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.
As always, the beginning of the month hits us with a lot of strong material, with some current favorites and old classics alike. Admittedly, things have been lacking of late, with very few new additions at all this month after the bizarre choice to take down almost fifty percent of the horror selection the day before October began.
The selection is beefing back up, though, slowly but surely. Hopefully that will keep up as we move further into the year.
So kick back, relax, and make some popcorn while we bring you what’s new on Netflix for the week of June 2nd, 2017.
The Sixth Sense
While it might not be as talked about now, The Sixth Sense was one of the two biggest horror films in the world in 1999. It launched the career of M. Night Shyamalan, who has had both hits and misses since, but has been striving to make that same kind of cultural impact that Sixth Sense had then, nearly two decades later. It’s still an atmospheric, creepy and completely character driven film that holds up. Easily one of the best performances of Bruce Willis’s career.
The granddaddy of all horror parodies, one of the very few that’s ever actually worked. And it’s so good because it’s not making fun of the source material. It’s done out of the complete and total love that Mel Brooks clearly has for the Universal era of horror and James Whale’s two Frankenstein pictures in particular.