10 Psychological Horror Movies on Netflix – 2020 Update

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10 psychological thrillers/horrors worth watching on Netflix – 2020 update.

  1. Would You Rather
  2. Circle
  3. Devil
  4. The Platform
  5. Hush
  6. Game Over
  7. Creep
  8. Silence of The lambs
  9. The Shinning
  10. CAM

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1. Would You Rather

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would-you-rather-on-netflix
IMDB RatingRotten TomatoesHow to Watch
5.765/100Netflix

Would You Rather is a nasty little physiological type horror where guests are invited to a dinner party and forced to play a game of would you rather. However they must act out there choices which involves doing unspeakable acts to themselves or others. The whole film is set in a single room and uses emotion and intrigue to entertain the audience. Similar to other movies such as The Platform, The Circle or even a cross between a classic such as 12 Angry Men and SAW. I watched this movie late one night and if you are on your own or with some like minded friends I would definitely recommend. However, I would not recommend watching with your wife or any other family members, even on Halloween, its just not that sort of movie. Kind of like the first time you watch the Human Centipede Hostel.

2. Circle

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circle-horror
IMDB RatingRotten TomatoesHow to Watch
667/100Netflix

a group of strangers awake to find themselves in a mysterious circle, they quickly discover that every 2 minutes one of them is killed but the choice is theirs on who goes next. I like these movies, all purely psychological experimentation. If you like these movies then this is definitely worth a watch.

3. Devil

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devil-movie
IMDB RatingRotten TomatoesHow to Watch
6.270/100Netflix

Another one room psychological movie this time an elevator. However, one of the people in the broken lift is the Devil slowly killing the others. Another move I enjoyed within this sub genre. I would have asked for a bit more of a twist rather than just a guessing game the whole film,and perhaps should’ve made it a bit harder.

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4. The Platform

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the-platform-movie
IMDB RatingRotten TomatoesHow to Watch
783/100Netflix

Another Physiological horror set mostly in a single room, this time the disturbing factor has been taken to a new level. trapped in a column of cells with people above and people below and an unknown number of levels. A table of food makes its way down each cell with less and less food the further it goes, cannibalism is the only way for lower levels to survive.

5. Hush

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hush-on-netflkix
IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
6.681US Netflix

A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window. Hush is a popular slasher horror with a 80s feel in terms of atmosphere and suspense. As our main character/victim is deaf the film has to build suspense without screams, bangs and horrific noises that many horrors rely on. It definitely gains some points as it successfully builds suspense and chills through cinematography and lack of sound effects. Hush pushes the home invasion sub genre of horror to a new level.

6. Game Over

game-over-on-netflix
game-over-on-netflix
IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
7.165Netflix

A fantastic and imaginative movie where Swapna, a nyctophobic, a game designer, who is on a turbulent road to recovery from an incident that scarred her deeply, has to fight her inner demons to stay alive in the game called life. As she is hunted within her own home she has to battle not just her would be killer but also her own emotional self. It is a very popular movie and one of the best horrors to come out of India in many years, exciting, new age and original.

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7. Creep

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creep-on-netflix
IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
6.375US Netflix

A young videographer answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man’s odd behaviour as his message become darker. He finishes the job and attempts to go home but he cannot find his keys, this is when things go really downhill for the videographer. The is a simple and very fun to watch found footage movie and one of the better of its genre. It has a great mix of black comedy mixed in which is rare for a found footage horror. If at this point you have decided you do not like found footage movies then watch this and it may change your mind.

8. Silence of The Lambs

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Silence-of-the-lambs-on-netflix
IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
8.697Netflix – Globally

Regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time and the movie which all other thrillers are compared to, if you have somehow not seen this movie then do not read any further and just watch this first! A young FBI detective is trying to catch a serial killer who skins their victims but consults with the infamous cannibal psychopath Hannibal Lecter who is already incarcerated. Hannibal is a character with a brilliant mind (think Walter White or Dexter) who likes to play mind games and ultimately has his own game as he also assists the young detective.

9. The Shinning

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the-shinning-on-netflix
IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
8.493Netflix – Japanes version

Arguably the most famous horror of all time from the Steven Spielberg novel. If you don’t know the plot then its simple a family are alone in an isolated hotel to take care of it in the winter months when there are no guests. The hotel is haunted with a number of entities as the father (Jack Nicholson) is driven mad. Not just a great horror movie but one of the greatest movies of all time that has stood the test of time still being jump scary, spooky scary and disturbing 30 years later.

10. CAM

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cam-on-netflix
IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
5.972US Netflix

A young camgirl discovers that she’s inexplicably been replaced on her site with an exact replica of herself. I love the concept, an evil version of myself has always been a regular nightmare of mine. It is a very interesting physiological horror to watch and will keep you entertained. Many do not like the fact that nothing is really explained, however I’m ok with that simply because horrors never successfully explain any ending when they try. A proper mystery , I prefer it to stay that way as it will keep your mind going round in loops and this movie will never leave your mind. Which I suppose is s sign of a great horror, just like the first Cube film which was later ruined by further explanations in sequels.

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