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Netflix has a lot of horror. So, as a supplement to our more extensive, ongoing article covering the Best Horror Movies on Netflix, this list is specifically designed to highlight the best horror and thriller movies on Netflix available in April of 2023. Special attention is paid to recent arrivals, popular horror, and all-time Netflix greats. We’ve also added some quick descriptors for each movie, so no matter what kind of horror you like, you’ll be able to quickly find what you’re looking for.
Must Watch Netflix April 2023
Director: Adam Randall | Runtime: 98 minutes
For viewers who enjoy: psychological thrillers, crime dramas, dark mysteries
When it begins, I See You is reminiscent of a supernatural film about a family fracturing after a mother’s (Helen Hunt) indiscretion, but as the mystery unfolds, the movie turns into something else entirely. With interesting characters and a clever plot, I See You is a solid choice for thriller fans.
Director: Sitisiri Mongkolsiri | Runtime: 121 minutes
For viewers who enjoy: folk horror, supernatural monsters, tragic love triangles
Featuring a krasue, a fascinating monster unique to Southeast Asian folklore, Inhuman Kiss challenges notions of “good” and “evil.” Sai, a young woman with a supernatural curse, is caught in a love triangle with two friends from her childhood. Inhuman Kiss is an emotional and bloody movie with a fantastic finale.
Director: Clint Eastwood | Runtime: 102 minutes
For viewers who enjoy: classic thrillers, psychological terror, Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood is great as a radio DJ in Play Misty for Me, but Jessica Walter steals the show as Evelyn, an obsessive and dangerously jealous fan of Eastwood’s character. Play Misty for Me is a masterclass in the art of building tension throughout a film.
Director: Kim Seong-hun | Runtime: 93 minutes
Kingdom: Ashin of the North is a prequel to the Netflix series Kingdom. It tells the story of Ashin, a woman whose entire village is massacred as part of a far-reaching conspiracy. Growing up amid hardship after hardship, Ashin finds herself on a path of revenge… a path which is filled with zombies.
Director: Joe Dante | Runtime: 101 minutes
For viewers who enjoy: horror comedies, great casts, nosy neighbors
Prompted by boredom and spurred on by late-night horror movies, Ray (Tom Hanks) suspects his new neighbors of murderous deeds. Built on a mystery and enhanced with classic horror aesthetics, The ‘Burbs is suburban horror at its most comedic.
Director: David Robert Mitchell | Runtime: 100 minutes
For viewers who enjoy: creeping dread, supernatural entities, timeless aesthetics
For some people, It Follows is just a supernatural monster movie about an entity that follows people like a curse. For others, It Follows is a cautionary tale symbolic of sexually transmitted diseases. Either way, it’s a fantastically chilling horror movie.
Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia | Runtime: 94 minutes
Set in a vertical prison where inmates are fed via a platform that descends from top to bottom, The Platform delivers sharp social commentary while giving its audience a thoroughly entertaining experience. Fans of dark science fiction movies are sure to enjoy The Platform.
Director: Babak Anvari | Runtime: 84 minutes
Under the constant threat of war and the restrictive laws of her country, Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her young daughter are targeted by a ghostly presence. Under the Shadow is a smart horror film that does a remarkable job of conveying the emotions of someone struggling to find their way and learn what matters to them in the face of insurmountable resistance.
Director: Lee Chung-hyun | Runtime: 112 minutes
A telephone connects two women separated in time by 20 years, allowing them both to change the course of their lives. Tense, dark, and chilling, The Call is a must-see for fans of South Korean cinema.
10. His House (2020)
Director: Remi Weekes | Runtime: 93 minutes
For viewers who enjoy: haunted houses, an oppressive atmosphere, strong metaphors
His House tells the story of two refugee from South Sudan who discover a malevolent presence within their new home in London. The tense atmosphere of His House grabs a hold of you early, and it doesn’t let go until the final scene.
Director: V. Vignarajan | Runtime: 171 minutes
For viewers who enjoy: supernatural thrillers, slow burns, suspense, clever plotting
Andhaghaaram interweaves the stories of three men who experience supernatural phenomena. The connection between these men is where the heart of the movie resides. At nearly three hours, Andhaghaaram is for patient horror fans who want to sink themselves deep into a movie while watching a mystery unfold.
Director: Leigh Janiak | Runtime: 110 minutes
For viewers who enjoy: slasher movies, teen horror, supernatural killers
Fear Street Part Two: 1978 emulates the feeling of an old-school campground slasher flick. It probably qualifies as a teen horror, but it has enough gore to please a wide range of slasher fans.