With summer coming in hot and most of us still stuck indoors, there's no better time to throw together a spooky horror movie marathon. With the start of June, a veritable horde of frightening flicks are hitting the streaming services. From the monstrous new disaster horror Crawl to classic slashers like I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, this month brings treats for every kind of horror fan. Here are the latest horror movies coming in June to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video.
Priest (June 1)
In this 2011 action horror film, Paul Bettany stars as the titular priest in a world ravaged by a centuries-long war between humans and vampires. When Priest learns that his niece Lucy (Lily Collins) has been abducted by a band of vampires, he will stop at nothing to track down the bloodsucking kidnappers and save Lucy. But the human threat of the man called Black Hat (Karl Urban) may prove to be more nefarious than the beasts in the night.
The Boy (June 1)
Greta Evans (Lauren Cohan) travels to England after getting hired on as a nanny for the Heelshire family. However, once she arrives at the home of the couple (Jim Norton and Diana Hardcastle), she discovers that her charge is actually a lifelike doll named Brahms. The couple treats the doll as if it were their living child, laying out strict rules of care. But after Greta breaks a rule, she begins experiencing dark and inexplicable events, leading her to believe that Brahms may very well be alive.
Our House (June 1)
When the brilliant Ethan (Thomas Mann) invents a machine meant to harness wireless electrical power, his creation has unintended and dangerous consequences. Unbeknownst to him, his device actually increases the occurrence of paranormal activity. When he must return home after the sudden death of his parents, his strange machine may bring back the restless spirit of his loved ones—as well as something far more sinister.
The Car (June 1)
This cult horror film from 1977 embraces the ridiculous. It follows the residents of a small desert town who are being terrorized by a possessed car. The heavily customized car has no license plate, making it difficult to track as it carries out a spree of murder and violence. But what awful entity is behind the wheel? This film stars James Brolin as Wade Parent and Kathleen Lloyd as Lauren Humpries.
Dark Skies (June 22)
Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, and J.K. Simmons star in this 2013 science fiction horror film. The Barrett family lead a simple and quiet life in a normal suburban neighborhood—until they don't. When a series of strange events kicks off in their home, it becomes clear that a mysterious force may be out to get them. And this force may be an entity from a world beyond the stars.
Constantine (June 1)
Woah. Keanu Reeves plays demon hunter John Constantine in this supernatural thriller based on the DC/Vertigo Hellblazer comics. As a suicide survivor, Constantine's been to hell and back. He knows that upon his death he'll return to Satan's grip for good—unless he can earn enough goodwill on earth to enter into heaven. So he partners up with policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) as she investigates her identical twin's apparent suicide. Soon, however, Constantine finds himself caught up in a supernatural showdown involving both demonic and angelic forces.
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (June 1)
This 1974 British horror film concludes the 7-film Frankenstein saga within the Hammer Horror series. Baron Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) works now as a surgeon inside of an insane asylum. Continuing his studies on the creation of life, Frankenstein soon teams up with Simon Helder (Shane Briant)—an inmate who was committed due to bodysnatching. But have Frankenstein's experiments escalated beyond the crimes of grave robbing?
I Am Legend (June 1)
Based on the 1954 post-apocalyptic horror novel of the same name by Richard Matheson, this film stars Will Smith as Dr. Robert Neville. In a world ravaged by a virus that has killed 90% of the population, 9.8% of the survivors live on as vicious vampiric creatures. Neville is among the 0.2% that remains immune to the virus, and spends his days researching a cure while his nights are spent fighting for his life.
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (June 1)
This slasher flick is a sequel to the classic I Know What You Did Last Summer. A year after a group of teenagers left a man for dead and faced the consequences of their deadly actions, survivors Julie James (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and Ray Bronson (Freddie Prinze Jr.) find that the horrors they faced are not yet over. A string of vicious murders plague Julie, Ray, and their friends Karla (Brandy), Tyrell (Mekhi Phifer), and Will (Matthew Settle) as they hole up in a posh summer resort. It seems the fisherman (Muse Watson) is back, and he's out for blood.
Shirley (June 5)
Shirley stars Elisabeth Moss as Shirley Jackson and is based on the novel of the same name by Susan Scarf Merrell. In the movie, Jackson is on the verge of writing her masterpiece. Accompanying the author is her husband, literary critic and Bennington College professor Stanley Edgar Hyman (played by Michael Stuhlbarg). When newlyweds Fred and Rose Nemser (Logan Lerman and Odessa Young) arrive in need of a place to stay, Shirley and Stanely agree to take them in. However, young Rose soon finds that Shirley suffers from bouts of madness. The situation escalates into a frightening psychodrama that inspires Shirley’s next great novel.
Crawl (June 18)
This gleefully ferocious disaster horror film is produced by Sam Raimi, directed by Alex Aja, and stars Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper as Haley and Dave Keller. When Haley receives news that a category 5 hurricane is headed for Florida, she races into the storm to check on her father. But after finding her father wounded and unconscious, she learns that the hurricane isn't their only problem—they're also being hunted by vicious alligators.
XX (June 22)
This wonderful horror anthology film features four short films—"The Box", "The Birthday Party", "Don't Fall", and "Her Only Living Son"—all of which are written and directed by women. Notable actresses appearing in the film are Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool, and Christina Kirk. From a present that strips a family of a basic need to a son with a serious dark side, this anthology chills and thrills.
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Incident at Loch Ness (June 1)
In this 2004 mockumentary, Warner Herzog and Zak Penn (producers and writers on the film) star as themselves. As Herzog explores the myth of the Loch Ness monster, his skepticism about the creature is tested when Penn tries to turn the documentary into a blockbuster full of Hollywood clichés. As the crew carries out its work on the project, what appears to be the true Loch Ness monster wreaks havoc and destruction.
Child's Play (June 12)
This reboot of the eighties horror movie franchise of the same name updates Chucky for the digital era. In place of a plastic doll possessed by the spirit of a serial killer, the new Child's Play centers on a line of high-tech figurines. Karen Barclay (Aubrey Plaza) gives her hearing-impaired 13-year-old son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) one these new dolls—only to discover the toy is anything but friendly. Mark Hamill lends his voice in this film as the nefarious Chucky.
The Gallows Act II (June 30)
This sequel to the supernatural horror film The Gallows continues the goose-bump-raising horrors. When an aspiring actress, Auna Rue (Ema Horvath), joins a prestigious acting school, her dreams are soon consumed by nightmarish new terrors. After participating in a viral challenge, it appears that Auna has conjured a malevolent spirit.
Featured image of 'Shirley' via Neon