The 10 Horror Films on Netflix Too Scary for People to Finish… Apparently

‘Jeruzalem’ | Epic Pictures Group

Ever seen a movie so scary that you had to stop watching?

Well, you’re not alone. It apparently happens often enough on Netflix that the streaming giant has enough data to draw up a top 10.

As provided to Forbes, Netflix’s list of the 10 horror films so scary that people had switch off before finishing includes big hits such as The Conjuring 2, ill-received remakes like 2016’s Cabin Fever, and more comedic horror outings like 2010’s Piranha 3D. Yeah, hence the apparently in the headline above.

For example, the pointless remake that was Cabin Fever, a needless copy of Eli Roth’s 2002 hit, has a 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes (yes, a ZERO) and a 3.7 score from IMDB users. So, perhaps people just switched off because… well, because it sucked?

Not according to Netflix. As per the criteria they provided to Forbes:

The criteria was that Netflix users made it at least 70% of the way through the movie, but turned it off en masse before finishing it. […] They said that by using the 70% threshold, that if most people truly hate a movie, they’ll turn it off well before that.

There are certainly some films in the list that this writer would consider scary. James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 certainly has its nail-biting moments, as does The Void‘s earlier moments. But Piranha is arguably more gory comedy than scary and Human Centipede 2 is simply f-d up (seriously) for the sake of it. There could be a few films here that you may want to check out if you haven’t, such as Raw (not scary per se, but a solid film with some strong doses of body horror), the occasionally great moments in the oddity that is Teeth (a painful one for guys), and some nifty scenes for found footage aficionados in Jeruzalem.

Check out the list below.

1. Cabin Fever

2. Carnage Park

3. México Bárbaro

4. Piranha

5. Raw

6. Teeth

7. The Conjuring 2

8. The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence

9. The Void

10. Jeruzalem

‘Teeth’ | Lionsgate
‘Carnage Park’ | IFC Midnight

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