Welcome back, freaks and weirdos, to another edition of Netflix Film Festival! After my sentimental year anniversary, I’m back with a punch to the nuts. Let’s dig in!
Strigoi is a non-tranditional vampire flick that was actually filmed in Romania. Set in modern day, the film is much more of a comedy/mystery than it is horror, but it is a damn fine ride and a breath of fresh air into the vampire mythos. Highly enjoyable, quirky in almost a Cohen brothers kind of way, this one should have cinephiles salivating.
Edge of Sanity (1989)
Edge of Sanity is what you get when you mix Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Jack the Ripper, free basing coke, and 80’s prostitutes. No kidding. If you’ve ever wanted to see a strung out Anthony Perkins hitting the pipe while cutting up women, well, your wishes have been granted in the most sleazy way possible. How this flick has escaped cult film notoriety is beyond me.
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011)
This is a great mystery doc that shows us that all the world’s questions have yet to be answered and there’s a whole heap of discoveries yet to be…discovered. A man in the ’90s starts to see odd tiles on New York City streets that spell out a mysterious note, the tiles then are seen all over New England and even in South America. Who made them, and what do they mean?
Dennis Quaid, with the help of Max Von Sydow, creeps into troubled folk’s nightmares in order to relieve them of their torment. Christopher Plummer is the evil government dude and David Patrick Kelly of The Warriors fame, plays the evil dream stalker. Great visuals, ’80s cheese, and a fun script make this one a winner.
And because one sleazy flick isn’t enough this month, here’s Breeders. Aliens have come to this planet to do one thing, breed with our nubile virgin women. Expect lots of screaming, boobs, gore, terrible acting, and a finale involving about a dozen naked chicks hanging out in an alien pool filled with what looks like semen.