Fun fact: getting scared is actually good for you, and not in a ‘we’re trying to toughen you up’ kind of way, either: it’s science. So, because we’re all Netflix enthusiasts, we’ve scanned the homepage for the best horror films on Netflix right now.
When we’re frightened, our brain releases chemicals including adrenaline and dopamine. These ‘feel-good’ chemicals are what gives you that almost euphoric feeling you get when you come to realise that, despite what the film was telling you, you’re going to be absolutely fine.
So, if you’re in the mood for a bit of horror, get comfy, open up your popcorn and have a watch of one of these scary films on Netflix.
British film The Ritual follows a reunited group of friends hiking through the Scandinavian wilderness following the sudden death of one of their friends. The only problem? They get a bit lost, finding themselves in the middle of the dark forests of Norse legend where there’s plenty more evil that remains. Will they make it back out again?
Starring Martin Freeman, Cargo is the journey of a father and his child trekking for safety after a violent pandemic in Australia. When the father gets infected, the priority is saving his child not just from everyone else, but also from himself.
“It’s just grass. It’s just grass”. Based on the book by Stephen King, when siblings Becky and Cal hear a young boy crying out from the grass, they head in on a rescue mission. What they weren’t expecting were the sinister forces that wait inside. Cut off from civilisation, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found.
Still mourning their son’s death, Mark and Jessie decide to foster a chid, Cody. However, this sweet new life turns bitter when they realise that whatever Cody dreams about happens in real life, real-time. And if that’s just his dreams… you don’t want to see his nightmares.
With an unknown illness that nobody has found a cure for, Eli’s parents decide to put their trust in an experimental doctor’s hands. Living in the doctor’s clean house, Eli undergoes extensive treatments towards recovery. But what he might not be able to recover from could be living much closer than he thinks…
The world is under attack from frightful creatures that prey on humans that make sound. 16-year old Ally, who lost her hearing at 13, takes her family to a refuge in a remote haven, but things don’t stay so tame when they discover a cult who wants to prey on Ally for the lack of noise she makes.
Like a psycho-thriller? You’ll love this. Cam follows Alice, an ambitious camgirl, who’s discovered someone has made a replica of her. Stealing her identity is one thing, but stealing her whole life is another. It’s time for her to regain control and find the person who’s taken everything.