Must Watch Scary & Disturbing Movies on Netflix –– Movie Recommendation
Okay, I don’t know what’s up with me lately, but your girl right here has been bingeing on scary/disturbing movies like there is no tomorrow. And I’m not even a big fan of those kind of movies. I go through phases, sure, but other than that, I don’t tend to watch a lot of scary/horror films at all.
However lately, it seems like these dark, twisted, and scary movies are all that I’ve been craving. So I set my ass on a little mission to scour the internet and look for even more mind bending and pee inducing movies to watch, and I am proud to say that I actually found quite a few hidden gems that I would not have known otherwise.
So for those of you out there who are going through the same movie craving phase as I am right now, or if you are purely just a movie enthusiast who are looking for something outside the box, this post might just be what you are looking for.
1. The Invitation
Starring : Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman
Director : Karyn Kusama
Genre : Drama, Horror, Mystery
*Note : Trailer will be attached, but it’s suggested to start “The Invitation” without watching the movie trailer for best experience.
Will and Eden were once a loving couple. After a tragedy took their son, Eden disappeared. Two years later, out of the blue, she returns with a new husband… and as a different person, eerily changed and eager to reunite with her ex and those she left behind. Over the course of a dinner party in the house that was once his, the haunted Will is gripped by mounting evidence that Eden and her new friends have a mysterious and terrifying agenda. But can we trust Will’s hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses?
2. The Gift
Starring : Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton
Director : Joel Edgerton
Genre : Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?
3. The Good Neighbor
Starring : James Caan, Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist
Director : Kasra Farahani
Genre : Horror, Crime, Drama
A pair of mischievous high school kids (Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist) create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor (James Caan). While keeping his every reaction under surveillance, they see much more than they bargained for, and discover that the man they’re tormenting is not the easy target they’d expected.
Starring : Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran
Director : Matt Palmer
Genre : Thriller
Vaughn and Marcus, who have been friends since childhood, travel to a remote area of the Scottish Highlands for a hunting trip. The pair are tested to the limit when they face a thrilling situation which neither could have prepared for.
5. Starry Eyes
Starring : Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan
Director : Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer
Genre : Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker (Alex Essoe) spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break. After a series of strange auditions, Sarah lands the leading role in a new film from a mysterious production company. But with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful and altogether terrifying.
6. At the Devil’s Door
Starring : Ashley Rickards, Nick Eversman, Michael Massee
Director : Nicholas McCarthy
Genre : Horror
When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she believes is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh’s artist sister Vera into its web – and has sinister plans for both of them.
7. Hard Candy
Starring : Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh
Director : David Slade
Genre : Thriller, Crime, Drama
After having online chat room chats for three weeks, “Thonggrrrl14” convinces “Lensman319” to meet in person in a public place, they being up front that they are a fourteen year old girl and thirty-two year old man respectively. They are indeed precocious fourteen year old Hayley Stark and thirty-two year old photographer Jeff Kohlver.
Their interactions, including their meeting, are laced with indirect sexual innuendo, most specifically on Hayley’s part, although Jeff is clear also in an indirect manner that he does not have sex with minors. Regardless, Hayley is further able to convince Jeff to continue their face-to-face at his place. There, both Hayley and Jeff’s true intentions come to light, their meeting which was no accident on either side, and the intentions which may be incompatible and have serious and deadly consequences.
Starring : Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella
Director : Julia Ducournau
Genre : Horror, Drama
Justine is a first-year veterinary student. Her elder sister is studying the same course at the university. Justine was raised a strict vegetarian but, as part of the hazing rituals, is forced to eat meat. Initially this has adverse effects but she soon develops a craving for meat…particularly human flesh.
9. A Dark Song
Starring : Steve Oram, Catherine Walker, Susan Loughnane
Director : Liam Gavin
Genre : Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Sophia Howard rents a house in the countryside of Wales and hires the occultist Joseph Solomon to contact her son that was kidnapped and murdered by teenagers practicing black magic. Along the days, Sophia follows the guidance of Solomon in rituals to purify her soul. However Sophia has a hidden agenda that jeopardizes their lives.