Happy Halloween, Netflix. Stock is plummeting like never before, down 75% from July, before its infamous price-hike announcement. “Fundamentals are eroding, management credibility is shot, international growth is deteriorating, and margins are imploding,” says market analyst Toby Wible. Deadline has deemed it Netflix’s Nuclear Winter.
While Reed Hastings lives out the ultimate corporate horror scenario, let’s check out Watch Instantly’s selection of scary movies!
Upon first glance at the “Horror” genre page, one might mistake the streaming service’s collection as lacking. The featured films are mostly low-rated straight-to-DVD fare with titles like Mask Maker, Bloodlust Zombies and Vampires in Havana. However, further inspection into the depths of the Netflix archives reveals a relatively impressive library.
Our Top Ten picks for your holiday viewing, in alphabetical order:
Bride of the Monster – Witness the masterpiece of Edward D. Wood, Jr., deemed “the world’s worst director” by TIME Magazine (and the eponymous subject of an excellent Tim Burton film). Features a washed-up Bela Lugosi and some truly awful special effects. The best in schlock.
The Exorcist – Often cited as the scariest movie of all time. A little girl is possessed by a demon and spews obscenities at her helpless mother. Traumatic, controversial and likely to keep you awake for a long, long time–even if it might be a tad cheesy by today’s standards. More after the jump. [Read more →]