New on Netflix is a weekly feature here at Wicked Horror where we take a look at the latest additions to everyone’s favorite streaming service. It can be tough sifting through all those horror titles, not really knowing what’s worth watching and what isn’t. Sometimes, you know exactly what you’re looking for, but when you go to watch it the title has already been taken down. Here, we do our best to let you know what’s been added and re-added from week to week.
Usually, the beginning of the month hits us with a lot of strong material, with some current favorites and old classics alike while the middle sort of leaves us in a dead zone. We’re starting off with a huge bang and hopefully this continues to pick up throughout the month. We tend to lose a lot at the end of the year, but we gained a lot too, and 2016 got off to a promising start that has had more ups than downs so far.
So kick back, relax, make some popcorn or maybe even munch on some candy corn as we bring you what’s new on Netflix for the week of September 2nd.
The big lure—no pun intended—of Netflix additions this week would have to be the entire Jaws franchise, added all at once just in time for the end of summer. Not only can you watch Spielberg’s original classic, you can also check out the underrated Jaws 2, the ill-conceived Jaws 3-D and the hilarious trainwreck that is Jaws: The Revenge.
The Amityville Horror (2005)
If you’re in the mood for something supernatural, you can always check out this remake of the classic Amityville Horror. In my opinion, this is one of the more underrated Amityville entries, but keep in mind that there are some really bad ones out there. So that might not actually be saying much.
Hellevator: Season One
TV game shows just not gory, suspenseful or frightening enough? Then this twisted haunt of horrors, hosted by the always terrific Soska sisters, might be up your alley. Each episode forces contestants to confront their fears, playing on what people will and won’t do for a boatload of cash… but just as interestingly, each challenge and location tells a story of its own.