Creepy Catalog obsessively tracks the best horror movies streaming on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, Hulu, Shudder, Peacock, Paramount+, Screambox and Tubi. You can check our individual guides for our selections from each platform. This streaming guide is a weekly round up of new releases and the best hidden gems streaming each weekend.
Here are the best horror and thriller movies and TV shows streaming the weekend of 5/5/23:
Soft & Quiet (2022). Streaming on Netflix. A distressing horror thriller that plays out in real time. An elementary school teacher hosts a party for her female friends and colleagues. The happy gathering takes a volatile turn when someone from the past reappears. Soft & Quiet got big buzz when it came out last year with viewers hyping up the shocking nature of the film. David Fear at Rolling Stone said, “The formal conceit forces you, in fact, to pay attention to how easily combustible incidents like the ones you see in Soft & Quiet are, and acknowledge how embedded into our modern firmament this prettified poison is now.”
Death’s Roulette (2023). Streaming on Paramount+. A new mystery thriller following seven strangers who wake up in an isolated mansion and are forced to play a macabre game in which they must choose one person from the group to die within a 60-minute timeframe. The consequence for refusing to play or failing to choose someone to die is that everyone in the group will be murdered. As the players attempt to do their duty, secrets come out and the group discovers they share a secret from their past.
Fatal Attraction (2023 TV series). Streaming on Paramount+. Joshua Jackson and Lizzy Caplan star as Dan Gallagher and Alex Forest in this update to Adrian Lyne’s iconic 1987 erotic thriller. In addition to being a reboot, the Fatal Attraction story has been updated for modern times. The season will have 8 episodes and the first three are already out. New episodes are added on Sundays. James Croot from Stuff says, “With its ‘80s crowd-pleasing, but problematic finale, Fatal Attraction was always ripe for a “reimagining” – in the right hands. This smart, slick and stylish update might not be perfect, but it certainly makes for addictive drama.”
Side Effects (2013). Streaming on Netflix. This week we wrote about how Side Effects is one of the best twist-ending psychological thrillers on Netflix. Side Effects follows a young woman dealing with severe depression who experiences tragic side effects with an all-star cast including Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The film’s epic twists are thrilling and audiences will have a tough time deciding who to cheer for as more is revealed about the character’s motivations and history.
Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre (2023). Streaming on Netflix. This series was released on Netflix in January and for anyone else new to horror anime, this is a solid introduction. Junji Ito is Japanese horror manga artist whose scary stories have earned him a cult following. If you’re not sure if you’re interested in horror anime, here’s a ranking of all the episodes so you can skip to the best one.
Dawn of the Dead (2004). Streaming on Netflix. New on Netflix as of May 1 is Dawn of the Dead, one of the best zombie movies of all time. This is Zack Snyder’s directorial debut and a remake of George A. Romero’s 1978 horror movie of the same name. The film follows a nurse, Ana (Sarah Polley), as she realizes she is in the zombie apocalypse and takes shelter with other survivors in a suburban mall. Ken Foree, who played Peter in the original, has a cameo as a televangelist. Another bonus is that Dawn of the Dead has one of the best post-credit scenes of all time.
This week in horror news:
- If Chat GPT is freaking you out, we made a list of the best artificial intelligence movies to dive into.
- Beau is Afraid (2023) explained.
- Upcoming horror movies.
- Easter eggs you might have missed in Scream VI (2023).
- A trailer for The Clearing, a creepy Hulu original dropping on May 24th dropped this week.
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