Once again, Netflix has but paltry offerings for the horror fan, but here’s what there is:
The story is centered on a microcosm of a post-apocalyptic society where food is so rare it’s invaluable and is used as currency. The story centers on an apartment building with a delicatessen on the ground floor. The owner of the eatery also owns the apartment building and he is in need of a new maintenance man since the original “mysteriously” disappeared. A former clown applies for the job and the butcher’s intent is to have him work for a little while and then serve him to quirky tenants who pay the butcher in, of course, grain. The clown and butcher’s daughter fall in love and she tries to foil her father’s plans by contacting the “troglodytes”, a grain eating sub-group of society who live entirely underground. The “trogs” are possibly the most sensible of the lot, as they see food as food and not money.
Out of Thin Air
It’s Iceland, 1976. Six suspects confess to two violent murders. Their involvement was all in their heads. This is the strangest criminal investigation you’ve never heard of.
The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt’s guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin’s mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim…
Here Alone (2016)
A woman flees to the woods with her family to avoid the zombie apocalypse. A year later, she is alone. When a man and his daughter show up, the tension builds to a shattering conclusion.
Director: Rod Blackhurst
Cast: Lucy Walters, Shane West, Adam David Thompson, Gina Piersanti
An assassin is killed, but allowed to return to the world of the living to see his wife if he agrees to sell his soul and become a demon. Meanwhile, a battle is brewing that may create hell on Earth.
Director: Mark A.Z. Dippe
Cast: Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle, Nicol Williamson, Melinda Clarke, Miko Hughes
iZombie Season 3 (2017)
A medical student is accidentally turned into a zombie. Instead of whining about it, she puts her talent of gaining memories from eating brains to fight crime with the police.
Cast: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley
When police officer Carter (Aaron Poole) discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a barebones, night shift staff. As cloaked, cult-like figures surround the building, the patients and staff inside start to turn ravenously insane. Trying to protect the survivors, Carter leads them into the depths of the hospital where they discover a gateway to immense evil.
Castlevania Season 1 (Netflix Original) (2017)
A vampire plans to battle with Count Dracula.
As always, with new Netflix selections, one must regard it as quality over quantity. Enjoy!