Netflix Film Festival 20: March 2013
March 2013's edition of what's worth streaming on Netflix. Kidnapping, restless youth, an imposter, and more.
Published on March 15, 2013 | Filed under Netflix Film Festival

Fiends and freaks, I’m back again with some funky ‘flix for your viewing pleasure. Let’s skip the jive and dive right in shall we?

Rites of Spring

Rites of Spring (2011)

A kidnapping goes horribly wrong when the hideout is the home of an evil creature worshiped by a creepy farmer. Fresh, raw, and graphic, this beautifully directed indie flick needs to be added to your sick queue immediately.

Films of Fury

Films of Fury (2011)

Ever want to watch Kung Fu films but don’t know where to begin? It’s a huge genre and one that’s been mostly kept well below the mainstream consciousness. Films of Fury is Kung Fu 101 and a fun ride to boot. It doesn’t go too deep but even I found some new films to dig up.

The Boys Next Door

The Boys Next Door (1985)

This early Charlie Sheen vehicle is about two young men graduating from high school with nothing but factory work in their future. Wanting something more, one last hurrah, they travel to L.A. looking for adventure, but end up committing several murders, fighting against a world and society they don’t understand. Sleazy, creepy, and poignant, this one’s a missed classic.

The Imposter

The Imposter (2012)

What if you lost your child? What if after years of worry he was found, but it wasn’t him? What would you do? Pretend to just have a normal life again? The Imposter is a documentary about a man that fooled the U.S. Government into thinking he was a lost Texas boy instead of an Algerian adult, and it’s all shockingly true.

The Initiation

The Initiation (1984)

Totally decent slasher that delivers all the goods you’re looking for in a slasher flick. Hell, I’m usually bored by standard slasher fare but this one rises above in quality, plot, and characterization. Oh and there’s gratuitous nudity and blood to boot.

Uncouth enjoys all manner of exploitation cinema. He is a video editor by trade and a cinephile by obsession. He runs Toxic-Graveyard.com and contributes to Lunchmeat Magazine. He is also a specialist at finding creepy crawly things under rocks for his kids.

  • Christine

    What did you think about the construction and format of The Imposter? It was surprisingly narrative for a doc.

    • UncouthParacinema

      i enjoyed it. Though I think I would have liked it better if the audience didn’t know if the Imposter was real or not. Knowing that the guy was a liar from the beginning took some wind out of my sails. Still pretty amazing that he got as far as he did on nothing more than smarts and charisma.

  • glad you picked up on Rites of Spring. I watched it purely becasue i saw AJ Bowen’s (my current indie film man crush) name listed. After bening burned by too many sloppy indie horror I was surprised how well put together & good looking the film was.