Aren’t horror movies on Netflix India enthralling to watch? Don’t we just love that chest-thumping background score backed by visuals that keep us hooked in anticipation of fear? So, are you ready to get some chills down your spine? Netflix India’s haul of horror movies is very less even though the TV giant is known across the globe for coming up with the scariest movies to stream on Netflix. Even though the list of horror movies on Netflix India is small, we have handpicked picked up some of the choicest, scariest and creepiest horror movies that you can stream on Netflix India. Here’s the list of best horror movies on Netflix India –
1. The Shining  –
A horror movie or a psychological thriller; call it anything but “The Shining” by Stanley Kubrick is one of the scariest movies ever made let alone one of the best horror movies on Netflix India. “The Shining”, tells the story of a family undergoing a mental breakdown when the protagonist movies to The Hotel Overlook as a winter caretaker of the hotel. Everything associated with “The Shining” has become an icon in cinema. Right from the design of the carpet of the hotel to the sweater the kid wears; fans are crazy behind The Shining merchandise.
The best part about the film is that even though it is a horror film, you feel that it is a psychological thriller which induces more fear. “The Shining” is by far the most Freudian film in the history of cinema. There are many layers in the storytelling and the movie makes allusions to pedophilia and matriarchy. Well, it all depends on a viewer how she or he watches it. Jack Nicolson gives one of his best performances and Shelley Duvall looks a hand-in-glove for her role. The show stealer remains Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance – the kid who has acted brilliantly. Thanks to Stanley Kubrick’s sensitive direction. “The Shining” deservedly tops our list of the best horror movies on Netflix India.
2. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane  –
This film by Jonathan Levine stars Amber Heard, Michael Welch, Whitney Able, and Anson Mount in the lead roles. With an ensemble like this, the filmmaker has pulled a gut-wrenching and one of the best horror movies on Netflix India. “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane”, tells the story of a group of high-school guys who invite a young nubile girl to a weekend party. What follows is a drop in the number of people in the party.
This film has an air of a typical horror movie all around it even though it is understated. With a background score that can give you chills and some great performances, “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” enters this list of best horror movies on Netflix India and more so when it is an underrated movie.
3. 30 Days of Night  –
This is an American Horror movie by David Slade based on the comic book of the same name. “30 Days of Night” is a story set up in an Alaskan town which becomes dark for a month when the sun sinks below the horizon. Thereafter, a bloodthirsty gang of vampires attacks the town and indulges in a gothic destruction. It’s only a team of Sheriff in a small town that survives.
What makes “30 Days of Night” one of the best horror movies on Netflix India is its treatment. The filmmaker knew his game and treated it more like a disaster and adventurous flick with a perpetually horrific feel. It has that gripping background music which enhances the anticipation of events and fear. All in all, with great performances and Slade’s direction, this undoubtedly deserves to be in the list of best horror movies on Netflix India.
4. Apollo 18  –
For all those who are fans of movies like Interstellar and The Martian and also admire the movies like The Exorcist and The Conjuring, it can’t get better for you when you get the perfect blend of Science Fiction and Horror at one place. With a treatment of Sci-Fi, the filmmaker Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego gives us chills by introducing elements of fear in “Apollo 18”, which makes it one of the best horror movies on Netflix India.
Apollo 18 was originally the last manned mission to the Moon. However, a year later in 1973, three astronauts were sent to the moon and this film is the actual footage of what happened there. Even though NASA denies the authenticity but the fans of Sci-Fi rather prefer to believe. Apparently, this mission is the reason that we have not gone back to the moon.
5. The ABCs of Death  –
“The ABCs of Death” is one of the most ambitious and best horror movies on Netflix India, which unfortunately not everyone likes. This is more of an anthology horror movie idiosyncratically edited by many editors. The film is divided into twenty-six individual chapters. The filmmakers of all the chapters are different. So, you get to see the different treatment of the archetype. This evokes a kind of mood shift, which doesn’t work for many.
This alphabetical anthology is an essential watch if you are a horror movie freak. The different stories induce mix emotions but not even a single story fails to induce fear. That’s the very reason we include it in our list of best horror movies on Netflix India. Shun all the negative reviews and just go for it.
6. Third Eye  –
“Third Eye” is a supernatural film by Aloy Adlawan who unfortunately doesn’t have a long filmography to his name. Of what we have seen in this film, the director has an impeccable forte in the ominous camera setup and a sense of cut. “Third Eye” may not be the most successful horror movie but it is certainly one of the best horror movies on Netflix India, and more so when it guarantees the shudders and shivers.
“Third Eye”, tells the story of a young supernatural woman who has an ability to see ghosts. This ability reawakens when her moth dies. She tries to adjust to this syndrome but some people target her along with the family. This is one of those movies which become even scarier when you assemble the sum of the parts. Watch this one of the best horror movies on Netflix India for the crisp editing and awesome filmmaking.
7. Ataud Blanco  –
“Ataud Blanco” (or “White Coffin” in Hollywood) is one of the Netflix Originals best horror movies on Netflix India. The film tells the story of Virginia who does impossible in order to rescue her little daughter from the kidnappers. What follows is a terrible accident which becomes the plot point of the movie. It’s such a coincident that a film with a similar story had released in Bollywood. Déjà vu! Let me give away the name “Kahaani 2 – Durga Rani Singh”.
Even though Kahaani 2 is a thriller and has a very different story, the synopsis sounds similar or is it? Well, coming back to “White Coffin”, audiences had applauded the movie for the original story, terrific editing, and brilliant cinematography. Not to forget the background music that adds to the delight of a horror movie enthusiast.
8. Annihilation  –
So, if your appetite for Sci-Fi is still awake, watch this one of the best Sci-Fi horror movies on Netflix India. Directed by Alex Garland, “Annihilation” is based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer. The film tells the story of a biologist who signs up for a secret and formidable expedition. What follows is a sequence of queer events in a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t work.
It stars Natalie Portman in her career’s one of the best action roles. What’s so good about “Annihilation” is that it is as ambitious as it can get. For scintillation visuals, chilling background score, and most importantly, brilliant direction; “Annihilation” meritoriously enters our list of best horror movies on Netflix India.
Netflix India has a lot of movies under its belt in different other genres like comedy, thriller, drama, Sci-Fi, and others. Stay tuned to get regular updates about new best movies on Netflix India.