A Massive List of New Netflix Instant Streaming Horror Titles
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1977) - San Francisco biologist Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) turns to health inspector Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) for help when her live-in beau begins acting odd -- and distant. Matthew and Elizabeth notice that suddenly almost everyone around them has become impassive. When their friends discover a developing doppelgänger in their commercial mud baths, the foursome realizes an alien invasion is under way. Can they stop it?
SQUIRM (1976) - When a vicious storm ravages Fly Creek, Georgia, several power lines collapse, and the electrical current they transmit provides power to an underground burrow of worms. Soon, the slithering pests become outsized and begin to terrorize the town, while a Southern belle and her city-slicker boyfriend attempt to do battle with the giant creepy-crawlers.
VAMPIRE'S KISS (1989) - Peter Loew (Nicolas Cage, in an all-encompassing performance) is a sleazy literary agent who prowls the bars looking for action. One night he hooks up with Rachel (Jennifer Beals), who, in the course of their evening together, bites him on the neck. The next morning, when Peter is feeling out of sorts, he decides that a vampire bit him. The next step: Buy a real set of fangs, of course ... even though most people don't believe he's a vampire.
COUNTESS DRACULA (1971) - This Hammer Productions cult classic stars Ingrid Pitt as Elisabeth, a countess who discovers that the blood of young virgins can restore her fading beauty. Her twisted lover, Captain Dobi (Nigel Green), is happy to keep her in supply. But soon, the town begins to miss its nubile residents, and Dobi becomes enraged when he learns that Elisabeth has been posing as her own daughter in order to seduce a younger man.
DIE MONSTER DIE! (1965) - A wheelchair-bound English scientist (Boris Karloff) who acquired mysterious powers from a radioactive meteorite entertains a young American visitor (Nick Adams) with tea, terror and his beautiful daughter (Suzan Farmer). Soon, however, the girl finds herself torn between her father's evil ways and her need to protect the man she loves from a diabolical end. An H.P. Lovecraft story serves as the basis for this horror classic.
THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN (1977) - Astronaut exposed to cosmic rays outside of Saturn's rings returns to Earth and begins to melt away. Escaping from the hospital, he wanders around the backwoods looking for human flesh to eat.
PHILOSOPHY OF A KNIFE: LIMITED EDITION (2008) - Part documentary, part feature, director Andrey Iskanov's graphic shocker chronicles the horrors committed by the Japanese army's Unit 731, which used biological and chemical weapons on Russian and Chinese prisoners during the 1930s and '40s. The film blends computer-generated replications of grisly experiments with documentary-style segments and the eyewitness account of military translator and ex-doctor Anatoly Protasov. Not for the squeamish.
FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC (1987) - This haunting suspense thriller is based on the acclaimed novel by V.C. Andrews. After a tragic accident leaves them fatherless, four children return to their mother's mysterious family mansion in hopes of an inheritance. Instead, they are imprisoned and abandoned by their evil grandmother, leaving them to survive a nightmare of cruelty, forbidden passion and a final shocking discovery that will shatter their innocence forever.
SIMON SAYS (2006) - When five high school friends head into the wilderness for a little rest and relaxation, they run headlong into Simon and Stanley (both played by Crispin Glover), backwoods twin brothers with a fondness for booby traps rigged with flying pickaxes. Now, the teens must claw their way out of the woods without springing one of the brothers' ingeniously lethal snares. William Dear directs this gleefully gory horror flick.
CARRIE (1976) - Carrie (Sissy Spacek) may be ostracized, but the shy teen has the ability to move objects with her mind. So when the high school "in crowd" torments her with a sick joke at the prom, she lashes out with devastating -- and deadly -- power. William Katt (of television's "The Greatest American Hero") co-stars as the object of Carrie's affection in director Brian De Palma's deft adaptation of Stephen King's first novel.
FEAR (2007) - In director Vikram Bhatt's Bollywood spook fest, a mysterious supernatural spirit terrorizes a woman and forces her to confront the demons of her past. Slowly, she descends into madness in this surprising tale of fears realized. Ameet M. Gaurr, Vishwaas Paandya and Aditya Ralkar also star; Himesh Reshammiya supplies the music.
EPIDEMIC (1987) - Two separate yet related stories warn of a worldwide epidemic in this horror film from director Lars von Trier. The first story centers on a movie director (played by von Trier) and his screenwriter (Niels Vorsel). Funded by the government, the two men develop a horror film about a highly contagious disease that spreads across Europe. In the second tale, a young doctor becomes the unwitting carrier of a plague-like virus. Udo Kier also stars.
RUN! BITCH RUN! (2009) - After drug dealers rape and leave her for dead in the woods, beautiful door-to-door religious-tract peddler Catherine (Cheryl Lyone) trades in her prayers for a pump-action 12-gauge and sets out for payback against the men who attacked her. But once she gets a taste of holy vengeance, Catherine's thirst for blood becomes insatiable. This over-the-top exploitation flick from director Joseph Guzman contains graphic images of sex and violence.
GENESIS (1998) - When his beloved wife (Trae Houlihan) is killed in a car accident, a sculptor (Pep Tosar) tries to hang on to her memory by creating a statue of her form. Unfortunately for the artist, the clay he's working with begins metamorphosing in disturbing fashion. The sculptor tries to continue but discovers that his own flesh is beginning to disintegrate in this haunting short feature from writer-director Nacho Cerdà.
AFTERMATH (1994) - This disturbing short feature from gore specialist Nacho Cerdà is set in a morgue, where the day-to-day business of performing autopsies gives way to something far more sinister when one of the employees lingers after closing time. Pep Tosar plays a mortician who delights in the arrival of a beautiful new corpse -- the remains of a woman who perished in a car crash -- subjecting it to a shocking sequence of abhorrent acts.
THE DEAD HATE THE LIVING (2000) - Shooting a gory movie in a creepy abandoned hospital, a group of horror film buffs stumbles across a corpse and decides to use it in their flick. Bad idea: Their tampering unleashes an army of zombies eager to show the crew what horror is all about. Naturally, all manner of mayhem, flesh-munching and carnage ensue in writer-director David Parker's tongue-in-cheek homage to the Italian horror genre.
LASERBLAST (1978) - In this campy sci-fi classic, misfit teen Billy Duncan (Kim Milford) leads a miserable existence. That changes, however, when Billy finds a laser gun abandoned in the desert by a pair of aliens. Now, Billy has the supernatural powers that will enable him to get back at his enemies. He soon discovers, however, that each time he fires the gun, he begins to mutate -- turning little by little into an alien himself.
LEVIATHAN (1989) - Perched on the hull of a wrecked Soviet freighter, a team of deep-sea miners (including Hector Elizondo, Ernie Hudson and Daniel Stern) -- led by head oceanographer Steven Beck (Peter Weller) -- comes face to face with a mutant creature that's the product of a failed genetic experiment. As Beck's crew members begin to disappear one by one, the flesh-eating monster lurks below the surface -- and the divers left alive are scared to death.
EVENT HORIZON (1997) - In 2040, an explorer vessel known as the Event Horizon went missing beyond deep-space boundaries. Seven years later, the ship sends a garbled signal back to Earth that sounds a lot like a cry for help. A rescue ship led by Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne) is dispatched to investigate, but Miller's crew (including Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan and Joely Richardson) soon realizes the awful truth -- something unimaginable has happened on board.
SUPERNOVA (2000) - When the deep-space rescue ship Nightingale 229 answers a distress call from a mining planet, the crew -- led by pilot Nick Vanzant (James Spader) -- leaps light-years to find a lone survivor (Peter Facinelli). But when the man joins them onboard, crew members start disappearing. It seems a mysterious alien artifact that he's smuggled onto the ship is affecting a nearby star, whose gravitational pull has put the entire galaxy in danger.
CUT (2000) - The cast and crew of the horror flick Hot Blooded get a shock when a mysterious killer slaughters their director. Now, each time someone tries to complete the film there's another brutal slaying. But a little massacre isn't going to stop the next batch of bright would-be filmmakers: They'll finish the film if it kills them -- and it probably will -- in this gory horror flick starring Molly Ringwald and Kylie Minogue.
SHREDDER (2003) - This chilling slasher flick follows a group of friends terrorized by an ax-wielding murderer during their snowboarding getaway. It seems a shredder dressed in black is taking it upon himself to wipe out anyone who breaks mountain etiquette. As the killer picks off the pals one at a time -- in decidedly gory style -- the survivors must find a way to overcome their fears and fight back before they too get ripped to bits.
EDGE OF SANITY (1989) - In this variation on the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story, respected physician Henry Jekyll (Anthony Perkins) has been experimenting with cocaine -- which unleashes his alter ego, the uncontrollable Jack Hyde. Under the drug's powerful influence, Hyde has perverted nightmares and explodes into a killing spree, stalking and slashing beautiful prostitutes. The police can't catch him, so he has nothing to lose,but his mind.
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972) - In this cult horror favorite from twisted writer-director Wes Craven, a pair of repulsive, sadistic escaped convicts kidnap, rape, torture and murder two teenage girls -- but the criminals have picked the wrong teens to victimize. One of the girls' parents, not content with turning to the law, set out to exact an equally brutal revenge on the vicious murderers, who are hiding out in the family's home.
RAW MEAT (1972) - Trapped under the streets of London after a tunnel cave-in in the 19th century, a group of workers survived for years by consuming the flesh of their dead. Now, their sole descendent has surfaced to feed his appetite on the living. Donald Pleasence stars in this low-budget horror gem from director Gary Sherman, a cult classic notable for its allegorical depth, atmospheric intensity -- and stomach-turning gore.
SPHERE (1998) - When a team of scientists (Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone and Samuel L. Jackson) begins to investigate a giant spacecraft that's come to rest 1,000 feet under the sea, they discover that it not only appears to have come from the future but that it contains a mysterious sphere. The object soon begins to send out messages, not all of them friendly, in this Barry Levinson-directed film version of Michael Crichton's novel.
HOUSE OF 9 (2005) - Borrowing from Agatha Christie and the plots of Saw and Saw II, director Steven R. Monroe's twisted tale takes nine unsuspecting victims (including Dennis Hopper, who portrays an Irish priest), traps them in a mansion and films their every move. Promising $5 million to the player who emerges victorious, their unseen captor uses them as pawns in a demented, live-action "game," concocting horrible scenarios that force his captives to participate.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1992) - Airheaded cheerleader Buffy (Kristy Swanson) is the "chosen one" of her generation -- earmarked to kill vampires infesting our streets and towns. Donald Sutherland plays her mentor, and Rutger Hauer is Lothos, the alpha male bloodsucker she's assigned to liquidate. This precursor to the popular series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar lacks the TV version's dark tone, but features plenty of campy fun.
THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE (2001) - Twelve-year-old Carlos (Fernando Tielve) is the latest arrival at Santa Lucia School, an imposing stone building that shelters orphans of the Republican militia and politicians during the last days of the Spanish Civil War. Carlos gradually uncovers the dark ties that bind the inhabitants of the school: hidden riches, sexual intrigue and the restless ghost of a murdered student, who may be the only one to provide resolution.
THE GHOUL (1933) - Professor Morlant (Boris Karloff), a British Egyptologist, finds a magic jewel in the tomb of an Oriental idol. The talisman is supposed to grant immortality to those who are buried with it. So, Morlant arranges to have it put into his grave upon his demise. And beware those who might double-cross him, because Morlant's spirit will arise to wreak vengeance on his betrayers! This film was the screen debut of British stage actor Ralph Richardson.
SCOOBY DOO AND THE MONSTER (2003) - Shaggy, Scooby-Doo and the whole gang hop in the Mystery Machine for a groovy road trip south of the border, when the monstrous El Chupacabra threatens to ruin the lively Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. Fueled by Scooby snacks, the sleuths uncover clues that lead them deeper into spooky shenanigans -- but soon those meddling kids will find out if it's really a monster at work, or just some clever crooks up to no good.
LITTLE MONSTERS (1989) - Join Brian (Fred Savage) as he faces his worst fear -- the ghoulies that live under his bed -- and finds they're not so bad after all. In particular, he hits if off with Maurice (Howie Mandel), a friendly but ditzy monster that takes Brian under his wing. Soon, Brian is learning all of the monster secrets and the lesson that the greatest fear is fear itself. And the duo mixes in a few pranks -- against both humans and monsters -- along the way.
FRANKENSTEIN (2004) - This small-screen adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel stars Alec Newman as Victor Frankenstein, the scientist-gone-mad who creates the ultimate monster, fashioning a creature out of body parts harvested from corpses. When the world recoils from the doctor's creation because of its repulsive appearance, the creature turns on its maker. William Hurt plays the professor who warns Victor against going down a perilous path.
FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM (1987) - On the eve of his niece's execution, historian Julian White (Vincent Price) recounts four terrifying tales in this gruesome horror anthology. It seems the town of Oldfield, Tenn., isn't the sleepy hamlet it appears to be: White introduces four scary short stories involving necrophilia, ghosts, voodoo priests and demon children with uncontrollable appetites. Clu Gulager, Terry Kiser, Harry Caesar, Rosalind Cash and Cameron Mitchell star.
INTRUDER (1989) - It's late evening the night before a local supermarket goes out of business, and the night crew is busy sweeping up. But things won't stay quiet for long: Register girl Jennifer (Renee Estevez) has an insane ex-boyfriend who's just been sprung from prison, and he's returned to win her back ... at any cost! Soon, the night crew starts dying one by one (talk about a checkout line!). Costars Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi. Scott Spiegel directs.
THE BURNING (1981) - Years after a summer camp janitor (Lou David) is severely burned and disfigured as the result of a teenage prank gone awry, he's released from the local insane asylum and returns to the scene of the crime to seek revenge against those who harmed him. Several yet-to-be-famous stars pop up in this classic teen horror flick, including Oscar winner Holly Hunter and Jason Alexander of "Seinfeld."
THE INCREDIBLE TWO-HEADED TRANSPLANT (1971) - When a psychotic killer is mortally wounded while burglarizing his home, demented Dr. Girard (Bruce Dern) seizes the chance to graft the criminal's head onto the full-grown body of his assistant's mentally challenged son, Danny (John Bloom). But Girard cannot control his two-headed creation, and soon the malicious monster breaks free to terrorize the countryside. Casey Kasem co-stars in this outlandish horror flick from director Anthony M. Lanza.
THE THING WITH TWO HEADS (1972) - Racist transplant surgeon Maxwell Kirshner (Ray Milland) never lets anything compromise his work -- even his impending death. When he learns he has a terminal illness, Kirshner decides to attach his brilliant noggin to another man's body. But his search turns ups only one suitable donor: black convict Jack Moss (Roosevelt Grier). Before you can say "double trouble," the two heads fight for control of their shared physique in this campy classic.
SPELLBINDER (1988) - When he saves young, homeless Miranda (Kelly Preston) from her abusive boyfriend, ruthless attorney Jeff Reed (Tim Daly) learns that until recently, the gorgeous girl was part of a coven of witches -- but he takes her under his wing (and into his bed) anyway. But soon, Jeff discovers that the coven has plans to make Miranda their next human sacrifice, and they don't intend to let a lawyer stand in their way.
TROLL 2 (1986) - When young Joshua Waits (Michael Stephenson) and his family vacation in the remote town of Nilbog, the strange townspeople excitedly offer the Waits the local cuisine. But behind the eager hospitality lies a sinister motive and only Joshua knows the horrifying truth. Warned of goblins by his ghostly Grandpa Seth (Robert Ormsby), Joshua must save his family and himself from an unsavory end in this fantasy horror tale.
Again, those are just the horror titles made available for streaming on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of September. Wouldn't be surprised if I missed a few.
If movies aren't your thing, you'll also find the first seasons of several horrific TV shows now streaming: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, MonsterQuest, Dead Like Me, Paranormal State, and the 1991 revival of Dark Shadows.
And there's more to come. Other horror flicks Netflix will begin instant streaming before the end of September includes:
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
CLAWED: THE LEGEND OF SASQUATCH
WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS
TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA
GHIDRAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER
PETER BENCHLEY'S CREATURE
WICKED LITTLE THINGS
MY BLOODY VALENTINE (remake)
THE RAGE: CARRIE 2
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