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 hit 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. Hopefully, this picks up as we near the end of the month. We tend to lose a lot at the end of the year, but we gained a lot too, making 2016 off to a promising start 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 February 19th.
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Following a successful Lifetime miniseries, this TV drama strays from history to tell its own, original story. This time, after the murder and the trial, Lizzie continues her murderous rampage and tries her best to keep it covered up, while her sister has to come to terms with the fact that Lizzie is not actually innocent. Both Christina Ricci and Clea DuVall return for the TV series, which is appreciated as they both gave excellent performances in the original miniseries.
Everything about this project should have induced eye rolls, from the CGI dog to the very fact that it’s a live action movie based on Scooby Doo. But the script by James Gunn is as funny as anything like this could ever hope to be, especially for the first act in which we see the mystery team having gone their separate ways. On top of that, it really is perfectly cast.
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
The joke may have worn out after the first one, so this doesn’t work quite as well, but it’s definitely something good to watch with kids to get them interested in the genre. Bonus points for including a Seth Green cameo (a trick Gunn would later pull by casting Green as Howard the Duck in Guardians of the Galaxy) it’s not as funny or fresh as the first but it still offers plenty for younger viewers.