It’s Friday the 13th, which always makes me want to curl up with a good horror flick…or even a bad one. But I’m sure I’m not the only one, and DVD wait lists can sometimes crush those plans…however with our streaming services a horror flick is just a click away with your library card.
My favorites from Kanopy:
What We Do In the Shadows – A great little horror comedy mockumentary from New Zealander’s Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi who wrote, directed, and starred in the film.
“Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs. They are just like anyone else – except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life.”
House on Haunted Hill – A classic gem from the infamous Vincent Price. As a kid, this movie freaked me out…and I even loved the remake (shhhhhh, don’t tell!).
“A true classic of suspense, this spooky, campy tale tells the story of five strangers who are offered $10,000 each by an eccentric millionaire to spend the night in a haunted house. As the night develops, it becomes clear that these strangers’ selection was no accident–and a few have some diabolical schemes of their own!”
Pet – This movie grabbed me due to the actors Dominic Monaghan from Lord of the Rings and Ksenia Solo, whom I loved from a Canadian supernatural drama Lost Girl. Give it a try!
“Sweet but lonely Seth spends his days working in an animal shelter. In a hopeless daze, he has a chance encounter with beautiful young waitress Holly who awakens something within him. Obsessed, he tries everything to win her over. Time and again, she rejects him, leading him to steal her journal and make a plan: to kidnap Holly.
My favorites from Hoopla:
Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil – Just that titled alone, am I right!? But honestly, this movie was a great little horror comedy and it exceeded my expectations.
“Two friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students is separated from the group, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so do the body count and the laughs.”
Rubber – Okay, it’s bad…like real bad, like mind-numbingly bad. So, why would I recommend it? Well, it was a good pick to watch when getting a group of friends together to eat good food and have a few cocktails. It doesn’t require all your attention and the conversations will be entertaining!
“Robert, an inanimate tire that was abandoned in the desert, suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything without having to move. Content to prey on small desert creatures and discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with.”
Black Christmas – Another classic for me, one I watched later in life. Good jolts and a bit of slash for good measure. You’ll see the pieces other horror movies have taken from it over the years.
“The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sigma prepare for the festive season, a stranger begins to stalk the house.”
~ posted by Kara P.