Technically spooky season does not arrive before fall does, but horror lovers can turn even August into a spookfest. And Netflix is a hub for stellar horror content that can help you arrange a movie marathon in a jiff.
However, with the onset of August, the streaming giant has announced that three iconic horror titles will be bidding farewell to the platform on August 31st, 2023
Brace yourself for a thrilling ride through the world of nightmares, ghosts, and supernatural encounters, for fans of the genre still have the whole month to make their way through these titles.
Before diving in, if you want to know what the films and series are all about, read on:
The horror titles leaving Netflix:
Scream: The TV Series
Inspired by the successful film franchise, the Scream TV series spanned three seasons. It brought the iconic Ghostface mask to the small screen and introduced a new generation to the haunting town of Lakewood. The series follows a group of high school students entangled in a string of gruesome murders that dredged up a dark past tied to the town’s history.
One of the show’s most significant strengths was building a suspenseful narrative. You never knew who the next victim or the elusive killer behind the mask would be.
Utilising the found-footage subgenre in horror, Paranormal Activity brought a new level of fear to audiences worldwide. The low-budget horror film, shot primarily in the style of security cameras and handheld recordings, provided an intimate and eerie look into the lives of a couple haunted by a malevolent entity. The movie’s ability to build suspense and deliver spine-tingling scares without resorting to traditional jump scares solidified its place as a horror classic.
The success of Paranormal Activity spawned a franchise with several sequels, but it’s the original that remains etched in the minds of horror enthusiasts.
The Ring has scarred some people for a lifetime. It first hit theatres in 2002 and was a remake of the Japanese horror film Ringu. The Ring introduced Western audiences to the terrifying tale of a cursed videotape that dooms anyone who watches it to die seven days later. The movie’s eerie atmosphere, haunting imagery, and thrilling performances earned it both critical acclaim and commercial success.
Naomi Watts’ portrayal of investigative journalist Rachel Keller helped The Ring become a cultural phenomenon and cemented its place as a horror benchmark that continues to influence filmmakers today.