30 Best Netflix Horror Movies: September, 2023 New Update

Filed in Articles by on September 17, 2023

Horror remains a perennial favorite, and in recent years, it has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most consistently lucrative genres, dominating the box office and providing an abundance of chilling entertainment options for home viewers.

Whether you’re seeking a hair-raising Netflix movie experience during the day or night, a horror film is an excellent choice anytime.

To assist you in your selection, we have curated a collection of the finest horror movies on Netflix.

1. Title: Fear Street Part Three: 1666

Year of Release: 2021
Directed by: Leigh Janiak
Duration: 1h 54m

Transported back to 1666, Deena uncovers the truth about Sarah Fier. In 1994, Deena and her friends battle for their lives and the fate of Shadyside.

2. Title: Death Note

Release Year: 2017
Director: Adam Wingard
Runtime: 1h 41m

Death Note, a live-action adaptation loosely derived from the popular Manga, tracks Light Turner (Nat Wolff), a high school student who stumbles upon a leather-bound notebook known as a “Death Note,” granting him the power to end lives by inscribing names and corresponding causes of death.

3. Title: Incantation

Release Year: 2022
Director: Kevin Ko
Runtime: 1h 51m

Tapping into the genre of found footage, Incantation exploits the format’s potential. Emerging as Taiwan’s highest-grossing horror film, it takes inspiration from a case of mass hysteria where a family claimed to be possessed by various Chinese folk religion deities, resulting in a tragic outcome.

4. Title: The Platform

Release Year: 2019
Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
Runtime: 1h 34m

The Platform stands as one of the most inventive and unsettling dystopian thrillers to emerge in recent years. The film orbits around a group of individuals residing in a concrete tower – some as volunteers, others as punishment for their transgressions.

5. Title: The Perfection

Release Year: 2019
Director: Richard Shepard
Runtime: 1h 30m

A twist-laden masterpiece, The Perfection, delves into the world of classical musicians grappling to achieve excellence and supremacy. Charlotte, a cellist, revisits a prestigious music conservatory after a hiatus spent caring for her ailing mother.

6. Title: Apostle

Release Year: 2023
Director: Gareth Edwards
Runtime: 2h 19m

Apostle crafts a slow-burning narrative akin to Wicker Man, culminating in an explosive finale. Unfolding in an isolated island community, this 2018 folk horror saga shadows Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevenson) as he infiltrates the town in a quest to rescue his abducted sister.

7. Title: Cam

Release Year: 2018
Director: Niki Caro
Runtime: 1h 35m

A paragon of doppelganger and digital-era horror, Cam immerses viewers in the life of a webcam model whose online identity and semblance have been commandeered. The unsettling tale transforms her daily existence into a terrifying ordeal.

8. Title: Creep

Release Year: 2014
Director: Patrick Brice
Runtime: 1h 17m

Creep unfurls as an intimate mockumentary, recounting a videographer’s endeavor to document a dying man’s message to his unborn child. The film captures the eerie intimacy of this encounter.

9. Title: Don’t Listen

Release Year: 2020
Director: Angel Gomez Hernandez
Runtime: 1h 38m

This spine-tingling Spanish haunted house tale bucks the trend by plunging into suspense right from the outset. A young boy’s revelation to a social worker about hearing disembodied voices in his new home propels the narrative into unsettling territory.

10. Title: Eli

Release Year: 2019
Director: Ciaran Foy
Runtime: 1h 38m

Eli shapes an exceptional haunted house experience, bending genre conventions in its climactic stages. The story revolves around Eli, a young boy allergic to almost everything, whose life takes a sinister turn.

11. Title: The Babysitter

Year of Release: 2017
Directed by: McG
Duration: 1h 25m

After a young boy’s bedtime, his babysitter’s seemingly innocent night takes a wickedly unexpected turn.

12. Title: Gerald’s Game

Release Year: 2017
Director: Mike Flanagan
Runtime: 1h 43m

In Mike Flanagan’s inaugural adaptation of Stephen King’s work, Gerald’s Game, Carla Gugino (known for “The Haunting of Hill House”) finds herself handcuffed to a bed after her husband Gerald’s (Bruce Greenwood) heart attack during an unexpectedly kinky scenario she never desired.

13. Title: His House

Release Year: 2020
Director: Remi Weeks
Runtime: 1h 33m

His House retains its position among the most spine-chilling movies on Netflix. The narrative follows a married couple seeking asylum in England, having escaped Sudan, only to face the malevolent influence of a “night witch” as they strive to integrate into their new homeland.

14. Title: May The Devil Take You

Release Year: 2018
Director: Timo TjahJanto
Runtime: 1h 50m

Amidst the flurry of horror releases in 2018, including “Hereditary,” “A Quiet Place,” “The House That Jack Built,” “Climax,” “Halloween,” and “Suspiria,” the Indonesian horror gem May The Devil Take You may have slipped under the radar.

15. Title: Ravenous

Release Year: 2017
Director: Robin Aubert
Runtime: 1h 43m

A rural Quebec town grapples with a zombie onslaught in Ravenous, compelling a resourceful group of survivors to unite against the infected hordes. This understated thriller delves into their desperate quest for escape.

16. Title: The Ritual

Release Year: 2018
Director: David Bruckner
Runtime: 1h 34m

The Ritual embarks on a journey with four long-standing but strained friends, as they venture into the unforgiving wilderness of Sweden. Their hiking trip turns into a nightmare, where the possibility of their return grows increasingly uncertain.

17. Title: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Release Year: 2022
Director: David Blue Garcia
Runtime: 1h 23m

Netflix’s 2022 iteration of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the ninth installment in the franchise, unfolds five decades after Leatherface’s brutal rampage. A team of youthful entrepreneurs ventures to Texas with the aim of revitalizing aged properties, only to chance upon an inhabited orphanage housing Ginny (Alice Krige) and the infamous serial killer.

18. Title: Resident Evil

Release Year: 2022
Director: Bronwen Hughes
Runtime: Seasonal

For aficionados of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, the foundational film that birthed the franchise is an essential viewing. Featuring Milla Jovovich as the fearless Alice, it follows her mission to eliminate the zombies and other monstrous creations engendered by the biotech chemicals of the Umbrella Corporation.

19. Title: We Have A Ghost

Release Year: 2023
Director: Christopher Landon
Runtime: 2h 7m

Following the Presley family’s settlement into their budget-friendly renovation project, they chance upon a ghost named Ernest (David Harbour) taking residence in the attic. Captured on video by their son Kevin, this spectral encounter becomes a potential avenue for fame and fortune when Kevin’s father Frank (Anthony Mackie) shares the footage, sparking a viral sensation with national implications.

20. Title: Run Rabbit Run

Release Year: 2023
Director: Daina Reid
Runtime: 1h 40m

Run Rabbit Run presents a bone-chilling psychological thriller where an ambitious fertility doctor (Snook) confronts the unsettling possibility that her deceased sister Alice’s spirit might have infiltrated the body of her daughter Mia (Lily LaTorre), resulting in haunting manifestations.

21. Title: Old People

Release Year: 2022
Director: Andy Fetscher
Runtime: 1h 30m

A German thriller, Old People features Melika Foroutan, Stephan Luca, and Anna Unterberger. Set against the backdrop of a small town during a thunderstorm, the film follows a young mother’s visit with her children to attend her sister’s wedding, against an atmosphere thick with unease.

22. Title: Hellhole

Release Year: 2022
Director: Bartosz M. Kowalski
Runtime: 1h 31m

Directed by Bartosz M. Kowalski, co-author of the script alongside Mirella Zaradkiewicz, Hellhole plunges into the terrifying narrative of uncovering the grim occurrences within a Polish monastery during the late 1980s, revealing deeply disturbing and sinister secrets.

23. Title: Annihilation

Year of Release: 2018
Directed by: Alex Garland
Duration: 1h 55m

Biologist Lena joins an expedition into an enigmatic region sealed off by the U.S. government after her husband vanishes during a classified mission.

24. Title: The Haunting of Hill House

Year of Release: 2018
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Duration: Seasonal

Flitting between past and present, a fractured family confronts harrowing memories of their former residence and the chilling incidents that drove them away.

25. Title: Midnight Mass

Year of Release: 2021
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Duration: Seasonal

The advent of a charismatic young priest ushers in miraculous wonders, ominous enigmas, and renewed religious zeal to a dying town desperate for faith.

26. Title: I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Year of Release: 2020
Directed by: Charlie Kaufman
Duration: 2h 14m

In a mind-bending tale, a woman with reservations about her new boyfriend embarks on a road trip to his parents’ secluded farm, where reality twists and turns.

27. Title: Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Year of Release: 2022
Directed by: Guillermo Navarro, David Prior, Jennifer Kent, and others
Duration: Seasonal

Eight hair-raising narratives of the uncanny unfurl in this visually mesmerizing horror anthology curated by Guillermo del Toro.

28. Title: Creep 2

Year of Release: 2017
Directed by: Patrick Brice
Duration: 1h 20m

A video artist finds the perfect subject for her sensational project, only to uncover the sinister side of her dream character.

29. Title: Cargo

Year of Release: 2018
Directed by: Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling
Duration: 1h 44m

Amidst a haunting pandemic, a father embarks on a journey through the Australian wilderness to find someone who will protect and care for his infant daughter.

30. Title: Under the Shadow

Year of Release: 2016
Directed by: Babak Anvari
Duration: 1h 24m

Amid the Iran-Iraq conflict, a mother in Tehran becomes convinced that malevolent spirits are at play as she cares for her daughter while her husband is away at war.

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