Top 15 Best and Highest Rated Horror Movies on Netflix Of All Time

By Ricky Valero
Published: January 30, 2023 (Last updated: last month)

Keep this page handy as we celebrate and list what are deemed to be the Top 15 Best and Highest Rated Horror Movies on Netflix Of All Time.

Netflix was launched in April 1998 and offered a little over 900 titles to rent to consumers. Fast forward to February 2013, when House of Cards sprung into the world and became the first original Netflix series.

Over the years, Netflix has thousands of films across all genres. We’ve used the Rotten Tomatoes scores to establish the best Netflix Original Horror movies that you can stream right now. 

Top 15 Best and Highest Rated Horror Movies On Netflix of All Time

15. The Babysitter (2017)

One of the first cult classics from Netflix that found a following that later led to a sequel (The Babysitter: Killer Queen) was a fresh take on an interesting concept.

Official Premise: When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot babysitter belongs to a satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.

Cast: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell

Rotten Tomatoes: 72.00%

14. Apostle (2018)

From the writer and director of V/H/S/2 and The Raid 2 comes a period piece that looks at a religious cult starring Dan Stevens. 

Official Premise: In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.

Cast: Dan Stevens, Richard Elfyn, Paul Higgins

Rotten Tomatoes: 79.00%

13. Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (2021)

The first of three movies in the trilogy about the beloved Goosebumps books. Part One of Fear Street proves an enjoyable, creepy thrill ride, even if it loses steam towards the end.

Official Premise: A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.

Cast: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr.

Rotten Tomatoes: 83.00%

12. Bulbbul (2020)

While critics might have glamoured the film, Bulbbul is a disastrous gothic horror that only succeeds in continuing a run of Netflix doing Indian cinema dirty.

Official Premise: A man returns home after years to find his brother’s child bride now grown up and abandoned and his ancestral village plagued by mysterious deaths.

Cast: Triptii Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Rahul Bose

Rotten Tomatoes: 83.00%

11. Nightbooks (2021)

A genuinely well-made fantasy horror that, although not scary enough for adults, may be too scary for young children. Those that fall in the middle, however, will find Nightbooks a terrifying ride. 

Official Premise: Alex, a boy obsessed with scary stories, is imprisoned by an evil young witch in her contemporary New York City apartment.

Cast: Winslow Fegle, Lidya Jewett, Krysten Ritter

Rotten Tomatoes: 87.00%

10. Fear Street Part 2: 1978 (2021)

The second of three movies in the trilogy about the beloved Goosebumps books.

Official Premise: Shadyside, 1978. School’s out for summer, and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival.

Cast: Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins

Rotten Tomatoes: 87.00%

9. Cargo (2018)

Based on the short film of the same name, Yolanda Ramke wrote and co-directed this haunting and chilling movie that questions the lengths we are willing to go to for family.  

Official Premise: After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

Cast: Simone Landers, Martin Freeman, Marlee Jan Mcpherson-Dobbins

Rotten Tomatoes: 87.00%

8. Fear Street Part 3: 1966 (2021)

The final of the trilogy of movies about the beloved Goosebumps books. Fear Street: Part Three – 1666 delivers a satisfying and entertaining payoff to a fun trilogy, with a talented young cast bringing the story home.

Official Premise: The origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever

Cast: Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Gillian Jacobs

Rotten Tomatoes: 89.00%

7. Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)

Horror is a genre that is quite divisive when it comes to critics vs. audiences. This movie sits at 44% with audiences, and our review is more in line with the audiences — apart from the important themes, Vampires vs. the Bronx is simple and run-of-the-mill.

Official Premise: A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from gentrification…and vampires.

Cast: Jaden Michael, Gerald Jones, Gregory Diaz IV

Rotten Tomatoes: 90.00%

6. 1922 (2017)

Based on the Novel by Stephen King stars Thomas Jane as he plays Wilfred James, a man that is attempting to kill his wife Arlette, played by Molly Parker, for some money. 

Official Premise: A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to assist. But their actions have unintended consequences.

Cast: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid

Rotten Tomatoes: 91.00%

5. Geralds Game (2017)

After the success of his first film with Netflix (Hush), Mike Flanagan returned with Gerald’s Game which is based on a book of the same name by Stephen King. 

Official Premise: A couple tries to spice up their marriage in a remote lake house. After the husband dies unexpectedly, the wife is left handcuffed to their bed frame and must fight to survive and break free.

Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia

Rotten Tomatoes: 91.00%

4. Little Evil (2017)

The writer of the massive cult classic Tucker and Dale vs. Evil returned with this blend of horror, fantasy, and comedy that starred Adam Scott in the lead role. 

Official Premise: Gary, who has just married Samantha, the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.

Cast: Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Owen Atlas

Rotten Tomatoes: 92.00%

3. Cam (2018)

The movie had its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival, and after the premiere, Netflix purchased the film’s rights. Another is that film has a massive 40-point difference between critics and audience scores (93% vs. 53%). 

Official Premise: Alice, an ambitious camgirl, wakes up one day to discover she’s been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself.

Cast: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters

Rotten Tomatoes: 93.00%

2. Hush (2016)

Hush made its world premiere at the 2016 South by Southwest Festival. However, prior to its premiere, Netflix scooped it up to get its worldwide distribution rights. It wasn’t Mike Flanagan’s directorial debut, but it was the movie that put him on the map.  

Official Premise: A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

Cast: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco

Rotten Tomatoes: 93.00%

1. His House (2020)

It is not easy to get a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, but with over 122 reviews on the site, it sits at the perfect score. In our review, we said that for all its horror, His House is a demonstrable case study of what occurs across certain factions in the western world.

Official Premise: A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.

Cast: Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba

Rotten Tomatoes: 100.00%

And that completes our Top 15 Best and Highest Rated Horror Movies on Netflix Of All Time list. What’s your favorite Romance movie on Netflix? Comment below.

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