Living on Netflix: American Mary


This is going to be an interesting one.  A horror movie that isn’t found footage!?  A horror movie that’s not a sequel or remake!?  A horror movie with a plot and characters!?  No wonder this only got a limited theatrical release.  American Mary is the second film by the Soska twins whose prior film was a student project called “Dead Hooker in a Trunk” so that might give us a clue of what we’re in for with this one.  Is their sophomore effort any good?  Keep reading to find out!

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Living on Netflix: Escape from Tomorrow


One of the biggest oddities of 2013 is this independent film that was shot inside Disney World (and Disney Land) without anyone from Disney knowing about it.  What was made from that footage is supposed to be one of the most bizarre and inflammatory films to ever try and get one over on the Mouse House.  I’ve been waiting to see this movie for a long time, and I’m SO glad that Netflix picked it up.  Is it any good?  Read on to find out!

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Living on Netflix: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil


Everyone likes Hoodwinked, right?  It was clever, unexpected, and looked pretty good considering how astoundingly low its budget was.  It was a real sleeper hit that ended up grossing over one hundred million dollars at the box office (factoring in international as well as domestic).  So naturally, a sequel was planned… that came out five years later.  Not only that, but it was a terrible piece of garbage according to critics.  Well hell, I’m sure you guys like to see me in pain, so why don’t we give this one a shot?

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Living on Netflix: American Horror Story (Episode 1)


I’ve heard a lot of good things about this show.  It’s supposed to be a mash up of many kinds of horror elements into one series, and each season is its own self-contained story.  With a 12 episode season to explain what is going on, I think it has real potential to go in depth with what is going bump in the night, which is a pretty unique angle in horror.  Not often do we spend a lot of time with the person or entity terrorizing the heroes.  Sure, we have characters like Hannibal Lecture, Norman Bates, and even Freddy Kruger to an extent, but going into how the monster was made is something that a television show can deliver that an hour and a half movie can’t.  With that in mind, let’s get this started.

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