Is it really time to start talking about Summer programming?! Netflix obviously thinks so. This morning they dropped a sizzle reel to give subscribers a sneak peek of their upcoming releases, and there’s something for everyone here including the horror fans.
Okay, I know that was a lot all at once, so let’s dig into some of the genre titles that we know for a fact are being released through the summer months.
Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead hits Netflix on May 21, 2021 with a badass cast including Dave Bautista, Tig Notaro, Hiroyuki Sanada, Theo Rossi, and Ana de la Reguera. The film focuses on a group of mercenaries who, in the midst of zombie outbreak, enter a quarantined Las Vegas for the biggest score of their lives. This one promises action, comedy, and no small amount of gore, and we can’t wait to see it.
On July 9, 2021, we’ll see Awake from director Mark Raso (Kodachrome). The film features Gina Rodriguez (Annihilation), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Dolores Claiborne), Shamier Anderson (Stowaway), and Frances Fisher (Watchmen). Netflix lists the synopsis as follows:
After a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly begins to consume the world. Only Jill, an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter. The question is, can Jill safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind.
Also on deck is the Fear Street Trilogy from director Leigh Janiak (Scream: The TV Series) and based on the popular books from Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine. While there is no official release date at this time for the trilogy of films, we do know that they are subtitled 1994, 1978, and 1666. The trilogy will begin In 1994 when a group of teenagers discovers that the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected…and that they may be the next targets.
Also in the mix from the reel is Sweet Girl starring Jason Momoa who sets out to avenge his wife’s death while simultaneously trying to protect his daughter. The Woman in the Window features Amy Adams as an agoraphobic woman who spends her days spying on her neighbors only to find herself in danger after she witnesses an act of violence. Netflix also gave us glimpses of Oxygen, Ghost Lab, and a new Liam Neeson thriller titled The Ice Road.
Stay tuned to iHorror for trailers, dates, reviews, and more as Netflix prepares to kick up the summer heat!