It Came From Netflix Instant!!! Sci-Fi/Horror Edition   3 comments

There is a lot of stuff on Netflix Instant.  So much so that any time I want to just throw something on before I go to bed I end up spending half an hour going though the choices before I decide just to watch Futurama again.  But there are a few hidden gems amongst the massive piles of forgettable crap.  Here are a few that you may not have heard of, but are worth checking out! Things don’t stay on Instant forever so catch them sooner rather than later.

A Boy and His Dog – 1975- This is a movie that I will probably end up talking about more than once on this blog.  Based on a novella by Harlan Ellison and the major inspiration for the Fallout video game series, A Boy and His Dog follows a boy named Vic (played by a very young Don Johnson) and his dog, Blood, as they travel the nuclear wasteland that is the USA following World War IV.  Blood is of human level intelligence and can communicate with Vic via a psychic link, a power that gives them the upper hand in the endless search for food and woman for Vic to have sex with, typically by force.  While I could never consider a rapist to be a likable character, the adventure that Vic and Blood go on is worth watching as it gives a frightening and thought provoking view of life in the post apocalypse and the people you might find there. (If you don’t have Netflix you can find the whole movie on Youtube.)

Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil – 2010 – Seeking to turn slasher movies on their head, this movie is a deconstruction of the genre, showing the events of what would be a teens-head-to-cabin-in-the-woods-only-to-be-picked-off-one-by-one-by-some-unkown-killer from the prospective of the would be killers.  The perceived murderers are Tucker and Dale. Two low class but lovable country guys that are spending their free time renovating an old cabin, that happens to be near the camp site of a few horny teenagers.  Through a series of mishaps and misunderstandings, the teenagers believe that the titular duo are out to kill them while Tucker and Dale think that the teens have a made a violent suicide pact.  The film is funny and charming in ways I did not expect and makes for a great watch.  If you liked Cabin in the Woods then you need to check this out.

Grave Encounters – 2011 As a fan of Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures  (what can I say, I think bros running around in the dark screaming about ghosts is pretty fun to watch.  Their show is also on Netflix Instant, btw), I wanted to check this out.  It is of the found footage style and follows a group of TV ghost hunters who get trapped in a haunted insane asylum.  The story progresses how you would expect it to. The team gets trapped inside and they become less and less hopeful that they will ever escape, which you already know that they won’t because it is a found footage movie.  While predictable, it does provide a few good scares that make up for the parts where it drags.  If you are the type that likes a good scare right before you  turn in for the night then this worth the money that you have already paid for the ability to watch it.

What else is worth checking out on Netflix Instant or anywhere else for free (and legally) online? Tell me in the comments!


3 responses to “It Came From Netflix Instant!!! Sci-Fi/Horror Edition

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  1. Here’s an indy movie that I just caught up on. ’88:88′ is in the running of YourFilmFestival over at Youtube that Ridley Scott is sponsoring.

    A well done Sci-Fi Horror short with a pretty awesome soundtrack done by Makeup and Vanity Set (which is worth checking out some of their albums.

  2. Definitely check out “behind the mask: the Leslie Vernon story” or something along those lines. It’s the story of a news team following a dude who claims to be a serial killer alla Freddie cruger/mike myers. It’s really good, and an interesting gambit type take on the horror genre. Not 100% certain on the titles order, could be Leslie Vernon: behind the mask.

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