Have you ever turned on the TV and settled in for a night of scares, only to find that you’ve exhausted all the best horror options on your streaming services? Never fear! This May, there are dozens of scary flicks making their way to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video to refresh your queue. From scream-worthy fan favorites like The Conjuring to quirky black comedies like Come to Daddy, keep on reading to find out what’s new this month in horror streaming. Then, check out the trailers so you can get a sneak peek of what kind of thrills you’re in for.
In need of even more late-night streaming recs? Check out our complete list of all the horror movies on Netflix, all the true crime documentaries on Netflix, and the best Tales from the Crypt episodes you can stream right now.
Sinister (May 1)
To help him work on his latest book, true crime writer Ellison Oswalt has moved into a house where a grisly incident took place. Things take a turn for the worse when he discovers a box of home movies in the attic that depict gruesome murders committed by an unseen force.
Mrs. Serial Killer (May 1)
This Hindi language Netflix original centers around Sona, a woman whose husband has been arrested for allegedly murdering six pregnant girls. Sona is forced to do the unthinkable to prove that the authorities have the wrong man.
Get In (May 1)
Upon returning from vacation, Paul and his family find that squatters have moved into their home. Their efforts to evict them will escalate to terrifying and disturbing heights in this chilling French film.
Psycho (May 1)
No, not that Psycho—this is a 2020 Indian Tamil language film about a blind musician who tries to save the woman he loves from a crazed serial killer.
Hangman (May 6)
In this 2017 crime thriller, Al Pacino plays a detective who’s trying to track down a dangerous serial killer. The criminal in question has an odd calling card—he bases his murders on the game Hangman.
House At the End of the Street (May 8)
Teenager Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) moves to a quiet new neighborhood and is fascinated by the house at the end of the street, where a double murder once took place. When she befriends the young man currently living there, they team up to answer lingering questions about the mystery.
The Conjuring (May 1)
In the inaugural film in the Conjuring Universe franchise, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren come to the aid of the Perron family, who believe their Rhode Island farmhouse is haunted by disturbed spirits. Oh, and it’s based on a true story.
Friday the 13th Part III & IV (May 1)
Jason Voorhees’s bloody saga continues in the third and fourth installments in the classic slasher series, Friday the 13th.
The Green Mile (May 1)
Supernatural events abound in a prison, of all places, after a mysterious new inmate is booked. Though not a horror film in the strictest sense, The Green Mile is based on a Stephen King book and shows another side to the writer’s twisted imagination.
Tamara (May 1)
A nerdy teenage girl is accidentally killed in a physical confrontation with her bullying classmates. When she shows up to school the next day, her peers realize that Tamara has transformed into something otherworldly—and she wants revenge.
Mutant Species (May 1)
For the clean-up specialists who have been dispatched to the site of a misfired rocket, it’s business as usual. But a mysterious virus is unleashed that soon turns one of them into a killing machine.
Into the Dark: Delivered (May 8)
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Hulu is releasing this creepy flick about a kidnapped pregnant woman who realizes her captor is planning on stealing her baby.
The Lodge (May 8)
A woman and her two soon-to-be stepchildren are stranded at a wintery lodge when her fiancé is called away on work. There, they are tormented by inexplicable supernatural events that seem to be connected to the woman’s dark past.
Amazon Prime Video
A Cadaver Christmas (May 1)
In the mood for some offbeat indie horror? This ghoulish yuletide tale should do the trick. When sinister forces consume the local morgue, a ragtag crew comprised of a janitor, a bartender, a drunk, a cop, and his perp, must save humanity from an infernal army of the walking dead.
Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made (available now)
Speaking of out of the ordinary horror pictures... why not settle in for the deadliest film ever made? Antrum hit Amazon Prime Video in late-April. Technically, it's not a brand-new May release. But it is available now, and it's definitely worth a late-night viewing... if you're brave enough to press play, of course.
Seven Deaths In The Cat’s Eye (May 1)
Antonio Margheriti directs this 1973 gothic Giallo horror. Mutilated bodies keep turning up in a small Scottish village. Suspicion soon falls upon the mysterious residents of a nearby castle—an abode haunted by a curse involving a deadly cat.
The Blood Spattered Bride (May 1)
This 1972 Spanish horror film is based on the classic vampire novella Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Newlyweds Susan and her husband try to settle into a creaky old mansion, only to realize that a strange visitor is actually an ancient reincarnated killer.
Daughters of Darkness (May 1)
This 1971 Belgian cult horror flick draws on the bloody legend of Elizabeth Bathory. A newlywed couple arrives at a posh French hotel on their way to England. There they cross paths with a beguiling and ageless woman who introduces herself as the Countess of Bathory. The Countess and her assistant soon descend upon the couple, unleashing a frenzy of violence and depraved desire.
Come to Daddy (May 23)
Elijah Wood plays a privileged musician who pays a visit to his estranged father’s secluded cabin in an effort to reconnect. But he soon finds his father’s behavior to be utterly deranged and disturbing. Currently available for VOD streaming on Amazon.
The Vast of the Night (May 29)
Set in the 1950s, two teenage switchboard operators in New Mexico discover a strange radio frequency that could have dramatic repercussions for their small town.
Featured still from "Come to Daddy" via Saban Films