Horror is perhaps the entertainment world's most creatively diverse genre, ranging from supernatural and science-fiction based thrillers to budget indie slasher flicks. What makes horror so unique is its ability to ground itself in audience's everyday fears and bring them to life in some truly shocking ways.
And fans of the genre are truly blessed these days with the arrival of services such as Netflix, which now boasts a huge library of the world's best titles. The platform allows even the lowest of budget films to have a decent crack at breaking out in front of thousands of people, and has led to a surge in unique and creative films being released, sometimes exclusively on the platform.
So whilst franchises such as The Haunting of Hill House and American Horror Story have showcased the potential of horror in the world of series and television, there's really no besting the scare factor and impact of a story in the movie format.
Whether it's with the middle of the day with the light at its brightest or the middle of the night, here's our list of the top 15 horror movies available to watch on Netflix.
Stephen King has had his fair share of adaptations over the years, but 1922 might just sneak in as one of the best to date. Directed by Zak Hilditch and starring the truly awesome Thomas Jane as Wilf James, 1922 is a film that really rewards the more patient audiences out there, dragging out the terrors through clever storytelling, creepy atmospheric shots and a stellar performance from Jane.
The story of a farmer slipping towards insanity, visualising everything from ghosts to an army of rats and carrying out some truly gruesome acts towards those closest to him, the film has a unique charm that keeps its viewers enthralled throughout. With only seven characters appearing throughout the film, Hilditch does a great job in stripping everything back and truly casting a vision of a man presiding over an entire country's worth of land, but slowly being broken apart by the desolate isolation that comes from it.
1922 currently holds an approval rating of 70/100 on Metacritic and a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, showcasing just how well received it has been by audiences since its release.