Looks like a rainy weekend is coming up, perfect for staying in and diving into some horror movies. With Halloween just around the corner, it’s prime time for horror fans. And if you’re one of them, you’ve probably been planning a movie marathon for a while now.
We know with all the movie suggestions out there, it’s almost impossible to find a film that hasn’t been recommended yet – especially those rated above a 7. But we’ve tried to pick some movies that you might not have seen yet and are totally worth watching if you’re looking for something different that’ll keep you glued to the screen.
Here are 4 movies on Netflix that have everything you’re looking for: they’re all around 90 minutes, they’re horror, and there’s a good chance you’ll find a hidden gem.
NERVE (1H 30 MIN)
Vee is a somewhat shy high school student who signs up for Nerve, an online truth or dare game. The twist? She has to play in front of a live audience who’s watching her every move and can send messages. At first, Vee’s having fun, but as she moves up the levels, she realizes it’s a life-or-death situation.
The movie stars Emma Roberts and Dave Franco and is directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost (the guys behind “Catfish” in 2010). It’s a great pick if you’re looking for something that feels like a mix of “The Hunger Games” and “Black Mirror.
UNFRIENDED (1H 23 MIN)
More and more movies are being told entirely through a computer screen. That means the story unfolds using apps like Skype, Facebook, or Google. The first one to do this was “Unfriended” (2014), directed by Levan Gabriadze. They made the movie on a shoestring budget of just a million bucks, but the cool concept caught on and it raked in 62 million dollars at the box office.
The story kicks off with the suicide of Laura Barns, a girl who took her own life after a video of her passing out and having an accident at a party went viral. A year later, her friends are chatting on Skype when they get a message from a user named ‘billie227’, which used to be Laura’s account.
CIRCLE (1H 26 MIN)
If you’re into stories that test people’s morals and kinda play God, then “Circle” (2015) might be right up your alley. The plot is straightforward. A bunch of folks wake up in a dark room, each standing in a circle. They can’t step out of it because if they do, they’ll get zapped. They quickly figure out they have to decide among themselves who gets killed next, or else the choice gets made for them.
This thriller is especially creepy because it keeps making you wonder what you’d do if you were in that deadly game. Would you try to save yourself or do what you think is right?
THE RITUAL (1H 34 MIN)
A bunch of buddies want to take a vacation together but aren’t quite sure what to do. As they’re leaving a pub, robbers attack and kill one of them. Six months later, the rest of the group heads to Sweden for a hike to pay tribute to their fallen friend, Rob. Not long into their journey, they stumble upon a brutally killed bear. It’s the first sign they should turn back and get out of there ASAP.
David Bruckner’s (the guy behind “The Night House”) movie is pure horror. It doesn’t rely on fancy effects or over-the-top scenes to spook viewers. It’s like a chilling descent into madness where you’re always on edge, unsure of where you are or what might jump out next. As our review says, it’s “a journey full of mysteries that masterfully keeps you guessing and constantly surprises.”
Wrapping it up, if you’re looking for a weekend filled with suspense, chills, and mind-bending narratives, these four films on Netflix are sure to deliver. They’re the perfect mix of unseen gems and spine-tingling horror, making them ideal for the season. So, with the rain pouring outside and Halloween vibes in the air, grab your favorite blanket, some popcorn, and dive into these captivating tales. And who knows? You might just discover your new favorite horror flick. Happy watching!