Adapting Cormac McCarthy's brutal, uncompromising thriller, the filmmakers crafted their most purely suspenseful and terrifying film to date. Nathan introduces Caleb to Ava, a more-powerful robot that has passed a Turing test, with Nathan hoping Caleb will help him to understand whether Ava is thinking real thoughts and emotions. Though there's plenty of online screen time, allowing for subtle bits of commentary and satire, but the looser style allows the filmmakers to really explore the life and work conditions of their protagonist, rising cam girl Alice Madeline Brewer who logs online one day to find her identity stolen. And let's not forget the greatest thing to come out of this film: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. Flashy, well-choreographed action comes straight from the Jason Bourne playbook.
There is no suspense, no drama, and no real story. Hall is tormented by the thief's father, Ben Sam Shepard. The Ritual uses that divide to its advantage, starting off with some intentional misdirection, and, without giving too much away, delivering a satisfying ending for actual monster lovers. Then direct your attention to the streaming video player of your choice, on which you can fire up Netflix and find a film that'll give you a little boost of excitement. But wow, when Shyamalan made his breakthrough with The Sixth Sense, it felt like we'd witnessed something fresh and unsettling in the best ways possible. If you're like me, you'll want to cuddle up and watch a horror flick every single night this month. Adapted by the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name, the indie thriller may be a slow burn, but it shoves the relationship between women and violence to its forefront, unveiling a dark, unsuspecting story.
That was the line that Tom Waits opened episodes of The Wire with. Joe hires on a 15-year-old boy Tye Sheridan, Mud to help out, and the two develop a close bond. Creep 2014 Metacritic score: Stream on: If you're looking for further proof the Duplass brothers are actually evil, here's an easy sell. Visually, the film is fairly graphic and definitely not for the squeamish. Leonardo DiCaprio's expert slow-boil performance as undercover cop Billy Costigan is a big reason for that and marked a major career step forward; he stood tall against the Martin Scorsese film's many big-name scenery chewers and kept his Boston accent under control. The Conjuring 2013 Metacritic score: Stream on: Folks who love classic, impeccably made horror films like The Shining or Rosemary's Baby are always looking for the next iconic addition to the genre. And don't you dare turn it off before the final shot.
Green Room Metacritic score: Stream on Green Room is a great horror film about a punk band that's attacked by neo-Nazis after playing a gig. It's a pretty obvious cash grab coming off the success of Scream, which was released the year before. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. The premise is clearly challenging to sustain for a whole movie, but Flanagan and Gugino turn the potentially one-note set-up into a forceful, thoughtful meditation on trauma, memory, and resilience in the face of near-certain doom. It's also one of the late Anton Yelchin's last film performances.
Luckily Netflix has a bunch of spooky, scary and bone-chilling horror films to watch. What could be more thrilling than sitting at home, safely plopped on your couch, staring into a screen? The contents started as a liquid composed of every crime, thriller and horror feature on Netflix Instant. A Mexican man is deported back home from the States, only to find his nation in ruinous drug violence. But you never know what can happen after that. That, and over-the-top action of course. This adaptation of 's novel is one of the rare films to do right by the author, preserving his psychological and visceral scares. From Kill Bill to The Hateful Eight, Netflix has no shortage of films you can catch online today—today, at least, since those films could be dragged off the platform at any moment.
It tries to be an investigation into the dangers of modern technology and social media, but even intellectually it is hollow and boring. As one of the highest rated thrillers of all time, The Departed Is easily one of the most well-known films in the genre. Especially with psychological thriller films. Oculus 2013 Metacritic score: Stream on: A terrific November addition to Netflix's horror bench, Oculus follows two siblings who believe an evil mirror murdered their parents a decade earlier. One of the few big budget productions that actually took me by surprise story-wise.
Night Shyamalan's career is also one of the last times Bruce Willis seemed interested in carrying a movie. The byzantine plotting might be tough to follow -- or fully understand as the credits roll -- but the people linger. The performances by Milhelm Cortaz Bernardo and Leandra Leal Rosa are also insanely good, with both actors exhibiting a diabolical range that catapults an otherwise-solid suspense tale into an unforgettable prism of human savagery. While engaging in some light bondage, during which Jessie is handcuffed to the bed, the couple devolves into an argument about their marriage. Dig Two Graves 2017 Metacritic score: Stream on: After her brother drowns, young Jacqueline is confronted by three strange men who offer to help bring her sibling back to life for a steep price. While Bowden clearly moved on from the case, his crazed client never did, considering the fact that the man who was supposed to represent him kept quiet about a piece of evidence that could have gotten him acquitted.
The movie that put M. You'll have to figure out what's going on several times over before the truth outs. Based on the limited run of comics of the same name and written by the Wachowskis, V for Vendetta is a dystopian political thriller set in a terrifying alternate future, where a Nordic supremacist class and neo-fascist regime has subjugated the United Kingdom, oppressing the people and turning the state into a nightmare for many. However, if you want dark, twisted, and disorienting poetry, than Les Salauds is for you. Gone girl was based on the book by Gillian Flynn. Where some found it intelligent, mysterious and ultimately suspenseful, others could not help feel it was a forced arty production that ultimately committed the sin of being boring. This combined with an incredibly cool soundtrack by Kavinsky, and shots of L.
If you need a harder sell, I'll just mention the warring shaman and assume you'll now check it out immediately. When Theo Faron, a former activist and government employee, discovers an immigrant woman is pregnant with the first child in eighteen years, he takes it upon himself to get her to safety. When the autopsy reveals the woman found dead was also raped, Jane Banner Olsen arrives to investigate, teaming with Officer Lambert Renner to find the culprit. When he arrives in Alaska, he meets with Medora Slone Riley Keough , whose son was the third child to go missing. It was the first film that allowed him to show more than we have seen of him before. For those who have seen it, I cannot urge you strongly enough to seek out The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson as a Bad Lieutenant-esque Irish cop. Essentially, where like Amores Perros and City of God left off, a new generation of excellently devastating filmmaking is taking place south of the border.