6 Must Watch Horror Movies on Netflix this Halloween [2015 Edition]

Over the past two years, Turn The Right Corner has sought out the best horror movies on Netflix for your streaming pleasure. It isn’t truly a successful Halloween without a good horror movie. There are still some frightfully good picks from 2013 (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, V/H/S, V/HS/2, Compliance, I Saw the Devil, and The Ward) and from 2014 (The ABCs of Death and The Sacrament) still available. Below, I’ve selected six new horror movies on Netflix you must watch this Halloween.

Without further ado, let’s begin:

The Nightmare Documentary 2015

The Nightmare (Rodney Ascher) Not Rated [91 min] – A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis. Starring Siegfried Peters, Stephen Michael Joseph, and Yatoya Toy

According to WebMD, up to four in ten persons have suffered from sleep paralysis. The condition may not sound appealing cinematically, but the way it is depicted in The Nightmare is both fascinating and terrifying. I can only recall one personal instance of sleep paralysis. From what I can remember, I had been stabbed in the chest within my dream. I awoke frozen, unable to move, until I had come to the realization I was not in a dream. Having no control over your body is a dreadful feeling, and The Nightmare paints sleep paralysis as frightening as any fictional horror story.

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Starry Eyes (Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer) Not Rated [98 min] – A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune. Starring Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Sega, Fabianne Therese, and Shane Coffey

Refreshingly disturbing, Starry Eyes doesn’t try to hide its intentions – a chilling commentary on the state of Hollywood. For such a small indie horror, Alex Essoe gives her mind, body, and soul to deliver a purely vivid performance. The film has a dark core, full of uncomfortable situations that really capture the sleaziness of the entertainment industry.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour) Unrated [99 min] – In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. Starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, and Marshall Manesh

If you’re looking for a horror movie that is less spectacle than your traditional Halloween fare, A Girl Walks Alone at Home at Night is wondrous vampire noir. Intimately set in the fictional town of Bad City, there’s something hauntingly poignant about the vampire’s relationship to its citizens. Vand’s subtle performance works to her advantage to convey in many layers her character’s tale of loneliness and isolation.

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Creep (Patrick Brice) Rated R [82 min] – 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. Starring Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass

If it weren’t for the ending, I would have been sadly disappointed by Creep. It’s not the frights that make this movie great, but the message it leaves behind. Creep is a slow burn horror that requires patience and doesn’t show all its cards until the final moments of the movie. What Creep manages to do well with its plodding momentum is build a unique rapport with its characters, playfully skewing your expectations of the story as well as your trust in others.

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Honeymoon (Leigh Janiak) Rated [87 min] – A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of their first night. Starring Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, and Ben Huber

Sometimes the more personal the story the easier it is for a horror movie to resonate with your worst fears. As with any honeymoon, emotions are expected to be high, and to succumb to the horrors that this couple endures would be unimaginably horrific. The capacity of love and the lengths one would go to protect their significant speaks volumes in Honeymoon, giving it the right amount of depth to feel terrified for the newlyweds.

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Dark Skies Movie

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Dark Skies (Scott Stewart) Rated PG-13 [97 min] – As the Barret family’s peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them. Starring Keri Russell, Jake Brennan, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, and J.K. Simmons

Extraterrestrials and alien abduction stories are few and far between these days when it comes to the horror genre. Aliens have become less scary and more abundant in action fantasy or kids movies. Dark Skies is an admirable horror movie involving little grey men that flew under the radar back in 2013. The possibility of life outside our planet is so high that these fears should be explored more. And Dark Skies does so with incredible tension.

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BONUS:

The X-files Scully and Mulder

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The X-Files (Chris Carter) Rated TV-MA [44 min] – Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Mitch Pileggi

Now’s your chance to binge all of The X-Files before the revival miniseries debuts in 2016. Many episodes of this series are so eerie that they stick with you long after the credits role. Chris Carter and his team of writers were ahead of their time with brilliant ideas of the supernatural and unexplained. The truth is out there!

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And here’s an extensive list of other horror movies on Netflix streaming you may be interested in:

  • Silence of the Lambs
  • The Den
  • The Babadook
  • Dead Snow
  • Dead Snow: Red vs Dead
  • Curse of Chucky
  • V/H/S: Viral
  • Scream
  • Scream 2
  • Scream 3
  • Saw I-V
  • Troll Hunter
  • The Host
  • Monsters
  • Bad Milo
  • Teeth
  • [REC] 4: Apocalypse
  • Day of the Dead
  • John Dies at the End
  • Frankenstein’s Army
  • Devil
  • The Hole
  • From Dusk til Dawn
  • Let the Right One In
  • American Mary
  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Children of the Corn
  • Plus One
  • Hatchet 3
  • Mimic
  • Mimic 2
  • Mimic 3
  • Antisocial
  • Sharknado
  • Sharknado 2: The Second One
  • Hellraiser
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
  • Hellrasier: Bloodline
  • Hellraiser: Inferno
  • Hellraiser: Hellseeker
  • Hellraiser: Deader
  • Hellraiser: Hellworld
  • Hellraiser: Revelations
  • Tremors 4: Bloodlines
  • The Relic
  • Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
  • Monster Squad
  • The Canal
  • Haunter
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Zombeavers
  • Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • Halloween: Resurrection

What will you watch this October?


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Synopses source: IMDb.com

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Top 7 San Diego Film Festival Picks [2015 Features]

With the festival circuit well underway, this week I am headed to the San Diego Film Festival. Spanning only five days, September 30 through October 4, the SDFF may not be one of the larger, more recognized festivals, but in years past it has been host to some solid Oscar contenders. Within the last three years alone the SDFF has shown 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, Wild, Whiplash, Silver Linings Playbook, and The Imitation Game.

With so many feature films packed within a short amount of time, I’ve picked out seven of my top picks that I’m looking forward to seeing at this year’s San Diego Film Festival:

Mississippi Grind San Diego Film Festival 2015

Mississippi Grind (Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck) Rated R [108 min] – Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what’s been lost. Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Yvonne Landry, and Anthony Howard

There’s been some great buzz for Mississippi Grind since its debut at Sundance earlier this year. Both Ryan Reynolds (2016’s Deadpool; The Voices; Self/Less) and Ben Mendelsohn (Slow West; Netflix’s Bloodline) have been putting out solid work within the past year, and I think it’s the camaraderie between their characters that will really bring enjoyment to moviegoers. Not only does Mississippi Grind involve gambling, but it’s also a road trip movie, which puts a nice spin on both niche genres. [Watch the trailer]

Mississippi Grind will be playing on Friday [10/2] at 3:00 pm at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp.

I Smile Back San Diego Film Festival 2015

I Smile Back (Adam Salky) Rated R [85 min] – Laney Brooks does bad things. Married with kids, she takes the drugs she wants, sleeps with the men she wants, disappears when she wants. Now, with the destruction of her family looming, and temptation everywhere, Laney makes one last desperate attempt at redemption. Starring Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, and Thomas Sadoski

I like seeing Sarah Silverman tackling roles outside her regular comedic wheelhouse. Her performance in Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz was jarring for all the right reasons. It’s when actors take these kinds of chances, to push themselves beyond their limits, is when real movie magic happens. The tone of I Smile Back comes across really heavy, but I believe Silverman is up to the task from what I’ve seen in previews. [Watch the Trailer]

I Smile Back will be playing on Friday [10/2] at 5:00 pm at the Arclight UTC theater and Saturday [10/3] at 8:30 pm at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp.

Meadowland San Diego Film Festival 2015

Meadowland (Reed Morano) Rated R [105 min] – In the hazy aftermath of an unimaginable loss, Sarah and Phil come unhinged, recklessly ignoring the repercussions. Phil starts to lose sight of his morals; Sarah takes off on a potentially disastrous journey, falling deeper into her own fever dream. Starring Olivia Wilde, Giovanni Ribisi, Luke Wilson, Ty Simpkins. Juno Temple, Elisabeth Moss, and John Leguizamo

Another weighty drama – I promise not all these picks are dreary and bleak! – it’s again the lead performance that intrigues me more than anything else. Olivia Wilde (Drinking Buddies; Alpha Dog; Her) is a wonderful actress who hasn’t had a chance to shine yet. I think Meadowland will give her the opportunity to, especially with such a terrific supporting cast. [Watch the Trailer]

Meadowland will be playing on Friday [10/2] at 8:00 pm at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp.

Goosebumps San Diego Film Festival 2015

Goosebumps (Rob Letterman) Rated PG [103 min] – A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland. Starring Jack Black, Odeya Rush, and Halston Sage

It’s not often you see a family-friendly flick at traditional film festivals, which is why I am tickled with the idea that the SDFF chose Goosebumps as one of their features. My expectations are very, very low due to the shoddy special effects seen in the trailers and the goofiness of it all, but sometimes silly movies like these can surprise you. I loved reading R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books growing up and the film reminds me of Jumanji, so I’m letting nostalgia get the best of me here. [Watch the Trailer]

Goosebumps will be playing on Saturday [10/3] at 2:30 pm at the Arclight Theater UTC.

 

Victoria San Diego Film Festival 2015

Victoria (Sebastian Schipper) Unrated [138 min] – While on holiday in Berlin, a young woman finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals its secret: the four men owe someone a dangerous favor that requires repaying that evening. Starring Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, and Franz Rogowski

Looking to make Birdman seem like child’s play, Victoria is the latest attempt in presenting a story in a single take. Cruising through the awards circuit, this Germanic film is scorching with praise for its innovation and intensity. From the concept to the buzz to the plot, that’s enough to get me on board. And the fact that the run time is longer than Birdman and still manages to captivate audiences is quite impressive. [Watch the Trailer]

Victoria will be playing on Saturday [10/3] at 7:30 pm at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp.

Moments of Clarity San Diego Film Festival 2015

Moments of Clarity (Stev Elam) Unrated [97 min] – A repressed agoraphobic’s daughter meets a hardened pastor’s daughter, and while escaping their homes to attend the annual church youth group jamboree they discover their worlds aren’t what they once thought they were. Starring Lyndsy Fonseca, Kristin Wallace, Eric Roberts, and Marguerite Moreau

If you’re looking for a more adult romp, Moments of Clarity might be right up your alley. With hints of a semi faith-based story, there’s a certain coming-of-age vibe that I’m feeling introduces a unique perspective. I’m a fan of Lyndsy Fonseca’s work in Kick-Ass and Agent Carter, so seeing her in a starring role catches my attention. Moments of Clarity has been making waves on the indie-circuit too, which says to me that there is more to this movie than meets the eye. [Watch the Trailer]

Moments of Clarity will be playing on Saturday [10/3] at 1:00 pm and Sunday [10/4] at 4:00 pm, both screenings at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp.

Surprise Spotlight Movie San Diego Film Festival 2015 copy

Surprise Spotlight Film – Last year, the SDFF surprised festival goers with Whiplash. And if my sleuthing proves correct, this year’s Surprise Spotlight Film will be yet another huge Oscar contender. I won’t spoil the surprise, but this film was the talk of the town at TIFF.

The Surprise Spotlight Film will be playing on Saturday [10/3] at 6:30 pm at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp.

14 Perfect Movies for Valentine’s Day on Netflix [2015 Edition]

14 Perfect Movies for Valentine's Day on Netflix 2015 Edition

If the thought of having to stand in line with a bunch of strangers while waiting to see a movie loosely tied to the BDSM community is not your idea of a good Valentine’s Day, we have the most ideal alternative for you. Kick back and save the trouble of paying for overpriced tickets and popcorn because there are many exceptional options to see in the comfort of your own home. After the break, check out 14 Perfect Movies for Valentine’s Day available on Netflix Streaming. Continue reading

29 Movies Now On Netflix You May Have Missed in 2014

2014 Movies Now On Netflix Instant Streaming

In case you missed one of the many great movies that released in theaters last year, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to everyone’s late night confidant and best friend ’til the end, Netflix, we found 29 movies now available to stream that you may have missed for your viewing pleasure. Beyond this point you’ll find tales of revenge, sex, politics, family, and even LARPing that will make you laugh, cry, smile, and possibly cringe. Continue reading

Turn The Right Corner’s Top 10 Movies of 2014

Turn The Right Corner Top 10 Movies of 2014

It’s about that time again for my annual top 10 list of movies of the year. 2014 was quite the year at the cinemas, making it even harder than ever to narrow down this list – as you’ll see from my selection. I approached this top 10 list with more than the idea that these movies would be some kind of “best of” list, and more toward the concept of rewatchability and those that I favored personally. So without further ado, check out TTRC’s Top 10 Movies of 2014 list after the break. Continue reading

Essential Horror Movies for Halloween 2014 and Where to Find Them

Essential Horror Movies for Halloween 2014

Searching for that perfect horror movie to watch this Halloween? We’ve got the answers for you. From creature features to touchstone classics to foreign thrillers, we’ve accumulated the best list the horror genre has to offer in theaters, on demand, and streaming on Netflix. Find out your best options this Halloween after the jump. Continue reading

10 Best Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix this October [2014 Edition]

Best Horror Movies On Netflix 2014

Last year, we suggested Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, The Cabin in the Woods, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, Compliance, I Saw the Devil, Timecrimes, and The Ward – you can read why here. Surprisingly all of those movies are still on Netflix except for Timecrimes. This year, we’re recommending 10 more awesome horror movies that you can stream right now on Netflix Watch Instant. After the break, check out which films make the cut along with an extensive list of other horror films also available. Continue reading

8 Movies at the San Diego Film Festival We Want to See

8 Movies at the San Diego Film Festival We Want to See

The San Diego Film Festival officially kicks off tonight with the California premiere of Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild starring . With 100 or so films being showcased throughout the next 5 days, audiences will have to pick and choose wisely. I’ve scoured the SDFF schedule of features, documentaries, and shorts and have handpicked eight films that I’m looking forward to seeing. Find out which SDFF films I’ll be checking out after the break. Continue reading

2014 Year End Movies Preview: 66 Releases to Expect in Theaters

2014 Year End Movies Preview 61 Releases to Expect in Theaters

With Labor Day come and gone, the summer movie season has officially ended. September marks the beginning of the fall movie season, which in turn slowly evolves into Oscar season. There were many great movies the past few months, but the final third of the year promises many great flicks such as Interstellar, Big Hero 6, Inherent Vice, Whiplash, Mockingjay Part 1, and many more. Check out all 66 films you can see this fall/winter season after the break. Continue reading

The 2014 Summer Movie Preview

The 2014 Summer Movie Preview

With the commencement of May, the Summer Movie Season will officially begin. From Transformers: Age of Extinction to 22 Jump Street to Guardians of the Galaxy, there are 36 releases this summer to keep a look out for. Find the complete summer movie line up after the break and see if you should see ’em, rent ’em, or skip ’em.  Continue reading