All the Horror You Need to Stream in August 2022

Here's our monthly rundown of all the horror flicks dropping and departing from your favorite streaming services in August 2022.
Streaming Horror August 2022

Welcome to Horrorscope, a monthly column keeping horror nerds and initiates up to date on all the horror content coming to and leaving from your favorite streaming services. Here’s what to watch in August 2022:

Ah, yes, the greatest jump scare of all: August. How the hell are we already two-thirds of the way through 2022? Why must time trudge forward with the unstoppable focus of a dead-eyed slasher villain?

Well, that’s enough hemming and hawing. Many folks “enjoy” summer, I’m told. And if you’re in the right hemisphere and far enough away from the equator, you’re no doubt enjoying some splendid sunny days. (And hey, who knows, maybe some forest fires or a heat wave or two).

So all that said, be sure to peruse the complete list below, calendar in hand, for a full picture of what horror movies are coming and going from your favorite streaming services in August 2022. Keep in mind that all dates listed below may not apply to viewers outside the US.

August 2022 Horror Streaming Cheat Sheet

  • If you love noughties horror franchises and have an HBO Max subscription make sure to check out the Blade trilogy, a smattering of entries in the Final Destination series, and a handful of Underworlds, all of which are leaving the service on August 31st.
  • All of you sickos who love to compare/contrast modern horror film remakes would do well to follow up Wes Craven’s hilariously horrific A Nightmare on Elm Street with its 2010 remake, which was (believe it or not) produced by Michael Bay. Both films are leaving Netflix at the end of the month.
  • Fans of the Subspecies franchise, your time has come. All five films in the series hit ARROW in mid-August in all their goofy glory. For the uninitiated, I highly recommend Allison Pregler‘s old-school commentary videos on this glorious product from Full Moon Studios.
  • ARROW is adding a new collection to their service on August 19th: Tooth and Claw, which celebrates the fanged maws of horror. Titles include Sting of Death, Mighty Peking Man, Meridian, and Reptile House. On August 26th, Vinegar Syndrome Selects gets a boost with The Witch Who Came from the Sea, The Child, Toys are Not for Children, and The Baby.
  • The first two entries in the found-footage genre-defining franchise The Blair Witch Project and the first two Ghostbusters films arrive on Hulu on August 1st.
  • Three Friday the 13th films hit Paramount+ on August 1st (Parts II, III, and VI), and the excellent 2009 remake is streaming for free on Tubi on the same day.
  • Queue up a marathon of the Evil Dead franchise with Evil Dead and Evil Dead II arriving on Tubi on the first of the month, and the brutal 2013 remake can be found on both Paramount+ and Prime Video.
  • Not one, not two, but three flicks in the Amityville franchise can be found on Shudder this month.
  • There is a heck of a lot of new releases this month:
    • Don’t Click (2020) will be on Paramount+ on August 1st, and The Adams Family 2 (2021) will arrive on the 11th;
    • Backwoods (2020) hits Prime Video on August 1st;
    • Fabula (2020), Master Pieces (2020), and PussyCake (2022) can be found on Screambox on August 1st;
    • Hail to the Deadites (2020), Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster (2021), and The Ice Demon (2021) will be on Shout! Factory TV on the first of the month;
    • Allegoria (2022) hits Shudder on the 1st with What Josiah Saw (2022) arriving on the 4th, Marionette (2020), Motherly (2021) arriving on August 9th, Bloody Oranges (2021) and Alone With You (2021) arriving on August 16th, and Glorious (2022) hitting the service on the 18th,
    • So Vam (2022) arrives on the 23rd, and Watcher (2022) arrives on the 26th;
    • Day Shift (2022) can be found on Netflix on August 12th;
    • They/Them (2022) hits Peacock on August 5th
    • And finally … Requiem for a Scream (2022) will hit Tubi on the 26th.

Horror Streaming Highlights for August 2022

Pick of the Month: The Innocents (2022)

Synopsis: In the shadow of an immense Norwegian housing complex, four young children spend their holidays discovering — out of sight and mind of watchful adults — that they have superpowers. While they experiment and test the boundaries of their newfound abilities in the local forest, playtime takes a dark turn.

Eskil Vogt is back, baby. The frequent creative collaborator of Joachim Trier (Vogt’s co-writer on The Worst Person in the World and Thelma, among other projects) makes his sophomore debut with this twisty supernatural thriller about playground play gone wrong. As our own Rob Hunter notes, Vogt is keenly interested in the coming-of-age genre — which horror counts as a frequent bedfellow. Kids are always trying to determine life’s limits. And when said kids are gifted with telepathy and telekinesis, disaster and tragedy are never far behind. Dark, dreamy, and a formidable entry in the “fuck them kids” sub-genre, ensure that The Innocents has a spot on your watchlist this month.

Available on Shudder on August 18th.

A Predator prequel. A Pred-equel, if you will.

Synopsis: Naru, a skilled Comanche warrior, sets off into the Great Plains to track down the threat that has been menacing her home. The hunted soon reveals itself to be a hunter when Naru finds her titular prey is, in fact, a predator from another world. 

If you’ve been twiddling your thumbs waiting for 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg to make another movie, good news: Prey (2022) is on the way! With a proven ability to breathe fresh life into genre franchises, Trachtenberg’s stab at the fifth entry in the Predator series (seventh, if we want to count the Alien vs. Predator spin-offs) is easily one of the year’s most anticipated offerings for fans of sci-fi horror hybrids. And according to friend of the site Matt Donato over at PastePrey is the best Predator film since the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring original!

Starring Fort Peck Sioux Tribe-member Amber Midthunder, old Predator fans and soon-to-be Predator fans alike would do well to keep an eye on this one. (If, for nothing else, to answer the question of why the film has had such a bizarre release plan. Curse you, internal studio politics this would have been a hoot to see on the big screen!).

Available on Hulu on August 5th.

Everyone’s favorite killer “kid” returns

Synopsis: Now that the cat is out of the bag (namely, that “nine-year-old” Esther is, in fact, a full-grown adult with proportional dwarfism), audiences want to know how the titular Estonian orphan went from a straightjacket to an adoption list. Detailing her escape from a psychiatric facility and first murderous foray on American soil, this prequel aims to unpack what makes Esther tick.

Since its release in 2009, Jaume Collet-Serra’s Orphan has steadily emerged as one of the cult classics of the early 21st century. Distinguished by its infamously shocking twist, audience interest in one of horror’s greatest villainesses has gone unanswered for far too long! And with Isabelle Fuhrman reprising her role as the titular orphan, fans can look forward to more of Esther’s creepy capers.

Available on Paramount+ on August 19th.

And finally: a killer mutant bear to round out your summer horror watchlist

Synopsis: Corporate profiteers are looking to turn the Maine forest into a dumping ground. But all the dead bodies from rogue animal attacks are really messing with their ability to do business. A husband and wife team heads out into the woods to investigate the local lumber company accused of polluting the local water supply. And, as they soon learn, this careless dumping has had some unintended side effects on the local wildlife. 

In our other recommendations, you’ve got three — count’em: three — brand hot spankin’ new genre releases. If I didn’t include at least one golden oldie on here, the universe would be fundamentally out of whack. And we can’t have that now, can we?

The proud owner of one of horror’s grooviest movie posters (no, really, it rips), 1979’s Prophecy may not be “well respected” or “well made,” but don’t let that turn you off. Director John Frankenheimer brings a steady hand to everything he touches, and David Seltzer‘s thematically sound script makes this a rock-solid entry in the eco-horror subgenre. Come for the man-in-a-suit creature effects. Stay for the greatest sleeping bag death to ever grace the silver screen.

Available on Paramount+ and Prime Video on August 1st.

Streamable Horror Incoming This Month

Fresh blood: A list of all the horror content coming to streaming services in August 2022.
Streaming ServiceMovieDate
ARROWThe Weapon, the Hour, the Motive (1972)August 5
ARROWThe Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974)August 5
ARROWSmile Before Death (1972)August 5
ARROWSubspecies (1991)August 12
ARROWBloodstone: Subspecies II (1993)August 12
ARROWBloodlust: Subspecies III (1994)August 12
ARROWVampire Journals (1997)August 12
ARROWSubspecies IV: Bloodstorm (1998)August 12
ARROWBliss (2019)August 12
ARROWHounds Of Love (2016)August 12
ARROWBen (1972)August 19
ARROWWillard (1971)August 19
ARROWMeridian (1990)August 19
ARROWEyes Without a Face (1960)August 26
The Criterion ChannelThe Curse of Quon Gwon (2005)August 1
The Criterion ChannelThe Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga (2014)August 1
FreeveeHotel Transylvania 2 (2015)August 1
FreeveeLife (2017)August 1
FreeveePitch Black (2000)August 1
FreeveeVan Helsing (2004)August 1
HBO MaxBug (2007)August 1
HBO MaxDamien Omen II (1978)August 1
HBO MaxInvasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)August 1
HBO MaxLife After Beth (2014)August 1
HBO MaxThe Field Guide to Evil (2018)August 1
HBO MaxThe Possession (2012)August 1
HBO MaxTusk (2014)August 1
HBO MaxUnder the Skin (2014)August 1
HuluBlack Swan (2010)August 1
HuluThe Blair Witch Project (1999)August 1
HuluBook of Shadows: The Blair Witch 2 (2000)August 1
HuluGhostbusters (1984)August 1
HuluGhostbusters II (1989)August 1
HuluHotel Transylvania (2012)August 1
HuluNurse 3-D (2014)August 1
HuluSee No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)August 1
HuluPrey (2022)August 5
HuluMonsters (2010)August 15
NetflixConstantine (2005)August 1
NetflixDay Shift (2022)August 12
Paramount+Aaron's Blood (2016)August 1
Paramount+Anguish (1987)August 1
Paramount+Don't Click (2020)August 1
Paramount+Evil Dead (2013)August 1
Paramount+Friday The 13th - Part II (1981)August 1
Paramount+Friday the 13th - Part III (1982)August 1
Paramount+Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)August 1
Paramount+I Am A Ghost (2012)August 1
Paramount+Prophecy (1979)August 1
Paramount+The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)August 1
Paramount+Candyman (unclear which version)August 11
Paramount+The Adams Family 2 (2021)August 11
Paramount+Orphan: First Kill (2022)August 19
PeacockCooties, 2015August 1
PeacockCop Car (2015)August 1
PeacockFlatliners (1990)August 1
PeacockThe Mummy (1999)August 1
PeacockThe Mummy Returns (2001)August 1
PeacockThe Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)August 1
PeacockThey/Them (2022)August 5
Prime VideoAaron's Blood (2017)August 1
Prime VideoAnguish (2015)August 1
Prime VideoAssimilate (2019)August 1
Prime VideoBackwoods (2020)August 1
Prime VideoDon’t Click (2012)August 1
Prime VideoEvil Dead (2013)August 1
Prime VideoFright Night (2011)August 1
Prime VideoHere On Out (2019)August 1
Prime VideoI Am A Ghost (2014)August 1
Prime VideoKing Kong (1976)August 1
Prime VideoPet Sematary (1989)August 1
Prime VideoProphecy (1979)August 1
Prime VideoScary Movie 5 (2013)August 1
Prime VideoThe Atoning (2017)August 1
Prime VideoThe Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)August 1
Prime VideoThe Haunting (1999)August 1
Prime VideoThe Saint (1997)August 1
Prime VideoWriter’s Block (2019)August 1
ScreamboxBad Land (2007)August 1
ScreamboxBuddy BeBop vs The Living Dead (2009)August 1
ScreamboxCreepy (2016)August 1
ScreamboxFabula (2020)August 1
ScreamboxMaster Pieces (2020)August 1
ScreamboxMe and the Devil (2019)August 1
ScreamboxOld Habits Die Hard (2009)August 1
ScreamboxProfondo (2019)August 1
ScreamboxPsycho-Therapy (2019)August 1
ScreamboxPussyCake (2022)August 1
Shout! Factory TVBoris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster (2021)August 1
Shout! Factory TVGrizzly Rage (2007)August 1
Shout! Factory TVHail to the Deadites (2020)August 1
Shout! Factory TVThe Ice Demon (2021)August 1
Shout! Factory TVLawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)August 1
Shout! Factory TVQ: The Winged Serpent (1982)August 1
ShudderAllegoria (2022)August 1
ShudderAmityville: The Evil Escapes (1989)August 3
ShudderAmityville: A New Generation (1993)August 3
ShudderAmityville: Dollhouse (1996)August 3
ShudderWhat Josiah Saw (2022)August 4
ShudderThe Oracle (1985)August 8
ShudderFreeway (1996)August 8
ShudderMotherly (2021)August 9
ShudderMarionette (2020)August 9
ShudderAlone With You (2021)August 16
ShudderAchoura (2018)August 16
ShudderBloody Oranges (2021)August 16
ShudderGlorious (2022)August 18
ShudderThe Innocents (2022)August 18
Shudder100 Monsters (1968)August 22
ShudderSpook Warfare (1968)August 22
ShudderAlong with Ghosts (1969)August 22
ShudderSnake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (1968)August 22
ShudderSo Vam (2022)August 23
ShudderWatcher (2022)August 26
TubiEve’s Bayou (1977)August 1
TubiAmusement (2008)August 1
TubiBait (2012)August 1
TubiDark Skies (2013)August 1
TubiThe Evil Dead (1981)August 1
TubiEvil Dead II (1987)August 1
TubiFriday the 13th (2009)August 1
TubiHaunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2019)August 1
TubiInsidious (2010)August 1
TubiThe Blob (1988)August 1
TubiThe Cabin in the Woods (2011)August 1
TubiThe Wolfman (2010)August 1
TubiRequiem for a Scream (2022)August 26

Horror Titles Expiring from Streaming Soon

Streaming ServiceMovieDate
HBO MaxBeetlejuice (1988)August 31
HBO MaxBeyond the Black Rainbow (2011)August 31
HBO MaxBlade (1998)August 31
HBO MaxBlade II (2002)August 31
HBO MaxBlade: Trinity (2004)August 31
HBO MaxCloverfield (2008)August 31
HBO MaxDeep Blue Sea (1999)August 31
HBO MaxDown a Dark Hall (2018)August 31
HBO MaxDracula Untold (2014)August 31
HBO MaxFinal Destination (2000)August 31
HBO MaxFinal Destination 2 (2003)August 31
HBO MaxFinal Destination 3 (2006)August 31
HBO MaxFinal Destination 5 (2011)August 31
HBO MaxFrom Dusk Til Dawn (1996)August 31
HBO MaxKing Kong (2005)August 31
HBO MaxLawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)August 31
HBO MaxRed Dragon (2002)August 31
HBO MaxSon of Kong (1933)August 31
HBO MaxThe Final Destination (2009)August 31
HBO MaxUnderworld (2003)August 31
HBO MaxUnderworld: Awakening (2012)August 31
HBO MaxUnderworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)August 31
HuluThe Shape Of Water (2017)August 14
HuluBehind You (2020)August 15
HuluCabin Fever (2003)August 31
NetflixA Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)August 31
NetflixA Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)August 31
NetflixHalloween (unclear which version)August 31
Meg Shields: Meg Shields is the humble farm boy of your dreams and a senior contributor at Film School Rejects. She currently runs three columns at FSR: The Queue, How'd They Do That?, and Horrorscope. She is also a curator for One Perfect Shot and a freelance writer for hire. Meg can be found screaming about John Boorman's 'Excalibur' on Twitter here: @TheWorstNun. (She/Her).