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The Scariest Movies on Netflix: Summer 2020

50 of the most terrifying films you can stream on Netflix right now.


Amidst heat waves and tropical storms, there's no better time to shelter in place and put on a scary movie. Here are 50 of the scariest films Netflix currently has to offer, listed in alphabetical order.


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1. 1922 (2017): Based on the novella by Stephen King, a rancher conspires to murder his wife for financial gain and convinces his teenage son to participate.


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2. Apostle (2018): In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.


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3. As Above, So Below (2014): When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.


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4. Birdbox (2018): Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.


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5. Cam (2018): Alice, an ambitious camgirl, wakes up one day to discover she's been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself.


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6. Candyman (1992): The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.


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7. Child’s Play (1988): A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.


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8. Clinical (2017): A psychiatrist tries to put her life back together after a violent attack by seeking to repair the life of a new patient, but he has his own terrifying history.


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9. Creep (2014): A young videographer answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man's odd behavior, he starts to question his intentions.


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10. Dark Skies (2013): As the Barrett family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars.


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11. Deadcon (2019): The horrors and isolation of being a social media influencer run rampant when a collection of YouTube and Instagram stars soon discover there are things scarier than thousands of teenagers armed with phones asking for selfies.


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12. Devil’s Gate (2017): Seeking a missing woman in North Dakota, an FBI agent and a sheriff focus on her religious zealot husband but discover something far more sinister.


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13. Don‘t be Afraid of the Dark (2010): A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend believes that she has released creatures from a sealed ash pit in the basement of her new home.


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14. Eli (2019): A boy receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder discovers that the house he's living in isn't as safe as he thought.


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15. The Endless (2017): As kids, they escaped a UFO death cult. Now, two adult brothers seek answers after an old videotape surfaces and brings them back to where they began.


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16. The Gift (2015): A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.


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17. Girl on the Third Floor (2019): Don Koch tries to renovate a rundown mansion with a sordid history for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans.


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18. Green Room (2015): A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.


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19. The Guest (2014): A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.


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20. House at the End of the Street (2012): After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy. A double murder is not an accident.


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21. Hush (2016): A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.


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22. I am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016): A young nurse takes care of an elderly author who lives in a haunted house.


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23. The Influence (2019): After moving back to her family home to care for her dying mother, a nurse haunted by her childhood memories must struggle with an evil force in the house.


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24. Insidious (2010): A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.


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25. In the Tall Grass (2019): After hearing a young boy's cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out...and that something evil lurks within.


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26. Kidnapping Stella (2019): Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.


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27. Kristy (2014): When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.


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28. The Lodgers (2017): A family curse confines orphaned twins Rachel and Edwards to their home, in punishment for their ancestors' sins.


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29. The Occupant (2020): An unemployed advertising executive begins stalking the new tenants of his former home and his motives toward the family turn sinister.


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30. Open House (2018): A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.


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31. Our House (2018): A young genius accidentally invents a device that amplifies the paranormal activity within his family's house, possibly bringing back the spirits of loved ones, and unleashing things far worse.


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32. Pan's Labyrinth (2006): Young Ofelia meets a mythical faun who claims she is destined to become princess of the Underworld. But first she must carry out three perilous tasks.


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33. Paranormal Activity (2007): After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.


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34. The Perfection (2018): When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte seeks out Elizabeth, the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.


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35. Polaroid (2019): High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the Polaroid camera she finds. It doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken with it, soon die.


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36. Poltergeist (1982): Malevolent otherworldly forces invade a suburban home and transform the house into a supernatural sideshow centered on the family's young daughter.


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37. Rattlesnake (2019): When a single mother accepts the help of a mysterious woman after her daughter is bitten by a rattlesnake, she finds herself making an unthinkable deal with the devil to repay the stranger.


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38. The Ritual (2017): A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.


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39. The Silence (2019): When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews who lost her hearing at 13, and her family, seek refuge in a remote haven.


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40. Silence of the Lambs (1991): A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.


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41. Sinister (2012): Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies which suggest the murder he's currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.


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42. Sleepy Hollow (1999): Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.


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43. Splice (2009): Two scientists defy the pharmaceutical company that funds their research to continue with their unorthodox experiment to create a human-animal hybrid.


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44. The Super (2017): A man becomes the superintendent of a large New York City apartment building where people mysteriously go missing.


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45. Terrifier (2016): On Halloween night, Tara Heyes finds herself as the obsession of a sadistic murderer known as Art the Clown.


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46. Train to Busan (2016): While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.


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47. Under the Skin (2013): A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.


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48. What Keeps You Alive (2018): Majestic mountains, a still lake and venomous betrayals engulf a female married couple attempting to celebrate their one-year anniversary.


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49. The Witch (2015): A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.


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50. Zodiac (2007): In the late sixties and early seventies, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

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