Be afraid – be very afraid: Netflix horrors
Need a break from the January blues? Imbibe a welcome dose of terror with Film Daily’s top ten most brutal entries from the horror genre available on Netflix right now. Make sure you have a disturbing and horrific New Year by watching these babies in reverse order.
Silent Hill (2006)
This 2006 film is solid proof you can bring video games to the big screen. Although it might not sit at the top of horror fans’ proverbial DVD shelves, the story of Rose (Radha Mitchell) and her trip to Silent Hill certainly captured the creepy, disorientating atmosphere of the game. When the sirens call, it’s time to hide.
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
In case you missed this one, 1922 is a cinematic take on Stephen King’s killer novella. Although it struggles with pacing a bit, there is strength in the direct story, honored in full by director Zak Hilditch (These Final Hours).
The Grudge (2004)
The American reboot of Takashi Shimizu’s Ju-on: The Grudge serves as a welcome homage to the Japanese supernatural horror, leaving audiences to this day jumping in shock at the sight of any limp-haired, large-eyed girls who happen to creep by.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
André Øvredal’s The Autopsy Of Jane Doe dabbles well in the art of claustrophobia. The Jane Doe of this story happens to be a corpse found half-buried at a crime scene. Father & son coroner team, played wonderfully by Brian Cox (The Long Kiss Goodnight) and Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), soon find they have more on their hands than they bargained for.
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Cruel Intentions), Jennifer Love Hewitt (Heartbreakers), Freddie Prinze Jr. (She’s All That) and Ryan Phillippe (Crash) attempt to avoid death by a vengeful killer fisherman. It’s tacky, it’s cliché, and it’s almost definitely your guilty pleasure.
The Babadook (2014)
Jennifer Kent’s directorial debut is not only truly scary, but beautifully weaves the harrowing story of a mother (Essie Davis) and her struggling relationship with her troubled son (Noah Wiseman). If it’s in a word or it’s in a book, you can’t get rid of the Babadook.
The Descent (2005)
The Descent has been hailed as the most significant British chiller since 28 Days Later. Telling the story of a caving expedition gone wrong, this film will shake up anyone who is scared of small spaces, blood, and flesh-eating subterranean humanoids.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
It Follows (2015)
Ranking in at number one is David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows; the first film in quite some time to offer a unique imagining of the ghost-story genre. Original, terrifying, and inspiring, this movie will is sure to beat the living crap out of the January blues.