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45 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Canada

45 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Canada

If you’re in the mood for a scary movie marathon, you’re in luck: today I’m sharing the best horror movies on Netflix Canada to binge-watch this November 2023!

Whether you’re into intense psychological thrillers or extreme gore, there’s definitely something on this list for ya to watch.

If you’re a horror movie fan, you’ll love ’em all.

Here are some of the best horror movies to binge-watch on Netflix Canada, no matter what type of horror you’re into!

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The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan Treborn suffers from painful headaches that frequently cause him to black out, and while unconscious, he’s able to travel back in time to difficult moments in his childhood.

He does things in the past to alter the present, and he finds himself in nightmarish alternate realities.

There are some pretty dark themes in this film, so it’s definitely not for everyone.

Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart both star in The Butterfly Effect, and a super young Logan Lerman plays the young version of Ashton Kutcher’s character!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Don’t Breathe (2016 & 2021)

A trio of thieves break into a blind veteran’s apartment in search of a major cash settlement he received after the death of his child.

They get more than they bargained for, and it turns into a desperation for survival.

I thought this movie was going to be terrible before I saw it, but it was actually really good.

Don’t Breathe 2 follows a veteran and his young daughter, who live together in an isolated cabin.

When his daughter is kidnapped, he’s forced to tap into his darker instincts.

The second film isn’t as great as the first, but it’s still a great watch, especially if you like seeing bad guys get what they deserve.

You can watch both movies on Netflix!

2 films available on Netflix, watch the trailers for the first and second movies

Old (2020)

A family goes on a tropical holiday where they discover a secluded beach that causes them to age rapidly.

The acting isn’t the greatest tbh, but it is very suspenseful and an interesting watch.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Old is based on a Swiss graphic novel titled Sandcastle.

The cinematography by Michael Gioulakis is lovely – he also did the cinematography for Shyamalan’s Split and Glass, Jordan Peele’s Us, and Servant on Apple TV+!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Escape Room franchise (2019 & 2021)

If you love doing escape rooms, you’ll love watching Escape Room.

Six people from different walks of life compete in an escape room to win $10,000, and of course, things start to take a dark turn.

Deborah Ann Woll from True Blood and Jay Ellis from Insecure (both HBO shows available on Crave) are both in it!

Be sure not to mistakenly watch the 2017 Escape Room, which is an awful horror movie with terrible acting.

You can also watch the sequel on Netflix, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, which is a direct continuation of the story.

Six former winners find themselves locked in another series of deadly escape rooms, in a sick “tournament of champions”.

I honestly enjoyed the first movie a lot more, but it’s still fun seeing all the different escape rooms and how they try to get out of them!

2 films available on Netflix, watch the trailers for the first and second movies

Fantasy Island (2020)

Fantasy Island gives guests the chance to experience their darkest fantasies, but the island’s newest guests realize it’s more of a nightmare than a fantasy.

It’s a fun watch with a pretty decent twist at the end!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Roommate (2011)

A design student named Sara movies into her college dorm in a new city, where she meets her wealthy roommate, Rebecca.

Of course, things take a turn for the worst as Rebecca becomes obsessed with Sara and starts to target people in her life.

I think I watched The Roommate in theatres when it first came out, and I thought it was great.

Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet, and Aly Michalka all star in the thriller!

Tbh Leighton Meester truly makes the movie.

The psychological thriller is pretty much a remake of the 90’s movie Single White Female.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

1922 (2017)

A rancher convinces his teenage son to help murder his wife for financial gain.

1922 is based on a novella by Stephen King, and it’s (literally) about guilt eating you alive.

It’s kind of a slow movie as it is a drama, but I really enjoyed it!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Circle (2015)

50 strangers wake up in a strange room where they have to pick one person to execute every two minutes.

Circle is a film about humanity, and it shows what people are willing to sacrifice in themselves in order to save themselves.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Platform (2019)

The Platform is a Spanish horror movie on Netflix Canada that not everyone will be able to stomach.

It’s set sometime in the future in a vertical prison, where inmates get fed via a descending platform, leading those at the very bottom to starve.

You can imagine the types of things people do when they’re starving, and decide if you want to watch based on that.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Cam (2018)

A cam girl’s live stream channel gets taken over by a mysterious woman that looks exactly like her.

It’s super eerie, and it kind of makes social media feel a little scary.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

See for Me (2021)

While house-sitting a secluded mansion, a visually-impaired former skier must rely on an army veteran living across the country to help her fight back against a group of thieves.

This is actually a Canadian film, and they filmed the movie in Ontario!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Horror movies on Netflix Canada

Best supernatural horror movies on Netflix Canada

The Conjuring franchise (2013 & 2016)

The Conjuring is one of the creepiest horror franchises out there, probably because each movie is based on a real case solved by Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were paranormal investigators.

In the first movie, the Warrens come to the assistance of a troubled family, who experience increasingly disturbing events in their newly-occupied farmhouse in Rhode Island in 1971.

In the second movie, they travel to north London to help out a single mother and her four children.

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star in all of the movies, and they’re fantastic together.

Only the first two movies are available to stream on Netflix, and they’re terrifying!

There are also spinoff movies all in the same universe, including the creepy Annabelle, which is also available to stream on Netflix.

2 films available on Netflix, watch the trailers for the first and second movies

Annabelle (2014)

The Annabelle movies are all about – you guessed it – a creepy doll named Annabelle that’s possessed by an evil spirit.

In the first movie, a man gifts a vintage doll to his wife, but when devil worshippers invade their home, they turn the object into something evil.

Only the first film is available to stream on Netflix.

If you want to watch the other movies, Annabelle: Creation actually precedes Annabelle so I’d recommend watching it before watching the other movies.

Annabelle was also a case investigated by Lorraine and Ed Warren, and it’s part of The Conjuring universe.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Mama (2012)

Two little girls go missing in the woods after their parents die, and their Uncle Lucas and his girlfriend Annabel search frantically for them.

Miraculously, the girls are found 5 years later in a decaying cabin, and Lucas and Annabel take them in.

They try to reintroduce the children to a normal life, but something sinister lurks behind them.

Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones on Crave) both star in Mama.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Eli (2019)

A young boy with a rare autoimmune disease goes to a facility for treatment, where he starts to see supernatural occurrences.

Sadie Sink (Max from Stranger Things) and Lili Taylor (from The Conjuring) star in Eli!

The twist ending is pretty interesting, and there’s a v gory scene in there for ya gore lovers out there.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Come Play (2020)

Lonely Oliver spends his time glued to screens, and a lonely monster uses his devices to enter his world.

Come Play is a great thriller with a pretty good ending, and I love how they use modern technology to tell a terrifying story.

You might recognize Gillian Jacobs from the Netflix series Love!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

The Ritual (2018)

A group of former college friends reunite after the death of their friend, and they go hiking in the Scandinavian wilderness.

Stranded in the dark forest, they get chased by a malevolent presence.

The Ritual is an intense and terrifying film to watch, and you won’t want to go hiking in the wilderness anytime soon.

1 film available on Netlix, watch the trailer

Mary (2019)

A sea captain buys a ship for his family to live on in belief that it’ll give them prosperity, but once they set sail, they soon discover that the ship holds terrifying secrets.

If you’re into creepy ship movies, you’ll definitely enjoy this one.

Gary Oldman also stars as the father in Mary!

1 film available on Netlix, watch the trailer

Countdown (2019)

Would you download an app that could tell you exactly when you were going to die?

I sure wouldn’t, but that’s what all the peeps in Countdown do.

A nurse downloads the app and finds out she only has 3 days left to live, and she rushes against time to save herself.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Brahms: The Boy II (2020)

When a young family moves into an old residence, terror strikes when their son discovers a doll named Brahms that appears to be eerily human.

The first movie in the franchise (starring Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie from The Walking Dead) is actually pretty good, and Brahms: The Boy II is a sequel starring Katie Holmes.

It’s definitely not as good as the first one, but still an entertaining watch nevertheless!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Brightburn (2019)

Tori and Kyle adopt a baby boy named Brandon, who starts to get superpowers when he turns 12 and uses them for sinister purposes.

Brightburn is pretty much what happens if a superhero uses their powers for bad things instead.

It has plenty of gruesome scenes if you’re into that kind of stuff.

Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect) also stars in this one!

If you love the concept of superheroes being bad guys, you might also enjoy The Boys and Invincible on Prime Video.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Veronica (2017)

I watched Veronica because one of my friends told me it was supposedly the scariest horror movie on Netflix (at the time).

Verónica and her friends try to summon the spirit of her late father during a solar eclipse, and they end up bringing evil demons back with them.

While it was definitely scary, it’s not the most terrifying horror movie I’ve seen on Netflix.

Anyway, it’s still a creepy supernatural horror film that you’ll enjoy if you’re into ghosts and spirits and all that jazz.

It’s also in Spanish, so you’ll have to read subtitles.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Binding (2020)

While visiting her fiancé’s mother in southern Italy, a woman must fight off the mysterious and malevolent curse intent on claiming her daughter.

It’s pretty terrifying, and I would say it’s on the same level of scariness as Verónica!

The Binding is in Italian, but they do have an English dub available.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Grudge (2020)

You’ve definitely heard of The Grudge horror franchise, and this 2020 film is in the same universe as the original American remake.

The Grudge curse starts when someone dies in extreme rage or sorrow, and it gets passed on when someone encounters the entity, which then passes onto that person, and continues repeatedly.

John Cho and Lin Shaye both star in this version of The Grudge.

Fun fact: they filmed the movie in Winnipeg!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

After a group of teens explore a haunted house formerly lived in by the Bellows family, they all get haunted by the characters from Sarah Bellows’ scary stories.

I remember how terrified I was as a kid reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

The movie seems to be more catered to a younger audience (it is a kids’ book, after all), so it’s not really scary at all.

Still fun to watch if you’re feeling nostalic, though!

Guillermo del Toro is also one of the producers and writers of the movie.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Horror movies on Netflix Canada

Best psychological horror movies on Netflix Canada

Gerald’s Game (2017)

Gerald’s Game is one of the best film adaptations of a Stephen King novel out there.

Jessie and Gerald head to their isolated cabin to rekindle their marriage, and during a kinky game, Gerald dies from a heart attack.

Handcuffed to the bed with no way to escape, Jessie starts to hallucinate.

It’s a very eerie story, and the film is very well-done – one of the best horror movies on Netflix Canada.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is a wealthy investment banker with a secret psychopathic side, and his bloodlust gets increasingly violent as he indulges in his dark desires.

American Psycho is a pretty gory one, so shield your eyes from this one if too much blood freaks you out.

It was good the first time watching it, but I think I liked it even better the second time around.

Some big names are in this horror classic, including Christian Bale, Reese Witherspoon, and Jared Leto!

There’s actually a sequel with Mila Kunis, but it’s more of a comedy horror and isn’t as good.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

1408 (2007)

A successful author known for debunking supernatural phenomena spends the night in a haunted room at the Dolphin Hotel, where he learns the meaning of real terror.

John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson both star in 1408!

This movie absolutely terrified my siblings and I as kids, but thankfully, I rewatched it as an adult and realized it wasn’t as scary as I remembered it being.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Split (2016)

Kevin has revealed 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, but there’s still one that remains submerged.

He kidnaps and imprisons three teenage girls in an isolated underground facility, and is thrust into a war for survival within himself.

This M. Night Shyamalan movie stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Bruce Willis.

Split is the second movie in the Unbreakable trilogy, with Unbreakable and Glass also being in the same universe.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Netflix Canada

Best sci-fi & creature horror movies on Netflix Canada

Resident Evil franchise (2012 & 2016)

A former security specialist and covert operative fights against the Umbrella Corporation, whose bioweapons have triggered a zombie apocalypse.

Resident Evil is a zombie horror franchise based on a Japanese video game, and the original movies all star Milla Jovovich as Alice, a character that was created specifically for the movies.

There are 6 total movies in the original franchise, and you can watch the 5th and 6th movies on Netflix.

There are also two different Resident Evil series on Netflix (one live action and one animated), though I personally haven’t seen either yet.

You can also watch the newest reboot of Resident Evil on Prime Video, though it’s definitely not as good as the original!

2 films available on Netflix

#Alive (2020)

After a virus breaks out in the city, a lone survivor is left stranded in his apartment with no food and no weapons.

There’s also an American version called Pandemic starring Tyler Posey (from Teen Wolf) with almost the exact same storyline.

I actually preferred the American version to the South Korean one, but #Alive is still good and worth a watch!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

World War Z (2013)

Brad Pitt stars in World War Z as a former U.N. investigator who goes on a worldwide search to find the source of a viral zombie infection.

There was also meant to be a second movie, but it was sadly cancelled!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Bird Box (2018)

There were lots of memes about Bird Box when it came out, but I actually really enjoyed it.

A mysterious force causes people to harm themselves, forcing survivors to shield their eyes in order to stay alive.

A mother and her children make the dangerous journey to a potential safe haven, all the while keeping their blindfolds on.

Sandra Bullock is an incredible actress as always, and Sarah Paulson is of course amazing as well!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

47 Meters Down franchise (2017 & 2019)

If you’re into shark movies, the 47 Meters Down is pretty freaky.

In the first movie, Mandy Moore and Claire Holt star as sisters who get trapped in a cage underwater while diving in shark-infested waters.

In the second movie, four teenage girls decide to explore an underwater Mayan settlement, and accidentally get trapped with great white sharks.

John Corbett (Aidan from Sex and the City on Crave) stars in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged!

2 films available on Netflix, watch the trailers for the first and second movies

Best slasher & gory horror movies on Netflix Canada

Scream panel at Fan Expo Canada
Scream panel at Fan Expo Canada 2015.

Scream (1996)

Can you call yourself a horror fan without having seen Scream?

The Scream franchise revolves around Sidney Prescott, who constantly gets chased by psychopaths in ghostface masks.

It’s definitely one of my favourite horror franchises of all-time, and you can stream the first movie on Netflix.

It’s the ultimate slasher franchise that never gets old or boring, and I never get tired of re-watching it.

While Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger may be the OG slasher villains, I find myself laughing too much since both franchises started in the 70s and 80s and the special effects and costumes are kinda corny.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Final Destination franchise (2000-2009)

Final Destination is an iconic horror franchise that you’ve probably heard of even if you’ve never seen the movies before.

Basically in each movie, a group of people cheat death by having premonitions, and they end up mysteriously dying one by one because of ~fate~.

People die pretty horrifically, but it’s still amusing if you’re a horror lover.

You can watch 3 of the movies on Netflix, as well as the other two movies on Crave!

3 films available on Netflix

Halloween Kills (2021)

As much as I love to hate on the Halloween movies, I can’t deny that I’ll keep watching them.

It’s not my favourite horror franchise of all-time, but it’s still a classic.

If you haven’t seen Halloween before, it’s basically about a seemingly-invincible dude named Michael Myers who goes around killing people every Halloween.

Halloween Kills is the second movie in the latest Halloween trilogy, and iconic scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis stars in it.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Saw franchise (2004-2010)

Whenever I come across a torture movie, I always ask myself: who the heck is watching this stuff?!

And then I remember I’m watching it and I’m entertained by it. *shudders*

If you don’t know what the Saw franchise is about, basically, people get kidnapped and put into traps where they have to either escape or die… And it’s pretty gruesome.

Anyway, if you’re okay with seeing tons of blood and gore and torture, you can watch 6 of the Saw movies on Netflix Canada.

You can also watch more of the instalments of the franchise on Crave.

6 films available on Netflix

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)

You’ve probably heard of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at least once or twice, and it’s about a creepy serial killer named Leatherface who likes to wear people’s skin on his face.

The newest Texas Chainsaw Massacre is about a group of young people who seek to rebuild an abandoned ghost town, where they encounter Leatherface.

The writing is a little unrealistic for modern times, but it’s still a great watch for anyone who’s a fan of the franchise.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Random Acts of Violence (2019)

A famous comic book writer discovers gruesome events are happening around a character in his comics.

It’s pretty gory, so don’t watch if that kind of stuff freaks you out.

This is the first time I’ve personally seen Jay Baruchel do anything outside of comedy, and he actually directs and stars in Random Acts of Violence!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Hell Fest (2018)

A group of friends head to a horror-themed amusement park on Halloween night for a night of fun, but it ends up being a bloody night of terror as a masked serial killer begins picking them off one by one.

This one is your typical slasher flick, but it’s still a fun watch!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

After a young writer is brutally assaulted by a group of men, she exacts her vengeance on them one by one.

I Spit on Your Grave is a revenge horror franchise, and the original was actually made back in 1978.

The 2010 and 2015 films are remakes of the original, and the 2013 movie is a completely separate story.

The movies are very triggering, so it’s not for everyone to watch.

I would definitely say this is one of the scariest movies on Netflix, not because it’s specifically scary, but because it’s so real.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Best horror comedy movies on Netflix Canada

The Final Girls (2015)

Max and her friends get transported into a cult slasher flick while watching it at the theatre, and they have to rely on their knowledge of horror movie tropes to survive.

I can’t believe I’d never heard of The Final Girls before it came onto Netflix – it actually came out in 2015 supposedly.

It stars Taissa Farmiga and Nina Dobrev!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Babysitter franchise (2017 & 2020)

Cole stays up past his bedtime and accidentally discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a satanic cult, and he spends the rest of the night trying to stay alive.

The Babysitter is a fun horror/comedy if you’re in the mood for gore and laughs.

The second movie, Killer Queen, follows Cole two years later when he finds himself back in the same situation.

Part one is actually pretty entertaining, but they really could’ve done without making part two.

Still fun to watch both though, if you’re in the mood for a (humorous) horror movie marathon!

2 films available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Freaky (2020)

Freaky Friday meets Halloween in this horror-comedy on Netflix.

When teenager Millie Kessler becomes the target of the Butcher, the town serial killer, they magically switch bodies with the power of a mystical dagger, and she discovers she only has 24 hours to get her identity back.

Freaky is a fun watch, and it’s suitable for even your friends who aren’t crazy about scary movies!

Kathryn Newton (Detective Pikachu and Big Little Lies) and Vince Vaughn star in this one!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Netflix Canada

Best horror movies on Netflix Canada to binge-watch (November 2023):

  1. The Butterfly Effect
  2. Don’t Breathe
  3. Old
  4. Escape Room
  5. Fantasy Island
  6. The Roommate
  7. 1922
  8. Circle
  9. The Platform
  10. Cam
  11. See for Me
  12. The Conjuring
  13. Annabelle
  14. Mama
  15. Eli
  16. Come Play
  17. The Ritual
  18. Mary
  19. Countdown
  20. Brahms: The Boy II
  21. Brightburn
  22. Veronica
  23. The Binding
  24. The Grudge
  25. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  26. Gerald’s Game
  27. American Psycho
  28. 1408
  29. Split
  30. Resident Evil
  31. #Alive
  32. World War Z
  33. Bird Box
  34. 47 Meters Down
  35. Scream
  36. Final Destination
  37. Halloween Kills
  38. Saw
  39. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  40. Random Acts of Violence
  41. Hell Fest
  42. I Spit on Your Grave
  43. The Final Girls
  44. The Babysitter
  45. Freaky

These were some of the best horror movies on Netflix Canada to binge-watch this November 2023!

Every time I watch a movie, I rate it on Letterboxd – it’s a great way to keep track of what you’ve watched and what your friends are watching!

Of course, there are plenty more awesome horror movies to watch on Netflix, but these were just some of my own favourites.

I also update this post every month with the latest horror movies on Netflix, so feel free to bookmark it if you’re a horror movie buff!

Have you seen any of these horror movies on Netflix Canada? What are some of the best horror flicks in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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  1. Candice says:

    These are all some really great options! I love the conjuring universe movies so everything in the franchise is such a great watch.

    Candice x

  2. Jessica Lam says:

    The original Conjuring movies are def my favourites in the franchise, but the rest are fun to watch as well!

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