16. Dark Skies (2013)
Best for: Viewers looking for a bit of a sci-fi twist on the standard haunted house film.
If vampires and ghosts aren’t your thing then maybe aliens might be more your speed. In that case then Dark Skies is the best Netflix horror movie for you.
The Barrett’s are just a normal run of the mill family. They barbecue, they struggle to pay their bills, their house is haunted by an other worldly presence they can’t explain.
Really strange things keep happening around the Barrett’s house. Their refrigerator keeps opening up and spilling its contents onto the floor in the middle of the night. Their security alarm keeps getting triggered in the middle of the night. And for some reasons flocks of birds fly kamikaze style into their house an that’s just the beginning. Maddeningly, everything seem to happen with no plausible explanation. And when missing children come into the picture the stakes just keep getting raised.
Suffice it to say, let’s just say things will get worse for the Barrett’s before they get better.
Although Dark Skies is pretty low budget, even as far as horror movies go, the movie still gets a lot of mileage out of its’ scares. One of the movie’s strengths is that many of the creepy scenes are plausible and realistic. There are a million things that could go wrong with a security alarm and Dark Skies had me double checking mine to make sure it was working properly.
15. All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
Best for: 15 year old boys. If you like girls in panties, lesbian kissing scenes, comically horrible deaths, and hot vampire/zombie cheerleaders then this film is for you!
Luckily for me that movie does finally exist in the form of All Cheerleaders Die.
A hilariously bloody cheesecake mess, All Cheerleaders Die is actually a remake of directors Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson’s own original 2001 film of the same name.
The film’s plot is all over the place but focuses on a pair of friends who join their school’s cheerleading squad amid a series of social backstabbings, cheating boyfriends, chauvinistic jocks, and a bunch of super funny gruesome deaths followed by magical resurrections, If you are a fan of camp and cheese you’ll love All Cheerleaders Die.
My only complaint is, why didn’t they make films like this back when I was a teenager? This film would have received heavy play on my friend’s VCR on sleepover weekends as it has everything a prepubescent teenage boy looks for in his horror movies. Boobs, butts, gore, and laughs.