February is here on Netflix, and that means more new movies and TV shows for subscribers. Horror is one genre Netflix does really well. They have a great selection of flicks from all over the world. We've selected five of the best we've seen for your viewing pleasure, all from different countries.
[Editor's note: The following selections are based on the North American Netflix menu. Apologies if any aren't available in your area.]
1. Bad Day for the Cut (2017)
Starring: Nigel O'Neill, Susan Lynch, Jozef Pawlowski, Stuart Graham, David Pearse
Perhaps the best revenge movie of 2017, Bad Day for the Cut doesn't feature any big stars, but it matters little. The savagery and the bloodshed are the reasons to see this one. Set in Northern Ireland, Donal lives at home with his mother in a meager existence. Drunk one night, he wakes up to find her murdered. When the killers return to finish Donal, things don't go their way and this regular dude enters a world of extreme violence and danger when he uncovers more about the deed.
2. I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Starring: Max Records, Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, Christina Baldwin
An unexpected delight, I Am Not a Serial Killer stars Christopher Lloyd in a terrific villainous performance. He draws the interest of a budding psychopath (Records) when bodies start falling in their little town. But what comes next is even more shocking. I won't reveal more so nothing is spoiled. You just gotta see this one. It contains shades of Under the Skin.
3. Children of the Corn (1984)
Starring: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Robby Kiger
Stephen King's classic is a must-see for horror fans. Featuring one of the all-time great child casts, the film is based on an early King short story. In Nebraska, a group of creepy kids fall under the spell of a cult led by the moon-faced evil boy Isaac and his red-haired psycho of a henchman, Malachai. They murder every adult in their town and take over. Years later the movie picks up with a couple driving through. Can they survive?
4. Raw (2016)
Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Laurent Lucas
This French-Belgian film wowed audiences at Cannes last year, and, at the Toronto International Film Festival in September of 2016, some audience members actually fainted during the screening. Raw is not for the faint of heart. It follows a young veterinary student at a new school who develops a taste for raw meat after an initiation ritual. She starts off with hamburger and chicken before moving on to more... interesting meat.
5. Train to Busan (2016)
Starring: Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an, Kim Eui-sung
Another amazing horror thriller out of South Korea set on a train, Train to Busan is an apocalyptic nightmare just like Snowpiercer was a few years before. In this movie, however, the apocalypse is just breaking out and a train full of passengers come face to face with zombie monsters.