Certainly, enduring one of the most terrifying years in recent history should have emboldened even the most delicate viewer to sit down and watch a few horror movies—and there were plenty of great ones to choose. The best part about it? You can watch them all from the comfort of your own home, with the lights on and a free bucket of popcorn. These films run the gamut of emotion, from grief to guilt and tremendous cabin fever—things we can all relate to, not only this year but always. These offerings include siblings wracked with regret, survivors of domestic abuse, and mothers barely keeping it together for their families.
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Mastering a scare is something that only the most gifted of directors can manage, and there are a lot of films out that that fall very short when trying to terrify their audience. Below, we rank all the horror films that will genuinely scare you — click through the gallery to see what made the cut. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more.
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Sometimes you just need a good scare — and these horror movies on Netflix are more than happy to help. From stories about terrorizing young children hello Jacob Tremblay! So, after gathering friends via a Netflix watch party — and plenty of snacks — do hold onto your popcorn tightly.
The relationship between horror movies and nudity is almost as cliched as porn films and bad acting: the two are inherently genetically related. Part of that is because you're never more vulnerable than when you've got no clothes on, but there's also the fact that sexuality and the blur into animal behaviour is closest during intercourse. That's why vampires went from horrible monsters to sex objects, you bloody perverts. A lot of the time, sex is used smartly for provocation in horror: it's supposed to make you feel things and to be shocked by the idea of something that brings life possibly ending it. And obviously, because not all film-makers are as smart as the people who dream up those dynamics, there are also a lot of films that use sex to cheaply sell their terrible horror films.