7 Scariest Movies on Netflix in April 2018
Putting on your Halloween costume may still be months away, but there’s no wrong time to sit down with a scary movie. For those of you who find joy in the terror and thrills of scary movies all year round, Netflix has got you covered with a great selection of horror films, from creepy documentaries about serial killers to some of scariest flicks in recent years.
On Tuesday, Netflix released the titles that are coming to and heading out from the streaming service this month. The reboot of Lost in Space is among the many great sci-fi available this month. Fans of the American Pie comedy series and the Batman films currently on Netflix should get their last viewings in this month because they are on their way out in April.
Eli Roth took a horrific vacation involving a bacterial infection and turned it into his directorial debut Cabin Fever. The 2002 film centers on a group of college grads who head to a cabin in the woods for a good time but instead contract a flesh-eating virus.
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
Picking up where the 2002 film left off, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever follows in the infection as it spreads even further. When one of the characters from the original film emerges from a creek before his death, he unknowingly infects a bottled water company disturbing water to the local high school. As the students begin to die and spread the infection, the threat to the greater population increases.
Deep Blue Sea
Deep Blue is a mix of science fiction fun and absolute terror, bringing together a team of scientists and rampaging genetically engineers sharks. In the 1999 film, the scientists are conducting research in an isolated underwater facility when the sharks cause the place to flood and they must fight for their lives.
Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut The Gift takes a happy couple on a suspenseful psychological thrill ride when a figure from the past makes an unwelcome return. Edgerton’s Gordo comes back into the life of his old friend Simon, played by Jason Bateman, and slowly begins to unravel upend his world for payback. Simon’s downward spiral takes the viewer on a mind-tripping journey as old history changes our perception of both men.
2016’s Friend Request will have you second-guessing how much you use your social media accounts. The film centers on a popular college student whose own social media use takes a turn for the worse when she finds herself being haunted by another girl’s spirit. It twists the bonds people feel online to a terrifying degree — and, honestly, is a great contemporary horror film.
The Queen of the Damned
Loosely based on a novel in The Vampire Chronicles series, Queen of the Damned presents both a badass supernatural tale and a campy horror movie in one. When a vampire awakens the Queen herself, both humans and vampires face danger. She’ll raise hell if she can’t get what she wants, and what she wants is hell on Earth.
The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys gives viewers both comedic fun and vampire horror when two brothers arrive in California to discover there’s a gang of vampires roaming in their new home. It’s all-out war as the pair attempt to challenge the vampires themselves.
As for the horror films leaving Netflix, there are three you should catch before they disappear from your watch list.
30 Days of Night
30 Days of Night centers on one Alaskan town as it prepares for 30 days of darkness — just as a pack of feral vampires shows up. Not only must the surviving townspeople fend off these rabid creatures, they have to do it in what feels like never-ending darkness in this 2007 horror film.
Adam travels with his family to a remote village in Ireland surrounded by a huge forest in 2015’s The Hallow. Their nice vacation turns into a fight for survival when demons living in the woods attack. The harrowing experience is further compounded by the fact no one can hear them scream.
The Exorcism of Molly Hartley
Years after experiencing the supernatural in 2008’s The Haunting of Molly Hartley, Molly is in an asylum in need of an exorcism in this 2015 sequel The Exorcism of Molly Hartley. The only thing standing between her and the evil that has completely overtaken her is a fallen priest. So, as they say: Molly, you in danger girl.