Netflix is kicking off 2018 with a bang, delivering more high-quality horror offerings in January than we’ve seen in many months! We’re most excited about Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake, as well as the arrival of 47 Meters Down.
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Below are the horror movies and thrillers coming to Netflix beginning January 1st. For a complete list of everything coming and going, pop over HERE and/or peep the video at the bottom of this article. Enjoy!
Arriving January 1st
30 Days of Night (2007, Directed by David Slade)
Official Synopsis: In the far Northern Hemisphere, the small town of Barrow, Alaska, experiences a solid month of darkness every year. Though most of the residents head south for the winter, some townspeople remain behind. However, those that stay regret their decision when, one year, hungry vampires descend on Barrow to feed. Sheriff Eben (Josh Hartnett), his wife (Melissa George) and a dwindling band of survivors must try to last until dawn breaks over Barrow’s monthlong twilight.
King Kong (2005, Directed by Peter Jackson)
Official Synopsis: Peter Jackson’s expansive remake of the 1933 classic follows director Carl Denham (Jack Black) and his crew on a journey from New York City to the ominous Skull Island to film a new movie. Accompanying him are playwright Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody) and actress Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts), who is whisked away by the monstrous ape, Kong, after they reach the island. The crew encounters dinosaurs and other creatures as they race to rescue Ann, while the actress forms a bond with her simian captor.
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Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017, Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante)
Official Synopsis: Fin and his wife April travel around the world to save their young son who’s trapped inside a sharknado.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005, Directed by Scott Derrickson)
Official Synopsis: The Rev. Moore (Tom Wilkinson) is prosecuted for the wrongful death of a girl thought to be demonically possessed, because he administered the church-sanctioned exorcism that ultimately killed her. Prosecuting attorney Ethan Thomas (Campbell Scott) contends that the young woman, Emily (Jennifer Carpenter), suffered from schizophrenia and should have been medically diagnosed. Meanwhile, defense lawyer Erin Bruner (Laura Linney) argues that Emily’s condition cannot be explained by science alone.
The Lovely Bones (2009, Directed by Peter Jackson)
Official Synopsis: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family (Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz) — and her killer (Stanley Tucci). As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Directed by Frank Darabont)
Official Synopsis: Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn’t commit the crimes. While there, he forms a friendship with Red (Morgan Freeman), experiences brutality of prison life, adapts, helps the warden, etc., all in 19 years.
The Vault (2017, Directed by Dan Bush)
Official Synopsis: Two estranged sisters hatch a scheme to rob a bank to save their brother. The heist begins smoothly, but mayhem soon ensues when the defiant manager sends them to a basement-level vault where something truly evil dwells.
Training Day (2001, Directed by Antoine Fuqua)
Official Synopsis: Police drama about a veteran officer who escorts a rookie on his first day with the LAPD’s tough inner-city narcotics unit. “Training Day” is a blistering action drama that asks the audience to decide what is necessary, what is heroic and what crosses the line in the harrowing gray zone of fighting urban crime. Does law-abiding law enforcement come at the expense of justice and public safety? If so, do we demand safe streets at any cost?
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971, Directed by Mel Stuart)
Official Synopsis: The last of five coveted “golden tickets” falls into the hands of a sweet but very poor boy. He and his grandpa then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world. The owner leads five young winners on a thrilling and often dangerous tour of his factory.
Arriving January 5th
Before I Wake (2018, Directed by Mike Flanagan)
Official Synopsis: Foster parents Mark and Jessie welcome 8-year-old Cody into their home. The boy tells Jessie that he’s terrified to fall asleep, but she assumes it’s just a natural fear for any young child. The couple become startled when their dead biological son suddenly appears in their living room. To their surprise, Cody’s dreams can magically become real but so can his nightmares. Mark and Jessie must now uncover the truth behind Cody’s mysterious ability before his imagination harms them all.
Rotten (2018, Directed by Jayme Karales)
Official Synopsis: Violence, vendettas, and vaporwave. These are the hallmarks of the revenge thriller known as ROTTEN. The series follows the malevolent deeds of three lowlives who attempt a big score and wind up getting involved in something much more volatile.
Arriving January 8th
The Conjuring (2013, Directed by James Wan)
Official Synopsis: In 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston) Perron. The Perrons and their five daughters have recently moved into a secluded farmhouse, where a supernatural presence has made itself known. Though the manifestations are relatively benign at first, events soon escalate in horrifying fashion, especially after the Warrens discover the house’s macabre history.
Arriving January 10th
47 Meters Down (2017, Directed by Johannes Roberts)
Official Synopsis: Young sisters Kate and Lisa and travel to Mexico for a vacation filled with sun, fun and adventure. Lisa needs some extra persuasion when Kate suggests that they go diving in shark-infested waters. Safe in their protective cage, the thrill-seeking siblings come face to face with a group of majestic great whites. Their worst fears soon become a reality when the cage breaks away from their boat, sending them plummeting to the ocean floor with a dwindling supply of oxygen.
Arriving January 18th
Bad Day for the Cut (2017, Directed by Chris Baugh)
Official Synopsis: A mild-mannered farmer embarks on a bloody quest to avenge his mother’s murder. He soon discovers her dark past while wading through the criminal underworld of Belfast, Ireland.
Arriving January 19th
The Open House (2018, Directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote)
Official Synopsis: A teenager (Dylan Minnette) and his mother (Piercey Dalton) find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.
Arriving January 30th
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy (2018, Directed by Don Michael Paul)
Official Synopsis: Black ops specialist Connor Gibson infiltrates a maximum-security prison to take down legendary driver Frankenstein in a violent and brutal car race.
Everything coming and going from Netflix in January, 2018
Official Synopsis: Start the new year right with all the new shows and films on Netflix with Grace and Frankie, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and One Day at a Time Season 2!
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