“Awake”, with Gina Rodriguez, imagines a world in which a global event destroys humanity’s ability to sleep. The film is Netflix‘s latest foray into the horror genre and will premiere on the streamer on Wednesday. In the meantime, let’s take a look back at Netflix‘s internal thrillers and coolers and see which were downright scary and which were just plain scary.
1. Caliber (2018)
Netflix‘s top-rated thriller is “Caliber,” which tells the story of two friends on a doomed hunting trip in Scotland. The ring Critics of the film said, “Excellent shot and performed, and bold enough not to shy away when it counts, ‘Caliber’ is one of the best genre efforts of the year.”
2. Shhh (2016)
The next highest rated Netflix original horror film is 2016’s “Hush,” which focuses on a deaf woman being stalked by a killer in her home. Directed by Mike Flanagan from the series “Haunting of Hill House”, The Guardian described the film as a “sharp, finely tuned thriller that takes familiar paths but with flair and skill.”
3. Cam (2018)
The techno-thriller “Cam” was overtaken by “Hush” because of the very different audience scores of the films, 54% and 72%. But it seems that the Chicago Reader would disagree with the ranking. Critics of the post said “Cam” is “horror at its best”.
4. Petit mal (2017)
A critic see again described this film of demonic possession (generally) received positively as “” Omen “through” Shaun of the Dead “.
5. Gerald’s Game (2017)
This twisted adaptation of Stephen King has garnered rave reviews for Carla Gugino’s performance. A laudatory review of Hollywood journalist argued that the film was “the most accomplished to date” by Mike Flanagan.
6. 1922 (2017)
This Stephen King adaptation was the victim of yet another audience score tiebreaker. Despite general public disgust for the story of a rancher plotting to murder his wife, The Guardian claims the film has “an unshakeable threat that lingers, a story of guilt and regret that weaves its way under the skin.”
7. Vampires vs. the Bronx (2019)
Neighborhood kids band together to fight vampires in this horror comedy. RogerEbert.com called him “nimble, charming and funny”.
8. Cargo (2018)
This low-key zombie flick received the ultimate compliment from a RogerEbert.com review, “I think George A. Romero himself would have liked it.”
9. Apostle (2018)
The cult thriller “Apostle” did not benefit from the various “Wicker Man” comparisons. Vulture‘S lukewarm review describes the film as “an absorbing and horrific film that may not be as smart as it would like it to be.”
10. The Ritual (2017)
An ancient evil spirit stalks the hikers in this film which, according to The voice of the village, “Occasionally reaches a tense and diabolical power”.
11. The Babysitter (2017)
This satanic teenage horror comedy starring Bella Thorne introduced many viewers to the talents of Samara Weaving. Most reviewers have been disappointed otherwise, with a see again dragging the film based on the clichés as “terribly archaic”.
12. Perfection (2018)
the New Yorker said this musical thriller starring Allison Williams was a “run-of-the-mill mess that confronts its theme ripped from the news like an impersonal checkbox.”
13. Before I wake up (2016)
Criticism of RogerEbert.com admitted that “Before I Wake” is a “flawed” film with “elements that really work, especially the main performance and some of Flanagan’s gifts in songwriting.”
14. Bird Box (2016)
An inventive viral marketing campaign made “Bird Box” a success. For most critics, the Sandra Bullock star hasn’t lived up to the hype, with station NPR KPCC dare to call it “bird-brain”.
15. Buzzsaw Velvet (2019)
The reunification of “Nightcrawler” star Jake Gyllenhaal and writer-director Dan Gilroy “didn’t do much” for a Vox review, but they added that it was “very nice while you’re in. all that”.
16. Fracture (2019)
This is where things start to rot. According to Hollywood journalist, it’s “the kind of psychological suspense that turns out to be grueling for all the wrong reasons.”
17. I’m the pretty thing that lives in the house (2016)
This haunted house story began promisingly by casting the formidable television actress Ruth Wilson in the lead role. But Variety said that even Wilson “can’t make a familiar type of character fascinating enough in a vacuum, with so little support in writing.”
18. Malicious (2018)
Even with young Florence Pugh in the lead role, this ghost story didn’t scare off critics. A critical called it “a depressing journey that lacks real scares and real direction.”
19. The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020)
The sequel to “The Babysitter” from 2017 did not improve on the flaws of its predecessor. A one-star review of RogerEbert.com found it to be a “defiantly stupid film, with references so oddly dated it borders on fascinating.”
20. Eli (2018)
The Guardian described this horror mystery as “strewn about a number of familiar horror sequences, ranging from a few unpleasant dreams to prolonged fears, but none of them really landed.”
21. Black Mercy (2019)
According to IGN Movies, this Blumhouse production has a “disturbing premise, decent performance and some good shocks, trapped in a generic presentation and a mundane plot.”
22. Things Heard and Seen (2021)
Far from its critically acclaimed “Mank” the year before, this dud starring Amanda Seyfried is “an overworked horror starring an overqualified cast,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
23. Death Note (2017)
Even with a host of young talent involved, including Margaret Qualley and Nat Wolff, “Death Note” is a loosely adapted film from a Japanese manga with an “ending will have you shutting down your Netflix app in disgust. If you don’t die of it. boredom before you get there ”, according to RogerEbert.com.
24. Into the Tall Grass (2019)
This eco-thriller starring Patrick Wilson fails to convince audiences of his threat. The Los Angeles Times stated that the movie “is too long and repeats itself too much to be as captivating as its source. It turns out there is a limit to how scary weeds can be.
25. Extinction (2018)
Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan star in this alien thriller that RogerEbert.com asserts is “a B-movie with a blockbuster attitude, and not in a fun way.”
26. Silence (2019)
Even Stanley Tucci can’t save this “A Quiet Place” scam. At least that’s what an opinion of IGN Movies claims, calling it “deeply mediocre”.
27. Rattlesnake (2019)
Maybe Netlix’s desert thriller “Rattlesnake” would have made a better short film or TV episode. A see again Sadly, he described it as “an interesting idea that couldn’t survive a feature film, complete with a lame ending.”
28. The Woman at the Window (2021)
A movie that only a super Amy Adams fan could love. The prestigious actress’ faux pas has been described as “a series of deranged clichés and narrative twists” by a critical.
29. The open house (2018)
The first honor, or rather the dishonor, is “The Open House” of 2018, which has been generously described by a critical because “a virtually tension-free and depressingly bland horror film is hard to recommend to anyone except the less discerning horror fan looking for something sweet to air on a Sunday afternoon hangover.”