Hulu ups their competition against Netflix by making several new horror and sci-fi titles available to stream in April.
If you’re like me, you’ve practically cleared out everything horror and sci-fi related on Netflix — at least those worth watching. You’re then left waiting month to month to see which new titles are added, only to find a small handful of picks that sound any good. That’s when you’re already out of new movies to watch by the end of the first week of the month.
Fortunately, Hulu has tagged in for the save, offering plenty of titles of its own to stream. Its selection is surprisingly pretty strong, compared to the pitiful offerings the service used to provide. While Hulu focuses primarily on TV, it seems they were going to have to give us something better in the way of movies, if they’re going to keep up with Netflix.
Anyway, read on for the complete list, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting:
Available April 1st
After astronomer Zane Zaminski (Charlie Sheen) discovers a radio transmission that originated from space, he tells his boss, who ignores him. Zane is promptly fired, and decides to investigate the signal himself. When he discovers a return radio transmission from Mexico, he goes to explore. There he meets climate scientist Ilana Green (Lindsay Crouse), who is studying anomalies in gases in the area. Zane soon makes a shocking finding that puts him in great danger.
An office worker (Fran Kranz) springs into action after learning that his colleague (Pedro Pascal) is a scheming vampire.
Without remembering how they got there, several strangers awaken in a prison of cubic cells, some of them booby-trapped. The prisoners must use their combined skills if they are to escape.
Cube 2: Hypercube
A group of strangers wakes up in a sealed room with no means of escape. The eight people must find their way out of the room. But more rooms await them, and each one is increasingly dangerous. Also, it appears physical laws do not apply in this strange and deadly environment.
A monitor (Zachary Bennett) decides to help a captive (Stephanie Moore) escape from a structure in which trapped occupants meet ghastly deaths.
From Dusk Till Dawn
On the run from a bank robbery that left several police officers dead, Seth Gecko (George Clooney) and his paranoid, loose-cannon brother, Richard (Quentin Tarantino), hightail it to the Mexican border. Kidnapping preacher Jacob Fuller (Harvey Keitel) and his kids, the criminals sneak across the border in the family’s RV and hole up in a topless bar. Unfortunately, the bar also happens to be home base for a gang of vampires, and the brothers and their hostages have to fight their way out.
The Dead Zone
When Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) awakens from a coma caused by a car accident, he finds that years have passed, and he now has psychic abilities. Heartbroken that his girlfriend (Brooke Adams) has moved on with her life, Johnny also must contend with his unsettling powers, which allow him to see a person’s future with a mere touch. After shaking the hand of aspiring politician Greg Stillson (Martin Sheen), Johnny sees the danger presented by the candidate’s rise and resolves to kill him.
After a comet causes a radiation storm on Earth, machines come to life and turn against their makers. Holed up in a North Carolina truck stop, a group of survivors must fend for themselves against a mass of homicidal trucks. A diner cook, Bill Robinson (Emilio Estevez), emerges as the unlikely leader of the pack, attempting to find an escape plan for himself and the survivors, who include his boss, Bubba Hendershot (Pat Hingle), and a newlywed couple.
A young nurse (Katrina Bowden) begins to suspect that a sexy colleague (Paz de la Huerta) is responsible for murdering a string of unfaithful men.
After his son dies in a hit-and-run accident, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) seeks revenge against the teenagers responsible. With the help of a local witch, Ed summons the vengeful demon Pumpkinhead to hunt and kill the group of friends. But when Ed discovers a bond between himself and the creature, he begins to have second thoughts about employing the vicious monster, and he fights to end Pumpkinhead’s murderous rampage before it is too late.
Scream, Blacula, Scream
When a hated rival, Lisa Fortier (Pam Grier), is chosen to lead the voodoo cult of Willis Daniels’ (Richard Lawson) late mother, a vengeful Willis brings the doomed vampire Prince Mamuwalde (William Marshall) back to life. Willis soon finds the vampire too powerful to control, and Lisa agrees to perform a spell that will break the curse placed on the prince. But, when racist sheriff Dunlop (Michael Conrad) gets involved, the vampire unleashes his deadly revenge.
A creepy gas-station attendant (Crispin Glover) and his twin brother terrorize five unsuspecting collegians at a campground.
Teen Wolf Too
Although awkward college student Todd Howard (Jason Bateman) is particularly adept at science, he’s paying for school with an athletic scholarship that he will lose should he not fare well in an upcoming boxing tournament. Luckily for Todd, he has inherited the same family curse that once turned his cousin into a werewolf. As he transforms into the hairy, fanged, howling monster, he finds both his physical agility and his popularity skyrocketing — but at what cost?
The mysterious driver (Charlie Sheen) of a turbocharged domestic car drag-races an Arizona hot rodder (Nick Cassavetes) in the desert.
Zombies of Mass Destruction
An Iranian college student (Janette Armand) and a gay businessman (Doug Fahl) join a band of townspeople to fight deadly walking corpses.
Available April 4th
In the near future, a mechanized police force patrols the streets and deals with lawbreakers — but now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid is stolen and given new programming, he acquires the ability to feel and think for himself. While the robot, dubbed “Chappie (Sharlto Copley),” puzzles out human behavior, the authorities begin to see him as a danger to mankind and order; they will stop at nothing to ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.
After his daughter (Abigail Breslin) is infected with a virus that transforms her into a zombie, a small-town farmer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) will stop at nothing to save her.
Available April 19th
Hayley (Ellen Page) is a precocious teenager who goes to a coffee shop to meet Jeff (Patrick Wilson), the photographer she met on the Internet. Jeff thinks he is in for a real treat, but Hayley plays a trick on him. After drugging Jeff and tying him down, Hayley reveals that she knows Jeff preys on teenage girls and she has a plan to wring a confession from him.
Available April 23rd
After carefree teenager Jay (Maika Monroe) sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh (Jake Weary), for the first time, she learns that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed from victim to victim via sexual intercourse. Death, Jay learns, will creep inexorably toward her as either a friend or a stranger. Jay’s friends don’t believe her seemingly paranoid ravings, until they too begin to see the phantom assassins and band together to help her flee or defend herself.
Well, that’s it for the new movies on Hulu for April! Also, be on the lookout for the conclusions of several TV show seasons, giving viewers the chance to binge-watch them in full — 11.22.63, Sleepy Hollow, and iZombie will be wrapping up on April 4, while the freshman season of Lucifer will be fully available on April 26.