Release Calendar for the Scariest Film & TV this Spring [April & May 2021]
Spring into horror this April & May with these top picks for the scariest content premiering across all of your devices.
April 1, 2021 - "Creepshow (S2)" Shudder 🎞 🇺🇸
Directors: Greg Nicotero, Rusty Cundieff, Axelle Carolyn, Joe Lynch & John Harrison
Starring: Ali Larter, Ryan Kwanten, Barbara Crampton, C. Thomas Howell & Justin Long
The second season of Shudder's Creepshow is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. A reboot of the Stephen King anthology series from 1982, its first season broke viewership records on the horror-only platform.
April 2, 2021 - "The Serpent" Netflix 📺 🇬🇧
Directors: Hans Herbots & Tom Shankland
Starring: Tahar Rahim, Jenna Coleman & Billy Howle
Serpent is the twisting, real-life story of Charles Sobhraj, a murderer, thief and seductive master of disguise, who was a hidden darkness in the mid-70's on Asia's hippie trail.
April 7, 2021 -"This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist" Netflix 📺 🇺🇸
Director: Colin Barnicle
Starring: Shelley Murphy, Anne Hawley & Dick Ellis
500 million dollars worth of missing art. A 10 million dollar reward for whoever finds it. 30 years ago, two thieves brazenly stole millions of dollars worth of art from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Where the art is now remains a mystery. Today, investigators reviewing the cold case attempt to recover the missing works, unmask the perpetrators and solve the biggest art heist in history in This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist.
April 8, 2021 - "The Power" Shudder 🎞 🇬🇧
Writer & Director: Corinna Faith
Producers: Rob Watson & Matthew James Wilkinson
A trainee nurse arrives for her first day at the empty East London Royal Infirmary where she's forced to face her own traumatic past in order to confront the malevolent force that's intent on destroying everything around her in The Power.
April 9, 2021 -"Ed Gein: the Real Psycho" Discovery+ 🎞 🇺🇸
Director: Kevin R. Hershberger
Starring: Timothy Perez-Ross & Matthew Thompson
The iconic psychopaths featured in Silence of the Lambs, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Psycho were not just fictitious villains, they were inspired by a real-life personification of evil: Ed Gein, a convicted murderer and a grave robber who had a malicious obsession with human flesh. Ed Gein: The Real Psycho is a new Discovery+ shock doc chronicling the horrific crimes of this heinous killer.
April 9, 2021 - "Them" Amazon Prime Video 📺 🇺🇸
Creator: Little Marvin
Starring: Deborah Ayorinde, Ashley Thomas, Shahadi Wright Joseph
In Them an African American family moves from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood in 1953, where their idyllic home becomes ground zero for malevolent forces.
April 13, 2021 - "Honeydew" VOD 🎞 🇺🇸
Director: Devereux Milburn
Writers: Devereux Milburn & Dan Kennedy
Strange cravings and hallucinations befall a young couple after seeking shelter in the home of an aging farmer and her peculiar son in Honeydew.
April 14, 2021 - "Why Did You Kill Me?" Netflix 🎞 🇺🇸
Director: Fredrick Munk
Starring: Belinda Lane, Justin Theobald & Rick Wheeler
The line between justice and revenge blurs when a devastated family uses social media to track down the people who killed 24-year-old Crystal Theobald in Why Did You Kill Me?
April 15, 2021 - "The Banishing" Shudder 🎞 🇬🇧
Director: Christopher Smith
Starring: Jessica Brown Findlay, John Heffernan & Anya Mckenna-Bruce
In The Banishing a young reverend, his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret. When a vengeful spirit haunts the little girl and threatens to tear the family apart, the reverend and his wife are forced to confront their beliefs. They must turn to black magic by seeking the help of a famous Occultist or risk losing their daughter.
April 18, 2021 - "Confronting a Serial Killer" Starz 📺 🇺🇸
Director: Joe Berlinger
Starring: Jillian Lauren, Alena Acker & Jermone Fontenette
Docu-series Confronting a Serial Killer follows the astonishing story of the unprecedented relationship between acclaimed author and journalist Jillian Lauren and the most prolific serial killer in American history, Sam Little.
April 20, 2021 - "Sasquatch" Hulu 📺 🇺🇸
Director: Joshua Rofe
Starring: David Holthouse
Investigative journalist, David Holthouse, worked at a Cannabis farm in northern California back in the 90's when three local Mexican farmworkers were torn to shreds in what some were calling Bigfoot's handiwork. Sasquatch is a 3-part docu-series for Hulu following Holthouse as he travels back to Northern California's coastal Mendecino county and investigates a 25-year-old unsolved triple homicide that is said to be the work of a mythical creature.
April 22, 2021 - "Boys From County Hell" Shudder 🎞 🇮🇪
Director: Chris Baugh
Starring: Jack Rowan, Nigel O'Neill & Louisa Harland
Boys From County Hell follows the strange events that unfold in Six Mile Hill, a sleepy Irish town that claims to have been traveled by the famed author Bram Stoker. When construction on a new road disrupts the alleged grave of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire said to have inspired Dracula, Deadly and sinister forces terrorize the work crew led by Francie Moffat and his son Eugene, a free-spirited young man who prefers pints to pickaxes, and they're forced to fight to survive the night while exposing the true horror that resides in the town's local myth.
April 23, 2021 - "The Grim Sleeper: Mind of a Monster" Discovery + 🎞 🇺🇸
Executive Producers: Tom Brisley & Lucie Ridout
The Grim Sleeper is one of the most ruthless serial killers in Los Angeles history, preying on the women of South Central for decades. In 2001, detectives in LAPD’s cold case unit re-open the files on the series of unsolved murders from the 1980s in this Discovery+ shock doc The Grim Sleeper: Mind of a Monster. All of the women were shot with a .25-caliber automatic, their bodies dumped in alleyways. As police search for DNA evidence to unlock the case, they are stunned to discover a new victim – 14 years after the last known murder. The race is on to catch the brutal serial killer, before he can strike again.
April 23, 2021 - "Bloodthirsty" VOD 🎞 🇨🇦
Director: Amelia Moses
Starring: Lauren Beatty, Greg Bryk & Katharine King So
In Bloodthirsty, a singer songwriter goes to work on her second album with a notorious music producer but as the album progresses, she begins to develop a hunger for flesh.
April 29, 2021 - "Deadhouse Dark" Shudder 📺 🇦🇺
Creator: Enzo Tedeschi
Starring: Nicholas Hope, Gemma Bird Matheson & Barbara Bingham
Deadhouse Dark is anthology horror series for Shudder with six interconnected short tales of terror related to the dark web.
April 30, 2021 - "Separation" theaters 🎞 🇺🇸
Director: William Brent Bell
Starring: Madeline Brewer, Brian Cox & Rupert Friend
Separation follows 8 year-old Jenny who leads a lonely but imaginative life, surrounded by puppets called “Grisly Kin” which are based on the works of her father. When her mother is tragically killed in a hit-and-run, Jenny and her father try to piece together a new life. But when Maggie’s father sues for custody, and babysitter Samantha tries to be the new woman of the house, life in their Brooklyn townhome takes a dark turn.
April 30, 2021 - "The Resort" VOD 🎞 🇺🇸
Writer/Director: Taylor Chien
Starring: Bianca Haase, Brock O'Hurn, Michael Vlamis & Michelle Randolph
Four friends head to Hawaii to investigate reports of a haunting at an abandoned resort in hopes of finding the infamous Half-Faced Girl. When they arrive, they soon learn you should be careful what you wish for in the Resort.
May 5, 2021 - "The Sons of Sam: a Descent Into Darkness" Netflix 📺 🇺🇸
Director: Joshua Zeman
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Phil Amicone & Charlie Ott
Docu-series The Sons of Sam: a Descent into Darkness follows author Maury Terry as he becomes convinced that serial killer David Berkowitz did not act alone. Terry tries to prove the web of darkness behind the Son of Sam murders goes deeper than anyone imagined -- and his investigation costs him everything.
May 5, 2021 - "Framing John Delorean" IFC 🎞 🇺🇸
Directors: Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Josh Charles & Morena Baccarin
From his rise in the auto industry to his fall from grace, John DeLorean's legacy of power, fast cars and drugs comes to life in the documentary Framing John Delorean.
May 7, 2021 - "Fried Barry" Shudder 🎞 🇿🇦
Director: Ryan Kruger
Starring: Gary Green, Chanelle de Jager & Brent Williams
Fried Barry is a bizarre tale told in a genre-bending onslaught of sex, drugs and violence. A spectacle that pulls you in and won’t let go as every expectation is subverted in this boundary-pushing tale of alien abduction
May 7, 2021 - "Queen of Meth" Discovery+ 📺 🇺🇸
Directors: Julie P. Hobbs & Bari Pearlman
Starring: Lori Arnold, Tom Arnold, Richard Baxter, Richard Lamparter & Tim Munsey
One of America's most notorious drug dealers, Lori Arnold, sister of actor Tom Arnold, takes a break from her mundane Ohio factory job to confront her criminal past in her Iowa hometown in Queen of Meth, a rollicking and emotional three part series.
May 7, 2021 - "The Devil's Child" Shudder 🎞 🇺🇸
Writer/Director: David Bohorquez
Starring: Fiona Horsey, Marvens Passiano & Maria Camila Perez
In The Devil's Child a young American nurse finds herself haunted by childhood trauma, when she is employed at a remote house to care for a sinister old psychic.
May 10, 2021 - "The Crime of the Century" HBO Max 🎞 🇺🇸
Writer/Director: Alex Gibney Starring: Patrick Radden Keefe, Lenny Bernstein & Gary Blinn
Crime of the Century is a two-part searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution and abuse of synthetic opiates. Exploring the origins, extent and fallout of one of the most devastating public health tragedies of our time, with half a million deaths from overdoses this century alone, the film reveals that America's opioid epidemic is not a public health crisis that came out of nowhere.
May 11, 2021 - "Antidote" VOD & YouTube 🎞 🇺🇸
Director: Peter Daskaloff
Starring: Ashlynn Yennie, Louis Mandylor & Augie Duke
In Antidote, a young woman is held captive in an underground medical facility where selected individuals are perpetually mutilated and then healed using a secret antidote. Ashlynn
May 12, 2021 - "Oxygen" Netflix 🎞 🇺🇸 🇫🇷
Director: Alexandra Aja
Starring: Melanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric & Malik Zidi
A woman wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there in Oxygen. As she's running out of air, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare.
May 14, 2021 - "Haunted" (S3) Netflix 📺 🇺🇸
Director: Jan Pavlacky
Haunted provides viewers with a chilling glimpse into first-person accounts of supernatural events. People who have witnessed horrifying, peculiar or extraordinary events tell their tales, including how the unexplained phenomena continues to haunt them.
May 14, 2021 - "The Djinn" Theaters & VOD 🎞 🇺🇸
Writer/Director: David Charbonier & Justin Powell
Starring: Ezra Dewey, Rob Brownstein & Tevy Poe
A mute boy is trapped in his apartment with a sinister monster he conjures up in The Djinn after making a wish to fulfill his heart's desire.
May 14, 2021 - "The Woman in the Window" Netflix 🎞 🇺🇸
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman & Anthony Mackie
Based on A.J. Finn's novel, agoraphobic Dr. Anna Fox witnesses something she shouldn't in The Woman in the Window while keeping tabs on the Russell family, the seemingly picture perfect clan that lives across the way.
May 14, 2021 - "Spiral" Theaters 🎞 🇺🇸
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Starring: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson & Max Minghella
Working in the shadow of his father, Detective Ezekiel "Zeke" Banks and his rookie partner take charge of an investigation into grisly murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer's morbid game in Spiral: from the Book of Saw.
May 14, 2021 - "Love, Death & Robots" (S2) Netflix 📺 🇺🇸
Creator: Tim Miller
Starring: Scott Whyte, Nolan North & Steven Pacey
This collection of animated short stories spans several genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy. World-class animation creators bring captivating stories to life in the form of a unique and visceral viewing experience in the animated anthology series Love, Death & Robots - back for a second season on Netflix.
May 16, 2021 -"Fall River" Epix 📺 🇺🇸
Director: James Buddy Day
Starring: Alan Alves, Alan Silva & Thomas Joaquim
In 1979, three young women were killed in a streak of brutal murders in Fall River, MA. At the time, police alleged a satanic cult was practicing human sacrifice, sending cult leader Carl Drew to prison for life without parole. Twenty years after the trial, the lead investigator became so haunted by inconsistencies in the stories that he re-investigated his own case after he retired. New docu-series, Fall River, follows the case and the surfaced evidence bringing the entire story into question.
May 21, 2021 - "Seance" VOD 🎞 🇺🇸
Writer/Director: Simon Barrett
Starring: Suki Waterhouse, Madisen Beaty & Inanna Sarkis
In Seance, Camille Meadows is the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Soon after her arrival, six friends invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts the halls. But before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened.
May 21, 2021 - "Army of the Dead" Netflix 🎞 🇺🇸
Writer/Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell & Ana de la Reguera
After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever in Army of the Dead.
May 21, 2021 "Sound of Violence" VOD & Theaters 🎞 🇺🇸 🇫🇮
Writer/Director: Alex Noyer
Starring: Jasmin Savoy Brown, Lili Simmons & James Jagger
Sound of Violence is about a young killer who experiences intense pleasure whenever she hears the sound of human pain.
May 25, 2021 - "The Unholy" VOD 🎞 🇺🇸
Writer/Director: Evan Spiliotopoulos
Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Cricket Brown & William Sadler
The Unholy follows Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist hoping to revive his career visits the small New England town to investigate. When terrifying events begin to happen all around, he starts to question if these phenomena are the works of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister.
May 25, 2021 - "Between Black and Blue" Sundance Now 🎞 🇺🇸
Writer/Director: Sheldon Wilson
Starring: Michael Borrelli & Bob Davis
Between Black and Blue tells the extraordinary story of two New York City detectives who are convicted of a sensational murder, their decades-long fight to clear their names, and the hunt for one of the confessed gunmen who may hold all the answers.
May 25, 2021 - "Benny Loves You" VOD 🎞 🇬🇧
Writer/Director: Karl Holt
Starring: Karl Holt, Claire Cartwright & George Collie
After the accidental death of his parents in Benny Loves You, Jack's comfortable lifestyle comes to an end and he must sell his family home. Desperate to improve his life, Jack throws out his childhood belongings including his beloved plush, Benny. It's a move that has disastrous consequences when Benny springs to life with deadly intentions!
May 26, 2021 - "Ghost Lab" Netflix 🎞 🇹🇭
Director: Paween Purikitpanya
Starring: Thanapob Leeratanakachorn, Paris Intarakomalyasut & Nuttanicha Dungwattanawanich
Ghost Lab follows two doctors who become dangerously obsessed with obtaining scientific proof that ghosts exist after witnessing a haunting in their hospital.
Ma 26, 2021 - "Nail Bomber: Manhunt" 🎞 🇬🇧
Director: Daniel Vernon
Starring: David Copeland, Arthur & Talent Chioma Mundy-Castle
Nail Bomber: Manhunt tells the story of the 1999 London bombings that targeted minorities, and the race to find the far-right extremist behind them.
May 27, 2021 - "Skull the Mask" Shudder 🎞 🇧🇷
Writer/Director: Armando Fonesca & Kapel Furman
Starring: Tristan Aronovich, Natallia Rodrigues & Ivo Muller
A supernatural serial killer based on pre-Colombian mythology hunts for revenge in the metropolis of São Paulo in Skull the Mask.
May 28, 2021 "A Quiet Place Part II" theaters 🎞 🇺🇸
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Cillian Murphy
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence in A Quiet Place Part II. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.