Are you missing the adrenaline rush you get from riding a roller coaster? How about a story that makes you think about something you’ve never even imagined before? If you want your senses to tingle from the comfort of your home, you might be looking for a great horror film. Between chilling sound design, a haunting soundtrack, properly used camera angles, low lighting, and a great monster/villain/creature/ghost, horror films can be one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have without leaving your couch. A good scary story can be a great experience if it’s something special and original, so we’ve compiled a list of the best ones you can watch right now on Netflix.
An unfaithful husband who is renovating a mansion for his family is tormented by ghostly appearances, visions, and painful experiences that begin to drive him mad in this excellent update on the familiar haunted house genre. What allows Girl on the Third Floor to separate itself from similar fare is ultimately a psychological twist that culminates in a violent ending.
All three movies in the Fear Street trilogy are worth watching, but that’s especially true of the first installment, Fear Street Part One: 1994. The film tells the story of a group of high school kids who are forced to deal with a generational curse that has transformed their town into a terrible place. In addition to being genuinely suspenseful and frightening, the Fear Street movies also work well as parodies of the kinds of horror movies that we’ve become so familiar with. The first installment is reminiscent of a 90s slasher, but it updates the formula enough to be plenty compelling in its own right.
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