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.