Hey Creepy Catalogers,
This week I’m taking a look at horror movies that take place during the month of April and are currently available to stream:
Lake Mungo (2008). Streaming on Tubi. A family grieves after a 16-year-old girl drowns at a lake outing. On April 28, 2000 her brother sets up a camera in the yard as he has done for the past four years. This time he captures his sister’s ghost.
Night of the Living Dead (1968). Streaming on Prime/IMDB. This is George A. Romero’s first film and the most emulated zombie movie ever made. The plot follows siblings Barbra and Johnny as they go to a cemetery in Pennsylvania to visit their father’s grave (officially, this takes place on April 30, 1967). There they encounter the first of many “ghouls” who have risen from the grave.
Cloverfield (2008). Streaming on HBO Max. One of the easter eggs that connects this film to Cloverfield Paradox (2018) takes place in a flashback when Rob and Beth visit Coney Island on April 27, 2008. While filming their trip, they happen to also record a piece of the ChimpanzIII satellite falling into the Atlantic ocean.
One Missed Call (2003). Streaming on Tubi. April 16 is the date that Yoko Okazaki misses a call and when she checks the voicemail she discovers that the call came from herself on April 18, two days in the future. Bonus: the film has two sequels that are also streaming on Tubi. (Note: this movie is Japanese and subtitled in English. There is a remake in English from 2008 but it’s not as good.)
The Fog (1980). Streaming on Shudder. At five minutes to midnight on April 20th, a man tells ghost stories to children on a beach. One story is about a ship that crashed into the rocks 100 years ago, with all the crew on board drowning. This is what John Carpenter and Debra Hill wrote right after Halloween (1978) and was partially inspired by visiting Stonehenge together.
This week in horror:
- The Batman (2022) is now streaming on HBO Max. But is it a horror movie???
- Robert Eggers new film The Northman is now in theaters.
- We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (2022) hits VOD today and I am DYING to see it.
- We’ve added some killer new t-shirts to our merch page.
- Have you ever heard of River of Fundament (2014)? Paul Giamatti and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in the most shocking and secretive movie you’ll probably never be able to see.
- Revisiting The Vanishing (1988), one of the scariest films of all time.
- Fun facts about Interview with the Vampire (1994).
- CNN already has a video prepared for the end of the world.
- The best horror movies with no jump scares.
Happy streaming and stay spooky!!