Last year around this time I posted a list of the best horror titles available to watch instantly on Netflix. I fee that it’s time to revisit that list and to make a new list.
The Last Man on Earth 1964. This fantastic movie is still Watch Instantly on Netflix
If you liked The Last Man on Earth, I would recommend Carnival of Souls
or you could check-out the whole film on YouTube
more movies after the break
An American Werewolf in London 1981. Yup it’s on Netflix,
and so is The Howling, the other 1981 werewolf movie. This film is far campier but no less fun
Audition 1999 – Sadly, Audition is now DVD only on Netflix, lets find a good substitute
How about Kevin Smith’s Red State ?
you can also find this on just about every streaming service online, on YouTube it’s about $4. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s Kevin Smith’s take on horror. It’s not perfect but it feels fresh
Okay so, a body horror title…Guillermo Del Toro’s Cronos
The Exorcist 1973 – This Horror Classic is still there on Watch Instantly
If you like this film you could check out The Last Exorcism. I haven’t seen it yet but I’ve heard good things
The Masque of the Red Death 1964 – It’s still there
How about another Vincent Price/Roger Corman Team-up, based on an Edgar Allan Poe story: The Pit and the Pendulum
Classics: Nosferatu 1929, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1919 – I am happy to see that these classics are both still on Netflix, how about some newer classics:
Them or John Carpenter’s The Thing (If the reviews of the new version are anything to go by, you’re much better off with this version)
Ah, my favorite section, Lovecraft
We’re still waiting for the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s The Whisperer in Darkness.
I know it’s finished and has been shown at some festivals
I know that not everyone has a Netflix account. Whether it be a matter of personal choice or a financial decision, we here at Mr. Movie Fiend understand and applaud your troglodytic devotion to antiquated and passe forms of entertainment. We are also acutely aware that Netflix is not available everywhere and that available titles can vary by region. We’ve found some films for you to watch, free from any commitment or membership on your part:
The Nightmare Before Christmas
and The Exorcist
How about one more, it is Halloween after all. This one’s on Hulu. I watch it for the iconic soundtrack
That’s all I’ve got for now. Netflix managed to retain a lot of good titles from last year while adding some great ones too. And there are titles I didn’t even get to. Oh well, there’s always next year.
special thanks to the Ebert Club Newsletter for their embeded links of The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Exorcist