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 hit us with a lot of strong material, with some current favorites and old classics alike. Hopefully, this keeps up throughout the month.
So kick back, relax, make some popcorn or maybe even munch on some candy corn as we bring you what’s new on Netflix for the week of November 20th.
The Harvest sees Michael Shannon as a father who keeps a very close eye on his sick son and keeps him confined as much as possible—all of which is challenged when a young girl movies in next door. This one also gets points for being a new feature from Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer director John McNaughton.
It may be generic, but From the Dark is also tailor made to a certain kind of taste. It’s about a couple vacationing in the Irish countryside. Their plans for rest and relaxation naturally take a turn for the worst when they are attacked by a creature that only comes out at night. It has a classic set-up and feel, but unfortunately the budget and pacing hinder it from being all that memorable. Still a good thing to get you through the evening if you’re in the right mood.
A combination of Cube and Saw, Circle is about fifty strangers trapped in an inward facing circle unable to move, learning that one of them must die every two minutes. Once they learn that they have the ability to control who dies, questions are raised as to how one even determines who deserves to live or die… and what happens when there’s only one person left? Things get tense, if not a little overly familiar. Still, this is definitely becoming its own type of horror and if it works for you, check it out.
Let Us Prey is kind of a backwoods, supernatural version of Assault on Precinct 13. It works to varying degrees of success and the plot is nothing that hasn’t been seen before, but it still has a solid atmosphere and really isn’t that bad even if it’s not altogether original. Worth checking out if you’re in the proper mood.