When it comes to streaming, Netflix pretty much has this whole thing solved with a little something for basically every kind of movie fan out there. And I mean everyone, because hidden in the Netflix vaults are secret search codes that help unlock great new categories of flicks. Here we’ll focus on the High Brow Horror section and some of the best offerings there.
The Devil All the Time
Ever feel like the universe just has it out for you? Dive into the world of The Devil All the Time on Netflix – a place where bad luck isn’t just a fleeting omen. Directed by Antonio Campos and boasting a star-studded cast including Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, and Bill Skarsgård, this dark and twisty tale winds through rural Southern Gothic towns filled with unsettling folks and sinister secrets.
Think your family reunions are awkward? Try adding a dose of creepy preachers, questionable sheriffs, and a menu of nefarious intentions. Netflix’s journey into this web of interconnected fates is a roller coaster. So, hold tight and remember: trust no one. Especially not that preacher with the too-smooth talk.
Cello prodigies, picturesque travels, and… parasitic horrors? Netflix’s The Perfection isn’t your typical musical journey. When the incredibly talented Allison Williams (yes, the one who made you rethink tea cups in “Get Out”) meets the equally gifted Logan Browning in this twisted thriller, you’re guaranteed more than just a duet.
This cinematic symphony takes you on a rollercoaster of passion, envy, and utter disbelief. Netflix offers a horror tale where each note might be your last and each twist more jarring than a cello out of tune. If you thought your music lessons were tough, The Perfection shows that they can be deadly.
So, next time you consider taking up an instrument on Netflix’s recommendation, maybe opt for the triangle instead.
The Bad Batch
Post-apocalyptic deserts, cannibals with gourmet tastes, and an unexpected oasis rave—Netflix sure knows how to throw a party, horror-style! The Bad Batch gives us a dystopian buffet where morality might be the first thing on the chopping block.
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour and starring the charismatic Suki Waterhouse, with scene-stealing turns from Jason Momoa and Keanu Reeves, this film serves up a surreal horror blend that’s both visually lush and disturbingly gritty.
Considering a trip to a desert wasteland any time soon? Netflix suggests you pack some extra protein bars and avoid the local BBQ. You never know what – or who – might be on the menu.
Nature is beautiful, mesmerizing… and in Netflix’s Annihilation, possibly out to get you in the trippiest ways imaginable. When a mysterious shimmer swallows up a swathe of land and mutates everything inside, a brave biologist, played by the ever-compelling Natalie Portman, volunteers to unravel the kaleidoscopic mysteries within.
Directed by the visionary Alex Garland, this horror-sci-fi fusion brings together a stellar cast, including Oscar Isaac and Jennifer Jason Leigh, for a journey that’s as hauntingly beautiful as it is mind-bendingly eerie.
Netflix’s suggestion? Maybe stick to your local parks for your next nature walk and leave the shimmering alien landscapes to the professionals. Or at least those with a solid life insurance policy.
Ever played a game of ‘Would You Rather’ that got a tad too intense? Crank that feeling up to 100 and you’ve got Netflix’s Circle. Imagine waking up in a room, trapped with 49 other folks, standing in a… you guessed it, circle. With every two minutes that tick by, someone’s gotta go (and not to a beach vacation).
Directed by Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione, this high-stakes psychological horror pushes buttons, stirs tension, and makes you seriously question what you’d do when your spot in the line is up.
Featuring a cast where every character might be your next favorite (or the next to go), Circle serves up a tense game of survivor’s guilt. So, next time you’re considering group therapy, maybe check the room layout first. Just in case.