Netflix Is About To Get A Bunch Of Horror Movies, TV Episodes & More (Here’s What’s Coming In The Next Week)By: Chris Crum - August 30, 2013
Netflix is a revolving door of movie and television content, particularly on the streaming side of things. Though titles often disappear from availability, new ones are also frequently added. Sometimes these come in the form of Netflix original shows or even exclusive access to certain programming, but sometimes it’s just older titles that many find to be still worth watching.
Content is added to Netflix streaming each week, and it can be difficult to keep up with what’s available all the time. With that, here’s a look at some new additions.
Note: This is for the U.S.
Netflix has been adding a lot of stuff, but the coming week is going to be a good one, particularly if you like horror movies. But it’s also getting some other well-known movies, more documentaries and stand-up specials, and of course, plenty more TV content. This batch includes Aftershock, the latest Eli Roth film (he didn’t direct it, but he co-wrote it, produced it and stars in it). Many fans of Netflix original Hemlock Grove will no doubt want to check it out. If you like horror, you should definitely watch that and American Mary.
Here’s what’s on the way.
Available on 9/1:
DysFunktional Family (2003)
Between sets from his live stand-up routine, in which he riffs on everything from Michael Jackson to terrorism, comedian Eddie Griffin tours his hometown of Kansas City, Mo., and introduces viewers to his eccentric clan.
Electrick Children (2012)
Julia Garner, Rory Culkin, Liam Aiken, Bill Sage, Cynthia Watros, Billy Zane, John Patrick Amedori
Idealistic teenager Rachel astonishes her fundamentalist Mormon family when she announces that she’s been impregnated by listening to a rock song. Rachel then runs off to Las Vegas to escape an arranged marriage and to find the father of her baby.
The Hamiltons (2006)
Cory Knauf, Samuel Child, Joseph McKelheer, Mackenzie Firgens, Rebekah Hoyle, Brittany Daniel, Al Liner
No one would suspect that the Hamiltons are a dangerous family — after all, with their white picket fence and squeaky clean public image, they’re practically impeccable. But behind closed doors, their extracurricular activities tend toward the sadistic. Cory Knauf, Samuel Child, Joseph McKelheer, Mackenzie Firgens and Brittany Daniel star in this gory horror offering from Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores.
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 9 (2012)
Ellen Pompeo stars in this Emmy-winning medical drama as Dr. Meredith Grey, a young surgical intern (and eventual resident) who’s caught up in a swirl of personal and professional passions with fellow doctors at Seattle Grace Hospital. Patrick Dempsey co-stars as Grey’s initial object of obsession, Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd, who doesn’t let his marital status stop him from romancing the hospital staff.
Portlandia: Season 3 (2012)
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein send up the righteous, artistically inclined and 100% organic residents of Portland, Ore., in this sketch-based comedy series. Typical targets include artisanal light bulbs, feminist bookstores and indie rock.
The 4400: Seasons 1-4 (2004-2007)
This sci-fi series chronicles the stories of 4,400 people who inexplicably vanished over the course of five decades and suddenly reappeared without having grown any older since disappearing — but now possess mysterious powers.
Corri English, Marisa Petroro, Ben Livingston, Abner Genece, Derrick O’Connor, Scot Davis, Joshua Alba, Jay Jablonski
Med student Alison Blanchard has to confront her fear of mortality when she is ordered to dissect a cadaver in her anatomy class. But Alison gets the fright of her life when she begins to suspect the corpse she’s working on isn’t actually dead.
50 First Dates (2004)
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Sean Astin, Rob Schneider, Missi Pyle, Kevin James, Dan Aykroyd
In this offbeat romantic comedy, marine veterinarian Henry Roth changes his womanizing ways after he falls for pretty art teacher Lucy Whitmore. Trouble is, she has no short-term memory, so Henry has to win her over again every day.
Ryan Simpkins, John Hawkes, Kendall Toole, Ty Simpkins, Julia Campbell, Tawny Fere, Mary Pat Gleason
Featuring Academy Award nominated John Hawkes, Arcadia is the story of a devoted father moving his family cross country and promising his kids a California paradise. All that’s missing is Mom.
Rastamouse: Season 1 (2011)
Rastamouse is a British animated stop motion children’s TV series that follows crime-busting mouse reggae band Da Easy Crew, who split their time between making music and solving mysteries for Da President of Mouseland.
Get Rich or Die Tryin (2005)
50 Cent, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joy Bryant, Omar Benson Miller, Tory Kittles, Terrence Howard
Determined to leave his criminal days behind, inner-city drug dealer Marcus pursues the one thing that inspires him — rap music — but on his life-altering journey, the aspiring artist runs into tough times.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O’Connor, Ciarán Hinds, Dillon Freasier, Sydney McCallister
In this expansive drama, ambitious prospector Daniel Plainview strikes it rich when he buys the oil rights to a California family’s ranch. As he turns a simple village into a boomtown, Plainview stokes the ire of a charismatic young preacher.
Open Water (2004)
Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Michael E. Williamson, Cristina Zenarro, John Charles
A vacationing couple on a scuba diving expedition in the Caribbean accidentally gets left behind and is stranded for endless hours. Dehydrated and sickened, they must fend for themselves in shark-infested waters.
Penny Dreadful (2012)
Nick Everhart, Leigh Scott, Eliza Swenson
The delightfully daft Penny Dreadful serves as host for this bloody good anthology that pays tribute to cult classics with a trio of terrifying horror shorts featuring monsters in the woods, serial killers and, of course, vampires.
Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, Ray Winstone, Garry Cooper, Gary Shail
Lashing out against his dead-end life, alienated youth Jimmy (Phil Daniels) hangs out with his gang of Mods, does drugs and battles members of rival gang the Rockers in this landmark rock opera based on the Who’s smash-hit album. As the antagonism between the two groups grows, Jimmy becomes involved with a local girl and forms a bond with Mod leader Ace Face (Sting). The soundtrack includes music by the Who, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and more.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Christopher McDonald, Louise Lasser
A widow’s growing dependence on amphetamines and a self-help television show parallels the struggles of her heroin-addicted son and his girlfriend and friend in Darren Aronofsky’s bleak drama.
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape, Donna Pescow, Bruce Ornstein, Julie Bovasso
Director John Badham’s musical ushered in the disco craze with the character of 19-year-old Tony Manero (John Travolta). By day, Tony’s a paint store clerk, but at night he’s a polyester-clad stallion who rules a Brooklyn nightspot with his partner, Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney). Although the plot addresses socioeconomic themes, it’s the Bee Gees soundtrack and Travolta’s strutting, Oscar-nominated moves that have made the film iconic.
The Case for Israel: Democracy’s Outpost (2008)
Rising in vigorous defense of the Jewish homeland in this landmark documentary, Alan Dershowitz, distinguished Harvard Law School professor and outspoken champion of human rights, presents evidence from leading diplomats, historians, legal experts and government officials on both sides of the political spectrum to make the definitive case for Israel’s legitimacy and right to self-defense.
Apollo 18 (2011)
Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, Ryan Robbins, Ali Liebert, Andrew Airlie, Michael Kopsa , Erica Carroll
If you buy in to official statements, Apollo 17 was NASA’s last manned mission to the moon. But what if found footage of a secret Apollo mission that had taken place the following year could prove otherwise — and explain why we haven’t gone back?
Bomb Girls: Season 2 (2013)
Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour, Ali Liebert, Anastasia Phillips, Antonio Cupo, Richard Fitzpatrick, Charlotte Hegele
Focusing on a group of women working in a Canadian munitions factory during World War II, this ensemble drama depicts the dangers and new experiences they face. While drawn from diverse backgrounds, the women soon form strong bonds with their peers.
The League: Season 4 (2012)
Fantasy football tackles reality in this semi-scripted look at a group of longtime friends whose annual hobby gives them an excuse to get together and escape their everyday lives in a blitz of trash-talking, deceit and ruthless extortion.
Most Valuable Players (2010)
This exuberant documentary celebrates the Freddy Awards, a televised high school musical theater competition held every year in Lehigh Valley, Penn. The enthusiasm and creativity demonstrated by the featured theater troupes surprise and inspire.
A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951 (2012)
James Preston, Dan Glenn, Dalilah Rain, Erin Daniels, Rafael Morais, Zaden Alexander, Clare Grant
Dreamlike vignettes blend biographical and fictionalized elements to present pivotal moments in James Dean’s short yet remarkable life, focusing on his experiences as a rising star in Los Angeles circa 1951.
Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Nolte, Clifton Collins Jr., Patti LuPone
Parker is a thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it, and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. But when his crew double-crosses him, Parker teams up with an unlikely partner to even the score.
Safe Haven (2013)
Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons, Noah Lomax, Ric Reitz, Red West, Cullen Moss
This adaptation of the novel by Nicholas Sparks centers on a mysterious woman who arrives in a small North Carolina town and begins a new life but remains haunted by the terrifying secret that prompted her to travel across the country.
Erin Way, Eric Matheny, Ryan Smale, Stephanie Scholz, Michael Angelo Covino, Tamra Meskimen
Doctors are baffled when a young expectant mother wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy apparently disappear overnight. The police are investigating the situation as a missing child and only her husband and brother, trust her version of events.
American Mary (2012)
Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, David Lovgren, Paula Lindberg, Clay St. Thomas
Medical student Mary Mason is becoming dissatisfied with her path in life, mostly because she’s piling up massive debt. But when she’s offered a lucrative opportunity to get involved in extreme body-modification surgeries, she jumps at the chance.
Jim Breuer: And Laughter for All (2013)
Jim Breuer is best known as “Goat Boy” and his spot on impersonation of “made man” Joe Pesci during his stint on “Saturday Night Live.” In “Jim Breuer: And Laughter For All,” he grapples with the absurdities and annoyances of finding himself a middle aged father of three in suburban New Jersey.
John Caparulo: Come Inside Me (2013)
The working-class hero of Chelsea Lately’s Roundtable is all dressed up for an all-new 70 minutes of adorable profanity! John Caparulo has the stage all to himself at The South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to give comedy fans a whole new side, the INSIDE! Even more honest, entertaining, and hilarious than ever before, Cap invites everyone to come inside his world as he sees it, trading in his bachelorhood and T-shirts for a wedding band and buttons.
She Wants Me (2012)
Josh Gad, Kristen Ruhlin, Hilary Duff, Charlie Sheen, Aaron Yoo, Wanye Knight
A neurotic writer working on his new film gets into a tricky situation when an A-list actress shows interest in the role intended for his girlfriend.
Reflecting on his fortune and downfall while awaiting sentencing and under house arrest, attorney and white-collar criminal Marc Dreier reveals the series of events that led him to hatch a Ponzi scheme which lost $750 million.
Eli Roth, Andrea Osvárt, Ariel Levy, Natasha Yarovenko, Nicolás Martínez, Lorenza Izzo
After an earthquake erupts in Chile, tourist discover that a neighboring prison in the area collapsed in the event, and all surviving criminals managed to break free. Soon they learn that the most terrifying thing, more threatening that Mother Nature, is what she created.
Image: Aftershock (Facebook)