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7 Netflix Horror Movies to Watch If You Never Want to Sleep Again

If you’re sad that ~spooky season~ is officially over, check out this list of hidden horror movie gems, all on Netflix! You may not have heard of some these, but I totally recommend them if you’re looking for a good scare. Don’t forget a friend, blankets, and some popcorn!

Unfriended

Unfriended, directed by Leo Gabriadze and produced by Blumhouse Productions, was released in 2014. Starring Shelley Hennig as Blaire Lily, Unfriended follows a Skype call amongst a group of highschool friends. When an unknown user joins the call, things start to go downhill. The movie is rated-R and has 62% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgj4GjqCFlY

As Above, So Below

As Above, So Below, directed by John Erick Dowdle and produced by Legendary Pictures, was released in 2014. Starring Peredita Weeks as Scarlette Marlowe, this film follows her exploration of the Catacombs of Paris in search of the philosopher’s stone. Supernatural forces pick off scholars from the group one by one, leaving the audience to wonder who will survive. The movie is rated-R and received 26% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq358xHbzN4

Before I Wake

Before I Wake, directed by Mike Flanagan and produced by Intrepid Pictures, was released in 2016. Jessie and Mark Hobson, played by Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane, foster eight-year-old Cody Morgan (Jacob Tremblay) after tragically losing their own son in a drowning accident. They quickly realize Cody isn’t what he seems when his nightmares begin to come to life. This film is rated PG-13 and received 63% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TFc9pprTLE

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Autopsy of Jane Doe, directed by André Øvredal and produced by IM Global, was released in 2016. Father-and-son coroners, Timmy and Austin Tilden (Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch), encounter an unidentified body, which leads to the occurence of unexplained phenomenons in their morgue. This film is rated-R and recieved 87% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtTAhXuiRTc

Await Further Instructions

Await Further Intrusctions, directed by Johnny Kevorkian and produced by Shudder Films, was released in 2018. The holidays take a strange turn when a family wakes up to their house covered in a black substance and message flashing across the screen of their TV: “Stay indoors and await further instructions.” Tensions rise as more time passes, and the relationships between family members become strained. This movie is not rated and recieved 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cExGHt350NE

Sweetheart

Sweetheart, directed by Justin Dillard and produced by Blumhouse Productions, was released in 2019. Jenn, played by Kiersey Clemons, washes ashore on a seemingly inconspicuous island after being shipwrecked. She quickly realizes she’s not alone when a creature begins to hunt her down at night. This movie is rated PG-13 and received 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5CvlCHIyrs

In The Tall Grass

In The Tall Grass, directed by Vincenzo Natali and produced by Copperheart Entertainment, was released in 2019. Based on the novel by Stephen King, this psychological thriller follows a brother and sister who get lost in a large field of grass. This movie is rated NR and recieved 36% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7afc9gTbVFI

Curious about more suggestions? Check out these movies too: #ALIVE, The Perfection, and The Silence.

Sophia Nadeau

Conn Coll '24

Sophia is a sophomore at Connecticut College; interested in double majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology, as well as minoring in Studio Art. She enjoys spending time with friends, painting, and singing in her free time!
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