Every year, I boldly take it upon myself to watch as many of the unknown horror films that Netflix offers in hopes of finding diamonds in the rough. I put myself through hours and hours of pain just so you, a true horror fan, can have a distilled, true understanding of what lies for you at the bottom of that red, streaming sea.
And I’m not going to lie: 2018 (being 2018) was the toughest year I’ve had yet trying to pan the Netflix river for its horror gold. Usually by mid-September, I’ve found a decent crop of weird, unheard-of horror films that I’m anxious to share with the October crowd. But I watched a lot more schlock than usual this year before finding enough entries that I felt comfortable recommending.
Every year I compile a list of new movies. So before you shout at me about Oculus and A Dark Song (both amazing and watch them now), here are my lists for 2016 and 2017. Many of those gems are sadly not on Netflix anymore, but that’s no reason not to seek them out.
Away we go, and I hope you’re left completely terrified until next year.