Top 17 titles new on Netflix UK in October 2014
Staff Reporter | On 01, Oct 2014Reading time: 5 mins
It’s the start of a new month, which means one thing: a deluge of new titles for Netflix UK members. With Halloween on the horizon, the VOD site’s clearly getting in the mood for scares, with several new horror titles added today – not including a trio of Star Trek movies. And Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
What’s new on Netflix UK in October 2014? We round up today’s best additions to the streaming service:
Boys N the Hood
The critically acclaimed story of three friends growing up in a South Central Los Angeles neighborhood, and street life where friendship, pain, danger and love combine to form reality. “The Hood” is a place where drive-by shootings and unemployment are rampant, but also shows some harmony for three young men. A must see.
Pride: The Gay and Lesbian Comedy Slam
Enjoyed Pride in the cinema? This is for you. Bruce Villanch brings together four of today’s funniest Gay and Lesbian comedians: Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty), Sandra Valls (Latin Divas Comedy), Poppy Champlin (Logo), and Scott Kennedy, just back from the war torn middle East after his 50th tour performing for the American Troops.
Based on writer Susanna Kaysen’s account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s, Winona Ryder plays 17-year-old Kaysen, who is diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and documents the characters she meets during her stay.
Fright Night (1985)
If you weren’t fan of the Fright Night remake, the 1985 original has landed on Netflix UK – and it’s a lot of campy horror fun. The story is the same: Charley Brewster is a high school senior who’s on top of the world, until new neighbour Jerry Dandridge moves in next door and Charley discovers that he is a vampire preying on the neighborhood.
Here Comes The Devil
A couple’s son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside. Becoming withdrawn and beginning to exhibit strange behavior, their parents soon discover that something has returned with them…
Child’s Play 3
Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy that defeated him and has since become adult. In his search for Andy, Chucky falls into the hands of a younger boy, and he realizes that it may be easier to transfer his soul into this unsuspecting child.
Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Who doesn’t want to watch a documentary on the definitive history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? After a DVD and VOD release in the US, the film has kowabunga-ed its way into the UK on Netflix, telling the story of a franchise that has evolved from a comic book in 1984 all the way to, later this year, a blockbuster made by Michael Bay.
Star Trek: Generations
The first of three Star Trek movies to be added to Netflix UK, Star Trek: Generations sees Captain Kirk and Captain Jean-Luc Picard come face to face for the first time. Picard commands the newest incarnation of the U.S.S. Enterprise, investigating a disaster at an outlying settlement…
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: First Contract is the first film to exclusively star the cast of The Next Generation. It’s also one of the best in the franchise. It sees Patrick Stewart’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard awaken from a nightmare about his Borg assimilation experience to an incoming message from Admiral Hayes. Hayes informs Picard that Deep Space Five reported that a colony has been destroyed. Completing the Admiral’s sentence, Picard realizes who destroyed the colony — the Borg.
Star Trek: Insurrection
The second of The Next Generation films, Star Trek: Insurrection is a change of pace from the previous entry and sees Capt. Picard and the Enterprise crew unravel a conspiracy regarding a world where metaphasic radiation has halted the aging process of its citizens.
Asghar Farhadi’s Iranian film, was correctly hailed as Best Foreign Film at the Oscars in 2012. A harrowing look at a couple separating, it sees one man charged with murder, a pregnant woman cleaning up another man’s wee, a teacher struggling to tell the truth and the longest divorce proceedings in the history of long divorce proceedings. As this gigantic human car crash unfolds, the country’s outdated legal system tries to make sense it all. Needless to say, it fails. Subtle social criticism in the form of a devastating drama? Blimey, it’s good.
Yimou Zhang’s martial arts gem sees a defense officer, Nameless, summoned by the King of Qin to retell how he succeeded in beating three legendary warriors. It may be headlined by Jet Li, but the real star of the show is the visuals; colour-coded and beautifully choreographed, it’s a stunning masterpiece of direction.
Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, this horror send-up follows an egotistical medical student who develops a serum that miraculously revives the dead. Camp, messy fun.
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
A horror movie with more laughs than scares, Aardman’s animated creature feature sees Wallace and Gromit’s pest extermination business – Anti-Pesto – faced with a furry beast, just as the village veggie-growing contest is looming. Hilarious.
Made in Chelsea Season 7
Fans can now catch up with their favourite upper-crust twenty-somethings who live in some of London’s most exclusive neighborhoods. This season kicks off with the gang buzzing with news of Jamie’s infidelity just a week after he publicly displayed his affection for Lucy. Totes scandalous.
Fresh Meat Season 3
Netflix continues to beef up its selection of Channel 4 titles with the third season of Fresh Meat. The comedy-drama from the creators of Peep Show about the hilarious, and often painful, truths of being a student sees Howard and JP kick off their second year by trying to coax some female freshers to join their dry-slope skiing society.
Channel 4’s comedy follows three young women living in Leeds who’ve graduated, had a year out, and are now struggling to find a job that doesn’t suck, a place to live that is half decent and a boyfriend they actually like.
For a full list of what’s new this month on Netflix UK, click here.