“Netflix and chill” is a phrase that has become embedded in our pop culture; where the expression typically is code for hanging out and having sex, it now takes on a new role—horror. It’s difficult to find originality in modern horror movies, but by including current trends into a movie’s theme the creators may be onto an original premise here.
On Tuesday, September 6, Screen Rant reported that the short horror-comedy film Netflix & Chill is in development.
“Continuing the trend-optioning, Umami Media and Cinecrowd announced today they will be producing ‘the first movie based on an internet meme’—Netflix & Chill. The short film, written and directed by Michael Middelkoop, is being described as a horror/comedy. Middelkoop gave a little insight into his vision for this film:”
“With Netflix & Chill I hope to deliver an absurd horror comedy that makes a bit of fun of our excessive media consumption. Also, there should be enough gore to make both John Carpenter and Wes Craven proud.'”
The site would go on to describe the synopsis of the horror-comedy.
“After months of flirting and texting, a young guy finally gets the message he’s been waiting for: the girl of his dreams invites him over. Her parents are gone for the weekend and she’s down for a good film on Netflix. As the night progresses, one guy hoping to get lucky find out that luck is having a day off.”
Production is scheduled for spring of 2017 and until then, fans of horror movies and comedy can enjoy the humorous trailer for Netflix & Chill.
In September of 2016, horror fans can enjoy an abundance of horror movies currently available on Netflix. Netflix always has a large list of horror movies but some are better than others. While a few fans of horror may have enjoyed the widely panned remake of The Wicker Man, most viewers felt the same as the critics. This list concentrates on only the best horror movies available on Netflix. Some of these titles have been newly released on Netflix in September, while others are horror movies still currently available throughout the month of September.
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Though both the original and the remake were not popular among critics, horror enthusiasts love The Amityville Horror. This updated version of the 1979 classic is much creepier than the original. Ryan Reynolds stars in this movie about a family that moves into a new house that comes face-to-face with demonic forces.
The Factory (2011)
Two detectives, portrayed by John Cusack and Jennifer Carpenter, are hunting down a serial killer. This movie features one of the more intriguing horror villains of the past few years, played by Dallas Roberts, and the creepy visuals and tense scenes are sure to please Netflix viewers.
The entire Jaws franchise is currently available on Netflix but nothing compares to the original. Still strong after 40 years, this movie proves that all you need is an ocean and a great white shark to entice terror.
Housebound is a horror-comedy from first-time director Gerard Johnstone. Rotten Tomatoes provides the premise for one of the best horror movies on Netflix for September 2016.
“Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small-town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s not particularly thrilled about her return.”
Clive Barker’s feature length debut film became an instant cult hit among horror movie fans and still is to this day. A man escapes from hell and the demon-like creatures known as the Cenobites, led by the infamous Pinhead, come to reclaim his soul.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)
This four-hour film is not a horror movie per se, but a documentary covering the iconic horror franchise of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Though a documentary, this film does include a lot of horror as well as trivia that Netflix audiences are sure to enjoy.
The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist is the movie that started it all for the possession genre of the horror industry. A young girl in Georgetown is possessed and the mother calls on two priests to save her life. This iconic film is considered one of the most intense horror movies of all-time.
Scream 2 (1997)
In the mid ’90s, Wes Craven’s Scream breathed new life into the horror genre. Often sequels don’t live up to their predecessor but Scream 2 is just as fun and thrilling as the original.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Tim Burton directs this retelling of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Christopher Walken. Depp plays Ichabod Crane and Walken portrays the Headless Horseman—enough said.
Children of the Corn (1984)
IMDB provides the synopsis for this classic adaptation of the Stephen King horror story.
“A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive.”
Hush has quickly become a horror and thriller favorite among Netflix subscribers. A deaf woman lives in seclusion and is stalked by a psychotic killer. Soon, the killer realizes that he is going to have a longer night on his hands than he anticipated. After watching this suspenseful horror film viewers may think twice about buying a house in the woods.
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While fans wait for Netflix & Chill, they can enjoy a variety of the best horror movies on Netflix throughout the month of September.
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