Recently there has been a lot of talk streaming giant Netflix’s latest big horror hit, Veronica. The Spanish language horror focuses on a 15-year-old girl who, after a séance with a Ouija board attracts the attention of otherworldly spirits. The film has been an absolute smash hit with many people calling it the scariest film of all time that most people can’t even finish.
But that prompted some people to ask, “what are *the* scariest films on Netflix?”
And Netflix answered, because they seem like pretty cool guys. After a bit of datamining the streaming giant shot the data over to Forbes who went through and found the ten movies so scary that the vast majority of people got 70% of the way through before suddenly turning it off. These movies in no particular order are:
1. Raw – A young woman develops a bizarre taste for meat (you know what kind) after a traumatic college hazing.
2. Cabin Fever (2016) – A remake of a 2002 movie about a bunch of college kids who succumb to a flesh-eating virus after going to a remote cabin.
3. Piranha 3D – A bunch of prehistoric piranhas escape into a lake and begin eating people.
4. Teeth – A girl has teeth in her vagina (it’s good, trust us)
5. The Conjuring – I’ve seen this twice but all I can say is it’s about ghosts.
6. The Human Centipede 2 – Someone sews peoples’ mouths to other peoples’ buttholes.
7. The Void – A screaming Lovecraftian nightmare filled with gory practical effects and monsters.
8. Jeruzelam – Israeli zombies let loose in a historical city.
9. Mexico Barbaro – A Mexican horror anthology.
10. Carnage Park – A young woman taken hostage by two thieves stumble into an enormous compound that is the lair of a vicious killer.
So, how many of these heart-attack inducing terrors have you watched? I think I can stand up and vouch for The Conjuring, The Void, Teeth, Raw are genuinely good horror movies but only The Conjuring will actually scare you. Piranha is stupid fun but it’s *good* stupid fun, while the Cabin Fever remake is just stupid fun without the good. You should just watch the original instead.
As for The Human Centipede? I’m not surprised people turned it off. It’s unwatchable rubbish and is so ridiculously over the top in its attempts to gross you out it feels like the movie maker hates you (yes you, specifically you). That leaves three; Jeruzelam, Mexico Barbaro and Carnage Park which look… good but I’m not entirely convinced by Jeruzelam simply because of its name.
Mexico Barbaro looks good though.
On a more serious note, Netflix is adamant that people didn’t turn these movies off because they were bad but at least two of them (Cabin Fever and The Human Centipede) are movies that I have turned off in the past because of how bad they were.
You should definitely give some of the others a go though!