Let’s face it: Netflix isn’t the treasure trove of horror movies it was in its heyday. Since it launched, the streaming giant’s selection of genre offerings has steadily dwindled year by year. Licensing issues, competition from companies like Hulu and Shudder, and changing technologies may all be factors, but it doesn’t change the disappointment many fans feel each month as more horror classics go back into the vault, and fewer new titles are added.
Of course, Netflix has far from outlived its significance; there are still many great horror movies to be found—especially if you know exactly where to look. That’s where our friends at Looper come in; their latest video essay, released just a few hours ago, is right up our alley: Underappreciated Horror Movies You Need To Watch On Netflix! Since this list is extremely recent, all of these titles are currently available. Still, if something appeals to you, don’t sleep on it; there’s just no telling when a great film could drop off the roster forever.
Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section! Do you know of any other underappreciated horror movies on Netflix that deserve some recognition? Let’s discuss!
If you can’t stream, the films mentioned (along with trailers and synopses) are listed after the video. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Where can you go to find all the best horror movies you’ve never heard of? One word: Netflix. The streaming service is packed with zombies and vampires and hauntings that have flown under the radar too long. Here are the most underrated, scream-worthy, stream-able films currently available on Netflix…
Midnight Meat Train (2008, Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura)
Official Synopsis: When struggling photographer Leon Kaufman (Bradley Cooper) meets the owner of a prominent art gallery, he sees a chance for the success that has, so far, eluded him. Determined to show the darker side of humanity for his debut showing, Leon crosses paths with Mahogany (Vinnie Jones) a serial killer who preys on late-night subway commuters. His fascination with Mahogany pulls him — and his lover (Leslie Bibb) — deep into an evil abyss.
Train to Busan (2016, Directed by Yeon Sang-ho)
Official Synopsis: A man (Gong Yoo), his estranged daughter and other passengers become trapped on a speeding train during a zombie outbreak in South Korea.
The Pact (2012, Directed by Nicholas McCarthy)
Official Synopsis: Disturbing visions and her sister’s disappearance lead a woman (Caity Lotz) to call a cop (Casper Van Dien) and a psychic to her childhood home.
We Are Still Here (2015, Directed by Ted Geoghegan)
Official Synopsis: Every 30 years, a lonely old house in the fields of New England wakes up and demands a sacrifice.
V/H/S (2012, Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, Adam Wingard)
Official Synopsis: Hired to steal a rare VHS tape from a remote house, a ragtag band of crooks finds a dead body, old TVs and a lot of cryptic footage.
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Stake Land (2011, Directed by Jim Mickle)
Official Synopsis: After a plague turns America into a realm of vampires, a hunter (Nick Damici) of the depraved creatures travels cross-country with an orphan (Connor Paolo) he rescued, searching for a safe haven.
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