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10 horror movies on Netflix right now that'll scare you silly

(And some that will scare you mildly, if you’re a scaredy cat like us.)

TURN OFF THE lights, grab pillow to hide behind, and press play.

1. It Follows

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This is a film about a sexually-transmitted curse. If you catch it, a demon starts following you, and you must pass on the curse by having sex with someone to stop it catching and killing you. Horrifying!

2. The Cabin In The Woods

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The Cabin In The Woods has the set up of a traditional slasher – five sexy college students go to a remote cabin where not all is as it seems – but it smartly winks at all the typical horror movie clichés.

3. Green Room

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A punk band witnesses a murder at a Neo-Nazi bar, and skin and hair goes flying (literally). You’ll never look at Patrick Stewart the same way again.

4. The Invitation

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A man is invited to the home of his ex-wife and her new husband for a dinner party, but begins to think that something’s off, and the couple have something else in mind for their guests. He’s absolutely right, of course.

5. The Woman In Black

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This is just a straight up gothic ghost movie with little to no gore, which is pretty welcome sometimes, right? Daniel Radcliffe stars as a man getting the sh*ts put up him by the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman.

6. Let The Right One In

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Now a modern classic, Let The Right One in tells the story of Oskar, a bullied boy who gets his revenge after he falls in love with Eli, a vampire.

7. The Exorcism of Emily Rose

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This one will give you a nice scare without keeping you up half the night in terror, if that’s what you prefer. The Exorcism of Emily Rose is loosely based on a true story about a woman who died after an attempted exorcism.

8. The Descent

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When a caving expedition goes wrong, a group of friends are slowly picked off by strange predators. This has all sorts of nightmarish things going on – the dark, small spaces, awful scary monsters who want to eat you, the lot.

9. Insidious

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Creepy kid alert! A comatose child becomes a vessel for evil spirits, and his parents are like “Oh f**k”. The image of that thing standing behind Patrick Wilson will never leave our minds.

10. Gerald’s Game

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It’s a great time for Stephen King adaptations. This new Netflix original stars Carla Gugino as a woman left handcuffed to a bed after her husband dies during a sex game. Fun!

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