Crow VS Movie Recommendations
It’s time to duel, and I’m not talking about Yu-Gi-Oh. I’m talking about a challenge that a website didn’t even know they’d issued when they posted a link to an article on their website.
You see, I was just innocently, and oh so mindlessly, scrolling Facebook while texting my favorite human alive (a.k.a. the Not-Boyfriend) and eating this bangin’ crockpot beef stew I made even though every internet recipe website told me it’d be impossible to make without milk or beef stock for the actual soup part (fuck you, every recipe website ever, clearly you’ve never met someone as inventive in the kitchen as I am) when I stumbled upon a promoted post from answers.com about my favorite entertainment genre of all times – which is horror, for those of you who aren’t keeping track of these things at home:
I took this as a personal challenge – an invitation to a duel, if you will. 10 Netflix horror movies that will terrify me? That’s a pretty bold statement to be making to the general Internet. Fans of the horror genre have existed since before movies became a thing. We eat this shit up. There are a lot of us who are on the constant lookout for a movie that will actually scare them. This article is promising to deliver 10 movies that will terrify me.
But, when I clicked on the link on my Facebook feed and got the actual webpage with the list, the title changed to one that was less challenging and more… well… elitist:
I’m always one to rise to a challenge, and then they had to go and change the name of the post as soon as you click the link. That is some click-bait shit right there… but, you know what? I’m still going to take this as a challenge. So, I decided to suffer their, “slide,” navigation and poor layout festering with ads and that awful static header that takes up like a quarter of the page and really grates my nerves to have a look at their list (which can be found here). Warning, there are spoilers ahead.
1. The House of the Devil (cue dramatic music here)
A cash-strapped college student takes a babysitting job during a full lunar eclipse and discovers her employers are hiding a sick and twisted secret.
Run time: 95 minutes
Cast: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, Dee Wallace, AJ Bowen, Heather Robb, Brenda Cooney, Mary B. McCann, John Speredakos
Director: Ti West
Average of 367,539 ratings on Netflix: 3.1 stars
Have I seen it before?: No. No I have not.
They got an actress that slightly looks like Crystal Reed without actually being Crystal Reed, the synopsis leaves me bored. I’ve gone right by this movie at least 100 times while looking for a horror movie to watch. I chose to watch Detention over this… I stand by that decision because Detention was good.
They open the film by claiming it’s based on a true story. However, a quick Google search reveals no truth to the statement. Liars. The movie hasn’t even started and already I like it less than the Netflix rating of 3.1 stars. I do like the fact that it’s shot on 16mm film, it gives it more credibility as movie set in the 80’s. So does the hair, walkman, etc. The screen freezes to put up the opening credits are super annoying and awkward in their timing. The movie also didn’t seem to get the memo that 555 is how phone numbers are supposed to start in works of fiction in order to avoid using someone’s real phone number after the whole thing with Jenny by Tommy Tutone (sing it with me now… 8675309!!).
The movie is a slow burn, and the main character Samantha is nowhere near as interesting as her best friend, Megan, who seems to have her shit together. Jocelin Donahue, who plays Samantha, is awkward in her role, at best. Her line delivery seem forced, unnatural, and clearly scripted. Even when Samantha clearly states that she herself knows that her opportunity to make a decent chunk of change for the time is too good to be true, she refuses to listen to Megan and just leave. Halfway through the movie you feel like you’ve been watching it for hours already.
With 34 minutes left in the movie there’s only been one act of violence, and Samantha is starting to realize that things might not be all that kosher with her employers. Four minutes later she’s carrying around a knife standing outside of a bedroom that contains bodies that should reek and are blatant evidence that Satanic shit is going down, and she just asks the imaginary old lady she’s supposed to be watching, “Are you okay in there?” And then we go back to the absolute mind numbing boringness that has been this movie since I pressed play.
Then they try to freak you out with a bathtub with a bunch of clumps of hair. Because that’s frightening, right? Sorry, but no. If this were an Asian horror film, then yeah, I could see people being scared of hair. But this is an American made horror flick, and thus the scare potential of hair is brought down to a solid 0.
Right as the full lunar eclipse happens the power goes out in the house, unsurprisingly, and she hears people in the house. I’d like to point out that, at this point, there are 21 minutes left in the film. Samantha is conveniently becoming light headed because of course the pizza she ordered was laced. Of course. And then they show the moon as being full and sanguine because Satanic logic.
And she wakes up tied down to a stone altar where her captors prep her to be sacrificed to ＴＨＥ ＤＡＲＫ ＬＯＲＤ ＳＡＴＡＮ… and she magically gets herself loose and manages to, like, stab everyone and run away… upstairs. She runs away upstairs, kills one of her captors, and then heads further upstairs where she rolls around on the floor and finds out she’s probably pregnant with Satan’s child, and she kills another captor by gently stabbing her in the back. And then, get this, she shoots herself in the head to prevent what’s happening, survives and is in a coma, and the baby survives in her womb, too. Then the credits roll
Conclusion: This movie wasn’t frightening, ground breaking, great, etc. It was, basically, incredibly boring. The motives behind everything are understood to be, “Because Satanic Cult,” but the plot has no depth or meaning to it. The movie exists just to exist. I wouldn’t recommend it to a friend to watch, but maybe an enemy… It gets one star for use of 16mm film and staying true to the time period the movie takes place in.
2. Let the Right One In
A 12-year-old victim of bullies in a town plagued by murders spends his time plotting revenge — until he meets a misfit vampire who steals his heart.
Run time: 114 minutes
Cast: Karin Bergquist, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord, Mikael Rahm, Karl-Robert Lindgren, Anders T. Peedu, Kåre Hedebrant
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Average of 1,507,920 ratings on Netflix: 3.8 stars
Have I seen it before?: Yes I most certainly have.
I remember when I sat down to watch this the first time in 2009 I thought it was going to be just plain awful… I don’t remember why, but I did.
It’s been several years since I watched this movie. I never watched the remake because I didn’t think it would hold a candle to the original.
This movie isn’t so much a horror flick as it is a slightly supernatural movie about a bullied boy who develops a strong bond with a girl who just happens to be a vampire. It is Eli who talks Oskar into standing up for himself against his bullies.
Eli’s caretaker usually provides her with blood, but after his death she begins attacking people in order to survive. She accidentally turns one of her victims, and Oskar finds out what she really is, and their friendship grows even more.
The only really gruesome scene, in my opinion, is when Oskar is being drowned by his bullies and Eli shows up and violently dismembers them in order to save him. They leave town together on a train. So, really, this movie isn’t scary. At all. It’s actually pretty touching.
Conclusion: This movie is fantastic. Always will be. It’s amazing, from the cinematography to the characters and the way they develop with one another. It’s not really horror, in my opinion. Violent at times, yes, and there is the supernatural element because of Eli being a vampire, but not horror. Overall, I have recommended this movie to a lot of my friends and will continue to do so. 5 for Let the Right One In.
After a one-night-stand, a young woman becomes alarmingly ill — but what she thinks is a sexually transmitted disease turns out to be far worse.
Run time: 84 minutes
Cast: Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, Alice Macdonald, Katie Stegeman, Matt Mercer, Charley Koontz, Simon Barrett
Director: Eric England
Average of 590,110 ratings on Netflix: 2.8 stars
Have I seen it before?: Hells yeah!
My cousin Hisa told me about this movie. We have pretty much the same taste in flicks, so when the recommendation came to me I pretty much just jumped right to Netflix and watched it.
This movie was legit not scary at all. It as pretty gross at times, though.
And by pretty gross, I mean really gross. I mean, it opens up with a dude banging a corpse and then it goes to a party where Samantha running into BJ (the corpse fucker). She’s already drunk, he gets her even more drunk, and they start to have sex, she changes her mind and tells him to stop, but he keeps going. The movie follows along with Samantha and her progressing sickness that she fears is an STD contracted from BJ.
Her paranoia and stress build through the movie as her symptoms become worse and worse. Her mom and friends think she’s on drugs, and the cops are looking for BJ. And, remember how I said things get gross real fast? Well, there’s lots of vaginal bleeding and maggots.
And yeah, she’s rotting from the inside out and, spoiler, she becomes a zombie in the end (after killing a few people as a human). The movie is super good, even though I question her friend Riley because, well, he has sex with her and doesn’t realize her vag is filled with maggots… or that her face is wrecked… until well into doing the do.
Conclusion: I would recommend this movie to everyone if I could. It’s a really interesting take on the beginnings of a zombie apocalypse. The three day progression is, quite simply, gross and fantastic. Not scary, just really gross. It gets a solid 5 star rating for being unique.
Three students enter the Norwegian woods to film a documentary on a bear poacher who claims that he really tracks trolls for the Norwegian government.
Run time: 103 minutes
Cast: Tomas Alf Larsen, Johanna Mørck, Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Hans Morten Hansen, Knut Nærum, Robert Stoltenberg, Urmila Berg-Domaas, Torunn Lødemel Stokkeland
Director: André Øvredal
Average of 880,953 ratings on Netflix: 3.6 stars
Have I seen it before?: Nope.
Very few movies existing in the horror genre turn out good with a PG-13 rating. Drag Me to Hell and The Uninvited are great examples of what a PG-13 horror movie should be (The Uninvited is also a good example of what an American remake of an Asian horror film should be like). I don’t have a lot of faith that I’ll enjoy this movie. It doesn’t seem like it’ll be campy enough to win my heart as a B-movie, and the design of the troll seems too cartoonish for me to take seriously. I probably won’t be able to watch the whole film.
The opening of the movie claims that it is a rough cut of footage sent to Filmkameratene AS and that researchers decided that it was authentic. What the fuck is up with movies that are blatantly fake trying to pass themselves off as real? I fucking hate this shit.
Five minutes in and it’s just like every other ‘found footage’ movie ever. The college kids are idiots and apparently have super microphones that can pick up sound clearly that it should only barely be able to pick up. And apparently the troll hunter is the only hunter that’s out there that knows the trolls exist? Because bear hunters in the same area are apparently dumb and don’t see them? And for some reason the students are wanting to follow and interview a ‘poacher’ (the troll hunter) instead of the bear hunters? And apparently the elite hunter of trolls doesn’t notice that college kids with video and sound recording gear are following him?
Then they’re in the woods with Hans, the troll hunter, he yells troll, and they take off. And for being so reluctant to have the college kids around, Hans agrees to let him join him pretty easy. And there’s a group that Hans works for that hides the proof that Trolls exist, but the trolls are coming closer and closer to human civilization as possible, so they have to get a blood sample to explain why. And then there’s rabies, and shit. It’s all pretty lame. And the giant troll, the Jotnar, is suuuuuper lame.
Conclusion: This movie was so lame. Oh my God, I hit fast forward a few times. The trolls were, unsurprisingly, badly done and just all around awful. The plot was flimsy, at best, and the mockumentary, found footage style just made it even more unenjoyable. There’s a way to do these kinds of movies. [REC] and it’s sequels are good examples of a good found footage movie. 0 stars for Trollhunter.
5. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers
Crazed serial killer Michael Myers returns from the dead, and his niece must save her newborn from her knife-wielding uncle.
Run time: 88 minutes
Cast: Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan, Mitchell Ryan, Kim Darby, Bradford English, Keith Bogart, Mariah O’Brien, Leo Geter, J.C. Brandy
Director: Joe Chappelle
Average of 906,781 ratings on Netflix: 3.5 stars
Have I seen it?: Uh, yeah. Who the fuck hasn’t?
I haven’t watched this movie in years. It came out in 95, I was 9 years old. I don’t remember what I thought before watching this for the first time, but right now I’m thinking, “There’s a reason I never watched this one again.”
The Halloween movies just get so bad after the second one. They’re all pretty awful, and this one has a special place in the land of awful for me. The fifth one introduced the entire idea that this one is based on – the whole Satanic ritual and immortality thing. These movies just got to be so bad, and the first two were pretty awesome. This movie helped to continue the complete ruination of a good story. God, in rewatching this I’m reminded of why, as a child of 9, I thought this movie was dumbest thing.
Conclusion: At 9 years old I proclaimed this movie to be dumb. At 28 I stand by that assessment. It’s so awful. So very, very awful. A solid 0 stars.
6. Tucker and Dale VS Evil
Expecting to relax at their “vacation” cabin, two backwoods boys see their trip turn into a nightmare when they’re accused of being psychotic killers.
Run time: 88 minutes
Cast: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss, Philip Granger, Brandon Jay McLaren, Christie Laing, Chelan Simmons, Alex Arsenault, Travis Nelson, Karen Reigh
Director: Eli Craig
Average of 2,140,473 ratings on Netflix: 4 stars
Have I seen it before?: Oh yes.
One night I was looking for a movie to watch and I passed over this one like 3 times before deciding to watch John Dies at the End instead. But after that, I did go back and watch it because I felt like I needed to give it a shot.
This movie made me laugh so. fucking. hard. I love this movie so much. There aren’t enough words. Every silly cliche ever gets over dramatized. The college kids freaking out over forgetting their beer is fantastic. The college kids and the way they create their own horror movie by thinking that they’re being attacked because they’re dumb city kids gets me every time. Tucker and Dale are just country boys, and Dale just wants to talk to a pretty girl, and things get so out of hand. It’s part Cabin in the Woods and part Scary Movie all in one without being stupid.
The whole thing spirals out of control when Tucker and Dale save one of the girls when she hits her head after falling into the water and they try to tell her friends they rescued her, but the college kids take it the wrong way and decide to, basically, go to war with Tucker and Dale. Hilarious deaths ensue. And even when one member of the group tries to talk sense into the group, someone else injects stupid into the situation.
Conclusion: Everyone should watch this movie at least once if they like comedy and horror. It’s fantastic. The Netflix ratings say it’s a 4, but I say it’s 5.
7. The Caller
Mary Kee begins receiving telephone calls from a woman she doesn’t know. After engaging her, Mary tries to extricate herself — with horrific results.
Run time: 91 minutes
Cast: Rachelle Lefevre, Stephen Moyer, Luis Guzmán, Ed Quinn, Lorna Raver, Gladys Rodríguez, Alfredo De Quesada, Brian Tester, Grace Connelly
Director: Matthew Parkhill
Average of 617,036 ratings on Netflix: 3.4 stars
Have I seen it?: Yeah.
I was looking for movies to watch with fellow Basically WTF writer, Tharin, and we stumbled on this movie. We thought it sounded interesting and decided to give it a roll.
This movie had one of those plots that was made more complicated than it needed to be. I’m not saying it was bad, because it wasn’t. The idea of Rose attacking Mary from the past by attacking kid!Mary is interesting, and then when Present!Rose attacks Present!Mary, only for Past!Rose to be killed by kid!Mary was where it got a bit convoluted, but it worked. It really did. It’s one of those movies that’s easy to lose track of, so Tharin and I had to rewind a few times because we were drinking and cutting up, but once we started focusing it all began to come together and was pretty freakin’ awesome.
Conclusion: This is a good movie. It’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is good. If you like movies dealing with wibbly wobbly timey wimey, then you’ll like this one. I give it 4 stars.
8. Lovely Molly
Newlyweds Molly and Tim move into the bride’s childhood home, where painful memories soon begin to haunt Molly.
Run time: 100 minutes
Cast: Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis, Alexandra Holden, Ken Arnold, Lauren Lakis
Director: Eduardo Sánchez
Netflix Ratings: Unavailable because this movie is not currently available for instant stream.
Have I seen it?: Yep.
I couldn’t find anything else to watch and decided to give it a shot. I wasn’t looking to like it or hate it.
This was another movie that told most of it’s story through ‘found footage’ and it didn’t do it well. The plot was stupid. The whole movie was stupid. The actors were dull, and the “possession” felt like it was written in as an afterthought, as a way to excuse Molly murdering people. There weren’t ‘painful memories’, there was only present betrayals and the mentioning of, “he’s alive.” It was dull and unimaginative. I wanted to punch every character in the face nearly the entire time. I almost turned the movie off three times, but decided to press on because, apparently, I like to torture myself.
Conclusion: This movie is just awful. I hated it. I hated everything about it.
9. Creepshow 2
Based upon stories by Stephen King, featuring three more “Jolting Tales of Horror”: Old Chief Wooden Head, The Raft, and The Hitchhiker.
Run time: 92 minutes
Cast: Domenick John, Tom Savini, Joe Silver, George Kennedy, Philip Dore, Kaltey Napoleon, Maltby Napoleon, Tyrone Tonto, Dorothy Lamour, Frank Salsedo, Holt McCallany, David Holbrook, Don Harvey, Dan Kamin, Dean Smith, Shirley Sonderegger, Paul Satterfield, Jeremy Green, Daniel Beer, Page Hannah, Lois Chiles, David Beecroft, Tom Wright, Richard Parks, Stephen King, Cheré Bryson
Director: Michael Gornick
Netflix Ratings: Unavailable because this one isn’t available to stream on Netflix anymore.
Have I seen it?: Yeah, as a kid.
I was a kid when I watched this with my parents. I remember being excited to see it. Horror movies have always been my bread and butter.
Look, I needed a refresher on this one, so I scoured the internet to find a copy online that I could watch for free. I found one. I grew up on Tales from the Crypt, and this is right along those lines. The stories are classic Stephen King, so they can be a little hokey at times, but if you’re a fan of King you come to expect it in film adaptations of his works. The three stories were more entertaining than I remembered them, even though the quality isn’t that great. But, I mean, Creepshow 2 is from 1982. It’s fantastic and wonderful. I found myself enjoying them just as much as I did as a kid.
Conclusion: If I had this on DVD I’d make a movie night out of it with my friends. It’s not a 5 star movie, by any means, but it’s definitely a 4 star movie. The creative team did a great job with it, and I was glad to see that no matter how much time has passed since the first time I saw it, I could still enjoy it.
10. The Woman
‘The Woman’ is the 2011 sequel to ‘Offspring,’ a novel written by Jack Ketchum. The woman in the film is the last remaining member of a cannibalistic tribe that once roamed the East Coast. Horror happens when a man captures The Woman, locks her in a cellar, and tries civilizing her.
Run time: 101 minutes
Cast: Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers, Angela Bettis, Lauren Ashley Carter, Carlee Baker, Alexa Marcigliano, Zach Rand, Shyla Molhusen
Director: Lucky McKee
Netflix Ratings: Unavailable because this isn’t available to stream.
Have I seen it?: Nope.
This might not have been available on Netflix, or any of my other streaming services, but never underestimate my ability to find a movie. I’d like to thank Yify for making this movie viewing happen. It looks like another movie I watched before about a deformed woman that a man tried to civilize, and I wasn’t too fond of that movie. But, let’s see what happens with this one.
What I want to know is who does the hair of the wild child? I mean, really, The Woman has neatly cut bangs and, while she is unclean, her hair appears to have been nicely cut. If someone were really living the way she did, all uncivilized and shit, her hair would have been a mess of knots and dreadlocks. While it is most certainly unkempt, it just looks like she hasn’t brushed it in a day or two instead of looking like she sleeps in mud. Chris and his family are just bland, boring, and probably depressed at the beginning of the movie. They don’t seem very interesting at all. It’s super creepy how, when Chris stumbles on the woman bathing in the stream, she’s automatically sexualized. And the creep factor is amped up as he stalks her, then comes back with a net to capture her, then knocks her out and brings her home to, “civilize,” her. Chris starts to reveal himself for the abusive dickface that he is, and the darkness of the family begins to emerge. I mean, for fuck’s sake, the man tells his son Brian that they can keep her. Darlin just wants to befriend the woman, while her sister Peg is revolted by Chris’s ‘project’ and wants to free her, and Chris’s wife Belle just fucking goes with it. Also, I’m pretty goddamn sure that Chris raped his daughter, Peg. And he physically abuses his family. And Brian is a little sociopath who watches his dad rape the woman, and then turns around and violates her, himself. The, “civilization,” techniques that he employs are just straight up abuse, through and through, if you haven’t caught on to that yet. And HOLY SHIT they’re keeping a girl with no eyes called Socket in the dog kennel as if she were a fucking mutt and she acts like a wild dog. But when Peggy frees the woman? Holy fuck, is it glorious. Her revenge is bloody, fucking brutal, and all that is glorious.
Conclusion: This was the only movie on the list that I hadn’t seen that was really worth it. I enjoyed it. It was fucking brutal at the end, and it had a happy ending. 5 stars.
My counter movie recommendations
The list that the author of the answers.com author put together should have been titled differently in both instances that a title was given to it. It should have been called something more along the lines of Horror Movies I Think Were Good but My Taste in Movies is Really Hit or Miss… A better list of 10 horror movies on Netflix that people should check out is as follows:
1. Bless the Child
Synopsis: Psychiatric nurse Maggie’s ordinary life becomes anything but after she takes in her sister’s child and uncovers a frightening truth about the girl.
If you want Satanic Cult movies, then I recommend watching Bless the Child. I have loved this movie since it came out 15 years ago, and I think that it’s incredibly underrated. I don’t know many people who have seen it. It gets pretty dark, and Rufus Sewell continues to do his job to make us hate him while Jimmy Smits is forever the hero of the story. It isn’t a horror movie in the classic sense, but because of it’s subject matter it gets categorized as horror. It’s quite suspenseful, though. It is currently available on Netflix instant streaming.
Synopsis: An aging TV star begins eating dumplings purported to have rejuvenation powers, but her increasing appetite for them leads to unsavory complications.
I want to go ahead and warn everyone right now before they go watch Dumplings: do not watch this movie if you are offended by abortions or… um… well, cannibalism. Seriously, dude, just don’t. But if you’ve got an iron cast stomach like me, and if you’re prepared for some fucked up shit, then please, give this a watch. There are no ghosts, no things that go bump in the night, but this movie will creep you right the Hell out. This movie is currently available on Netflix for instant streaming.
3. John Dies at the End
Synopsis: Promising a trip that transcends time and space, a drug called Soy Sauce is sweeping the landscape — and quietly robbing users of their humanity.
This one is a horror comedy. It’s got comedy, some horror, a bit of playing with the multiverse theory, etc. It’s based on the book of the same name by Cracked’s David Wong. If you need a dose of comedy with your horror genre, then this one is for you. It’s currently available on Netflix for instant streaming.
4. The Host
Synopsis: A mutant creature has developed from toxic chemical dumping. When the monster scoops up the granddaughter of a snack-bar owner, he races to save her.
Our creature feature! The Host, not to be mistaken for that movie based on that book by that woman who wrote Twilight, is a Korean monster flick that gets thrown into the horror genre because it is, as I said, a creature feature. This movie was fantastic and is currently available on Netflix for instant streaming.
Synopsis: This horror-comedy follows the misadventures of boy-next-door Timmy and his unusual pet — a loyal zombie who breaks loose and noshes on a neighbor.
Yes, another horror comedy. This movie takes place in a 1950’s like alternate universe with zombies. This movie became one of my favorite zombie movies, right there with with Doghouse. It’s obviously not scary, but it gets a bit… well… bloody sometimes. It’s a zombie movie, after all. It’s currently available on Netflix for instant streaming.
6. [REC] 3 Genesis
Synopsis: The third chapter in the blood-chilling REC franchise begins with protagonists Koldo and Clara about to be wed, when several guests begin falling ill.
This one actually suffered from negative backlash because it didn’t stick to the whole found footage thing, but for me that was actually a plus. The [REC] movies are superior to their remake counterparts, Quarantine, and this one was my favorite. I liked the way it was shot. I liked the slices of humor and even the romance they snuck in there, too. I found it to be incredibly enjoyable overall. It is currently available on Netflix for instant streaming.
7. Banshee Chapter
Synopsis: Journalist Anne Roland finds a web of government cover-ups while investigating a friend’s death in this compelling true story.
Okay, this movie is actually for real loosely based on the history of hallucinogenic drug experiments performed by the United States Government as well as H.P. Lovecraft’s short story From Beyond. The events in the movie are fiction, but there’s a bit of truth to the general plot that’s been melded with some awesome fiction. There’s a little found footage in this film, but not a whole lot. It blends and melds everything together really well, and I’m happy to admit that there were times when I jumped a bit because of jump-scare tactics. This movie is currently available on Netflix for instant streaming.
8. American Mary
Synopsis: A medical student who’s piling up debt jumps at the chance when she’s offered a lucrative opportunity to perform extreme body-modification surgeries.
This one isn’t classic horror, but because of the extreme body modification (body horror) and the serial killer aspects of the movie it’s considered horror. It’s a pretty rad movie from beginning to end. I really enjoyed it. Some of the body mods were cool as fuck, and it was pretty gruesome at parts. It’s currently available on Netflix for instant streaming, so give it a shot.
9. Ring of Curse
Synopsis: Jealous of her little sister and stricken with cancer, a girl curses her sibling, who quickly dies. Soon, classmates are being cursed one by one.
This one is a typical Japanese curse movie with a bit of a Death Note feel to it. I actually really enjoyed this movie, even though I pretty much expected it to be exactly what it was. I love how the movie was presented, and how it wasn’t a vengeful spirit in the movie but a living person cursing people. It is also currently available for instant streaming on Netflix.
10. You’re Next
Synopsis: A shy girl goes to her new boyfriend’s family reunion and must join their bloody fight for survival when a gang of masked hooligans invades the party.
It’s not the best movie on Netflix by far, but it is entertaining. It’s not really horror, but one of those home invasion films where one character is secretly a badass. It’s pretty cheesy, and the overall plot is pretty weak, but I like to look at all of that as an excuse for creative murder, really. I enjoyed this purely as an object of entertainment, not as some great horror masterpiece. So, if you’re looking to kill some time and have a little fun, this flick is currently available for instant streaming on Netflix.