Summer time calls for a fun binge of nothing but psychotic slashing savages. And thankfully, that’s one thing that Netflix has actually gotten right in 2016. They loaded the summer lineup with an assortment of fun and gruesome slasher films, and we felt it was our duty to point you in the right direction.
Fire Netflix up, drag the cooler by the screen door, remove an icy Heineken and get ready to have your brain torn to figurative shreds!
The Girl in the Photographs
Verdict: Far from a perfect tale, The Girl in the Photographs does manage to do something that most slashers don’t: they give us a legitimately diverse group, some quite polarizing, to follow as someone with one hell of a grudge turns the scene crimson. Again, not a perfect feature, but a fun one that Wes Craven would have likely been pleased with.
Synopsis: A bored young woman in a sleepy community called Spearfish starts receiving photographs of brutally murdered young women. Are they real or staged? The culprit is either a serial killer or some creep with a sick sense of humour.
Curse of Chucky
Verdict: Easily my favorite Child’s Play film since the shocking inaugural effort, and no doubt the finest film Don Mancini has shot. Don turned the ship completely around, spit in the face of the comedian and cut his throat. It’s back to the dark side for Chucky, and for me, that’s all I’ve ever wanted from this franchise. Not to say that Chucky making babies and tying the knot wasn’t fun or anything, but I’ll take a terrifying doll over a humorous piece of plastic with a blade, any day.
Synopsis: After the events of Seed of Chucky, Nica, a young woman forced to a wheelchair since birth, has to regroup her sister, Barb and her brother-in-law, Ian for a funeral after the death of her mother. While dealing with Barb, Ian, along with their 5-year-old daughter, Alice; Nica receives an odd package – a creepy doll. After people start showing up dead, the fearless Nica soon suspects that the creepy doll is much more than just a doll.