The month of April is fading fast, which means we’ve just gotten an update on movies that will be coming and going on Netflix in May. Since horror offerings have been so scarce on the streaming giant so far in 2017, we’re including genre offerings along with films we believe will appeal to most horror fans. Have a look and let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the Comments section.
Most exciting to me is the announcement that Dig Two Grave, widely lauded as one of the year’s best horror movies so far, is arriving on May 23rd; for what I understand, it’s a must-see.
Related Article: Horror Movies Coming to Netflix in April 2017
Arriving May 1st
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008, Directed by Sacha Gervasi)
Official Synopsis: Canadian heavy-metal band Anvil delivered a highly influential 1982 album that would inspire the likes of Anthrax and Metallica, and then dropped off the map to begin what would become decades of toiling in obscurity. Director and former roadie Sacha Gervasi follows guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner as they stumble through a harrowing European tour and reflect on failure, friendship, resilience and the will to follow even the most impossible of dreams.
*For Horror Freaks who dig 1980s era heavy metal!
Drifter (2016, Directed by Chris von Hoffmann)
Official Synopsis: Two outlaw brothers set out to kill the man who murdered their father. Their mission takes a drastic detour when their car is hijacked, forcing them to take shelter in the eerie town of Demyl. The brothers quickly discover the town is inhabited by a family of cannibalistic lunatics and a sadistic mayor. Now, they must fight for survival to escape the town.
Love (2015, Directed by Gaspar Noé)
Official Synopsis: Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
*Another non-horror movie that I think genre aficionados will want to investigate. Love is from Gaspar Noé, the French writer/director of one of the most devastating (nearly unwatchable) shocker Irreversible.
Arriving May 6th
When the Bough Breaks (2016, Directed by Jon Cassar)
Official Synopsis: Young, professional and successful, John and Laura (Regina Hall) Taylor desperately want to have a baby, but are unable to conceive. After exhausting all other options, the couple hire Anna, a beautiful young woman who agrees to become a surrogate mother for the Taylors. Everything seems fine until Anna starts to develop a dangerous fixation with John as the pregnancy moves further along. The Taylors now find themselves playing a deadly game with a psychopath who holds the key to their future.
Arriving May 7th
Stake Land II aka The Stakelander (2016, Directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen)
Official Synopsis: When his home of 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 and legendary vampire hunter, Mister, to guide him.
Available May 8th
Beyond the Gates (2016, Directed by Jackson Stewart)
Official Synopsis: In the wake of their father’s mysterious disappearance, two estranged brothers — responsible Gordon and reckless John — reunite to sift through the contents of his stubbornly anachronistic VHS rental store. Among the inventory, they discover an interactive VCR board game, which their father viewed just before he vanished. Intrigued, the boys pop in the tape, press play, and soon discover that, far from an ordinary game, the video is a portal to a nightmarish alternate reality.
Arriving May 15th
Cave (2016, Directed by Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken)
Official Synopsis: A group of former military elites set out to explore an uncharted abyss, not knowing their worst nightmare is waiting for them deep beneath the ground.
Command and Control (2016, Directed by Robert Kenner)
Official Synopsis: Filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how human error caused an explosion at a nuclear site toward the end of the Cold War and links mutually assured destruction to self-annihilation.
*You can’t get much scarier than a documentary about nuclear annihilation, especially during today’s tense political climate.
Available May 22nd
Inglorious Basterds (2009, Directed by Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth)
Official Synopsis: It is the first year of Germany’s occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis, including the taking of their scalps. He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who seeks to avenge the Nazis’ execution of her family.
*Another one that isn’t horror per se, but Inglorious Basterds features evil Nazis and plenty of extreme violence.
Available May 23rd
Dig Two Graves (2014, Directed by Hunter Adams)
Official Synopsis: After 13-year-old Jacqueline Mather (Samantha Isler) loses her brother in a mysterious drowning accident, she is soon visited by three moonshiners who offer to bring him back to life, but at a grim cost. As the dark history of her grandfather, Sheriff Waterhouse, is unearthed, the true intentions of the moonshiners come to light.
Horror Leaving Netflix in May 2017
Jurassic Park III
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Stephen King’s Thinner
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Grosse Pointe Blank
Related Article: Horror Movies Being Released in April 2017
Check out everything that’s coming and going in the video below: