5 scariest movies to watch on Netflix this week (Nov. 27, 2023)

Patrick Wilson in Screen Gems Insidious: The Red Door
Patrick Wilson in Screen Gems Insidious: The Red Door /

November is quickly drawing to a close, and Netflix is gearing up for a fabulous holiday season with many new releases. While watching what’s new for Christmas is always entertaining, many viewers still want to watch some great horror. Check out our list below for some older horror movies on Netflix this week.

This month, many new horror titles were released on the streamer, including the latest installment of the Insidious franchise, Insidious: The Red Door, which Patrick Wilson directed (in his directorial debut) and starred in. Don’t miss the Netflix original thriller Locked In, starring Famke Janssen, and on Dec. 1, don’t miss The Meg, the action-horror starring Jason Statham.

Scariest movies to watch on Netflix this week

Insidious (2010) coming Dec. 1

The first installment of the Insidious franchise was directed by James Wan, who co-created the franchise with Leigh Whannell. The film introduces Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne), a married couple who move into a new house along with their sons and infant daughter. Their oldest son, Dalton (Ty Simpkins), slips into a coma after encountering a mysterious entity in the attic. The film is a paranormal rollercoaster that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats as the family discovers “The Further” with help from psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye).

Black Christmas (2019)

Mix it up by combining Christmas and horror with the slasher film Black Christmas. A loose remake of the 1974 Canadian film, Black Christmas follows Hawthorne College sorority sisters terrorized by an unknown stalker. Menacing phone calls, mysterious murders, and missing girls lead the group to believe a serial killer is stalking them. They soon realize that the killer is part of a much larger underground conspiracy.

The Wolfman

The Wolfman is a period horror movie that stars Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving. Set in 1891, the story follows an actor based in the United States who returns to his ancestral home of England after his brother’s brutal murder. He then is bitten by a werewolf and is cursed to become one himself.

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

The Sam Raimi-directed Drag Me to Hell is a supernatural horror co-written by Raimi and his brother Ivan. The story follows a young woman who works as a loan officer and needs to prove to her boss she has what it takes to continue employment. She chooses not to extend the mortgage of an elderly woman, proving she can make the hard decisions. The woman then proceeds to put a curse on her that will plunge her into the depths of hell after three days of torment.

The Addams Family (1991)

We end the list with a lighter note with The Addams Family movie. Based on the 1964 TV series, the first film of the series focuses on Gomez Addams and his bizarre, macabre, aristocratic family. While Gomez reminisces about his long-lost brother Fester, his lawyer cooks up a plan to get his hands on the Addams family fortune. While not exactly horror, it is a cooky movie that is a lot of fun. Don’t miss the Netflix original tie-in series Wednesday that focuses on the daughter of the Addams family.

Have a great week, and enjoy some fantastic horror titles available on Netflix.

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