36 best horror movies currently streaming on Netflix (updated June 2023)

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

Janet Leigh on the set of “Psycho”, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

We’re more than halfway to Halloween, and that means now is as good a time as ever to binge-watch some horror movies. Are you looking for a scary movie to watch tonight? Netflix has a lot of great options. Below you can check out our list of the best horror movies on Netflix. Some of these movies are slashers, some are psychological thrillers, and some are something else entirely!

The nice thing about horror is there are tons of different subgenres and niches, meaning you’re likely to find something to your taste on the streaming service. Netflix has some great original horror movies, but there are also some that Netflix just licensed for now, including a few classics!

Best horror movies on Netflix (updated June 2023)

Since movies are always coming and going on Netflix, we’ll keep this list updated over time as older films leave the service and new great horror movies begin streaming. Luckily, Netflix Originals should be permanent fixtures as those typically never leave Netflix. Keep reading to see the best horror movies on Netflix right now.

Best horror movies on Netflix: I See You (2019)

  • Directed by: Adam Randall
  • Starring: Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney, Owen Teague, Libe Barer, and Judah Lewis

Released in 2019, I See You flew under the radar but has recently seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to the film being added to Netflix. A tense psychological thriller, I See You follows a family dealing with the aftermath of infidelity. When a young boy goes missing, Detective Greg Harper begins to see chilling similarities between the latest abduction and a previous string of murders.

But he’s also struggling to reconcile his wife’s recent affair, the fallout of which is still seen daily at home as their son, Connor, has grown to resent his mother for cheating on his dad.

To make matters worse, at home, a malicious presence begins tormenting the family in their house, which seems to be targeting Connor. But how does that tie into the recent abductions and the past? The answer will shock you.

The best way to watch this movie is to go into knowing as little as possible, so I even suggest skipping the trailer above if you want to get the absolute best viewing experience from I See You. I’ve kept the plot description as vague as I can. Trust me; there are plenty of surprises in store!

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse