New To Netflix: May 1, 2015

A whole lot today, folks! Some horror, some not.

 

The Animatrix (2003) – From the creators of the Matrix trilogy, these short films fuse computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe.

 

Assassins (1995) – Retiring hit man Robert Rath agrees to take one last job after encountering an eager competitor who has Rath on the top of his “to do” list.

 

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Big Trouble In Little China (1986) – When an ancient magician kidnaps his friend’s fiancée, a two-fisted trucker and a sexy attorney must navigate a shadowy realm to capture the culprit.

 

Blown Away (1992) – Trouble brews when a teenager works at a ski lodge and gets involved with a sexy girl, who soon reveals she wants her father dead.

 

blue velvetBlue Velvet (1986) – An innocent man gets mixed up in a small-town murder mystery involving a kinky nightclub singer and a kidnapper with a penchant for snorting helium.

 

Cypher (2002) – An average joe enters the world of corporate espionage, spying on rival companies. It’s all very exciting until he realizes he’s being used as a pawn.

 

Death Warrant (1990) – While posing as a convict to investigate a series of jailhouse murders, a Canadian Mountie’s cover is almost blown when he meets an inmate he busted.

 

Ghoulies go to collegeGhoulies Go To College (1991) – An occult-obsessed professor brings a group of young demons to his college campus, where they cause mayhem during fraternity Hell Week.

 

Harold and Maude (1971) – A young man who’s obsessed with death falls for a 79-year-old widow who’s high on life — much to his mother’s chagrin — in this cult favorite.

 

Hero and the Terror (1988) – When a vicious serial killer escapes from jail, the homicide detective who brought him down years ago gets the chance to defend his reputation.

 

In Dreams (1999) – Claire’s peaceful family life takes a chilling turn when a mysterious serial killer invades her New England town and starts haunting her dreams.

 

Joe Dirt (2001) – A redneck janitor lands in a series of zany misadventures as he looks for his parents, who abandoned him at the Grand Canyon when he was 8 years old.

 

Joyride 3: Roadkill (2014) – Deranged vigilante Rusty Nail returns to bring more terror to the roadways as he declares war on a group of unsuspecting street racers.

 

Kiss of Death (1995) – An ex-con tries to distance himself from his past but reluctantly agrees to help his loser cousin with one last heist that goes terribly wrong.

 

leon the professionalLeon: The Professional (1994) – Léon, a hit man in New York, becomes the unwilling custodian of Mathilda, a vengeful 12-year-old whose family was wiped out by a crooked DEA agent.

 

Men In Black II (2002) – Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprise their roles as two highly secretive and unofficial government agents dealing with all things evil and alien.

 

Payback (1999) – A crook’s wife and ex-partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead — or so they think. But months later, he’s back and ready for revenge.

 

Rush (1991) – Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in this drama as undercover narcotics agents who become lovers when they partner up to infiltrate the Texas drug scene and bring down a suspected drug lord.

 

Saturday Night Fever (1977) – By day, 19-year-old Tony Manero is a paint store clerk, but at night he’s a polyester-clad stallion who rules a Brooklyn disco in this iconic film.

 

Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th (2000) – In this goofy horror spoof, a masked slasher stalks the teens of BF High on what happens to be Friday the 13th and Halloween night at the same time.

 

Super Troopers (2001) – Four bored, occasionally high and always highly ineffective Vermont state troopers must prove their worth to the governor in this irreverent comedy.

 

tales from the darkside the movieTales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990) – Psycho chef Betty plans to cook a little boy. The crafty tyke, however, stalls the violence by distracting Betty with three tales of terror.

 

The Blues Brothers (1980) – A pair of two-bit crooks go on a quest to save the Catholic orphanage where they were raised by reuniting their former band for a charity gig.

 

the-exorcistThe Exorcist (1973) – When a movie actress begins to suspect that an evil spirit is possessing her young daughter, she calls in two priests to try to exorcise the demon.

 

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Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) – Freddy’s back … and he’s badder than ever! Nancy, the historical nemesis of the man with the satanic snarl and pitchfork fingers, discovers that a new monstrous demon has taken on Freddy’s persona.

 

Wet Hot American Summer (2001) – On the last day at Camp Firewood, everyone wants a final shot at action in this spoof on 1980s summer-camp camp from the creators of “The State.”

Stay tuned for more updates!

– Eric

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