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.
While we’ve actually run out of new additions to the horror world this month, December 1st is right around the corner, so there is a lot of material that will be added within the coming week.
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 November 27th.
Sam Raimi’s pulp action/horror movie has returned to Netflix. A cult hit, Darkman proved that Raimi could tackle the comic book movie long before he ever did Spider-Man. While Liam Neeson remains an odd choice for the somewhat off-beat hero, the movie works. It’s a got a solid attitude and a great tone, so this one is definitely worth seeing for fans who might have missed it.
Stir of Echoes is such an excellent, underrated ghost story and I’m so glad it’s back on Netflix. Kevin Bacon gives a great performance, it’s based on a novel by the legendary Richard Matheson, but sadly it was overshadowed by being released in the same year as The Sixth Sense, which obviously got all of the credit. It’s something that shouldn’t be missed, especially by fans of ghost/paranormal movies.
The even-less-remembered straight-to-video Stir of Echoes 2 is also coming to Netflix. This one swaps out Kevin Bacon for Rob Lowe. Like most DTV sequels that premiered on the SyFy Channel at the time, it was written as an original project and was then converted to become a sequel to Stir of Echoes. If you do want to do a double feature of the two, though, Netflix has placed that opportunity in your hands.