As August winds to a close and with September right around the corner, Netflix has officially released all of the titles that will be added to its streaming service next month.
The service has announced many successful and well-known titles joining its library in September, like Beauty and the Beast, Dead Poets Society, and Gangs of New York. Sadly, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Omen, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are all on the chopping block and will leave the service in the coming month. You can see the full list of movies arriving here and full list of movies leaving here.
There are some choice selections for horror fans that will be arriving on the service in September and, luckily, very few horror titles will be leaving the service.
Scroll down to see our picks for the best horror movies coming to Netflix that will be available next month!
Jaws (1975) - Available 9/1
Admittedly, Jaws is a definitive film for the summer, giving beachgoers reason to be fearful of the ocean, but the reason it still has a legacy after forty years is how universal the story and themes are for any time of year.
After swimmers begin falling victim to a massive shark off the coast of New England, the local police chief enlists the help of a shark specialist and shark fisherman to neutralize the threat once and for all. While out on the water, the three men form a bond over the tense situation, exploring how three different men with different beliefs and backgrounds can come together to tackle an extraordinary situation.
The film was such a massive success at the time, it spawned multiple sequels, all which paled in comparison to the original film. If you'd like to find out just how lacking Jaws 2, Jaws 3, and Jaws: The Revenge are, those films will also be available on Netflix September 1.prevnext
Deep Blue Sea (1999) - Available 9/1
Much like the sequels to Jaws not holding up to the original, the shark horror film inspired a slew of imitators who hoped to achieve the same levels of success. Deep Blue Sea is far from the same quality of Jaws, but goes in a different tonal direction that makes for an incredibly entertaining movie.
In hopes of unlocking the key to curing Alzheimer's disease, a group of researchers tests a variety of drugs that are meant to improve brain function, using sharks as their subjects. The chemical concoction seems to work, but unfortunately, the result is super smart sharks. Combine these powerful predators with a terrible storm that floods their underwater research station, these scientists have learned what happens when they try to control mother nature and must find their way out of the dizzying structure with the intelligent enemies in pursuit.
Deep Blue Sea might be full of cheesy dialogue and stereotypical characters, but the goofy gruesomeness of it makes for a highly entertaining experience.prevnext
Little Evil (2017) - Available 9/1
In addition to September bringing plenty of horror, there are also some entertaining gems that use a horror structure to tell a comedic story, like the Netflix original Little Evil.
Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Parks & Rec) and Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man, Lost) star in this offbeat comedy about love, family, and the Antichrist. Gary has just married the love of his life, Samantha, and is now the stepfather to her quirky 5-year-old son, Lucas (Owen Atlas). But he soon finds himself in increasingly odd situations around the child, which drives him to believe his new stepson may actually be the spawn of Satan.
From the mind of writer/director Eli Craig, who gave audiences the backwoods horror-comedy Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Little Evil is sure to be another crowd-pleaser for fans of the horror genre.prevnext
Gerald's Game (2017) - Available 9/29
While The Dark Tower has already opened with a poor reception, Stephen King fans are hopeful that another one of his adaptations, It, could be a more successful endeavor when it opens on September 8. King fans will be treated to another adaptation of his work, Gerald's Game, on September 29.0comments
In the film, Jessie Burlingame has been talked into submitting to her husband, Gerald's, kinky sex games—something that she's frankly had enough of, and they never held much charm for her to begin with. So much for a "romantic getaway" at their secluded summer home. After Jessie is handcuffed to the bedposts—and Gerald crosses a line with his wife—the day ends with deadly consequences. Now Jessie is utterly trapped in an isolated lakeside house that has become her prison—and comes face-to-face with her deepest, darkest fears and memories. Her only company is that of the various voices filling her mind… as well as the shadows of nightfall that may conceal an imagined or very real threat right there with her.
Considering the original story takes place primarily in Jessie's head, Gerald's Game should be one of the more ambitious adaptations of King's work that we've seen.prev