February is usually a month of impasse for streaming. There are no big fuss, there are no highly anticipated premieres, but that does not mean that there are no productions of interest. We have reviewed the entire month on the different platforms that we have at our disposal and these are some of our proposals for the coming weeks.
A Japanese film that could become the next viral phenomenon on the platform, and that works as a sort of cross between ‘Stuck in Time’ and ‘The Ring’ type ghost stories: a group of students have to relive one and again the same day until they solve a crime… or are wiped out by a mysterious killer.
On Netflix February 14
Although it is now over five years old, it should be noted that this murky and disturbing French morbid horror film lands on Netflix, making it available to many viewers for the first time. Her director, Julia Ducournau, would attract worldwide attention with her next film, ‘Titane’, but here she already offered us a highly stimulating proposal, with the story of a teenage medical student who develops a strange appetite for meat. human.
On Netflix February 16
With elements reminiscent of Jordan Peele’s racially-tinged horror and recent productions like the Amazon series ‘Them’, this film promises to be one of the most disturbing pieces of the month. In it, a woman discovers that the carefully planned life she has built around her is falling apart: nothing is as she thought and a group of strangers is slowly closing in on her.
On Netflix February 22
A ghost is loose in the house
Christopher Landon is one of the recent creators who has mixed horror and comedy with the most ingenuity, in films such as the two installments of ‘Happy Death Day’ or ‘This body feels like death’. In this Netflix film, he accentuates the comic elements even more, with the story of a ghost that appears in the lives of a family recently installed in his house, which makes them a target of the CIA. Very interesting cast, led by David Harbor and Anthony Mackie.
On Netflix February 24
One of the most interesting debuts in genre cinema in Spain in recent times is that of Carlota Pereda, with a superb story in which she drops drops of comedy, psycho-thriller, costumbrismo, adolescent drama and ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’. ‘. A suffocating revenge movie set in rural Spain where a girl who is continually humiliated by her physique has the opportunity to turn her (and others’) luck upside down.
In Movistar Plus+ on February 11
A series set in a dystopian and future North America, but very recognizable: it is the year 2043, and after a great war, Canada and the United States are separated by a wall. To the south live the whites related to the extreme right government and to the north, the poor and marginalized of other races, where there are natural resources that the government covets. At the age of five the children become government property and this will force a woman to flee with her daughter from the authorities. Produced by Taika Waititi.
In Movistar Plus+ on February 22
HBO Spain launches into animation with a series that draws on current American adult animation, but with an indisputably national touch: its managers are Joaquín Reyes and Ernesto Sevilla, who are joined by their regular collaborator Miguel Esteban. We will know the story of Stan, a boy who, among other things, is The Antichrist. With just completed 665 months, there is only one left for him to fulfill his destiny, to unleash the apocalypse. But he has other expectations for life.
On HBO Max on February 17
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The (for a short time) latest Marvel movie has been received in a very diverse way: there are those who consider that it does not live up to its precedent, there are those who believe that its turn towards the committed drama has done the franchise very well. In any case, you can check it out for yourself, and see if the new Black Panther and the presentation of Namor as the new villain of the Marvel pantheon are up to the task.
On Disney+ starting February 1
Doctor in Alaska
It is one of the mythical series in the history of television in the nineties, an influential and gentle comedy that comes to Filmin in a remastered and complete edition: six seasons in which a recently graduated Jewish doctor arrives in the distant and very peculiar city of Cicely, in Alaska. There he will find himself from colorful characters to situations that seem to come out of ‘Twin Peaks’ itself. A classic to recover urgently, winner of seven Emmys and two Golden Globes.
In Filmin on February 7.
Part of The Fear Collection film series that is uniting Pokeepsie Films, the company of Álex de la Iglesia and Carolina Bang, with Amazon, to produce cosmic horror stories. After the disappointing ‘Veneciafrenia’ by De la Iglesia himself comes this stimulating contribution by Jaume Balagueró that recovers the pulse for the meaty and extreme terror of his first films. It tells the story of a dancer who, fleeing from some old bosses after a robbery, takes refuge in the dark apartment building where her sister and her niece live.
It has been tumbling around for some time on different streaming platforms, such as Filmin or FlixOlé, but its landing on Prime Video and the presence of Pedro Pascal may possibly give it a new life. This beautifully sound and visually designed sci-fi adventure follows a young woman and her father, who travel to a distant moon in search of wealth. But other adventurers wandering through the toxic forest of the moon will turn their search into a fight for survival.
After ‘Hunters’, it’s time for the final season of another iconic Amazon series. Philo (Orlando Bloom) and Vignette (Cara Delevingne) return in this series that was one of the platform’s first bets on fantasy. This time Philo investigates gruesome murders that continue to strain relations between humans and creatures. Vignette and Cuervo Negro, for their part, continue with their revenge plan against the leaders of Burgo.
On Prime Video starting February 17
This complete series from 2004 has no less than 74 episodes, which, despite being close to two decades old, is still just as fascinating and addictive, and which is now brought back by Netflix along with other recent classics of Japanese animation. Based on the classic manga by Naoki Urasawa, it tells the story of a neurosurgeon who sets out to investigate a series of shady murders that could be linked to the identity of a patient whose life he once saved.
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