Monster movies are a particular part of the horror genre that we love because of their versatility. Not all monsters are the same and what you might consider a monster might be a hero to someone else. And that terrifying creature you’ve always feared is nothing in comparison to the real deal. But there’s always a twist in a great monster movie that makes you take pause and think about your actions and what led to this fight for your life.
So, without further ado, here are 6 monster movies you should check out on Netflix!
Synopsis: Deep inside the mountain of Dovre, something gigantic awakens after being trapped for a thousand years. Destroying everything in its path, the creature is fast approaching the capital of Norway. But how do you stop something you thought only existed in Norwegian folklore?
Why You Should Watch: Because the troll did nothing wrong and I’ve never cheered more for a monster to go to town and destroy every human within its sight. So prepare for that feeling and to want him to get his revenge in the sequel.
2. The Ritual
Synopsis: Four friends with a long-standing — but strained — connection take a hiking trip into the Swedish wilderness, from which they may never return.
Why You Should Watch: I don’t know what it is about the Nordic countries but I’m staying out of the woods, especially after this movie that doesn’t hold back from the scares or the transformative monster.
3. The Devil Below
Synopsis: A geological expedition to an Appalachian sinkhole becomes a fight for survival against a mysterious force.
Why You Should Watch: This one is a little different because the town at the heart of this knows that the monsters are there and decide to protect the world from those below. Of course, idiots come and mess up everything.
4. The Invitation
Synopsis: After the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie takes a DNA test and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, Evie’s at first seduced by the sexy aristocratic host. However, she’s soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets about her family history and the unsettling intentions behind their sinful generosity.
Why You Should Watch: Sometimes monsters are good-looking bad boys who want to make you their queen but you end up showing them what’s up cuz you’re a baddie. And I mean, sorry not sorry, but I don’t know if I would say no to this particular brand of monster.
5. The Wretched
Synopsis: A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parents’ imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand-year-old witch who has possessed the neighbor next door.
Why You Should Watch: Never has a movie terrified me with its blatant “yes, this is an evil witch that crawled out the belly of a woodland creature and is now out to take everything you have and rip you apart.”
6. Blood Red Sky
Synopsis: Nadja and her ten-year-old son are on an overnight flight from Germany to New York when a group of terrorists violently take control of the plane and threaten the lives of the passengers. Suddenly Nadja faces an impossible choice – should she reveal her dark side and the inner monster she has kept hidden from her son for years in order to save him?
Why You Should Watch: Love sustains a mother who is fighting a monster with fangs aka a vampire that is clawing at her beneath the surface. When her child gets in danger, she unleashes it to deadly consequences for all.
Troll is the unspoken sequel to 2010’s Troll Hunter, convince me otherwise LOL been trying to get more people to see it, definite hidden gem imho.
Blood Red Sky was a revelation. I had heard, ala the SOAP stigma, to give it a chance despite that, and I was floored…it definitely brought a pathos to what you said in the main review could’ve been just a vampire vs. terrorists fracas tropefest [Closest in my mind to tropes would be the crazy one who was cosplaying as an FA getting drunk on more violence after she (inadvertantly?) turned him], and I don’t care how tough you think you are, when Elias is standing there, with the detonator, seeing the creature bounding toward him that was once his mother, with nothing but hunger and bloodlust on its face, crying out hoping to still reach her somewhere in there as he had while the plane was still flying, tears running, and then, knowing, sets off the explosives and destroys the plane. with his mother and all the vampires AND NOT CRY YOU ARE NOT HUMAN.