A good horror movie is a fantastic way to spend Halloween. But the best horror movies are not always easy to find.
You have to know where you can find them, and what genre they’ll be in so that they will fit your mood for the night.
Netflix is a good example of a film streaming service that has a lot of horror movies.
That’s why we reached out to our readers and asked them for their favorite horror films on Netflix in Canada. Here are the top picks:
The Ritual (2017)
Four friends Hutch (Robert James-Collier), Rob (Rafe Spall), Dom (Sam Troughton), and Phil (Arsher Ali) reunite for a hiking trip in Sweden after a long time.
However, their trip takes a turn for the worse when one of them, Rob, gets injured and they’re forced to take a shortcut through the forest.
During a raging storm, they take shelter in an abandoned house and are subjected to supernatural events that test their friendship. The movie concludes with the four of them finally arriving at the lodge, albeit traumatized.
The Ritual is an effectively spooky horror movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The acting is good, and the plot is well-developed.
It feels very alien, which makes the events that are occurring seem more unnatural. You are never sure whether to root for or hate any one of them, so it maintains a sense of mystery that keeps you intrigued throughout the film.
The Witch (2015)
So there was this family of five kids who were trying to farm and live devoutly Christian lives in the New England wilderness in 1630.
But things went bad when their newborn son vanished and they started to turn on each other. Then, things got really bad when they realized that an inconceivable evil was preying on them…
The Witch is a well-done horror movie that is sure to send chills down your spine. The acting is amazing, and the plot is well-developed.
You are never sure who to root for or hate, so it maintains a sense of mystery that keeps you intrigued throughout the film.
There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021)
Makani moves to Nebraska to live with her grandma, but all of her friends start getting killed. The movie is about the murders and how Makani tries to stop them while dealing with her own dark past.
There’s Someone Inside Your House is a great horror movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The plot is very suspenseful and well-executed, and the acting is top-notch.
The movie is very gory and violent, but it’s definitely worth watching. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves horror movies.
Apostle is a movie about Thomas Richardson. He goes to an island to find his sister who has been kidnapped by a religious cult. As he digs deeper into the secrets of the cult, it becomes clear that they will regret the day they baited him.
Apostle is a well-shot, beautifully acted film that balances the horror of the cult with personal drama. It’s one of those movies where you don’t know if it’s real or not, but either way, it’ll make you think twice before opening your door to strangers knocking.
Wilfred James is a farmer who lives in the state of Nebraska. He has a wife named Arlette and a teenage son named Henry. Wilfred is very proud and does not want anyone to tell him what to do, especially his wife.
When Arlette inherits some land from her family, Wilfred murders her so that he can keep the land for himself. Shortly after, strange and supernatural things start happening to Wilfred and his farm.
Is it just bad luck, or is something more sinister going on?
I really enjoyed this movie. It was suspenseful and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. The acting was great and the story was very well done. I would definitely recommend checking it out if you’re a fan of horror movies.
A videographer responds to an advert on Craigslist for a one-day job in a remote mountain town to video the last messages of a dying man. The videographer arrives at the location, only to find that the job is not what it seems.
The client is not who he seems to be, and the videographer begins to fear for his life. He tries to leave but finds that he is unable to do so. The client then begins to threaten him, and the videographer realizes that he is in danger.
The movie centers on a family who is dealing with the death of their mother and sister. Annie and her husband Steve have a son Peter and a daughter Charlie.
Annie’s mother passed away, which was upsetting because she suffered from mental issues. The family also has a grandmother who died as well.
The older generation in the family passed down truths about death, but it never occurred to them that those truths would have an impact on their children because they were just little girls at the time.
When Annie’s mother dies, her daughter starts to experience strange things that are linked to the truths that were handed down as stories.
A teenage girl, Verónica, is struggling with taking care of her family. Her father died recently and she had to take care of three siblings while her mother was at work.
She felt that something bad was going to happen to them while they were playing the Ouija board. They all went up on the roof of the school while they waited for a solar eclipse, which happened to be during an active recess period.
They wanted to contact their dead relatives but the session goes wrong and something happened with Verónica. She ran away from home because she was scared that ghosts would hurt her siblings if she told anyone what happened.
The sister at the school advised her not to get in contact with the ghost anymore or else it would come after her and take her away.
Verónica thought that it might be the only way to save her siblings and herself so she began getting weaker and weaker, which was a sign of possession.
She started seeing things in the house but no one believed her because they were normal occurrences.
Her visions became more intense and horrifying including Sister Narcissa telling them to look out cause something bad is coming their way, who was later revealed to be death itself come to get Verónica because she’s become possessed by the evil spirit.
The plot of this movie is set in a secluded cabin in the woods. The main character is a deaf woman who lives in an isolated cabin in the middle of nowhere. When there is a knock at her door, she’s expecting it to be the peace and quiet she so craves.
The plot of the movie revolves around the main character being stalked by an unknown assassin, with nothing but silence as she tries to protect herself from harm.
The Platform (2019)
The Platform is a film that follows two prisoners who live in a deep hole and fight for their rights to the descending platform. The Platform aims to create a sense of solidarity amongst all of the residents who are imprisoned there.
The film stars Iván Massagué, Eusebio Poncela, and Laia Costa. It follows two inmates living on each level of a mysterious platform that descends with food for all of them, leading to an inhuman fight for survival.
Eli turns out to be a child who has been living with his mother and siblings in an old cabin deep in the forest.
He suffers from an auto-immune disorder and spends most of his time at home with his mother, as he is too weak for school.
One day they find Eli is not as weak as they thought and the boy recovers fully.
His mom realizes that their house was unsafe and she had to move elsewhere with her children.
Ellison Oswalt moves his family into a house but he does not tell them. He believes that the crime was done by a man who is now in prison, but after digging deeper, Ellison begins to believe something else.
He starts researching the crime and interviews the man in jail about it, but then discovers more than just what happened during the time of the crime.
The movie is about a girl who has an erotica internet show. One day, her followers suddenly drop and she finds out that someone has stolen her followers by pretending to be her.
She also finds out that the person who stole her identity is filming sexual videos with other young women.
The movie is scary and at times very tense. The main character has a hard time trying to figure out why her followers are being stolen. It’s an erotic horror type of movie so it can get weird too.
I recommend watching this movie even if you’re not into these types of movies because it’s good for a change of pace.
The Perfection (2018)
The movie is about an ambitious young musical prodigy who finds herself locked in a game of cat-and-mouse with her admired mentor, Elizabeth.
After Charlotte (Allison Williams) sends Elizabeth (Logan Browning) an email out of the blue, they meet up for dinner where Charlotte tells her that she admires how her dedication to teaching, but she would like to help her explore new techniques to use with music students.
Elizabeth invites Charlotte to come to play at the conservatory where she teaches. It is clear that something isn’t right when there is no one in the building beside them and she takes Charlotte to a studio in the basement.
A brother and sister are running a scam. They are selling fake ghost detectors to people who have lost loved ones.
When they go to an old house, they find out the terrible things that happened there. A bad guy killed lots of girls there, so now it is haunted. The sister doesn’t know what’s real or not because she can’t sleep well or take her medicine for her head.
Overall, I thought the movie was decent. The plot was interesting and kept me engaged throughout. The acting was good and the characters were likable and relatable.
I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for a decent horror film that isn’t packed with the usual Hollywood tropes.
Gerald’s Game (2017)
The movie Gerald’s Game is about a married couple, Gerald and Jessie, who go to a remote retreat to try and save their marriage. Gerald starts playing a game with Jessie where he handcuffs her to the bed.
While he’s in the bathroom, Jessie starts to panic and struggle to get free. She starts seeing visions of her past and things that have happened to her. Eventually, she gets free and runs from the house.
Crimson Peak (2015)
I recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good mystery because there is a ton of suspense and the entire plotline unfolds slowly and carefully. The movie starts with Edith telling her story of how she met Thomas Sharpe.
They eventually marry and move to his home far away from everything she has known. She soon learns that not everything is as it seems when ghosts of the past come out of the woodwork and starts to haunt her.
This movie is all about mystery and suspense, so there isn’t much gore or violence seen in the film– but plenty of spooky ghosts!
Under the Shadow (2016)
Shideh is a woman who is trying to return to medical school in Iran during the 1980s. However, she is barred from returning by the dean. Shideh’s husband, Iraj, is then sent to work in a war zone, and she refuses to move in with his parents. She instead decides to stay in their apartment with their daughter Dorsa and their maid.
Dorsa is afraid of demons, and her Jane Fonda workout tape disappears. A missile hits their building, and the neighbors decide to leave Tehran. However, Shideh decides to stay in the apartment with Dorsa.
Dorsa becomes more disturbed as time goes on, Andideh begins to believe that there is an evil entity in the apartment. She also recalls reading about Djinns, which are said to attach themselves to people for protection.
From hereon, Shideh begins finding clues that lead her to believe that there is an evil spirit attached to Dorsa.
The movie Oculus is about a brother and sister who are trying to destroy an ancient mirror that they believe is responsible for their family tragedy.
Their father bought the mirror for their new family home, and their mother started to change after looking at it. Their father killed their mother, and then he killed himself.
The siblings believe that the mirror is haunted and that it caused all of the problems in their family. They are determined to destroy it, but they have to face many obstacles along the way.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
This movie is a psychological thriller. It takes place in a small Irish town in the 1990s. The story follows a 16-year-old boy who befriends a cardiothoracic surgeon with a perfect family.
It starts off with the death of his father on the operating table and is told from the perspective of Martin, the 16-year-old boy throughout. He is then taken in by Steven Murphy and is accepted into his life with his wife and kids.
Throughout, he has an uneasy feeling about what’s going on but is unable to do anything about it.
In the end, when everything is falling apart, he realizes that it’s because of him that this happened to them and then he has to make an unendurable decision that requires a pure sacrifice to cleanse the soul.
His House (2020)
The movie starts by introducing Mekobo, a South Sudanese man who leaves his wife and children to go to a refugee camp. His House then shows how he crosses the desert and takes a boat to an English town called Mossley.
Disoriented by the change in culture, he is drawn into a world of addiction and crime.
His House follows him as he struggles with addiction and as he has to deal with the troubling feeling that something is not quite right about his new homeland.
In the end, you find out that there’s been a dark secret hidden beneath the surface of the town for many years.
The Silence (2019)
“Silence” is a movie that was released in 2019. The movie follows a deaf teenager and her family who are placed into a remote refuge only to discover it’s being run by a cult.
The people there are eager to exploit the woman’s heightened senses so she finds herself having to fight for her own safety amongst them all.
A woman is renovating an old Victorian house when she gets a knock on the door one night. A stranger enters her home and ends up being an unexpected guest.
The wife’s suspicions that her husband isn’t being faithful to her are confirmed when he starts to act really nice to the stranger’s two kids. She soon figures out that this stranger is actually her husband.
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Doctor Sleep (2019) is about a man named Danny Torrance who tries to get his life in order after struggling with alcoholism and abuse for 30 years.
His past finally catches up with him when he meets a little girl named Abra Stone who is bright and shining. Things go downhill fast when Danny starts realizing that people are out to hunt down Abra for their own needs.
In the Tall Grass (2019)
In the Tall Grass is a thriller that follows two siblings who become lost in a field of tall grass while trying to rescue another young boy. When they find him, he tells them to go back because while they were gone things started happening.
This terrifies the siblings and forces them to try not only to get out of the field but make sure what happened doesn’t happen again.
Bird Box (2018)
A mysterious force wipes out most of the world’s population and so survivors live in a constant state of fear. A woman and her children find refuge at a house and plan to journey down a river to find safety.
The family must travel blindfolded as they cannot see any of the horrors that have caused the world’s demise.
Saint Maud (2019)
Saint Maud is a nurse who takes care of Amanda, a retired dancer with cancer. Maud becomes obsessed with saving Amanda’s soul from eternal damnation and starts to see her as possessed.
Maud’s faith and convictions eventually lead to a break in their relationship, which spirals her mind into a state of paranoia and doubt. When Maud’s fever breaks, the consequences are devastating and terrifying.
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
The Cabin in the Woods is about five teenagers that are heading to a secluded cabin for a weekend. They soon find that they are all alone, cut off from society with no contact with the outside world.
When they go downstairs to do some investigating, they find an odd assortment of items. None of them know what they are looking at until one girl reads from a book.
The zombies were now awake and eating everyone alive. That is when they realized “there’s so much more going on”.
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
The movie follows the story of Los Angeles artists who are desperate to make a name for themselves in the contemporary art world.
They are willing to do whatever it takes, even if it means working with big-money collectors and compromising their values. However, when art collides with commerce, things quickly spiral out of control.
The father, in Cargo (2017), is trying to find someone who can protect his daughter from the epidemic that has spread throughout Australia. Luckily, he meets a man who is willing to help him.
However, the man has to go on a journey in order to find someone who can protect the daughter. The father stays behind with his daughter and tries to survive until the man comes back.
The Old Ways (2020)
Cristina is a journalist of Mexican heritage who goes to her family’s home in Veracruz to research a tale about witchcraft and healing. She is abducted by a group of locals who accuse her of being the devil incarnate.
Cristina tries to escape but fails. After being tortured by the group of locals for days, she is taken to be beheaded just as it starts raining.
The rain causes her captors to flee and the scene is only then interrupted by two cloaked figures that kill her murderers with knives just before they can finish what they started.
We Summon the Darkness (2019)
The movie is about Alexis, Val, and Beverly who are on their way to a heavy metal concert in the hot summer of 1988. As they head off to the concert, they come across three young hard rockers named Dylan, Jayden, and Ryan.
Dylan was the one who seduced Alexis which made her best friends Val and Beverly mad. Alexis’s husband comes home early from work and he discovers what is going on with his wife.
He ends up confronting her in the kitchen where she slaps him in the face. Her husband then leaves never to return.
To find out how this ends you have to watch this movie!
Thanks for checking out our list of the best horror movies on Netflix to watch in Canada. Be sure to check back soon as we’ll be updating it with new and exciting titles. That’s it from our side, so enjoy streaming some horror movies!