What to Watch this Weekend!

Word has it that we’re supposed to get some snow on the East Coast this weekend so I’d hate for you to be left out in the cold (nyuk-nyuk) without anything to watch. I went through Netflix and Shudder and found 10 gems on each service that should keep you going through the weekend. I tried to avoid the usual stuff (The Shining, The Exorcist, Re-Animator, etc.) because if you haven’t seen those…well, then we’ve got problems.

So here are some selections that I dig on that you might not have seen.

 

ON NETFLIX

 

While not normally a fan of the “found footage” genre, The Taking of Deborah Logan gets it done in such a great way. What starts off as a documentary about an older woman dealing with Alzheimer’s turns into something way different.

 

 

 

Top notch. Easily one of my favorite films of the past twenty years. Fantastic directing by the Soska’s and a killer job by both Katharine Isabelle and Tristan Risk.

 

 

This is a fun movie. Starring Jeffrey Combs, Brittany Snow and Sasha Grey, a group of folks is coerced into playing a rather fucked up game of “would you rather”. 

 

 

Really, really good zombie/infected flick about a girl who gets raped by a dude who earlier raped an infected corpse. It’s a wacky world we live in, kids.

 

 

Outstanding movie about a suspected child molester and murderer who is kidnapped by the father of one of his victim’s who tries to torture the location of his daughter’s missing head out of him. Sick film out of Israel.

 

 

What will the lead girl do to make it big in Hollywood? Why don’t you watch and find out. Reminded me of Contracted in some [places (not a bad thing).

 

 

Cannibalism  is awesome…okay, not really but this movie is. It’s actually a remake of a 2010 Mexican film but I’ve never seen the original.

 

 

Morgana O’Reilly knocks it out of the park in this New Zealand film that I’m really hoping you’ve already seen. If you haven’t, please feel free to get your head out of your ass, it’s not a hat.

 

 

A clown comes back to life to exact his revenge on a group of kids who accidentally killed him. Great kill scenes.

 

 

What a fucking bleak shitshow. But I’ll bet you can’t turn it off.

 

 

 

ON SHUDDER

 

Wow…what a mindfuck this movie is. AnnaLynne McCord deserved an Oscar for her portrayal of the main character Pauline.

 

 

Back to Korea for some more craziness as a serial-killer school-bus driver is hacking girls to pieces. Did I mention that he has a cannibalistic buddy?

 

 

Cool and freaky story about some weird splinter creature that kills folks and re-animates their corpses. Pretty rad.

 

 

 

What the fuck? A couple of high school students find a chained-up zombie girl and have sex with her. Plus there’s a character named Dwyer, so that’s always a bonus.

 

 

Speaking of mindfucks…this is truly a Don Coscarelli film. Gory, chaotic, trippy, funny, John Dies at the End has it all.

 

 

I usually shun the use of the word “dope” (especially post-1999) but this movie was dope! Sick little British film about former soldiers turned contract killers.

 

 

Ichi was, at one point, one the most violent movies I’d ever seen. It’s since moved down some notches but is still a great watch.

 

 

Disturbing…seriously disturbing. It’s like watching someone get a foot cut off with piano wire. Oh, wait…

 

 

This started off as a fake trailer during Grindhouse and then turned into a real movie starring Rutger Hauer as a hobo delivering some bloody justice in Scum Town.

 

 

Fast forward to the not-so-distant future where a crazy scientist creates a group of mutants who grow crazy weapons and must be dealt with by a special police force that deals in rape and violence. Weird, wild stuff.

 

 

 

That does it! Happy watching and stay gory my friends!

Larry Dwyer

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