Netflix and chills
While putting together our top horror films lists, we asked Rowan to recommend some lesser-known horror flicks available on Netflix that you may have missed. Here are five excellent ones to get you in the mood for the weekend.
The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears
Cattet and Forzani’s follow-up to their giallo-inspired erotic horror Amer. It’s incredibly cool, beautiful, and baffling. Think Amelie with better photography, leather and knives. Don’t look for narrative.
John McNaughton’s first film since Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is a surprisingly old-school affair. There’s nothing particularly new going on here, but the story, script, and characters are strong and compelling, and it’s held together by a trio of excellent performances, including a supremely scary Samantha Morton.
There’s verve, energy, and invention in this story of an aspiring actress falling foul of demonic Hollywood. Naive ambition leads to a satisfyingly disgusting bodily disintegration that would make Cronenberg proud.
The Town that Dreaded Sundown
This remake of the ’76 slasher is knowing and oh-so-meta. It’s extremely well shot, and produced in a nostalgic and airy style reminiscent of House of the Devil and It Follows. Not really scary but beautiful fun.
(JLo’s note: I vaguely remember being scared witless by the original, though I couldn’t tell you anything about it other than there was a hooded serial killer involved.)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
OK it isn’t “recent” by any definition. But this film is an astonishing and singular creative achievement. If you haven’t experienced this unique cinematic work of art, do it before it disappears from Netflix.
Cheers, and thanks again to Rowan for weighing in this week. Look for more of his thoughts and recommendations in the coming weeks.
Posted on October 30, 2015, in Movies and tagged Halloween, horror films, Netflix, Starry Eyes, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Harvest, The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears, The Town that Dreaded Sundown. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.