25 Best Horror Movies For Teens Ever Ranked

Want to watch something scary but tired of typical bloodshed? We’ve got you covered with a list of the Best Horror Movies on Netflix in Canada!

The horror genre is a popular choice amongst the masses yet finding the best scary movies in Canada can be a difficult task.

It’s a common perception that horror movies are all about gory accidents, bloodshed, and monsters; but you’d be surprised when you go through these movies because there’s so much more to the genre! Gone are the days when horror movies just had an exorcism story to tell.

You can now have a bone-chilling fright, while also feeling giddy for the romantic couple. Witches, zombies, vampires, and demons have got a whole new meaning, thanks to technology. With the 3d effects and awesome cinematics, the witch on your screen is bound to make your teeth chatter!

How to choose the perfect scary movie for yourself though? Easy! Just sit back and go through this list of the Best Horror Movies Canada Netflix, and you’d have a pick in no time. Just make sure that nobody’s peeking from under the bed or behind the curtains!

25. Signs (2002)


Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Writers: M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

IMDb Rating:6.8 /10

Love aliens? This movie is for you! The plot is about a young man losing faith because his partner meets a brutal accident and passes away. Hurt, disappointed, and disbelieving, Graham Hess tries to start his life over at a farm with his family.

What Graham sees next is quite unusual: his cornfields start to have corn circles out of the blue. Graham and his family try to wrap their heads around this sudden development when the world starts thinking that this might be the work of aliens.

24. Paranorman (2012)


Director: Chris Butler, Sam Fell

Writers: Chris Butler

Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

Norman Babcock has a power that makes him a ‘Paranorman’; He can communicate with the dead. Naturally, when Norman tells of his abilities, he’s scoffed at. All accept his new friend Neil, believe that he’s a great storyteller and that he’s fooling people.

Amidst the struggle of getting acceptance, Norman’s uncle makes him go through an annual ritual that is said to protect the town. However, all hell breaks loose during this ritual because of the dead rising and the arrival of a powerful witch.

23. 1408 (2007)


Director: Mikael Håfström

Writers: Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski

Cast: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub

IMDb Rating:6.8/10

Set in Los Angeles, this movie is about a writer who’s known for writing haunted stories. His work has scary mentions of graveyards, haunted hotels, and other places. When he has to travel to New York for a work trip, he decides to stay in an out-of-bounds room at a hotel.

The cursed room is known for taking the lives of 50 people but the ecstatic writer insists the authorities let him stay in there, and that’s when he finds the horrors contained within that room.

22. The Visit (2015)


Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Writers: M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Becca and Tyler have to stay for a week at their grandparent’s house because of their parents’ travelling. What first seems like an extremely boring trip, turns out to be an absolute horror for the siblings.

Becca realizes the discord within the family and to help them bond with each other, she decides to make a documentary. During her inquiries, she unearths dark secrets about her grandparents which deeply disturb the two siblings.

21. The Final Girls (2015)


Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Writers: M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller

Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam Devine, Thomas Middleditch

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

This story is about a group of friends that reluctantly decide to watch a tribute to an ill-famed slasher film. The film has Max’s mother in a leading role and the frenzy of watching that dies soon because Max and her friends get transported inside the silver screen.

They soon realize that their surroundings and even the people are exactly like the horrific movie. In an attempt to go back to the real world, Max befriends the characters and has to go through bloodshed and chaos, scene by scene.

20. Split (2016)


Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Writers: M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Widely regarded as one of the Best Horror Movies Canada Netflix, this story is about Kevin and his Psychiatrist friend. Kevin suffers from a psychological disorder that makes his Doctor see 23 different personalities of him.

While all of these sides to him have their positive and negative sides, one personality has a dominating nature and eventually makes Kevin abduct 3 teenage girls. Kevin must now put up a battle with himself and also endure the chaos which is breaking around him.

19. Scooby-Doo (2002)


Director: Raja Gosnell

Writers: James Gunn, Craig Titley, William Hanna,

Cast: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

IMDb Rating:5.2 /10

We all are accustomed to seeing the Mystery Inc. gang sticking through adventures together but this movie has them living apart for two years. An invitation to Spooky Island makes them come together after a long time and explore a thrilling amusement park.

Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby realize that this park has mysteriously lured youngsters and has strange effects on them. The gang must crack the secret behind the park’s horrific doings.

18. Jaws (1975)


Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb

Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Love to see some wild action? This movie is for you! The story is about a shark-attack victim whose remains are found by the new Sheriff. After the shock and sorrow surpass, the victim’s mother announces to heavily reward the person who manages to hunt down the shark.

The waters are soon crowded with eager hunters and fishermen but every encounter with the monster results in calamities. The cinematic scenes of the humongous shark are alone enough to make this movie one of the Best Horror Movies Canada Netflix!

17. A Quiet Place (2018)


Director: John Krasinski

Writers: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski

Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Newyork city has to go through terrible isolation because of some predators taking over. The Abbots are struggling to survive in this new era of quarantine, and they must be careful about not making a single sound.

If they are careless and go about ruining the silence of the city, they might end up inviting all of these entities again. The muted dystopia hasn’t seen the monsters for over 12 months, which results in celebrations.

The joyous civilians might destabilize the city and now, the Abbots must remain as discreet as ever.

16. Insidious (2010)


Director: James Wan

Writers: Leigh Whannell

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

When little Dalton has to undergo a mysterious event in his attic, the whole family rushes him to the hospital. There, they find out that his trauma has landed Dalton in an incurable coma.

Desperate for help, Dalton’s parents try every solution without success and finally approach the renowned paranormal investigator, Elise Rainier.

Elise soon realizes that the reason behind Dalton’s condition might not just be medical and that some unwelcome entities are after the poor kid.

15. The Ring (American Remake) (2002)


Director: Gore Verbinski

Writers: Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki, Hiroshi Takahashi

Cast: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Despite its rating, this movie cuts through being one of the Best Horror Movies Canada Netflix. The story is about a journalist, Rachel Keller, who’s supposed to be studying a murder case. The horrific videotape attached to this case is said to have claimed the lives of four teenagers.

It also has a legend to it that says that whoever watches the tape shall die within 7 days. Now, Rachel must battle with time itself to safeguard her life and family from the curse of the videotape.

14. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)


Director: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller

Writers: John Landis, George Clayton Johnson, Richard Matheson

Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

This movie has a unique format with 4 segments and each of them has a different story. The first episode is based on a racist man who’s compelled to live in World War II to suffer the outcome of his bigoted views.

Episode 2 is set in a nursing home, where the inhabitants figure out some sort of immortality whereas the third episode is based on a road accident. With the concluding episode having monsters, this movie easily makes it to the list of the Best Horror Movies Canada Netflix!

13. Frankenweenie (2012)


Director: Tim Burton

Writers: Leonard Ripps, Tim Burton, John August

Cast: Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

If you’re thinking that animated movies aren’t too scary, think again! This story takes you through Victor’s saddening struggle of bringing his pet dog back to life. Sparky, the dog, passes away when he’s hit by a car but comes back to help Victor.

At the same time, Victor’s neighbourhood sees destruction at the hands of a bolt-necked monster. Victor and Sparky must now save their locality but with Sparky’s zombie-like appearance, the chaos keeps multiplying.

12. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)


Director: André Øvredal

Writers: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Guillermo del Toro

Cast: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Set in the America of the 60s, this story is about the Bellows Family, who has shadowed the small town of Mill Valley for years. Sarah, a young girl who lives in their mansion, has had a very troubled life.

As the movie progresses, Sarah decides to pen down all the tragic happenings of her life as numerous scary stories. However, these stories may just be more than words on paper for teenagers.

11. The Sixth Sense(1999)


Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Writers: M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

This story is about an experienced psychologist named Malcolm Crowe, who has just received an award for his services. The same night, an ex-patient pays him a visit and to Malcolm’s surprise, looks very upset.

Once Malcolm is done dealing with him, he comes across a curious young patient who claims to see the dead. Crowe is the only one who can help the poor boy but his family is not very happy about it.

With its gripping storyline, there’s no surprise to see it in the list of the Best Horror Movies Canada Netflix!

10. Ghostbusters (1984)


Director: Ivan Reitman

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis

Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

If you love all things scientific, this movie is for you! The story is about 3 professors who indulge in the unethical activity of performing paranormal experiments on their students. It’s not long before they get caught and thrown out of the university but the world of horror doesn’t stop here for them.

The group gets deep into the science of supernatural activities and establishes a group named ‘Ghostbusters’. Soon, their expertise is called upon to free their city from the demons taking over.

9. Monster House (2006)


Director: Gil Kenan

Writers: Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Pamela Pettler

Cast: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Ryan Whitney

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Nebbercracker is a bullying and abusive man who lives down the street, recently being observed by a 13-year-old DJ. The sharp boy sees Nebbercracker breaking the toys of the kids and realizes that his abuses have no end to them.

When DJ is left with his babysitter, he finds out that it’s not Nebbercracker who’s causing havoc, but his house. Desperate to prove that the house is actually a monster DJ has to save his friend from the house and also figure out ways of killing it.

8. Drag Me to Hell (2009)


Director: Sam Raimi

Writers: Ivan Raimi, Sam Raimi

Cast: Alison Lohma, Justin Long, Ruth Livier, Lorna Raver

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

This is a story about Christine Brown, who’s a very competitive individual. At her workplace, she’s currently competing with another worker for a higher-level position. Because of her chaotic life, she ends up refusing a loan to an old lady.

The furious woman curses Christine and from there onwards, everything goes downhill for Christine. When she has to spend days in hell, she realizes the magnitude of her impulsive actions.

7. Poltergeist (1982)


Director: Tobe Hooper

Writers: Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, Mark Victor

Cast: JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Regarded as one of the Best Horror Movies Canada Netflix, this movie takes you through the paranormal struggles of a family trying to live peacefully. Disturbing their otherwise smooth life, at first, the ghost activities are received in a fun way by the family but it doesn’t take long until things get serious.

The poltergeists keep visiting the house and one day, the family’s youngest daughter disappears. Could the poltergeists have anything to do with it?

6. The Gate (1987)


Director: Tibor Takács

Writers: Michael Nankin

Cast: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan

IMDb Rating: 6.0/10

Set in a suburb, this movie is about two boys accidentally unleashing the worst demons known to mankind. After the children’s shock subsides, they realize the gravity of their actions and decide that they’re the ones who’re going to put a stop to it.

What follows is a raging battle put up by the boys, in an attempt to ward off evil. Even though the rating isn’t as high as other movies, the gripping storyline is enough to be counted among the Best Horror Movies Canada Netflix!

5. The Corpse Bride (2005)


Director: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson

Writers: Tim Burton, Carlos Grangel, John August.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

The name itself gives a pretty basic insight into the movie: the bride might not be a typical one. Another one from the animated horror movies, this story is about the arranged marriage of Victor and Appolina.

When Victor is frantically pacing the forest trying to rehearse his lines, he gets hit by a tree branch. Upon investigating, he finds out that this branch is actually a hand and just when he decides to retreat, the hand drags him into another realm.

4. Beetlejuice (1988)


Director: Tim Burton

Writers: Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson, Warren Skaaren

Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

When Barbara and Adam meet their fates in a gruesome accident, the couple realizes that this might not be the end. They come back to live as ghosts in their country home, much to the new residents’ displeasure.

The family currently living in the house decides to scare the ghost couple away but by doing so, attracts the most dangerous spirit, Beetlejuice. Rated as one of the Best Horror Movies Canada Netflix, this movie is sure to keep you hooked till the end!

3. Coraline (2009)


Director: Henry Selick

Writers: Henry Selick, Neil Gaiman

Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Coraline, a young girl gets stuck with living with her parents, to her dismay. Because of boredom and neglect, she starts to explore the house and soon finds a hidden door. The passage that leads to the door is eerily creepy and Coraline can’t help but be more intrigued.

Stepping inside the door transports her to a whole new world where people have buttons for eyes. Despite the weirdness, this world proves to be kind and welcoming for Coraline which makes it hard for her to go back.

2. Gremlins (1984)


Director: Joe Dante

Writers: Chris Columbus

Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

If old classics are your thing, this movie is for you. The story concerns a young man who’s thrilled to receive a pet as a gift. However, he must follow the 3 rules attached to the pet, failing which will result in scary consequences.

The man tries to keep up with the rules but it’s not long until he breaks all 3. As a result, his town is taken over by mischievous monsters who create havoc and are capable of much more than their sizes.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Director: Henry Selick

Writers: Tim Burton, Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson

Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

When Jack Skellington, who’s the King of Halloweentown stumbles upon Christmas Town, he decides that this is something his town lacks. Jack then starts attempting to bring Christmas to his town but with the confused people, this turns out to be pretty messed up.

Jack then tries to kidnap Santa Claus so that his town can see festive colors but Halloween Town is not so ready to give up on Halloween yet. The story is bound to keep you hooked till the end, which is why there are no surprises as to why it’s one of the Best Halloween Movies on Netflix.


If you’re a constant horror fan, you’d know how hard it is to find a movie that’s actually scary. Ratings and reviews don’t do much good because what’s scary for one person might be boring for you.

This list, however, gives you brief insights into 25 scary movies which are bound to give you goosebumps. Be it zombies, witches, or even some animated characters, we have something to suit everyone!

So, make sure that your movie night is a success and get down to reading the descriptions. The Best Horror Movies Canada Netflix are waiting for you but make sure you keep the lights on! And when you are finished with the above list, watch some of the best thriller movies in Canada with your loved ones.

Oliver Grayson

Oliver is an ambivert who scratches his creative itch by writing on different topics of interest. Being a movie buff, he’s almost always updated about the latest movies and shows releasing worldwide. When he’s not writing or binging movies, he’s gaming and socializing online from his couch.

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