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10 MORE Horror Gems On Netflix!

Netflix Gems

It’s only been a couple of months since we last combed through Netflix’s horror offerings to find the best options for a movie night, but since their library is ever-changing, we thought we would dive back in and find some more gems that the streaming service is currently offering!* There is a lot of crap when it comes to horror on Netflix, so we thought we’d help you out by making your search on a Friday or Saturday night just a little bit easier so you’re not stuck watching something like Visions or The VeilIt should be noted that it’s difficult to find a true “gem” on Netflix, so not all of these may be 4- or 5-skull films, but they’re all still worth a watch!

*This is for films on American Netflix as of February 20, 2016.


Our own Chris Coffel wrote a fairly positive 4-skull review of Hellions, and while there may be a few opposing opinions out there, you could do a lot worse than Hellions, the latest film from the director of Pontypool (a film that actually made my last “Netflix Gems” list). The film centers around Dora (Chloe Rose), who must face off with a bunch of mysterious masked children on Halloween while also dealing with a rapidly accelerating pregnancy. It isn’t the most coherent film, but it sure is visually stunning and has several creepy moments.

Netflix Gems

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  • Loved all these movies! Better list than the last if you ask me, hope everyone gives The Sacrament and Last Shift a chance

  • RidleyScott

    The Guest is a great motion picture and Kristy was good fun.

  • THGrimm

    Great list! I’ve seen a chunk of these. Last Shift is such a win in my eyes. I enjoyed it so much. It makes sense now as I didn’t know the director also did Dread, which I really enjoyed.
    I’ll be sure to see the ones I haven’t seen now.

  • The Guest was fucking awesome!

  • Biscoito18

    Last Shift is great!

  • I personally don’t see ‘The Guest’ as horror, but it’s easily one of the ‘coolest’ movies in years! Flat out spectacular! Literally don’t know a single person that doesn’t like it

    • Yeaaahhhh it was a bit of a stretch, but I was having a hard time finding another movie that I actually thought was good that wasn’t already on my other list.

      • I feel ya, no worries! You still my boy! (Oh and I just noticed a typo, you wrote ‘had’ instead of ‘hard’ – to find a true gem.)

  • Grandpa Fred

    Last Shift and Starry Eyes made for a great double feature. Needless to say I didn’t sleep well. I love Ti West but The Sacrament disappointed me. Seems a bit pointless.

  • Michael James

    Trace – I think you’re the only reason I still come to this site. Another good list here, sir.

    • J Jett

      Michael i agree. Trace (and Jonathan Barken and Chris Coffel) is indispensable to this site.

    • SugarShane333

      I second this but add Barkan and Chris is ok. Trace is definitely the most motivated and thoughtful person here.

      The fact that he responds to his readers and is humble is HUGE for me. This will be the first place (aside from r/horror) I check for horror as long as Trace is here.

  • Shay Lauderdale

    Starry Eyes is one of the best films on Netflix, Period. I was blown away, but it is my kinda movie to begin with. I am not a huge body gore fan, but I do like it if it is done right. I really love independent horror movies that are high art & critical acclaimed.
    This, It Follows, The Final Girls (which is more of a comedy that you can watch with a group of friends to show off your great movie finding skills), Pod, & the Babadook.
    We are going to go see The Witch this Sunday (It is actually in theatres!!). And I am counting down to finally see February………….

    • I really hope you enjoy The Witch. Many people aren’t.

      • Michael James

        I was one the didn’t enjoy it. It’s definitely not a bad movie but I just couldn’t understand them 90% of the time. I don’t know if the theater had the volume too low or what. I’ll have to re-watch with subtitles when it’s on blu-ray.

        • I’ve seen it twice and I caught a LOT more the second time. One of my other friends said the same thing on a second viewing.

      • Shay Lauderdale

        I loved loved loved every minute of it.

    • Grandpa Fred

      Yes on The Witch. Don’t expect absolutely terrifying but do expect incredible detail, acting (forgot I was watching a movie) and an oppressively bleak atmosphere. Great film.

  • wehoaks

    The Guest! such a great movie and dare I say a sexy one. The Guest himself oozes sexuality in all the right, creepy ways.

    And poor Kirsty – a solid, entertaining, and VERY suspenseful film treated like crap by Dimension? The hell you say!

    • Kori Batchelor

      Dan Stevens is indeed dreamy.

      • wehoaks

        So sexy and smoldering.

    • J Jett

      Dan Stevens is so fucking hot it’s distracting (in a great way!). lol. he’s smokin’ hot AND a really good actor as well! THE GUEST was a very good movie (Maika Monroe and Shelia Kelley are also wonderful in the film).

      • wehoaks

        He is fucking so hot. So damn hot.

  • Hellions seems to be pretty polarizing. It’s definitely a love-it-or-hate-it movie.

    • Kori Batchelor

      Still have a lotta love for you and your taste in movies, Trace! Added Hate and Raze to my EXTREMELY long list of yet to be watched Netflix movies and will probably be watching one of em tonight!

  • Jimmy Cthulhuhan

    Was right there with ya til Scatrament. Now I will shun you at parties.

    • 9 out of 10 ain’t bad though! That’s okay though. I have friends, I definitely have friends!

    • The Sacrament was alright! It generates discussion, which is what any worthwhile movie should do.

  • I think I’m the only perso. Who loves Seed of Chucky. I realize it’s over the top campy but…I saw it in theaters three times. In a sick individual apparently.

    • SugarShane333

      You’re definitely not the only one. I knew what to expect which made it enjoyable.

      • I think it’s such a fun film! Plus it’s has enough going under the surface despite how vapid it may seem upon first glance.

  • Adrienne Santiago

    Loved all of these!!

  • Mr. Dry

    Last Shift took me by surprise, undeniably entertaining and kinda disturbing, Stitches has some of the most inventive and hilarious death scenes I’ve ever seen and Curse Of Chucky is the old good Chucky we love. Nice list.

  • J Jett

    KRISTY is one of my all time faces. it’s a perfect film IMO. Haley Bennet is indeed excellent in it.

    • Mackey

      Kristy was a very pleasant surprise. The ending of Last Shift totally ruined the film for me. I am planning to watch Starry Eyes this weekend.

  • Biscoito18

    Trace is so hot right now!!! You and Jonathan are the guys I like in this site even if you hate AHS. haha

  • 1EyeJack

    Add to the list The Canal, House At The End Of Time, and Late Phases.

    Sorry to say, but Hellions and especially Some Kind Of Hate just sucked.

    • James

      Yeah they did suck. Last shift was decent up until the incredibly weak ending kinda ruined it.

      The two on this list I loved were the guest and starry eyes.

    • Rayromono.

      I thought there was a lot to like about both of those. Last Shift was extremely suspenseful throughout until the ending, and Some Kind of Hate had a strange gritty vibe you don’t get from most teen horror these days. The way the killer operated in SKoH was interesting and I felt with a stronger actress and message (at least in the way It Follows had something to say about youth and the pains of growing up), could’ve been a much more vital and relevant film. Still absolutely worth watching over 90% of Netflix horror garbage.

    • I can understand your dislike of those two films. They’re far from perfect but I enjoy them. I really didn’t enjoy The Canal though. That was a movie where the ending did ruin it for me.

    • Feonix

      I didn’t like Hellions, it started well, but turned into a real mess.

  • Rayromono.

    Great list! A lot I suggested after your last article made it onto this one. Another small gem: I just saw Let Us Prey last night, and was very pleasantly surprised. Reminded me of Last Shift, with a sense of humor.

    • Rayromono.

      Oh, I still need to watch Raze though. The only film from this list I haven’t seen!

    • I have been told by SO many people to watch Let Us Prey. Guess I need to get it on my list soon. And thank you for those recommendations last time!

      • SugarShane333

        Please tell me you finally watched Stake Land! It’s the best horror on Netflix in my opinion, and Let Us Prey is top 5. Both are fantastic.

  • zengrrl

    I agree about Last Shift – it’s great up until the ending, which is a bit sloppy. Raze has some good fight scenes but the dialog is horrible. Sacrament bored me. The rest are on my list.

  • Chamber

    Starry Eyes, The Guest, Last Shift and Kristy are the only movies out of this lot that are worth your time. The rest are absolute garbage.

  • I think the whole point of The Sacrament ISN’T to look past the Jonestown Massacre, but to get people interested in looking closer at it. It’s truly one of the most nightmarish events in American history, yet not many people born after 1990 know about it. The story has everything – cult mind control, drugs, ties to local and federal government, tax evasion and creative bookkeeping, megachurch communal living, child abuse, sex abuse. Jim Jones and his experiments should make anyone shudder.

    • I agree. That’s why when people say it’s “pointless” or “boring” I just shrug it off. I like the film a lot.

    • Grandpa Fred

      As points go, that’s a good one. Maybe I’ll revisit. It took me 3 views to really appreciate/love House of the Devil.

  • Grandpa Fred

    Ps lol at people who think their opinions = FACT.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    Can I just say I fuckin hate this page set up where I have to click the arrow to reload the page in a different place to re-center the page only to have to do it 12 more times and then not be able to go back to the main page without additional work is bullshit. What does the reader stand to gain by doing things this way???????

    I can’t do these anymore nothing on this site is worth the trouble it’s just not that good anymore

    • Sorry you don’t like it! Does it actually load a whole new page for you as opposed to just creating a new slide? It doesn’t bother me at all since it doesn’t load a new page, but I’ve seen other readers complaining on here. Thanks for saying we’re not good anymore though! That’s classy.

  • AriesSiren

    Starry eyes. Just an amazing film

  • Chris Taylor

    Should of had “blue ruin” on that list, if “the guest” (which i liked) was on their then so should of “blue ruin” its not a perfect movie but a good and entertaining one at that…plus it has a grown up Buzz McAllister from home alone in it! Haha

    • Ryan Smithee

      Blue Ruin is not on Netflix, which is probably why it didn’t make the cut.

    • Don’t forget a grown up Jan Brady!

  • Eric West

    How annoying. I click to watch the video then it finishes. Then, a count down appears warning you that another video is about to play with no option to stop it. It’s only when the video loads that I get the chance to stop the video (well, actually, PAUSE). What if I dont want the next video to play?

    • khail19

      you can’t! you have to watch it all clockwork orange style.

  • Jason Hobbs

    I finally signed up for Netflix the other day I’ve had who forever was hoping there’d be some horror movies on there I hadn’t seen and I have seen every one of them or own every one of them I’m just too much of a horror hound lol but he is correct if you have not seen some of these films check them out they’re quite goodok

    • Evan3

      You gotta sign up for the Netflix DVD plan. The streaming options are easily blitzed through or already seen by most horror fans. But the DVD library is vast and not all that more expensive.

  • DarkBree

    Last Shift and Stiches are terrible!!

    • Evan3

      I haven’t seen Last Shift, but Stitches was pretty bad.

      • DarkBree

        Well, I don’t recommend Last Shift. It started good and promising, but it got terrible real quick.

  • Darnell

    Hellions was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It’s one of those movies that I am mad I watched because I will never be able to get that time back and my existence is worse for having watched that trash. =(

    • Hellions tried too hard to be artsy, but at the end of the movie i felt that i watch and Pro-Life movie.

      Last Shift was really fun

      • Darnell

        If you want another good one from Netflix try “In Fear”. It is pretty darn good.

    • James

      Hellions was horrible. Last shift was surprisingly well done up until the awful ending.

      • Darnell

        Watched Last Shift with my best friend. We both really enjoyed it. The ending wasn’t so much bad as it was executed poorly. It came out of no where. If they had tossed some hints earlier on it would have been easier to swallow.

        With that said it was still enjoyed it, and feel it’s the best from the list. I had seen everything else other than Last Shift, and Hellions. I am going to have to watch Kristy again. I wasn’t all that impressed with it, so I am going to have to give it another look.

        Hellions was atrocious though…

        • James

          I completely agree. I was honestly surprised at how well done Last Shift was. I just really wanted more from the ending.

  • Starry Eyes >>>>>>>>

    • James

      Yes starry eyes is a horror movie every horror fan should watch.

  • Darnell

    Trace why didn’t “In Fear” make your list. That movie is pretty freaking amazing. It’s also on Netflix.


    just watched Last shift and it scared me, not gonna lie! not had a film scare me in a long time so yes agreed another horror gem on netflix. makes me question the crap horror that’s making cinemas when decent ones (last shift, the den, Banshee Chapter, the conspiracy, Creep) all are to be found online

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