New to Netflix: Fear Street Trilogy – Teen slasher trilogy delivers gore and nostalgic narratives without any pretence

Shadyside has always had issues. Issues with inequality, issues with neighbouring Sunnyvale and… issues with serial killers. It’s 1994 and horror strikes with a brutal massacre in a local mall. Soon a group of local teenagers become sucked into a spiral of bloodshed and fury as an ancient evil that has plagued Shadyside for generations … Continue reading New to Netflix: Fear Street Trilogy – Teen slasher trilogy delivers gore and nostalgic narratives without any pretence

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New to Netflix: The Vigil – Tense Hasidic horror brings demons and repressed PTSD to an eerily quiet New York setting

Yakov (Dave Davis), a down-on-his-luck former member of New York’s Orthodox Jewish community, agrees to a job keeping watch over a deceased man the night before his burial. However, in the dead of night he’s faced with a malevolent entity that forces him to revisit repressed memories and long-buried pain to survive. The woes that … Continue reading New to Netflix: The Vigil – Tense Hasidic horror brings demons and repressed PTSD to an eerily quiet New York setting

New to Netflix: His House – Haunting British horror brings us face-to-face with the trauma of the modern refugee plight

Refugee couple Bol and Rial (Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku) make a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan in search of safety. They arrive in a small English town and the government place them a seemingly normal estate house. But the couple struggle to settle into their new life when they hear scratching and banging … Continue reading New to Netflix: His House – Haunting British horror brings us face-to-face with the trauma of the modern refugee plight

New to Netflix: The Platform – Spanish horror fable leaves you hungry for more

Idealistic Goreng (Ivan Massagué) wakes up in a cell with only an older man (Zorion Eguileor) and holes in the floor and ceiling for company. Goreng soon learns there are hundreds of prisoners in cells above and below, all waiting on the same platform to bring them food – or whatever is left after the … Continue reading New to Netflix: The Platform – Spanish horror fable leaves you hungry for more

The Invisible Man – Classic horror tale gets a #MeToo twist – with mixed results

Abused and manipulated by her sociopathic scientist boyfriend Adrien (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) makes a daring escape from his control. However, even after he is found to have killed himself, his mind games still don’t stop. Cecilia must risk her life and sanity to prove Adrien is still around – even if no one … Continue reading The Invisible Man – Classic horror tale gets a #MeToo twist – with mixed results