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Top 10 Tuesday: Netflix And Kill

What’s Top 10 Tuesday? It’s a new Top 10 List every Tuesday!

Netflix has a lot of viewing options. This Top Ten Tuesday we thought that we would take a look and scientifically* choose ten for you, our rabid readers. So without further ado, here are the top ten horror flicks on Netflix right now.

10. Creep
2014

When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems.  

9. The Hallow
2015

A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

8. Hush
2016

A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

7. An American Werewolf in London
1981

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

6. Abattoir
2016

An investigative reporter teams up with a police officer to solve the mystery of why a seemingly good man murdered her sister’s family.

5. Train to Busan
2016

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

4. Ravenous
1999

In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

3. Hellraiser
1987

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

2. The Void
2016

Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures.

1. The Transfiguration
2017

When troubled teen Milo, who has a fascination with vampire lore, meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to blur Milo’s fantasy into reality.

So there it is, my list of ten movies that are Netflix that you should take the time to watch. There were others, but I’ll save them for another list. The list is in no particular order, but I do want to take a second to strongly recommend The Transfiguration, . I’ll be posting a review of the film, but I found it to be a deeply affecting movie—one that stayed with me long after I watched it, and I think it is worth a watch.. If you were a fan of Let the Right One In, this is one you’ll want to check out and soon. As for the rest, these are all films I loved and I want as many people as possible to experience them. Enjoy! Tell us what you think of these picks in the comments!

*By scientifically, I mean I put together a list of stuff I think you all might dig. Hope I nailed it!

What’s YOUR favorite Horror Movie on Netflix?

Top 10 Tuesday: Holiday Horrors

What’s Top 10 Tuesday? It’s a new Top 10 List every Tuesday!

With Halloween fast approaching and September’s Palm Beach County Grindhouse Series screening of Trick ‘r Treat,  this Tuesday I celebrated the various Holiday themed Horror movies. And yes, there’s more than just Christmas and Halloween!

Honorable Mention, Leprechaun (1993)
St. Patrick’s Day

It’s a bit of a stretch  but without this film that’s heavy on Irish folklore we wouldn’t have Leprechaun in the Hood.

 

10. ThanksKilling (2009)
Thanksgiving

While Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving from the Grindhouse Trailers may never get made, we’ll always have ThanksKilling. A homicidal turkey (puppet) kills college students during Thanksgiving break. It may not be a good movie but it’s funny as hell.

9. New Year’s Evil (1980)
New Year’s Eve

This slasher film features a pretty unique story with a radio show getting calls from a killer every hour when the different time zone’s hit Midnight.

8. Mother’s Day (1980)
Mother’s Day

It may not actually take place on Mother’s Day but it still works quite well. Two brother’s torture and kidnap women to please their insane mother. One of the better non-Toxic Avenger Troma films.

7. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Christmas

Finnish-made Christmas movie about a accidentally finding the secret tomb of Santa Claus. After reindeer are slaughtered and Children start to go missing, it’s believed that a monstrous Santa Claus is to blame.key to why reindeer are being slaughtered and children are disappearing.

6. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Halloween

Sure it may be controversial that the movie I include from the Halloween Series doesn’t have Michael Myers… but it’s also my favorite Halloween and Holiday-related movie of all time. Season of the Witch is an  insane but fun story about a company using their Halloween masks to kill off Children.

5. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Valentine’s Day

By far the best Holiday Horror that’s not Christmas or Halloween-related, featuring “Harry Warden” in a spooky miner costume killing off people trying to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

4. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Christmas

Silent Night, Deadly Night may not be the best Holiday Horror or even that great of a movie but i’ll be damned if it’s not one of the most fun. Features tons of creative kills and a very believable psychopath played by Robert Brian Wilson.

3. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
Halloween

A perfect anthology of Halloween-related horror stories all brought together by a cute little Pumpkin demon. Trick ‘r Treat was actually finished in 2007 but wasn’t released until 2009 due to problems with distribution. We’re still waiting for a Trick ‘r Treat 2…

2. Gremlins (1984)
Christmas

While this may be the most family-friendly film on the list, Gremlins still managed to scare a lot of kids in it’s day. The story of a boy receiving a strange pet for Christmas which then leads to almost entirely destroying a city. Gremlins 3 is expected to be released in 2018.

1. Black Christmas (1974)
Christmas

Black Christmas is not only a great Holiday Horror movie it’s also one of the earliest in the slasher genre. Black Christmas is one of the first that manages to keep the killer a secret for the entire film. Directed by Bob Clark who 5 years later went on to direct one of the most well-known Christmas movies of all time, A Christmas Story.

I thought this list would be a lot easier to do but I didn’t realize how many Holiday-related Horror movies are some of my favorites. It’d be nice to see some newer Holiday Horrors not related to Halloween or Christmas though. Don’t forget on September 22nd I kick off Halloween early with a screening of Trick ‘r Treat! See you next Tuesday for an all-new Top 10 List!

What’s YOUR favorite Holiday Horror?

Top 10 Tuesday: Horror Weapons

What’s Top 10 Tuesday? It’s a new Top 10 List every Tuesday!

This Tuesday I take a look at some of the various weapons used in horror stretching across many sub-genres from zombie to slasher to J-Horror and even Sci-Fi.

Honorable Mention, Corn on the Cob
Sleepwalkers (1992)

One of the funniest and weirdest weapons in horror, is well, uh, corn on the cob. Used to stab someone in the back in Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers. Like they say, “No vegetables, no dessert.”

10. M41A Pulse Rifle
Alien Franchise

While not exactly remembered as a horror weapon, the M41A Pulse Rifle is iconic nonetheless. Capable of selective, burst & automatic firing, it’s the weapon of choice for the space marines in their fight against the Xenomorphs.

9. Piano Wire
Audition (1999)

Asami used piano wire with surgeon-like prowess to remove a foot while giggling the entire time. It’s pretty hard to run without feet.

8. Shotgun
Evil Dead Series

Ash William’s ranged weapon in the Evil Dead Series and used in countless other horror movies is the classic shotgun.

7. Machete

While Jason Voorhees has used a wide-variety of weapons in the Friday the 13th Series, it’s the machete that was always the go-to weapon of choice for hacking up campers.

6. Sentinel Sphere
Phantasm Series

The flying silver spheres from Phantasm are not only the key weapon of the Tall Man but are also unique in the fact that each contains the shrunken brain of his victims. Each sphere’s arsenal includes blades & lasers then finally a drill to drain a body completely of it’s blood.

5. Lawnmower
Braindead/Dead Alive (1992)

My personal favorite horror weapon and kill scene is Lionel’s use of the lawnmower in Braindead. He manages to chop up a ridiculous amount of zombies and the scene required the use of over 300 liters of “blood”. Other notable lawnmower kills include the Lawnmower Man series and Sinister. “Party’s Over!”

4. Freddy Krueger’s Glove
A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise

Unique to Freddy Krueger and the Nightmare on Elm Street movies is Freddy’s trademarked gardening glove upgraded with sharpened blades.

3. Axe
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), Friday the 13th Part III & VII, The Shining (1980), American Psycho (2000), Madman (1982), My Bloody Valentine (1981)

The axe in it’s many forms (hatchet, tomawhawk, pick, etc.) is a classic go-to-weapon. It’s most iconic use is by Jack Nicholson in The Shining to chop down the door but my favorite use is Billy Chapman in Silent Night, Deadly Night.

2. Chainsaw
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise, The Evil Dead Series, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988), Motel Hell (1980), American Psycho (2000), etc.

Between Ash’s replaced hand in Evil Dead and the entire Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise the chainsaw is another of my personal favorite horror weapons. I’m not sure what it is exactly that makes it great but the noise makes it that much scarier. Also notably featured in Motel Hell and American Psycho.

1. Knife
Halloween Franchise, Psycho (1960), Sleepaway Camp (1983), Scream (1996)

While the knife may be one of the simplest weapons used in horror it’s also the most iconic and memorable. From the Psycho shower scene to the Halloween franchise to it’s renewed use in Wes Craven’s Scream it’s hard not to enjoy seeing a good horror movie stabbing.

With all the great weapons used in horror over the years, this was an extremely difficult list to put together. I look forward to seeing new and different ones used for kills in future horror films. See you next Tuesday for Top 10 Holiday Horror Movies!

What’s YOUR favorite horror weapon?