The last few years have seen the horror genre surge in a way that hasn't been seen in a long time. Scary flicks are dominating the box office, but there's also no shortage of excellent horror content on streaming services as well. In fact, Netflix has become the home of several terrifying scary movies that many viewers can't even finish.
That's what we're discussing today. Using new data provided to Bloody Disgusting about the habits of Netflix horror viewers, we're diving into the ten horror movies that Netflix users were only able to make it through 70% of before giving in and turning them off. On that note, let's kick things off with an infamous splatterfest from Hostel's Eli Roth.
If you have seen Cabin Fever, then there is a good chance that you already know why some Netflix users can't make it all the way through. Centering on a group of college students vacationing in a remote cabin, the film takes a grotesque turn when they find themselves confronted by a flesh-eating virus. Once things start to go wrong, they only get worse until the credits roll.
Supposedly based on real events, Carnage Park is one of those movies that terrifies audiences because of its shocking plausibility. Taking place in the middle of a remote California desert, the film follows a bank robber and a hostage that he has taken as they fight for their lives against a mysterious sniper who won't leave them alone. The film is creepy, stylish and downright disturbing.
Not all horror films come from the United States, you know, and México Bárbaro is a film that proves that terror can definitely come from just south of the border. An anthology film comprised of eight separate short films, the horror compilation features a wide variety of tales from different Mexican filmmakers --- all of which focus on different elements from Mexican folklore.
This is one of the more recently-made entries on this list, but don't let that fool you into thinking that it hasn't already developed a reputation as an instant horror classic. Raw debuted to immense fanfare in 2017, as it told the story of a young vegetarian who slowly descends into a life of gruesome cannibalism during a hazing ritual at the new school. It's a brutal examination of peer pressure's transformative ability and a CinemaBlend favorite from last year.
There's a vocal segment of the horror genre fanbase that loves the embrace the classic B-grade monster movie genre. That's where a film like Piranha comes into the equation. As much a comedy as it is a straight-faced horror movie, Piranha takes a page from the Snakes on a Plane handbook and tells the outlandish tale of a group of spring breakers fighting for survival against an army of prehistoric fish awakened by an underground tremor.
This one made a huge splash when it first debuted, and it looks like its reputation continues to persist in the streaming age. Telling a story steeped in metaphor and allegory, Teeth tells the tale of a teenage girl with a ravenous, tooth-filled vagina. The film has quite a bit to say about chastity and the nature of consent, and the message is definitely worth it if you can get through its gruesome surface.
Of all the films present on this list, James Wan's The Conjuring is arguably the most mainstream of the bunch. The freaky 2013 paranormal thriller has developed a strong, cult-like following since its debut, and the overarching Conjuring Universe has turned into one of horror's coolest landscapes. That said, it's hard to compete with the original, which uses old-school demonic possession (supposedly based on a true story) to generate some genuine frights.
The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence
As if the first installment in the Human Centipede saga wasn't gut-wrenching enough. The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence is arguably one of the nastiest and most horrifying movies ever committed to celluloid. Meaner, darker and far more brutal (the human centipede surgery in this film is a bit more DIY with duct tape and staples) than the original, the creepy sequel has rightfully become one of the most infamous horror flicks in recent memory.
Empty hospitals are already reasonably creepy in their own right. Add an army of cult members and a bizarre supernatural presence, and you have a recipe for something truly scary. That's exactly what The Void does, and its careful crafting of an occult siege story has handily turned it into one of the most infamous films currently available to watch on Netflix. Check it out and see if you can make it all the way through.
It's somewhat surprising that despite the prevalence of the found footage genre these days, there's only one found footage movie on this list. Taking place in the Israeli city that inspires its name, Jeruzalem chronicles the terrifying journey of two American tourists who find themselves in a fight for their lives when an army of winged demons swoops down from the sky. Found footage can sometimes be a hit or miss horror trope, but Jeruzalem isn't for the faint of heart.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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