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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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.