Stay Spooky: Editor's Top Picks for August 2020
Updated: Jan 7
August is looking like a promising month for horror/sci-fi fans. Here's a rundown of all the new shows and movies worth checking out.
8/1/20: "What Keeps You Alive" - Included with Netflix
8/4/20: "Skin Walker"- Rent on VOD
8/7/20: "Black Water Abyss" - Rent on VOD
8/8/20:"We Summon the Darkness" - Included with Netflix
8/9/20:"Shark Week" - Discovery Channel/Go & Hulu
8/14/20:"Sputnik" - Rent on VOD
8/14/20:"Spree" - Rent on VOD
8/14/20: "The Silencing" - Rent on VOD
8/16/20 :"Lovecraft Country" - HBO
8/16/20: "Open 24 Hours" - Rent on VOD
8/23/20: "1BR" - Included with Netflix
8/28/20: "Centigrade" Rent on VOD
8/28/20: "Get Duked!" - Included with Amazon Prime
1. Saturday, August 4: "What Keeps You Alive"
Jackie and Jules are a couple celebrating their first anniversary at a secluded cabin in the woods belonging to Jackie's family. From the moment they arrive, something changes in Jules' normally loving wife, as Jackie begins to reveal a previously unknown dark side. Included with Netflix.
2. Tuesday, August 4: "Skin Walker"
A fragile young woman, who has tried to escape the dark past of her family, is forced to return to her family's estate. She must relive her previous traumas and confront the true source of her family's guilt. Rent on VOD Platforms.
3. Friday, August 7: "Black Water: Abyss"
Deep in the forests of Australia, some friends are exploring a remote cave system when a tropical storm hits. As rising flood waters trap them deep below the surface, something even deadlier emerges from the darkness -- killer crocodiles. Rent on VOD Platforms.
4. Saturday, August 8: "We Summon the Darkness"
Three best friends cross paths with sadistic killers after they travel to a secluded country home to party. Streaming Free on Netflix.
5. Sunday, August 9: "Shark Week" on Discovery Channel
Will Smith, Shaq, Mike Tyson, and the Workaholics stars join in Discovery's eight-day maritime marathon, which salutes the most feared creature of the sea. Playing all week on the Discovery Channel
6. Friday, August 14:"Sputnik"
Summoned to a secluded research facility, a controversial young doctor examines a cosmonaut who returned to Earth with an alien parasite inside of him. Rent on VOD Platforms.
7. Friday, August 14:"Spree"
Thirsty for a following, a rideshare driver has figured out a deadly plan to go viral. Rent on VOD Platforms.
8. Friday, August 14: "The Silencing"
A reformed hunter and a female sheriff get caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse when they set out to track a killer who may have kidnapped his daughter five years earlier. Rent on VOD platforms.
9. Saturday, August 16: "Lovecraft Country" on HBO
Based on Matt Ruff's novel, Atticus Black joins his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. Premiering on HBO.
10. Saturday, August 16: "Open 24 Hours"
After setting her serial killer boyfriend on fire, a paranoid delusional woman gets a job at an all-night gas station. Rent on VOD Platforms.
11. Sunday, August 23: "1BR"
Sarah tries to start anew in LA, but her neighbors are not what they seem. Streaming free on Netflix.
12. Friday, August 28 "Centigrade"
A married couple find themselves trapped in their frozen vehicle after a blizzard and struggle to survive amid plunging temperatures and unforeseen obstacles. Rent on VOD Platforms.
13. Friday, August 7: "Get Duked!"
A camping trip in the Scottish Highlands turns into a fight for survival when four teens become the target of vicious hunters. Streaming Free on Amazon Prime