Scariest horror movies on Netflix


From "The Amityville Horror" to "The Babadook," here are the best horror movies available on Netflix, just in time for Halloween.

'The Rite'

"The Rite" (2011, rated PG-13, 113 minutes): Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins is intense, as usual, playing a veteran priest teaching a young seminary student how to perform exorcisms. Here, Hopkins is no Hannibal Lecter, but he'll still get under your skin.

'The Lazarus Effect'

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"The Lazarus Effect" (2015, rated PG-13, 83 minutes): Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde play researchers who invent a back-to-life serum. It's another low-budget horror-chiller from the producers of "Paranormal Activity" and "Sinister" that will please those sufficiently creeped out by those flicks.


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"Jaws" (1975, rated PG, 123 minutes): More than 40 years and many special-effects advances later, Steven Spielberg's masterpiece still manages to scare.



'The Amityville Horror'

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"The Amityville Horror" (2005, rated R, 99 minutes): The 1979 original is scarier, but currently unavailable on Netflix. As remakes go, this one isn't bad -- especially since it features a young (and shirtless) Ryan Reynolds. Rachel Nichols (pictured), Melissa George and Chloë Grace Moretz also star.


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"Scream" (1996, rated R, 111 minutes): Wes Craven's horror thriller with the creepy phone stalker boasts one of the most iconic killers in scary movie history. The original and two of its sequels are on Netflix.

'The Others'

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"The Others" (2001, rated PG-13, 104 minutes): Nicole Kidman stars as a World War II military wife and mother who suspects she's being haunted in her own house.

'American Psycho'

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"American Psycho" (2000, rated R, 102 minutes): You'd think he's just a handsome businessman, but this New Yorker, played by Christian Bale, has a hidden psychopathic alter ego. Based on the book by Bret Easton Ellis, the story follows Patrick Bateman as he barely resists his uncontrollable desire to kill.

'The Babadook'

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"The Babadook" (2014, rated R, 93 minutes): You might call this one a psychoanalytic horror film, as the story starts out familiar (a widow's young son discovers a children's book with a curious character who mysteriously appears on his bookshelf) and dives further into its twisted, haunting symbolism.



'Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers'

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"Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers" (1995, rated R, 88 minutes): Six years after Michael Myers and his niece Jamie disappeared from Haddonfield, Jamie returns after giving birth to her first child. Michael returns with the desire to kill both Jamie and the child.

'A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge'

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"A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge" (1985, rated R, 86 minutes): Freddy Krueger continues to torment the teens of Elm Street. This time he attempts to possess a teenage boy.

'Rosemary's Baby'

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"Rosemary's Baby" (1968, rated R, 137 minutes): Director Roman Polanski's 1968 masterpiece centers around a pregnant woman (Mia Farrow) who slowly learns her unborn child is possessed, and who's behind it all.


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"V/H/S" (2012, rated R, 112 minutes): A group attempts to find a rare VHS tape when they discover a corpse surrounded by haunted videos.

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