Don’t ask us why, but there’s something about teen scream movies that makes them totally irresistible. Whether the flick revolves around high schoolers pursued by a masked villain through the woods or picked off one by one by a mysterious menace, teen horror movies are oftentimes predictable, but somehow totally absorbing.
From “The Craft” to “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Scream,” the ’90s may have been the peak of freaky teen movies, but plenty of other great movies have followed in their footsteps. More modern flicks like “Cam” have harnessed the scary capabilities of modern technology to spin truly bone-chilling stories, while others that rely on more well-known horror tropes — like the vengeful spirits of “Ouija” or the good old-fashioned serial killers of “Prom Night” — will still manage to keep you up all night.
While there are plenty of extremely scary movies that don’t revolve around teens, there’s always something extra freaky and fun about a blend of teenage nostalgia and monsters. If you’re in the mood for a good scare, we’ve rounded up the best teen slashers, psychological thrillers, and supernatural horror movies available to stream on Netflix.
— Additional reporting by Kalyn Womack and Eden Arielle Gordon