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The 19 Scariest Movies On Netflix Right Now



The 19 Scariest Movies On Netflix Right Now

Netflix’s early pivot to streaming narrative media made them the king of film streaming services. Instant access to a catalog of hundreds of movies and TV shows opened the door for the discovery of independently-funded media. For more than a decade, Netflix’s streaming service has been a harbor for the dissemination of horror movies. It’s been host to indie darlings—including The Hallow, They Look Like People, Last Shift—and silver screen legends alike among a sea of films of varied caliber. They’ve acted as a distributor for many prominent genre film directors, provided an audience to international filmmakers, and they’ve built a catalog of truly terrifying original titles.

Horror fans yet to subscribe to specialist services like Shudder can still find a plethora of rotating movies in Netflix’s selection. Of course, the increasing fragmentation of the streaming market continues to erode the once astounding horror library, but among a still large quantity of titles to choose from, here’s a few that are currently scarier than the rest.

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Apostle (2018)

Director: Gareth Edwards

Writer: Gareth Edwards

Cast: Dan Stevenson, Michael Sheen, Mark Lewis Jones, Paul Higgins, Lucy Boynton

Apostle is a Wicker Man-style slow burn with an explosive final act. Set in an isolated island community, the 2018 folk horror film follows Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevenson) as he infiltrates the town seeking his kidnapped sister. He postures as one of the community, observing their peculiar traditions, rituals, and hardships, all while attempting to learn anything about his missing sibling. When chaos finally erupts in the island commune, director Gareth Edwards’ (The Raid, The Raid 2) eye for action creates some well-choreographed struggles rife with the tension of lethal consequence. The movie is mysterious and fantastical in its narrative, and critical of man’s inkling to control nature in its messaging. It feels long, but the island setting and production design are so striking, it’s still captivating. It’s a rich, colorful, creative movie that would pair well with a Crimson Peak double feature.


As Above So Below (2014)

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Writers: John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle

Cast: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, Francois Civil, Marion Lambert


While Paris, France is typically regarded for its architecture, culture, and cuisine, As Above so Below turns it into a claustrophobic nightmare by taking the cast and viewer deep into the catacombs underneath the city. Beset by bones and blanketed by darkness, a film crew, archeologist, and their guide venture into the crypt in hopes of finding the philosopher’s stone. Along the way, each person is confronted by hellish reconstructions of lethal tragedies from their lives. It’s a found footage film, which adds tension and discomfort to the already claustrophobic setting, creating a specifically unsettling atmosphere. Scary and creative in its use of POV, and in the use of its setting, it’s one of the best found footage films outside of a franchise—like Paranormal Activity, or V/H/S—but it won’t change the minds of skeptics of the sub-genre.

Cam (2018)

Director: Daniel Goldhaber

Writers: Isa Mazzei

Cast: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters, Devin Druid, Imani Hakim

For doppelganger and digital age horror, Cam is an exemplary production. The story of a webcam girl whose account, and likeness, have been stolen, is unsettling enough, but the movie succeeds at making her day-to-day terrifying. Stigma, stalkers, and risk of exposure create vulnerability and tension throughout the movie.


Madeline Brewer plays Alice, aka Lola, who races up the leaderboards on her camming website with such sincerity and passion that she entices the viewer to root for her on her quest. It’s after she garners enough attention that her account is hijacked and the appearance of her face, body, home, and accessories are mysteriously replicated. Despite interesting framing around sex work and the online erotic webcam community, Cam‘s primary commentary concerns identity and digital presence. It’s a sort of monkey’s paw wish wrapped in a doppelganger narrative, set in a contemporary forum. It’s scary, it’s provocative, and for the best viewing experience, it probably shouldn’t be watched with family present.

The Conjuring (2013)

Director: James Wan

Writers: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Shanley Caswell

An instant classic and franchise—hell, universe-spawning haunted house horror picture, The Conjuring will be one of the scariest movies on any streaming service where it’s available. Its effectiveness is an amalgamation of strong writing, stellar performances, and precise applications of directorial and cinematography techniques. Directed by James Wan (Insidious, Saw) and shot by frequent early partner John R. Leonetti, cinematographer for movies including The Mask, Mortal Kombat (1996), The Conjuring follows demonologists and paranormal experts Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) as they try to rid the Perron family of their paranormal pestilence. It wastes no time, establishing tension and the presence of the paranormal immediately, setting the stage with an introduction to Annabelle. The Masterful use of sound, reflections, and special effects create the final effect necessary to accentuate the terrifying threat housed in the old Abbot Estate.


The Conjuring 2 (2015)

Director: James Wan

Writers: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson-Mcgoldrick

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O’Connor, Lauren Esposito

Fans familiar with James Wan’s work on Insidious will find The Conjuring 2 visually and tonally similar to the PG-13 horror franchise. The washed-out colors of The Conjuring are painted over with blue hues that blanket the screen. Ed and Lorraine Warren return as the endearing investigators attempting to aid a family in England. The possession of Madison Wolfe is frightening thanks to blasphemous and terrifying imagery, as well as an incredible performance by a talented child actress. Based on a true story from the real like Ed and Lorraine’s investigations, the sequel delivers plenty of new terrifying apparitions – including The Nun – while playing with the idea that the couple might be investigating a fake haunting while. It’s an interesting plot device caked in dramatic irony as the viewer watches the torments unfold behind the backs of the skeptic investigators. It’s a little over the top, but its ambition outweighs its shortcomings as it sets the stage for more film under The Conjuring umbrella.


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Creep (2014)

Director: Patrick Brice

Writers: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass

Cast: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass

Creep is a quaint, close-quarters mockumentary picture about a videographer hired to film a dying man’s message to his unborn son. Aaron, the videographer played by writer/director Patrick Brice, begins to suspect Josef (Mark Duplass) isn’t terminally ill, but possibly dangerously demented. Duplass plays quite the predator with his eerie and disturbing performance. It’s a two-man show with the writers starring as the only characters in this uncomfortable, unnerving picture. The film’s tendency toward intimate terror over large set pieces is what helps make it so distinct, much like fellow docu-style horror film The Blair Witch Project. Since it’s a mockumentary, it is found footage, but it’s so authentic that it just feels like watching someone slowly realize they’re in danger, and they’re too deep to get out of it.


Crimson Peak (2015)

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Writers: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins

Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver

Guillermo del Toro returned to the director’s chair for a scary and colorful ode to gothic romance stories with Crimson Peak. A-List celebrities, decadent production design, and Guillermo’s gothic interpretation create a vivid, scary fever dream of a film. It takes its time fleshing out the lush Victorian setting and era, but the beautiful costumes, dramatic lighting, and hammy performances create an atmosphere unique to the movie that carries the viewer through the opening act.

It’s a film where the audience is scared for the protagonist because they possess the knowledge of her peril. Crimson Peak doesn’t try to trick the audience with the Sharp family’s duplicity. Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Jessica Chastain (Interstellar) make a villainous pair as they plot to steal from and kill Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland). The mystery surrounds the main setting, Crimson Peak itself, and whether Edith (Mia Wasikowska) will survive. The only knocks against the film are that as an homage to gothic horror, the film is meant to walk the same beaten path as many stories before it, but also that GDT spoiled the film during his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2015.


Don’t Listen (2020)

Director: Angel Gomez Hernandez

Writer: Santiago Diaz

Cast: Rodolfo Sancho, Ana Fernandez, Ramon Barea, Belen Fabra, Lucas Bias, Nerea Barros

This spooky Spanish haunted house movie starts where most films with a similar premise start getting good. It starts with a boy confessing to a social worker that he’s hearing disembodied voices in his new home—no move-in sequence, no first night in the house heebie-jeebies. The nightly whispers through his walkie-talkie compel and confuse him until his family can no longer ignore that something is wrong. Investigations into the property reveal a grim history that hints at what torments all those who dwell there.

Despite its smart subversion of the typical haunted house opening, the movie plods along with the same beats audiences familiar with the haunted house genre would expect from set-up to the conclusion. It’s the execution that elevates it into a higher status when held up against similar films; its consistent color application, symmetry in the opening and closing shots, and a boldness in character expenditure.


Eli (2019)

Director: Ciaran Foy

Writers: David Chirchirillo, Ian Goldberg, Richard Niang

Cast: Charlie Shotwell, Kelly Reilly, Max Martini, Lili Taylor, Sadie Sink, Deneen Tyler

Eli is an excellent haunted house movie that tries hard to subvert the formula in the third act. Charlie Shotwell is Eli, the titular young boy who is allergic to just about everything. His family takes him to a sterile in-patient treatment center where they hope to cure his allergies. Eli suspects the treatments to be anything but aiding him when his condition progressively worsens over his time in the facility. Ghostly encounters complicate his treatment and isolate him from his family, as he attempts to understand what’s happening to him. The ghosts are necrotic and menacing, and the way Ciaran Foy (Sinister 2) keeps the viewer in Eli’s shoes for each scare is part of what makes this movie so chilling. A twisty final act is sure to turn off dismissive audiences, but the special effects, imagery, and central familial love story coalesce into a climactic ending with an intriguing setup for a possible sequel.


Gerald’s Game (2017)

Director: Mike Flanagan

Writer: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard

Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel

Mike Flanagan’s first Stephen King adaptation is the captive thriller, Gerald’s Game. Carla Gugino (The Haunting of Hill House) finds herself handcuffed to a bed after her husband Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) suffers a heart attack during some unexpectedly kinky sex games she never planned for or really wanted. It’s a sad start to a stressful series of events for Jessie (Carla Gugino) as she struggles to survive and signal for help while handcuffed to an immovable wooden bed frame. Tormented by imaginary confrontations and repressed memories as her time isolated ticks on, she realizes that she is the only person who can save her.

Gerald’s Game is one of the most well-rounded films on this list with poignant performances, contrasting colors, and genuinely horrific hallucinations and special effects. The pain of the martial strain between Jessie and Gerald, the shame of Jessie’s father, these feelings are hard to digest in the anxiety of watching a helpless woman squirm for her life. It’s uncomfortable, it’s subversive, it’s smart, and it’s no wonder Flanagan and Stephen King quickly paired for more adaptations of King’s works.


Gothika (2003)

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz

Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez

Cast: Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton, John Carroll Lynch

Gothika is a little talked about blue-tinted early 2000s horror mystery worth reexamination. Halle Berry plays Dr. Miranda Grey, a psychiatrist who winds up in the same women’s institution she counseled at after she’s implicated in the gruesome murder of her husband. Ghostly encounters and rumors of the devil torturing patients at night go unheeded by the hospital staff.


It’s a murder mystery wrapped in a ghost story, a true tribute to the gothic horror of old. What starts as a cold depiction of mental health treatment in a large institution is flipped into a critique of the treatment of mental health patients in large institutions, as well as the easily abusable power dynamic. Even the “good guy” doctor Pete Graham (Robert Downy Jr.) refuses to listen to his friend once she’s on the other side of the power dynamic because he’s incapable of setting aside his ego and accepting the possibility that he doesn’t know what she’s going through. It’s more than just believe women, and in the wake of the defund the police and me too movements almost 20 years after its release, it reads as a scathing critique of the systemic failures of health care and law enforcement in protecting a vulnerable population.

His House (2020)

Director: Remi Weeks

Writer: Remi Weeks

Cast: Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba, Matt Smith, Javier Botet

His House will always be one of the scariest movies on Netflix. The depiction of a married couple seeking asylum in England, after fleeing Sudan, plagued by the curses of a “night witch,” as they attempt to assimilate into the country is as terrifying as it is moving. It’s a bleak story that depicts the struggle to conform, relate, and grow in the wake of trauma. Wunmi Mosaku (Lovecraft Country) and Sope Dirisu (Gangs of London) play the couple with haunting actualization. The torments they experience when night falls and the lights go out are chilling, and visually unique thanks in part to a creative color, lighting, and apparition aesthetic. The experiences they suffer at the hands of British bureaucracy and nationalism compound the helpless, hostile tone of the new world they fled to in escape of the hell they left behind. Slick editing and special effects create jaw-dropping, eye-popping, emotionally devastating moments that punctuate the themes and plot of the picture. Remi Weeks cobbled these components together in his feature debut to create a truly unique and terrifying movie unlike any other.


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Insidious (2009)

Director: James Wan

Writer: Leigh Whannell

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson


Blumhouse’s PG-13 powerhouse Insidious is scary as hell. The film is a masterclass in jump-scares done right. It begins with a typical setup, a family moves into a house and starts experiencing the unexplainable—oh, no! They eventually bring in paranormal investigators to evaluate the severity of their plight, when they learn they must engage with “The Further,” a spiritual dimension where consciousness can reside. To rescue their son, the family must send someone into “The Further,” before something comes through to claim his vacant body. It’s a trippy concept and delivery with the addition of nonhuman spirits like the Lipstick-Face Demon, played by the composer for the film, Joseph Bishara. Bishara’s performance is almost as awesome as his howling score, which sets the atmosphere during the opening of the film. Patrick Wilson’s first team-up with James Wan is as memorable as it is chilling, and Rose Byrne as the downtrodden songwriter and mother is compelling and heartbreaking. Insidious still has installments in development thanks to the groundwork this film laid for the franchise.

May The Devil Take You (2018)

Director: Timo TjahJanto

Writer: Timo TjahJanto

Cast: Chelsea Islan, Pevita Pearce, Ray Sahetapy, Karina Suwandhi, Samo Rafael

May The Devil Take You might have gotten lost during the crowded horror release schedule of 2018, with Hereditary, A Quiet Place, The House That Jack Built, Climax, Halloween, Suspiria, and more rocking the silver screen, but for the uninitiated, it’s time to become acquainted with the Indonesian horror film. Timo TjahJanto (The Night Comes for Us), along with frequent working partner Kimo Stamboel (The Queen of Black Magic, 2020) has been leading the charge in big-budget Indonesian horror and action movies for the better part of the last decade. May The Devil Take You is his first solo written and directed fright-fest in a few years.


The film follows a splintered family forced to reconnect in the final days of the death of their estranged, seemingly insane father. As they arrive to ransack his home, they encounter an evil that’s like a cross between Evil Dead and The Queen of Black Magic. It’s a tad over the top at points, but its marriage of perfect to the point of putrid practical effects and CGI create palms-squeezing-the-sides-of-your-head intense moments well worth the run time.

Ravenous (2017)

Director: Robin Aubert

Writer: Robin Aubert

Cast: Marc-Andre Grondin, Monia Chokri, Charlotte St-Martin, Michelin Lanctot, Brigitte Poupart


A French-Canadian zombie flick with its own vision for what a zombie is, Ravenous (2017), not to be confused with Ravenous (1999), is a fresh but familiar survival tale with scares, humor, and scenery in spades. The zombies stand menacingly and shriek like the aliens from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) when stalking their prey. They gather their possessions to assemble them into monuments—this behavior is possibly an homage to the mindless consumerist critique the zombie was popularized as under George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) in the 1960s. The film follows three groups of varied sizes as they flee the cities in northern Quebec. It’s a relief to enjoy an intense zombie picture not about the evil of man, but hope and will in the face of extreme crisis. It’s tender and graphic, punctuated with random humor and heart thanks to MarcAndre Grondin, Charlotte StMartin, and especially Martin Heroux. Even non-zombie film fans might find Ravenous palatable.

The Ring (2002)

Director: Gore Verbinski

Writer: Ehren Kruger

Cast: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, Jane Alexander

It’s a remake, it’s probably the best PG-13 horror film of all time, it’s Gore Verbinski’s (Pirates of the Caribbean) The Ring! The terrifying mystery about the videotape that kills you seven days after you watch it set the precedent for Hollywood’s adoption of Asian horror, as well as its use of a heavy blue filter that dominated many mainstream horror films for years to come. The mystery surrounding the disturbing material on the tape, and the literal deadline to solve it, is as intriguing as it is tragic. The haunting pale faces of Samara’s (Daveigh Chase) victims are startlingly frightening and establish the stakes early in the picture, brought to life in horrific detail by horror effects legend Rick Baker.


Naomi Watts (Mulholland Dr.) plays a clever, resourceful reporter and mother whose love and torment build the emotional soul of the film. It takes its time depicting the full week after she watches the tape, but the escalating ominous omens and torments turn the tension up gradually until Samara reaches through the TV.

The Ritual (2017)

Director: David Bruckner

Writers: Joe Barton, Adam Nevill

Cast: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton, Paul Reid


If there’s anything The Ritual hammers home, it’s that helplessness can be as horrifying as isolation. Netflix’s 2017 mind-bending horror movie opens with Luke (Rafe Spall) helpless to save his friend Robert (Paul Reid) during a lethal assault at a liquor store. When the film catches up to the present, he’s just as helpless to control his friends’ views on how he could have intervened to save Robert, and, when the four of them go on a hiking trip in his name, they become helpless in navigating the woods. It establishes the threat of something in the woods early, but respects that the unknown is more horrifying than the observable. Odd iconography and runic inscriptions terrify the group as their supplies and strength dwindle down with each passing day. Director David Bruckner’s (V/H/S, Southbound) creative presentation of Luke reliving his trauma, especially in the finale of the film, act as high points in this pseudo-creature feature.

The Strangers (2008)

Director: Bryan Bertino

Writer: Bryan Bertino

Cast: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Glenn Howerton

All things considered, The Strangers is one of the most grounded and terrifying movies around. Predicated on the notion that some people are the targets of random acts of sadistic violence give it an, “it could happen to you, too,” energy. Scott Speedman (Underworld) and Liv Tyler (Lord of The Rings) play the less-than-loving couple on the somber night of a failed proposal. Melancholy crumbles under the weight of fear as the couple find themselves the object of The Strangers‘ sinister intentions. The air of distress is cultivated constantly as Kristen Mckay’s (Liv Tyler) actions are mimicked and undermined by the hostile trio of masked murderers. The couple struggles like a fly in a spider’s web while The Strangers relish their plight. It’s a bleak, sad, scary film that should satisfy the bloodlust of horror fans of any caliber.


Veronica (2017)

Director: Paco Plaza

Writers: Paco Plaza, Fernando Navarro

Cast: Sandra Escancena, Bruna Gonzalez, Claudia Placer, Ivan Chavero, Ana Torrent

It’s a horror reunion between the director, Paco Plaza, and director of photography, Pablo Rosso, who worked on the hit Spanish franchise, REC together. Set in Spain in the early 1990s, Veronica is set following the events of an Ouija session during an eclipse. Veronica (Sandra Escancena) reached out to the other side in the hopes of contacting her father only to find herself the target of a demonic entity’s unwanted attention. Terrifying escalating nightly confrontations targeting her and her siblings force Veronica to seek help. With the counsel of Sister Death (Consuelo Trujillo), Veronica attempts to confront the entity torturing her family. Slick editing, smooth camera work, and a dedication to on-screen light sources create a visually distinct experience vastly different from that of the popular Spanish found-footage zombie film series, REC. Fans of Haunted house-style horror movies will feel right at home in this possession spectacle.


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Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its $70 Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling




Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its  Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling

After years of anticipation from DC fans, Warner Bros finally found a way to introduce Barbara Gordon to live-action, announcing a solo movie for the hero with the developing Leslie Grace-led film. Batgirl, which finished filming earlier this year, has been scheduled to hit HBO Max sometime this year, however according to a number of new reports, Warner Bros doesn’t want Batgirl to see the light of day. Outlets are reporting that $70 million project is being scrapped after test screenings scared off the studio on the movie. 

Batgirl has been called “irredeemable” by a reported “top Hollywood source” found by The NY Post. Per the report, the movie will be “shelved,” but it has yet to be confirmed by the studio if it’s purely a rumor or a bombshell piece of news for one of Warner Bros’ upcoming DC movies.  

The Wrap backed up this report, sharing it had additionally heard via insiders that the movie “did not work” for studio executives – made by Bad Boys For Life and Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah for a reported budget of over $70 million (though it may have ultimately cost the studio $90 million by the time cameras finished rolling). 

The news could perhaps be the product of the recent change in Warner Bros’ leadership, with CEO David Zaslav becoming the new big boss since WB merged with Discovery. There was some rumored talk of the previous WB chair Toby Emmerich considering Batgirl for a theatrical release rather than a HBO Max exclusive, however, but the new reports suggest the film isn’t testing to the level of a big-screen project and may be removed from getting any kind of release. 

Batgirl would not only introduce Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon, but is features a stacked cast including the return of Michael Keaton as Batman and J.K. Simmons as James Gordon. Brendan Fraser plays the film’s villain, Ted Carson a.k.a. Firefly. It’s arguably unheard of for a project as high-profile as this one to lose any form of avenue for distribution. 


Apparently, a move like this is not uncharacteristic for Warner Bros’ new CEO, however, who previously shut down the failed streaming service CNN+ weeks after it launched (it reportedly cost $300 million to put together). There is some restructuring of DC projects currently underway behind the scenes, with David Zaslav on the search for a someone to fill a role much like Marvel boss Kevin Feige has at Marvel Studios. 

Coming off San Diego Comic-Con late last month, Marvel Studios announced and showcased a lineup of projects planned until 2025 including two more Avengers films, whilst DC did not bring anything from Batgirl to its panel. Instead, Warner Bros chose to only focus on Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam, both of which have set release dates later this year. Warner Bros. Discovery is set to report its earnings for this past business quarter on Thursday; it’s possible we’ll learn more then. 

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere




High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere

What time is it? Summer time!

Well, that’s what the students of East High are saying in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. I know, the name is a mouthful, but honestly, this show is a whole lot of fun and if you haven’t watched it, you definitely should. The first two seasons were great, from the songs in Season 1 to the drama in Season 2, and when it was announced that the series would be getting a Season 3 and 4, I was all on board. 

Now that I have watched the first episode of Season 3, I am even more excited for the next episodes to come, and that premiere has me all in my feelings – specifically these five. 


Man, this show makes me so nostalgic for when I was younger. 

Don’t get me wrong, I would never travel back in time to then, just because I was so young and didn’t know half the stuff I know now, but there is just something about listening to the soundtrack of some of these original songs from the High School Musical movies that just get me. While we don’t get many songs in the first episode, we get the classic, “What Time Is It” from High School Musical 2 within the few three minutes of the show and ugh, the memories. 


If you were a tween or kid back in 2007 and watched HSM2 when it premiered on Disney Channel, you know this song just as well as I do. And for years, I sang this song on the last day of school – heck, I still sing it now whenever warm weather comes around and I’m two years out of college. I love this music, and I can already tell from just this first episode that this season is going to make me so nostalgic. 


I’m really curious to see what they’re going to do with this camp in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. 

For those who don’t know, the first two seasons of this series were pretty much based around the first film’s premise. The show takes place in a world where the movies exist, but instead of the actors from the High School Musical cast that we’re familiar with, we are introduced to students who are auditioning for those iconic roles. And over the last two seasons, we’ve watched them grow into brilliant performers while singing in productions of both High School Musical and Beauty and the Beast, with covers and original songs all along the way. 

But the whole entire point of the first two seasons was that this show took place in the same high school where the movies were filmed. So it’s only natural to think that the second season might end up happening at the country club that was in High School Musical 2, but nope – we are at a summer camp, something that was never talked about in the original movies. 

The arrival of everyone coming to this summer camp is fun, but it makes me wonder how they’re going to include the songs from High School Musical 2 into this season when it’s not at the same location as the film, but it’s still interesting to watch, nonetheless. 


Dude, I love Olivia Rodrigo – and I mean that. This girl has done so much these last two years and watching her in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is always a joy. 


But what really makes me so proud of her is that I’m not even just proud of the actress, but the character as well. Nini is this young star who is a little afraid to take these big risks but she does so anyway, knowing that she has this big break she can’t lose, which was the big theme of this first episode. She goes away on this road trip with a producer over the summer so she can record songs, giving her that shot, and I am so proud of her for doing that. 

Olivia Rodrigo plays her perfectly, and while I know that her character was demoted to a guest role thanks to Rodrigo’s budding music career, I can’t help but be proud, because wow, she has blown up. It makes me want to watch her documentary on Disney+ again


I know I said earlier on that I was curious as to how they’re going to really change up this season with this new location. But, about twenty minutes in, I genuinely was feeling eager to see where this show would go – specifically the dynamics of new characters. 

For two seasons, we have pretty much been surrounded by the same characters, and while we have grown to love them, I think this season was the one where we truly needed a change in not only scenery, but characters as well. And this first episode brought a ton of them in. 

One of the scenes that got me really eager to see what happens with these new characters was when Gina, Ashlyn and Kourtney, three clear as day theater kids, find out they have to share a cabin with Gadget (a new character) and two other girls – and you can clearly tell at first that they are not feeling the vibe, and you can almost smell the problems from a mile away. 

That screams great television, and it’s got me wondering how much more drama this show is going to produce over the next episodes with these new dynamics. I’m so eager to see. 



Seeing Corbin Bleu in the premiere episode made me very excited to see where this fictionalized version of him is going to go next. 

Usually, when it comes to the original members from the High School Musical movies, we’ll get some pictures from them from the old high school – like Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron both recently taking pics there in 2022 – but I didn’t think anyone would come back to the show. We had Lucas Grabeel and Kaycee Stroh in Season 1 but no one in Season 2, so I’m super pumped to see Corbin Bleu back for this season.

Not only that, but Jason Earles. Do you guys know who he is? The moment I saw him as Dewey, the director of Camp Shallow Lake, I practically screamed. This man is Disney Channel royalty. He was not only a co-star on Hannah Montana but also on Kickin’ It and I can’t believe he is in another Disney show and it has me so excited. 

I’m not sure how often he and Bleu are going to be on the show, but I know for a fact that those two appearing on that stage has me excited for what this season holds and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Could Zac Efron be next?

What are you guys looking forward to with Season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series? All I know is that if I don’t get a cover of “Fabulous” by Carlos in this season, I will riot. I demand it, Disney+!

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The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie




The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie

Book adaptations of big-time novels always seem to go over well with audiences, and have for plenty of years, with movie sagas such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings taking over the box office. But, a newcomer is arriving on the movie scene, one which should have been adapted almost as soon as it came out, if you ask me.

The School for Good and Evil, an amazing addition to the fantasy genre, is finally getting its own adaptation into the film world – but not in theaters. However, it will be appearing as a Netflix movie, on the popular streaming website. However, what else do we know about this upcoming film? What is it going to be about? Who is going to be in it? There are plenty of things that you might not know, but we do. Here are some quick things we know about the upcoming Netflix film.

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The School For Good And Evil Release Date Is Set For October 21

Mark your calendars, fantasy lovers, as The School for Good and Evil is going to be coming out as part of the 2022 movie release schedule! Announced with the official poster from the Netflix Twitter page, it was confirmed that The School for Good and Evil would release on the popular streaming platform in Fall 2022, specifically on October 21. 

Talk about a great addition to all the fun Halloween movies we’ll be watching during that time of year – I can always use a little good and evil in my life. 


Sofia Wylie in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has A Star-Studded Cast

With an adaptation like The School for Good and Evil, we all knew that the cast needed to be amazing. And, luckily, there’s no shortage of amazing additions to this Netflix movie. First, let’s take a look at the two leads characters of the film, Sophie and Agatha, where the story begins. These two roles will be played by Sophia Anna Caruso, known for her role in the Broadway musical Beetlejuice, and Sofia Wylie, who stars on a Disney+  show you really should watch, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Wylie is especially excited for her role in The School for Good and Evil. In an interview with MTV, she talked about her part as Agatha and how she’s excited to “bring some realness” to the character that hadn’t been seen before. She described Agatha’s struggles with internal and external beauty through her own experience, saying that it’s something she can relate to and that it’s an important message to teach.

That’s something that I personally can really relate to, that voice inside of your head, how much power it has. I deal with those doubts and those insecurities. And I think I can really bring some realness to Agatha in that sense because I know, as a teenage girl, it can be very difficult to overcome that voice.

Adding on to this cast, Deadline reported that two megastars, Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington, signed on for two of the main roles in the upcoming film. Theron is set to play Lady Lesso, and Washington will portray a teacher at the school, Professor Dovey.

In addition to these two, in another article, Deadline reported that Laurence Fishburne, known for his roles in The Matrix trilogy and many other films, as well as action star Michelle Yeoh, from movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Crazy Rich Asians, and her TV role in Star Trek: Discovery, have stepped up to be in The School for Good and Evil. Fishburne will play the Schoolmaster – a role that sounds quite fitting for someone of his talents, and Yeoh will portray another teacher, Professor Anemone.

Also for the film, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi, and Freya Theodora Parks will play Anadil, Dot and Hester, three young women who are a part of The Coven in The School for Good and Evil, as confirmed by a behind-the-scenes look with the author of the original novel, Soman Chainani on YouTube.

Already, this film is shaping up to be filled to the brim with some of the Hollywood elite. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they do with the material they are given, because it’s about to get magical.


Charlize Theron in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Will Follow The Bestselling Book Series

For those who don’t know, The School for Good and Evil is composed of several novels in a series. Netflix confirmed that this new movie will be based on the series by Soman Chainani, and from the premise of the film, it’s looking to be exactly like the first novel.

As confirmed by the description from the trailer for the new movie on YouTube, The School for Good and Evil is going to follow two best friends, Sophia and Agatha, who are swept into a world of trying to balance both good and evil when they are given different roles, but this in turn causes their lives to turn upside down. 

I’m already on board for a story like this. Two opposing personalities who end up being trained in styles that they thought they weren’t aligned with? Thrown into unlikely situations? Fantasy elements? My god, I can almost feel the franchise coming. Netflix has a great addition with this one.

Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig Is Directing The School For Good And Evil

I don’t think there could have been another perfect choice for the director for The School for Good and Evil than Paul Feig. The legendary director has produced some of the biggest comedic hits in the last ten years. For example, Feig directed the smash-hit Bridesmaids back in 2011, the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters, the Emilia Clarke Christmas comedy Last Christmas, the comedy thriller, A Simple Favor, and so many others.

Besides movies, Paul Feig has also directed multiple episodes of several incredible sitcoms, such as The Office, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock. The School for Good and Evil novels have an amazing comedic element to them, and I can only imagine what a comedic director like Paul Feig will bring to the table in this new film.

The castle in The School for Good and Evil.

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Finding Neverland Screenwriter David Magee Wrote The Screenplay For The School For Good And Evil

When it comes to an adapted screenplay, you always have to make sure that you find the right person to do it, because with novels, there are so many details that need to somehow make it into the movie. The School for Good and Evil found its screenwriter in David Magee.


Magee is a perfect choice, because not only has he been around the business for some time, he’s had plenty of experience in writing fantasy, working on films such as the Academy-Award winning Life of Pi, the Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns, and wrote the screenplay for Finding Neverland, the story of the author who created the legendary character, Peter Pan. Truly, he has great experience up his sleeves, and I’m eager to see what he’ll do with the fantastic story that is The School for Good and Evil.

The bit apple in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has Finished Filming 

As you can expect for a film that already has a trailer, The School for Good and Evil finished production for their film not too long ago. From a tweet on Twitter from Netflix Geeked, it was confirmed back in July of 2021 that filming had wrapped on the film and was entering into the post-production phases. 

Watch The Trailer For The School For Good And Evil 

If you haven’t yet seen the trailer for The School for Good and Evil, be sure to watch it now, as you won’t want to miss out on the magic. 

With an amazing cast, awesome story, and some really cool looking set pieces featured in the trailer, The School for Good and Evil is looking to be an amazing addition to Netflix’s original film line-up. I can’t wait for this movie to pop up as part of the 2022 Netflix movie schedule. I’m practically counting down the days. 

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