5 best horror on Netflix written by women to watch this week, Feb. 5

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Nathalie Emmanuel in Screen Gems THE INVITATION. Photo Credit: Marcell Piti. ©2021 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.
Nathalie Emmanuel in Screen Gems THE INVITATION. Photo Credit: Marcell Piti. ©2021 CTMG. All Rights Reserved. /

A new month means new releases on Netflix. The streamer has a wide variety of titles that will be added throughout the month, including great horror movies like X, IT, Resident Evil, and Resident Evil: Retribution. This week, we are highlighting five horror movies featured on Netflix that were written by women.

This week's Top 10 movie list includes two films in the horror genre. The recently added X, the Ti West-directed slasher, and the sleeper hit starring The Walking Dead's Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Postcard Killings.

The Invitation

The 2022 horror thriller The Invitation was directed by Jessica M. Thompson, her second feature film, and written by Blair Butler, known for her work on Attack of the Show! The film is inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula and follows a young woman who, soon after the death of her mother, is introduced to long-lost family members. This leads to the discovery of hidden dark secrets.

Fear Street 1666

Fear Street 1666 is a movie in the Netflix original Fear Street trilogy of films. Directed and co-written by Leigh Janiak, whose directorial debut was the horror film Honeymoon (2014). This movie, based on the books by R.L. Stine, tells of events in what would become the town of Shadyside that occurred in 1666, which placed a curse on the community for generations. The accompanying films feature events from 1978 and 1994.


Run Rabbit Run

Directed by Daina Reid and written by Hannah Kent, Run Rabbit Run is a psychological thriller that premiered at the Sundance Festival in 2023. The story follows a single mother whose daughter's claim to have memories of another life becomes unsettling. This information brings up painful memories of her family's past, which then challenges her own values. Reid is an Australian director who has also directed episodes of The Handmaid's Tale, Space Force, and Young Rock. Kent is an author who has written several novels, leading to Run Rabbit Run.

Run Rabbit Run
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No One Gets Out Alive

The British horror No One Gets Out Alive is directed by Santiago Menghini with the screenplay by Jon Croker and Fernanda Coppel, who has also written for The Bridge, Kingdom, and How to Get Away with Murder. No One Gets Out Alive is based on Adam Nevill's same-titled novel. A woman from Mexico, who is undocumented, moves to Cleveland, where she has no choice but to live in a questionable boardinghouse. Once there, she begins to see eerie visions and hear unsettling cries.

The Privilege

The German horror, The Privilege is directed by Felix Fuchssteiner and Katharina Schöne, and written by Fuchssteiner, Sebastian Niemann, Katharina Schöde, and Eckhard Vollmar. Years after a young man experiences the tragic death of his sister, he has become haunted by nightmares and demonic visions. Everyone attributes this to childhood trauma, but to him, it becomes more real. As things escalate, he enlists the help of a friend to uncover what is happening. He discovers secrets from his past and what's behind his family's seemingly inconspicuous facade.

Enjoy these and more outstanding horror titles on Netflix.

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