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 April off with a bit of a lull but hopefully this picks 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 April 15TH.
A Clockwork Orange
This month, you can have the pleasure of streaming one of the most seminal, artistically crafted, disturbing movies ever made: Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. If you haven’t already seen the film, it’s absolutely worthwhile, although certainly not for everyone. It’s one of Kubrick’s best, which says a lot. Manic and contemplative at the same time. Malcolm McDowall gives one of the all-time great performances. If you’re already familiar, now you have an excuse to check it out again.
Far removed from the cynical, contemplative novella by Stephen King, The Running Man is instead sort of everything that the story warned us about in the first place. It’s violent, sensational entertainment for nothing but the sake of it. It’s the high point of cheesy excess in the middle of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career. It shouldn’t be fun. But it really, really is. Even as drastically different from the source material as it is, The Running Man is a really tough one not to recommend.