All the Horror You Need to Stream in May 2022

From pre-code nightmare gas to scorching new horrifying releases, right here’s the streamable horror to keep watch over this May.

By Meg Shields · Published on May 2nd, 2022

Welcome to Horrorscope, a month-to-month column conserving horror nerds and initiates up to date on all the horror content material coming to and leaving out of your favourite streaming providers. Here’s what to watch in May 2022.


If you’re invested in the ever-changing panorama of streaming, the previous month or so has been reminder that hedging your bets is a good suggestion. You by no means know when a service goes to change issues up and alienate audiences, so it’s greatest to play the subject slightly bit in case you can afford it.

After cracking down on password sharing and elevating their costs, Netflix has determined that the greatest plan of action is to create a subscription tier with ad breaks. (It’s additionally price mentioning that the surprising layoff of chunk of Tudum’s editorial employees is, uh, a bad look). Here in this column, we convey collectively a handful of streaming providers below one roof. A great chunk of our readership has fingers in numerous totally different streaming pies. But seeing what’s happening elsewhere on the web can also be a enjoyable approach to see if the grass is greener elsewhere.

A reminder, my mates: Freevee, previously generally known as IMDb TV, is as its title suggests, free! I will even go to bat for Tubi, which is (1) free and (2) dwelling to an unbelievable and ever-changing library.

So all that mentioned, be certain to peruse the full listing beneath, calendar in hand, for a full image of what horror motion pictures are coming and going out of your favourite streaming providers in May 2022. Keep in thoughts that each one dates listed beneath might not apply to viewers outdoors the US.


May 2022 Horror Streaming Cheat Sheet

  • If you’ve ever wished to get into thePuppet Mastermovies, my god, head on over to ARROW. The streaming service is rolling out over tenentries in the franchise. So preserve your ankles coated, and go forth into this killer doll-based sequence.
  • If vampires and werewolves are extra your velocity, three of theUnderworld movies are coming to HBO Max this month. Keep the bloodsucker versus furballs practice chugging and queue up the Twilightfranchise, which is now obtainable on Peacock and Tubi.
  • If you might be extra of a zombie particular person, 5Resident Evilmovies are headed to Hulu and Peacock. (And in case you’re extra into torture porn, 5Sawmovies are additionally coming to the streaming service).
  • Grab your wrinkle cream and early chook specials, M. Night Shyamalan’s newest chiller, 2021’s Old, is coming to HBO Max on May thirteenth!
  • Try and manifest hotter summer season days by watching Quentin Dupieux’s French indie horror-comedyRubber, which is a few homicidal telekinetic tire’s reign of terror in the Californian desert. Roll on over to HBO Max the place it’s leaving at the finish of the month!
  • If you want teenagers with low mind cell counts and oodles of more and more foolish deaths, Netflix has you coated. Or at the least they may till May 31, when the first twoI Know What You Did Last Summermovies and three Final Destinationmovies are leaving the platform.
  • Brand spankin’ new horror movies arriving on streaming embrace Fresh (May 2nd on Paramount+), Firestarter (May thirteenth on Peacock); The Twin (May sixth on Shudder); The Found Footage Phenomenon (May nineteenth on Shudder), and A Banquet (May twenty sixth on Shudder).

Horror Streaming Highlights for May 2022

Pick of the Month: The Sadness (2021)

The Sadness from Fantasia

Synopsis: Young lovers Kat and Jim have their complete lives forward of them … that’s if they’ll survive the pandemic that has mutated right into a virological tidal wave of homicidal maniacs. What begins as simply one other quiet quarantined day in Taipei erupts into a really literal massacre as the couple try to find each other in the chaos.

The Sadnesshas been known as “a rage-filled manifesto that aims to tick off every cinematic taboo possible” (Bloody Disgusting), a “strangely cathartic” (Dread Central) blood bathtub that may be described with phrases like “explosive” “mean-spirited,” and “tasteless.”

If all of that sounds a-okay to you pricey reader then strap on in for what guarantees to be one in every of the most savage gore-fests in current reminiscence. It’s wild to assume that that is director Rob Jabbaz’s function movie debut. God is aware of what this maniac has in retailer for us down the line. All that mentioned: this unique streaming premiere is the excellent alternative to take a look at the limits of your gag reflex.

Available on Shudder on May twelfth.


An egg-cellent slice of Finnish physique horror

Hatching Egg

Synopsis: A teenage woman named Tinja brings an deserted crow’s egg dwelling with the intent of hatching it. The egg swells and a horrifying person-sized chook emerges. Despite being a film that includes a horrifying, Mr. Burns-looking-ass chook creature, this movie’s actual monster is Tinja’s mom, a perfection-seeking mommy blogger.

As our personal Rob Hunter put it in his evaluate out of Sundance, Hanna Bergholm‘s function debutHatchingis an efficient creature function about how monsters beget monsters that includes unbelievable sensible results: “like a Jim Henson creation circa his Labyrinth days.”

If you’re keen on icky physique horror monsters and cower in worry at these cursed vlogger household YouTube channels,Hatchingmight not have the subtlest thesis, however, hear me out: it has an enormous, psychically-linked, goopy chook doppelgnger. (It’s additionally below 90-minutes, an enormous plus round these components!).

Available on Hulu on May sixth.


It’s time to rejoice the three Bs: Blood, Boobs, and Beelzebub

Satan's Slave

Synopsis: Leave it to the wicked dorks at ARROW to curate a set centered round the nice Norman J. Warren, a British director recognized for his racy exploitation movies throughout the Seventies. Featuring an early instance of Warren’s extra erotic exploits and two pleasant picks from his subsequent pivot into the horror style, these three movies provide a mico introduction to one in every of Britain’s spiciest style administrators.

Britsploitation: The Norman J. Warren Collection” options three delightfully wicked titles that paint a ghoulishly perverse portrait of one in every of Britain’s biggest style exports.In 1968’s Her Private Hell, a naive Italian mannequin named Marisa (Lucia Modugno) arrives in London solely to be manipulated into posing nude for saucy journal spreads. Billed as “Britain’s first narrative sex film” Her Private Hellis a really low-budget time capsule that now performs as fairly twee. How occasions have modified!

The two different movies in the assortment exhibit Warren’s strengths in the horror style: 1976’sSatan’s Slave and 1987’s Bloody New Year. The former tells of a younger woman who winds up in the thrall of a cult whereas the latter follows a gaggle of shipwrecked teenagers who take shelter in a haunted resort embellished for New Year’s Eve. There’s slightly one thing for everybody!

Available on ARROW on May 2nd.


They simply don’t make ’em like they used to (in pre-Code Hollywood)

Murders In The Zoo

Synopsis: While prosperous zoologist Dr. Gorman bushwacks via the jungle in search of fascinating animals, his scorching younger spouse entertains herself in the embrace of different males. Unhappy with being cucked all the time, the not-so-good physician makes use of his information of animal habits to dispatch his spouse’s lovers.

Disturbing and perverse, even by the requirements of pre-Code Hollywood (which we’ll remind you had been famously outlined by having no requirements in any respect), 1933’sMurders in the Zoowas directed by the British-born filmmaker-actor A. Edward Sutherland. While Sutherland is greatest remembered for his conflict romances, it is sensible {that a} man who was married 5 occasions would make a movie a few killer cuckold.

Speaking of which, in addition to its enchantment as an particularly twisted slice of Nineteen Thirties horror, the huge purpose to test this gem out is for Lionel Atwill‘s delightfully unhinged performance as the wealthy Dr. Eric Gorman. (Readers may recognize Atwill for hisotherperformance as a demented M.D. in 1932’sDoctor X). Featured in the Criterion Channel’s “Pre-Code Paramount” assortment, Murders in the Zooexemplifies the boundary-pushing that was attainable earlier than the enforcement of the Hollywood Production Code.

Leaving the Criterion Channel on May 31.


Streamable Horror Incoming This Month

Fresh blood: A listing of all the horror content material coming to streaming providers in May 2022.

Streaming Service Movie Date
ARROW Puppet Master (1989) May 1
ARROW Runaway Nightmare (1982) May 2
ARROW Puppet Master II (1990) May 2
ARROW Satans Slave (1976) May 2
ARROW Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge (1991) May 3
ARROW Puppet Master 4 (1993) May 4
ARROW Puppet Master 5 (1994) May 5
ARROW Anatomia Extinction (1995) May 6
ARROW Curse of the Puppet Master (1998) May 6
ARROW Retro Puppet Master (1999) May 7
ARROW Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003) May 8
ARROW Demonic Toys (1992) May 9
ARROW Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010) May 10
ARROW Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012) May 11
ARROW Puppet Master: Axis Termination (2017) May 12
ARROW Blade: The Iron Cross (2020) May 13
ARROW The Devil Bat (1940) May 13
ARROW New York Ripper (1982) May 16
ARROW Manhattan Baby (1982) May 16
ARROW Girls Nite Out (1982) May 16
ARROW Death Spa (1988) May 20
ARROW Psychic Killer (1975) May 23
ARROW Harmonium (2016) May 23
The Criterion Channel The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) May 1
The Criterion Channel Lord Shango (1975) May 1
Freevee Black Swan (2010) May 1
Freevee Eves Bayou (1997) May 1
Freevee The Hunt (2020) May 1
Freevee Hellboy (2019) May 19
HBO Max The Machine That Kills Bad People (1952) May 1
HBO Max The Stepford Wives (2004) May 1
HBO Max Underworld (2003) May 1
HBO Max Underworld: Awakening (2012) May 1
HBO Max Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) May 1
HBO Max Old (2021) May 13
HBO Max Cry Wolf (2005) May 14
Hulu Drag Me to Hell (2009) May 1
Hulu Resident Evil (2002) May 1
Hulu Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) May 1
Hulu Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) May 1
Hulu Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) May 1
Hulu Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) May 1
Hulu The Wolfman (2010) May 1
Hulu Hatching (2022) May 6
Netflix Corpse Bride (2005) May 1
Paramount+ Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) May 2
Paramount+ Fresh (2022) May 2
Paramount+ Scary Movie (2000) May 2
Paramount+ Scary Movie 2 (2001) May 2
Paramount+ Sleepy Hollow (1999) May 2
Paramount+ The Addams Family (1991) May 2
Peacock Cat’s Eye (1985) May 1
Peacock Constantine (2005) May 1
Peacock Creepshow (1982) May 1
Peacock Dreamcatcher (2003) May 1
Peacock Needful Things (1993) May 1
Peacock Resident Evil (2002) May 1
Peacock Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) May 1
Peacock Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) May 1
Peacock Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) May 1
Peacock Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) May 1
Peacock Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) May 1
Peacock Twilight (2008) May 1
Peacock Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) May 1
Peacock Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) May 1
Peacock Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) May 1
Peacock Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) May 1
Peacock Saw 2 (2005) May 2
Peacock Saw 3 (2006) May 2
Peacock Saw 4 (2007) May 2
Peacock Saw 5 (2008) May 2
Peacock Saw 6 (2009) May 2
Peacock Saw 3D (2010) May 2
Peacock Firestarter (1984) May 5
Peacock Halloween II (1981) May 5
Peacock Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) May 5
Peacock They Live (1988) May 5
Peacock Village of the Damned (1995) May 5
Peacock Firestarter (2022) May 13
Prime Video The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) May 1
Prime Video The Woods (2006) May 1
Shudder Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) May 1
Shudder Goodnight Mommy (2014) May 1
Shudder The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) May 1
Shudder Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) May 1
Shudder The Babadook (2014) May 2
Shudder The Midnight Swim (2014) May 2
Shudder The Twin (2022) May 6
Shudder Popcorn (1991) May 9
Shudder The Stylist (2020) May 9
Shudder A Ghost Waits (2020) May 9
Shudder The Sadness (2022) May 12
Shudder Brain Damage (1988) May 16
Shudder The Found Footage Phenomenon (2022) May 19
Shudder Tetsuo The Iron Man (1989) May 23
Shudder Tetsuo II: The Body Hammer (1992) May 23
Shudder The Prowler (1981) May 24
Shudder A Banquet (2022) May 26
Shudder The Unseen (1980) May 30
Shudder Demon Wind (1990) May 30
Shudder Kolobos (1999) May 31
Tubi Prometheus (2012) May 1
Tubi Twilight (2008) May 1
Tubi Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) May 1
Tubi Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) May 1
Tubi Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) May 1
Tubi Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) May 1
Tubi A Cure for Wellness (2016) May 1
Tubi Evil Dead (2013) May 1
Tubi Grindhouse: Death Proof (2007) May 1
Tubi Grindhouse: Planet Terror (2007) May 1
Tubi The Grudge 2 (2006) May 1
Tubi Halloween II (1981) May 1
Tubi Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) May 1
Tubi Hell Fest (2018) May 1
Tubi Hostel (2005) May 1
Tubi Hostel: Part II (2011) May 1
Tubi Little Shop of Horrors (1986) May 1
Tubi Urban Legend (1998) May 1
Tubi When a Stranger Calls (2006) May 1
Tubi Ill Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006) May 1

Horror Titles Expiring from Streaming Soon

Streaming Service Movie Date
The Criterion of Channel The Headless Woman (2008) May 31
The Criterion of Channel Murders in the Zoo (1933) May 31
The Criterion of Channel Zombi Child (2019 May 31
HBO Max Army Of Darkness (1992) May 31
HBO Max Dead Heat (1988) May 31
HBO Max Mama (2013) May 31
HBO Max Pulse (2001) May 31
HBO Max Rubber (2010) May 31
HBO Max Stoker (2013) May 31
HBO Max The Lawnmower Man (1992) May 31
HBO Max The Witches Of Eastwick (1987) May 31
HBO Max Troll Hunter (2010) May 31
Hulu Casper (1995) May 31
Hulu Fright Night (1985) May 31
Hulu Ghosts of Mars (2001) May 31
Hulu Land of the Dead (2005) May 31
Hulu The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) May 31
Hulu Practical Magic (1998) May 31
Netflix Final Destination 3 (2006) May 31
Netflix Final Destination 5 (2011) May 31
Netflix I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) May 31
Netflix I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) May 31
Netflix The Devil’s Advocate (1997) May 31
Netflix The Final Destination (2009) May 31

Related Topics: Horror, Horrorscope

Meg Shields is the humble farm boy of your goals and a senior contributor at Film School Rejects. She at the moment runs three columns at FSR: The Queue, How’d They Do That?, and Horrorscope. She can also be a curator for One Perfect Shot and a contract author for rent. Meg could be discovered screaming about John Boorman’s ‘Excalibur’ on Twitter right here: @TheWorstNun. (She/Her).

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