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15 Adult Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

Updated February 6, 2020
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‘Netflix and chill’ has become a pop cultural saying due to the popularity of the streaming platform. To cement this position, Netflix keeps a wide array of content that spans across genres and attracts a varied audience base. One of the most popular genres that people like to watch while inside the comforts of their homes is horror. If you truly want to get your heart racing and blood pumping, Netflix offers you content that is a titillating combination of horrific and sexy. Here’s the list of really good sexy horror movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now. The list includes adult scary movies, r-rated horror films and erotic horror thrillers.

15. Scream 2 (1997)

While ‘Scream 2’ is a follow up to the cult horror classic ‘Scream’, it is more scary than sexy. However, in this slasher movie, directed by the master of horror, Wes Craven, the events follow Sidney Prescott, played by Neve Campbell, who finds herself stalked by a copycat serial killer wearing the same Ghostface mask that made nightmares her reality in the first movie. David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Jada Pinkett, and Liev Schrieber round up the cast. Since the film is centered around college sorority girls, there is obviously a degree of sexiness that underlies some of the scenes. However, all that wears off quickly once the killer shows up and the viewers are then subjected to sheer horror and anticipation as Sidney’s past begins to catch up with her in a fatal confrontation.

14. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ is the 2019 horror film made for Netflix. It is directed by Dan Gilroy, whose previous work includes the acclaimed movie, ‘Nightcrawler‘. Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the film as does a strong cast including Rene Russo, John Malkovich, Zawe Ashton, and Natalia Dyer. The plot circles around the art world where an upcoming employee in a gallery, Josephina, played by Ashton, tries to make a name in the cutthroat art world. Russo’s character Rhodora is the owner of a prominent art gallery while Gyllenhaal’s Morf Vanderwalt is a respected artist. They are both established figures in the art world and when Josephina shows them paintings by a deceased, obscure artist named Vetril Dease, they both realize the monetary value in the art.

The film is a satirical take on the commercialization of art and how modern art is more about selling a perception. However, what makes the film so sexy is the inherent search for beauty. Everything is objectified in the film, from art to people, and as a result, most things are guided by desire. Josephina stands as a beacon in this plot, a shining object of sexual desire, changing hands as the film progresses to an ultimately disappointing climax.

13. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’ is an American horror film starring Amber Heard who recently appeared as Mera in the ‘Aquaman‘ movie. The film, directed by Jonathan Levine brings a certain aesthetic that is similar to grindhouse movies. The story follows Mandy Lane, played by Heard. She is a schoolgirl in Texas, who starts off as an outsider. However, over the summer, Mandy blossoms and finds many admirers. When she is invited by one of the more popular guys, Dylan, she accepts, but only on the condition that her friend Emmet come along. However, the party goes wrong and Dylan ends up dead. Years later, when Mandy attends another school party at a secluded cattle ranch, she finds her friends getting murdered by an unknown assailant. Things further get complicated towards the end as we learn that Mandy herself had a part to play in all of those murders.

12. You Get Me (2017)

‘You Get Me’ is a 2017 thriller movie bordering on horror. Directed by Brent Bonacorso, it stars Bella Thorne as the antagonist. The story starts off predictably enough at a high school party. When Tyler and his girlfriend Ali have a fight, he leaves the party and meets a mysterious girl called Holly. They have a fling and soon Holly begins to pop up everywhere in his life, from his school to his social circle. Things get uncomfortable and Tyler soon discovers that Holly has a mental disorder and is on medications. Her violent past of beating up another girl over a boy is also revealed. As the situation takes a dangerous turn, Holly kidnaps Ali and manages to kill her own stepmother, Corrine. While categorizing this movie as sexy would be a little far-fetched, Bella plays the role of the crazy girl to perfection and there is something irresistible and deeply unsettling about her character.

11. Piranha 3D (2010)

‘Piranha 3D’ directed by Alexandre Aja is a loose remake of the 1978 horror film ‘Piranha’. The story starts when an earthquake causes a fissure and opens up to a prehistoric lake and releases a species of super aggressive piranhas who have gone through a period of cannibalism. These fishes begin attacking everyone in the lake and soon havoc breaks out. While the film itself is more comedy horror, there are dollops of sexiness as students are out there enjoying their spring break and the film throws in a porn director and his actors into the mix. It is definitely a must watch if sexy horror movies are your cup of tea.

10. The Invitation (2015)

‘The Invitation’ is a horror thriller movie directed by Karyn Kusama. The film follows the story of a divorced couple who reunite over dinner with their new partners. The couple, Will and Eden share the tragic experience of their son’s accidental death. However, as the dinner wears on, Will grows more suspicious of the motives of the host. It turns out the entire party was a ruse to liberate those suffering from pain by killing them. While the horror escalates as does the violence, there are moments where the film walks a tight rope between horror and sexiness, especially since the tension between the guests is palpable and almost boils to the surface when a game of ‘I want’ is played at the party.

9. Gerald’s Game (2017)

‘Gerald’s Game’ directed by Mike Flanagan is an American psychological horror based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. The cast includes talented actors like Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. The plot follows a husband and wife who try to rekindle their relationship since the husband suffers from performance issues. However, their attempt goes woefully wrong as Jessie, Gugino’s character, finds herself handcuffed to the bed while Gerald dies of a heart attack. Things turn scary from there as she begins to hallucinate, seeing distorted scary figures and is forced to confront the trauma of abuse in her childhood. While the film generously portrays the horror, the disturbing sexiness is definitely present in the opening moments of the film when Jessie is tied to the bed as Gerald plays out his rape fantasy on his wife.

8. The Black Room (2017)

‘The Black Room’ is a hark back to the older B-grade horror movies that relied on a lot of skin show. Starring Lin Shaye, the film comes from Rolfe Kanefsky, who is a veteran exploitation filmmaker but has spent a considerable amount of time making softcore pornos. Perhaps this explains the tone of ‘The Black Room’. The premise is simple enough – it is about a house being haunted by an entity that plays on the lust of the young couple, weakening them with pleasure. While the film feels poised at some points to make the inevitable leap into how sexuality is linked with power and culture, it stops short of any such nuanced conclusions, resigning itself to the same fate as the couple: weakened by the pleasure principle of flesh.

7. The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)

‘The Curse of Sleeping Beauty’ is a 2016 American fantasy and horror film. The plot revolves around an artist who is plagued by the dreams of a mysterious sleeping Rose, who he tries to awaken with a kiss. However, things begin getting serious for Thomas Kaiser, the painter, once he inherits his uncle’s old house. The dreams start getting stronger and ultimately, Thomas battles the demons to awaken Rose, only to realize that she would bring Apocalypse to the earth. The notion of an unattainable but evil woman is portrayed perfectly, undercutting the horror of the story with a degree of sexiness.

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6. In the Shadow of Iris (2016)

‘Iris’ or ‘In the Shadow of Iris’ is a French thriller but the actions of the characters in the film border on the horrific. The story follows a woman named Iris who convinces her mechanic to stage a kidnapping. They plan to dupe the woman’s husband, a rich banker and extort half a million euros. However, things go awry when Max, the mechanic, chickens out while collecting the money and returns home to find the woman dead. However, it turns out the dead woman, who is actually Iris, is not the same woman who approached Max. She turns out to be Claudia, the banker’s mistress and also a fetishist who is into sadism and masochism. Following several twists and turns, Max manages to get Claudia on his side and frame the banker for his wife’s murder, which is only fair since he planned on setting Max up for Iris’ murder. The depravity of human actions lends horror to the film, while Claudia is more than enough to bring sexiness into the equation.

5. Final Girl (2015)

‘Final Girl’ is an action horror flick about a girl named Veronica who has been trained from a very young age to be a ruthless killer. She meets a group of boys who make a sport out of hunting and killing women. Veronica goes with them to the woods, alluring them with her red dress and lipstick. However, they soon realize that tables have turned and that the hunters have become the hunted as Veronica begins to kill them one by one. While the horror of the boys’ actions is worse than what happens to them, Veronica defines deadly sexiness in the movie, a personification of a nightmare dressed like a daydream.

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4. Revenge (2017)

‘Revenge’ is a French rape and revenge film that follows a gruesome tale of a woman who just refuses to stay dead. Jennifer or Jen, a socialite, has an affair with her neighbor who takes her to his secluded retreat in the middle of a desert. However, his friends arrive a day before they are supposed to and things get out of hand. They party it up and the sexiness that this movie has is confined to and reaches its peak at this party. Things go completely downhill from hereon as Jen is raped by one of her lover’s friends and rather than help her get justice, her lover pushes her off the cliff leaving her for dead. Jen however, survives the fall and stemming her wounds, she comes back to exact revenge on the men who tried to kill her. Even while the action plays out, there is something incredibly sexy about the gun-wielding action heroine that Jen embodies and her allure remains undiminished in the way it is portrayed.

3. The Babysitter (2017)

‘The Babysitter’ is a teen scream horror flick where Cole is entrusted to a high schooler, Bee. Bee seems like a cool babysitter to have and she is good looking. She even gives Cole some alcohol to help him sleep. Then she gets a couple of friends over and they have a game of truth and dare, which anyone knows is code for fun and sexy time. However, this game is more scary than sexy, as the players appear to be some part of a demonic cult. Cole witnesses the fun game turn to a freakshow real quick and is forced to rely on his resourcefulness in a plot driven by horrific and gruesome deaths. Ultimately, he survives, but so does the demon-worshipping babysitter, Bee. The horror in the movie is diluted, but Samara Weaving as Bee brings dollops of sexiness to the film.

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2. It Follows (2014)

‘It Follows’ is one of the finer works of horror to have come out in recent times. Safely falling into the genre of psychological horror, the film is centered around an entity that can be seen by people who have one night stands. It stalks and kills them. If someone cursed has sex with another person, then the spirit is set on their trail and after killing, the person reverts their attention back to the originally cursed person. Such is the premise of the movie and even though it is an intense experience, you can imagine that there is a fair amount of sex involved that works towards driving the plot forward. Thus, this movie does not cut back on the sexiness and if you have any doubt about how good the movie is, here is Quentin Tarantino’s take on it, “It’s one of those movies that’s so good that you start getting mad at it for not being great. The fact that he didn’t take it all the way makes me not just disappointed but almost a little angry.”

1. Under the Skin (2013)

‘Under the Skin’ is a science fiction film that borders on horror. The plot follows a mysterious connection between a motorcyclist and a woman who goes around seducing men. It turns out the woman is an alien and does not have any physical shape. She merely wears the flesh of others. While the plot might sound simplistic, it is intensely paced out and there are themes of gender and racial power that play throughout the film. Matt Zoller Seitz reviewed the film for saying, “hideously beautiful. Its life force is overwhelming”. While the horror comes from the inevitable fact that this alien will seduce and entrap the men who give in to their desires, the sexiness stems from the fact that we have Scarlett Johansson playing the role of the said alien. It is undeniable that Johansson in the role of a lethal seductress is the perfect balance of horror and sexiness, thus earning the film a top place on our list.

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