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 Friday October 18th, 2019.
Living With Yourself
While not a horror movie per se, the new Netflix Original film Living With Yourself borrows heavily from horror hits like The Dark Half and even Us, though it much more specifically seems–if the trailer is any indication–to borrow its whole basic plot of a man discovering a double taking over his life and living it more successfully than he ever has, from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “The Replacement.” And of course, there’s always the additional horror cred of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers star Paul Rudd.