Friday Film Recommendations Sept 11

If you watch a lot of movies, then you probably have Netflix and if you have an XBox, Tivo or time to sit in front of your computer, you probably check out the “Watch Instantly” option.

Though I’m not a big fan of sitting in front of my computer, I’d thought I’d recommend some movies for any of ya’ll to check out via Netflix: Watch Instantly and/or FearNet free movie selection.

1. Let The Right One In– Of course I’m going to recommend one of my favorite movies of the year to everyone. I don’t think I need to go on about why I choice this for an option this week (check out previous post pertaining to this movie and you’ll know why.) The best thing about watching this via Netflix is that it’s the theatrical subtitled version! Yes, I’m still on my quest to seek out an original dvd copy of this version but it’s good to know in the meantime I can still watch it whenever I want.

2. The Host– Way back when I brought up the story about the Muck Monster and compared it to The Host. If you’ve never seen it then now is the time to catch it so for one you know what the hell I’m talking about in my comparison and two you can prepare for when the Muck Monster gets big enough to kill us all! Also, The Host is a pretty cool monster flick.

3. The Bad Seed– Another one of my favorites. The thing I love about this movie so much is that there’s no blood, no gore, hell you don’t even see anyone get killed, but you know right away that this sweet little girl is pure evil. Evil I tell ya! She’s sick and twisted yet, she’s so young and polite too. I found this movie to be compelling because even though it lacks the typical violence of today’s horror movie, it’s still extremely effective.

4. Them/Ils– If you thought The Strangers was scary and creepy, then this will make you crap your pants. Them is based on a true story similar to the one from The Strangers. A friend copied this for me, I threw it on without looking up what it was about and holy crap, I held my breath a few times and waited in anticipation and fear to see what was going to happen next. It’s intense.

5. Masters of Horror: Deer Woman- Only got an hour to spare? Again, another favorite of mine. This episode of Masters of Horror was done by John Landis, the genius behind An American Werewolf in London. Landis has an amazing gift of blending horror and comedy and this episode is a great example of that.

1. Midnight Meat Train (Director’s Cut)- I can’t recommend this movie to everyone. If you enjoy Clive Barker’s work and you dig his dark, strange but intriguing world of myths and creatures, you can get into this. It’s the ending I think that will throw off people who aren’t familiar with his stuff but I still think it’s worth checking out.

2. Candyman– Another Barker film, very easy to follow and damn awesome as well. We all know the story of Bloody Mary. Us girl have been to several slumber parties where we would dare others to play the game. Candyman is better though, instead of just showing up in a mirror all “oohh and ahhh” he kills your ass!

3. Fear Itself: 5 Unaired episodes- If you love the Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside, Monsters and other such shows, you’ll kind of dig Fear Itself. I’m an uber whore for anthology shows. I grew up on them so I’m all over anything of the like. Fear Itself is a water-downed version of Masters of Horror. It’s done by established directors, but it was a network show so it had semi-gore and non-existent sex scenes. I watched this show when it air and the episodes were hit or miss with me. I either really enjoyed them, saw the direction the ending was going a mile away, or I just thought there were meh. It gave my heart a taste of nostalgia so I can’t discount this series. FearNet has posted the 5 unaired episode and also the box set will be out on Tuesday if you want to catch the whole thing.

More next Friday. Happy watching folks!

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