In recent years, Netflix has been donating one new original horror movie a week to subscribers for a month. The streamer isn’t doing that this year, but there are plenty of other horror movies in the Netflix library. These include genre films by Guillermo del Toro, horror franchises such as Fear Street and psychological thrillers such as The Perfection. No matter how tough you are, we guarantee that there is a movie on this list that will scare you.
Horror comes in all shapes and sizes. Or rather, there are many forms of horror. Surprisingly, there is also a form of horror that is sexual. Considering the topic of our article, this kind of horror begins as scary. Although it is traditionally considered pleasant, it is not pleasant. Something erotic is preferable only if we feel comfortable with it. Otherwise it will be something completely different: erotic horror.
Be that as it may, erotic horror is one of the most popular genres that people like to watch. And if you also want to give it a try, Netflix offers content that is an exciting combination of creepy and sexy. Here is the list of scary and creepy adult movies on Netflix that are currently available for streaming. The list includes horror films for adults, R-rated horror films and erotic horror thrillers.
1. The Pope’s Exorcist (2023)
I will not say that the pope’s exorcist is a horror master class. I will say that the Pope’s exorcist is more fun than you might expect. The film understands that the least exciting part of most exorcism films is the exorcism itself, which builds this Vatican demmon, which follows the world around Russell Crowe’s father, Gabriele Amorth. Expect more than just unforgettable moments from Crowe on his scooter. As I said in my review, those who want something profound will be completely doomed to failure, while others who like to laugh through questionable porridge aimed at entertainment may find more enlightenment than they expected.
2. The Strangers (2008)
Because you were at home, a line that will live on thanks to Strangers in horror movies. It’s a home invasion movie based purely on chance, which is the scariest situation. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman give great performances as victims trapped in an unthinkable cat-and-mouse scenario. The Strangers is terribly relevant and needs nothing more than to implode the idea that our homes are safe spaces, as few home invasion movies have and will never deliver.
3. The Invitation (2022)
Directed by Jessica M. Thompson and written by Blair Butler, this 2022 horror film is a remake of Bram Stroker’s novel Dracula. Nathalie Emmanuel plays a poor artist who takes a DNA test and discovers that she has a rich cousin in England. Not only that, but the rich cousin also has a rich girlfriend who is totally into her. It is the dream of every hungry artist that comes true … right? It’s a shame about this vampire thing.
4. Lights Out (2016)
Before David F. Sandberg took over Annabelle and teamed up with Shazam, he gained notoriety for his short film Lights Out. The bite-sized thriller was so successful that it spawned a feature film full of scotophobia (fear of the dark) that unleashes a monster lurking in the shadows. It’s full of jump scares, but that’s fine because Sandberg performs them so well. Teresa Palmer anchors the scary survival story as someone who has to use the light as a weapon against the villain who lives in the shadows, resulting in fantastic first scenes of fear that will have you holding your breath.
5. Nobody Sleeps In The Woods Tonight (2020)
Fancy a 2020s Polish slasher created by lovers of 80s American horror trends? Bartosz M. Kowalski uses the Campground Massacre model to execute a contemporary slasher that feels as throwback as Crystal Pepsi re-releases. It is a well-known brand of campers who successively encounter terrible fates, with a great emphasis on practical effects, the most dangerous and obscene of which become a general salvation. Kowalski wants to prove that Polish slashers can hack it with the best of them, even if there is not much else to praise. If you want blood, put it in the truck.
6. The Perfection (2019)
This Psychological Thriller Film from director Richard Shepard cemented Allison Williams place as twisted scream queen. Williams plays Charlotte, a former child prodigy on the cello who was forced to leave her prestigious music conservatory when her mother fell ill. After the death of her mother, she searches for her old mentor Anton (Steven Weber) and discovers that he has a new favorite student named Lizzie (Logan Browning). Immediately Charlotte and Lizzie enter into an intense sexual relationship. Instead of spoilers, let’s just say that two women get into a terrible situation that Charlotte staged out of jealousy. It’s not a perfect movie (pun intended), but it does offer upsetting images that you’ll never forget.
7. Creep 2 (2017)
Creep 2 follows a YouTuber named Sara who is creating a series about the kind of clients she can find for a one-night stand through Craigslist. However, since the series is not going so well, Sara takes a videography job in a remote hut deep in the forest. As soon as she arrives at the cottage, she meets Aaron, who turns out to be a serial killer and mentions that he will spare the YouTuber’s life if she films him for 24 hours. Excited to add him to her Craigslist client list, Sara agrees and even refuses to be intimidated by Aaron’s threatening behavior. Over time, the two even share a passionate kiss, but things go dark when Sara realizes that Aaron is planning to end the day with a suicide.
8. The Block Island Sound (2020)
Kevin McManus and Matthew McManus summon a creepy coastal capriole from the depths of the waters of Rhode Island. It’s scary rather than aggressive when different subgenres are rummaging through this unsettling, water-saturated puzzle. One can expect psychological horror, ecological horror, aquatic horror and even horror from obsession as members of the Block Island community try to make sense of the unexplained events that are coming to their shores. The sound of Block Island weaponizes the idea of “mermaid songs”, out-of-body nightmare toys and mixes a spoonful of pain into the dough, while the narrative stirs up like a storm that will not pass.
9. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ is a 2019 horror film made for Netflix. The film is directed by Dan Gilroy, whose previous works include the acclaimed film Nightcrawler. Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the film, as well as a strong cast, including Rene Russo, John Malkovich, Zawe Ashton and Natalia Dyer. The plot revolves around the art world, in which an aspiring employee of a gallery, Josephina, played by Ashton, is trying to make a name for herself on the cruel land. Russo’s character Rhodora is the owner of a prominent art gallery, while Gyllenhaal’s Morf Vandewalt is a respected artist. Both are established figures in the art world, and when Josephina shows them paintings by a deceased and obscure artist named Vetril Dease, both realize the monetary value of art.
10. Berlin Syndrome (2017)
The film adaptation of Melanie Joosten’s novel of the same name, Berlin Syndrome, awakens horror, not by depicting the supernatural or paranormal, but by depicting the psychotic actions of its main male protagonist, Andi Max Riemelt. Clare Teresa Palmer, an Australian backpacker, meets Andi in Germany. They have a one-night stand, and Clare later learns that Andi intends to force her to stay in her apartment. She is horrified when she learns that there were other victims before her, who most likely did not survive. In the course of the film, Clare establishes a disturbing connection with her kidnapper, as tightness and loneliness constantly destroy her mental health.
11. Before I Wake (2016)
It is, in my experience, the least discussed film by Mike Flanagan and one that still deserves the world. Flanagan does what she does best: telling a powerfully emotional story with fear, family and creatures. Jacob Tremblay plays a foster child who is afraid to fall asleep because of a macabre character known as Cancer Man. Butterflies and fantasy worlds does not describe the scariest horror experience, since Flanagan relies on childhood fantasies that turn traumatic memories into inescapable boogeymen. Perhaps it’s the softness of the creepy volumes, coupled with the unfortunate studio bankruptcies that forced a shorter-handed Netflix debut that has caused so little stir over the years in the face of Flanagan’s hype elsewhere. I hope my recommendation can help before you wake up to find a new streaming life.
12. The Babysitter (2017)
‘The Babysitter’ is a teenage horror film in which Cole is entrusted to a schoolgirl, Bee. Bee seems to be a cool babysitter, and she’s pretty. Then she picks up some friends and they play a game of truth and dare, which everyone knows is a code for funny and sexy moments. However, this game is scary rather than sexy, as the players seem to be part of a demonic cult. Cole witnesses how the funny game turns into a very fast freak show and is forced to rely on his ingenuity in a plot driven by cruel and terrible deaths. Ultimately, he survives, but so does the demon-worshipping nanny bee. The horror in the film is diluted, but Samara, weaving as a bee, brings a lot of sensuality to the film.
13. There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021)
Patrick Brice’s horror adaptation accomplishes two tremendous feats for Moderna horror films: it makes us guess and massacres unrestrained. It’s another movie about teenagers getting slashed and hacked by a masked killer, but he’s classy and wild enough to go his own way. Situational misunderstandings make the audience guess who could be guilty of mass murder, while the characters point fingers, while blood flows everywhere, from confessional church stalls to burning corn labyrinths. Don’t wait for the next scream or something, just a solid contemporary slasher who succeeds when it matters most.
14. The Wretched (2019)
Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce delve into the folk horror of Soilborne with the great help of Witchcraft. It’s a poster with a backwards-facing Skeletthorn headdress that sells extreme horror images, but it’s really what I would consider to be a rather moody gateway horror. It’s like a demonic offshoot of wife swapping when a child in a summer vacation town thinks that his neighbor is a sorcerer’s unit, which is associated with the disappearance of children in the area. The background story elements may be a bit sparse, but when does Abbie, played by Zarah Mahler, activate the horror thrill of the film, be it wendigo-like forms or snake-like body horror? The Wretched proves why it’s a perfect entry point for young horror fans who get a strong coming-of-age story that won’t hold back when it comes to Friday night angst that will put the whole family to the test.
15. Gerald’s Game (2017)
Gerald’s Game, Film directed by Mike Flanagan, is an American horror based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. The cast includes such talented actors as Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. The plot follows a husband and wife who are trying to revive their relationship, as the husband is suffering from performance problems. However, their attempt goes horribly wrong when Gugino’s character Jessie is handcuffed to the bed, while Gerald dies of a heart attack. From then on, it becomes scary when she starts hallucinating and seeing scary distorted figures. She is also forced to face the trauma of abuse since childhood. While the film generously portrays horror, disturbing sensuality is present in the opening moments of the film, when Jessie is tied to the bed, while Gerald throws his rape fantasy on his wife.
16. The Ritual (2017)
The Netflix original horror game has taken it to another level with the Ritual, David Bruckner’s directorial debut outside the Signal, V/H/S and Southbound segments. Four friends go on a hike in northern Sweden in memory of their fifth deceased, only to become the victim of a nightmare in the forest. Visions begin with the layering of psychological horror, when characters are subjected to fears or feelings of guilt, then cultism adds communal anxiety, and finally Bruckner delivers goods of creature features. One source of terror feeds the next and provokes future traumas, all of which are interconnected, while Bruckner slips in and out of several horror subgenres with ease. There is so much to enjoy when the Swedish forest becomes an isolated open-air prison and then all hell breaks loose. Bruckner showcases his film cutlets in a meaningful way.
17. Vampires Vs. The Bronx (2020)
Vampires have been used as metaphors for a variety of other things, but Vampires vs. The Bronx highlights the real villain of humanity gentrification. After a trio of young best friends discover that a brood of vampires is preparing to destroy the Bronx, they take matters into their own hands and gather the community to fight the monsters invading their home. Calling it the Lost Boys for a new generation sounds too easy, but the Frog Brothers would be proud to see Miguel, Bobby, Luis, Gloria, Lil Mayor and the rest of the gang take on Murnau’s aptly named real estate movie. Leave the cut, take the marinade.
18. His House (2020)
Remi Weekes really did something special with his house, without a doubt one of the scariest movies on Netflix’s list. On the surface, your house is about a refugee couple fleeing war-torn Sudan, only to find that the English town they fled to could be just as harrowing as the country they left. The source of the horror of the film lies not only in the supernatural elements, but also in the themes of pain, guilt, abandonment, xenophobia and assimilation. It’s a powerful refuge that will stay with you long after the credits roll.
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