12 Underrated Horror Movies on Netflix in June 2023

You should give all of these underrated Netflix horror movies a chance in June of 2023.

There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021) is a good slasher movie with entertaining kill sequences, but lots of reviews won’t tell you that.

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Lots of horror movies, for whatever reason, don’t connect with audiences like they should. The movie might actually be good, but something about it leads to bad reviews or scathing comments that attach a stigma to it that keeps other people from watching it. Collected here for the month of June are twelve horror movies streaming on Netflix that aren’t nearly as bad as some people would lead you to believe. In fact, they’re all quite entertaining in their own way. And as always, if you want to see the best of the best on Netflix, check out our updated Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now article.

Must-Watch Underrated Horror Movies on Netflix

1. Re/Member (2022)

Re/Member (2022)
A group of high-school students must search their school for the pieces of a dismembered body if they want to break the curse forcing them to live (and die in) the same day over and over again.

Director: Eiichiro Hasumi | Runtime: 102 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: Japanese horror, supernatural teen horror, time loop movies

With teen melodrama, an interesting monster, and violent deaths, Re/Member is a fun time-loop horror movie that never takes itself too seriously. Fans of Japanese films like Corpse Party (2015) and Black Rat (2010) will want to check it out.

2. Army of the Dead (2021)

Army of the Dead (2021)
Is Army of the Dead overwrought and silly? Yes, and that’s why it’s such a good time.

Director: Zack Snyder | Runtime: 148 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: zombie movies, heist movies, action horror

Army of the Dead is a ridiculously over-the-top zombie action horror movie that gets a weird amount of hate for doing exactly what it promises with its “heist film with zombies” premise. If you like visually interesting zombie movies with lots of machine guns, Army of the Dead is definitely worth your time.

3. The Bridge Curse (2020)

The Bridge Curse (2020)
The Bridge Curse is inspired by an urban legend about a haunted set of stairs next to a bridge on a college campus in Taiwan.

Director: Lester Hsi | Runtime: 87 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: Taiwanese horror, curse movies, supernatural horror

The Bridge Curse might seem like a generic ghost/curse movie when it begins, but its story is told in a unique way that sets it apart from the pack. It also contains a few memorable twists that make it a must-watch for fans of supernatural horror.

4. Eli (2019)

Eli (2019)
Eli (Charlie Shotwell) is a boy who is taken to a special medical facility to undergo a life-altering treatment, but a supernatural presence leads Eli to believe that not everything is as it seems.

Director: Ciarán Foy | Runtime: 98 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: eerie supernatural horror, dark mysteries, haunted house movies

Eli is a good supernatural horror movie that relies more on mystery and suspense rather than jump scares and horror. The ending of Eli might be divisive, but it works well for the story it’s trying to tell.

5. The Invitation (2022)

The Invitation (2022)
The marketing for The Invitation gave away many of the movie’s more interesting twists, which hurt the response the movie got once it was released.

Director: Jessica M. Thompson | Runtime: 105 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: vampire movies, romantic thrillers, gothic horror

The Invitation is a beautifully shot horror movie that uses a gothic aesthetic to support its story about love and vampires. The main complaint people have involves the film’s predictability, but being predictable isn’t necessarily a bad thing when the movie is well made.

6. Unfriended (2014)

Unfriended (2014)
A deceased classmate joins a video chat in this underrated screenlife horror movie.

Director: Levan Gabriadze | Runtime: 82 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: screenlife movies, revenge films, supernatural horror

Unfriended felt simultaneously fresh yet gimmicky back when it was first released. Now that we’ve seen a fair number of computer-screen horror movies in the ensuing years, Unfriended still stands out as one of the best.

7. There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021)

There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)
There’s Someone Inside Your House is based on the novel of the same name by Stephanie Perkins.

Director: Patrick Brice | Runtime: 96 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: teen slasher movies, high-school horror

From Patrick Brice, the director of the well-received found-footage thriller Creep (2014), There’s Someone Inside Your House is a solid teen slasher movie. It may feel derivative of other slasher films, but if you’re into slashers and watch a lot of them, then being derivative isn’t really a deterrent.

8. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is further evidence that a movie can be good and bad at the same time.

Director: David Blue Garcia | Runtime: 81 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: gory movies, slashers, requels

Okay, so we’ve written about how Texas Chainsaw Massacre isn’t a great sequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). However, when viewed as a standalone modern slasher movie, it can be pretty good. It’s all about perspective.

9. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
Johannes Roberts also directed The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) and Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021).

Director: Johannes Roberts | Runtime: 89 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: shark movies, survival horror

It doesn’t match the claustrophobic tension of the original 47 Meters Down (2017), but 47 Meters Down: Uncaged is still an entertaining shark movie. Also, this standalone sequel is different enough from the original to make it feel like a completely unique experience.

10. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse was the last of the Paul W.S. Anderson produced Resident Evil movies that felt like it at least tried to adapt specific parts of the video games.

Director: Alexander Witt | Runtime: 93 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: monster movies, campy horror, zombies

The 2003 Resident Evil movie is still the best live-action adaptation of the franchise, but Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a close and often underrated runner-up. Apocalypse ramps up the campiness when compared to the previous movie, and that combined with its ridiculous action sequences make it a lot of fun to watch.

11. Circle (2015)

Circle (2015)
Fifty people wake up in a room. Every few minutes one of them is killed by an unknown force. They quickly realize they can manipulate who will die next, but will any of them survive?

Director: Aaron Hann, Mario Miscione | Runtime: 86 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: survival games, suspense, psychological thrillers

Circle is a great example of a movie with a simple premise done very well. Though its dialogue-heavy execution may not be for some people, it is a thought-provoking look at human nature when faced with impending death.

12. The Rental (2020)

The Rental (2020)
The Rental was Dave Franco’s debut feature as a director.

Director: Dave Franco | Runtime: 88 minutes

For viewers who enjoy: slow burns, isolation movies, thrillers

The Rental might be too slow to get going for some, but the relationship drama in the early part of the movie pays off well in the later scenes by creating realistic reasons for the decisions the characters make. The tension and creepiness build up nicely in this indie thriller.

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Chris has a degree in film studies at Temple University’s campus in Tokyo, Japan. He is a renowned expert on horror cinema.