5 best horror movies on Netflix: March 20, 2021

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: (L-R) Actors Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves and Lorenza Izzo from "Knock Knock" pose for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald's McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: (L-R) Actors Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves and Lorenza Izzo from "Knock Knock" pose for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald's McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images) /
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Want to have a spooky-packed weekend? You’ve come to the right place! We’re listing the 5 best horror movies on Netflix for you to watch, including two that will soon not be available for free on the streaming network.

These days, just about every network (and then some) have a streaming service. HBO Max has been focusing on movies, while Disney Plus is hitting hard with Marvel content and family-friendly movies and shows.

Forgive us for being biased, though, but Netflix continues to be our absolute favorite streaming service there is! Why? Simply put, it’s variety. And second? The amount of horror movies is endless!

When you think of Netflix, a fun rom-com or crime drama may come to mind, and it’s true that the streaming giant has mastered both genres. But let’s not be so quick to dismiss the number of horror movies it has available.

Best horror movies on Netflix

There are so many that you may get lost in the shuffle, but that’s why we’re here to help with weekly recommendations!

Each week, we do our best to include a little bit of everything: supernatural scares, gore, thrillers, throwbacks, and more to help you find the movie for you!

1. Horror Story

First up, we’ve got Horror Story (not to be mistaken by American Horror Story). The Indian movie is packed with jump scares and features dark themes. Horror Story follows seven friends who dare to spend a night at an abandoned hotel that is supposedly haunted.

Watch it while you can! Horror Story leaves Netflix on April 1, 2021.

2. The Bye Bye Man

This is another movie we thought we put at the top of our list as it leaves the streaming service on March 31, 2021.

Don’t let the silly name full you, this supernatural horror is no joke and based on an urban legend! The movie centers on three college friends who accidentally unleash a mysterious figure known as the Bye Bye Man.

3. Would You Rather

Would You Rather gives “truth or dare” quite a spin! The 2013 dark movie follows a woman who is desperate to help her sick brother.

She accepts the invitation of a man who proposes a game to his dinner guests, all of them in need as well: each player is given two choices, and, spoiler alert, neither one is pleasant! The one who can last longer wins.

4. Polaroid

There were many short films and YouTube videos back in the day that centered on a haunted Polaroid camera. To this day, it’s still a frightening concept, and Polaroid on Netflix is the best version of it.

Polaroid follows a high school girl who finds a Polaroid. She quickly learns that whoever takes their photo with this camera dies.

5. Knock Knock

Okay, I’m including this one partly for the laughs, partly for Keanu Reeves (who is too good for this movie, if we’re being honest). If you’re not into violent themes and aren’t brave enough for a supernatural horror, Knock Knock may be the movie for you.

The movie centers on a man who makes the mistake of allowing two young women inside after they knock on his door claiming to be stranded. But the women are a little crazy and have hidden motives. Run, Keanu, run!

Which of these horror movies will you be watching over the weekend? Do you have another recommendation to add to the list?

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