Best Overlooked Horror Movies On Netflix—The Gory, The Funny, The Terrifying

With Halloween approaching, movie and horror fans alike are searching for a good thrill; and some of the best horror movies are on Netflix. There are the obvious titles when browsing Netflix: The Exorcist, Jaws, Children of the Corn, Housebound, Scream 2, etc., but this list focuses on titles that often go overlooked. Some of the movies listed are more comedic, others are more terrifying, but they are all horror.

Knights of Bada**dom

What happens when a bunch of geeky LARPs (Live Action Role Play) accidentally summon a demon from Hell? Well, they have to fight for real. Audiences will love this hilarious and bloody movie starring Steve Zahn (Joy Ride), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Jimmi Simpson (Date Night), and Danny Pudi (Community).

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Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead scored 79 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and the site provides the synopsis for one of the best action-horror films on Netflix.

"Zombies invade the Australian Outback in this brain-splattered, Mad Max-meets-the-undead thrill ride. When an apocalyptic event turns everyone around him-including his wife and daughter-into marauding zombies, everyman mechanic Barry arms himself to the teeth, soups up his car, and hits the road in order to rescue his sister from a deranged, disco-dancing mad doctor. Bursting with high-octane car chases, crazy-cool homemade weaponry, and enough blood-and-guts gore to satisfy hardcore horror fans, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead takes the zombie flick to bone-crunchingly berserk new heights."
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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Often, Netflix subscribers overlook this title because it sounds so silly, which it is, but make no mistake—this is horror-comedy at its finest.


Re-Animator tends to go unnoticed by younger audiences, and that's a shame. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's novel, Herbert West, Re-Animator, this gory zombie flick is one of the best classic horror movies that Netflix has to offer.

Scary Movie 2

Scary Movie 2 is one of the funniest movies on Netflix, and it is another title that younger generations overlook. This hilarious horror spoof pokes fun at The Exorcist, The Amityville Horror, The Haunting, to just name a few. The banter between David Cross, Tim Curry, and Chris Elliot alone is worth the watch.


This title flew under the radar of many horror fans, but critics raved for Deathgasm. This film is as bloody as it sounds, and Daily Dead explains why this is one of the best horror movies on Netflix.

"The story is gloriously low-brow, yet insightful (such a fine line to walk and yet, Howden makes it look easy here), and the comedic strokes throughout the script are absolute gold."
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This is an anthology picture that takes beloved holidays and adds horror to them. As with most anthology movies, some of the stories told are better than others. But thanks to Kevin Smith and Seth Green, Holidays is worth the watch.

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The Relic

This sci-fi monster film starring Tom Sizemore (Heat) and Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito's Way) is one of the most suspenseful movies on Netflix.

Dead Set

This British horror tale is technically a mini-series, but the entire runtime is just over two hours. Every zombie fan should put Dead Set on their Netflix list for some easy binging. The entire show takes place on the fictional set of Big Brother, and unbeknownst to the cast, a zombie outbreak occurs outside of the Big Brother house. This horror series offers genuine scares as well as some comic relief and good drama.

Curse of Chucky

The Child's Play franchise is interesting: the first couple of installments were horror, and then the movies made a sharp turn into comedy. They are all good, but this latest addition is a refreshing return to horror. Written and directed by the series creator Don Mancini, Netflix audiences will find this bloodbath to be more horrifying than funny.


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Whether you are looking for gory thrills, a few laughs, or terrifying suspense, Netflix offers some of the best horror movies.

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