Memorial Day Monster Marathon on Netflix

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If it’s as hot outside where you live as it’s been in NYC, take solace in the fact that many of us are staying indoors to binge watch Netflix. This Memorial Day we are suggesting some of the best/classic/out of this world Monster movies now available to stream.

WE ARE STILL HERE

We-Are-Still-Here-posterAs of last week, my friend/write/director/all around cool guy Ted Geoghegan‘s debut feature was the #1 film watched on Netflix. The film harkens back to the 70′s classics but has the sophistication of something we’ve never seen before. We Are Still Here is a fantastic ghost story with some of the best FX I have ever seen on film.

In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years – and demands a sacrifice.

See what all the hype’s about in my review.

 

THE MUMMY

The Mummy PosterThis 1999 classic (as far as I’m concerned) may  very well be showing on television as we speak. Much like Goonies or Sleepless in Seattle can be found just about any weekend if you scan the airwaves long enough. The awesome combination of story with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weiss is undeniably infectious. No matter what  I’m doing I stop top watch.

An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy.

 

V/H/S

vhs posterNetflix gave the opportunity to see this film for the first time as I had missed it in its theatrical run. Anytime I hear VHS in general, I now think of Ringu/The Ring, making it hard  to imagine anything else could, A. Be original  in plot or B. Scare me as much as that infamous closet scene in the American remake. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there is something so unsettling about this film. It’s all still very much mysterious. The sequels V/H/S/2 and V/H/S: Viral are also available to watch. I will personally be catching the third installment later today.

When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

 

HONEYMOON

honeymoon posterThis was a real treat at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. As if marriage isn’t scary enough, throw in an unknown supernatural element to ramp up the first night together jitters. Rose Leslie (Game Of Thrones) gives quite the performance as a young newlywed who goes from loving docile woman to secretive, agitated stranger.

A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of their first night.

You can check out my review here.

 

THE RETURNED

The ReturnedIf  you still haven’t seen this film, even after we’ve talked about it here, then shame on you. The zombie genre is clearly not dying down any time soon (pun not intended) so you might as well curl up to some great writing. The end is something akin to this year’s  Halloween whacked out film GRAVY, in respect to a potential sequel/revenge plot set up. Don’t worry, nothing has been spoiled.

 In a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives, their retroviral drug is running out.

Read my original review for more details.

 

We hope you’ve had a great weekend thus far. Don’t  forget to honor those who serve our country, past and present. After all, they are the reason we can sit around and view such ghastly films without giving what we’re watching a second thought. Yay Freedom.

 

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