Hulu horror and sci-fi additions for February 2019


Hulu doesn’t seem to have much of a selection of new horror, sci-fi or fantasy films for the month of February but there may be a few additions to love among the offerings.

Hulu listings for the month of February are as follows:

February 1:

Into The Dark: Down – Hulu’s February installment for their series Into the Dark deals with two office employees who become trapped in an elevator over Valentine’s Day weekend. This being a horror series, what first appears to be a situation with romantic potential soon becomes dangerous.

Record of Grancrest War: Complete Season 1 – This anime series tells the story of Siluca, a young man attempting to free his town from a tyrannical lord.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Tim Burton’s version of the popular Roald Dahl book features Johnny Depp as Willie Wonka, and Freddie Highmore as Charlie, with Danny Elfman providing the score. As opposed to the original version, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, this incarnation tells Wonka’s back story, and it’s a real downer.

Deep Blue Sea –Scientists attempting to cure Alzheimer’s at a remote research facility are in big trouble when a shark they are experimenting on manages to escape. Although initially successful in its opening weekend, it soon fell behind other blockbuster movies The Sixth Sense and The Blair Witch Project. Interesting fact: the budget for Jaws was $3.5 million, whereas 1999’s Deep Blue Sea was budgeted at $82 million.

Hulu—Deep Blue Sea—Courtesy Warner Bros.

Equilibrium – Christian Bale plays an enforcement officer in a dismal future where feelings are outlawed. After accidentally missing a dose of the mood suppressing drugs all citizens are required to take, he begins to feel emotions and fight back.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army – One month after Hellboy was released, a sequel was announced. It took four years, but Hellboy II was finally released. This version features original stars Ron Perlman and Selma Blair. Hellboy and his pals fight Prince Nuada for the right to command the Golden Army.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – Angelina Jolie plays video game icon Lara Croft, who must fight the forces of evil to hunt down some powerful artifacts. A box office success, Tomb Raider was nevertheless a critical bomb, with Jolie receiving a Golden Raspberry nomination for Worst Actress (she lost to Glitter’s Mariah Carey).

Marathon Man – Even if you have never seen this film, you surely know “the scene.” The one, where Laurence Olivier performs some very uncomfortable dental surgery on Dustin Hoffman, sans Novocaine? Also featuring Roy Scheider and William Devane, Marathon Man is about a grad student who becomes embroiled in an international conspiracy (and gets some unwanted dental work in the bargain).

Hulu—Marathon Man—Courtesy Paramount Pictures

Mortal Kombat – Beginning its life as a video game, Mortal Kombat made it to the big screen in 1995. Highlander’s Christopher Lambert and Bridgette Wilson (I Know What You Did Last Summer and House on Haunted Hill) appear in this fantasy/action film, about three warriors led by god Raiden to combat an evil sorcerer. Of course, it’s all in an attempt to save the earth!

Mortal Kombat Annihilation – More of the same, as six warriors are given six days to save the earth from an invasion (again).

Terminator 2: Judgement Day – Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as the “good twin”, a cyborg who looks just like the one who attempted to kill Sarah Conner in Terminator. This time, his mission is to protect Sarah’s son, John. Terminator 2 was the highest-grossing film of 1991, and it helped to cement Schwarzenegger’s reign as a box office powerhouse.

Hulu—Terminator 2—Courtesy Carolco Pictures

The ToyboxThe Toybox was screened at the coveted Texas Frightmare Weekend in May of last year. On a summer vacation, Denise Richards and family are road-tripping it in an RV. Along the way, they pick up Mischa Barton and her brother, who have broken down on the highway. The RV goes all “Maximum Overdrive”, and starts attempting to kill its passengers.

Unforgettable – When Dr. Krane (Ray Liotta) is the victim of an attempted frame-up for his wife’s murder, he uses an experimental drug that allows him to access other people’s memories. Krane becomes obsessed with finding his wife’s killer, and the drug begins to threaten his own life.

Universal Soldier – This sci-fi /action film features Jean-Claude Van Damme as an Army soldier killed in Vietnam. He is later brought back in a top-secret military project referred to as the Universal Soldier program. Despite the fact that his memories were supposedly erased, he finds out about his past, and escapes. Dolph Lundgren appears as Van Damme’s psychotic sergeant, who is also brought back to life.

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 – Craven produced this film, which stars Gerard Butler, Christopher Plummer, Omar Epps and Jennifer Esposito. Thieves break into a chamber in search of valuable paintings, but instead find Count Dracula himself. Upon his release, Dracula goes to New Orleans to track down Van Helsing’s daughter.

Hulu—Dracula 2000—Courtesy Dimension Films

February 2:

Cabin Fever – Eli Roth made Cabin Fever in 2002, and this remake (co-written and executive produced by Roth) was released in 2016. Five pals decide to camp out in a cabin in the woods (as five pals will do), and their getaway goes bad when they are exposed to a horrible flesh-eating virus.

February 16:

Proven Innocent: Series Premiere – A legal team in search of justice works to reopen investigations, hoping to aid in the release of innocent people who were once thought to be guilty.

February 20:

Stan Against Evil: Complete Season 3 – John C. McGinley and Janet Varney return as the current and former sheriffs, who have teamed up to battle evil in their New Hampshire town.

February 23:

Death Wish – Eli Roth directed this remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson film. In this version, Bruce Willis plays the Chicago doc who seeks revenge on the men who killed his wife and left his daughter in a coma.

February 26:

The Enemy Within: Series Premiere – An FBI agent (Morris Chestnut) trying to track down a dangerous criminal enlists the help of a former CIA operative (Jennifer Carpenter, who was so wonderful in Dexter), now a notorious traitor serving life in prison.

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February 28:

The Guilty – This Danish thriller was screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and will soon be remade in America with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. When a police officer placed on desk duty takes an emergency call from a woman who has been kidnapped, he is forced to enlist other people to help him save her.

I think there are a few movies / series to love in February, how do you feel about the new additions? Leave a comment letting us know what you are looking forward to seeing on Hulu next month.