This article is in continuation to our ‘best scary films on Netflix‘ series.
11. Evil Dead (2013)
Good looking Mia and her friends discover a strange thing in the cellar of their secluded, creepy cabin. Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead is more of a modern re-working on the seminal horror concept. The decision to keep away from CG pays off well for the film once the evil is let loose. The group dynamics are also far better than what we come to expect from regular slasher films. The gore-fest scenes keep us on our toes. However, it lacks some of the original one’s bite. Alvarez gets a bit too serious. Moreover, it lacks the gleefully camp elements that still make us rewatch Sam Raimi’s version.
12. Let Me In (2010)
Considering Hollywood’s long-standing history of messy remakes of great foreign films, I must say Let Me In is a very good Americanized version. This poetic vampire horror is set in the 1980s and revolves around an unhappy, bulled 12-year-old boy Owen. A strangely attractive girl enters Owen’s isolated world. She and her mysterious carer move into the apartment next door. The girl is a hungry vampire, who also remains affectionate to her new friend Owen. Anyone who cherishes the beauty and pain of growing up could definitely appreciate this film. Of course, you also have to stomach the blood-splattering violence.
13. The Silenced (2015)
This Korean mystery with lightweight horror elements is set in a 1938 boarding school. It was the era when Japan’s rule of Korea slowly came to an end. The protagonist of the tale is transferred to the remote boarding school. As expected, she stumbles onto a secret, waiting to be uncovered. The Silenced, although has no ingenious mystery, strives to maintain a dark atmosphere that’s devoid of cheap scares. It’s a fairly entertaining chiller. Those expecting a powerful, scary film can look elsewhere.
14. Sinister (2012)
Scott Derrickson’s occult horror thriller reminds us of the bleak imagery of J-Horror trend-setters The Ring and Pulse. There are also shades of Stephen King with the protagonist becoming overly obsessive. A true-crime writer moves in with family to a murder house to work on a new book. As he investigates the events in the house, freshly disturbing events begin to happen. The answer to the mystery points to an evil, supernatural creature. Sinister occasionally delves into cliches, but its creepy atmospherics are hard to shake off.
15. Creep (2015)
Patrick Brice’s minimalist horror is about a naive young man Aaron responding to a Craigslist ad from a creep named Josef. Unlike most of found-footage horror flicks, Creep doesn’t rely on jump scares. It impeccably builds a sense of dread, while also splashing a fine dose of black humor. Brice surprisingly undercuts some of the cliched elements of the sub genre. Watch the film for Mark Duplass’ master manipulator character Josef. His superb performance makes us overlook some of the plot-holes.