Drew Barrymore Whets Our Appetite for ‘The Santa Clarita Diet’

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Netflix continues to bring home our missing movie crushes with its upcoming new series original “The Santa Clarita Diet,” starring 90s sweetheart and sometime scream queen Drew Barrymore. Set to premiere Feb. 3, the horror-comedy marks Barrymore’s return to the genre since 1996’s Scream.

Barrymore stars in the new Netflix series with Timothy Olyphant (“Justified”) as unhappily married realtors in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita whose lives take a devastating and life-altering turn when she’s turned into a functioning zombie with a voracious appetite for living flesh.

Barrymore’s horror creds are from early in her career: Altered States, Firestarter, Cat’s Eye, Poison Ivy, Waxwork II: Lost In Time. But, her role as Casey Becker in Wes Craven’s Scream remains one of horror’s most brutal and memorable scenes. She also appeared in and produced the 2001 cult fav Donnie Darko.

Like Winona Ryder’s triumphant return in Netflix’s enjoyably brilliant “Stranger Things,” we’re looking forward to “Santa Clarita Diet” and Barrymore’s return to horror. We also really like Santa Clarita. There’s a really great Walmart there.

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