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Five horror films worth a watch on Netflix: April 2015 Edition

April 5, 2015

Hello all. Mark here.

There are hundreds of horror films on Netflix. Most are bad, some are decent and several of them are very good. I’ve searched the depths of the horror categories and discovered some gems and total soul crushers. The following suggestions represent horror films that cover all ends of the spectrum. If you watch these five films you will witness evil mirrors, serial killers.vampires, nazi zombies and a cabin in the woods. I’ve made sure to incorporate some humor into the bleakness so you don’t get burnt out and questioning why you listened to my suggestions.

Honeymoon – A recently married couple goes through hell and not back in this innovative take on the “cabin the woods” genre. It was hard for me to watch because I am a recent newlywed and the thought of going through this on my honeymoon crushed my soul. Rose Leslie (Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones) is fantastic and her chemistry with Harry Treadaway makes this a film to watch.

Honeymoon Rose Leslie

Oculus Oculus is smarter than it has any right to be. The WWE produced horror film is bleak but refreshes you with a story that doesn’t insult you. We here at MFF love Oculus and appreciate the care taken to provide a tough and well-thought out film.

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Dead Snow/Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead – Nazi Zombies run amok and kill everything in sight. I love the insanity that director Tommy Wirkola imbues in his films and he can pull off gore that would normally shock and annoy. After watching Oculus the Dead Snow films will cheer you up and satiate any need you have for over the top gore.

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Shadow of the Vampire – I love the premise of Shadow of the Vampire. Nosferatu was filmed with a real vampire! John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe chew scenery while Cary Elwes (Bram Stoker’s Dracula) continued his strong work in vampire films. I love that a weird idea became a movie with A-list talent. Shadow of the Vampire is a meta little thing that makes you laugh, cringe and look at horror films with a different perspective.

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I Saw the Devil I Saw the Devil will put your soul in a headlock and have it hurting for several days. Once the pain wears off you will  start appreciating the movie (Much like Thirst). It is a war of attrition that is made easier by confident direction and occasional beauty. To keep a semblance of mental health I had to watch it in several installments (during the daytime).  In a day and age of disposable entertainment memorable movies like this don’t come around very often.

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