Netflix is a muster for the horror fan, and that my dears, is because of its Netflix Originals that belong to the horror genre.
They produce a lot of horrors, so in the case you are not just a fan, a watcher of horror audiovisual items, but also a writer hoping to make it by selling a horror movie script or a horror movie TV series, then you should consider Netflix as a potential buyer of your material.
Since Netflix is also a production company, it should be recognized as a big promoter of horror entertainment.
Lately, I fancy I’m starting to devise the horror department of the Netflix production brand. I’m starting to see a pattern, about their horror series, that in general the backdrop of the story has always a similar configuration.
There’s the small-town-USA urban center, the big industrial corporation at the outskirts of town, and other things that things to be a constant in Netflix-produced horror series. I will focus on this and report back to you to tell you later, when (and if) I discover more points in common worthy to write a separate article about it.
Other than that, after several years as a subscriber, my conclusion about Netflix is that it’s great for horror TV series. You can sample and watch from the big series catalog they have. Their offer of original and licensed horror series is big.
Still, Netflix’s selling point to me is its price, since the balance between price and quality is beneficial for the subscriber. My personal opinion is that you get a lot of bang from your buck when you subscribe.
I don’t understand those that dis Netflix. Maybe they had a preconceived idea that it was going to be a substitute for having a personal film library, which is way removed from what Netflix has to offer. You’ll have a library of the movies you like that Netflix was able to license only.
Compared to a collectibles marketplace. If you know the business model of Valve/Steam, you know that Steam game buyers don’t physically own the games in their libraries.
The nightmare of Steam video game collectors is something happening with Valve/Steam and losing their collection of games. Netflix has an equivalent to this, the Steam games owner’s worst nightmare. But dealing with the user in smaller, albeit constant, doses.
You can have the greatest curated movie list on your Netflix account, but movies can and do disappear from it. I don’t have much of a beef with this, but I do with the way this happens.
When for some reason Netflix pulls a movie from the catalog, it stays in your list, but you aren’t able to watch it. The only way of finding out is by clicking on it, which is, I think, preposterous. You have to depend on a site that tells about imminent pulls in advance to cope with this.
Another thing, that due to the outdated interface, obliges you to work outside the portal to make your use of it more efficient.
Beyond the licensed classic movies and blockbusters (that for me are the hardest to find), I take it as a sampler and viewer of licensed series and in-house produced movies and series, what’s called Netflix Originals.
It’s good to have because I guess everything Netflix produces is impossible to find elsewhere. Even on the p2p networks.
Still, one thing that I see as very, very bad of Netflix is the minimalist interface. It’s difficult to curate good movies and organize your list.
The simplistic way it orders the movies in one’s list is a letdown because you can’t sort or otherwise order them in any way unless you install a Netflix-experience-breaking browser extension or use the User Ordered mode of the list.
They are following too by the numbers the rule of not making an innovation too smart. Well, they don’t satisfy the genius-grade IQ crowd (to which yours truly belongs), well it’s a clear case of you can’t satisfy all of them all the time.
I don’t want to focus too much on the negative, but also the user-ordered mode could have fields with information about the movie, like genre and year. But it doesn’t, and that makes it useless.
There’s the possibility of narrowing movies with the genres menu, but that still is inefficient compared with the possibilities of a more streamlined and feature-richer interface.
Search engines showed me alleged browser extensions to deal with this problem, but they don’t work. Don’t bother to install the browser extension that uses grease monkey,
Click here for my favorite Netflix horror movies 02/2018-02/2019