These Are The Best Rated Horror Movies On Netflix
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With Halloween fast approaching, you might be on the hunt for a scary movie to get you in the mood for the holiday and you're in luck, because we've hunted down the top two showing on Netflix right now.
We can reveal that according to Rotten Tomatoes, Psycho is the best horror film showing on the streaming platform currently.
That's right, the film from 1960 is still a viewer favourite, ranking at number seven of top 100 horror movies on the review-aggregation site.
Whether you've seen it or not, you will no doubt have at least heard of Psycho, the psychological horror directed by Alfred Hitchcock, who is otherwise known as the master of suspense. And you will almost definitely have heard of the infamous shower scene.
It was based on a 1959 novel of the same name, but it was Hitchcock's film that made it so famous and it's still considered one of his best.
It is all about a woman, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), who steals money from her employer and scarpers with her boyfriend. She ends up in Bates Motel to rest and the film centres around her interactions with the manager, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), who appears to be a mummy's boy.
We don't want to spoil the ending if you've not seen it, but this film is a classic slasher meets psychological thriller.
It's all in black and white, but don't let that put you off, this is a must-watch classic filmed in the Hitchock style, which means the camera moves in a way that mimics the eye, making you feel a bit like a voyeur. Creepy.
And if you need any more convincing, although initially the film received mixed reviews, it went on to win four Academy Awards.
Rotten Tomatoes reviews suggests Psycho is a winner too. It ranks in the top 10 horror films on the site and has been given a 96% rating on the Tomatometer, which means the approved critics on the site ranked it this highly. Plus, 95% of all users on the site ranked it at least three and a half stars or higher, with an average of 4.46/5.
The critic's consensus reads: "Infamous for its shower scene, but immortal for its contribution to the horror genre. Because Psycho was filmed with tact, grace, and art, Hitchcock didn't just create modern horror, he validated it."That's some solid backing.
But horror film buffs, you know doubt have seen this movie ten times over. But don't panic, because we've got something for you too.
CAM is the next best scary film from the Rotten Tomatoes list that appears on the streaming site.
No, we hadn't heard of this 2018 release either.
CAM is a psychological thriller, that sees Alice Ackerman, played by Madeleine Brewer, work as a cam girl called Lola online.
Alice is obsessed with increasing her online ranking and goes to great lengths to get good reviews, at times even sacrificing herself for ratings. But soon, Alice's account is hacked. Someone who acts just like her seems to have taken her place.
Alice is soon wrapped up in a world of catfishing, trying to uncover who has stolen her identity.
It sounds intense, but that's what Halloween is all about, right?
In an age where identities and details are often stolen thanks to hackers on the internet - the movie sounds like it will really tap into our online vulnerability fears. But it goes deeper than that. Because the idea behind the film was also to get people to empathise with sex workers.
Writer Isa Mazzei told Hyper Allergic: "The general idea that I started with was to create a film where an audience would empathise with a sex worker."
Mazzei drew on some of her own experiences working as a cam girl to write the story.
She continued to Hyper Allergic: "I definitely drew a lot from my own life, but it was more from the emotions that I felt while camming, rather than specific events.
"For example, my sister knew I was a cam girl and was very supportive, and I put some of that into Alice's relationship with [her brother]".
But what do reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes think?
It is ranked 93% on the critic's consensus although general users were less impressed with a 55% ranking.
The critic's consensus reads: Smart and suspenseful, CAM is a techno-thriller that's far more than the sum of its salacious parts - and an outstanding showcase for Madeline Brewer in the leading role."
Finally, a new film we can get creeped out over.