The 21 Best Horror Films on Netflix to Stream in Honor of Friday the 13th

Truth be told, I used to go with my cousin to the movies when we were kids, and she loved horror flicks. (I was actually painfully afraid but kept it a secret to keep up the appearance of being cool as a cucumber.) Now that I'm an adult, I don't have any problem admitting that certain films can keep me up for nights—especially those of the paranormal variety—which is why I prefer to watch the best horror films on Netflix. This way I can keep all my squeals and jumping to my couch rather than a public movie theater. Plus, this means I can make all the treats I want at home and not even have to pay for a ticket.

So the next time you want to watch something that will literally scare you silly, all you need to do is turn on your TV and peruse some of these top chillers. From classics to recent favorites to originals, these are the best horror films on Netflix that we want to write home about. Scroll through and then (wisely) take your pick.