Streaming From The Pitts: May 2015

Hello horror fans, Lord of the Pitts here!

Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Crackle can be great, but one downfall to them, is it’s hard to find a guide of new titles that they offer each month.  We aim to remedy that.

Every month, here at The Necrocasticon,  I’m going to bring you a list of horror titles that will be coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Crackle for that month.  So, without further ado here is a rundown of the new titles for May 2015! 

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WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE (1994) – Legendary horror director Wes Craven’s final time piloting the Freddy vehicle.  Craven turned the Nightmare series on it’s head by making Freddy scary again, and bringing him into the ‘real world’.  With an entire cast that play ‘themselves’, including Freddy, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare is an unsung modern classic.

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SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD (2009) – The grandfather of the modern zombie genre brings his flesh eating horde to Netflix with Survival Of The Dead.  This is the sixth instalment of Romero’s DEAD series that began with the legendary Night Of The Living Dead.  Survival Of The Dead centers around a struggle for control of an island off the coast of North America.  Some people want to try and save the dead, some want to destroy them.  The conflict comes to a head with a bloody climax that leaves few standing. joy-ride-3-poster1

JOYRIDE 3: ROADKILL (2014) –  Joyride 3 is the third chapter in Rusty Nail’s bloody story.  A deranged truck driver stalks the roads of America making anyone who crosses him sorry that they did.  Rusty Nail is played by Ken Kirzinger, who played Jason Voorhees in Freddy vs. Jason.

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THE CANAL (2014) – This film from writer/director Ivan Kavanagh is a slow burn psychological horror film.  These types of films are rare in this day, so this is a nice treat, some may get bored by the pacing, however.

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THE MIRROR (2014) – The idea behind this film from writer/director Edward Boase is interesting.  A group of people buy a haunted mirror, and set up cameras.  Their goal is to capture proof of the supernatural to obtain a million dollar prize that is offered up by a Paranormal Expert.  Ghostly shenanigans ensue.

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RITES OF SPRING (2011) – This film is a brutal film that focuses on two women who are kidnapped.  Every spring a rash of disappearances plague the town, and our unfortunate victims get first hand knowledge of why.

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JINN (2014) – A curse plagues our main character’s family.  To unravel the mystery, Shawn turns to a priest and someone in a loony bin for answers.  Eventually, Shawn comes face to face with the evil entity that won’t leave his family alone.

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ZOMBEAVERS (2014) – Zombie Beavers.  What else can be said? (And Senior Editor Leather Wolf’s pick of the month based on title alone!)

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EXTRATERRESTRIAL (2014) – Colin Minihan, the director of Grave Encounters 1 & 2 bring us their take on aliens.  The typical group of friends chilling at a secluded cabin become stalked and terrorized by aliens.  

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GHOULIES: GHOULIES GO TO COLLEGE(1991) – Those disgusting, toilet loving, Critter wannabes are back, and this time, they’re terrorizing the local college.  The Ghoulies get an upgrade, and for the first time in the series, they can talk.  This leads to cheesy toilet humor one-liners.   John Carl Buechler directs this silly sequel.  Keep your eyes peeled for a pre-Scream Matthew Lillard.

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RAVENOUS (1999) – Every once in a while, a horror film comes along with an idea so unique, that the initial audience doesn’t respond well to it, but after time goes by, it becomes more and more obvious how ahead of it’s time the film is.  Ravenous is one of those films.  An army platoon in the 1800’s is stranded at a fort in the snow have to deal a power hungry killer who eats his victims to gain their lifeforce.  Stars David Arquette and Guy Pearce.


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Crackle doesn’t have any new horror titles being added to their library in May, however, they do have this little nugget that was added in March.  I’m a big fan of Dead Rising, and had no idea this existed.

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DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER (2015) – This film directed by Zach Lipovsky, (Leprechaun: Orgins), is a sequel of sorts to the popular video game series, Dead Rising.

Taking place between Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 3, the film follows Chase Carter as he fights to survive a zombie infested town.  Government conspiracies, flesh eating, and bloody battles for survival ensue.

Several options for the horror fan in May.  Psycho truckers, zombie hordes, haunted mirrors, and flesh eating beavers…..it’s hard to go wrong, but if I had to choose…..It’s hard not to bet on Freddy.  My pick for the month is Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.

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