So you plunked down your $7.99 a month for Netflix streaming but are feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the crappy horror movies at your fingertips? Fear not, there are some true gems buried in the depths of the Netflix streaming library! If you are in to Horror Movies, here are the 10 best I have found so far and are available today:
Horror Movie #10:
The Cabin in the Woods
This is a well done tongue in cheek mash-up of all the standard horror genres that brings a whole new twist to the standard horror movie fare. I haven’t seen such a creative idea in any movie in quite a while, let alone in a horror movie which tends to cling to formulas like Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Horror Movie #9:
When Clive Barker came on the scene, he was pushed as the next Stephen King. I’m not sure if that is the case, except perhaps in the category of putrid screen adaptations of his novels, but Hellraiser is the exception. This is a great look at the darkness in Barker’s fiction, and though some of the makeup effects are a bit dated, the villains are epic and iconic.
Horror Movie #8:
What would happen if you put Marty McFly in a horror movie? Well, here is your answer. Directed by Peter Jackson long before the Lord of the Rings movies, The Frighteners has a few good scares and some moments of levity that make this movie both frightening and funny.
Horror Movie #7:
I know, Stephen King movies have a hit to miss ratio of around 1:3 but this is one of the better ones. There is a solid dose of creepiness, undead animals and people, and a plot that keeps you watching right to the end.
Horror Movie #6:
The Evil Dead
Horror Movie #5:
If you have already seen this one years ago, it is worth another watch with a modern perspective, especially if you saw when you were young and without kids and now you have one or two little ones running around.
Horror Movie #4:
Ju-on: The Grudge
Nobody does creepy-ass water ghosts better than the Japanese. Well, maybe the Koreans. If you are thinking, “I saw the American version already,” then you need to fight the urge to skip the original because you are missing a lot.
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Horror Movie #1:
Let The Right One In
This horror movie is destined to be a modern classic. Given all of the great movies that are unavailable on Netflix streaming, this one will probably be pulled soon so get this one in your queue NOW before it is gone. Trust me.