It’s been a hell of a slow month for horror movies, theatrically speaking, which means fans have been spending an unusual amount of time on Netflix and other VOD platforms lately. While there’s plenty to be found, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start. If recent, lesser-known genre offerings are what you’re yearning for—we’ve got you covered!
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Our friends at Grunge have just released the video list: The Darkest Movies on Netflix That Nobody Is Talking About! All of them (except for 1) are very recent, so this will keep you on the genre’s cutting edge. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section! What are some other lesser-known, recent horror movies that can be found on Netflix?
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If you can’t stream, the 10 darkest recent movies on Netflix are listed below the video, along with trailers and synopses. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Netflix’s catalog of movies is among the best out there, with around 4,000 movies to keep you entertained at any hour of the day. And among all the comedies and dramas and action flicks, you’ll find a decent showing of some of the weirdest, darkest films ever produced. So what are some dark, obscure movies you’ll find on Netflix that are actually still good? Let’s get started…
Official Synopsis: During a solar eclipse, young Verónica and her friends want to summon the spirit of Verónica’s father using an Ouija board. However, during the session, she loses consciousness and soon it becomes clear that evil demons have arrived.
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Official Synopsis: Stringent vegetarian Justine (Garance Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.
Mexico Barbaro (2015)
Official Synopsis: México Bárbaro is a 2014 Mexican anthology horror film directed by eight horror filmmakers from Mexico. The film contains 8 different shorts, each by different directors spanning Mexican horror legends.
The Wailing (2016)
Official Synopsis: Suspicion leads to hysteria when rural villagers link a series of brutal murders to the arrival of a mysterious stranger (Kunimura Jun).
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The Invitation (2015)
Official Synopsis: While attending a dinner party at his former house, a man (Logan Marshall-Green) starts to believe that his ex-wife (Tammy Blanchard) and her new husband (Michiel Huisman) have sinister plans for the guests.
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Official Synopsis: Without remembering how they got there, several strangers awaken in a prison of cubic cells, some of them booby-trapped. There’s onetime cop Quentin (Maurice Dean Wint), scientist Holloway (Nicky Guadagni), young math genius Leaven (Nicole de Boer), master of escapes Rennes (Wayne Robson), autistic savant Kazan (Andrew Miller) and architect Worth (David Hewlett), who might have more information on the maze than he lets on. The prisoners must use their combined skills if they are to escape.
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The Void (2017)
Official Synopsis: Cloaked, cult-like figures trap a police officer (Aaron Poole), patients and staffers inside a hospital that is a gateway to evil.
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Train to Busan (2016)
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.
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The Bar (2017)
Official Synopsis: Strangers stuck in a Madrid bar after witnessing a murder begin to turn on each other as panic sets in and the body count rises.
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Official Synopsis: Aaron answers an online ad and drives to a stranger’s house to film him for the day. The man wants to make a movie for his unborn child, but his requests become more bizarre as the day goes along.