Online Viewing #2: Horror for Hallowe’en

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

You could do far worse than Argento’s giallo, Deep Red or Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a great film that really plays with the slasher horror genre

The Fly 1986 – Still on Netflix
The Fly 1958 – There too, Netflix is doing really well, so far

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

From Beyond 1986 – no longer there (but it’s still on Hulu – check out the link below) , The Call of Cthulhu 2005 – It’s available to watch

You could try Stuart Gordon’s Dagon, it’s pretty good, or another John Carpenter movie like Prince of Darkness or In the Mouth of Madness

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

Consolation Category
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:

From Beyond
http://www.hulu.com/embed/6f5tIVwwBkvPdp81-2UNHA

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

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