These Are Netflix’s Scariest Movies Right Now 

These Are Netflix’s Scariest Movies Right Now 

I love a good scary movie, and not just because they’re good for you. If you’re looking for a thriller or horror fix on Netflix, these are the movies currently available on the service that are the most terrifying. Can you handle them?

Screenshot: Veronica (Netflix)

According to horror-focused Netflix streaming data, provided by Edelman marketing, these movies (in no particular order) made viewers turn away before they could even get to the climax:

Specifically, the data points out that most viewers tend to bail after watching around 70 per cent of these movies. Admittedly, there are several reasons someone might stop watching a movie at that point. The film could be getting too violent, too graphic, or even too silly.

But if these movies sucked that bad, people would stop watching much earlier on. When you have an all-you-can-watch-at-home buffet like Netflix, not that many people watch a terrible movie for a full hour hoping it gets better.

The 70 per cent mark is usually right before crap tends to hit the fan in these types of flicks, so it’s not the worst indicator of a film being too intense to finish.

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I’ve seen most of these movies and can attest that several of them are pretty great for a variety of reasons. In particular, The Conjuring and Veronica are movies I’d recommend if you haven’t seen them already (also The Ritual, which came out recently and isn’t listed). Cabin Fever probably won’t blow you away, but it’s disturbing and freak-out-worthy in its own right.


    • That’s the remake of Cabin Fever too. Not great, certainly not as fun as the original but seems weird to put up with the first 2/3 to give up then. I don’t recall anything terribly nasty in the remake, although to be honest it wasn’t a terribly memorable movie at all. So maybe people just got bored and turned it off.

      Human Centipede 2 is strange… I can understand people finding it repulsive. But I mean the story is right there up front so it’s not like you’d start watching it thinking “Oh is this a rom com” and get blindsided…

      Bit surprised at the Conjuring being on the list. It’s a pretty good movie, though a fairly typical haunting type movie. Haven’t seen Veronica but it sounds similar. Wonder why people stopped watching those two. Obviously they won’t have stats but it’d be interesting to know.

      • I watched Cabin fever when it first came out and saw it again the other night.. Normally they try to get you to have some sort of empathy for the characters before they kill them off but they were all horrible people

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