Summer is still in full swing, but we are getting closer to the Halloween season. Or has the Halloween season started? If the packed slate is any indication, it may be running.
August 2022 brings horror releases, cult gems, and a ton of brand new titles straight to streaming.
Here are ten notable horror titles available for streaming August 2022 on some of the most popular streaming services, plus when/where you can watch them.
devil’s backbone – HBO Max
Directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, the period hunter is set during the Spanish Civil War. Recently orphaned, young Carlos is taken to an orphanage in the middle of nowhere and finds it full of dark secrets. Of course, the key to unlocking them is through its ghosts. Like all del Toro films, devil’s backbone This is not a simple horror film, rather it uses horror to reinforce a more poignant story that will give you all the experience. This orphanage is shrouded in betrayal and tragedy. Its ghost scares some, but mostly it will break your heart.
eval dead (2013) – Prime Video
A practical effects-heavy remake that respects the original in every way while carving out a new generation of fans. Jane Levy starred as Mia, the antagonist heroine worthy of her own spinoff franchise. Lou Taylor Pucci’s Eric is also a standout as a book teacher responsible for unleashing demonic forces on his group of friends, just trying to wean his friend off drugs. Poor Eric takes a beating here. Alvarez’s film is skinny, mean and oh so freaking blonde. There is a rain of blood in the finale, no less in the torrential downpour. with evil dead rise Somewhere on the horizon is rolling in, now seems like a good time to hang out again eval dead,
scorpion king – Peacock
One of Jordan Peele’s Most Surprising References (And Jokes) No was Mother spinoff prequel scorpion king, Wouldn’t you know it? You can now find it available to stream on Peacock in August. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars as the titular character, a desert warrior rebelling against an evil army that destroys his land. Chuck Russell (The Blob, A Nightmare: Dream Warriors on Elm Street 3) directs.
to hunt – Hulu, August 5
Established in the Great Plains in 1719, to hunt Introduces Naru (Amber Midthunder), a young Komancha woman Not interested in fulfilling the domestic role his tribe expects of him. Naru Wants to hunt like her brother and respected hunter Tabe (Dakota Beaver). she misses her first chance Prove your skills in a rite of passage when she sees something fishy Ridge. Naru realizes that it brings a significant and unknown threat and sets To test his ability and protect his tribe. to hunt takes its cues from 1987 Cruel In terms of simplicity and bloody action-horror. Its cultural distinctiveness and period setting provide a broad period epic feel and emotional stakes through its memorable characters.
freeway— Shudder, August 8
little Red Riding Hood Get a modern and unexpected makeover. Reese Witherspoon plays Vanessa, who runs away after her mother and stepfather are arrested on prostitution and drug charges. On her way to her grandmother’s house, she crosses paths with the film’s version of the Big Bad Wolf, serial killer Bob Wolverton (Kiefer Sutherland). An over-the-top satire, this version of the story isn’t traditional horror, but it blurs the lines with its brutality. As if serial killing isn’t enough, Bob is a violent pedophile. Emphasis on violence. Witherspoon and Sutherland did a great job here.
day shift – Netflix, August 12
Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg are teaming up to slay the vampires this summer in Netflix’s new horror comedy. Foxx stars as a blue-collar, hardworking father who seeks to provide a good life for his fast-paced daughter. Of course, his mundane job of cleaning up the San Fernando Valley pool is a front for his real source of income, hunting and killing vampires as part of an international consortium of hunters.
innocent – Shudder, August 18
innocent There’s a fine razor line between good and evil and a provocative look at the darker side of innocence. Four compelling performances ground the unsettling horror, while juggling complex emotions and morals to defuse the tension. Writer/director Eskil Vogt delivers a stunning portrayal of childhood morality with the story of four children who discover supernatural abilities over the summer. Vogt puts the knife under the hot Nordic sun and swings it forward; The terror these children do is right under the noses of adults, often in clear vision, none the wiser. Emotional authenticity heightens terror, creating one of the most disturbing depictions of childhood in recent memory.
Orphan: First Kill – Paramount+, August 19
Esther is back! Isabelle Fuhrman reprises the role of Esther Orphan: First Kill, this time in the prequel, discovering his first goals after escaping an Estonian psychiatric facility. Esther assumes the identity of a missing daughter from a wealthy family, and things quickly turn bad. William Brent Bell (Boy) takes over as Director. Rossiff Sutherland and Julia Stiles star alongside Isabelle Fuhrman.
watchman – Shudder, August 26
American Julia (Mika Monroe) is left almost entirely on her own to adjust to a new country and culture, and is made even more difficult by the language barrier. Alone all day and fast at night, Julia looks out the window and sees a terrible face backwards. That feeling of being watched turns into full-blown paranoia. But is someone following Julia, or is it a byproduct of loneliness and culture shock? Chloe Okuno’s ability to create terrifying restlessness from a complicated premise impresses. It’s a measured, moody psychodrama that allows Okuno to wear his influence on his sleeve, until a bloody and satisfying finale.
If you need another bloody romp perfect for the midnight rush, then pussycake This is for you. In the film, a struggling all-girl rock band embarks on a new tour in hopes of rekindling their popularity. However, things get off to a bad start when they show up at their first gig to find the city deserted. When they draw attention to horrors beyond our reality, the band realizes that being forgotten by their fans is the least of their problems. Expect chaotic energy, demons, and lots of blood and guts.