It’s June, fellow fiends, and that means it’s part two of Enchantment Under the Sea Dance here at Nightmare on Film Street! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the prom…
Let’s take a look at some of the top selections hitting your favorite streaming services in June 2020.
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
To catch a serial killer that’s putting together a skin suit, you have to get in the mind of a cannibal. Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins lead this Oscar-winning thriller that’s been the crux of the “what counts as horror” conversation for three decades. Join the ceaseless argument on Netflix June 1st.
Starship Troopers (1997)
Would you like to know more? This action/sci-fi/creature feature follows a group of space marines as they do battle against the alien Arachnids. It’s a scathing satire of fascism that also works if you watch the movie on mute because it’s the kind of satire that has alien bugs ripping people in half. It lands from orbit onto Netflix on June 1st.
Reality Z (2020)
Reality show contestants have to survive a zombie apocalypse in Rio de Janeiro. It’s the battle of things that people got tired of a few years ago, and frankly I can’t wait to see how this turns out! Watch the chaos unfold on Netflix June 10th.
Keanu Reeves plays a supernatural detective. I know I don’t have to go into any more detail because you’re already in, but here we are. Keanu Reeves plays a supernatural detective investigating a suicide that might be more than it seems. This case might go all the way to the top… or the bottom. This movie rules. You can catch in on Hulu June 1st.
Into the Dark: Good Boy (2020)
Maggie (Judy Greer) gets an emotional support dog to treat her anxiety. The dog takes matters into his own paws, though, when he starts killing people that stress Maggie out. Catch the latest installment of Blumhouse’s anthology series exclusively on Hulu June 12th.
Hurricanes are extremely bad. Fighting for your life against alligators is also extremely bad. When the two are mixed together, hold on to your hats! I should note that despite that description, this movie is not like Sharknado. Though if they did that movie, it could probably be called Hurricroc. Until then, catch last year’s gator movie on Hulu June 18th.
Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2020)
Mark Patton starred in Nightmare on Elm Street 2, the extremely gay followup to the Wes Craven classic. If you know, you know. This documentary tells the story of a closeted actor in the Reagan-era getting his career cut short, and where he’s at now. This Shudder Pride Month exclusive comes out on June 4th.
Warning: Do Not Play (2020)
This South Korean horror movie tells the story of an aspiring filmmaker investigating a movie shot by a g-g-g-g-ghost! Her screenplay about the mystery movie leads her on a journey where things may not be what they seem. You can only stream it on Shudder starting June 11th.
Scare Package (2020)
An anthology film featuring seven different directors, this movie takes a look at the rules of horror. Also, the frame story is set in a place called “Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium,” which sounds amazing. I’m so pumped for this one. Join me in checking it out only on Shudder June 18th.
This Belgian horror comedy (from the SXSW 2020 Midnighters category) takes place in an Eastern European hospital where two characters go for some less-than-above-board plastic surgery. It’s not long before there’s a viral outbreak turning people into zombies, and our protagonists are in for the fight of their lives. It streams exclusively on Shudder starting June 25th.
What are you stoked to stream this month? I have to say I’m a little surprised at the amount of new zombie stuff coming out in summer 2020 that I’m actually excited to check out. Are you gonna check it out? Let us know over on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and the Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook page. For more reviews, recommendations, and other good scary stuff, stay tuned to Nightmare on Film Street.