Here Are The Absolute Creepiest Things Coming To Netflix In August

Sleepy Hollow

This 1999, Academy Award winning film directed by Tim Burton is based on Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Johnny Depp plays Ichabod Crane, a New York City police constable sent to the small town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of murders committed by a mysterious headless horseman.

The Number 23

Jim Carrey stars in this thriller directed by Joel Schumacher. The movie is based around the 23 enigma; a belief that all events and moments are connected to or can be traced back to the number 23. When a man (Carrey) finds a book devoted to the ominous number, he begins a decent into darkness convinced the book is about his life, and holds grave consequences for its main character.


Also known as Diário de um Exorcista, this Brazilian horror movie centers around a young man named Lucas trying to make sense of his life after a tragedy involving his family. When an exorcism gets out of control, Lucas sets out to fight the Devil himself. The story is loosely based on of Father Lucas Vidal, one of Latin America’s most experienced exorcists.

Death Note

Death Note is an upcoming Netflix Original loosely based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. A young man (played by Nat Wolff) living in Seattle, Washington finds a supernatural notebook called The Death Note, which gives him the power to kill anyone by simply writing their name on its pages. He becomes a vigilante serial killer, taking down criminals with his new-found power, while a detective (played by Keith Stanfield) tries to find him and end his reign of terror.

Be Afraid

A man begins to experience sleep paralysis after moving with his family to a small town in Pennsylvania. While he lies there paralyzed dark, supernatural beings begin to visit him. His horror only grows when he realizes the entities aren’t after him, but want his 7-year-old son.

The Addams Family

Based on the cartoon of the same name, this 1991 cult classic tells the story of the gothic Addams family. A man claiming to be Fester Addams, the long-lost brother of Addams family father Gomez, comes home and is welcomed in with open arms. However the matriarch of the family, Morticia, suspects he’s not who he says he is. With the help of a lawyer, this con-artist attempts to get them evicted and steal the family’s immense wealth.

Hide and Seek

This 2005 horror film stars Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning. Following the suicide of his wife, David Callaway (De Niro) moves himself and his young daughter Emily (Fanning) out of the city and upstate. All is fine until Emily invents an imaginary friend named Charlie, and things take a very, very gruesome turn.

Funny Games

Funny Games is a 2007 shot-for-shot remake of a 1997 Australian horror film sharing the same name. Said to be a critique of criticism of violence used in media, the film tells the story of a family who are held hostage by two psychopathic serial killers in their vacation home and the subsequent torture and killings that ensue. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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