For horror lovers, October is simply tongue-clicking month. With Halloween, the scariest night of the year is once again announced and the streaming services are not at all embarrassed to provide you with lots of new spooky supplies on a weekly basis. This is confirmed again this Friday on Netflix.
From now on you can not only stream the documentary series “Jeffrey Dahmer: Self-portrait of a Serial Killer” here. Haunted Hill House mastermind Mike Flanagan’s new series, Midnight Goosebumps, is also now available to watch. In addition, the retirement home hit “Old People” has also made it onto the platform, which recently celebrated its world premiere at the Fantasy Filmfest.
The timing couldn’t be more appropriate: while “Dahmer – Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer” is on everyone’s lips at the moment and is setting one Netflix record after the next, “Jeffrey Dahmer: Self-Portrait of a Serial Killer” is the next format to appear notorious serial killer.
Self-Portrait of a Serial Killer is a Netflix proven documentary series dedicated to various serial killers (previously John Wayne Gacy & Ted Bundy). The latest issue focuses on Jeffrey Dahmer, who reveals his inner life over three episodes using archive material from news programs and audio recordings previously unheard by the general public. In addition, his then legal counsel Wendy A. Patrickus has his say in exclusive interviews. For the woman it was her first case at the time.
Mike Flanagan is one of the best and most interesting horror directors of our time. He has not only earned this status with films like “Oculus” or “Doctor Sleeps Awakening”, but almost even more clearly with his grandiose Netflix series “Haunted Hill House”, “Haunted Bly Manor” and “Midnight Mass”. With “Goosebumps at Midnight” (originally: “The Midnight Club”), his new mini-series is about to start.
It is an adaptation of Christopher Pike’s novel of the same name. The story centers on five teenagers, all suffering from terminal illnesses. In a special hospice they meet regularly at witching hours to tell each other stories about life and death. But then something strange happens: Ilonka (Iman Benson) tells a story that she didn’t make up, but that she remembers.
In addition to Ilonka, Kevin (Igby Rigney) also appears in the vision, the boy she has a crush on. The five friends then ask themselves whether there is life after death. So they make a pact: The one who dies first should then contact the others from the afterlife and provide evidence of life after death. It goes without saying that this is also associated with some horror.
You really have to give Netflix credit for always emphasizing promoting local genre cinema. With “Old People” by “Urban Explorer” director Andy Fetscher, the next shocker from Germany is now starting. It’s all about the 65+ generation, who has built up so much anger in themselves that a spirit of revenge takes possession of the eponymous “old people” and then, in the best zombie horde manner, attacks the rest of humanity who is not yet old rush.
That actually sounds pretty exciting, because “Old People” uses the nursing shortage as a starting point for a fresh, contemporary plot to unleash the horror with certain socially critical undertones. Unfortunately, we can only advise you against the film. In the conclusion of the DashFUN review, in which we give a meager 2 out of 5 possible points, it says: “In ‘Old People’ a great idea for a film turns into a rather dull zombie film, which shows that Andy Fetscher has a lot going for him as a director, but next time it might be better to leave the scriptwriting to someone else.”