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Best Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix Right Now

Crimson Peak
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There’s nothing better than discovering a good horror movie. The scares are new, the characters expendable and (hopefully) nothing is predictable. If you’re ready to be freaked out, we’ve compiled a list of the very best (often overlooked) horror flicks on Netflix. 

Although there are plenty of horror flicks and series on the streaming service — including “Ash Vs. Evil Dead,” all seven of the “American Horror Story” seasons and a plethora of video game inspired features — we wanted to veer slightly off the beaten path and offer up something beyond the traditional. 

First and foremost, we think it’s important that you know that Guillermo del Toro’s gothic banger “Crimson Peak” starring Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain is currently available, you’re welcome. Looking for something else? We got you.

Interested in monster movies? Then check out “Sweetheart,” or “The Ritual.” Looking for something out-of-this-world? We recommend scifi offerings try “The Signal.” Ready for an adrenaline-pumping ride, then consider zombie feature “#Alive.” Interested in bingeing something with similar esthetics? We suggest the Mike Flanagan projects “Hush” and “Haunting of Hill House.” 

Or pair “Haunting of Hill House” with “His House” and “I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House” to satisfy all your curiosities about what could go wrong behind closed doors. 

If there ever was a time to be distracted by someone else’s unimaginable plight with a ghost or vampire, it’s now.