This Week in Horror streaming (Aug. 1-9)
Greetings, fellow Blood Sucking Geeks! We’re adding a new weekly article that will publish every Monday (maybe Sunday?) listing the week’s upcoming horror-related releases on the major streaming channels.
For the initial post, we’re including the Aug. 1 releases as the major streaming networks typically release a ton of stuff the first day of every month.
The Addam’s Family (Netflix)
About: Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.
Original release date: Nov. 22, 1991
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd
Child’s Play (Hulu)
About: A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Original release date: Nov. 9, 1988
Director: Tom Holland
Cast: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif
About: An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.
Original release date: Sept. 18, 1987
Director: Clive Barker
Cast: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence
My Bloody Valentine (Hulu)
About: A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine’s Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer’s order and people start turning up dead.
Original release date: Feb. 11, 1981
Director: George Mihalka
Cast: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck
About: A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Original release date: April 11, 2014
Director: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff
About: Giant man-eating worms terrorize a Georgia town after a downed power cable electrifies the ground during a terrible lightning storm.
Original release date: July 30, 1976
Director: Jeff Lieberman
Cast: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow
Urban Legends: Final Cut (Shudder)
About: A film school is the center of a fresh spate of killings based on urban legends.
Original release date: Sept. 22, 2000
Director: John Ottman
Cast: Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Hart Bochner
Amityville 1992: It’s About Time (Shudder)
About: Jacob Sterling brings home a mysterious clock from the infamous Amityville house, not knowing that it’s haunted by demonic spirits.
Original release date: Tony Randel
Director: Tony Randel
Cast: Stephen Macht, Shawn Weatherly, Megan Ward
Beyond the Door (Shudder)
About: Juliet Mills is a record-producer’s wife who becomes pregnant after she has an affair with a complete stranger. Due to a pact the stranger made with the Devil, not only is the child a Satan-spawned monster, but the mother becomes possessed.
Original release date: July 23, 1975
Directors: Ovidio G. Assonitis, Robert Barrett
Cast: Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson, Gabriele Lavia
Tomatometer: 23% (audience score)
La Llorona (Shudder)
About: An aging paranoid dictator, protected by an witchcrafting wife, faces death and the uprise of his people in Guatemala.
Original release date: Aug. 6, 2020
Director: Jayro Bustamante
Cast: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic
We Summon the Darkness (Netflix)
About: Three best friends cross paths with sadistic killers after they travel to a secluded country home to party.
Original release date: Dec. 13, 2019
Director: Marc Meyers
Cast: Alexandra Daddario, Christian Armogida, Kyle Tekiela