Like the sand in the hourglass, movies regularly trickle down from Netflix. Very soon, some classics from the 1980s will no longer be available to stream, including two of the most iconic horror movies. Let’s see what comes out just before Halloween so everyone can plan their viewing habits accordingly.
Why are movies leaving Netflix?
Netflix content comes and goes. The streaming giant licenses shows and movies, and those deals are finally coming to an end. According to the official Netflix website, expiring shows and movies are considered for renewal if the rights are still available, how popular the show is, and how much it costs. These reasons give Netflix enough plausible deniability to remove any media once the license expires.
Horror classics on the way out
On September 1, two ’80s horror classics from masters of the genre will leave Netflix. We wouldn’t be surprised if they returned in October for Halloween, but only time will tell.
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From the mind of John Carpenter, cristina is a 1983 supernatural horror film starring Harry Dean Stanton, Kelly Preston, and Keith Gordon. Based on a novel by Stephen King, it is about a killer car. Mind you, that’s not to be confused with the movie King. maximum overdrive that’s about killer cars too.
cristina it did not have as significant an impact as other Carpenter films of this era. It has not reached the heights of escape from new york either Big Trouble in Little Chinabut it has earned its status as a cult classic.
The other big horror movie coming out of Netflix is the one released by New Line Cinemas: a nightmare on elm street. The horror classic stars Robert Englund as the demonic Freddy Krueger who haunts the dreams of teenagers. Heather Langenkamp and a young Johnny Depp also star.
Few movies have had as big an impact on popular culture as Elm Street Nightmare has. Without it, you don’t get buffy the vampire slayer, Twilight either The Lord of the rings trilogy. If it weren’t for the success of Nightmare, the studio would have been closed long before it could distribute the Peter Jackson trilogy, and the story would be a little different. New Line is now a subsidiary of Warner Bros, so we’d expect a nightmare on elm street to land on HBO Max in no time.
What else is going?
If you’re in the mood for the holidays, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation it will also leave Netflix on September 1. The first, second and fourth Mission Impossible movies go together Michael Clayton Y Good boys. If you want more Martin Scorsese, The dead people leaving soon too. Content comes and goes, but these titles will be missed.