Another month, another pathetic smattering of horror movie releases from the (once mighty) Netflix. It’s not that what we’re getting sucks, it’s just that the pickings are pathetically slim. Don’t blame us, Horror Freaks, we’re just the messenger!
Related Article: Horror Movies Being Released in April 2017
Arriving April 1st
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, Directed by Wes Craven)
Official Synopsis: In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it’s too late?
Gremlins (1984, Directed by Joe Dante)
Official Synopsis: A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the “mogwai” but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.
Only for One Night (2016, Directed by Chris Stokes)
Official Synopsis: A married woman’s husband with a perfect life cheats with her sister with extreme consequences befalling them all.
Scooby-Doo (2002, Directed by Raja Gosnell)
Official Synopsis: Zoinks! Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close its doors, Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and Velma (Linda Cardellini) are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot.
Arriving April 14th
El Elegido aka The Chosen (2016, Directed by Antonio Chavarrías)
Official Synopsis: A man named Jacques Mornard arrives in Mexico in 1940,claiming to be a Belgian who is fleeing the war in Europe to join his girlfriend, one of refugee Leon Trotsky’s secretaries. But nobody knows that in reality this conventional and cheerful young man is in fact an agent of the GPU (Soviet secret service) and has been sent to assassinate Trotsky.
Arriving April 21st
The Prestige (2006, Directed by Christopher Nolan)
Official Synopsis: An illusion gone horribly wrong pits two 19th-century magicians, Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman), against each other in a bitter battle for supremacy. Terrible consequences loom when the pair escalate their feud, each seeking not just to outwit — but to destroy — the other man.
Arriving April 26th
Trust (2011, Directed by David Schwimmer)
Official Synopsis: A man (Clive Owen) has difficulty coping with the knowledge that his 14-year-daughter (Liana Liberato) was assaulted by a sexual predator she met in an online chat room.
Arriving April 28th
Small Crimes (2017, Directed by E.L. (Evan) Katz)
Official Synopsis: After serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney, disgraced former cop Joe Denton (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) returns home looking for redemption. An embarrassment to his parents and abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems as if things can’t get much worse. But then Joe finds himself trapped in the mess he left behind-in the cross fire between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a mafia kingpin who knows too much.
Leaving in April 2017
Resident Evil: Extinction
The Lazarus Effect
For a list of absolutely everything coming and going at Netflix in April, jump on over to our friends at GameSpot.com, HERE.