FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Mar 17, 2020

A Wee Streaming Guide for These Troubled Times

Things sure feel weird right about now, don't they? I don't know about you, but I'm vacillating between It's just temporarily different! Everything will be fine! I'm feelin' good and I'm gonna get stuff done and I'm gonna watch all the movies and read all the books! and being completely consumed by a vague, existential dread/anxiety that leaves me unable to do much of anything. Oh well. We will all get through this together, by which I mean sealed away alone inside of our own homes. I used to pine for a real swamp hag cave or cottage, but now I'm thinking I'll end up in a big swamp hag hamster ball, rollin' around safe from germs, just cackling away. Something to look forward to!

But for now, we're all living that shut-in life. A kind Gaylords of Darkness listener wrote and asked if Anthony and I have any streaming horror movie recommendations for all of us in This Time of Plague. We sure do! And we've gone and made lists of 'em. This is not completely comprehensive, of course, but it ain't a bad place to start. Most subgenres are covered. There are classics that perhaps you haven't seen in a while and there's some you might not have seen yet. If you're looking for a particular film, I highly suggest checking JustWatch. It's a streaming service database that will tell you everywhere a film is streaming, whether for free or for rental. Oh! And also, Shudder is currently offering a 30 day free trial, if you use the code SHUTIN. I love Shudder.

Now how about some recommendations? Some of these we've discussed or mentioned on the show, some I've talked about here, and some we just enjoy.

Netflix: 


THE VVITCH
HEAD COUNT
AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE
CANDYMAN
CHILD'S PLAY
CULT OF CHUCKY
THE ENDLESS
THE EVIL DEAD
THE INVITATION
MOHAWK
TRAIN TO BUSAN
UNDER THE SKIN
MARIANNE
DRACULA
AS ABOVE SO BELOW
ROSEMARY’S BABY
THE RITUAL
GREEN ROOM
CARRIERS
EVENT HORIZON
FINAL DESTINATION
THE BYE BYE MAN (haha jk just wanted to see if you were actually reading this)
UNDER THE SHADOW
THE LAST EXORCISM
THE PERFECTION
AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Hulu: 


THELMA
LITTLE MONSTERS
TRAGEDY GIRLS
MOM AND DAD
PYEWACKET
THE DESCENT
BUG (cockroaches that fart fire, you can't go wrong)

Amazon: 


SUSPIRIA
HEREDITARY
LAKE MUNGO
CHOPPING MALL
BONE TOMAHAWK
TRIANGLE
MIDSOMMAR
ANNIHILATION
NIGHT OF THE DEMONS
THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL
THE NEW DAUGHTER
SLUGS
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2
THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD
THE INNKEEPERS
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (1977)
JACOB’S LADDER
NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE
DOLLS
SPIDER BABY
LONG WEEKEND

Shudder: 



THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL
BEAST
THE CHANGELING
DEEP RED
LUZ
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD
IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS
HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II
THE FOG
AUDITION
HELL NIGHT
SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II
KNIFE + HEART
THE WAILING
BLOODY BIRTHDAY
MADHOUSE
DEAD & BURIED
WAKE WOOD
THE OLD DARK HOUSE
SATAN’S SLAVES
STARRY EYES
DARK WATER
DEMONS
NOROI: THE CURSE
BLACK CHRISTMAS
THE EXORCIST III
BLOOD RAGE
THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH
A TALE OF TWO SISTERS

Got a fave you don't see listed? Feel free to drop it in the comments! I know times are strange and stressful, but hey, if Angela Vidal can make it through [REC] then surely we can make it through this. Take care of yourself, take care of each other. Let's watch some horror movies.

23 comments:

L. Rob Hubb said...

THE WIND (on Amazon Prime and Showtime)

Unknown said...

Thank you for being a shining beacon of hope in these desperate times! <3 <3

Susan B.

Unknown said...

Great list, and looking forward to new watches and (many) re-watches!
Phillip B.

Sarah Sheikh said...

Yasssss! Please allow me to add a few of my streaming faves:

Netflix: Girl on the third floor, Antibirth (not sure if still streaming), Don't Kmock Twice

Shudder: Terrified, Bliss, Still/Born, The Baby, the Witch in the Window

Prime: the Battery, Demon Wind, Night of the Demons

Hulu: I'm Just Fu*king With You

kermode said...

Check out Pure on Hulu. It's gross and gorgeous and empowering in all the best ways.

It looks like They're Watching got dropped from Netflix, but it was a total riot - basically, if one of those HGTV house-hunters shows was a found footage horror movie, but with a final 20 minutes so bonkers I can't even describe it.

Kai said...

The Handmaiden on Prime! Foreign Erotic Lesbian Revenge Horror

Stacie Ponder said...

Loving these recs, gang! Some stuff I've been meaning to check out (GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR!), some stuff I love (THEY'RE WATCHING), some stuff I would have recommended if I saw it was streaming (THE HANDMAIDEN) and more, bless us every one.

Francis said...

Great list, and episodes of GLOD really help pass the time!
I’d love to shout out two free streaming services that have some great horror content: Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
Tubi has some great cheesy classics like The Initiation, with queen researcher Heidi, and several other slashers.
Pluto acts more like cable and has several channels that stream horror 24/7 and a full MST3K channel if that’s your thing.
Happy watching everyone, stay safe!

Olive said...

Tubi is surprisingly good! Recently I’ve watched INTRUDER, THE SLAYER, and DOOM ASYLUM (not sure why they’re not showing up on JustWatch, but all 3 are still there). Also if your local library subscribes and you have a library card, you can watch a limited # of movies a month for free on Kanopy and/or Hoopla. Right now Hoopla has THE SENTINEL and Kanopy has KNIFE + HEART among others

Alexandra said...

PYEWACKET! From what the internet tells me it's available on Hulu and Prime in the States.

Stacie Ponder said...

Yaaaaah! That’s on the Hulu chunk o list but I didn’t list it for Amazon. Good to know it’s on both!

Eibmoz said...

I just watched THE EYES OF MY MOTHER on Netflix. Distrubing.

matango said...

I feel like these suggestions should be more sadistic. As such, I note that both Night of the Comet and The Quiet Earth are on Shudder. Also, Day of the Dead and Rabid are on Kanopy (which is a streaming service, if you don't know, that you may get through your public library).

TimWB said...

New series from Sweden showing on Netflix: Bloodline. Anthology stories.

CashBailey said...

Eibmoz: EYES OF MY MOTHER was one of those few movies where I actually said aloud: "Oh, that's fucked up..."

PIERCING, from the same director, is terrific. Giallo meets Takashi Miike.

danielrsilveira said...

I recently discovered Tubi.tv and there is a ton of horror goodness in there as well!

Unknown said...

Tubi also had the original Suspiria - hope it's still there!

Dmc said...

Speaking of things we need in these troubled times.... Has Gaylords of D done Drive Angry? If not, please??

Stacie Ponder said...

We've mentioned DRIVE ANGRY on the show but never done a full episode on it (although it's on the never-ending list of films to cover). We both love it!

Paul Hurh said...

I watched Carpenter's Body Bags on Amazon Prime a couple nights ago. I had never seen it and thought it was fun, if just for the Stacey Keach/Sheena Easton pairing.

Tim_W_Burke said...

do you have a tip jar for Gaylords? Just got my stimulus check.

Stacie Ponder said...

@Tim_W_Burke - I replied to your comment but now I don't see it here, so I am replying again! That is a very kind (and not-at-all-necessary) thought on your part! There is a tip jar at the very bottom of the Gaylords home page (gaylordsofdarkness dot com), amongst the links to our other pages. Thank you so much for thinking of us! Stay safe!

Unknown said...

I don't know how to tell you this but Summer of Fear is currently free on Amazon Prime.