Merry Christmas Creepers!
Here are the best horror movies streaming over your long holiday weekend:
Don’t Look Up. Streaming on Netflix. Releasing on Christmas Eve, this is a new Netflix sci-fi comedy is about two low-level astronomers who have to convince the world that a comet is about to wipe out life on Earth. The star-studded cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep. What the film lacks in outright horror it makes up for in hypothetical existential horror — as the film promises it is “based on real events — that haven’t happened yet.” Sounds about right!
Better Watch Out. Streaming on Prime. One of my favorite Christmas horror movies about a babysitter and her charge. It seems like they might be the victims of a home invasion until it becomes clear the danger is coming from inside the house.
Some other shows and movies to get into over the break:
- Elves on Netflix. A teen show about creepy monsters that inhabit the island they’ve gone for Christmas vacation.
- Let Me In on Netflix. The American remake of one of my favorite winter horror movies.
- Stephen King’s Storm of the Century. The excellent 1999 miniseries is available in full on YouTube.
- Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. One of the best horror comedies of all time is leaving Prime on Dec. 31, watch it while you can!
- Catch up on the best horror movies of 2021.
This week in horror:
- The trailer for Robert Eggers next film, The Northman, is out.
- Scream (1996) turned 25 this week.
- Also, here’s the oral history of that “the rules of surviving a horror movie” scene in Scream.
- A woman left to do last minute Christmas shopping and was never seen again.
- An extremely creepy account of one man’s life with The Usual Suspects director Brian Singer.
- Texas is becoming a safe haven for serial killers.
Merry Christmas, happy streaming and stay spooky!