The best horror movies on Netflix UK

Looking for something scary to frighten up your watchlist? From hidden gems to old and classics, we round up and review the best horror movies on Netflix UK – and rank them in order of the highest rated. For a guide to the best Netflix original horror movies, click here. And head this way for an up-to-date list of what’s new on Netflix UK.

Balancing frights and powerful themes, Babak Anvari’s sensational debut is an instant classic.
Guillermo del Toro's beautiful, bold masterpiece is the 21st century's defining live-action fantasy.
Steven Spielberg's influential summer blockbuster is still swimming with tension.
Amy Seimetz's low-key memento mori delivers a panicky relay race of existential dread.
Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton are hugely entertaining in this inspired body-swap horror-comedy.
Daniel Radcliffe impresses in this enjoyably creepy ride through haunted house conventions.
Simple terrors and sharp visual storytelling make this moving sci-fi horror sequel as rivetingly tense as the first.
Zack Snyder's debut feature reimagines Romero as a visceral, amped-up apocalypse in the shadow of 9/11.
Haunted house, check. Freaky children, check. Sinister is a classic American horror movie - and all the better for it.
Ben Wheatley returns to his horror roots with this unnerving, apocalyptic woodland freakout.
Grim and gripping, Life is a lean, mean sci-fi horror that brings new terror to old tricks.
This intense teen romance rings with earnest chemistry and classic horror - also, baseball.
Surreal, scary, funny and freaky, Ari Aster's operatic folk horror is a trip that's worth taking.
This sprawling, superbly performed mid-Western Gothic is relentlessly bleak, brutally violent and constantly engrossing.
M Night Shyamalan's enjoyably eerie Twilight Zone-esque thriller finds unsettling resonance in its questions of time and ageing.
Fear Street's thrilling final chapter is a crafty, satisfying subversion of the classic slasher formula.
One big shot of adrenaline to your eyeballs, this is exhilarating and petrifying stuff.
The Witch slips under your skin and leaves you squirming in discomfort. A genuinely creepy horror
This surprising, smart sequel is a frightfully entertaining return to old haunts.
Toby Meakins' feature debut uses a cursed 80s video game to play out a generational legacy of socioeconomic injustice.
Tremors is a consistently entertaining time that still impresses today.
This fast-paced, puzzle-driven thriller is a fun, fiendishly executed ride.
Neil Maskell is on fire in Paul Andrew Williams' intense, brutal revenge drama.
Bill Condon’s wonderfully daft finale to the Twilight saga gives fans the epic showdown they deserve.
Netflix’s RL Stine trilogy gets off to an intriguing start with a thrillingly bloody brew of carnage and teen hormones.
Paul W.S. Anderson’s sci-fi horror is far better than its reputation suggests.
The bloodcurdling second chapter in Netflix’s RL Stine trilogy is a fast-paced, vicious summer camp slasher.
This low-key Irish folk horror is an atmospheric, chilling tale.
This entertaining, slick sequel swaps logical thrills for franchise potential.
Over-acted but not over-long, Eclipse is a step up from New Moon.
This penultimate chapter in the Twilight saga recaptures its central horror, but marks a sad step back for the series.
IT’s much-anticipated horror sequel boasts an epic scope but muddles its focus.
Martin Scorsese's entertaining B-movie is so steeped in gothic horror cliches it almost steps right off the cliff.
A bloated sequel, New Moon is made more enjoyable by its earnest actors, but feels disappointingly bloodless.
This well-cast animated update of The Addams Family is neither mysterious or spooky.