Netflix is getting rid of a few great horror films in April, including 30 Days of Night, Starry Eyes, and The Hallow. Fret not, though, because they’re adding a few interesting titles in the place of our fallen selections. Here are all the horror movies coming to the streaming service next month.
Cabin Fever (2002)
If you dig gross-out horror, chances are you’ve seen Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever multiple times by now. Blending odd humor and a mean spirit (Which tends to be Roth’s calling card), the film has become a cult hit among genre fans, and even inspired a remake that can also be found on Netflix. If you’ve somehow avoided Cabin Fever throughout the last sixteen years and you feel like watching a bunch of assholes get a disgusting, flesh-eating virus, then we highly recommend you give the film a go.
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
We don’t recommend, however, checking out that film’s sequel, which also drops into the horror section of Netflix on April 1st. The film was directed by Ti West, the mastermind behind The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, The Sacrament, and In a Valley of Violence, BUT West has since disowned the flick after extensive re-editing and re-shooting by the producers diminished his final product. If the director hates it, you’ll probably hate it too.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
There’s a limited amount of legitimately good shark films to choose from, so you damn well better jump all over this opportunity. Featuring a couple of shocking deaths and several moments of genuine tension to go along with its silly fun, Deep Blue Sea remains a tremendous thrill-ride almost twenty years later. I just hope you aren’t overly attached to movie birds.
The Lost Boys (1987)
Arguably the greatest vampire film ever made, this 80’s classic is the common denominator in the movie collections of horror fans. Joel Schumacher may not have a lot of great films under his belt (Hello, Batman & Robin), The Lost Boys gives him an eternal pass. It’s a tale of friendship, brotherly love, and all the damn vampires. Stream it, stream it, and stream it again.
Queen of the Damned (2002)
See? Netflix gets rid of one vampire film and puts two more in its place. A loose adaptation of Anne Rice’s third novel in The Vampire Chronicles, the film features the late, great Aaliyah as the vampire queen. And since Aaliyah was a goddess, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t stream Queen of the Damned ASAFP. It also has a killer soundtrack, so we’ll call that a bonus.
Friend Request (2017)
Listen, I haven’t seen Friend Request, so I can’t recommend it OR tell you not to waste your time. It seems to be following a similar path as Unfriended though, which just had a surprise sequel that we caught at South By Southwest, so depending on how you like that film, you may want to check it out.