The Best Monster Movies on Netflix Instant
There's nothing better than watching a horror flick on Halloween. But hey, sometimes there isn't a lot of planning involved. Forget to pick up a movie in advance? Redbox doesn't have anything to suit your taste?
Netflix Instant is, of course, the go to for a quick and quality movie night. Since finding what you want is more of a pain than a pleasure, we at GotchaMovies have put together the best there is to catch on Netflix Instant this Halloween.
We've got it all covered, from zombies and vampires to suspense and psychological thrillers. Every type of thrill, chill, scream, or terror is here. You're just one click away from the best there is to watch this Halloween on Netflix Instant.
Here's a quick guide to everything we've got lined up for Halloween 2011. (Or just check out the Best of Halloween on Netflix Instant 2011.)
Streaming This Halloween on Netflix Instant
While testing his teleportation device, scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) accidentally merges his cells with those of a housefly. As his reporter girlfriend (Geena Davis) bears witness, Seth slowly -- and quite disgustingly -- morphs into an insect. David Cronenberg's 1986 remake of the Vincent Price original achieves an unlikely concoction of horror, romance and pathos, thanks largely to Goldblum's strangely touching performance.
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis
An American Werewolf in London
John Landis writes and directs this bloody yet black humor-injected thriller that tells the story of American backpacker David (David Naughton), who, after surviving a vicious werewolf attack that left his friend, Jack (Griffin Dunne), dead, becomes a murderous werewolf himself. Prowling the streets of London, David learns that his living-dead victims will wander in limbo until he is dead. This film garnered an Oscar for Best Makeup.
Scientists working in Antarctica are forced to abandon their research after a helicopter crashes near their camp, bringing a lone dog into their midst. But the plot thickens when the otherworldly canine changes form in the middle of the night. As it turns out, the dog is a shape-shifting alien that can attack animals -- and unsuspecting humans. Kurt Russell stars in this creepy John Carpenter-directed remake of the 1950s classic.
Starring: Kurt Russell
After a traumatic experience at work, TV reporter Karen White (Dee Wallace) checks into a plush California resort called The Colony to rest. Yet, on her first night there, the howling outside her window leads her to discover that she's in a colony of werewolves. Now she must expose the secret -- if she can survive! Rife with in-jokes, horror film references and genuine scares, this John Sayles-penned howl fest is a werewolf classic.
After crash-landing on a seemingly lifeless planet, pilot Carolyn Fry (Radha Mitchell) and the remaining passengers -- including murderer Riddick (Vin Diesel) and policeman William J. Johns (Cole Hauser) -- encounter an army of creatures whose only weakness is light. As night approaches and the aliens emerge, the passengers must rely on Riddick's powerful night vision to lead them through the darkness in director David N. Twohy's sci-fi thriller
Starring: Vin Diesel
Village of the Damned
John Carpenter's remake of the 1960 sci-fi thriller stars Christopher Reeve and Kirstie Alley as doctors who must try to stop a group of alien children from taking over the world. An alien force impregnates every woman in a small town, and the spawn -- who grow at an incredible rate, and can read everyone's thoughts -- attempt to conquer the earthlings. Mark Hamill and Michael Paré co-star.
Director: John Carpenter
The Wolf Man (1941)
After teasing his friends for believing in werewolves, Larry (Lon Chaney Jr.) is promptly bitten by a rabid wolf and faints. Horror superstars share the screen when Larry wakes to find a gypsy (Bela Lugosi) who moonlights as a werewolf. Cursed by the werewolf's bite, Larry suffers torturous full-moon transformations and tries to escape the townsfolk who hunt him. Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers and Ralph Bellamy also grace this classic B movie.
The inhabitants of a small Southwestern town feel the fallout when radiation from bomb tests creates giant, mutant ants that descend on their community. Facing human extermination, a team of scientists scrambles to figure out how to stop "them." Filled with creepy creatures large and small, this 1954 sci-fi spectacular is one of the most influential horror films of all time -- and also captures America's mood at the dawn of the Atomic Age.