Netflix Streaming Friday - Week of November 11, 2010

Last week, Netflix added a childhood favorite of mine to their instant stream, John Carpenter's "Children of the Damned". This week, they continue with the childhood favorites with two of my favorite remakes from back in the day.

First up, we have 1988's "The Blob". One of my earliest film related memories is wearing the tape out of a VHS copy of this my Dad taped from HBO. While I don't remember much about the movie other than that fact that there's a giant pink blob that eats people, I do remember that clips from this movie were in one of my favorite episodes of "Muppet Babies" (yeah, I watched "Muppet Babies", what of it?). Anyways, rumor has it a Rob Zombie remake is in the works, so see this now before the blob comes from a tortured childhood with hillbilly parents (I keed, I keed).

Next up, we have 1999's "House on Haunted Hill" remake. While I've never really dug this film's ending, I always liked the feel of this movie. While it might come across as schlocky today, back when this first came out it was actually pretty interesting and unique and pioneered that whole "removing a frame of motion here and there to make super choppy and creepy ghosts" effect. Plus, it has Jeffrey Combs.

So BGH faithful, what are you watching this weekend? Personally, I'll probably be throwing "Blue Velvet" in for a spin this weekend. RIP Dino.

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