A horror directed by a TV legend (starring Fred Durst) repopulates on Netflix


Michelle MacLaren didn’t direct as many feature films as she could, but at least she managed to become a true legend of the Peak TV era. That being said, his forays into film haven’t been as successful as his small-screen adventures, but those of 2006 Population 436 nonetheless embarked on a random jaunt down the Netflix charts.

According FlixPatrolthe horror movie/mystery thriller hybrid that finds Jeremy Sisto’s census taker sent to a remote town to investigate why the population has remained firmly at 436 for a century finds itself climbing the global charts of platform, because everyone apparently wants to see what happens when Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst plays a deputy in a broad genre mashup.


Based on a user rating of 5.7/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes user score of 34%, Population 436 barely set the world on fire, a far cry from MacLaren’s acclaimed stints at the helm of a series of all-time classic shows, including X files, breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, game of thrones, Leftoversand Westworld.

Needless to say, discerning subscribers shouldn’t walk into the movie expecting the world, but if all you’re looking for is an utterly disposable B-level piece of cinema that promises nothing it can’t deliver, we suppose you could do much worse. Either that or early 2000s nu-metal aficionados eager to see how Durst fares without his signature baseball cap, but that’s probably a very tiny, niche crowd to put it lightly.

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