New Year, New Boo

Hey Creepy Catalogers,

I poured all of my thoughts about what an insane horror show of a week it’s been here (bonus: it’s a list of political horror movie recommendations). If you’re in the mood for something a little less scary than reality, here’s the best of what’s streaming all around the internet this weekend:

Best of Netflix:

Gothika. This is a really great thriller from the early 00s. Halle Berry stars as a psychiatrist who wakes up as a patient in the mental hospital where she used to work. Part murder mystery, part ghost story this is a good way to engross yourself in something for 90 minutes.

Best of Hulu:

Frozen. Sometimes I feel like I’m on glue because no one ever mentions this incredible horror movie written and directed by Adam Green. It’s about three friends who go snowboarding only to end up stuck on a chairlift when the ski resort closes for the week. Together they battle the cold, their hunger, and a pack of wolves. It is absolutely iconic.

Best of Prime:

Intruders. I loved this movie about an agoraphobic woman, Anna, who can’t leave her house. Three men who’ve heard a rumor she has a lot of cash hidden somewhere in her home break in and hold her hostage. This is where it gets interesting: Anna might have a debilitating phobia but she is no weakling. She turns the tables on her attackers and soon they are the ones trying to escape. If you liked Don’t Breathe (2016) you’ll love this one.

This week’s Horror Happenings link roundup:

17 political horror movies that are less unhinged than what’s on CNN right now.

— Over the holiday break I binged the The Thing About Pam podcast and it’s my favorite since Dirty John and the second season of Up and Vanished about the Kristal Reisinger case.

— I think I figured out why I think Amanda Knox almost went down for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

— If you’re also getting anxiety that Trump is going to pardon Ghislaine Maxwell, here’s a reminder of all the shady shit she did.

— A bunch of former military personnel talked about the creepiest things they saw on duty.

— One of my all time favorite true crime stories.

— Looking forward to all the horror movies set to release in 2021.

— Can you guess all the films in this ‘explain your favorite horror movie poorly’ thread?

6 of the strangest revelations to come out about the NXVIM sex cult.

— Universal is putting a bunch of classic horror movies like Dracula (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), and Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) free on YouTube for a week. Here’s the schedule.

— This is the Wikipedia page I’ve been working my way through all week.

Stay Spooky everyone!!!

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