First of all, I hope everyone reading this is staying happy and healthy during these dark days—I know that I, myself, have been struggling to stay motivated and positive at a time like this. Thankfully, we have the movies to escape to, which is needed now more than ever. So with that being said, let’s take a look at what April has to offer. Because so many theatrical releases are being canceled, I will only focus on the VOD releases going forward. This will be a great excuse to dig into some of the lesser known films that release each month, so let’s take a look!
The Other Lamb (VOD)
Director: Malgorzata Szumowska
Cast: Michiel Huisman, Raffey Cassidy, Denise Gough
A girl born into an all-female cult led by a man in their compound begins to question his teachings and her own reality.
Sea Fever (VOD)
Director: Neasa Hardiman
Cast: Connie Nielsen, Hermione Corfield, Dougray Scott
The crew of a West of Ireland trawler, marooned at sea, struggle for their lives against a growing parasite in their water supply.
We Summon the Darkness (VOD)
Director: Marc Meyers
Cast: Alexandra Daddario, Johnny Knoxville, Keean Johnson
Three best friends cross paths with sadistic killers after they travel to a secluded country home to party.
Behind You (VOD)
Director: Andrew Mecham, Matthew Whedon
Cast: Addy Miller, Elizabeth Birkner, Jan Broberg
Two young sisters find that all the mirrors in their estranged aunt’s house are covered or hidden. When one of them happens upon a mirror in the basement, she unknowingly releases a malicious demon.
Director: David Marmor
Cast: Naomi Grossman, Taylor Nichols, Giles Matthey
After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises and threatening notes, her new life quickly starts to unravel. By the time she learns the horrifying truth, it’s too late. Caught in a waking nightmare, Sarah must find the strength to hold onto her crumbling sanity…or be trapped forever in an existential hell.
Witches in the Woods (VOD)
Director: Jordan Barker
Cast: Hannah Kasulka, Craig Arnold, Sasha Clements
A tense tale of survival set in a fabled New England forest, Witches in the Woods is a suspenseful chiller about seven college friends whose off-the-grid snowboarding trip takes a turn for the worst when they get lost in the woods after experiencing car trouble. With temperatures falling fast and their nerves on edge, survival instincts take over as the friends turn against each other…and a witch-hunt begins.
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Showtime)
Creator: John Logan
Cast: Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Adriana Barraza
When a grisly murder shocks Los Angeles in 1938, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of the city.
Director: Kerry Harris
Cast: Radha Mitchell, Henry Thomas, Lin Shaye
In order to stop his bad dreams a young boy steals a dreamcatcher from a mysterious neighbor forcing his family to rescue him from a nightmarish entity.