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 June off with a bit of a lull but 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 July 22nd.
If you’re not watching Stranger Things, that’s the thing to tune into. The Netflix original series just landed but has already opened to some stellar praise and amazing reviews. It’s classic ‘80s sci-fi/horror mixed with an old-school Amblin feel. If you’re a fan of those things, you’d be missing out not to check it out. On Twitter, Stephen King described it lovingly as “Stephen King’s greatest hits” and that’s kind of more or less what it is. Heavy echoes of The Mist and Firestarter in particular.