Best Thrillers & Horror Movies On Netflix For December 2016 That Are Silly-Good [Opinion]

Some of the best horror movies and thrillers are on Netflix, and a few new titles have been added for December 2016. For subscribers that are avid fans of the genres, it can often feel like the categories of thrillers and horror movies have been forgotten by Netflix; often, months go by without any new titles being added that are of high-quality. And though we didn’t get an abundance of new titles added to the genres, there are a few gems that have arrived to Netflix at the beginning of December. The one thing this small group of films has in common is that even though they do have suspense, they are silly-good and that makes for some fun entertainment.

New Horror Movies And Thrillers For December 2016

A Christmas Horror Story

Because nothing says Christmas like William Shatner or a demonic beast, A Christmas Horror Story was just added in December and it’s just in time for the holidays. There are quite a few horror movies that feature the character of Krampus, but this is one of the more unique ones. And for those that like their horror-flick cocktail with a twist, this film offers an excellent one. Variety describes why this is one of the best horror movies on Netflix for December 2016.

“Performances and packaging are solid, despite a few uneven CGI effects, with decent production polish overall. While ‘A Christmas Horror Story’ lacks the distinctive ideas or directorial style to be truly memorable, it’s crafted with enough care and affection to be modestly enjoyable — certainly more so than most cheesy gimmick comedy-thriller pics that end up in the horror-feature purgatory of Hulu freebies.”

House of Wax

Though many would argue that this film shouldn’t be on a list of “best horror movies,” if you know what to expect then you will enjoy it. This is a supposed remake of the Vincent Price classic, but it bears little-to-no resemblance. This is a very formulaic film, but it works well when in the right mindset or environment; this is the type of film you watch with a group of friends. There is genuine suspense, humor, and jump-scare moments for all to enjoy.

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Though many viewers and critics panned this film, this reporter included in that statement, many audiences enjoyed it. It was released on December 1, and it has already garnered a score from Netflix subscribers of four out of five stars. Though many feel this is an underrated film, the great Roger Ebert explains why this is one of the most overrated thrillers on Netflix for December.

“[This] is not a good movie, but it does an admirable job of distracting us from how bad it is. If they’d thrown out the two leading characters and started all over with the locations, the lore and the supporting actors, they might have had something here. Time and again the movie fascinates us with digressions, only to jerk back to the helpless main story line.”

With an audience torn as to whether or not this film is good, there is only one way to see where you stand on the issue. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Tales From The Darkside: The Movie

Just added at the end of November, this anthology film is no stranger to fans of horror movies. Even casual fans of the genre should find this film to be, at the very least, fun and entertaining. And in this reporter’s opinion, if a movie has entertained you then it has done its job.

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Longtime Favorites

The thrillers and horror movies listed below are longtime favorites of Netflix subscribers, as well as most critics, and they are still available through December. Newer subscribers are likely to enjoy these titles, and many will enjoy revisiting them.

  • Housebound
  • Jaws
  • Creep
  • Hush
  • Curse of Chucky
  • Cape Fear
  • Hannibal
  • Nightcrawler
  • The Perfect Host


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Though it would be nice to get even more thrillers and horror movies added to Netflix, there are still a few titles that just arrived in December worth watching, and there are plenty of titles worth revisiting.

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