What movies on Netflix are actually scary?

1999 Johnny Deep Stars In The Movie 'Sleepy Hollow.' (Photo By Getty Images)
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Is Poltergeist actually scary?

Of all the amazing horror titles that fill the ranks of Netflix’s impressive library, none is more iconic and terrifying as the 1982 classic Poltergeist. The American Film Institute considers it to be one of the most heart-pounding films ever made, and the Chicago Films critics association saw fit to put it in the coveted category of one of the scariest films of all-time. This legendary piece of cinema was directed by Texas chainsaw massacre’s Tobe Hooper and written by the one and only Steven Spielberg, resulting in one of the greatest ghost stories to ever occupy the big screen.

This chilling affair takes place somewhere no unwound suspect an evil otherworldly presence to inhabit, the California suburbs. An unsuspecting family begins to become terrorized by malevolent spirits that end up abducting their daughter, forcing them to find a way to get her back before its too late. The three-time Academy award-nominated film is chock full of horrifying sequences and moments that will keep viewers hiding under the covers long after the movie ends. From the face peeling off scene in the bathroom to the clown doll attack, Poltergeist is a solid choice for Netflix subscribers in need of a good scare or two.

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