Let me get this out of the way first, I'm not a Netflix shill. Sunday was my last day at that job by choice (I am well aware it is stupid to quit in this economy. Moving on).
Probably the majority of the calls I received when working for Netflix were from people bitching about there never being anything good to watch. There is good shit on there. People are just too lazy to look or unwilling to try something new. So I decided to create this thread to post some of my discoveries and have you share yours.
Some recommendations for you (My tastes tend to lean toward horror and cult movies):
If someone called you claiming to be a police officer and asked you to strip and sexually molest a young girl would you continue believing he was a police officer? Well apparently some people would because Compliance is a true story about this exact situation. This movie is tense and will make you uncomfortable, but it is a must watch. Read the actual news articles after viewing it if you're having any doubts.
The Pact (2012)
I had never heard of this movie or recalled it being advertised when it was released so it was a chance viewing based on the info and star rating. I can't stand most modern horror because they rely almost entirely on gore and completely lack atmosphere and tension, but this one was an exception. It was a surprisingly creepy ghost story with a freaky reveal that totally gave me the willies.
Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)
This is more my speed. Netflix has put a ton of Mario Bava films on instant and some of them are complete crap, but this is a good one. Visually, it is very reminiscent of Dario Argento with the kaleidoscope of colors and artistically framed murder scenes. It reminded me a lot of American Psycho with the killer's internal monologue and the way he took delight in his craziness. There is also a scene very similar to the one where Patrick Bateman tells the girl he is into "murders and executions". I was really expecting this movie to be stupid, but it turned out to be a great a slasher film. Right up my alley.
And Soon the Darkness (1970)
Sooo much tension and suspense!! A British girl vanishes without a trace in the French countryside and her desperate friend tries to find her. No one speaks English. No one can be trusted. Nothing is as it seems. Darkness is approaching. This movie is a must-see. Please avoid the piece of shit 2010 remake that is also available on Netflix.
Edited by CaseOfThePunks, 13 February 2013 - 01:25 AM.