Since we don’t have many theatrical horror releases to look forward to next month, we can at least take comfort from the fact that May will bring some decent genre offering via Netflix. We’ve included all the horror movies coming down the pike; we’ve also included thrillers and even a couple documentaries we think you’ll dig.
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Give everything a look-see below and let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the Comments section! For a complete rundown of everything (in every genre) coming to and going from Netflix next month, skip down to the video at the bottom.
Available May 1
We know nothing about this film but we’re extremely curious about it based solely on the poster above; per IMDB, the film is directed by Julius R. Nasso and stars Tony Schiena, Armand Assante, Kippei Shîna.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Official Synopsis: Hellboy (Ron Perlman), his pyrokinetic girlfriend, Liz (Selma Blair), and aquatic empath, Abe Sapien (Doug Jones), face their biggest battle when an underworld prince (Luke Goss) plans to reclaim Earth for his magical kindred. Tired of living in the shadow of humans, Prince Nuada tries to awaken an ancient army of killing machines to clear the way for fantasy creatures to roam free. Only Hellboy can stop the dark prince and prevent humanity’s annihilation.
Official Synopsis: Ex-FBI agent Will Graham (Edward Norton) is an expert investigator who quit the Bureau after almost losing his life in the process of capturing the elusive Dr. Lecter (Anthony Hopkins). After a series of particularly grisly murders, Graham soon realizes that the best way to catch this killer, known as the Tooth Fairy, is to find a way to get inside the killer’s mind. For Graham, that means confronting his past and facing his former nemesis, the now-incarcerated Lecter.
Official Synopsis: Sydney (Neve Campbell) and tabloid reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) survived the events of the first “Scream,” but their nightmare isn’t over. When two college students are murdered at a sneak preview of “Stab,” a movie based on the events from the first film, it’s clear a copycat killer is on the loose. Sydney and Gail, as well as fellow survivors Deputy Dewey (David Arquette) and Randy (Jamie Kennedy), have to find out who is behind this new murder spree before they all end up dead.
Official Synopsis: Katherine Morrissey (Hilary Swank), a former Christian missionary, lost her faith after the tragic deaths of her family. Now she applies her expertise to debunking religious phenomena. When a series of biblical plagues overrun a small town, Katherine arrives to prove that a supernatural force is not behind the occurrences, but soon finds that science cannot explain what is happening. Instead, she must regain her faith to combat the evil that waits in a Louisiana swamp.
Available May 4
Anon— NETFLIX FILM
Official Synopsis: In a world without anonymity or crime, a detective meets a woman who threatens their security.
End Game— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Official Synopsis: Facing an inevitable outcome, terminally ill patients meet extraordinary medical practitioners seeking to change our approach to life and death.
Available May 8
Official Synopsis: A mother takes her son and her best friend on a trip into the remote wilderness to scatter his father’s ashes; they must confront their fears when a lone hiker begins following them.
Available May 11
Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Official Synopsis: This baffling true crime story starts with the grisly death of a pizza man who robs a bank with a bomb around his neck — and gets weirder from there.
Available May 14
The Phantom of the Opera
Official Synopsis: From his hideout beneath a 19th century Paris opera house, the brooding Phantom (Gerard Butler) schemes to get closer to vocalist Christine Daae (Emmy Rossum). The Phantom, wearing a mask to hide a congenital disfigurement, strong-arms management into giving the budding starlet key roles, but Christine instead falls for arts benefactor Raoul (Patrick Wilson). Terrified at the notion of her absence, the Phantom enacts a plan to keep Christine by his side, while Raoul tries to foil the scheme.
Available May 16
Official Synopsis: Charged with the most important assignment of his career, federal agent Ron Fleury (Jamie Foxx) has one week to assemble a team, infiltrate and destroy a terrorist cell based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Culture shock and opposition from local law enforcement combine to hinder his progress and that of his elite team (Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman), but a sympathetic Saudi police captain becomes an unexpected comrade-in-arms.
Official Synopsis: Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is an office worker whose life is going nowhere. After his estranged father is murdered, he meets Fox (Angelina Jolie), who recruits him into the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins which takes its orders from Fate itself. Fox and Sloan (Morgan Freeman), the Fraternity’s leader, teach Wesley to tap into dormant powers. Though he enjoys his newfound abilities, he begins to suspect that there is more to the Fraternity than meets the eye.
Available May 18
Cargo— NETFLIX FILM
Official Synopsis: CARGO is a post-apocalyptic thriller and an emotional story of a father trying to save his child at all costs. Cargo is a 2017 Australian film written by Yolanda Ramke and directed by Ramke and Ben Howling. The film stars Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, and Caren Pistorius. Cargo is a remake of Ramke and Howling’s 2013 short film of the same name.
Available May 19
Small Town Crime
Official Synopsis: When alcoholic ex-cop Mike Kendall finds the body of a young woman, he becomes obsessed with redeeming himself by finding the killer. In the process, he puts himself and his family in danger while hanging out with an assortment of shady characters.
Available May 23
Survivors Guide to Prison
Official Synopsis: You’re more likely to go to prison in the United States than any other country in the world, so in the unfortunate case it happens to you, this is the SURVIVORS GUIDE TO PRISON. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon, the nonstop film chronicles the stories of two men who spent decades behind bars for murders they did not commit. With additional narration by activist celebrities like Danny Trejo, Patricia Arquette, Jesse Williams, Ice T, RZA, Busta Rhymes, Tom Morello, Macklemore, B-Real, Deepak Chopra, Warren G and more joining forces to change this broken system, the Survivors Guide exposes a failed punishment model. Gripping testimony from inmates, guards, staff, police, analysts, lawyers, and reformers lend further credibility as documentarian Matthew Cooke examines the system cell by cell and by contrast, the dramatic programs proven to work.
Available May 26
Sara’s Notebook— NETFLIX FILM
Official Synopsis: Laura Alonso is a Spanish lawyer from Madrid who arrives Democratic Republic of Congo (center of Africa) after to watch a photo where Sara, her younger sister, appears alive after two years without clues about her location. Looking for contacts, Laura realizes that Sara was photographed in the region of Goma, one of the most troubled zones of the country due to the warlords and their inner war by the possession of the coltan, a so much appreciated and expensive mineral to export across the world. Determined to go until the end despite not knowing the country nor the language, Laura contacts Sergio Rojas, a Latin businessman, to get the way to travel Goma. But after to discover the real interests of Sergio, Laura asks help Sven, a former part-time Sara’s lover, to go Goma. Sven finds Jamir, a young former war-child who reluctantly accept Laura’s offer to help her. Together they both start a journey from Kinsasa (DR of Congo’s capital) to Goma. Along the travel, Laura’s life not only will be in danger several times, but her own mind and spirit will face to a cruel reality where life don’t have a value and death appear in every corner of the way, breaking inside her. A situation that it goes worse when Laura learns Jamir’s hidden past, and especially when Laura finally finds Sara after to discover that Sara’s special circumstances will complicate any attempt to rescue her.
For a complete rundown of everything coming and going from Netflix in every genre, give the video below a spin!
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