Netflix has unveiled the films that will be added to their streaming service in May 2017, and as usual, there’s barely any horror.
On May 7th, Dark Sky Films and Syfy’s Stake Land II will be added, while a day later horror fans can go Beyond the Gates with a new indie classic from director Jackson Stewart. Here are the full deets.
Avail. May 7, 2017
Stake Land II (2016)
Stake Land II, again starring Nick Damici and Connor Paolo, carries a Mad Max meets Escape From New York vibe, as one of the protagonists is on the run from a one-eyed badass female vampire.
‘Stake Land II’ is a new adventure set several years after the events in ‘Stake Land’, in which mankind must struggle to survive in the wake of a vampire apocalypse. When his home in New Eden is destroyed by a revitalized Brotherhood and its new Vamp leader, Martin finds himself alone in the badlands of America with only the distant memory of his mentor, the legendary vampire hunter Mister, to guide him. Roaming the wilderness of a steadily decaying country, Martin searches for the one man who can help him exact revenge.
Once reunited, Mister and Martin prepare to confront the ravenous Brotherhood and its monstrous overlord. But it’ll take more than the two of them to battle this terrifying new threat, and with the future of humanity hanging in the balance, the stakes are higher than ever before.
Reuniting one of horror cinema’s most memorable heroic teams, ‘Stake Land II’ is an epic exploration of a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by blood-thirsty vamps and social collapse, where only the strongest survive.
Avail. May 8, 2017
Beyond the Gates (2016)
Old-school board games become cool again when audiences press “Play” on Jackson Stewart’s Beyond the Gates, which was ejected on VOD last year.
IFC Midnight acquired the film ahead of the fest after its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival earlier this summer. Kalyn Corrigan was at the premiere and offered her thoughts in this review:
‘Beyond the Gates’ is a wickedly fun little trip down memory lane, back into the good ‘ol days of 1980s cult classics, like ‘The Gate’, ‘The Beyond’, and ‘Re-Animator’. Its light and playful atmosphere makes it not only one of the most enjoyable films to play at the Los Angeles Film Festival thus far, but also a film that clearly can be watched over and over again, specifically at home, on the couch with friends, a bowl of popcorn, and the lights dimmed.
“In Beyond the Gates, two estranged brothers reunite seven months after their father’s disappearance to liquidate his anemic video store. While there, they unearth an old VCR board game that acts as an inter-dimensional hub to a nightmare world where their Father’s soul is trapped and can only be saved by playing the game. The film is an adventure horror that pays loving tribute to the VHS format, video stores, and board games of the era.”
Described as throwback paranormal movie in the spirit of horror classics such as Phantasm, The Beyond, and Poltergeist, the film stars horror icon Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Sun Choke, You’re Next), as well as Graham Skipper (Almost Human, The Mind’s Eye), Chase Williamson (Siren, The Guest), and Brea Grant (Halloween 2, “Heroes”).
Avail. May 23, 2017
Dig Two Graves (2014)
Here’s the synopsis for Hunter Adams‘ (The Hungry Bull) Dig Two Graves.
A supernatural thriller about the generational violence that plagues a small, backwoods town, set in the 1970s, DIG TWO GRAVES asks “how far would you go to save those you love?” After 13-year-old Jacqueline Mather (Samantha Isler) loses her brother in a mysterious drowning accident she is soon visited by 3 moonshiners who offer to bring her brother back to life but at a grim cost. As the dark history of her grandfather, Sheriff Waterhouse (Ted Levine) is unearthed the true intentions of the moonshiners come to light.
Ted Levine (Shutter Island, Silence of the Lambs), Samantha Isler (Captain Fantastic, TV’s “Supernatural”), Danny Goldring (The Dark Knight, The Fugitive), Ann Sonneville (“Chicago P.D.,”), Troy Ruptash (TV’s “General Hospital,” “Prison Break”), and Rachael Drummond (TV’s “Fresh off the Boat,” “2 Broke Girls”) star.
Full list of what’s coming to Netflix in May 2017:
American Experience: The Big Burn (2014)
American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (2017)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
Blood on the Mountain (2016)
Don’t Think Twice (2016)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Happy Feet (2006)
In the Shadow of Iris—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Losing Sight of Shore (2017)
Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)
Raja Hindustani (1996)
Richard Pryor: Icon (2014)
Under Arrest: Season 5 (2016)
Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016)
Hija De La Laguna (2015)
Maria Bamford: Old Baby—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)
Chelsea: Season 2 (streaming every Friday)—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Kazoops!: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sense8: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Simplemente Manu NNa—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Spirit: Riding Free: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Last Kingdom: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Mars Generation—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Cold War 2 (2016)
When the Bough Breaks (2017)
Stake Land II (2016)
The Host (2013)
Beyond the Gates (2016)
Hunter Gatherer (2016)
Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Queen of the South: Season 1 (2016)
All We Had (2016)
El apóstata (2015)
The Adventure Club (2016)
Switched at Birth: Season 5 (2017)
The Fosters: Season 4 (2016)
All Hail King Julien: Exiled: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Anne with an E: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Get Me Roger Stone—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Master of None: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mindhorn—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Sahara—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Command and Control (2016)
Sherlock: Series 4 (2016)
The Intent (2016)
Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Break-Up (2006)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Royal Pains: Season 8 (2016)
Riverdale: Season 1 (2016)
BLAME!—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
The Keepers: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
What’s With Wheat (2017)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
They Call Us Monsters (2017)
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dig Two Graves (2014)
Bloodline: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
I am Jane Doe (2017)
Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
War Machine—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Bunk’d: Season 2 (2016)
Forever Pure (2016)
A New High (2015)
F is for Family: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
House of Cards: Season 5—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016)
Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Supergirl: Season 2 (2016)
Supernatural: Season 12 (2016)
The Flash: Season 3 (2016)
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