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I'm turning twenty-five at the end of the month. Despite the fact that I know I'm relatively still a young guy (especially compared to Joe, ba-zing!), I'm kinda freaking out about it. As a result, when I was looking through Netflix's streaming offerings to find something to write about and stumbled across this movie, I knew exactly what I had to do; watch "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" as soon as possible.

Most of the country is frozen solid. I woke up Wednesday only to be greeted with at least an inch of ice over my balcony, a spun out moving van on the tree lawn and an inch of ice on the street below so thick that I could see if from my ninth floor apartment. And we got off lucky. It's nuts.

2010 was an odd year for the horror genre. Despite the fact that 2010 saw the most major theatrical horror releases of any recent year that I can remember, there wasn't that one "must-see" film that defined the year. If you've listened to the Best of 2010 episode of the podcast or read Schnaar's Top Ten Horror Movies of 2010 column, you know that us writers here at Bloody Good Horror had a hard time coming up with a definitive list as we all had wildly different opinions about how the year shook out.

1996 was a big year in my life. First of all, I turned 10 years old. Secondly, "Mars Attacks!" came out in theaters. If you've seen "Mars Attacks!" I'm sure I don't need to tell you how unbelievably awesome this movie is. If you haven't seen it:

A) What's wrong with you, &
B) You need to see it immediately

Here's why:

Let's face it, Predator 2 sucks. For every bit as awesome and timeless as the original "Predator" is, "Predator 2" is a shitty, lame, dated sequel steeped in '80's corn and cheese. Yet, it still manages to be awesome. How is that? Well, let me count the reasons:

1) Arnold has been replaced by Danny Glover. Yes, the "I'm too old for this shit" guy from the "Lethal Weapon" series takes over for Arnold. Awesomely bad.

Whenever I'm talking to someone who hates horror films, they inevitably ask me "what would you say is a good horror film?" Without fail, I know of one movie that anyone, regardless of how much they hate our little genre of film we hold so dear, will always agree is a great film, is Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining". Based off of one of my favorite Stephen King novels, "The Shining" is one of my absolute favorite films. And it's finally available for Instant Streaming on Netflix.

Let's roleplay a bit. You're a television executive working for Animal Planet. You're hearing pitches for the upcoming season. After hearing numerous pitches for shows involving puppies, puppy cops, puppy doctors and wannabe Steve Irwins, I burst into your office with the following pitch:

"You know that movie "Cloverfield"? What if we take that, combine it all those crazy documentaries on the History Channel about the mothman, bigfoot and all that shit and then make a weekly anthology horror mockumentary show in the vein of "Tales from the Crypt?"

Donald Sutherland wants you to watch the 1978 remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" on Netflix Instant Streaming today!

Why do you ask? Well, let me explain it to you.

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.

With "Paranormal Activity 2" being release this Thursday at midnight, what better time than to view the original? Are you in luck! It's available to stream via Netflix!

I know this type of movie isn't everyone's bowl of wax, but I love it. It just goes to show that a good movies doesn't need to be loaded with 3D, massive CGI, a huge budget and cheap scares to be entertaining.