No joke, April is going to be an awesome month for horror fans who subscribe to Netflix.
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Bert (James DeBello), a college student vacationing with friends in the mountains, mistakenly shoots a local man (Arie Verveen) with a skin infection while hunting in the woods. Panicking, he abandons the scene and leaves the man for dead. When the man stumbles into a reservoir, he infects the water supply, and soon one of Bert’s friends becomes infected. The friends struggle to stop the contagious, flesh-eating disease while on the run from a group of ornery backwoods locals out for revenge. Directed by Eli Roth.
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
Days after a killer virus consumed his friends, Paul emerges from a ditch by a river. Though his body has been ravaged by the virus, Paul is determined to survive — and to warn others of the danger. But a water bottling plant has already distributed contaminated water to the local high school. The school’s students are excitedly preparing for the prom — unaware they’re about to have a grisly date with death. Directed by Ti West.
With recent releases The Shallows and 47 Meters Down both doing pretty well in theaters, it’s feeling pretty safe to say that killer shark movies are on the cusp of coming back in a big way. Continuing the trend, the big-budget The Meg is on the way this year, on August 10, as is the long-awaited Deep Blue Sea 2, arriving on April 17.
Renny Harlin directed Deep Blue Sea, which swam into theaters in July ’99. The cast includes Thomas Jane, Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Saffron Burrows, Michael Rapaport and Stellan Skarsgård. In the film, which paved the way for Syfy’s wacky shark movies…
“Searching for a cure to Alzheimer’s disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.”
For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, their own inner demons, and superhuman foes in this action/adventure movie based on one of the most popular video games of all time. Starring Christopher Lambert (“Highlander,” “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan”), Bridgette Wilson (“Shopgirl,” “The Wedding Planner”), Linden Ashby (“Prom Night,” “Resident Evil: Extinction”), Robin Shou (“Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li,” “Death Race”) and Talisa Soto (“Don Juan DeMarco,” “License to Kill”). Directed by Paul Anderson (“AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” “Death Race”, “Resident Evil”).
Amazing cast of big-screen favourites is directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller – and special guest director Quentin Tarantino – in this acclaimed and visually stunning hit! Straight from the pages of Miller’s hip series of SIN CITY graphic novels, Bruce Willis stars as a cop with a bum ticker and a vow to protect a sexy stripper (Jessica Alba); Mickey Rourke as an outcast misanthrope on a mission to avenge the death of his one true love (Jaime King); and Clive Owen as Dwight, the clandestine love of Shellie (Brittany Murphy), who spends his night defending Gail (Rosario Dawson) and her Old Town girls (Devon Aoki and Alexis Bledel) from a tough guy (Benicio Del Toro) with a penchant for violence. Also starring Elijah Wood, Nick Stahl, Michael Madsen, Carla Gugino and Michael Clark Duncan.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
John Connor is now in his 20’s, and a female terminator, called T-X or Terminatrix, is after him. Another T-101 is sent back through time to protect John once again on the verge of the rise of the machines.
The Lost Boys
Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) — who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.
The Queen of the Damned
Follows the legendary vampire Lestat (Stuart Townsend), who has reinvented himself as a rock star in the contemporary American music scene. His music wakes Akasha (Aaliyah), the queen of all vampires, and inspires her desire to make Lestat her king. Akasha’s malevolent power is so great that all the immortal vampires must stand against her if they want to survive. Meanwhile, a young London woman with a fascination for the dark side (Marguerite Moreau) falls in love with Lestat.
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The consequences are deadly when black magic mixes with social media in Friend Request.
Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) is a popular college student who lives her college life to the fullest and gladly shares it with her 800 Facebook friends. But when she accepts a friend request from her mysterious classmate Marina (Liesl Ahlers), she unwittingly sets a terrible curse in motion. The dead girl’s impenetrable profile begins to drive Laura into isolation. It takes control of Laura’s virtual world and her real life as well. One after another, her closest friends die horrendous deaths, leaving Laura with only a few days to solve the enigma of this haunting curse to save the few friends she has left, as well as her own life.
Alycia Debnam-Carey (“Fear the Walking Dead,” Into the Storm) leads the terrifying feature, which also stars William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, “The Royals”), Connor Paolo (“Revenge,” “Gossip Girl”), Brit Morgan (“Supergirl,” “Graceland”) and Liesl Ahlers (The Challenger Disaster).
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Psychokinesis — NETFLIX FILM
From Scanners to Carrie, Fury and Mind’s Eye, we need more psychokinetic-themed genre films in our lives.
Train to Busan director Sang-ho Yeon‘s next takes a stab at it with Psychokinesis, starring Yu-mi Jung, Eun-kyung Shim, and Seung-ryong Ryu. It was late last year that Netflix has acquired the film and will release it in 2018.
“The story involves an ordinary man who accidentally obtains superpowers and uses them to help his daughter and others around them.”
Here’s a wild new trailer that just premiered that clears up how this car ended up in a second-floor bedroom.