Netflix in August is giving us 7 titles that we are interested in. Some are returning series, some are original movies, but all are worthy of a watchlist ping. Let us know what you think and if there are any we’ve missed that you’d like to know.
Coming in August 2022
The Sandman (August 5)
Here is a long-awaited live-action version of by Neil Gaiman comic book classic. At almost 40 years old, the story is taking a turn The Netflix series. The broadcaster had a successful run with Lucifera spin-off character from the comic.
Gaiman himself describes the story of The sand man: A sorceress who tries to capture Death to bargain for eternal life, her younger brother, Dream, instead. Fearing for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost artifacts of power.
I Just Killed Daddy (August 9)
Netflix has hit their true crime docuseries out of the park. Often compelling and full of twists and turns, these true crime titles are a popular sub-genre. I just killed my dad is definitely an attention-grabbing title, so it looks like we’re in for another wild, interesting ride.
Summary: Anthony Templet shot his father and never denied it. But why he did is a complex question with deep implications that go beyond a family.
Locke & Key Season 3 (August 10)
Are you ready to return to the Keyhouse? The popular series Locke & Key is releasing its third season, premiering this month. A nail-biting cliffhanger will likely be dealt with in the season two finale.
Not only that, but this is reportedly the last season of the supernatural thriller. Don’t avoid this if you know what I mean.
School Tales: The Series (August 10)
Who doesn’t love anthologies? With Asian horror becoming fashionable again stateside, we get this offer from Thailand. There are eight stories in total, each with their own ghost story to tell:
A girl who dances to death; a haunted library; canteen food made from human flesh; a headless ghost in the school warehouse; a devil-infested room; a vengeful demon in an abandoned building; and a classroom where only dead students attend.
Will the stories have a wraparound arc? We will have to wait and see.
Day shift (August 12)
Jamie Foxx is a pool boy in Los Angeles who just wants to provide for his daughter The shift of the day. So what’s a little hustle to kill vampires? This highly anticipated action opus is from the creators of John Wick 4 so you know it’s going to be hectic. The trailer alone is watchlist-worthy, and we’ve already checked the box.
Starring Dave Franco and Snoop Dogg, The shift of the day it will probably go through the roof. Will it be Foreign things popular? Probably not, but it seems like a really good time.
Echo (August 19)
This Australian thriller is hitting the States this month. Not much is known about the plot, and that might be a good thing if you like a little mystery with your horror. This comes from the creator of 13 reasons why but it feels a little more like 2021 I know what you did last summer.
Leni and Gina are identical twins who have secretly swapped lives since they were children, culminating in a double life as adults, but one of the sisters disappears and everything in their perfectly planned world is thrown into chaos.
The Girl in the Mirror (August 19)
Anyone else noticing a trend in movie titles starting with “The Girl”? This series is imported from Spain, another country that is rising in the quality of horror entertainment. More severe Last destination tremors, The girl in the mirror intrigued us.
Synopsis: After surviving a bus accident in which almost all of her classmates die, Alma wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the incident… or her past. Her house is full of memories that aren’t hers, and the amnesia and trauma cause her to experience night terrors and visions she can’t explain. With the help of her parents and friends, unknown to her, she will try to unravel the mystery surrounding the accident while trying to recover her life and identity.
July means half the year is over, and boy, has Netflix had a good one. Stranger things have happened.
But it’s not over yet, and the broadcaster has more up its sleeve in July in terms of fascinating content. In the remaining days they are offering some intriguing stories and we have selected a few that caught our attention.
We present them here so you can plan the rest of July in anticipation just like the rest of us.
Poor July 31st
Although 2020 was a great year for many, there were some good titles that came out that year to appease horror fans. Wretched it’s one of those titles and it delivers. With an interesting story and impressively creepy visuals, The Wretched still carries on until its final act. If you didn’t get a chance to see this when it first came out, give it a watch on Netlfix and let it work its magic.
A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parents’ impending divorce, confronts a millennia-old witch who lives under her skin and poses as the woman next door.
Keep breathing on July 28th
At first, it looks like yellow jackets for one, but then it veers into Stephen King-type territory. Whatever, Keep breathing it looks like an adventure in terror and we’ve got our figurative tickets. Shouted (2021) Melissa Barrera stars as a plane crash survivor who is seemingly caught between reality and fantasy. The fantasy part can be more damaging than the elements as her will to survive decreases every hour.
When a small plane crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness, a lone survivor must battle the elements – and her personal demons – to stay alive.
Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi
Netflix has emerged for foreign filmmakers recently. They are not afraid of subtitles although they seem to love bad dubbing. This offer is based on true events and has some interviews in English. But what intrigues us the most is how one person can tear apart so many people and still evade the authorities.
A city, a cold-blooded killer and many terrible crimes. Prepare yourself for the most chilling and bloodthirsty true crime story you’ll ever see. Because this time, evil is closer than you thought it would be.
School Tales Series TBD
As stated above, Netflix is stepping up their foreign horror game. Earlier this month we received the found footage creeper magicand now we have another Taiwanese horror movie, School fairy tales; this time it’s an anthology. It has all the hallmarks of an Asian horror film with curses, classrooms and mean schoolgirls. But will we hold a grudge if it doesn’t live up to our standards?
Every school has its own stories of horror and mystery… the marching band is staying at the school for the annual camp and the members decide to “test” if some of their school’s ghost stories are true.
People of my village July 22
From East Asia to West Africa we get a magical offering with it The people of my village. No, it’s not an autobiography about a ’70s boy band who are famous for a wedding dance, although that might make our 6 Netflix titles we’re interested in on our list. It’s about a coven of witches who seem unhappy with a man standing up to two of them. Will this cast a spell on us or lead us to the forest?
A young man’s weakness for women lands him in trouble when he is caught in a strange love triangle with witches.
The Evil Exorcist Wednesday, July 20th
A TV-MA animated series? Yes, and thank you very much. This Polish series appears in two parts South Park and two parts Beavis and Butt-Head. Apparently, this series is about a freelance exorcist who is dirtier than the monsters he is provoking. Sounds like a typical Saturday to me!
No demon is safe as Bogdan Boner, the alcohol-loving, self-taught exorcist for hire, returns with more inventive, shameful and deadly works.
So that’s it so far; Our 6 Netflix titles we’re interested in to end the month. Even if they’re not as great as we’d like, it’s comforting to know we’re halfway to Halloween.