February Netflix News
Netflix has us bringing us everything from love and murder in February. The quintessential month of romance sees new dramas staring familiar faces, popular horror franchise reboots, and action flicks for everyone. Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in February of 2022.
February 11th- Inventing Anna
Julia Garner of Netflix’s Ozark stars in this girlboss crime drama inspired by real-life con-woman Anna Sorkin. Between 2013 and 2017 the convicted Sorkin fabricated a story about being a German heiress. Under the name Anna Delvey, Sorkin was able to swindle over $275,000 from banks, hotels, and other businesses throughout Europe. Laverne Cox, Alexis Floyd, and Anna Chlumsky star alongside Garner in what appears to be a flashy, fashionable, and witty retelling of this criminal’s rise to the top and her ultimate downfall.
February 14th- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)
Since its initial release in 1974, Texas Chainsaw Massacre has earned its place atop the classic horror movies of the 20th century. After the remakes of Halloween, Chucky, and Scream soon to primer later in January, another slasher film is returning to the big screen. Netflix’s remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre staring Starring Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, and Mark Burnham as the deranged horror icon Leatherface, this film is set to scare a whole new generation of audiences for years to come. The trailer sits at 1.4 million views but many fans new and old are conversing in the comments hoping that this film pays proper homage to the original film as well as updating its scares and brutality.
Netflix Prices Have Gone Up-Again
Since October 2020, Netflix has been raising membership prices for both their standard, basic and premium plans.
Subscriptions across the site have risen not significantly but still enough to cause annoyance in the streaming community with the standard Netflix plan rising from $13.99 to $15.49. The basic plan has risen from $8.99 to $9.99 and the premium plan climbed from $17.99 to $19.99
The popular streaming service has stated that the reasoning behind their price increase is to “continue to offer a wide variety of quality entertainment options.” Spokespersons have also noted the rise in varieties of streaming services increasing in just the last year.
From Hulu to Peacock to newer services like Paramount, Netflix’s competition for dominance in screen time is more crucial than ever, and with surges in Covid-19 cases people are starting to migrate away from theaters and back to their safe and comfortable couches.
Though netflix executives have been quiet about this factor, the pandemic has absolutely influenced the rise in prices. According to pbs.org, inflation prices have increased by 5.3%.
Customers are noticing gas inflation as well as groceries in addition to prices for cable and streaming services slowly climbing higher.
What does this mean for Netflix and it’s members? Though a maximum $2 escalation in Netflix plan prices may not seem substantially effective, members more than ever need the comfort of entertainment and an excessive amount of shows to occupy the anxiety and distress caused by the pandemic.
Netflix is still aiming to drive a hard bargain though, multiple new shows and movies are premiering this month and in the coming year to hopefully distract current members from the inflation and hook new members to join the 214 million global subscribers.
If the Netflix price rise isn’t a dealbreaker for you and your family, be on the lookout for Ozark season 2, The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window a new show, and Cheer season 2 which just premiered last week.