More Netflix Horror – V/H/S, Hell, 7 Below, Intruders

Here’s another batch of good and not so good horror films streaming on Netflix:

Intruders (2011) – Rated R

“Childhood demons become all too real in this thriller starring Clive Owen as the father of a girl who dreams of creatures that are out to get her family. A parallel story focuses on a Spanish mother and son who go up against a faceless stranger.”

Easily the best of the four, Intruders has a decent storyline and several very creepy moments but ultimately doesn’t thrill so much as intrigue.

Hell (2011) – Rated R

“The sun has turned the entire world into a baked and barren wasteland. Heading for the mountains in search of water, Marie, her sister Leonie and Phillip run into Tom, a first-rate mechanic who becomes indispensible. But can they trust him?”

This is a fascinating misfire from Germany. The atmosphere and cinematography are nice but the whole thing devolves into a ‘hillbillies kidnapped my friends’ scenario.

V/H/S (2012) – Rated R

“Hired to steal a rare VHS tape from a secluded house, a group of petty crooks breaks in and discovers a corpse surrounded by TVs and stacks of tapes. Now they must watch each horrific and bizarre video as they search for the correct one.”

This is a neat idea for an anthology movie. Unfortunately the individual stories are only so-so and the wraparound story is ridiculous.

7 Below (2012) – Rated R

“After a bus accident leaves them stranded, a group of strangers must ride out a storm in a foreboding house with a frightening history: A century earlier, a 10-year-old boy brutally murdered his family there.”

Val Kilmer continues to sink into Direct-to-DVD oblivion. He honestly seems asleep through his small role in this picture. Ving Rhames is better but the movie is terrible, simply terrible.