Netflix Horror Films Dropping In February


It almost seems like a game to them, Netflix teases its watchers with shows that become favorites, and even add to the cult followings by allowing people to constantly watch films, and then drops them from the instant view section.  Sure it has to do with contracts and copyrights, etc., but it really isn’t fair to the movie-watcher who might have a long list of must watch.  There just aren’t enough hours in the day.

Here are what you the horror fan will be losing in February 2015, so its time to fire up your favorite Netflix device and make sure you watch it before you have to wait for the mail to bring you a DVD copy.

Wishmaster (1997)

Probably the only true horror film in the list of movies that will be dropped in the coming month, you only have about ten days to watch this Wes Craven gem.

If you haven’t seen this one before, the basic concept is a djinn, an omnipotent and nasty entity is released from a jewel prison by an unsuspecting person.  He then seeks to capture her soul, so he can open an other worldy portal to allow his djinn buddies to inhabit the earth.

Wishmaster was good enough to get three direct-to-video sequels, Evil Never Dies, Beyond the Gates of Hell, and The Prophecy Fulfilled.  Although, the San Francisco Chronicle didn’t have nice things to say about the movie.

"…an extravaganza of bad special effects and worse acting."

If you are interested in just killing time, make sure you watch this film before it disappears on February 1st, 2015.

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  • Zodiac (2007)

    Zodiac is more of a mystery thriller but anytime you have a serial killer involved, I feel that it could be included in the horror category.  This is the story of the notorious serial killer who called himself Zodiac in the Bay Area during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

    It is an unsolved crime – which is why it leads me to believe that it could be filed under horror – because it would be real easy for the original Zodiac killer to pass on his baton to a willing and able new killer – or at least allow for someone to create a buzz around an area by making a sequel to Zodiac about the creation of a copycat or second Zodiac killer.

    Zodiac finishes its run on Netflix in the instant view on February 1st along with Wishmaster.

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    Panic Room (2002)

    Another fringe horror film, it is actually listed as a thriller, however – this is sort of like a grown up version of home alone.  Jodie foster plays Meg Altman – and Kristen Stewart plays her daughter Sarah.  They move into  house with a panic room, and are the subject of a home invasion.

    It has a touch of a happy ending, after recovering from their experience in the house, they start looking for a new home.

    I enjoyed this film – Jodie Foster brings a nice element to the movie, and before Kristen Stewart was ruined by the Twilight saga – she plays the kid well.  It has a small cast, which helps bring the film to the level it needed.  You have a bit of time on this one if your interested in seeing this one for the first time or again – Panic Room doesn’t get pulled from Netflix until the last few days of February.

    According to the wiki page, Nicole Kidman was originally scheduled to play the part of Meg Altman – and I am not sure that I would have enjoyed the film as much with Kidman involved.

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