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FlixList: The Ten Best Horror Films on Netflix Instant (2014 Edition)

Oct 29 // Nick Valdez
Honorable Mentions: Let the Right One In, The Ninth Gate, Maniac, Surf Nazis Must Die, American Mary, Event Horizon, V/H/S, House on Haunted Hill, The Stuff, The Fly, The House of the Devil, Children of the Corn  [embed]218490:41925:0[/embed] Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Although Tucker and Dale is more of a parody of the horror genre (as teens find themselves in precarious violent situations while the two try to save them), that doesn't mean it isn't full of the same suspense or gore you'd expect. If gruesome deaths are your horror bag, then this film's for you. If not, there are quite a lot of laughs mined from those gross moments.  [embed]218490:41935:0[/embed] My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Who is this for?  [embed]218490:41928:0[/embed] All Cheerleaders Die With a name like All Cheerleaders Die, you'd be forgiven for writting off this neat little flick. It's not as overtly sexual as the name implies, and is fact a nice twist on that pulpy horror "sexy beast" gimmick. It's not until the finale kicks in that you really see what kind of horror film it is, but it's worth it.  [embed]218490:41926:0[/embed] The Cabin in the Woods Cabin in the Woods is a must see for any horror fan. A true send up of the genre that goes batsh*t insane in the second half. It's one of those movies where if I explain why it's really good I'd ruin it, so please just take my word for it.  [embed]218490:41927:0[/embed] The Craft Maybe this is because I originally saw this as a prepubescent and it's filled with some of the most attractive women of the time (oh my god, Neve Campbell marry me), but The Craft is scary in that "teenagers are just the worst" way. It's basically a film version of that My Chemical Romance song "Teenagers," but like ten million times better. Seriously though, you can't get a better teenage angst film. [embed]218490:41929:0[/embed] The Frighteners Before Peter Jackson made six Lord of the Rings movies, he directed a film that deserves five more entries. Starring Michael J Fox and a host of legitimately frightening ghosts (that worm tunnel to hell still weird me out after all of this time), The Frighteners is always my go to for a good time.  [embed]218490:41930:0[/embed] Scream Out of all the slasher films on Netflix Instant, I'd have to pick Scream as my favorite. Maybe it's because this one stars Neve Campbell too, but it's the first film I remember utilizing the meta narrative that's exploited so much today. It was a hipster horror film before hipster horror was even a thing. A film you can ironically and un-ironically enjoy. Also let me just mention Neve Campbell one more time. So good. [embed]218490:41933:0[/embed] Battle Royale In Battle Royale, a group of Japanese schoolmates are randomly chosen each year to kill each other in order to appease the adults. Although I'm no longer at the age where this premise has a direct effect on me, it's still chilling. I guess if you're not into foreign films, just watch The Hunger Games for a lighter take on this idea. As long as the horrific themes sink in, you're golden.  [embed]218490:41931:0[/embed] Rosemary's Baby This film continues to give me nightmares to this day. Whether it's a fear of children, of women, of punishment for sexual desires, a paranoia of those around me, or the Devil itself, Baby taps into all of them and cripples me each time I see it. In fact, I'm getting goosebumps right now just thinking about it. And it's not just the horror aspects, Baby is just a damn good film. With an outstanding performance from Mia Farrow, excellent set design, and pulsing score, it's a film I'd recommend to everyone above all else.  [embed]218490:41934:0[/embed] Anaconda But sometimes...My anaconda do.  What do you think Flixist community? Are you mad I forgot about Evil Dead 2 until right now? What are your favorite horror films on Netflix Instant? 
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