16 Best Scary Movies to Stream on Netflix India

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You have a Netflix subscription, and you are looking for some of the best Scary movies to stream on Netflix India, as there are so many to choose from.

Netflix is competing aggressively with other OTT services. Especially in India, there are several other local OTT platforms too that offer good content at a minimal cost.

But neither has a good collection of horror movies like Netflix has. If you go and type the keyword ‘horror movies’ on the search tab in Netflix, it will show you a number of supernatural and scary movies.

It will confuse you and make you wonder which one to watch.

So, for your convenience, I have come up with a list of best Netflix horror movies that you can watch now.

A good horror movie doesn’t have to be all scary faces or body-twist creatures. Sometimes frightening suspense is good enough to make you believe in the existence of other supernatural entities on this earth.

Well, now is the time to dive into the list that I have for you.

Best Scary Movies to Stream on Netflix India

Veronica (2017)

Veronica is a Spanish supernatural horror film that got premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The film got released in Netflix in early 2018, got praises, and applauded by some critics too, calling it ‘ the scariest movie ever.’

The film follows Veronica, a teenage girl who lost her father recently and lived with her mother and three siblings in Madrid.

A demonic force possessed her body when she performed Ouija with her classmates to reach out to her deceased father.

Like always, the experiment took an unexpected turn, and Veronica suffered from paranormal activity, hallucinations, and unwillingly harming her siblings.

Why should you watch this film?

The horror movie is said to be loosely based on the true-life event. It’s excellent performances, and chilling supernatural scenes are a standout and makes it a movie you should watch on Netflix.

Verónica (2017) - best horror movies to stream
Source: IMDB

Insidious (2010)

Popular director James Wan directed ‘Insidious’ in 2010, where the story follows a couple whose son becomes a vessel for ghosts.

The demons want to take his body and soul back to their world. It is the first part of the Insidious franchise.

James Wan’s Saw’ was a massive blockbuster hit film. The movie has a lot of jumpscares scenes. I watched Insidious at night the first time, and it scared me so much that I had to switch it off at half time.

If you are a fan of James Wan’s horror films, you can also watch his other films like The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, and Insidious: Chapter 2.

Insidious (2010)

Oculus (2013)

Director Mike Flanagan’s supernatural horror film ‘Oculus’ is one of the ‘scariest American horror movies,’ according to the IndieWire.com.

Unlike ‘The Conjuring,’ one of the most popular horror movies worldwide, ‘Oculus’ is different. The movie’s spine-chilling factor revolves around two characters and a mirror in a room.

The mirror is treated as the haunted object that plays with the mind of the victims and the audience.

The plot is shifting between the present time when the siblings are grown up and the flashbacks of their frightening childhood experiences.

The story follows a family Alan, his wife Marie, and their two kids move into a new house. The horrifying story begins when Alan buys an antique mirror, which is a supernatural object that induces hallucinations. Slowly, Alan and Marie became psychotic who attempt to kill their children Tim and Kaylie.

I can’t tell you the story further. It is fascinating yet the best horror movies streaming on Netflix. Oculus is also one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime to stream.

best horror movies streaming on Netflix

1922 (2017)

How many of you read Stephen King’s horror fiction books?

Well, the next is Stephen King adaptations ‘1922’ is one of the best horror movies streaming on Netflix that you must watch if you are looking for Netflix horror movies.

The movie is said to be one of the highest-grossing horror films of all time. (Source: The Verge)

The gothic horror story follows a farmer Wilfred James in the 1920s, Nebraska, where his wife Arlette has recently inherited a big plot of farmland. But she wants to sell her farmland so that she, along with her family, can move to the city.

Wilfred disagrees with her plan of moving out to the city. He always has dreamed of spending his entire life farming in the land and pass his farm to his young boy Henry.

What happens next? What’s so brutal and horrific about the story?

You will find out soon once you watch it.

The movie is bloody, disturbing, grim, violent, and quite nerve-wracking.

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Bird Box (2018)

Bird Box is a Netflix Original post-apocalyptic horror-thriller film starring Sandra Bullock in the lead.

The story is simple; a woman Malorie trapped in an apocalyptic situation tries to protect herself and her two children from a monstrous supernatural creature that makes people commit suicide when they look at it.

The movie ‘Bird Box’ is based on a novel by Josh Malerman. It is not a traditional horror genre of film where you will see some ghosts trying to possess a body. No, ‘Bird Box’ is a highly-conceptualize and imaginative film on the theme of self-destruction and survival amidst the post-apocalyptic world.

If not jumpscares, the entire movie will keep you sit tight and wondering what will happen next.

Bird Box - horror movie on Netflix
source: Forbes

The Invitation (2015)

When I first watched ‘The Invitation’ on Netflix, I found the film a slow killer. Imagine you were invited to a dinner party where there are other guests available too, but you sense it that something wrong is going to happen.

The story starts with an awkward dinner party with friends where everyone is familiar with each other. They are sharing their life stories and beliefs.

Will, the protagonist, attends the dinner party hosted at his old home by his ex-wife and her partner. He is disturbed by the innumerable memories haunting him and made him feel suspicious of his ex-wife’s invitation.

How does an invitation turn into a nightmare?

I would want you to watch this film and figure out. ‘The Invitation’ is a very different kind of film. I don’t know if this film fits the horror genre of movies or not, but in my opinion, I would say it is a horror film.

The Invitation- best horror movies on Netflix

Train to Busan (2016)

With an IMDB rating of 7.5, ‘Train to Busan’ is a Korean zombie apocalypse movie that unleashes thousands of zombies and danger of life.

What I felt after watching the movie is more than just a zombie movie, the story shows a sentimental side of a father-daughter relationship. A workaholic and divorced father who gets little time to spend with his little girl, and that make upset.

In the zombie outbreak, the father-daughter will remain alive?

The film will give you a constant fear of zombies and thrill. It is one of the best foreign horror films that people love to watch. If you like to watch a few foreign scariest ever movies, you must watch ‘The Grudge.’

Train to Busan

A Quiet Place (2018)

John Krasinski’s directorial horror thriller film ‘A Quiet Place’ has an intriguing premise. A pin-drop silent movie, a gripping tale of a family that struggles to survive in a world that has been taken by noise-sensitive creatures.

Even the sound of a twitch will make you lose your life. Krasinski’s film, when released, became a sensation for being so unique in story and film making. Nobody knew that a movie could be so scary like this.

I believe, ‘A Quiet Place’ has challenged and overtaken the mainstream horror films with three elements: acting, the effect of sound and film making.

The scenes of death, pain, and fear are so effortless shot through sheer performances. There isn’t a moment where the film will bore you despite having literally no dialogues, whatsoever.

A simple story of one family, four characters, and the fear of death every minute makes you wonder about the beauty of the film.

I am eagerly waiting for the ‘A Quiet Place 2 to release.

Netflix horror movies - A Quiet Place

In the Tall Grass (2019)

‘In the Tall Grass’ is a Stephen King adaptation 2019 supernatural horror drama film that follows sibling Becky, six months pregnant, and Cal who are traveling to San Diego.

While driving down the road, they stopped near a huge field of tall grass as Becky was feeling sick. They hear the voice of a young boy who is seeking help as he is lost in the field.  As the two follow the voice, they got lost in the field too.

Okay, isn’t that enough of the story?

Just like any other Stephen King’s story, in this movie too something unique and unnatural sequences of events follow with Cal, Becky, and Travis.

The ending left unexplained though for the audience. People can have a different interpretation based on what they understood. It is worth checking out on Netflix.

 In the Tall Grass

The House Next Door (2017)

The House Next Door is one of the best horror movies on Netflix in Hindi that is worth your time. I will tell you why.

I can’t recommend any good Hindi horror film but ‘The House Next Door’ comes as a fresh breath of air. The movie is well-crafted and executed, keeping in mind the horror genre.

The story starts with Krish and Lakshmi, who lives in a cozy house with a view of the mountains. Supernatural activities began to happen when a new family next door comes to live.

The story brings the theme of evil spirits and possession. There is an element of spookiness and eeriness in the sound effect. You will find enough scenes that will scare you.

You can give it a try, not the best but one of the best horror movies streaming on Netflix India.

Video Credit: Viacom18 studios

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Gerald’s Game (2017)

Gerald’s Game is yet another Stephen King adaptation where the story is based on a husband and wife who went on a vacation where the woman gets trapped on her bed handcuffed while her husband is dead.

How will she survive?

Well, when we talk about horror films, the first thing that comes to our mind is the image of a ghost or supernatural entities that make us scared to death. Mike Flanagan’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ don’t have either of the ones.

It is horror in a sense; the plot is dark that explores misogyny and abuse in detail.

There are scenes of horrible hallucinations that the wife started to hallucinate when she is going nuts being handcuffed and doesn’t have the slightest idea of how to escape.

It is a different kind of best horror movies to watch on Netflix.

Stephan King horror movie - Gerald's Game

Perfection (2018)

The next one of the best scary movies to stream on Netflix is ‘The Perfection’: a movie that blends music and grotesque murders.

So, just like Gerald’s Game, and The Invitation, this movie is a much more suspenseful and surprising dark horror drama film. It has deviated from the mainstream horror films and culminates in a modern piece of horror filmmaking.

The story here focuses on two cello prodigy Charlotte Willmore (Allison Williams) and Elizabeth (Logan Browning).

Charlotte left the elite music world to take care of her sick mother, but when she dies, she wanted to join back. In an event in Shanghai, China, she met Elizabeth, who is also an astounding cello player.

The spark between the two women worked and went on a vacation to Western China. The movie has a hell lot of twists and thrills that nobody can expect how it’s going to end.

Both the actors William and Browning delivered an outstanding performance.

I am recommending you to watch ‘The Perfection’ because it’s different. There are no jump scares that we generally expect at any horror flick, there is a different kind of horror you can get a glimpse of in this film.

Netflix's The Perfection

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

It is an incredible and haunted movie to watch on Netflix. The movie has a simple storyline that follows a father-son team performing an autopsy on an unidentified woman with mysterious injuries. While trying to identify a series of frightening events started to happen.

I can not say much about the movie. It is a hidden gem in the horror movie genre that very people talk about.

I am sure you will like this addition of mine.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

The Witch (2015)

Set in the 17th century, ‘The Witch’ draws you in the world of grief, betrayal, religious paranoia where a cursed family is tearing each other apart. The excellent cinematography, set, acting seems to qualify for being a good horror flick.

If you have a fascination for witches and fantasy horror movies, then this would be an ideal movie for you. I won’t shy away from saying that the film is definitely not the best horror movies on Netflix but no harm in checking out.

Video Credit: A24

IT (2017)

The 2017 Stephen King adaptation movie ‘IT’ is a supernatural horror movie that revolves around a small town Derry, Maine, where a clown who introduces himself as ‘Pennywise’ entices kids and targets them.

Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, is a horrific and scary clown. What’s the best thing in this film to watch is the acting of the children, especially the boys who acted so naturally.

They are the reason why I enjoyed watching the film. There is no doubt of a mystery and fear in the film, but it all made sense when you see the fear is terrifying the boys.

I would tell you to skip watching IT 2. It is the worst and a disaster.

Best horror movies on Netflix - IT

Under the Shadow (2016)

‘Under the Shadow’ is a Persian horror film, where the story takes place in the 1980s in post-revolutionary Tehran.

It is a gripping horror tale of a mother and a daughter where the later is under supernatural siege. Behind the horror story lies a real story about the nation being ravaged by political conflicts and violent attacks.

The film got premiered on the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and greatly appreciated showing two sides of a story. The film making is what I appreciate the most in this film. It is part horror and part socio-cultural conflict movie.

Language shouldn’t be an issue as you will find English subtitles on Netflix while streaming foreign movies.


So, these are pretty much my list of best horror movies streaming on Netflix India that you can start watching.

You can also suggest me what can I watch apart from all the above-mentioned movies that are good to watch. You can mail me.

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