Netflix – Cost 278 http://cost278.org/ Tue, 24 May 2022 06:52:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cost278.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cost-278-icon-150x150.png Netflix – Cost 278 http://cost278.org/ 32 32 FOCUS-Netflix goes to “Tollywood” and beyond for long-sought Indian growth https://cost278.org/focus-netflix-goes-to-tollywood-and-beyond-for-long-sought-indian-growth/ Tue, 24 May 2022 06:52:11 +0000 https://cost278.org/focus-netflix-goes-to-tollywood-and-beyond-for-long-sought-indian-growth/

By Shilpa Jamkhandikar

MUMBAI, May 24 (Reuters) – Devoted fans in southern India worship film and TV stars as gods, erecting huge statues of actors bathed in milk as part of prayer rituals for the success of a film.

This is the market that Netflix Inc, a streaming latecomer in India, is now eager to tap into. It has a range of Indian movies in various regions to showcase, but for TV series – essential for retaining viewers to its platform – it has only a few hit shows in Hindi and no TV shows in regional languages. .

The American company has given the go-ahead to at least six TV shows in South Indian languages ​​this year, aggressively seeking deals in Tollywood, as the Telugu film and TV industry is known, as well. than in the Tamil film and television industry, six people with knowledge of the company’s business. plans told Reuters.

As prolific as Bollywood in Hindi and known for its flashy, action-packed content, South India’s film industry has been doing extremely well lately, dominating Indian box office revenue so far this year. .

Netflix has “had meetings with just about every producer and filmmaker here. You’ll see the results of those meetings by next year,” said one of the people, a Tollywood producer. All sources spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing they could lose work opportunities.

Netflix has long positioned India, with its population of 1.4 billion, as a key market. In 2018, two years after its launch in the country, CEO Reed Hastings predicted that its next 100 million subscribers would come from India. But so far it’s only 5-6 million, according to analysts’ estimates.

By Hastings’ own admission, Netflix has been frustrated with its lack of success in India compared to its other markets. This new push south also comes at a time when the search for growth takes on new urgency.

The streaming giant stunned investors last month when it reported a quarterly net loss of worldwide subscribers for the first time in more than a decade, and predicted bigger losses to come. Its stock has lost nearly half its value since then.

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In India, Netflix is ​​overtaking rivals in terms of revenue share in the subscription video-on-demand market, with a 39% share in 2021 compared to the 23% of Disney Plus Hotstar, its nearest rival, according to Media. PartnersAsia.

But analysts say its subscriber base is too small for comfort. Alongside Netflix’s 5-6 million, Disney Plus Hotstar, which owns the cricket broadcasting rights, has about 50 million. Local rival Zee5 has around 20 million and analysts also believe Amazon Prime and SonyLIV’s subscriber numbers are well above Netflix’s numbers.

The potential of the Indian market “cannot be underestimated”, says Julia Alexander, director of strategy at Parrot Analytics, USA.

“If Netflix doesn’t try to capitalize on this by building stronger relationships with local creatives, local studios/production companies and carving out a real foothold in India, someone else will,” she said.

Asked by Reuters about criticism of its performance in India and its push into regional languages, Netflix said in a statement that it was confident in what it called a “winning long-term strategy in India”.

“India continues to present a tremendous opportunity for Netflix to invest and grow, both in terms of membership and the variety of content we offer our members,” he said.

A big part of Netflix’s woes have been its much higher prices in an extremely cost-conscious market. It slashed its fees late last year, making it more competitive but still significantly more expensive than its competitors.

It charges 649 rupees, around $8, per month for its highest quality streaming resolution plan which allows usage on up to four devices. A similar plan from Disney costs 299 rupees. Netflix’s mobile-only plan for one device is Rs 149 for one month, while Disney charges the same amount for three months.

Netflix’s brand as a premium service may make it reluctant to cut prices further, but that means its best, if not only, path to significant subscriber growth is to expand its lineup of TV shows, according to the analysts.

According to two Indian producer sources, however, Netflix tends to take much longer than rivals to order shows and is less adept at providing feedback to content developers.

Netflix did not address this criticism in its response to Reuters.

Even with new South Indian shows added to its pipeline, Netflix still lags behind its rivals. For example, Amazon last month announced 22 new original TV shows, eight of them in Tamil or Telugu.

“Netflix is ​​lagging behind Amazon, Hotstar and SonyLIV because it is still in the commissioning stage, while the others already have shows or are about to release,” according to a producer who said he was in talks with Netflix. ($1 = 77.7050 Indian rupees) (Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar in Mumbai; Additional reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

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Resident Evil Netflix Show will have flashbacks of game cutscenes https://cost278.org/resident-evil-netflix-show-will-have-flashbacks-of-game-cutscenes/ Sun, 22 May 2022 06:47:19 +0000 https://cost278.org/resident-evil-netflix-show-will-have-flashbacks-of-game-cutscenes/

The Resident Evil Netflix show will apparently use scenes from the video games to supplement the show in flashback sequences.

With the show’s July 14 release just two months away, fans are thirsty for more on Netflix‘s upcoming Resident Evil. However, the more information that comes from official sources, the more stunned and confused fans are.

Some of the latest information we gathered comes from an interview reported by Rely on Horror. In that article, Resident Evil Netflix show showrunner Andrew Dabb reportedly said:

Asked about Wesker’s past, Dabb says we’ll see flashbacks “to things from both games and the game’s timeline.”

This addresses why we’ve seen glimpses of Doctor Salvador from Resident Evil 4 in some of the trailers released over the past few weeks, but it doesn’t address the relevance of this flashback to this show, which is supposed to last fifteen years. after the events of Resident Evil 4. However, at least we are now sure that the Resident Evil games are canon for this show. What is worrying, however, is how this show will affect the larger continuity and lore of Resident Evil. Hopefully, if the Resident Evil Netflix show ends up falling apart and has a really bad story compared to the biggest (comparatively) best Resident Evil story, then hopefully Capcom could still ignore that show from its canon, much like what they did to Resident Evil movies of yore.

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17 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix You Need To Watch https://cost278.org/17-sci-fi-movies-on-netflix-you-need-to-watch/ Fri, 20 May 2022 04:33:00 +0000 https://cost278.org/17-sci-fi-movies-on-netflix-you-need-to-watch/

Often the best sci-fi movies streaming services love netflix have in their catalog is buried in algorithms. That’s why we decided to put together a list of the best sci-fi movies available on the service.

It’s a real mix. We wanted to highlight a few hidden gems, like Synchronic, alongside established classics like Looper and Starship Troopers. There are also a few new movies here like The Colony if you’re looking for something you haven’t seen before.

All in all, there’s plenty to watch if you’re a science fiction fan. Stuck in.

Read more: The best sci-fi shows on Netflix

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Look, I’ll match you: I kinda hate Inception. I think it’s a cold, pretentious movie for people who are really trying to pretend to be smart.

But most people like it, so I put it on the list. Everyone has their taste. Please enjoy this movie!

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Blade Runner 2049 really has no right to be good. A sequel to perhaps the most beloved and critically revered sci-fi film of all time, it’s crazy that Denis Villeneuve somehow manages to live up to that legacy, while creating the one of his. A spectacular film.

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I love that movie. It’s wonderful science fiction.

An often misunderstood parody of jingoism, Starship Troopers has aged tremendously. At the surface level, it’s also a really fun and easy watch. Stuck in.

Looper is the movie that helped Rian Johnson get the Star Wars gig, which led to my favorite Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi.

But beyond that, Looper is just science fiction fantasy. It’s daring with its time travel choices and is just an incredibly elegant film. Look at this.

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The Adam Project is not a perfect film, but it is perfect for those looking for an easy watch for family movie night. Ryan Reynolds does his Ryan Reynolds thing as a time-traveling pilot working with his 12-year-old self on a mission to save the future.

Look, it’s a crowd pleaser!

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I just watched The Colony recently. It’s surprisingly good!

It follows a very familiar trope: wealthy people return to Earth years after abandoning it, only to find it overrun with new, unknown threats. However, The Colony reverses some of these clichés and has some surprisingly powerful things to say about how we dehumanize each other. Worth giving a chance.

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Is it science fiction? I think it’s science fiction.

It’s science fiction. End of the conversation.

Don’t Look Up is far from being a perfect film. It stinks of fake Hollywood activism and it’s too long and way too much on the nose. But it still seems important and also… kinda funny?

I think whatever its flaws, Don’t Look Up is a film that had a net positive on the world and is well worth watching.

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Gattaca is a real sci-fi movie, in that it grapples with real scientific ideas and their potential impact on the human race. It’s a film about eugenics, essentially, but it also asks big questions about predestination, and how we can push back against determinism. Very cool, very interesting. To watch absolutely.

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Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Childhood

Apollo 11 1/2 is loosely based on director Richard Linklater’s childhood. An animated tale set in the time of the Apollo moon landing, it stars Glen Powell, Jack Black, Zachary Levi and Josh Wiggins and features a beautiful animated aesthetic.

It’s a beautifully made movie that you can’t afford to miss.

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The blade is iconic. It barely reviewed well when it was first released in 1998, but this vampire superhero movie became almost the prototype of where we are now, with Marvel movies dominating the spotlight.

This one is smooth. Well worth a look.

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This remake/reinterpretation of War of the World is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Cruise in the lead role. It’s a bit underrated in my humble opinion! It features really state-of-the-art, well-integrated CGI and is just furiously paced. I liked it.

Read more: The best horror movies on Prime Video

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The Platform is a Spanish sci-fi horror film with a macabre concept. Prisoners in a correctional facility are fed in a very unique way: people on the top floor get a ridiculous amount of food, people downstairs get leftovers. Chaos ensues.

It’s not perfect, but it’s still worth watching.

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Is there a sci-fi movie more critically revered than Blade Runner? If there is, I can’t think of it. Maybe the original Alien or The Thing?

Either way, none of them are currently on Netflix, so Blade Runner is probably the must watch a sci-fi movie on the service.

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Is Okja science fiction? Look, it’s overkill, but it’s a good movie. Watch it anyway.

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An Australian-made sci-fi thriller starring Hilary Swank and Rose Byrne, I Am Mother tells the post-apocalyptic story of Daughter, a character raised by Mother, a robot tasked with helping repopulate the Earth. Very tense, very strange, very good.

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The Mitchells Against the Machines (2021)

The Mitchells vs. The Machines is one of the smartest and most accessible children’s films of recent years. It’s the kind of movie kids and parents can watch together and both have fun.

I should know, my kids have made me watch this…eight times so far? Sweet.

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Netflix Releases Special My Little Pony Trailer https://cost278.org/netflix-releases-special-my-little-pony-trailer/ Sun, 15 May 2022 18:34:00 +0000 https://cost278.org/netflix-releases-special-my-little-pony-trailer/

Netflix released the trailer My Little Pony: Make Your Mark. The upcoming series is set to launch on the streaming platform on May 26 with a 44-minute animated bonus special teasing the main series, an 8-episode series that will debut in September. The series will see the return of Sunny, Hitch, Pipp, Zipp and Izzy who debuted last year. My Little Pony: A New Generation. You can check out the trailer for yourself in the video below.

Netflix describes My Little Pony: Make Your Mark reads: “Months after the magic returned to Equestria, Sunny Starscout and her new pony friends are thrilled to celebrate their new life on Maretime Bay Day! But while their group may have adjusted to the return of the magic, many unicorns and Pegasi still have trouble mastering their powers, frustrating the non-magical Earth Ponies who wish to return to how things were before.This division worries Zipp, who notices that the Unity Crystals began to disrupt the magic for everyone. Zipp begins to investigate, discovering that trouble seems to be happening more and more, their chaos further dividing the ponies of Maretime Bay. She tries to convince her friends that the Crystals of the Unit are acting strangely, but they think she’s worried for nothing and don’t believe her seeing a Pegasus falling from the sky onto an Earth Pony themselves.This sparks outrage from the Earth Ponies, who threaten to boycott the e Maretime Bay Day if the town isn’t turned into magic. free zone. Now on her side, Zipp explains to her friends her discovery that magic is lacking when ponies don’t treat each other with kindness. Their mission now is to throw a Bay Day so amazing that all the ponies come together in harmony to stabilize the magic once again. But as the ponies of Earth vent their frustrations over the inclusion of Pegasi and unicorns on a vacation they consider their own, the issues escalate, causing a massive magical storm that threatens to swallow the town. . In the end, it’s only the power of Sunny and her friends working together that saves the day. As the magic stabilizes, the ponies of Earth discover that they now have powers too! Feeling included and having seen the error of their ways, they apologize and reunite with the unicorns and Pegasi in Harmony to celebrate the rest of Maretime Bay Day together.”

My Little Pony: Make Your Mark is voiced by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (“Never Did It”, “Getting Red”) alongside Jenna Warren (“Kody Kapow!”), JJ Gerber (“Monster Pack”), Ana Sani (“The boys”), AJ Bridel (“Odd Squad”) and Bahia Watson (“The Handmaid’s Tale”).

My little Pony was a childhood favorite for me and now I can be a pony!” Ramakrishnan said previously. “Life has come full circle for me and I couldn’t be more grateful. I’m so excited to be able to bring fun adventures and wholesome magic into the lives of fans.”

My Little Pony: Make Your Mark debuts May 26 on Netflix.

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Fan reactions to Netflix’s latest thriller https://cost278.org/fan-reactions-to-netflixs-latest-thriller/ Sat, 14 May 2022 00:16:02 +0000 https://cost278.org/fan-reactions-to-netflixs-latest-thriller/

Hold on tight to your chair as you watch this tense thriller.

Netflix may have slipped on the stock charts, but its clasp on the viewership charts is anything but slippery. His latest limited series Hold on testifies to it.

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In August 2018, Netflix signed an exclusive five-year deal with acclaimed crime novelist Harlan Coben. As part of the deal, Netflix would adapt 14 books — current and upcoming — by Coben into limited series in English and foreign languages. Coben would serve as an executive producer on all projects that would premiere on Netflix worldwide.

Netflix’s darling collaboration with Coben has proven quite fruitful as it has produced seven miniseries so far, with the seventh debuting a few days ago. Interestingly, the language of choice was different for each adaptation.

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The first to hatch was the stranger in English, so Woods in Polish, then came the innocent in Spanish, followed by gone for good in French. Next was stay close in English, tracked by Hold on in Polish. These 7 mini-series covered most of the widely spoken European languages.

The Last Fruit Of The Coben Tree In Bloom In Netflix’s Garden Is Hold on. It’s a mysterious crime thriller that unfolds over six episodes to finally reveal the depth of decadence and decadence that has taken hold in modern society. The series is a Polish production and was filmed in Polish with subtitles or dubbing for English speakers.

The show begins with a missing 18-year-old boy whose body is later discovered among dumpsters. One of his friends is exceptionally affected by this tragedy, and soon he too disappears. This forces his smothering and overbearing mother to embark on the path of investigation.

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The show is full of twists and will keep you spellbound. There are few moving side stories, and this may initially distract you from the central mystery, but the air of suspense that permeates the series will keep you watching.

Let’s see what viewers are saying about the show:

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What all Hold on has to offer.

Fast paced, multi-layered, crisp and unmistakable. This thriller raises questions around trust & parenting in the internet age. It ends a little hastily because it only has 6 episodes but it conveys a deep message. #mustwatch #polishthriller #holdtight #netflix https://t.co/lADOAqma7D

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Polish television series are noticed in the United States.

Very good Polish thrillers are suddenly everywhere. The Thaw on HBO Max and Hold Tight on Netflix. I really liked both series. Fast paced, well played and captivating from start to finish. They make me want to watch other Polish TV series.


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The first episode sets the tone for what’s to come.

Yeo I just started this Hold Tight show on Netflix & the way the first episode ends… bruh it finna be a wild ride.


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Book fans are happy that the series is faithful to the book.

Amid Harlan Coben’s Hold Tight on Netflix & it’s always interesting to see how the shows follow the books.


Twitter: @vetmed11

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Indirect advantage of watching a Polish series: you learn Polish.

I watched a Polish crime drama called HOLD TIGHT on Netflix with subtitles & now I can say yes in Polish. 😊 Tac actually I learned a lot of Polish watching it. I appreciate it anyway.. So dobranoc.


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The best horror movies on Netflix https://cost278.org/the-best-horror-movies-on-netflix/ Wed, 11 May 2022 00:45:55 +0000 https://cost278.org/the-best-horror-movies-on-netflix/

Netflix has such an impressive lineup of horror movies that this intro will be a list of titles that didn’t make the top recommendations. Try The Rental (2020), directed by Dave Franco and starring Alison Brie, dark horror comedy The Trip (2021), psychological thriller Coming Home in the Dark (2021), Mike Flanagan’s Hush (2016), the Fear Street Trilogy ( 2021), Western supernatural The Wind (2018), Spanish supernatural horror Veronica (2017), and South Korean zombie horror #Alive (2020).

Scroll down for the best horror movies (with 70 or more Metacritic scores) currently on Netflix. Note that some of them are incredibly dark and should be approached with great caution.

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A word of warning: The Nightingale depicts graphic, extreme scenes of violence and rape. With that in mind, continue with this heartbreaking story and you’ll see an important slice of history rarely told on screen. The Nightingale follows a young convict seeking revenge in the Australian bush of 1825. The second film from Jennifer Kent, who directed the powerful The Babadook, is a force to be reckoned with.

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If you’re looking for further proof that the Duplass brothers are actually bad, here’s an easy sell. Patrick Brice (also director and co-writer) plays a videographer responding to a Craigslist ad for Josef (Mark Duplass), who wants to make a movie for his supposed unborn child. I generally like horror movies that rely on performances to get you on your nerves, because they’re incredibly difficult to pull off. And I have to give it to Mark Duplass. He is, in fact, super scary.

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Before the impeccable The Haunting of Hill House series, Mike Flanagan brought us this clever adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Gerald’s Game. Carla Gugino is huge as Jessie, a woman who goes on vacation with her husband to a secluded lakeside house in Alabama. When Jessie finds herself handcuffed to the bed with no one to help her escape, it becomes a matter of both survival and escape. Another chapter of Flanagan’s melancholy infused horror that turns into a silent triumph for its haunted characters.

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Two movies named The Call were released in 2020. Check out the one from South Korea, a time travel thriller that revolves around, yes, a phone call. Twenty-eight-year-old Seo-yeon finds a phone buried in a closet in her childhood home. It rings – and the caller, it turns out, lives in the same house 20 years earlier. Twists to the last moment, plus a wild cat-and-mouse chase that alters past and present make this a must-watch.

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Like a few other titles on this list, this superb psychological horror subtly doubles as an allegory for larger social themes, such as oppression. Set in 1980s Tehran during a series of air raids known as the City Wars, it follows a mother and daughter haunted in their home by a mysterious evil. With echoes of The Babadook as well as its own fresh ideas, Under The Shadow is a great horror entry.

One of Stephen King’s most successful adaptations, this horror drama based on the 1922 short story is a slow burn with a riveting performance at its core. Thomas Jane, who you also know from 2004’s Boogie Nights and The Punisher, gives one of his career-best performances as the ever-proud Wilfred James, a farmer who makes the totally wise decision to murder his wife with the help from their teenage son. . The consequences are heartbreaking on many levels (if you don’t like rats, you really won’t like them after this).

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This clever psychological horror is partly drawn from co-writer Isa Mazzei’s experiences as a camgirl (or webcam model). Yet Cam is not a documentary, following Alice Ackerman, a young camgirl who one day discovers an exact replica of herself resumed her show. This unique flashing red thriller with the threat of technology is a great feature to play.

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Vampires Against the Bronx (2020)

Vampires Against the Bronx is a unique horror-comedy in more ways than one. Set in New York’s Bronx borough, it follows young Miguel Martinez, a kind-hearted kid who helps raise money for his struggling local bodega. But it’s not just new designer clothing stores threatening to move in: Pale, creepy neck-biters are devouring people and their belongings. A commentary on gentrification with goofy charm, twists, and thrills, Vampires Against the Bronx is a fresh and entertaining take on the genre.

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This tense thriller set in the remote Scottish Highlands is far from an idyllic getaway. Prepare for an agonizing nightmare from which its protagonists are desperate to wake up. Vaughn and Marcus go on a weekend of hunting with the guys, but after a drunken night, they find themselves faced with events they could never have foreseen. Caliber lives up to its name, delivering an elegant package of dark and gripping drama. Let the full force of it hit you.

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The expertly crafted horror film that quietly doubles as an allegory of STDs. You read that right: It Follows aims its lens at a supernatural entity that lives on the outskirts, constantly pursuing its prey at a slow, zombie-like pace. Our heroine Jay (played by modern Scream Queen Maika Monroe) is trapped at the center of this pool of anxiety, facing a terrifying stalker. A modern classic, with an original score inspired by John Carpenter.

Read more: The best horror movies on Prime Video

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The Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Before Black Widow, Cate Shortland made a name for herself by making excellent independent films, including The Berlin Syndrome. This psychological horror stars Teresa Palmer as Clare Havel, a young Australian who goes hiking in Berlin, only to meet a man who is holding her captive in his apartment. A game of cat and mouse between captor and captive ensues. Though slower at times in its confined setting, The Berlin Syndrome certainly delivers a gripping thriller.

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After watching this movie, you might just have a new favorite director in Julia Ducournau. Raw follows Justine, a vegetarian in her first year of vet school, who gives in to peer pressure, eats raw meat and ends up with a rash all over her body. The film tackles questions of identity in a viscerally powerful and symbolic way, and is a staple of Netflix’s indie bench.

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A horror that strikes… close to home. Revealing their supernatural evils through a harrowing human story, His House follows Bol and Rial, a couple of refugees from Sudan, who struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town. Don’t expect mere scares – His House plays on the psychological specters of the past, adding even more corridors of torment. A heartbreaking and powerful piece.

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Haven’t seen what is widely considered the best horror movie of all time? 1973’s The Exorcist stars Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil, an affluent actress whose daughter becomes possessed by a demonic entity. Who are they going to call? A couple of Catholic priests to perform an exorcism. The Exorcist was so good that it became the first horror film to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

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From Netflix’s impressive roster of international films comes Spanish sci-fi horror The Platform. Its concept story centers around a tower that delivers food to people at each of its many levels via a platform. Those at the top get the best and most abundant stream, which is devoured as the platform drops levels. Social commentary resonates throughout this dystopian thriller, which takes shocking, sometimes gruesome twists all the way to the bottom.

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This new Netflix show just cracked the top 10 – and it’s awesome https://cost278.org/this-new-netflix-show-just-cracked-the-top-10-and-its-awesome/ Mon, 09 May 2022 11:13:17 +0000 https://cost278.org/this-new-netflix-show-just-cracked-the-top-10-and-its-awesome/

On a traditional game show, if a contest doesn’t know the correct answer, that would usually be a major problem, but that’s not the case on Netflix‘s new quiz series: Bullsh*t the Game Show.

In this surprisingly fun quiz show, participants must answer a series of questions in order to win a million dollars. So far, completely normal. However, the twist comes into play when they don’t know the answer.