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As with every month, our beloved Netflix Instant Watch has movies coming and going. Unlike some other sites, we here at Bloody Good Horror however, have decided to sift through the chaff and let you know specifically what horror flicks you'll need to get on top of before they disappear here at the end of May and throughout June. This isn't necessarily a list of recommendations, but rather just a list of what's going away. The choice to watch them? That's all on you.

Charlie and Casey are joined by CC for an all new adventure in Netflix land!  This week, "The Colony" starring Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne! 

It's hard to believe growing up in the age of the Internet, but there was once a time when something as outdated and old-fashioned as a VCR was a luxury, pirate cable stations existed and viral videos were shared not with a link, but with a VHS tape. It was during this time that David Cronenberg made what is in my opinion his greatest film of the '80's, "Videodrome". James Woods stars as Max Renn, a programmer for a pirate cable station that primarily shows pornography and highly violent content.

From the looks of things, Netflix has had a pretty rough week. Despite not caring much myself, apparently the entire world is now mad at Netflix for separating their streaming and DVD-by-mail programs into two separate programs. Despite the maximum rate change being only six dollars, which is less than a burrito the last time I checked, you would think that they personally pissed on every last one of their customers' faces from the reaction online. You know, R. Kelly style.

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.

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?

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".

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.

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".

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.