Netflix’s horror library in 2021 is a mixed bag when we talk about the quality. Due to the expanding horror movie collections of competing services, including Shudder, Netflix has been unable to present a comprehensive image. As a result, its library has become more static and dependent upon Netflix Originals each month.
The Shining, Scream, Jaws, The Silence of the Lambs, and Young Frankenstein were some of the titles available on Netflix during the past year. This included indie titles like The Witch or The Babadook. There are no more of these films, which are usually replaced by low-budget, direct-to-VOD productions with title cards that sound suspiciously similar, such as Demonic, Desolate, or Incarnate.
The Babysitter belongs to a category of quality films, as well as other more obscure (and disturbing) titles like Creep and Raw, as well as newer films such as His House and the Fear Street trilogies. The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass hasn’t franchised staples along the lines of Halloween or A Nightmare on Elm Street but don’t overlook them. Despite not being movies, they’re indispensable to include on this list.
Please utilize the following list to guide you. Lowest-rated films are often fun-bad-flawed but nevertheless enjoyable for a variety of reasons. Clearly, essential films are those with the highest ratings.
Don’t go here if you don’t want to be scared. This post is for the freaks who love a good jump scare. We are all terrified of the monsters that we grew up with under our beds-the true horror fans. The horror film lineup for 2021 is quite impressive, including both reboots and adaptations, as well as original ideas. This is a scary time.
Isn’t it scary enough that we live in a scary world? This is what makes horror great. You can turn it off at the touch of a button to escape your abject terror.
Horror-comedies like Willy’s Wonderland and Jakob’s Wife have been the highlights of this year. Those are just a few. A Quiet Place, The Conjuring, and The Purge franchises have also been followed up, and Chris Rock starred in a reimagining of the Saw universe. You have everything you need to have a great horror year, thanks to Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta’s Candyman.
We have been waiting for James Wan to deliver this cinematic thrill ride during the spooky season. Malignant, although it split audiences, is one of the best horror films of the year, with an all-in twist that makes it an absolute joy.
The Amusement Park
We’d be remiss if we didn’t recognize the master of horror, George Romero, as he designed the Amusement Park. After Romero died in 1973, a 16mm print of the director’s 1973 film, The Amusement Park, was discovered. During the summer of 2013, Shudder was able to release The Amusement Park to the world once more.
Army of the Dead
I propose that once your final Zack Snyder film has been screened (approximately) eight days, you follow it with something a bit more levity from the director. Featuring a lot of blood, guts, and gore, Army of the Dead is a zombie movie at its very best.
The Night House
The Night House was a brilliant performance by Rebecca Hall, who is a national treasure, and people who are not horror fans should go see it. One of the best performances of the year is hers as a recently widowed woman haunted by a haunted house.
Horror comedies are an essential part of any Halloween list. The horror film professor digs up Willy’s Wonderland in 2076, deeming it a beautiful artifact of our hellish existence. A theme park’s dark-sided animatronics are the focus of Nic Cage’s Willy’s Wonderland. Those words should make you feel like you’re living in your head.