Top 8 Best Horror Movies on Netflix of All Time in Malaysia

If you are a fan of horror movies, we are ready to serve you with tons of recommended horror films on Netflix for you to binge-watch! A quick learning session for you. Did you know when we were first introduced to an eerie, creepy movie? It was first started in 1896 with a movie titled The Devil’s Castle. In several short silent films, French pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès produced in the late 1890s, the supernatural was first depicted on screen. Le Manoir du Diable (1896), also known as “The Haunted Castle” or “The House of the Devil,” is the most popular of these early supernatural-themed films. The movie has occasionally received recognition as the very first horror movie.

Since the horror theme was introduced, many have been inspired and created millions more horror films, which continues to this day. Here, we provide the list of the 8 Best Netflix Horror Movies you can watch in Malaysia. 

What Makes a Great Horror Movie? 

What aspects should you look for when picking out the best horror movie ever that you can watch? The following are some of the crucial aspects that you should know:

1. Ratings & Recognition

One of the most important is the movie’s ratings and recognition in award-winning films nomination such as the Oscar Awards, the most well-known and prestigious award event in the United States of America. 

2. Restrictions

As you know, horror movies sometimes depict barbaric actions, chants, hideous characters, and so many more that will require parents’ guidance before you can watch them. Plus, you need to consider the age restriction of the movie so you can avoid any worst-case scenarios during your watch.

3. Storyline 

Lastly, read the storyline or summary of the movie to get the gist of the story and determine whether it is worthy or not.

8 Best Horror Movies on Netflix of All Time in Malaysia

1. The Conjuring (2013)

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Directed by: James Wan

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston

Release date: July 19, 2013

Genre: Horror, Suspense/Thriller

Synopsis: Harrisville existed earlier than Amityville. The terrifying true account of Ed and Lorraine Warren, two of the world’s most renowned paranormal investigators, is told in The Conjuring. They were contacted by a family being harassed by a shadowy presence in a remote farmhouse. The Warrens find themselves involved in the most terrible case of their lives as they are forced to face a powerful demonic entity.

2. Let Me In (2010)

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Directed by: Matt Reeves

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Elias Koteas, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins

Release date: November 11, 2010

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Synopsis: Let Me In, an American romantic horror film, is a story of a young boy who has constantly been bullied and eventually befriends a bizarre young female vampire. He learns how he can get revenged on those bullies with her help. Besides, this movie can be streamed on Netflix.

3. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

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Directed by: Mike Flanagan

Starring: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Henry Thomas

Release date: November 3, 2016

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Supernatural 

Synopsis: When widowed mother, Alice Zander (Elizabeth Reaser) adds a new trick to support her séance hoax business in 1967 Los Angeles, she unintentionally draws real evil into her house. The little family must face unimaginable dangers to save their youngest daughter, Doris (Lulu Wilson), from the ruthless ghost that has taken possession of her.

4. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

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Directed by: James Wan

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Frances O’Connor, Franka Potente, Madison Wolfe, Patrick Wilson, Simon McBurney

Release date: May 13, 2016

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis: Two paranormal investigators, Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren took a break from their self-imposed hiatus in 1977 to travel to the Enfield neighborhood of north London. They meet a frazzled single mother named  Peggy Hodgson, who has four children. She told them that evil is currently in her home. Her youngest daughter begins to show signs of demonic possession, which leads Ed and Lorraine to believe her. Those who attempt to help the surrounded girl will become the evil spirit’s next victims. 

5. The Ring (2002)

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Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Jane Alexander, Brian Cox, Martin Henderson, Daveigh Chase

Release date: October 18, 2002

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Synopsis: It sounds like another urban legend: after watching a videotape containing terrifying visuals, the spectator receives a phone call that predicts their demise in precisely seven days. Naomi Watts’ character Rachel Keller, a newspaper reporter, initially doubts the tale until four adolescents unexpectedly pass away exactly one week after watching the same tape. Rachel finds the video and watches it after letting her inquisitive curiosity take over. She now has seven days to complete the riddle to survive.

6. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) 

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Directed by: James Wan

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye

Release date: October 17, 2013 

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Synopsis: After they struggle with the demonic beings controlling their son, the Lamberts, Renai and Josh, are eager for their lives to return back to normal. However, something is not right about Josh, whom Renai is unaware is also possessed by the evil spirit. In order to release Josh’s spirit and ultimately defeat the evil forces surrounding them to safeguard her family’s future, Lorraine Lambert and her ghost-hunting companions go into the past.

7. Get Out (2017)

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Directed by: Jordan Peele

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Alisson William, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry John, Marcus Henderson

Release date: February 24, 2017

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Synopsis: Rose, Chris’s girlfriend, extends an invitation to him for a weekend break upstate with her parents, Missy and Dean, now that they have reached the meet-the-parents stage of dating. Chris initially interprets the family’s overly accommodating actions as anxious attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial romance. Still, as the weekend goes on, a sequence of progressively unsettling revelations leads him to a truth he could never have anticipated.

8. Munafik (2016)

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Directed by: Syamsul Yusof

Starring: Syamsul Yusof, Nabila Huda, Sabrina Ali

Release date: August 30, 2018

Genre: Horror

Synopsis: Adam is a Muslim doctor who struggles with letting go of the reality that his wife has passed away. Later, he consents to help Maria, a despondent woman, but odd and unpleasant things start to occur. As he is helping to cure Maria, possessed by the evil spirit, he is tested by his strength of belief in Islam and his trust in the Almighty. 

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