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52 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Canada

52 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 September 2022!

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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Búðakirkja Black Church, Iceland
My impression of Midsommar while in Iceland, complete with a floral crown and all-white outfit lol.

Midsommar (2019)

If cults freak you out (but also intrigue you at the same time), Midsommar is a horror film you’ll absolutely want to watch.

A group of friends travel to a small community in Sweden for the annual midsummer festival, which is also the hometown of one of the friends.

They quickly realize there’s more to this friendly group of people than meets the eye.

Ari Aster is one of my favourite horror directors, and Midsommar is my favourite film of his!

He says Midsommar is more like a fairy tale than a horror film, but you can be the judge of that.

It’s very gory, so you might want to shield your eyes at some points if you can’t handle that.

Aster’s other horror film Hereditary is also amazing, and it’s also on Netflix.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

A Perfect Getaway (2009)

Newlyweds Cliff and Cydney travel to Hawaii for their honeymoon, and things take a turn for the worse when they find out tourists are being murdered on the island.

A Perfect Getaway has an incredible ending if you’re a fan of good twists.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Escape Room (2019)

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, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, on Prime Video.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

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

Backcountry (2014)

Backcountry is loosely based on a true story of a real Ontario couple that got chased by a man-eating black bear in backcountry.

It’s actually very terrifying, and it’s made me scared of doing any “real” hiking in Canada lol.

It’s terrible to say that I haven’t seen many great Canadian horror movies, but that’s the honest truth.

Backcountry is definitely one of the good Canadian horror movies though!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Wapta Falls in Yoho National Park, British Columbia
We hiked this trail in Banff, unknowingly with a bear not far from us. *shudders*

Hush (2016)

A hearing impaired woman lives a solitary life in the woods until a masked killer appears at her window one night.

Kate Siegel from The Haunting of Hill House is in Hush, and it’s directed by her husband Mike Flanagan, who also directed Hill House (an awesome horror series on Netflix)!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

1BR (2019)

A woman moves into an apartment complex in LA, and finds out there are consequences for breaking the rules.

I wouldn’t say 1BR is a “good” movie, but it’s definitely still a unique and interesting horror to watch.

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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

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

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Insidious franchise (2010, 2013, 2015, 2018)

The Insidious series is my favourite horror movie franchise of all-time, and you can watch the entire thing on Netflix Canada.

I love Chapters 1 and 2 because they’re so well thought-out, and everything makes so much sense in Chapter 2!

The gist of the first two movies is that a family gets haunted by malevolent entities because of a special skill they have.

The other two movies aren’t as great, but they’re still worth watching if you’re the type of person who likes to watch all the movies in the same universe.

4 films available on Netflix, watch the trailers for chapters onetwothree, and four

Hereditary (2018)

Ari Aster is the mastermind behind Hereditary, one of the most uncomfortable and eerie horror films you will ever watch.

After a matriarch passes away, her daughter and grandchildren start to see strange things and learn dark secrets behind their ancestry.

It’s definitely not a light-hearted family drama.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Sinister (2012)

Desperate for a new hit after not having a bestseller for 10 years, a true crime writer moves his family into a house where the previous family was murdered.

Ethan Hawke stars in Sinister, and it’s quite an original and terrifying horror film!

There’s also a second movie that you can stream on Prime Video, but it ain’t as good or frightening as the first one.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Oujia: Origin of Evil is a prequel to the 2014 film Ouija, and it’s about a single mother who operates a phony séance business with her family, accidentally drawing in an evil spirit into her youngest daughter’s body.

If you’re into creepy kid movies, you’ll definitely enjoy the film, and there are plenty of camera angles where the possessed kid looks hella creepy.

The film is directed by horror director Mike Flanagan, who tends to use the same actors in a lot of his films and shows – Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, and Kate Siegel (his wife) all star in Oujia: Origin of Evil!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

The Blair Witch Project is the OG found footage film.

Basically, three film students visit a small town to document a legendary local murderer named Blair Witch, and they start to witness strange things.

I’m honestly not crazy about the whole found footage genre, but I can definitely appreciate a good one.

I also really enjoyed the Paranormal Activity series, and you can watch the newest movie on Prime Video!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Possession (2012)

After a young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, she unknowingly unleashes an evil spirit.

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The Possession will definitely make you question wanting to buy anything antique or vintage.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who played Negan on Walking Dead, stars as the father!

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

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

Evil Dead (2013)

Five friends spend a weekend at a remote cabin and accidentally unleash an ancient curse.

I watched Evil Dead when it came out in theatres and absolutely loved it, but did not love having to drive home through a dark street with no street lamps.

This most recent movie is great, and the older, original movies are sort of a laugh because of the bad 80’s graphics.

I also saw the musical version not long after watching the movie and it was great!

1 film available on Netflix, 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

Ghosts of War (2020)

Five American soldiers are assigned to hold down a French chateau near the end of WWII, and they encounter a supernatural enemy.

Ghosts of War is not what it seems, and the twist is pretty epic.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Boy franchise (2016 & 2020)

A young woman named Greta takes on a nanny position for a wealthy couple’s child, which actually turns out to just be a doll.

Even more disturbing is the fact that the doll happens to be alive.

Lauren Cohan (Maggie from The Walking Dead, also available on Netflix Canada) plays the main character in The Boy, and she’s awesome!

Katie Holmes stars in the sequel, Brahms: The Boy II, but I didn’t like it as much as the first movie.

In the second film, a young family moves into an old residence, and the son discovers an eerie, old doll.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailers for the first and second movies

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

The Turning (2020)

Kate takes on a job as a nanny for two young orphans at an isolated Gothic mansion in the countryside.

She soon learns that the children are emotionally distant and unstable, and when strange events start to happen, she begins to suspect that a malevolent entity haunts the estate.

It’s pretty weird seeing Finn Wolfhard (Mike in Stranger Things on Netflix) play such a different role in The Turning, but he does a great job!

1 film available on Crave, 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.

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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

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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

Shutter Island (2010)

Two US marshals are sent to an asylum on a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a patient.

As they spend more time on the island, US marshal Teddy Daniels uncovers the truth about the place.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Michelle Williams all star in Shutter Island!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Dream House (2011)

A successful New York publisher leaves his lucrative job to spend more time with his wife and two daughters, and they move to their dream home in a small town.

As they settle in, they discover murders happened in the home, and they try to figure out the mystery of what happened.

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts all star in Dream House, and the twist is pretty good!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

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Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Underworld is an amazing horror franchise featuring Kate Beckinsale, and the third movie is available to stream on Netflix.

Selene is a vampire who works as a Death Dealer, and she kills the lycans who allegedly slaughtered her family.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

I Am Legend (2007)

Robert Neville is the last human survivor of a plague in New York.

A scientist before the man-made virus came to be, he attempts to create a cure using his own immune blood.

This movie freaked me out when I first watched it as a kid, especially because the zombies move really fast.

Will and his daughter, Willow Smith, both star in I Am Legend!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Pandemic (2020)

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

Tyler Posey from Teen Wolf stars in Pandemic!

There’s also a South Korean version called #Alive that’s pretty much the exact same storyline, and you can watch the trailer.

I actually preferred the American version of the movie to the South Korean one!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

30 Days of Night (2007)

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30 Days of Night is a fictional (or not..? 👀) story about vampires who visit Barrow, Alaska during the polar night, and the townspeople try to survive until dawn breaks.

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

What Lies Below (2020)

A 16-year-old girl comes back from camp and meets her mom’s hunky new fiancé, who starts become weirder and weirder.

What Lies Below isn’t a mind-blowing sci-fi horror by any means, but it is suspenseful the whole way through, and there’s a twist at the end.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Invisible Man (2020)

Cecilia’s abusive ex-boyfriend fakes his own death and becomes invisible to stalk and torment her.

When no one around her believes her, she takes matters into her own hands.

While I didn’t love The Invisible Man, I do love Elisabeth Moss, and it’s still an entertaining watch if you’re in the mood for a thriller.

It’s based on a novel of the same name by H.G. Wells!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

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!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

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Saw franchise (2006 & 2008)

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 Saw 3 and Saw 5 on Netflix Canada.

You can also watch the 9th instalment, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, on Crave.

2 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

Final Destination franchise (2006 & 2011)

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 both Final Destination 3 and Final Destination 5 on Netflix.

2 films available on Netflix, watch the trailers for the third and fifth movies

Halloween (2007)

We all know the iconic Halloween slasher franchise for its infamous Michael Myers masks, and this 2007 film is a remake of the original movie.

Michael Myers goes around killing on Halloween, and his favourite victim to chase around is Laurie Strode.

This movie is honestly isn’t great, but it’s worth watching as part of the Halloween universe if you’re a horror fan.

1 film available on Netflix

Hostel Part III (2011)

In all of the Hostel movies, travellers get abducted and tortured in the most brutal ways.

This series haunted me for weeks and is the reason why I will only stay in hotels and Airbnbs.

Hostel Part III is honestly the worst out of the three movies, but it’s still worth a watch if you’re in the mood for a brutal horror movie.

If you’re into Hostel, you might also like 13 Cameras and 14 Cameras, which are about a creepy landlord who spies on his tenants.

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.

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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

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The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

A group of friends visit a remote cabin for a little getaway, and strange things start to happen.

I loved this movie so much when I first watched it, and I’ve seen it many times since.

Just when you think the movie is over, you realize it’s not – and it happens more than once lol.

Plus, the twist at the end is pretty awesome!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Hunt (2020)

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing unaware of how they got there, and it turns out they’re being hunted for sport by a group of elitists.

It’s a super fun, action-packed thriller if that’s what you’re in the mood for!

There’s also quite a bit of gore, so there’s that.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

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 (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

Netflix Canada

Best horror movies on Netflix Canada to binge-watch (September 2022):

  1. Midsommar
  2. A Perfect Getaway
  3. Escape Room
  4. Fantasy Island
  5. Backcountry
  6. Hush
  7. 1BR
  8. 1922
  9. Circle
  10. The Platform
  11. Cam
  12. The Roommate
  13. Insidious
  14. Hereditary
  15. Sinister
  16. Ouija: Origin of Evil
  17. The Blair Witch Project
  18. The Possession
  19. Eli
  20. The Ritual
  21. Evil Dead
  22. Countdown
  23. Ghosts of War
  24. The Boy
  25. Brightburn
  26. The Turning
  27. Veronica
  28. The Binding
  29. The Grudge
  30. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  31. Gerald’s Game
  32. American Psycho
  33. Shutter Island
  34. Dream House
  35. Underworld: Blood Wars
  36. I Am Legend
  37. Pandemic
  38. 30 Days of Night
  39. Bird Box
  40. What Lies Below
  41. The Invisible Man
  42. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged
  43. Saw
  44. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  45. Final Destination
  46. Halloween
  47. Hostel Part III
  48. Random Acts of Violence
  49. The Cabin in the Woods
  50. The Hunt
  51. The Final Girls
  52. The Babysitter

These were some of the best horror movies on Netflix Canada to binge-watch this September 2022!

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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Tuesday 4th of May 2021

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

Jessica Lam

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

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