Every horror movie coming to Netflix in April 2022

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal attends AOL's BUILD Speaker Series at AOL Studios In New York on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal attends AOL's BUILD Speaker Series at AOL Studios In New York on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images) /

There are a lot of great horror movies on Netflix already, but each month the streaming service usually adds at least a few more. The following article is a guide to all the new horror movies on Netflix arriving in April, starting on the first but continuing throughout the month.

This April, Netflix is also releasing a new original horror film called Choose or Die. What’s exciting about this feature is that it stars horror icon Robert Englund a.k.a. the one and only Freddy Kreuger. Choose or Die will arrive on the service April 15.

All horror movies on Netflix in April 2022

Streaming April 1

  • Blade (1998)
  • Blade II (2002)
  • Blade: Trinity (2004)

Wesley Snipes stars as the titular character Eric Brooks/Blade in the Blade trilogy. While there is a new Blade movie starring Mahershala Ali coming soon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’ll soon be able to watch these three movies on Netflix. The films follow vampire hunter Blade, with the first movie following his revenge mission as he tries to find the creatures that killed his mother.

Streaming April 1

Dave Franco co-wrote, produced and directed this horror movie released in 2020. Starring Dan Stevens, Alison Brie (who also happens to be Franco’s wife), Sheila Vand, Jeremy Allen White and Toby Huss, The Rental revolves around a group of friends hoping for a celebratory weekend and getting something far more sinister instead. What happens when you believe the host of your rental might be spying on you?

THE RING (2002)
Streaming April 1

The Ring is a horror classic starring Naomi Watts. A remake of the Japanese horror film, The Ring is about a mysterious videotape that supposedly kills the watcher within seven days of viewing. Watts plays Rachel, an investigative journalist researching the tape to see if the urban legend is true after four teenagers supposedly die due to watching the footage.

THE CALL (2013)
Streaming April 10

Halle Berry plays 911 operator Jordan Turner in this tense thriller. Rattled by a recent call, Jordan’s confidence on the job is shaken, but she must put all of that aside when she gets a call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has been abducted by a killer. Jordan is the only one who can save her and bring the man to justice.

Streaming April 10

While not technically a “horror” film, Jake Gyllenhaal is plenty terrifying in this neo-noir psychological thriller. Many fans believe the actor should have won an Academy Award for his unhinged performance in this movie. Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a man who becomes obsessed with Los Angeles’ criminal underbelly and the world of crime journalism.

He starts “nightcrawling,” a term used to describe people who rush to the scene of crimes, accidents, murder, and mayhem in search of the perfect news story. As the film progresses, Lou’s obsession and desire to be first on the scene pushes him toward blurring the line between observer and participant. Rene Russo also stars.

Streaming April 15

Arriving April 15, we don’t have a lot of details on Choose or Die yet beyond the cast and plot. We should get a trailer for the movie soon. The cast for this film is pretty exciting as it stars Asa Butterfield, Eddie Marsen and Freddy Kreuger himself, Robert Englund.

Here is the official Netflix synopsis:

"A broke student who, in pursuit of an unclaimed $100,000 prize, plays an obscure 1980s survival computer game. After a series of unexpectedly terrifying moments, she soon realizes she’s no longer playing for the money, but for her own life."

Streaming April 16

Even though Ouija: Origin of Evil is technically a sequel to Ouija (2014), the movies have nothing to do with each other beyond a couple of references. Origin of Evil is miles better than the first movie. This movie is directed by Mike Flanagan and stars several Haunting of Hill House alums, including Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel and Lulu Wilson.

Plus, it’s just genuinely terrifying. Set in 1967 Los Angeles, Origin of Evil follows a widowed mother and her daughters who run a scam business revolving around an Ouija board. But their new stunt does more than bolster their business—it also invites an evil presence into their home.

What are your favorite horror movies on Netflix? Which of these April picks are you most looking forward to watching?

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