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Netflix Streaming Friday - "House of the Devil"

Horror films were just better in the '70s and '80s. Fact. Debate that all you want, but deep down inside, you know I'm right. While films like "Let the Right One In" still come along every now and then and remind us that the genre still has some life in it, even the best of these films are just lacking that charm, that mood, that vibe that those older horror flicks had. Even the worst, cheesiest schlock fests from this period had some heart and a feel that made them memorable, regardless of how awful the film itself was.

Netflix Streaming Friday - "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid"

Can't decide on what kind of shitty movie you're in the mood for? Don't know if you want to watch a Syfy Original or a film with a washed up '80's pop star? Having a hard time deciding if Tiffany or Deborah Gibson is a bigger trainwreck? Or do you maybe want to watch a movie with a giant snake, but are also kind of feeling something "Lake Placid"-y?

Netflix Streaming Friday - "The Burning"

Everyone remembers "Friday the 13th" as being a super gory flick with a giant machete welding manic butchering horny teenagers. Problem is, that's really not the case at all. There's actually very little gore in the film at all, no one gets killed with a machete and Jason isn't even in it until the last thirty seconds and even then he's a pudgy tween. In fact, he doesn't even don his signature hockey mask until the third film the series, the less than stellar, "Friday the 13th: Part 3D".

Netflix Streaming Friday - "From Dusk Till Dawn"

Vampires are all the rage these days. "Twilight", "True Blood", "Vampire Diaries", pretty much anywhere you turn, you can find something vampire related. Problem is, it pretty much all sucks.

Remember when vampires were cool? How they'd turn into giant bats and trick Winona Ryder into making out with another chick and a werewolf like in "Bram Stoker's Dracula"? Or when they were cursed African Princes with awesome wardrobes like in "Blacula"? Or hell, when they were played by guys Leslie Neilsen or Eddie Murphy? Yeah, those were the days.

Netflix Streaming Friday: "Tremors"

Let's be honest, if you have to read this because you've never seen "Tremors", there's something pretty substantially wrong in your life. You've missed out on one of life's greatest pleasures, Kevin Bacon's highest career watermark (the low: the invisible CGI schlong in "Hallow Man") and the best character named Bert this side of Sesame Street. Oh, and some giant man-eating worms named "Graboids".

Netflix Streaming Friday - "They Live"

John Carpenter could seriously do no wrong in the '80's. Grab any film he made in that decade and I can guarantee that you'll at least have a good time watching it, if you don't outright love it. While some of his bigger films like "The Thing" and "Big Trouble in Little China" get the most love from genre fans, I personally have to put one of his lesser known films, "They Live", real close to the top of my list. Why is that? Well, let me count the ways.

Netflix Streaming Friday - "Nightbeast"

It's an experience I think every horror fan has; you and your friends wind up at a video store one night with nothing better to do, so you scour the aisles for the stupidest looking horror film you can find. Usually, that film's not so great and the evening devolves into conversation carried out over the movie. Sometimes, it's actually a pretty enjoyable flick with some moments here and there to interrupt the conversation and get everyone laughing. But every now and then, you hit that absolute gem. That film so amazingly bad that everyone will remember their first time seeing it.

Netflix Streaming Friday - "Suspiria"

Surprise, surprise, I'm writing about another Italian horror film. Seriously though, this is the one. Trust me.

Netflix Streaming Friday: "Twin Peaks"

David Lynch. You either love him or hate him. Me, I love the dude. While I can't explain a single one of his movies, that doesn't stop me from thinking they're awesome. What is Dennis Hooper huffing in "Blue Velvet"? No idea. All I know is that Frank Booth might be one of my favorite screen villains ever and that I haven't been able to drink Heineken since seeing that movie. It also doesn't help that it tastes terrible, but that's another story entirely.

Netflix Streaming Friday: "Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus"

When us Syfy Original connoisseurs last saw the Mega Shark, it was locked in battle with the dreaded Giant Octopus in 2009's aptly titled "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus". We thought things were over when our band of heros, including Lorenzo Lamas and Tiffany, managed to vanquish both beasts, saving mankind from the Mega Shark's passenger plane eating ways (seriously, look that shit up on Youtube, it's incredible). We thought they were gone. We thought we were safe from ever having to see a movie with "Mega Shark vs." in it's title again.

Turns out we were wrong. Dead wrong.

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