Use These Secret Netflix Category Codes to Find the Perfect Horror Movie

Netflix horror category codes

It can be hard to find what you’re looking for on Netflix. The service has tens of thousands of shows and movies. However, the algorithm will only feed us a couple of dozen. As a result, unless you know exactly what you’re looking for, you’re stuck browsing and endless hit-or-miss list. I feel like this is especially true when it comes to horror. However, using category codes will help you find the perfect horror flick for your next Netflix and chill session.

Netflix currently has over 36,000 secret category codes for everything from cult horror classics to Christmas rom-coms. The codes are a hot topic lately, but they aren’t new. According to the official Netflix blog, the codes originated way back in the days before streaming as a way for customers to browse DVD titles. They continue to add new codes when the mood strikes.

All of the Netflix Horror Category Codes

If you want to look at everything that falls under the horror umbrella on Netflix, use the category code 8711. That will give you the larger genre list. However, if you’re in the mood for something specific, check out the list below. Then, we’ll talk about how to use the codes.

  • Creature Features – 6895 (Tremors: Shrieker Island, Viking Wolf, No One Gets Out Alive)
  • High-Brow Horror – 3261672 (It Follows, The Bad Batch, The Perfection)
  • Horror Comedy – 89585 (The Babysitter, Zombieland, Warm Bodies)
  • Horror TV Shows – 83059 (The Midnight Club, The Haunting of Hill House, Black Summer)
  • Independent Thrillers – 3269 (Dragged Across Concrete, The Devil to Pay, Creep)  
  • Monster Movies – 947 (The Wretched, Dracula Untold, The Ritual)
  • Psychological Thrillers – 5505 (1922, Gerald’s Game, The Woman at the Window)
  • Satanic Stories – 6998 (Coven of Sisters, Errementari: The Blacksmith & the Devil, The Seventh Day)
  • Sci-Fi Horror – 1694 (Annihilation, Doom, Pitch Black)
  • Sci-Fi Thrillers – 11014 (Bird Box, Mute, Spectral)
  • Slasher & Serial Killer Movies – 8646 (Fear Street trilogy, No One Sleeps in the Woods Tonight, The Rental)
  • Small Town Scares – 81496215 (The Watcher, Glitch, The Intrusion)
  • Supernatural Horror Movies – 42023 (The Invitation, Aftermath, Things Heard & Seen)
  • Supernatural Thrillers – 11140 (The Legacy of the Bones, Ghost Lab, The 9th Precinct)  
  • Teen Screams – 52147 (I See You, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Night Teeth)
  • Witchcraft & The Dark Arts – 81552046 (The Ring, Devil in Ohio, Cabinet of Curiosities)
  • Vampire Horror Movies – 7804 (John Carpenter’s Vampires, He Never Died, Family Blood)
  • Zombie Horror Movies – 75405 (Day of the Dead: Bloodline, Valley of the Dead, Don’t Kill Me)

Using the Netflix Category Codes

Now that you have a list of Netflix’s secret horror category codes, what’s next? It’s simple. If you’re using Netflix in your browser just type into your URL bar. Then, add the category you want to browse. On the other hand, if you’re using an app or watching on your TV, just type the category code into the search bar and it will take you where you want to go.

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