Netflix Streaming Halloween Guide 2014
Welcome to our guide for what to watch on Netflix streaming for your Halloween enjoyment, in 2014! Netflix has continued to give us some great options, but as always it is a revolving door. Last year’s guide was a big success so here we are again with 2014 revisions!
As usual we have Steve and Jeff’s top ten picks but this time we have something even better! Our good friend Michelle has pitched in! You can see Michelle in a number of our projects like Recommending the Ex and she appears in several episodes of HOA Police including our Most Viewed Deleted Scene. Michelle is our resident expert in horror movies (especially asian horror, but she knows it all!).
I apologize that we don’t have all of the cover art that we had last year. Netflix changed functionality in the way we gathered that information and made it a little more difficult. We will get the kinks worked out before the next guide though!
Steve’s Top 10
The Walking Dead: If you haven’t watched this then you are not one of the 17.2 million people who did for its season premiere this year. Get on the band wagon and enjoy some great soap opera drama in the setting of the zombie apocalypse. Now excuse me while I turn on some lights in the house.
Supernatural: I have binge watched 195 episodes of this show in the past six months. Yes all 9 season available on Netflix. And I’m in love with Sam & Dean. Bottom line they are brothers who travel the country dismantling that which goes bump in the night. But the dialogue is great in this. Comedy just right. And if you can forgive the Leviathon season all 9 seasons amazing. The first 5 being the best as far as story arc. Watch this TV show. I’ll see you at the next Supernatural Con.
Safe Haven: Any Nicholas Sparks book to movie is a horror story for most of man kind. Unless you are trying to get to 2nd Base. In which case have at it. But otherwise I would never watch this one in the dark. Or at all for that matter.
From Dusk Till Dawn: The original. If you can’t tell I like zombie movies. And this one takes the cake for old school tons of blood zombie movies. And it’s Quentin Tarantino. While there aren’t any scary jumps there is some great fake blood zombie death scenes here.
Paranormal Activity 4: This is the only one on Netflix. But it’s not specifically this one which is the scariest or anything. It’s in the manner it’s shot and the tension a random camera brings when it’s just staring at someone sleeping in a bedroom. Waiting for something to go bump in the night. I watched this on my tablet with headphones on and still turned away from the screen a couple of times.
Cabin in the Woods: Typical setting of a group of friends going camping in the woods for the weekend. What every good horror movie should start with. But then this one goes a totally different direction. With every known horror creature at it’s disposal. Including a group of scientists under complete control of the cabin surroundings. And did I mention the balance of the world hangs in the fate of these five friends? Completely worth it for the great mix of horror, sci fi and dash of comedy.
Even Horizon: Something Sci Fi this time. The scary thing is this movie is going on 20 years old. It chronicles a space crew who finds the missing ship the Event Horizon. This ship has been to the edge of the galaxy and has brought something back. It feeds on the crews biggest fears and in a very scary alone in space manner people die. Something you should definintely watch alone at night.
Tucker & Dale VS Evil: I still don’t know if Jeff watched this from last year. But this is a very well done ‘spoof’ on your usually camping horror story. A group of college students go camping in the woods only to run into two creepy guys. And when the students start randomly dieing it gets blamed on the creepy mountain men. Those creepy mountain men though are just two regular Joe’s enjoying their new fishing cabin being innocent. Horrific death ensues along with comedy and the error of misconceptions.
Devil: Based on a story by M. Night Shyalaman (yes that guy). What I loved about this one was the fact that five people are trapped in an elevator which becomes a scary thing in and of itself when the lights flicker out. But one of them is the devil. And people start dieing one by one. The story isn’t too bad either which actually follow the detective who happens to be at the building where the elevator is when everything goes down. He watches what unfolds inside the elevator via CCTV while workers try to get the people free. As people start dieing he tries to solve the crime.
World War Z: I’ve read the book. And if you have to do your self a favor and do not compare the two. They are completely unique in story. The book is written as a log of historical accuracies of what went on during the apocolypse. The movie is following one scientist as he makes the attempt at finding Patient 0 and his discovery of a clue. If separate book and movie you will love this. Fast Zombies are scary. Makes for great chase scenes. And you will jump a handful of times in the movie. I hope they continue a World War Z franchise just to tell more stories from the apocolypse like the book does.
Jeff’s Top 10
Most Beautiful (But Scary): Rigor Mortis
Best Faux Documentary: The Conspiracy
Best Throwback: House of the Devil
Best Vampire: Let the Right One In
Most Underrated: Grave Encounters