11 Scary Demon Movies on Netflix

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Demons movies can be a tricky genre, many horrors are never clear if it is an evil vengeful spirit or a demon, this is our list of the best movies on Netflix I conclude to be Demons (arguably).

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11 best scary demon movies to watch on Netflix – 2020 update…

  1. Clown
  2. The Mimic
  3. Annabelle: Creation
  4. The Conjuring
  5. Under The Shadow
  6. Our House
  7. Poltergeist
  8. Insidious
  9. Sinister
  10. The Evil Dead
  11. Paranormal activity

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1. Clown

IMDB RatingRotten TomatoesHow to Watch
5.767/100Access Japanese Netflix with NORD VPN 30 Day Trial

Clown is a rather simple scripted movie and probably the perfect clown movie more than anything. The father discovers a clown suit one day to wear to his son’s birthday party. Suddenly he finds himself unable to remove the costumes as it slowly consumes him and turns him into some kind of demon clown. Its not a perfectly polished movie but the acting is good, the clown is very scary and well played and the plot is both original and easy to follow. It appears to be a little underrated on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes however a lot of horror movies are and especially when so many people have a fear of clowns.

Clown is currently available on the Japanese version of Netflix. If you already have Netflix you can access this movie on Netflix by using a VPN service with a free trial and setting your location to Japan. Alternatively it is available on IMDB TV at time of writing by clicking here.

2. The Mimic

IMDb RatingRotten TomatoesHow to Watch
5.5/1046/100Korean Netflix or 7 day free trial to Shudder

If you are looking for a chilling, scary and supernatural Korean horror movie similar other Asian horrors such as The Grudge or The Ring then The Mimic is the closest you will get on Netflix. Although this is not as good as many other Asian or Korean horrors it does have a very scary little demon girl, perfect to scare a group of friends on a night in. The movie follows a family that moves to a rural location who 5 years earlier lost their son. The mother one day discovers a girl walking in the forest, seemingly lost and with no identity she takes her in as her own. However, suspicions start to build that she is not human!

This movie is available on the Korean Netflix which you can access with a VPN service. Access Korean Netflix with Nord VPN

3. Annabelle: Creation

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IMDBRotten TomatoesHow to Watch
6.575UK  Netflix – access with Nord VPN

A prequel to Annabelle which was a prequel to The Conjuring making it a prequel prequel? That aside Anabelle: Creation was a lot better than Annabelle, and origin movies always are fairly well done in my opinion. The plot follows a couple (the male of which is a toy/doll maker) who lose their daughter but have a secret in the fact that there daughter is still around, but one day asks to inhabit the doll. They quickly learn it was never their daughter but an evil entity (Demon) tricking them, they lock the doll away. As atonement they open their house up to orphaned girls, this is where the doll starts to haunt, possess and terrorise. As you can tell the plot has a lot more to it than the original and is also a lot scarier. Pretty much everything is better about this movie from acting, lighting, suspense and plot, much closer to the quality of The Conjuring.

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4. The Comjuring

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IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
7.587Access Japanese Netflix with NORD VPN 30 Day Trial

I remember when this movie first came out, there was a lot of hype as it being the scariest movie ever made. It is also based around and supposedly true story of the family that moved into a house which had been the sight of a brutal murders many years before. The House is haunted by a number of spirits and paranormal investigators are called din to help investigate. The movie lives up to its hype as its not just terrifying but is also very good all round and has since had many prequels and sequels being connected to the Annabelle movies (Annabelle is in this movie). The Conjuring has its own universe which also includes the Annabelle movies and is commonly accepted that the main theme and plots involve a demon haunting.

5. Under The Shadow

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IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
6.953Netflix – Worldwide

This movie is worth watching as it is just a good movie. The plot is unique as a woman and her daughter cope with the terrors of war-torn Tehran of the 1980s. As the war is raging outside something evil is terrorising them inside their apartment. This is one of the highest rated ghost / evil spirit /demon movies and it does not rely on cheap scares or constant jumpy scenes, instead it builds slowly and only a few times will really make you jump, but in the best possible way. The movie is very deep in meaning with much of the horror as a metaphor for the terror felt by families during times of war, when a bomb could fall onto your home at any point. This movie will leave its mark on you as a really good spooky ghost story.

6. Our House

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IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
5.355Netflix – Worldwide

Our house is the story of a young genius invents a device that amplifies paranormal activity, but it works far too well and brings back things much worse than intended. It is an independent movie which has nicely developed characters. It is more of a spooky ghost film than a movie with loads of jump scares putting it nicely into the ghost story category rather than the evil demon genre. Not the greatest or most exciting movie but a nice watch.

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7. Poltergeist (1982)

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IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
7.383Netflix – US version

The original Poltergeist movie from Steven Spielberg is still a much watch today and much better than the 2015 remake. With a classic like this the plot does not have to be complicated, a family’s home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts. What I love about this film is that it’s the perfect balance of creepy and spooky without the uncomfortable jump scares. Although it is a little dated and it now takes a lot more to scare an audience it is hard to re-create the magic that movie makers could in the 1980s. The movie is highly regarded as one of the greatest horror movies of all time and certainly one of the best ghost stories.

8. Insidious

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insidious-on-netflix
IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
6.879Netflix – US version

There is no doubt this is a demon movie, though I cannot say too much without spoiling the plot. If you are looking for something a bit different then this movie may just be worth a watch. For most of the film it seems like any typical horror / demonic haunting movies, which it is. However, the movie takes a fairly odd turn in how it chooses to try and conclude the film, I cannot say any-more without giving it away so just give it a watch. Perhaps it goes a little to far in craziness for some or maybe the witters were so fed-up of trying to write a good ending to a horror (which is rare) they decided to give something else a go.

9. Sinister

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Sinister-on-netflix
IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
6.878Netflix – US version

Sinister is a truly terrifying movie about a demon entity that uses images as its gateway, once you see him in an image there is no getting rid of him. A writer and a family move into a house where a whole family died in a horrific crime just 9 months before. The father discovers some film in the attic with the terrifying truth and unleashes the demonic entity upon the family. The movie overall has very high ratings and is definitely a jump scare movie, so watch with the lights on and the cushions at the ready. A well done horror movie with everything to make a modern thrill seeking audience jump.

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10. The Evil Dead

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IMDBRotten TomatoesHow To Watch
7.586Access US Netflix with NORD VPN 30 Day Trial

Evil Dead is a movie all about demons and goes much further than any other horror. Over the top with gore and ridiculous acting that it will make a modern audience laugh, if this was made today it would be classed as a comedy. The plot is quite simple, 5 friends go to stay at a remote cabin only to accidentally release a bunch of demons from a book. The whole movie is basically them getting possessed by demons and having to kill them by whatever means necessary. The movie has had sequels and remakes as well as a Netflix series with the original main actor which I am currently enjoying. This is a classic horror and a must watch for all horror fans.

11. Paranormal Activity

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Not entirely sure goign from the first movie if this is a Demon movie, but I have seen a few of the others to conclude it could be? If you have seen any of these movies than you will know that they are crafted specifically to make a modern audience jump, and they do it extremely well. Not much to say about this or any of the other movies in the series except they are simply a handful of cameras set-up in a haunted house as paranormal activity starts to occur, becoming more sinister and jumpy as the film progresses. Simple but very effective.

There are plenty more movies I wanted to add to this list but really came under the vengeful spirit genre rather than demons, such as The Grudge, Ringu, Shutter and many more.

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