With May now behind us, it’s time to look forward to what June has to offer in the realm of all things horror. While we’re not be getting many new releases this month, we will be seeing two of the genre’s most talked about films—The Endless and Hereditary. That’s as good of a line-up as we’re likely to see all year, so get excited! But before we get started, here’s what I watched in May:
Revenge (review): The film’s best quality outside of the amazing and gruesome practical effects, is the fact that it does more than just breathe new life into a tired genre, it kicks its ass.
The Nursery (VOD)
Director: Christopher A. Micklos, Jay Sapiro
Cast: Emmaline Friederichs, David Sapiro,Carly Rae James Sauer
When Ranae agrees to babysit for a family with a tragic past, a run-of-the-mill Saturday night quickly turns into a confrontation with unspeakable horror.
Director: Ari Aster
Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff
When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.
The Mimic (VOD)
Director: Jung Huh
Cast: Jin Heo, Jun Hyeok Lee, Hyuk-kwon Park
The Jangsan Tiger, who mimics human voices to lure them close, encounters a family affected by the creature.
Director: Tyler Savage
Cast: Chase Joliet, Sara Montez, Dale Dickey
When Ryan mysteriously inherits a house from his biological father, a man he thought long dead, he and his pregnant fiancé travel to the property with high hopes for the future. But curiosity about his deceased father leads Ryan to uncover a dark family history…
Director: Rob W. King
Cast: Christina Ricci, John Cusack, Brendan Fletcher
A 32-year-old woman suffering from bipolar disorder comes to suspect the proprietor of the state-of-the-art ”smart apartment” she and her husband just moved into is using the building’s residents as unwitting guinea pigs for a ”synthetic telepathy” brainwashing plot with dire global ramifications.
The Endless (VOD)
Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Cast: Callie Hernandez, Emily Montague, Tate Ellington
Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group’s beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.
The Domestics (VOD)
Director: Mike P. Nelson
Cast: Tyler Hoechlin, Kate Bosworth, Lance Reddick
In a terrifying post-apocalyptic world inhabited by gangs divided into deadly factions, a husband and wife race desperately across the countryside in search of safety and must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.
What you shouldn’t miss:
This goes without saying, but this one belongs to both The Endless and Hereditary.
- Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead need no introduction around these parts. Their previous two films, Resolution and Spring should be enough to sell you on The Endless, which looks like a thing of haunting beauty.
- What’s there to say about Hereditary that hasn’t already been said? Everyone has been buzzing about this one since its very first festival screening, and every review since has had nothing but good (and terrifying) things to say about it.
Which film are you looking forward to the most?
It’s a tie between The Endless and Hereditary. Both look incredible.