For years, we have been quenching our thirst for manufactured horror and gore with the genre of slasher movies. Our filmmakers and writers are generous enough to flood us with gore and horror at various degrees of tolerance levels. Besides providing entertainment at the cost of our fear factor, slasher movies also function as an escape route to evade similar real-life situations. From the beginning, it hasn’t been for the feeble hearts. Slasher movies are always on demand for their adrenaline rush and chill for those who want to watch them in custom viewing arrangements. Netflix addresses this need and has curated an impressive list of slasher movies. So, here’s the list of really good slasher movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now. The list includes teen horror movies, 90s slasher movies, modern and classic slasher films.
12. The Invitation (2015)
Karyn Kusama’s slasher ultimatum ‘The Invitation‘ revolves around Will and his girlfriend Kira, who are invited to a late-night dinner party by Will’s ex Eden. When the couple arrives at Eden’s suburban home, everything looks normal as a cheerful gathering of old friends and Eden’s new-found love, David. But as the party progresses and the night grows, Will starts to develop a creepy sensation about the state of things. Tension soon rises as the seemingly charming and calm host David prepares to execute his horrible scheme of execution on the guests. The film was well received by most critics, who praised the movie for its ideas and overall craft.
11. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Seth Gecko and his brother Richard have a night ahead of them. If they manage to survive ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ they will be in Mexican territory, far from the reach of the American law. The premises of Robert Rodriguez’s slasher extravaganza, ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ is ideal for maximum gore. The Gecko brothers are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. Their only escape is to cross the Mexican border and paid off the local don for their asylum. But things take an ugly turn when they reach the meeting place, a truck stop which turns out to be an ecstatic vampire party hall during the night. When the nights falls, the evil begins to unleash its horrible dance of blood and flesh.
10. The Void (2016)
Directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski, ‘The Void‘ features a hellish nightmare unleashed when a patrol officer decides to help a wounded man he came across on a routine night stroll. The officer takes the dying man to the nearby hospital. But he realizes the patients and staff in the hospital are under siege of a mysterious hooded force. People are transforming into evil creatures one-by-one and the officer had to rescue the remaining patients. As a last resort, he leads them into the secrets of the hospital, only to end up on the face of the ultimate evil lurching beneath the hospital compound.
9. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
The deadly chainsaw-wielding killer returns in this prequel of the 2003 slasher hit ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning’ takes us four years before the events depicted in the 2003 movie. Days before being sent to Vietnam two young brothers and their girlfriends set out on a road trip. Along the way, the quartet has a violent clash with some rude roadies and one of their girlfriends is injured. Lost in the midst of the lonely highway stretches through the deserted small town, they soon encounter a man claims himself the local sheriff, who is not really the sheriff, but Charlie Hewitt, the psychopath uncle of the notorious Leatherface. He kidnaps three of the teens and takes them to the house when they would be used to sharpen Leatherface Hewitt’s chainsaw murder abilities. But one girl among the foursome manages to hide. The quartet has a night of sheer terror and a family of cannibalistic psychopaths for the company ahead of them.
8. Hush (2016)
The Mike Flanagan directorial, ‘Hush‘ is a nightmarish experience of a deaf woman being stalked by a psychopath killer. When a deaf writer chooses a secluded home in a deserted forest village for writing her latest novel, she never thought of the horror in the offing. When a masked face of a psychopath killer appears in her window, the calm night in the woods turns upside down. She is the only human being other than the killer for miles and there are no means to call for help from the external world. But, the killer soon realizes that the woman is not easy prey as she decides to fight back with all her senses. A breathtaking cat and mouse game ensue at the end of which only one person lives.
7. Train to Busan (2016)
‘Train to Busan‘ keeps you at the edge of the seat with its intense storytelling and harrowing plot. The zombie horror-thriller follows a group of passengers trapped in a speeding bullet train while the landscape on both sides of their railroad is invaded by rapidly spreading zombies. They had to fight their way through the attacking zombies and the growing suspicion for each other at the same time. Their only way out of the danger is Busan, the southern city that has prevented the zombie viral outbreak. As the train is speeding up through the zombie land with the passengers are turning one-by-one into zombies, the remaining passengers get ready to face their destiny, but not without deadly combat with the zombies.
6. Raw (2016)
‘Raw’ takes the viewers into the inner secrets of Justine’s family where everyone seems to be a vegetarian. The 16-year-old girl is all set to join the vet school, as per her family tradition. But since the family’s vegetarianism is quite popular in the town, she is forced to eat raw meat for the first time in her vegetarian life. The experience triggers desires and tastes hitherto sleeping in the depth of her consciousness. The movie takes a deadly turn when she develops a craving for human meat after the hazing ritual. Soon, she finds the true colors of her self which span into the family line through her sister who is studying the same course at the university. A cannibalistic family saga of a vegetarian family unfolds on the screen.
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5. Scream 4 (2011)
‘Scream 4’ is the fourth and concluding installment of the ‘Scream Horror Franchise.’ The movie begins when Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns to Woodsboro after a long gap of ten years. She is on a book tour as the author. But her visit triggers the Ghostface sponsored serial killings in the town. Sidney reunites with Sheriff Dewey, Gale, her cousin Jill, and her Aunt Kate. With the Ghostface raising once again, Sydney and her friend are in grave danger like the rest of the inhabitants in Woodsboro.
4. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
When a small town coroner duo of a father and son receives an unidentified female corpse for cross-examination the horror wheel of ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe‘ stars rolling. They can’t find any causes of death on the superficial examination. Out of sheer curiosity to know more about the beautiful Jane Doe, they start to examine more thoroughly. As deep as they go into the corpse, it starts revealing perplexing hints and horrible secrets point at the life and death of Jane Doe. Now, with all the shocking secrets on their possession, the father and son find themselves in a deadlock with an evil force, with a vengeance.
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3. Gerald’s Game (2017)
‘Gerald’s Game‘ starts on a relaxed and refreshing note when Carla Gugino sets on a romantic weekend retreat with her husband. But what begins as an erotic sex game turns out into a claustrophobic nightmare when her husband drops dead, leaving Carla handcuffed to the bed. Carla sinks deep into a world of visions, faces, sounds, darkest of secrets, and unfathomable horror in the remote lake house, with her husband’s lifeless cold body lies beside her. Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, ‘Gerald’s Game’ is a compelling piece of gore and sexual fantasies, heightened with an extra dose of horror.
2. The Witch (2016)
‘The Witch‘ is considered to be one of the scariest movies in recent times. Set in the 1930s, the movie features the devoted English Christian couple, William and Katherine, with their five kids. The family is banished for being too religious and leads a secluded life near the woods. A series of strange events unfold when their newborn baby goes missing and the crops fail. The family falls into the depths of madness as they turn to each other to find the answers. ‘The Witch’ dexterously builds up the horror and gore towards a terrific culmination of everything that is evil.
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1. Hostel (2006)
When two travel freaks from the U.S., Paxton and Josh, meet another equally passionate traveler, Oli, the Icelander, ‘Hostel‘ has its premises for a slasher cult. The trio plans a backpack hitchhiking through the heart of Europe and gather as much as travel memories. When Paxton and Josh are lured by a mysterious fellow traveler about a bizarre hostel in a remote Slovakian town, they don’t have the slightest of doubt about the horror on the way. All they care about is the exotic and desperate Eastern European women waiting for travelers.
The two friends set out on their journey to the hostel and find the company with the seductresses, Natalya and Svetlana. When the good time with the ladies ends, the two men realize the grave danger they are trapped into at the hostel. What follows is their desperate attempts to escape from the hell of corpses, guts and gore. ‘Hostel’ starts as a silly dope and sex comedy and ends up as a stylish survival horror flick that floats in a sea of blood. Even though the movie evokes the mixed feeling of gore, fear and thrill, the way it pulls off the horror in us is remarkable, a reason for its cult status among slasher movie lovers.
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