Scariest horror movies and shows on Netflix

IF you're looking for the fright of your life, then it seems Netflix is the place to go when it comes to the best horror movies and shows. But, what's currently available to stream on the service? Let's find out... Veronica is Netflix's newest horror film, and it's been dubbed the "scariest movie" ever. It's based on a true story, and is directed by Paco Plaza. Veronica tells the story of a young girl called Veronica and her siblings who try and summon their dead father's spirit using a Ouija board. However, things take a dark turn when Veronica passes out during the ritual. From that moment on she starts to notice supernatural and spooky going on that escalate over a three day period. It's based on a file from the Madrid police force in which a girl mysteriously died after dabbling with the occult in the early 90s. Writing on Twitter, spooked viewers wrote: "Veronica on Netflix is so goddamn creepy and terrifying that I refuse to finish it without daylight #veronica. "i scared the s**t out of myself watching that damn veronica movie, i can usually watch scary movies and be okay but nah fam i don’t even wanna sleep now 💀." "It's called Veronica .. Omg I left it on I'm terrified this is so scary it's almost over." more from netflixSCI-FI COMEBACK All you need to know about Black Mirror Season Five WATCHING OVER Here's a smart new way to keep your kids safe on Netflix IN THE GANG Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke’s daughter Maya joins Stranger Things Three cast 'WE WANT MORE' Queer Eye fans demand Netflix make another series of the show AHOY THERE MATING Coach Trip sexed up as C4 show gets off dry land and onto Med party boat SKY'S NOT THE LIMIT How can I get Sky Netflix subscription bundle and what does it cost? IDENTITY CRISIS Don't miss new drama Requiem - which continues on the BBC tonight 'so goddamn creepy' New Netflix horror Veronica is so scary viewers can't finish it WATCH OUT You'll soon be able to get Netflix in your Sky package as giants team Continue Reading

A Halloween Fanatic’s Guide To Streaming The Best Horror Films

by Max Kyburz in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 24, 2017 2:11 pm The Craft Candy’s great, going to see bands play as Limp Bizkit is chill, but the best part about Halloween? Watching as many spooky movies as possible. In our vast streaming options, there are plenty of 'em to binge this year. Almost too many, perhaps. Luckily, a good chunk are worthwhile. But to do the season correctly, it’s important to remember that not every film is Halloween-ready. The season thrives on atmosphere, nostalgia, the monsters that are at once foreboding and cuddly, and a healthy balance of scares and ha-has. It makes sense that our flicks reflect as such. While some staples of the season remain available only for a rental fee—Trick r Treat, Suspiria, The Shining, and Beetlejuice, to name a few—there are still a bunch you can get through the regular outlets. This is not a definitive list of the all-time best horror movies; rather, just a variety pack to get you started. Stuff to make you chilly, to please the eye, plus new tastes you may not be used to. And maybe you’ll finally find a costume. It’s been a big ol’ year for horror—both on the screen and off—and there’s only two weeks left until the big day, so let’s not get too serious. Onto present horror business! If you’re gonna scream, stream with me. The Craft (1996) - Netflix See also: Coming-of-age horror is, in fact, a genre all of its own. This year, Julia Ducournau’s debut Raw (Netflix) was the centerpiece. In this case, cannibalism is what’s humanized. If it’s more witchcraft you seek, last year’s The VVitch (Amazon Prime) conveys its female self-discovery via an aesthetic that more resembles a woodcut illustration than classic cinema. The Swedish Let the Right One In (Shudder) potently subverts gender, especially considering it’s among preteens (and vampires, of course). It Follows (Netflix) will have you feel Continue Reading

The 20 best TV shows on YouTube

From I, Claudius to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy via Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and 21 Jump Street, here are our pick of the top shows available to watch for free on YouTube.  War and Peace Genre: Historical drama Creator: David Conroy Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Morag Hood, Angela Down Certificate: PG Series: 1 (1972) In a nutshell:With Andrew Davies's spectacular new War and Peace adaptation just concluded, what better time to revisit the BBC's earlier tilt at the Tolstoy epic? Admittedly, Davies, for one, is not a fan of the 20-part series ("like watching paint dry"). Sluggish pacing notwitstanding, it is arguably worth persevering with, if only for Anthony Hopkins's thoughtful turn as perpetually flustered hero Pierre Bezukhov. The Darling Buds Of May Genre: Comedy drama Creator: David Nobbs  Starring: David Jason, Catherine Zeta Jones Certificate: PG Series: 1-3 (1991-1993) In a nutshell:The winsome rustic chuckle-fest that introduced the world to Catherine Zeta Jones. A mutton-chopped David Jason stars as the patriarch of a Kentish farming family who take a naive tax inspector under their wing, with Zeta Jones as the horse-loving daughter. The laughs are gentle rather than roll-around hilarious but the cast brings a nicely understated wryness.  The Invaders Genre: Science Fiction  Creator: Larry Cohen Starring: Roy Thinnes Series: 1-2 (1967-1968) Certificate: PG In a nutshell: Brimming with Cold War paranoia, this cult Sixties series is regarded by science fiction buffs as a hugely influential forerunner of The X-Files. Thinnes plays an architect stumbling upon an extra-terrestrial invasion in progress. With many government figures already body-snatched by alien doppelgängers, our hero is constantly on the run as he tries (and inevitably fails) to convince the public little green men are taking over.  The top 30 TV shows on Amazon Prime Video  Hornblower Genre: High Continue Reading

The 20 best romantic movies on Netflix you’ll actually want to watch

Jason Guerrasio, provided by Published 7:39 am, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-5', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 5', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-10', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 10', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-15', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 15', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-20', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 20', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-25', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 25', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-30', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 30', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-35', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 35', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-40', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 40', target_type: 'mix' Continue Reading

Best TV shows on Netflix

By Staff Updated February 1, 2018 3:35 PM From Netflix originals "Making a Murderer" and "Stranger Things" to other TV series favorites we love ("Arrested Development," "Gilmore Girls"), plenty of options are available on the streaming service. ONE DAY AT A TIME This Netflix sitcom, based loosely on the 1975 series of the same name, follows three generations of the same Cuban-American family living in the same house. COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE Jerry Seinfeld's famous web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," finally comes to Netflix. ALTERED CARBON This 10-episode series follows a super soldier brought back to life a few hundred years after his death. Based on Richard K. Morgan's 2002 novel of the same name. QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY It's been 15 years since the the original "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" revolutionized reality television. Now, the series returns to Netflix and is going global, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspective and a brand new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France. BLACK MIRROR This science fiction series, which has often been compared to "The Twilight Zone," analyzes our society and the consequences of new technology. Four seasons currently streaming. FULLER HOUSE The much-anticipated sequel to "Full House" returns with single mom D.J. and her sister, Stephanie, and friend, Kimmy, moving in together to help raise the kids. All Tanners are back with the exception of Michele, played by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. PEAKY BLINDERS Netflix's "Peaky Blinders" follows the Romani/Irish gang lead by Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) in Birmingham, England in 1919, just after the First World War. Four seasons now streaming. THE RANCH Ashton Kutcher plays the son of a Colorado rancher (Sam Elliott) who returns home from a semi-pro football career to run the family business in Continue Reading

What’s New On Netflix In January 2018? 9 Best Movies, TV Shows

Netflix adds new titles to the streaming service every month. While dozens of movies and TV seasons are added, these are the best of the new options being released in January 2018: “Apollo 13” (Jan. 1) Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and the late Bill Paxton star in this 1995 film based on the actual Apollo 13 mission. NASA sends astronauts up for the third moon landing, but an onboard explosion threatens everyone’s lives. The men quickly have to abort their mission and get home before their oxygen supply runs out. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards. “Bring It On” (Jan. 1) The cult hit is coming to Netflix, along with four of the less-impressive sequels. When Torrance (Kirsten Dunst) takes over as cheerleading captain, she finds that all of their award-winning routines were stolen from the East Compton Clovers. She wants to face off against the Clovers at a competition and win their trophies the fair way this time in the 2000 teen comedy. “Bring It On” is one of several movies being added to Netflix in January 2018. Photo: Universal Pictures “The Godfather” (Jan. 1) The 1972 classic and its two sequels will be available for streaming. The trilogy chronicles the Corleones, a crime family. Francis Ford Coppola directed the Oscar winning film. “Batman Begins” (Jan. 1) The first installment of director Christopher Nolan’s beloved Dark Knight trilogy hits Netflix in the new year. Christian Bale stars as Bruce Wayne as he first takes on the Batman persona, and he must defend Gotham from the Scarecrow and Ra’s al Ghul in the 2005 drama. “Rent” (Jan. 2) This 2005 movie is an adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. It follows a group of artists in New York in 1989 as they deal with sexuality, drugs, the AIDS epidemic and, of course, avoiding paying their rent. The flick, directed by Chris Columbus, features beloved songs like “Seasons of Love” and Continue Reading

Golden Globes 2018: 19 Nominated Shows You Can Stream On Netflix, Hulu

The nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes are in and so many great shows were selected. Not all of the nominated TV series can win when the show airs Jan. 7 on NBC, but there’s no way of knowing for sure which one will take home the top prize in each category, which means you’ll just have to watch them all. After all, you want to be able to say you watch Golden Globe-winning shows, don’t you? While all of the TV nominees aren’t available to watch online, Netflix and Hulu do have quite a few of them. Here are the 2018 Globe nominees you can stream on Netflix: “The Crown” The Netflix original, which focuses on the life of Queen Elizabeth II, is up for best TV series (drama) and its female lead, Claire Foy, is nominated for best actress in a TV series (drama) at the annual award show. Claire Foy stars as Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s “The Crown.” Photo: Robert Viglasky / Netflix “Stranger Things” Catch up on both seasons of the horror-drama series, which is nominated for best TV series (drama) and best supporting actor in a TV movie or limited series, before the recently-announced Season 3 is released. “13 Reasons Why” Find out all the reasons why the series’ star Katherine Langford is up for best actress in a TV series (drama) by watching all 13 episodes of the show. “Ozark” Jason Bateman, who stars as Martin in this show about a man who gets caught up in the drug cartel, is nominated for best actor in a TV series (drama). “Better Call Saul” Best actor in a TV series (drama) nominee Bob Odenkirk leads as Jimmy McGill in this lawyer crime series. “Master of None” This half-hour comedy, which follows the personal and professional life of an actor in New York, is nominated for best TV series (musical or comedy), while its lead actor and co-creator, Aziz Ansari, is up for best actor in a TV series (musical or comedy). Continue Reading

New movies and TV streaming on Netflix, Amazon, HBO and Hulu

“Before I Wake” (Netflix): Mike Flanagan’s long-delayed horror film about a boy whose dreams (and nightmares) manifest for real while he sleeps. “The End of the F***ing World” (Netflix): A very dark U.K. series that Netflix purchased for U.S. distribution, “The End of the F***ing World” follows the hilarious and disturbing romance between James and Alyssa, two sociopathic 17-year-olds who embark on a road trip. “Lost” (Hulu): Netflix’s “Lost” deal expired, and now Hulu has exclusive streaming rights for every episode of the iconic series. “The Polka King” (available Friday on Netflix): In this Netflix original film, a Pennsylvania polka legend (played by Jack Black) hatches a get-rich-quick scheme that lands him in jail. Co-stars Jenny Slate, Vanessa Bayer and Jason Schwartzman. “Requiem for a Dream” (Amazon Prime, Hulu): Darren Aronofsky’s breakout film about a group of increasingly desperate drug addicts, starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly and Marlon Wayans. “Frailty” (Hulu): The late Bill Paxton gave one of his best performances in this 2001 thriller, playing a man who believes God is telling him to kill. A pre-renaissance Matthew McConaughey plays the divine murderer’s grown son. “The Way of the Gun” (Netflix): Underrated and mostly forgotten action-thriller from Christopher McQuarrie (“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” “The Usual Suspects”) about a duo of hooligans (Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro) who kidnap the pregnant surrogate (Juliette Lewis) of a wealthy criminal. Co-stars James Caan, Nicky Katt, Taye Diggs and Sarah Silverman, and it’s just a really fun and repugnant time. “47 Meters Down” (Netflix): Mandy Moore and Claire Holt play sisters who go scuba-diving in Mexico and get trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean, or 47 Continue Reading

The best Christmas movies to watch on Netflix or Hulu this weekend

Christmas is only a couple of days away, but there's still plenty of time to binge holiday movies. Whether it's watching alone, with the family or in the background during a party, there's always a reason to have a Christmas flick spreading holiday cheer. To help narrow down the selection, put together a list of some of the best Christmas movies available to stream on either Netflix or Hulu. ON THE GO: Christmas parties and Harvey relief concerts Some of the films on the list are overtly Christmas-y, while others just take place during the holidays. In addition, categories for the films range from horror  to romantic comedies. See the best Christmas movies you can stream on Netflix or Hulu above. Fernando Ramirez is a reporter for and the Houston Chronicle. You can read more of his stories here and follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93.  Continue Reading

Graham: Horror movies have the box office screaming

A demented serial killer enacts his twisted brand of revenge on a group of individuals whom he feels have committed crimes against society that have gone unpunished for too long.Hey, it beats real life.Last weekend, “Jigsaw” — “Saw” No. 8, if you’re keeping score or planning an all-day “Saw” marathon — opened at No. 1 at the North American box office. It wasn’t a breakout success, and its $16 million debut was the second lowest in the “Saw” series (whose last installment, “Saw 3D,” was released in 2010).But it was another scary movie topping the charts in what has been a record-breaking year for horror fare.September’s “It” has become the highest-grossing horror film of all-time, pulling in $324 million and counting at the domestic box office, and an additional $346 million overseas. It stands as the year’s fifth highest grosser, behind a remake of a beloved film (“Beauty and the Beast”) and three superhero movies (“Wonder Woman,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming”). With a budget of just $35 million, “It” is the year’s most profitable smash.Earlier this year, Jordan Peele’s social horror experiment “Get Out” pulled in $175 million and stands at No. 11 on the list of the year’s top grossers. Two more horror films, January’s “Split” and summer’s “Annabelle: Creation,” crossed the $100 million mark, and the horror-comedies “Happy Death Day” and “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” managed to top the box office during their opening frames. With two months to go, 2017 is already the biggest year ever for horror films at the box office.Meanwhile, reality-based dramas are tanking in theaters. In September, the Boston Marathon bombing picture “Stronger” was leveled at the box office, pulling Continue Reading