Which is your all-time favorite movie? If your favorite movie falls anywhere close to a horror, then you will not want to miss reading this article. Horror films have been in existence since the invention of the film industry, and history has shown us that most movie lovers enjoy a bit of a scare every once in a while.
In order for movie producers to strike fear into audiences that love watching horror movies, they focus on themes that everyone finds naturally scary. The themes of macabre and supernatural terrors, geared towards tapping into people’s nightmares and fears, usually go a long way in achieving a good scare. With respect to the above, most horror movies feature demons, ghosts, vampires, zombies, torture and/or serial killers.
Since horror is not the only genre out there that movie lovers watch, it is possible to miss a few outstanding horror movies that did not attract a lot of attention when they were released. Netflix is now available in almost every part of the world where there is internet coverage and its enormous collection of all types of movies and series is more than anyone can watch in its entirety. Therefore, missing a few great movies here and there is a reality that we all have to live with.
Below is a list of horror movies that most people might have missed, movies that you will find on Netflix today. The ratings on some of these movies might not be outstanding, but all of these will sure entertain a horror movie lover. Which of these do you think deserves a much better rating from the critics?
10. Mockingbird (2014)
Mockingbird is a horror movie about three people who receive a video camera on their doorsteps wrapped in a gift package. They all understand that the camera is part of some game show competition where they can win money. Everything changes when they all receive a notice that if they stop filming someone will die; that is where the horror begins.
The three main characters are Tom, who is the family guy, Beth, who is a college girl, and Leonard, a mother’s boy who gets nicknamed the clown. Although the movie is great and deserves watching, IMDB gave it a rating of 4.2/10 while Rotten Tomatoes gave it a very low 19%.
9. The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death (2014)
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death is a horror movie that is set in London in the early 1940s during the Second Word War, where a woman called Eve Parkins, together with her school’s headmistress and the schoolchildren, seeks shelter in an abandoned house in Crythin Gifford. At the house, all hell breaks loose as they discover a woman in black who haunts them and leads many of the children to death. Although the movie is a must watch and was also a box office success, IMDb gave it a rating of 4.9/10 and Rotten Tomatoes gave it 21%.
8. Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus (2014)
In the horror movie Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, a wealthy anthropologist by the name Dr. Hess Green collects a dagger that once belonged to the Ashanti Empire, a traditional but highly advanced African civilization that was apparently addicted to blood transfusions. Dr. Green is attacked and killed using the same dagger, but later wakes up as a vampire. In the movie, Dr. Green has to feed on fresh blood, and in the process transforms other people into vampires. The only way to get out of the trap was for Dr. Green to have a pastor pray for him in the church. Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a 41% rating while IMDb gave it 4.1/10.
7. Ravenous (1999)
Ravenous is a horror movie that was released in 1999, centering on the cannibalism that was taking place in California in the 1840s. The movie is about an army captain named John Boyd who goes to Fort Spencer to investigate the numerous cases of missing persons. The Captain discovers that a rogue U.S. Army colonel is also behind the cannibalism, and Captain John Boyd has to make it through his investigations without himself becoming dinner. This movie received a mixture of reactions from movie critics, with the IMDb giving it an overwhelmingly positive review of 7.1/10 while Rotten Tomatoes gave it a less than average 43%.
6. The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (2013)
The Strange Color of your Body’s Tears is a movie about a man who is searching for his wife. The businessman, who goes by the name Dan Kristensen, returns home from work and cannot locate his wife, and his search for her leads him to different apartments where he meets different people who share their secrets and stories with him. Dan Kristensen gets involved in lies and murders that keep the viewers entertained from start to finish, and these make the movie a must watch. Critics were typically divided by this movie because IMDb gave it a rating of 6/10 while Rotten Tomatoes gave it 46%.
5. All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
All Cheerleaders Die is a horror movie that most critics would claim is cliché, but is still an overall good movie. The movie is based on a form of rivalry that developed between cheerleaders and football players, with each side claiming that their role is more difficult compared to the other’s. The rivalry leads to the death of the cheerleaders, who later return to school as their resurrected selves, seeking revenge on the football players. It is a very entertaining movie with a good blend of horror and comedy, making it a must watch. IMDb gives it a rating of 5.1/10, while Rotten Tomatoes gives it 47%.
4. Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
Wolf Creek 2 is a horror movie set in North Western Australia, centering on the horrible killings by a pig hunter called Mick Taylor. Mick begins by killing two rude police officers who falsely accuse him of driving over the speed limit and later on a man who was out camping with his girlfriend, and the killings continue from there. A young man ends up being the focus of the movie as he tries to survive attacks from the sadistic killer, who eventually traps him in his underground lair. The movie received an average rating from critics, with IMDb giving it a 6.1/10 and Rotten Tomatoes giving it 49%.
3. Black Death (2010)
Black Death is a horror movie set in 14th Century England during the time of the Bubonic Plague. In the movie, a group of soldiers with a young monk called Osmund in their company head to a mysterious village where rumors of weird happenings have demanded their visit. In the mysterious village, they discover that the plague has not affected the village in any way, but that there is unimaginable darkness therein that would lead to the death of the men. Lovers of horror must watch this movie, which IMDb gave a rating of 6.4/10 while Rotten Tomatoes gave it 68%.
2. Honeymoon (2014)
Honeymoon is a movie that one would think would be all about love and romance, only for it to end up being one of the scariest horror movies you can find on Netflix. This movie is about two newlyweds who decide to spend their romantic honeymoon in a cabin in the forest. Everything is normal until Bea, who is the new bride, goes missing and is found by Paul, her husband, naked and disoriented in the woods. Nothing goes back to normal because the horror story gets even weirder. This movie is a must watch; the IMDb gave this movie a 5.6/10 rating while Rotten Tomatoes gave it a positive 71% rating.
1. The Snowtown Murders (2011)
The Snowtown Murders is a horror movie you can watch on Netflix that is based on the actual events that took place 17 years ago in a south Australian town going by the same name. When people think about Snowtown, they immediately think about the gruesome deaths of the eight mutilated bodies discovered in an abandoned bank vault by police commonly referred to as the Snowtown murders. The movie is a decent watch and it does not spare the horror you would expect actually took place. You should definitely watch this movie because it lives up to its name and that Rotten Tomatoes gave it a rating of 83% and IMDb gave it a 6.6/10.