Now that so many of us have been asked to remain at home during the Coronavirus crisis, streaming entertainment is more important than every: as a distraction, an escape, and a way to feel connected to the outside world, cinema is more important than ever.
If you’re looking to bulk up on your horror knowledge, we’ve assembled a killer list of flicks streaming on Netflix. These are the titles that get lost in the shuffle but are nonetheless totally worthy of your attention.
We’ll do our best to keep the recommendations coming, with additional Netflix recommendations, as well as lists of what’s worth watching on Hulu, Shudder, and other streaming platforms.
While I’m not focusing on apocalyptic themes, some of these suggestions are ironically fitting for facing current anxieties. Enjoy!
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.
Alex and Jenn have left the city to go camping in the country. After setting off in the woods, they realise they’ve forgotten their phone and they become lost. The trip turns into a fight for survival when they are stalked by a man-eating bear.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter
During the dead of winter, a troubled young woman (Emma Roberts) embarks on a mysterious journey to an isolated prep school where two stranded students (Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton) face a sinister threat from an unseen evil force.
A woman accidentally kills her husband during a kinky game. Handcuffed to her bed with no hope of rescue, she begins hearing voices and seeing strange visions.
A punk rock band becomes trapped in a secluded venue after finding a scene of violence. For what they saw, the band themselves become targets of violence from a gang of white power skinheads who want to eliminate all evidence of the crime.
A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window.
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.
A divorced mother and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late-night road trip to see the girl’s father. As they drive through deserted country roads on a stormy night, they suddenly have a startling collision that leaves them shaken but not seriously hurt. Their car, however, is dead, and as they try in vain to get help, they come to realize they are not alone — a terrifying evil is lurking in the woods, intent on never letting them leave.
Reuniting after the tragic death of their friend, four college pals set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. A wrong turn leads them into the mysterious forests of Norse legend, where an ancient evil exists and stalks them at every turn.