Regular readers of Horror Freak News know that we’re huge fans of the video essays and lists produced by our friends at Looper.com—especially when the topic is horror movies! And while one of their most recent doesn’t focus on horror movies per say, it’s filled with films just about every genre fan will enjoy: The Most Bizarre Movies On Netflix Right Now; and since it was just uploaded a couple days ago, we know it’s current!
Let’s face it, Netflix has been delivering some awesome original horror programming (like Stranger Things and Crazyhead) but their selection of studio horror movies is constantly diminishing, with fewer new titles added each month and favorites going back into the vault indefinitely. So when I saw Looper’s latest list, I was ready to see what other avenues an adventurous cinema watcher like myself might discover in the streaming giant’s darkest corners.
I was stunned and delighted to see how many selections are right up my alley! Some are straight-up horror, some are anything but, but all of them sound fantastic! Have a watch! If you can’t stream, I’ve included the trailers and synopsis for each selection below.
Have you seen these 13 bizarre horror movies currently on Netflix? Got any other suggestions for lesser known treasure still available there? Let’s discuss in the Comments section!
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Official Synopsis: After an unfortunate shaving accident lands her in the hospital, a rebellious teen (Carla Juri) bonds with a male nurse (Christoph Letkowski) and schemes to reunite her divorced parents.
Hard to Be a God
Official Synopsis: Scientists are sent to the planet Arkanar to help a medieval civilization and rescue intellectuals.
Official Synopsis: A woman (Amy Seimetz) unwittingly undergoes a series of bizarre experiments, then meets a kindred spirit (Shane Carruth) who may have experienced the same ordeal.
God of Cookery
Official Synopsis: A meek street vendor (Karen Morris) helps an arrogant chef (Stephen Chow) get the best of a mean-spirited rival.
3-Headed Shark Attack
Official Synopsis: Passengers aboard a cruise ship fight for their lives when a mutated, three-headed shark goes on a rampage.
The ABCs of Death
Official Synopsis: An anthology of stories helmed by more than two dozen directors details 26 ways to die, each corresponding to a different letter of the alphabet.
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He Never Died
Official Synopsis: A social outcast (Henry Rollins) embarks on a bloody quest to save his long-lost daughter from a crime syndicate.
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Official Synopsis: In a universe where magic and technology coexist with humans and demons, a wizard becomes involved in a full-scale war with hell and its demonic inhabitants.
Official Synopsis: A young woman with multiple personalities uses an experimental machine designed to eliminate her other identities one by one. However, as the procedure progresses, one of her most dangerous sides seizes control.
Official Synopsis: Hundreds of years ago there was a battle between the Warriors of Light and the evil Warriors of Darkness. Realizing that they were evenly matched, the two sides agreed to a truce. The fragile peace between good and evil is kept in place by two groups: the Day Watch and the Night Watch, each monitoring the opposing side. Now Night Watch member Anton Gorodetsky (Konstantin Khabensky) finds himself at the center of a prophecy that may mark the end of the delicate balance between the two sides.
Official Synopsis: Anton (Konstantin Khabensky), a member of a group of supernatural guardians who monitor the forces of the Dark, discovers that his own son is responsible for a series of murders. The Dark Side tries to get Anton out of the way, but his comrades in the Night Watch devise a way to protect him. However, a piece of enchanted chalk with the power to rewrite destiny is the key to a looming battle between Dark and Light.
Official Synopsis: Two teenage boys accidentally summon an evil entity by delving into black magic.
Official Synopsis: College friends find their weekend of sex and debauchery ruined when deadly zombie beavers swarm their riverside cabin.