New on Netflix is a weekly feature here at Wicked Horror where we take a look at the latest additions to everyone’s favorite streaming service. It can be tough sifting through all those horror titles, not really knowing what’s worth watching and what isn’t. Sometimes, you know exactly what you’re looking for, but when you go to watch it the title has already been taken down. Here, we do our best to let you know what’s been added and re-added from week to week.
As always, the beginning of the month hits us with a lot of strong material, with some current favorites and old classics alike. Admittedly, things have been lacking of late, with very few new additions at all this month after the bizarre choice to take down almost fifty percent of the horror selection the day before October began.
The selection is beefing back up, though, slowly but surely. Hopefully that will keep up as we move further into the year.
So kick back, relax, and make some popcorn while we bring you what’s new on Netflix for the week of July 7th, 2017.
The Void gained a lot of traction this year for its intense practical FX work, heavily reminiscent of ‘80s classics like The Thing and From Beyond. It’s definitely a refreshing old-school take, though some fans have criticized it for borrowing too heavily and not really telling a clear and original story of its own. Whatever the case, it’s a fun visual feast and a kind of movie we rarely get to see anymore. That alone makes it worth the watch.
This is exciting. The iconic horror video game franchise comes to Netflix in a new animated series written by legendary comics scribe Warren Ellis. From the plot details, it seems to borrow heavily from the early games as well as the classic PlayStation entry Symphony of the Night. I’m certain, though, that Ellis will have an impressive and unique take on the mythology.