10 New Netflix Horror Movie Suggestions – Jan 2013

Herner Klenthur

As of late Netflix has seen quite the resurgence as its stock price rockets up to new highs after dropping to record lows. I was frankly really worried that Netflix might go the way of the mocking-bird and thankfully it seems it will stay with us for some time to come.

Netflix for me has always been a great service at a great price and a very inexpensive way for me to experience horror movies I would never buy but still want to see at some point. Like many of you I have bills and can’t buy every horror movie that comes out and Netflix means I get more access to my favorite genre with less expenditure.

We regularly like to share lists of horror movies on Netflix worth checking out and this is my latest contribution of new horror movie releases and old horror movies classics that you can watch on Netflix.

The Hole

Joe Dante’s The Hole is a throw back to the classic teen horror movies of the 90’s. Joe Dante is best known for his work on Gremlins which is a cult classic and although The Hole doesn’t compare in style or overall quality it is still a pretty solid horror film.

The Hole is the story of two brothers and their attractive neighbor who discover a hole in their garage that is a gateway to something very evil. True to form when you find a hole filled with Evil it always wants to come out and raise a little hell.

Red State

Kevin Smith’s RED STATE critics declared was one of the best horror movies of the year. I am a huge Kevin Smith fan and own almost every movie he has ever directed and written. That said I think Red State fell flat with me mainly because it was billed as this monumental original film and it was not.

RED State is the story of a nut job religious group that has brutal and sadistic habits. It is a movie well worth watching on Netflix but I am not sure its quite as good as many critics made it out to be.


I have not yet watched VHS because I have an issue with it on a personal level. That said every time we talk about this movie its split right down the middle and always starts an argument.

People either love it or they hate it which makes it hard for fans who have not seen it to decide if its worth renting or buying. I definitely plan to watch it on Netflix at some point and now you can to.

The Frighteners

I cant help but include The Frightener’s which is one of the best horror comedies of all time. Back before Lord of the Rings made Peter Jackson a house hold name he was doing great films like Dead Alive and The Frightener’s. This film has made a few of our top lists including an earlier Best Horror Movies on Netflix.

It is the story of a con artist who actually can see ghosts but uses his skills to line his own pockets. This quickly changes when he encounters a truly dangerous spirit to thwart.


HELL is a new film from Roland Emmerich which got very little fanfare but for me is one of the best apocalyptic horror films I have seen in many years. Roland Emmerich has directed two other apocalyptic movies Independence Day and The Day After tomorrow but they are nothing like HELL.

Unlike the two films I just mentioned which were cgi laden big budget popcorn movies HELL is a stark brutal indie film that looks at the end of the world through a very dark lens. If you liked The Road but wanted more action then HELL is for you. A must see.


Snow Town is in a word one of the most brutal movies I have ever seen. It is a true story about an Australian killer and his accomplices who not only helped him but covered up his crimes. The brutality on the screen and the implied violence reminiscent of the Jaws effect left a mark on me.

I have seen gorier movies but Snow Town is grimy, gross and hard to stomach. I do not want to see it again but I am glad I did if only to stare into the evil eye of humanity.


When I reviewed Insidious and said I neither loved it or hated it I got a pile of hate mail and negative comments from readers. Over time though I have come to discover that I am not the only one who liked but did not love Insidious.

I thought it was a nice throw back to ghost stories of the 70’s and 80’s but it was by no means a master piece or all that genre bending which many critics implied it was. Streaming now on Netflix if you have not seen it you should as those who do love it are very passionate about it.

The Theatre Bizarre

Much like VHS this one is on my watch list for the weekend. I have included it on the list because many of our writers included it on their Best Horror of 2012 lists.

Theatre Bizarre is a gory over the top horror anthology which includes horror icons like Tom Savini and Debbie Rochon.


AAAH Zombies aka Wasting Away made my list of new zombie movies worth watching which I posted last weekend. It’s a really funny take on the classic zombie movie with a twist. If you like films like Return of the Living Dead you will love Aah Zombies. It’s a must see.

The Evil Dead

Last on my list and the most important on this list is Evil Dead. Its been on Netflix for a while but with the remake about to hit theaters I hope by including it on this list that our younger readers who have never seen the movie will watch it. Directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell Evil Dead is considered one of the 5 greatest horror movies of all time by almost every die-hard horror fan.


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      1. Fred Jordan January 26, 2013 at 8:42 pm

        Remains is a very good zombie movie. It is based on the Steve Niles comic book. It is also streaming on Netflix.

        • Herner Klenthur January 26, 2013 at 8:59 pm

          great suggestion Fred I am going to include it on a future article. I enjoyed it as well.

      2. Bob B (@bob101910) January 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm

        American Horror Story season 1 was added recently as well. I know it’s not a movie, but it certainly feels like one.

        I’ll watch the ones on this list that I haven’t seen yet. Few interesting ones that I’ve never heard of

      3. Raymond February 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

        Mutants, Pontypol, Berlin Underground, Autumn and Exit Humanity were all watchable zombie films. The Woman which wasn’t a zombie movie was good.

      4. Jeff February 24, 2013 at 3:32 am

        Thanks for this. I find horror to be one of the more difficult sections to find good movies on netflix. I agree with your opinion completely on Snow Town, Red State, and Evil Dead, so I’m going to bookmark this and watch the rest of the list starting tonight with Insidious.

      5. Wayne Burke March 9, 2013 at 6:21 am

        This top ten list was very helpful. Thanks alot Netflix is sometimes hard to navigate. I know there is thousands of good movies but knowing what they are is tough. I will watch your top ten. Thanks again!!!

      6. seito March 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm

        Check out The Shrine. Perfectly adequate for Netflix viewing.

      7. Jennifer March 16, 2013 at 7:58 pm

        Tried to locate Snow Town and Aaah Zombies with no success. Seems they have been removed from netflix.

        • quiznax April 8, 2013 at 7:41 pm

          Search ” The Snow Town Murders” its still up…

      8. Pam COrreale March 19, 2013 at 12:56 am

        I read the review for Snow Town and tried to put it on Netflix but it is NOT on Netflix. Why can’t I get it?

        • Staci April 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm

          it’s the snowtown murders

        • Herner Klenthur April 7, 2013 at 6:56 pm

          Staci is right its one word. My bad. Thanks Staci for helping the community

      9. daisy lynz March 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm

        hoping to see more walking dead , us marshals , teen wolf series , classics like creature from the black lagoon, beauty and the beast 1976, slipper and the rose, ect, the barbie movies.

      10. Liam Marlowe March 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm

        I can’t find the evil dead on here

      11. Morgan March 23, 2013 at 6:09 pm

        Insidious is an awesome movie it’s a must watch!

        • Morgan March 23, 2013 at 6:09 pm

          go watch it

      12. Ryan March 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

        Search for snow town as one word, ‘snowtown’

        • Herner Klenthur April 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

          thanks for helping out with the tip

      13. Timm March 26, 2013 at 11:57 pm

        Watched Snowtown Murders from this review and the movie was simply awful. Nothing happened for the entire first hour. Couldn’t understand anything the (bad) actors said. Terrible film.

        • Herner Klenthur March 27, 2013 at 12:06 am

          Timm perhaps I should have been more clear. The movie is very dry, very slow and incredibly shocking. Definitely not for everyone

        • quiznax April 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm

          I thought it was an awesome delight. If you want incredibly boring try watching Hell.

        • Herner Klenthur April 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm

          Liked snowtown but agree its slow. I also loved Roland emmerichs hell

      14. Brandon April 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm

        Snow Town seemed interesting to me but its not in netflix anywhere, not even available on the DVD side.

        • Herner Klenthur April 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

          snowtown is one word. sorry for mixing it up.

      15. Sarah April 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm

        Exit Humanity was a great movie. I definitely recommend it!

      16. quiznax April 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm

        Look for “The Killer Inside Me” with Casey Affleck. That one was a fun shocker.

        • Herner Klenthur April 8, 2013 at 9:24 pm

          Agree great suggestion

        • Ash April 9, 2013 at 5:27 am

          I couldn’t bring myself to watch the killer inside me again, because of ‘that’ scene. It’s brutal to the extreme, how could he! I want to save her….

        • Herner Klenthur April 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

          Its a BRUTAL movie but a well crafted one.

      17. Ash April 9, 2013 at 5:22 am

        I do enjoy hearing about the general consensus within North America on individual films. It fascinates me how differently a film can be received critically over here in the UK. For example, critics and fans alike did not think much of Red State. It hardly got a sniff at the cinemas. Insidious too was given average reviews and no one saw it at the cinema. It did grow a cult following though and did considerably better on DVD. I actually enjoyed both the fore mentioned films but agree that both were hugely flawed.
        I must urge you to watch V/H/S though Herner. It’s a gem.

        • Herner Klenthur April 9, 2013 at 11:25 pm

          I will suck it up and catch it on NETFLIX :)

      18. Jason April 13, 2013 at 6:30 am

        Dude… watching The Snowtown Murders now… I was going to watch Irreversible but it’s not on Netflix anymore. For a truly disturbing film watch Antichrist… it was on Netflix a few months ago… not sure if it is now though

      19. Teale April 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm

        Thanks to netflix for streaming the original evil dead…I was invited to a premiere of the new one Nd had never seen the original…it gave a great frame of reference for seeing evil dead 2013. Which I really liked. Although I am really gory-phobic. Thrillers are more my style…but if you are into these kind of movies the new one, in my estimation, is better than the original and has a number of laughs….

        • Herner Klenthur April 13, 2013 at 8:11 pm

          I am glad to hear it got you to see the original which is a classic. Shame you didnt contribute a review when you did go to the premiere would have been nice to get your perspective :)

      20. Ryan D April 14, 2013 at 12:23 am

        Thanks Herner for putting Hell on your list; I was iffy and hesitant to watch it. But once you comapred it to “The Road” and said it was even more violent, that is all it took for me to try it…and I’m glad I did; what a great post apocalyptic movie…very creepy with good horror tension.

        • Herner Klenthur April 14, 2013 at 12:33 am

          Hey Ryan I am glad you like it. So many did not give the movie a chance and it really does deserve more recognition.

      21. Ryan D April 14, 2013 at 2:46 am

        I saw this unique Philippines movie called “The Road”; I kinda liked it.

        I have to tell you, I just switched from Canadian Netflix to US Netflix and your horror and thriller selection is so much more then we get here. I watch a couple of low budget zombie movies and US Netflix gives me 30 more I might like. Here’s the trailer below for “The Road”

        • Herner Klenthur April 14, 2013 at 3:45 am

          I also watched The Road on NETFLIX and it got great reviews but I for one found it lackluster

      22. Jennifer H April 18, 2013 at 2:50 am

        I have seen a good chunk of these, most of them I loved. The Innkeepers had got a lot of good reviews, I checked it out but found it to be actually quite boring. I can definitely understand why V/H/S has been a love it or hate it kind of movie. I personally loved it, it had one part in particular that completely creeped me out and stuck with me. I did feel they could of gave us a little more explanation as to what was going on, however they carried the same random feel throughout the whole film so it worked.

        Overall wicked list:)

      23. Michael April 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm

        The Shrine was pretty good, but I have a suggestion for one you didn’t list. You should really watch and review Grave Encounters. Great Movie and full of scary scenes if you like supernatural horror movies! The second one isn’t that great, but I think the first one is worth watching.

      24. dillon May 10, 2013 at 2:12 am

        hell is one of the worst movies i ever seen kept waiting 4 it 2 get better but no such luck shitty acting n just plain boring wouldnt recommend

      25. dillon May 10, 2013 at 2:25 am

        the movie hell was hell just watching cause it sucked so bad wouldn’t even call it a movie its a shit show

        • quiznax May 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm

          cabin in the woods is up on netflix. This is my all time favorite horror movie ever. It encompasses everything awesome about the genre and wraps it up so perfectly. Also tucker and dale vs. evil 2nd favorite.

        • quiznax May 21, 2013 at 10:50 pm

          There was a lot of positive notes about Hell. I had to struggle through this movie expecting something cool to happen. What a let down. My little sister could have written this script. Just boring as hell and nothing good. This movie is NOT horror. Lame..

        • quiznax May 21, 2013 at 11:11 pm

          The film style in V.H.S. is that MTV blair witch influenced make you sick of watching the camera bounce around vibe. Wow, thats original. Yes, it worked in Natural born killers, but is just yuck. Yucky yuck film making. I personally hate the style (if you could call it that) Its a ploy to make you feel the film authenticity. But its contrived and really lazy poop. Can’t stand it.

      26. lovely May 21, 2013 at 1:23 am

        Love insidious :O I give it ★★★★★ stars

      27. Antoine May 25, 2013 at 12:21 am

        I definitely love your enthusiasm towards getting the youth involved in older horror films while I am young myself I have always enjoyed the classics from the shining to Friday the 13th and I wish Netflix would put more classics on demand

      28. mo June 11, 2013 at 1:19 am

        Amber alert was fun.

      29. rony July 8, 2013 at 6:53 am

        Here are some must watch, darkness falls, grave encounters , dont be afraid of the dark, the pact,insidious,the grudge

      30. Groupon-nl December 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm

        It takes a strong heart to LOVE but it takes an even stronger heart to LOVE after its been BROKEN.