With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. So we bring you this biweekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair well with the latest theatrical releases.
Looking to Carrie, 12 Years a Slave and Escape Plan for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of classic horror, historical epics, and escape thrillers.
Kimberly Peirce re-imagines the Stephen King novel about a bullied teen girl whose incredible powers of telekinesis enable her to wreak a terrible and bloody vengeance at prom. Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore star; Peirce directs. Read our full review here, and our book to movie comparison here.
With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time to make a marathon of some seriously gory and scary cinema. Whether it's De Palma's nightmarish look at high school, Polanski's terrifying maternity tale, or Alfredson's chilling first love story, these movies are spine-tingling and hair-raising.
Carrie (1976) In the first adaptation of King's first published novel, Sissy Spacek stars as Carrie White, the titular telekinetic girl whose horrified discovery of her first period leads to a cruel prank that will have deadly repercussions. Spacek and co-star Piper Laurie earned Academy Award nominations for their portrayals of the White family. Brian De Palma directs.
Rosemary's Baby (1968) Mia Farrow fronts this devilish tale about the young wife who moves with her husband into a beautiful New York apartment building. Sure, the neighbors are a bit strange and her nightmares have gotten pretty intense but at least she's having a baby! As her pregnancy goes on, she begins to suspect this baby isn't exactly what she wished for. John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon co-star; Roman Polanski directs.
Let the Right One In (2008) This harrowing horror story out of Sweden centers on a lonely young boy who is tormented by bullies. But his life changes forever when he meets a mysterious girl who only comes out at night. Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, and Per Ragnar star; Tomas Alfredson directs.