New on Netflix is a weekly feature appearing every Friday, listing all of the week’s newest additions to everyone’s favorite streaming service–and just in time for the weekend! So pop some popcorn, crack open a few beers, dim the lights, and kill a few hours in Wicked Horror style.
This week’s roundup of new Netflix titles doesn’t have a plethora of genre films to speak about, but there’s a little action, a little horror, and a little Japanese WTF to choose from.
Brick Mansions (2014)
“In this explosive thriller, Detroit undercover cop Damien Collier fights a constant battle to stem a tide of crime and corruption. As a ruthless drug lord makes apocalyptic plans for the city, Damien teams with an ex-con to foil the plot.” – Paul Walker and the RZA (of the Wu-Tang Clan) tear stuff up in this French-Canadian action film. Is it any good? It simply has to be.
“Three psychic paranormal investigators tackle an onslaught of supernatural horrors and occult mysteries, from zombies and cults to sexy vampires.” – This online miniseries is actually a sequel of sorts to the 2003 film Flesh for the Beast.
“After the female population of Tokyo is attacked by lustful zombies hungry for human flesh, office worker Nozomi and Nurse Momoko decide to take a stand and arm themselves with assault rifles and explosives to fight off the hordes of horny zombies!” – The original title was Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead, but apparently that was too unpalatable for Netflix. It’s from Japan, so you can expect some absolutely extreme violence, and moments of humor that you won’t quite understand. Parts 2 and 3 are also available.
“A teenager visiting her estranged father in Italy stumbles across the Neverlake, an ancient lake said to be guarded by the spirits of the dead. There she befriends a peculiar group of children who are each plagued by strange injuries. As she uncovers the horrific secrets behind the lake – and her new friends – she becomes haunted by disturbing visions that connect to her own mysterious past.” – This mediocre ghost thriller has a few solid moments, but will likely leave you cold.
“When five buddies gather around a Ouija board for an entertaining experiment, they end up fearing for their lives after they unwittingly awaken a dead girl’s spirit — turning the game board into a ghostly gateway to terror.” – Well, it can’t be any worse than 2014’s Ouija, can it?