Sometimes when you sit down in front of Netflix after a hard day, you want cinematic comfort food – something that won’t be too taxing to watch and will leave you feeling good afterward. Sometimes, though, you want the exact opposite – a movie that will make your skin crawl and keep it crawling long after you’ve closed your laptop. You want a movie that you’ll be thinking about before you go to sleep when you check under the bed just one more time – a movie that’ll make you want to keep the lights on.
In short, you want a movie that will freak you out. Maybe it doesn’t have to be the best movie ever, but it has to get under your skin and leave you feeling chills when you’re done. Luckily, there are plenty of those on Netflix, and they come in a wide variety of flavors to provide freakiness for just about any taste.
Train To Busan
By now, everyone has seen plenty of zombie films, but few movies have been more harrowing than the apocalyptic South Korean film Train to Busan. Only a part of the film’s horror stems from the zombies themselves – they swarm and run, crowding buildings and running down train cars, but director Yeon Sang-ho uses the film’s particularly claustrophobic setting to his advantage.
The 2016 film centers around survivors of a zombie outbreak who are trapped on a train. Cut off from the rest of the world and in close proximity with the zombies, the passengers are gradually overtaken by fear. They soon find themselves turning against one another, with often heartbreaking consequences.