The Best Horror Movies on Netflix Instant Watch

18 Aug
2011

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Usually, this spot is reserved for our weekly rundown of the new movies available to stream on Netflix Instant but August is a dead month and there is nothing notable streaming this week. Doesn’t look like there will be for another couple weeks either, so let’s pick the best horror movies available to stream on Netflix right now:

Let Me In / Let the Right One In

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Let Me In

Rated R | 2010
Flickchart Ranking: #482
Times Ranked: 9558
Win Percentage: 63%
Top-20 Rankings: 22 Users

Let the Right One In

Rated R | 2008
Flickchart Ranking: #63
Times Ranked: 78814
Win Percentage: 65%
Top-20 Rankings: 404 Users

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The Exorcist

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Rated R | 1973
Flickchart Ranking: #281
Times Ranked: 309191
Win Percentage: 49%
Top-20 Rankings: 4116 Users

Directed By: William Friedkin

Starring: Ellen Burstyn  •  Max von Sydow  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Linda Blair

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The Evil Dead

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Rated NR | 1981
Flickchart Ranking: #350
Times Ranked: 129936
Win Percentage: 49%
Top-20 Rankings: 511 Users

Directed By: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell  •  Ellen Sandweiss  •  Betsy Baker  •  Richard DeManincor  •  Theresa Tilly

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David Cronenberg Movies

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The Fly

Rated R | 1986
Flickchart Ranking: #562
Times Ranked: 66685
Win Percentage: 42%
Top-20 Rankings: 129 Users

Videodrome

Rated R | 1983
Flickchart Ranking: #373
Times Ranked: 25591
Win Percentage: 48%
Top-20 Rankings: 81 Users

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Night of the Living Dead

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Rated NR | 1968
Flickchart Ranking: #357
Times Ranked: 79608
Win Percentage: 48%
Top-20 Rankings: 254 Users

Directed By: George A. Romero

Starring: Duane Jones  •  Karl Hardman  •  Keith Wayne  •  Judith O’Dea  •  Marilyn Eastman

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Nosferatu

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Rated NR | 1922
Flickchart Ranking: #472
Times Ranked: 31891
Win Percentage: 45%
Top-20 Rankings: 72 Users

Directed By: F.W. Murnau

Starring: G.H. Schnell  •  Karl Etlinger  •  John Gottowt  •  Hardy von Francois  •  Max Schreck

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John Carpenter Movies

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The Thing

Rated R | 1982
Flickchart Ranking: #183
Times Ranked: 196381
Win Percentage: 54%
Top-20 Rankings: 1776 Users
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Village of the Damned

Rated R | 1995
Flickchart Ranking: #3569
Times Ranked: 6935
Win Percentage: 27%
Top-20 Rankings: 9 Users
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In the Mouth of Madness

Rated R | 1995
Flickchart Ranking: #935
Times Ranked: 9681
Win Percentage: 43%
Top-20 Rankings: 15 Users
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The Fog

Rated R | 1980
Flickchart Ranking: #1167
Times Ranked: 12270
Win Percentage: 36%
Top-20 Rankings: 15 Users

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Dead Alive

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Rated R | 1992
Flickchart Ranking: #473
Times Ranked: 25375
Win Percentage: 49%
Top-20 Rankings: 65 Users

Directed By: Peter Jackson

Starring: Timothy Balme  •  Diana Penalver  •  Elizabeth Moody  •  Ian Watkin  •  Stuart Devenie

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Poltergeist

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Rated PG | 1982
Flickchart Ranking: #608
Times Ranked: 64545
Win Percentage: 42%
Top-20 Rankings: 129 Users

My personal favorite horror movie. After 28 years, it’s still pretty much perfect.

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Thirst

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Rated R | 2009
Flickchart Ranking: #949
Times Ranked: 6175
Win Percentage: 63%
Top-20 Rankings: 5 Users

Directed By: Chan-wook Park

Starring: Kang-ho Song  •  Ok-vin Kim  •  Hae-sook Kim  •  Ha-kyun Shin  •  In-hwan Park

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Paranormal Activity

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Rated R | 2009
Flickchart Ranking: #1031
Times Ranked: 29491
Win Percentage: 49%
Top-20 Rankings: 49 Users

Directed By: Oren Peli

Starring: Katie Featherston  •  Micah Sloat  •  Mark Fredrichs

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The Crazies

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Rated R | 2010
Flickchart Ranking: #1340
Times Ranked: 19005
Win Percentage: 51%
Top-20 Rankings: 21 Users

Directed By: Breck Eisner

Starring: Radha Mitchell  •  Christie Lynn Smith  •  Joe Anderson  •  Danielle Panabaker  •  Timothy Olyphant

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Daybreakers

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Rated R | 2010
Flickchart Ranking: #1581
Times Ranked: 19097
Win Percentage: 45%
Top-20 Rankings: 19 Users

I loved this one until the terrible ending. Amazing concept and setup but it just can’t stick the landing.

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The Last Man on Earth

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A great version of the ‘I Am Legend‘ story.

Rated NR | 1964
Flickchart Ranking: #3543
Times Ranked: 2510
Win Percentage: 57%
Top-20 Rankings: 2 Users

Directed By: Ubaldo Ragona

Starring: Vincent Price  •  Franca Bettoia  •  Emma Danieli  •  Giacomo Rossi-Stuart  •  Umberto Raho

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  • WillHunting

    Excellent list, although I would throw in Bride of Frankenstein, An American Werewolf in London, The House of the Devil and Trick ‘r Treat.

  • Screenamesuck

    THEM is another good one

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Keelee-James/100000087649433 Keelee James

    I’ve seen 15 out of 19. I best get to the rest soon! Very much movie love on this list. <3