I’ve just finished watching one of the most recent horror movies to turn up on the streaming service, Víctor García‘s The Damned (a decent horror film, though the story treats some pretty outlandish material in a very reverential fashion, when perhaps a more “comedic” approach, in the vein of Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead, would have suited the material better).
Though the premise of the movie is an interesting one, which revolves around a witch who can’t be killed because doing so would enable her to possess whomever did so, while she kills for pretty much the same reason. The Damned is also much more entertaining– and with much better cinematography–than another film García helmed, Return To House On Haunted Hill).
While The Damned is a more immediately recognizable, as well as dramatic, title, the house were the story takes place is called Gallows Hill, which also works when you take into account what a ‘gallows‘ actually is.
What’s a bit odd is that if you type in ‘Gallows Hill‘ into the Search box on the Netflix site, The Damned comes up. Though if you type The Damned, or just ‘damned,’ it doesn’t, which is a bit confusing.
Though what’s a bit weird is that, unlike in the case of The Damned, if you type ‘The Evil Within’ into search on Netflix, nothing comes up, though it works fine if you use Mine Games.
This weirdness around their titles doesn’t distract from enjoying either movie, though it is a bit strange.