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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.

Aug. 1

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
Tomatometer: 77%

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
Tomatometer: 71%

Hellraiser (Hulu)

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
Tomatometer: 71%

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
Tomatometer: 57%

Oculus (Tubi)

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
Tomatometer: 74%

Squirm (Shudder)

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
Tomatometer: 36%

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
Tomatometer: 9%

Aug. 3

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
Tomatometer: 13%

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)

Aug. 6

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
Tomatometer: 100%

Aug. 8

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
Tomatometer: 69%

Baron Von Powell

Chris is one of the co-hosts of Blood Sucking Geeks and also serves as the editor-in-chief of Mega Visions Magazine and is the co-creator of SEGA Nerds. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. He's also an avid pro wrestling fan, and it's still real to him, dammit.

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