Best Horror Movies to Stream on Netflix this Christmas and New Year

Just a few days to go to the festival of love, cheer, and pride!!! Well,  let’s be honest Christmas Eve is creepy. Over the years, it has become a tradition to watch spooky movies with kith and kins and celebrate the festival. So, make the chilling eve even scarier with the horror movies. Thus, we have jotted down the list of the most amazing movies of all time exclusively for you. Yes, today, we are going to tell you about all the horror movies that you will certainly love to binge-watch on Netflix this Christmas! Fasten your seat belts and get ready to relish the drill!

Better Watch Out

This horror-thriller is truly a jump scare. Directed by Chris Peckover, this movie stars Olivia DeJonge, who plays the for of Ashley. With a lot of twists and turns, the movie will certainly make you glued to your seats. Ranging from mysterious occurrences to creepy noises, this movie has it all covered for you. A 17-year-old girl babysits a 12-year-old, and it turns out to be the biggest nightmare for her.

Better Watch Out
Better Watch Out

If home invasion movies amaze you, Better Watch Out is the one for you! With an IMDb rating of 6.5/10, it is still one of the best horror movies out there on Netflix. With amazing plot twists and numerous turns, you can get a kick out if with your friends this Christmas!

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

If you don’t want to ruin the image of joyous and benevolent Santa in your mind, I suggest you skip this one. And jump to the next one. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale features a group of individuals who uncover the dark secrets of Santa. As people come across a historical tomb that was built centuries ago, they begin exploring the deadly mysteries of Santa.

Rare Exports- A Christmas Tale
Rare Exports- A Christmas Tale

This horror flick is based on a short film called Rare Exports Inc. that was released in 2003. Packed with gory horror and hoax, this movie can send shivers down your spine. With an IMDb rating of 6.7/10, this movie is still watched by many on the spooky Christmas night.

Gremlins

This was the fourth highest-grossing movie of 1984. As a Christmas gift, a man gives a cat to his son but is unfamiliar with the creature’s devilish sides. The boy was asked to follow three major instructions while playing with the cat. But out of curiosity, he doesn’t abide by the rules and discovers demons.

Gremlins
Gremlins

This movie is indeed horrifying but is also filled with light-comedy. You must go for Gremlins this Christmas if you want to feel that adrenaline wave in your body. The IMDb rating of the movie, 7.8/10, speaks for itself. Grab your friends and enjoy streaming Gremlins on Netflix in the night on Christmas eve.

Anna and the Apocalypse

This musical-horror movie was released in 2018 and has earned a lot of popularity since then. The flick features an apocalyptic world full of zombies that intimidates the small town of Little Haven. Directed by John McPhail, Anna and the Apocalypse stars Ella Hunt as the key character.

Anna and the Apocalypse
Anna and the Apocalypse

Anna, played by Hunt, and her friends are compelled to sing to thrive in the world. With numerous fights and deaths, the movie can unnerve anyone. It has an IMDb rating of 6/10, and you’ll certainly enjoy watching as well as singing with your friends.

Holidays

Well, in all honesty, this horror-thriller is not that frightening. This anthology lays a dark twist to all the holidays ranging from Valentine’s Day to Easter. If you are looking for a film to watch with your kids that is not frightening but gives some chills; Holidays are the one!

Holidays
Holidays

Having mixed reviews, the flick has an IMDb rating of 5.1/10. It is available on Netflix as well as on other streaming platforms. The lead cast of Holidays includes actors like Kevin Smith, Ruth Bradley, and Madeleine Coghlan.

Jack Frost

Having its origins in 1998, this movie is still cherished by many. It’s a perfect film that you can enjoy watching with your family. I will not put Jack Frost under the category of “horror,” as it has nothing ghostly or scary. The movie features a father and his son as the lead characters. The father returns as a snowman after his death to help his child overcome the problems that come his way.

Jack Frost
Jack Frost

Having an IMDb rating of 5.4/10, the movie too has mixed reviews by the audience. Some loved to watch the father-son chemistry, while others didn’t quite connect to it. The lead cast includes Michael Keaton as the father and Joseph Cross as his son.

Black Christmas

As the group of young individuals makes their way back to their homes in the holidays, they come across a psychotic killer. Directed by Sophia Takal, Black Christmas stars Imogen Poots as Riley Stone. Despite being beautifully crafted and perfectly shot, the audience couldn’t connect to it and found it boring.

Black Christmas
Black Christmas

Black Christmas is a good slasher movie if you can strike a good with the characters. However, people didn’t find it engaging, and thus, it ended up with an IMDb rating of 3.3/10. If you are into deaths and bloodshed instead of paranormal activities and hallucinations, you will find it decent.

Eyes Wide Shut

Hands down! This is one of the best psychological-thriller movies one can ever watch! Packed with mystery and a tad bit of romance, this can give you cheap scares. The movie stars Tom Cruise as Bill Harford, whose wife has a fantasy of having a sexual interaction with someone. Puzzled and disappointed, Bill finds out about a sexual community later to find out something mind-twisting.

Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut

The movie brags about having an amazing IMDb rating of 7.4/10 and is still watched by fans on Christmas nights. If you are into mystery and suspense, you will love watching Eyes Wide Shut with your friends! Check out the movie now!

Tales from the Crypt

This horror flick is based on an EC Comics series that goes by the same name. It has released 7 seasons so far, and all of them were an instant hit. With its chilling scenes and creepy sound effects, it can give you a near-death experience.

Tales from the Crypt
Tales from the Crypt

If horror for you is getting a mini-heart attack, you will love to binge-watch Tales from the crypt on Netflix. The movie has an incredible IMDb rating of 8/10, and fans are still hoping for a spin-off. Overall, it is the perfect movie worth watching on the creepy night of Christmas.

Krampus

Just like 2020 is the year of getting fat due to lockdown, 2015 was the year of Krampus. This movie brought a huge change in the realm of Christmas horror movies. Krampus is basically a demonic creature who punishes kids who do not behave well.

Not all about scary scenes and chilling events, the movie also features light comedy. It has an IMDb rating of 6.2/10 and stars Rob Archer as well as Dave Wills. Match the dreadful night with the creepy film Krampus and get a kick out of this Christmas Night. Merry Christmas!

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