Welcome to New on Netflix, a feature here at Wicked Horror in which we provide the latest updates on what’s coming to the streaming service for the week. In recent times, Netflix’s shift in content has been interesting. While many fan-favorite movies and TV shows have been Netflix staples for the better part of a decade, they’ve been taken off the service with more frequency. Some of them return, some of them don’t, and while these are all simply the result of licensing deals that were already in place before these properties even hit the service, they do shed some light on the content provider’s new focus.
Netflix is continuing to shift gears away from movies and TV shows owned by other studios or companies and is producing their own content with staggering frequency. As we continue to provide updates on what’s been added to the service, it will always be interesting to note the balance between original and licensed content being added to the Netflix library.
With that in mind, here are the latest Netflix additions for the week of March 22nd, 2019.
Freddy vs. Jason
Following on the heels of Jason Goes to Hell and Jason X, Freddy vs. Jason has made its way onto Netflix. While it was a massive hit at the time, fans are still divided on this pretty fun, stylish crossover between two of the biggest titans of horror. If anyone hasn’t seen it in a while and has been curious to revisit, now’s the time.
Friday the 13th (2009)
The Friday the 13th reboot has also been added to Netflix. Fans are also very divided about this one, with many complaining that it felt too much like a polished 2000s slasher and others loving the fact that it played like a greatest hits collection and went back to basics after Jason’s detours into Manhattan, Hell, space and Elm Street.