I get a little bit of heat that I do not do more ‘Canadian’ news since the site is a .ca and I continually remind people that the internet has no borders and that the bloggers and the news we cover are from around the world. That said I try to cover news that interests me and you and this go around this ones for the Canucks.
Netflix has gotten alot of heat over the horribl selection when it comes to its on demand selection in Canada and frankly I do not feel that is fair. Netflix Canada has come a long ways over the last year and to me for $8 a month it beats any big box rental store in both time spent looking, cost and quality. So with that said here are 10 Netflix Horror movie Reccomendations for Netflix Canada. I have deliberately picked a mix of old classics and new films but each and every one of these films I have seen no less then 6 times and can strongly recommend as worthy viewing.
Pitch Black is one of those few movies that Vin Diesel is actually outstanding in and is a movie I have seen easily 20 times. After crash-landing on a seemingly lifeless planet, pilot Carolyn Fry (Radha Mitchell) and the remaining passengers — including murderer Riddick (Vin Diesel) and policeman William J. Johns (Cole Hauser) — encounter an army of creatures whose only weakness is light. As night approaches and the aliens emerge, the passengers must rely on Riddick’s powerful night vision to lead them through the darkness in director David N. Twohy’s sci-fi thriller.
Before Chris Pine was Captain Kirk he starred in Carriers a low budget dramatic-thriller about the end of the world at the hands of an apocalyptic plague. If you liked Stakeland you will love carriers. As a lethal virus spreads across the globe, brothers Brian (Chris Pine) and Danny (Lou Taylor Pucci), along with Bobby (Piper Perabo) and Kate (Emily VanCamp), seek a supposed plague-free haven. But while circumventing those infected, the travelers begin to turn against one another. Real-life brothers Alex Pastor and David Pastor write and direct this apocalyptic chiller, which co-stars Christopher Meloni.
Underworld is an action packed tale of vampires vs werewolves and it helps that it stars Kate Beckinsale who is one half of what makes painted on leather outfits look good. The film gave birth to a whole franchise of Underworld movies with the latest in the works being Underworld 3D. In Underworld Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries. But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior who’s famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess becomes smitten with a peace-loving male werewolf.
American Psycho is a Top 10 horror film and one that every horror fan should see. Also happens to be one of Christian Bale’s best performances. With a chiseled chin and an iron physique, Patrick Bateman’s looks make him the ideal yuppie — and the ideal serial killer. That’s the joke behind American Psycho, which follows a killer at large during the 1980s junk-bond boom. Bateman (Christian Bale) takes pathological pride in everything from his business card to his Huey Lewis CD collection, all the while plotting his next victim’s vivisection.
The People Under The Stairs
Wes Craven has made many great films over the years and the People Under the Stairs is one of the best. Master of horror Wes Craven brings an urban twist to the classic fairy tale in the story of Fool, a 13-year-old lad who succumbs to ghetto pressures to steal from a local house. Fool’s instant karma comes in the gruesome form of the house’s residents — an insane, deformed family of murderers. The perils of latchkey kids and warnings about absentee parents are the subtle social subtext as Fool and other victims try to escape the deadly home.
A prequel/remake of this film is getting ready to hit theaters but I seriously doubt it will be as good as John Carpenters which is a Top 5 Horror Film of all time. Scientists working in Antarctica are forced to abandon their research after a helicopter crashes near their camp, bringing a lone dog into their midst. But the plot thickens when the otherworldly canine changes form in the middle of the night. As it turns out, the dog is a shape-shifting alien that can attack animals — and unsuspecting humans. Kurt Russell stars in this creepy John Carpenter-directed remake of the 1950s classic.
Jeff Goldblum is not known for doing alot of great films but the terrifying ‘The Fly’ is one of them. While testing his teleportation device, scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) accidentally merges his cells with those of a housefly. As his reporter girlfriend (Geena Davis) bears witness, Seth slowly — and quite disgustingly — morphs into an insect. David Cronenberg’s 1986 remake of the Vincent Price original achieves an unlikely concoction of horror, romance and pathos, thanks largely to Goldblum’s strangely touching performance.
Seriously who can not love a movie with Rowdy Roddy Piper in it? Much less a movie that has the longest most pointless fight scene ever put on film? In this consumer culture parody, professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper plays an unemployed working stiff who inadvertently finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see the world as it truly is. Billboards carry subliminal messages such as “Submit to Authority,” and yuppies are actually aliens who are bent on subduing the human race. Before you can say, “Die, yuppie scum!” Piper grabs a gun and starts blasting.
Ilove the 58 original but the remake is a great campy b-movie as well. In this remake of the 1958 horror classic, a gelatinous mass invades Earth and starts devouring people in the rural California town of Arborville. As it feasts, the blob grows bigger and bigger — and threatens to spin out of control. Leading the charge to contain the oozing killer is young Brian (Kevin Dillon), who seeks to impress the lovely Meg (Shawnee Smith). Meanwhile, a government crew arrives on the scene, but its intentions are unclear.
SAW is one of the most profitable horror films ever made and also one of the few truly great films of the last decade. Its a shame we cant say the same for all the sequels. Would you kill to live? That’s what two men, Adam (Leigh Whannell) and Gordon (Cary Elwes), have to ask themselves when they’re abducted by a serial killer and paired up in a deadly situation — holed up in a prison constructed with such ingenuity that escape seems impossible. Attempting to break free might kill them, but their captor could decide at any moment that it’s time to dismantle their bodies in his signature way.
What are your favorite horror films on Netflix Canada you think that we should be watching? And yes for all you non-canucks our next editorial will be Netflix Horror Reccomendations for you Americano’s