a slicker with a hook appears to make them pay for what they did. Mind games and bloodshed ensue.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9lfKQ4qGvAFEAR STREET (2021)
films (inspired by the R.L. Stine book series) that director Leigh Janiak made back-to-back-to-back. Over the course of the trilogy, Janiak shows us horrific things that occurred in the cursed town of Shadyside in 1666, 1978, and 1994, allowing for the series to bring to mind films like
Scream at different points along the way. The films tell of an evil entity who, every couple decades, takes over Shadysiders, driving them to murder. Janiak and her collaborators crafted an engaging story with some good twists and turns, and she brought it to the screen with cool style and an awesome soundtrack.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEoicjtz29ACRIMSON PEAK (2015)Crimson Peak is a haunted house movie from director Guillermo del Toro, but don’t expect a lot of the chills and thrills to come from the supernatural forces in the film. It’s the performances of Hiddleston and Chastain in Crimson peak
ZOMBIELAND (2009)Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Venom) from a script by future Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick,
is a blast to watch, a horror comedy that follows four characters as they attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse. Find some Twinkies. Jesse Eisenberg, who is often insufferable, gives one of his most tolerable performances in this movie. He also has a great chemistry with Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone. This movie is a great way to spend 88 minutes. It has a great sense of humor and some cool zombie moments. With a great sense of humor and some cool zombie moments, this movie a fun way to spend 88 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AvcfY4i0_8PSYCHO (1960)I probably don’t need to tell you how amazing Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is. It’s not just one of the most popular horror movies on Netflix, but one of the greatest movies ever made. The story is well known: Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) runs the Bates Motel, which is run by his old mother who is a homicidal woman. He believes that, at least. Hitchcock’s direction, the performances of the actors, the screenplay by Joseph Stefano (based on a novel by Robert Bloch, inspired by real world killer Ed Gein), the fantastic dialogue, the shocking moments of violence…
is a masterwork in every department. Mike Flanagan, one of the most exciting horror filmmakers working today, has a great setup at Netflix. Their collaboration has given us the Stephen King adaptation
Gerald’s Game, The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor
, and the upcoming series
Midnight Mass – and it all started with Netflix releasing Hush. Kate Siegel stars in this simple, straightforward home invasion thriller. Siegel also wrote the script, which Flanagan used. Her attacker, John Gallagher Jr., uses her deafness to his advantage. Flanagan has several great entries on his filmography, and this 82 minute story of Heroine vs. Slasher in one secluded location ranks as one of his best.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc4eRYapdIUTHE CONJURING (2013)Not many great movies have come out of the “Conjuring Universe”, but the main Conjuring movies are leagues above most of the spin-offs that have been released over the years. The chemistry between Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga and James Wan as married paranormal investigators Ed & Lorraine Warren is what makes this one of the best haunted houses movies of the century. Their interactions alone would make The Conjuring worth watching, but then Wan surrounds them with masterfully crafted scenes of suspense and jump scares as they try to rid a family’s home of an evil spirit and dig into a back story of Satanism and witchcraft.
Some of my favorite films are zombie movies, but the sub-genre has gotten really played out in recent years. It’s hard to get excited about a new zombie movie when you see them on TV every week. The secret to success is to make sure the audience cares about the characters who have been dropped into the zombie apocalypse scenario, and that’s what Cho Il-hyung did with the South Korean film
#Alive. #Alive centers on gamer Oh Joon-woo (Yoo Ah-In) who is home alone in his family’s apartment when the zombie outbreak hits. Joon-woo, who is low on food and water and worried about his family’s safety, is about to give in – until he discovers that a young woman, played by Park Shin-hye, Kim Yoobin, has been trapped in the building next door. These are very likeable characters, and it’s fascinating to watch them struggle to survive with a horde of flesh-eating creatures waiting just outside their apartments.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLpq9wW6QaI
THE CALL (2013)
Session 9 director Brad Anderson crafted a really entertaining thriller with The Call, which is about a teenage girl named Casey (Abigail Breslin), who has been abducted by a serial killer and stuck in the trunk of his car. Casey is able to make a 911 call from the trunk and get in touch with Jordan (Halle Berry), a dispatcher who stays on the line with her during her ordeal to help her navigate the situation. The police are desperately trying to find her and catch the killer. Do you think that these are the top horror movies on Netflix? What are your favorite horror movies?