Welcome to New on Netflix, a feature here at Wicked Horror in which we provide the latest updates on what’s coming to the streaming service for the week. In recent times, Netflix’s shift in content has been interesting. While many fan-favorite movies and TV shows have been Netflix staples for the better part of a decade, they’ve been taken off the service with more frequency. Some of them return, some of them don’t, and while these are all simply the result of licensing deals that were already in place before these properties even hit the service, they do shed some light on the content provider’s new focus.
Netflix is continuing to shift gears away from movies and TV shows owned by other studios or companies and is producing their own content with staggering frequency. As we continue to provide updates on what’s been added to the service, it will always be interesting to note the balance between original and licensed content being added to the Netflix library.
With that in mind, here’s the latest spooky content added for the week of January 18th, 2019.
The Mummy / The Mummy Returns
Since 2017’s reboot of The Mummy, a lot more people have been expressing their love for the 1999 remake and its sequels. While many horror fans shrugged it off at the time, it has gone on to become fairly widely embraced as a fun, adventure-filled reworking of the 1932 original with tongue planted firmy in cheek. Brendan Fraser is a great mix of Jack Burton and Indiana Jones in this role, and Rachel Weisz is as fantastic as she is in everything. In addition to the two sequels, The Mummy spawned an animated series and a Universal Studios theme park ride.