As you're no doubt aware, Netflix is chockablock with pretty much every kind of genre and movie for you to enjoy.

But, as with anything, there's the good stuff and the bad stuff - and that's where we come in. Every month, we're going to pluck five gems from Netflix's library in a specific genre - action, horror, comedy and drama - for you to watch.

This week, it's horror. We kick things off with...


'Don't Breathe'

Directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Stephen Lang, 'Don't Breathe' takes a wickedly simple idea and trawls it out to a full movie. A trio of juvenline deliquents decide to rob a blinded veteran, and the best part is one of them is able to gain access to his house from the security company. In comparison to his debut film, the blood-splattered remake of 'Evil Dead', this feels more like a Hitchockian horror-thriller than anything else. It's lean, mean and incredibly suspensful.



Before James Wan took on 'Aquaman' and before 'Furious 7', his bread and butter was horror. 'Insidious' was the second of his horror franchises, the others being 'Saw' and 'The Conjuring', and possibly his best. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne are two parents who are struggling to understand their children's issues and soon realise it's much more than just imagination - it's demons. Far less gory than 'Saw', 'Insidious' works more on horror and scares being just out of frame. Which, as we know, is more terrifying than seeing something head on.


'Ouija: Origin of Evil'

If you enjoyed 'The Haunting of Hill House' and you want more from Mike Flanagan and (some of) the cast, you're in luck. 'Ouija: Origin of Evil' feels basically like a dress rehearsal for 'The Haunting of Hill House', and sees Elizabeth Reaser as a widowed mother of two young daughters who's ruining a fake seance business in '60s small-town America. However, when she buys a ouija board and hopes to add it to her business, her youngest daughter somehow opens a portal to the spirit world. Henry Thomas, who played the younger version of the father from 'The Hautning Of Hill House', is in there as well as a priest who tries to help - but ends up getting hurled around the house. One of the few examples of a horror sequel being far better than the original.


'The Lodgers'

Filmed in Loftus Hall - famed for being one of the most haunted houses in Ireland - 'The Lodgers' is more closer to a gothic drama than a horror, but there's plenty of scares to be had. Set in Ireland in the '20s, twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Millner) live in a remote house and do their best to keep the outside world from their door. However, when Rachel meets a troubled war veteran, she tries to leave the house and start a new life - but doesn't reckon with the curse left on their family, or her twin's desperation.


'The Belko Experiment'

Written by James Gunn and directed by Greg McLean, the man behind 'Wolf Creek', there's an easy way to explain 'The Belko Experiment'. Basically, think 'Office Space' if it was a horror movie. That's pretty much what it's going for, and what you'll get. Gunn's trademark humour is there, and with a game cast that includes John C. Reilly, Michael Rooker and Tony Goldwyn, there's plenty going on with it for an enjoyable rip of horror and humour.