15 B-Horror Movies You Can Watch on Netflix Right Now

Offering unabashed acting and campy gore galore, the B-horror movie is the antidote to slick big-budget Hollywood blockbusters.

This niche horror genre is enduringly popular among film aficionados, with the movies often so bad that they're actually pretty good.

Netflix consequently caters for an entire sub-genre devoted to B-horror movies, with the streaming site suggesting viewers "sit back and prepare to scream – and, in some cases, laugh."

There is a simple way of navigating straight to this specific B-horror movie category on Netflix, using code 8195.

Please note, Netflix regularly cycles through movies, meaning some of the titles listed below may be unavailable at certain times.

The Funhouse Massacre (2015)

Rated X (18) | 1h 30m | Crime Comedies

Six psychopathic killers commandeer a local Halloween haunted house after escaping a secret asylum, turning unsuspecting revelers into their latest victims.

The Funhouse Massacre
The Funhouse Massacre: Six psychopathic killers commandeer a local Halloween haunted house Petri Entertainment

Zombeavers (2014)

Rated Mature (15) | 1h 17m | Zombie Horror Films

A group of randy college kids partying in a woodland cabin receive a nasty surprise when a swarm of ferocious zombie beavers strike.

Zombeavers sees college kids staying at a riverside cottage attacked by a swarm of zombie beavers Canal+, Armory Films

Peelers (2016)

Rated X (18) | 1h 36m | Zombie Horror Films

A burlesque bar owner defends her bar and the buxom strippers working there, after a mystery virus transforms her customers into violent killers.

Peelers: A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her girls and her life Pounds LBS Pictures, Sleep Apnea Productions

Invaders from Mars (1986)

Rated Mature (12) | 1h 39m | Sci-Fi & Fantasy

This remake of the 1950s sci-fi classic finds only one man who understands the truth about the aliens invading his small town.

Invaders from Mars
Invaders from Mars is a remake of the classic 50s The Cannon Group, Inc

Incoming (2019)

Rated Mature (15) | 1h 29m | Sci-Fi & Fantasy

When an imprisoned terrorist cell hijacks a high-security prison on the International Space Station, a CIA agent becomes the only way of stopping them.

The International Space Station has been transformed into the ultimate black site—an orbiting prison Benattar/Thomas Productions

The Black Room (2017)

Rated X (18) | 1h 31m | Horror

A married couple relocates to a home housing a demotic entity, fuelled by lust and desire, attempts to conquer the world.

The Black Room
A young couple moves into their dream house, which quickly becomes a living nightmare Cleopatra Entertainment

Sharknado (2013)

1h 26min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

This first instalment of the legendary b-horror movie Sharknado film series finds a freak waterspout that lifts thousands of sharks from the ocean and drops them onto Los Angeles.

Sharknado: A storm devastates LA, leaving the flooded streets full of killer sharks The Asylum, Southward Films

Spiders (2000)

Rated Mature (15) | 1h 34m | Horror/Sci-fi

A Soviet space station packed with venomous spiders crashes into a New York subway tunnel, where they start to mutate to enormous proportions and wreak havoc on the city.

A DNA experiment taking place in space space results in arachnid pandemonium on Earth Nu Image Films

The Asylum (2015)

Rated X (18) | 1h 31m | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Also known as Exeter, this B-horror movie sees a group of teenagers performing a DIY exorcism accidentally release an evil spirit that begins to possess each of them.

The Asylum
The Asylum: Teens perform an occult ritual that leads to a violent possession Blumhouse Productions

Slither (2006)

Rated Mature (15) | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A small town is overtaken by an alien virus, transforming locals into zombies and mutant monsters.

Slither is a 2006 American science-fiction black comedy B-horror movie Brightlight Pictures

You're Next (2011)

Rated X (18) | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

Killers attacking the Davison family during their wedding anniversary getaway swiftly discover one of them harbors a secret ability to get revenge, in this brutal B-horror movie.

You're Next
You're Next is a 2011 American slasher movie HanWay Films

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Rated X (18) | 91 min | Horror

This supernatural slasher movie sees the monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seek revenge by invading the dreams of teens.

A Nightmare on Elm Street
A girl realises she must stay awake to escape clawed killer Freddy Krueger New Line Cinema, Media Home Entertainment

The Evil Dead (1981)

Rated X (18) | 85 min | Horror

A group of teenagers travel to a cabin in the woods, where they accidentally release flesh-possessing demons.

The Evil Dead
A group of teenagers travel to a cabin in the woods in this B-horror movie classic Renaissance Pictures, New Line Cinema

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Rated Mature (15) | 81 min | Horror, Mystery

A trio of movie students vanishes after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their cryptic footage behind. This B-horror movie famously achieved mainstream success.

The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project injected new life into the B-horror movie genre Haxan Films

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Rated X (18) | 83 min | Horror

B-movie horror meets arthouse cult classic inspired by real crimes sees two siblings and their friends travelling to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas, where they encounter a family of psychopathic cannibals.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
B-horror movie meets arthouse in the cult classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre