Love Nightmares? These Are the Scariest Movies on Netflix Right Now

If you love yourself a good nightmare — or a really good reason to jump into the lap of your partner — then what's better than choosing one of the scariest movies on Netflix? Really nothing, right? From ghost stories to mass killings, we have scoped out some of the most horrifying movies on Netflix currently. Movies that even the promo posters give us nightmares about. So here are some of the best movies to watch when you realise you don't need sleep to function.

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Friend Request

Nice girl Laura accepts a friend request from loner Marina, but unfriends her after the girl becomes a stalker. Marina dies unexpectedly soon after . . . and she's not the only one.

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Curse of Chucky

Chucky's reign of terror continues when Chucky sets out for revenge on the family of the girl he once loved.

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1922

A Netflix original movie, 1922 is the story of a rancher who conspires to murder his wife for financial gain. Watch what happens when he taps his teenage son for help.

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The Void

An accident prompts a police officer to head to the hospital with a victim. However, once inside, he realises this hospital isn't like any other: it's the gateway to hell.

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It Follows

What happens when you have a sexual tryst with someone that has a lethal curse? Jenny finds out when she does just that.

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The Gift

It may seem a story of reconnection and reconciliation, but when a horrifying secret comes to light, things get really intense.

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The Conjuring

When a family moves into a new home, strange things start happening. A weird doll, hidden passages, an exorcism, and tons of secrets make this a thriller that is chill-inducing.

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The Covenant

When a student is found dead after a party, the past shared by four boys and their families is brought to light. (And yes, this movie is about a bunch of male witches.)

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The Human Centipede

One of the goriest horror movies ever made, a German surgeon kidnaps tourists and turns them into his very own science experiment.

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Before I Wake

When a couple adopts a child, they soon realise that his dreams can turn into a reality . . . but so can his nightmares.

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The Boy

New nanny Greta arrives to the home of her new charge only to find a doll instead of a boy and a set of bizarre rules.

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The Strangers

After an accidental death, a series of intruders bring real trouble to a vacationing couple who end up struggling to survive.

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The Black Room

A new couple moves into a home. Little do they know, there is an entity that feeds off lust and desire ready to take over the world.

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Red Dragon

Looking for the infamous Dr. Lecter, an ex-FBI agent realises that getting into the mind of a killer is the only way to catch one. However, the strategy is not without its pitfalls.

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Children of the Corn

One of Stephen King's most terrifying works, Children of the Corn is almost synonymous with classic horror. In this movie, a couple move to a small town only to realise all of the adults are being killed by a group of children.

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Oculus

You know how breaking a mirror supposedly leads to seven years of bad luck? You should pray to break a million mirrors before you meet the one plaguing a pair of siblings in Oculus.

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The Poltergeist of Borley Forest

A young girl unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that plunges her into a waking nightmare, including very violent supernatural visions.

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The Forgotten

After mourning the loss of her eight-year-old son, a mother sets out to prove that he is actually still alive when she meets Telly, who has a similar story.

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Horror Story

When seven friends ignore all warnings and decide to spend a night in an abandoned hotel, insanely scary things happen.

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Red Christmas

When a 20-year-old decision comes to haunt Diane, blood is shed until she steps up to help save the entire family.

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Bleed

When a pregnant woman, her husband, and four friends go looking for trouble in an abandoned prison . . . they find it.

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Demon Inside

Paz Vega stars in this Spanish import about a psychic who is forced to give up her career after a traumatic experience.

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Hostage to the Devil

This documentary tells the story of Father Malachi Martin and the many exorcisms he performed. While not a work of fiction, it's every bit as scary as The Exorcist.

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The Devil's Dolls

A detective finds some dolls that turn out to be possessed. Unknowingly, he puts his own daughter in harm's way and has to fight to save her.

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Sweet Home

Paranormal events unveil the presence of a ghost, but that's not where the horror ends . . . just where it begins.

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