Top 5 Favourite Horror Films Streaming On Netflix (and other places)
@calcium_waste gives you five (plus a few more) films you can watch online (or in some cases on disc - if you are old school) just in time for Halloween...
2. You’re Next (2011): You’re Next is one of my favourite horror films of all time, particularly for the manner in which it dabbles into dark comedy. At numerous points in the film, you find yourself simultaneously shocked and humorously entertained, much unlike the overall feeling of dread horror flicks attempt to bombard the audiences with. The film begins like any other home invasion thriller, complete with a masked machete-wielder brutally massacring unsuspecting home-dwellers in the middle of the night. The brilliance of this intro, however, is that it makes the audience believe this is another typical slasher flick. You’re Next manages to break past this stereotype with its brutal suspense, comical dark humour, and a terrifying pursuit for survival. It is, without a doubt, one of the most intelligently layered and disturbingly blood-soaked films in the genre.
1. The Cabin in the Woods (2012): It is safe to assume that I’ve watched Cabin in the Woods well over ten times, so it comes as no surprise that I’ve ranked it first. I adore this film, because much like You’re Next, it follows a formulaic plot before throwing a huge curveball at you. We follow several college kids vacationing to a remote cabin in search for relaxation and a good time. Of course, this doesn’t last long. However, Cabin in the Woods surpasses almost every single horror stereotype you can think of as it throws you into a frenzy of highly unexpected plot-twists that do not cease until the film’s brilliant final act. Nothing is ever as it seems, predictability is thrown out the window, and the plot progression is equally spine-chilling and comically hilarious. Cabin in the Woods is the perfect blend of horror, satire, and science fiction, and remains to be one of the most creatively original horror films I’ve seen to date.
...and for those of you that are keen in the art of binge-watching, much like myself, here are a few honourable mentions to keep you entertained this Halloween weekend if you complete the films on my list: American Mary. Grave Encounters (1 & 2). Silent House. Let the Right One In. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. Funny Games. The Sacrament.
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