Hey Creepy Catalogers,
I’m on a really good Netflix streak. Last week, I LOVED their Kristin Davis with a hot nanny thriller, Deadly Illusions. This week, I am hooked on Who Killed Sara? I will immediately be following up with The Irregulars which I just learned about for this newsletter. I’m not big on period movies or series, but anything gothic is an exception. Read on for descriptions and the rest of what’s streaming this weekend.
PS There are a lot of awesome tabs in my creepy little link library I do every week ⬇⬇ If you’re not scrolling to the end you are missing out!
Best of Netflix:
Who Killed Sara? A new Netflix murder-mystery/thriller series that takes place 18 years after the protagonist Alex was wrongfully imprisoned for the death of his sister, Sara. Now that he has served his time, Alex is intent on getting revenge on Sara’s real killer, Rodolfo, of the wealthy Lazcano family. However, when Alex starts digging he realizes there is a lot more to his sister’s death than he once believed.
Knock, Knock (2015). This Keanu Reeves horror movie leaves Netflix at the end of April. It’s about a happily married man who is accosted by two beautiful women at his door. Reeves’ character demurs the women’s advances at first but then sleeps with them. Afterwards, the women become increasingly volatile and threatening. It’s a pretty good gender bent home invasion horror movie.
The Irregulars. Another new Netflix original series. This one is about a gang of misfits in 19th century London who solve supernatural crimes with the help of a spooky version of Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes. It looks plenty gruesome for horror fans too.
Other good horror streaming this week:
- The Ruins (2008) is streaming on Prime. A straightforward horror movie about a group of friends who get more than they bargained for when they visit an ancient Mayan temple on vacation. Remember vacation? Those things we used to take when we were allowed to leave the country? These friends battling for survival will make you happy you are enjoying a movie from the comfort of your couch.
- A director’s cut of Hell House, LLC is also now free on Prime.
This week’s horror happenings:
- Here’s a list of new horror streaming on Netflix in April 2021.
- I found a cool interview with writer/director Rose Glass where she explains pretty much exactly what happens at the end of Saint Maud.
- A few theories about what’s going to happen in Halloween Kills this year (and a recap of the Halloween universe thus far).
- I fell into a really sad rabbit hole reading about the girl The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) is based on. It sounds like no one realized she had an eating disorder (Germany, 1970s, religious parents, etc), among many others things. Unfortunately for me as I was researching this alone in the middle of the night, the recordings get a lot creepier when you listen to the audio tapes of her 67 (yep 😐) exorcisms and slowly realize the voice isn’t coming from an evil supernatural entity. That voice belongs to a sick girl who was completely failed by the limitations of medicine at the time, compounded by superstitious parents and (probably) the random pop culture success of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist.
- “I Was Planning To Hurt You” And 23 Other Scary Stories About Creepy People.
- Everyone at Creepy Catalog is pumped that Evan Peters is going to play Jeffrey Dahmer in a new limited series Ryan Murphy is producing with Netflix. The series is going to specifically show at least 10 instances where Dahmer was apprehended by police but released and allowed to continue a 13-year murder rampage that ended the lives of 17 men and boys. Let’s aim higher people!!!
- She thought something was ‘off’ about her husband. Then her son found a human skull in the backyard.
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Happy streaming and stay spooky!