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Classics, Indie Horror & A Few New Titles: Horror Coming to Netflix & DVD May 2017

Melissa Thomas

A new month means new releases; Netflix has been a little dry in the way of horror releases in the past couple of months, but they have stepped it up a bit more for May. DVD/Blu-ray releases are full of remastered classics, a few indie titles and two recently out of theater titles. 
May 1st
DrifterA pair of outlaw brothers seek temporary refuge in a desolate town inhabited by a small family of psychotic cannibalistic lunatics.
May 6th
When the Bough Breaks: A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.
May 7th
Stake Land II: When his home of New Eden is destroyed by a revitalized Brotherhood and its new Vamp leader, Martin finds himself alone in the badlands of America with only the distant memory of his mentor and legendary vampire hunter, Mister, to guide him.
May 8th
Beyond the Gates:Terry,Sherry and Mary discover that they have been put in a game 
May 15th
Cave: A group of former military elites set out to explore an uncharted abyss, not knowing their worst nightmare is waiting for them deep beneath the ground.
May 18th
Riverdale: Season 1: A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.
May 23rd
Dig Two Graves: A girl's obsession with her brother's disappearance leads her on a nightmarish journey through a small town's Gothic landscape where she is faced with a deadly proposition. How far will she go to save the people she loves?
May 30th
Supernatural: Season 12: The 12th season of the CW hit show. Sam and Dean continue to hunt things and save people and Lucifer gets a new body...the President's.


May 2nd

Beyond the Gates: Terry,Sherry and Mary discover that they have been put in a game.

Rings: A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in seven days.

Wait Till Helen Comes: When a reconstructed family moves to a converted church in the country, 14-year-old Molly, must save her new troubled step-sister from a dangerous relationship with the desperate ghost of a young girl.

The Barn: Its Halloween 1989, best friends Sam and Josh are trying to enjoy what's left of their final Devil's Night before graduating high school. But trouble arises when the two pals and a group of friends take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening the evil inside. Now it's up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the creatures that lurk within "The Barn". 

Devil in the Dark: Two estranged brothers find themselves stalked by a terrifying unknown presence while on a weekend hunting trip in remote British Columbia.

Fear Inc.: A horror junkie and his friends sign up with a company that brings their customer's greatest fears to life.

Occupants: A documentarian named Annie has roped her husband into a project that involves setting up cameras throughout their house. Complications arise when the cameras start showing that same couple in an alternate universe.

May 9th

Brain Damage: One morning, a young man wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return.

Making Contact (Joey): When Joey's dad dies Joey is starting to act strange. He's got psychic powers. He can talk to him on the phone! His red toy telephone! But what he doesn't know is that he is not talking to his dad. He is talking to an evil dummy and the evil dummy is starting to make Joey's world a living nightmare. 

Psycho: A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Serial Mom: A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family.

May 16th

Ben: A lonely boy befriends Ben, the leader of a violent pack of killer rats.

Dracula Complete Legacy Collection: Collection of all of the Dracula movies.

The Mummy Complete Legacy Collection: Collection of Mummy films

Willard: A social misfit uses his only friends, his pet rats, to exact revenge on his tormentors.

May 23rd

The Vagrant: A business man buys a house, but he has a hard time trying to get rid of its previous tenant, a dirty bum.

WNUF Halloween Special: Originally broadcast live on October 31, 1987, the 'WNUF Halloween Special' is a stunning expose of terrifying supernatural activity that unfolded at the infamous Webber House, the site of ghastly murders. Local television personality Frank Stewart leads a group of paranormal investigators including Catholic exorcist, Father Joseph Matheson and the prolific husband-and-wife team Louis and Claire Berger. Together, the experts explore the darkest corners of the supposedly haunted Webber House, trying to prove the existence of the demonic entities within. Did they find the horrific truth or simply put superstitious rumors to rest?

XX: Four short horror films that are directed and written by women. 

Get Out: A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's mysterious family estate.

Hack-O-Lantern (Halloween Night): A young man under the influence of his evil grandfather can only achieve manhood through a Halloween-night murder.

May 30th

The Blackcoat's Daughter: Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Blackenstein: Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who has fallen in love with Eddie's fiance) switches Eddie's DNA injections, transforming him into a gigantic killer.

Evil Ed: A mild-mannered film editor is assigned to cut a series of infamous slasher films and is driven murderously insane by the miles of extremely violent footage he edits.

That wraps it up for May's horror releases. Check back next month for a new list of titles.

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