We derive our thrill by going to an amusement park or by doing something that we know is sure to give us a thrill! But when you want to be thrilled spontaneously without any warning, what should you do? Watch horror movies! As simple as that! You want to watch it and then you don’t. Hollywood is known to have produced some of the scariest horror movies of all time.
Over the years Netflix has produced some really captivating movies and series. Yes, Netflix Originals is what we are talking about. Classics will always remain a classic, but if you are looking for something new such as psychological thrillers blended with horror, then these movies are the best to start with!
a. The Ritual (2017): 6.3
Based on Adam Nevill’s novel “The Ritual”, this movie is the story of four university students who hike through the serene Scandinavian forests to honor their recently deceased friend. After one of their friend injures his leg and they are forced to take a short cut, their peaceful hike turns into something terrible when they enter the forests of Norse legend by mistake. Things start to get more awry when they take shelter in a cabin and unknowingly become part of a sacrifice.
b. Before I wake (2016): 6.2
Before I Wake is credited with great acting and stunning visuals. After their child Sean dies in an accident, Mark (Thomas Jane) and Jessie (Kate Bosworth) adopt a boy named Cody (Jacob Tremblay) and strange incidents start to occur. Soon the parents realize that whatever the boy dreams become reality. The question is, do the nightmares that the boy sees become a reality too?
c. The Influence (2019): 4.5
Released on Netflix in October 2019, The Influence is a Spanish horror movie titled La Influencia. Alicia (Manuela Velds) along with her daughter and husband returns to her childhood home to take care of her dying mother. After they return back home, she encounters the strange paranormal behavior of her daughter. Soon she realizes that her mother, who was once a witch involved with a cult might have influenced her daughter.
d. Death Note (2017): 4.5
Derived from and loosely based on the Japanese manga of the same name, Death Note is the story of a high school student Light Turner (Nat Wolff) who finds a book called “Death Note” and realizes that the book possesses supernatural powers. It causes the death of the person whose name is written in the book! Unable to resist the urge of using that book, Light starts to write the names of the people whom he dislikes in his life.
e. The Open House (2018): 3.2
This movie might have a low IMDb score, but the plot is quite captivating. Naomi Wallace (Piercey Dalton) and her son Logan (Dylan Minnette) are forced to stay in a chalet after her husband dies. Things do no go smoothly as strange events start to happen, items from their house start to go missing and their elderly neighbor behaves strangely.
f. Eli (): 5.8
Eli (Charlie Shotwell) has to wear a bubble suit in order to protect him from severe allergies, generated from a rare disease that makes his skin severely react when he comes in contact with the outdoors. When Eli and his parents move to a remote medical facility run by Dr. Isabella Horn (Lili Taylor), Eli is overjoyed at first, but soon becomes trapped in the facility and realize that no one can be trusted.
Have you seen these movies yet? If not, grab a bowl of popcorn and start right away! These Netflix Originals are surely going to thrill you!