There’s nothing better than discovering a good horror movie. The scares are new, the characters expendable and (hopefully) nothing is predictable. If you’re ready to be freaked out, we’ve compiled a list of the very best (often overlooked) horror flicks on Netflix.

Although there are plenty of classics on the streaming service — including “Friday the 13th,” “Child’s Play,” “Paranormal Activity” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” — we wanted to veer slightly off the beaten path and offer up something beyond the traditional.

Interested in monster movies, then check out “Sweetheart,” “The Ritual” or “The Monster.” Looking for something visually striking, we recommend “The Witch” or “Under the Skin.” Ready for an adrenaline-pumping ride, then consider zombie feature “Train to Busan” or sci-fi horror pic “Event Horizon.” Interested in bingeing flicks with similar esthetics? We suggest the Mike Flanagan triple feature: Start with “Hush,” jump into “Gerald’s Game” and finish it off with the truly terrifying “Haunting of Hill House.”

If there ever was a time to be distracted by someone else’s unimaginable plight with a ghost or vampire, it’s now. 

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