We all know how it goes. It’s Friday night and you’ve decided to stay at home. So you order in because you’re too lazy to cook. For some sick reason, you decide that you want to scare the bejaysus out of yourself so you look on Netflix for a decent horror. That all sounds unreal, except the only problem is you have to scroll through a metric ton of 1 star films before you find anything worth watching. To save you a feud with your partner or family because you can’t decide what to watch, I’ve compiled a short list of amazingly creepy films that are on Netflix.
5. 3096 Days
This film follows the true story of Natascha Kampusch. When Kampusch was 10 years old, she was kidnapped on her way to school. This film depicts her life in captivity. This is not a conventional horror film. It’s on the list because it’s absolutely terrifying how a young girl can be kidnapped in broad daylight. Some parts are difficult to watch but it will most definitely suck you in and you will end up watching the follow up documentary ‘Natascha Kampusch.’
4. You’re Next
This film is essentially an adult version of Home Alone. A young woman meets her boyfriends family for the first time. They sit down to a family dinner in the parents home and all hell breaks loose. Intruders attempt to break into the house and attempt to kill the family off, one by one. The protagonist is quick on her feat and creates a set of traps that Kevin McCallister would be seriously envious of.
3. The Woman in Black
This film is so visually beautiful that it’s hard to look away, even though it’s absolutely terrifying. In fact, the first time my sister watched it, she was so frightened that she ran away and fell down the stairs in an attempt to get away from the film. This film follows a grieving young man who attempts to understand the wrath of a devious spirit in the house of his recently deceased client. I wouldn’t watch this alone. Or near a staircase.
This film depicts a female writer who lives alone in the woods. In total isolation and in silence, she ends up fighting for her life against a masked murderer. This film is a hidden gem amidst the many horror films Netflix has to offer. It’s intense, well written and insightful.
1. Before I Wake
This film has received quite a lot of negative reviews, scoring only 29% on Rotten Tomatoes. But don’t let that put you off. This horror is easily one of the best films to have been released within the last 12 months. The storyline is cohesive, the cinematography is amazing, the editing is fantastic. It’s brilliant. It follows the story of a married couple who become foster parents to a little boy with an incredible, but deadly gift. And I mean deadly in a lethal way, not an “unreal, that sounds like great craic” way. Do yourself a favour and just watch it now.