Melissa Barrera shines in Abigail, but the horror movie won't be on Netflix

The latest horror movie starring Melissa Barrera and Kathryn Newton is getting great reviews!
(from left) Abigail (Alisha Weir) and Sammy (Kathryn Newton) in Abigail, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett. - Courtesy Overlook Film Fest
(from left) Abigail (Alisha Weir) and Sammy (Kathryn Newton) in Abigail, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett. - Courtesy Overlook Film Fest /

One of the buzziest new horror movies of 2024, Abigail, is coming to theaters nationwide beginning on Friday, April 19, 2024, shortly after making its worldwide debut at the Overlook Film Festival held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The new movie stars scream queens Melissa Barrera from the Scream franchise and Netflix series Keep Breathing plus Kathryn Newton, who also starred in a Netflix series, The Society.

Despite both Barrera and Newton having Netflix credentials under their belt, Abigail is not likely to stream on Netflix anytime soon due to its status as a Universal film. The movie is likely bound for Peacock and you learn more about when it will stream on that platform below.

Dan Stevens, William Catlett, Kevin Durand, Angus Cloud, Alisha Weir, and Giancarlo Esposito also star in the vampire horror film, which is rated R and currently has a high approval score of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Abigail will stream on Peacock eventually

Abigail from directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Scream VI, Ready or Not) is a Universal Pictures film. The story is actually a reimagining of Dracula's Daughter, the 1936 movie from the official Universal Classic Monsters saga.

Since it belongs to the Universal library, we should expect Abigail to stream on Peacock. The movie will be released theatrically on April 19, 2024, and usually, Univeral movies stream about 45 days after their theatrical debut. However, that number can fluctuate. For example, the recent films Night Swim and Lisa Frankenstein are both currently on Peacock, but Night Swim took longer to stream despite releasing earlier than Lisa Frankenstein.

Still, we can give an estimate on when to expect Abigail on streaming. It seems likely that the movie will go to Peacock by June, maybe July at the latest if the film does really well at the box office (and therefore stays in cinemas longer).

For those interested in getting a Peacock subscription, I highly recommend checking out the underrated streaming service. While waiting for Abigail to stream, you can watch other popular films like the aforementioned Night Swim and Lisa Frankenstein. Drive-Away Dolls was also recently released on the platform.

To sign-up for Peacock, following these steps:

  1. Go to the official website and create an account.
  2. Select the plan that best suits your needs.
  3. Add your payment information.
  4. Sit back, relax, and enjoy what the streamer has to offer!

Of course, you might also want to wait until Abigail officially starts streaming to sign-up so you don't pay for extra months if that's the only movie you care to watch.

Peacock offers multiple plans, both with ads and without. The popular Premium option gets you everything, but includes ads. It costs just $5.99/month, while the Premium Plus plan is slightly more expensive at $11.99/month, but doesn't have ads and allows you to download and watch select titles offline. Peacock also offers annual plans where you can get 12 months for the cost of 10.

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