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’s the latest spooky content added for the week of December 7th, 2018.
Bride of Chucky
One of the best of its franchise, Bride of Chucky is a ridiculously fun and funny, visually stylistic and genuinely well-written road comedy that saw the very welcome addition of Jennifer Tilly to the Child’s Play franchise. With slick and stylistic direction from Ronny Yu, this saw a major tonal shift in the franchise, not just toward comedy but away from the standard formula that had defined the first three movies in general. No longer simply settling for taking the body of whatever child he happened to tell his real name to, Bride saw the forming of a new direction that has defined the series since.