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Awesome Thrillers

Kaleidoscope (Trailer)

Kaleidoscope (Trailer)

Giancarlo Esposito heads up the cast of this Netflix series about a master thief who assembles a crew to pull off a $7 billion heist. With its story unfolding over 25 years, the episodes stream in random order other than the finale. Each resulting sequence offers differing perspectives on the story. Drops 1.1.2023.

Cocaine Bear (Trailer)

Cocaine Bear (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language/Gore) Any movie with the tagline “On a rampage for blow and blood” can’t be all bad, right? This dark comedy is inspired by the insane true story of a drug runner whose plane crashed in the woods of Georgia, and the bear that ingested an insane amount of coke after finding a duffel bag filled with the drug.

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Laboratory Conditions

Laboratory Conditions

Marisa Tomei, Minnie Driver, and Paulo Costanzo star in this unsettling short film about a body that goes missing from a hospital. When the patient’s doctor goes looking, she stumbles onto an experiment that attempts to capture what happens to our souls when we die. Written by Terry Rossio and directed by Jocelyn Stamat.

The Devil’s Hour (Trailer)

The Devil’s Hour (Trailer)

Peter Capaldi and Jessica Raine star in this series about a woman whose nightmares draw her into the hunt for a serial killer. But like all good psychological thrillers, not everything is what it seems. Given the mention of time travel, we’re convinced that Capaldi is an evil incarnation of Doctor Who. Drops 10.28.222 on Prime Video.

Shantaram (Trailer)

Shantaram (Trailer)

Charlie Hunnam stars in this Apple TV+ series about a man who tries to flee his past by moving to India and reinventing himself as a doctor. But he can’t escape his nature and finds himself pulled into Bombay’s underworld. Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory David Roberts. We want to call it “Slums of Anarchy.”

Athena (Trailer)

Athena (Trailer)

After a soldier loses his youngest brother in an apparent police altercation, he returns home to help bring justice to the fallen. But things quickly escalate as the community wants revenge. Director Romain Gavras’ immersive Athena drops us smack-dab into the middle of a tense and chaotic scene. Coming to Netflix 9.23.2022.

Beast (Trailer)

Beast (Trailer)

Idris Elba and Sharlto Copley star in this survival thriller about a family who goes on an African safari vacation, only to encounter the feline equivalent of Cujo. Will they evade the deadly lion’s claws, or will the beast prove it’s at the top of the food chain? Directed by Baltasar Kormakur (Everest, Adrift).

Don’t Worry Darling (Trailer)

Don’t Worry Darling (Trailer)

Florence Pugh and Harry Styles star in this movie about a couple living in idyllic 1950s suburbia. But this corporate-created community hides dark secrets behind its facade. Olivia Wilde (Booksmart) directed this ambitious psychological thriller which also stars Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, and Nick Kroll. In theaters 9.23.22.

Chariot (Trailer)

Chariot (Trailer)

John Malkovich portrays an eccentric doctor who helps patients transition through their reincarnations. The story’s protagonist is one such patient who experiences a glitch in the system, which could have major repercussions on his very existence. And no, we have no idea what’s up with the creepy elephant masks.

Alfred Hitchcock’s 39 Stairs

Alfred Hitchcock’s 39 Stairs

Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock had a thing for staircases, going so far as naming one of his movies The 39 Steps. Editor and Hitchcock fan Max Tohline created this montage of 39 staircase shots from 39 films directed by Hitch, from Easy Virtue in his early career through his penultimate 1972 film Frenzy.

NOPE (Trailer)

NOPE (Trailer)

Writer-director Jordan Peele’s new thriller stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun as residents of a dusty California town who witness a terrifying, otherworldly phenomenon. Shot by the great cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema, it looks like Close Encounters of the Creepy Kind to us. Drops 7.22.22.

Firestarter (2022)

Firestarter (2022)

The 1984 version of Firestarter with Drew Barrymore is already quite good. But horror producer Blumhouse thinks it’s time to revisit the Steven King classic story about a little girl with pyrokinetic powers, and her struggles to control her abilities and focus them only on the bad guys. In theaters and streaming on Peacock 5.13.22.

Dexter: New Blood (Trailer)

Dexter: New Blood (Trailer)

It’s been 8 years since the series finale – now Dexter Morgan is back. He’s now living an ordinary life in a small town, but when he encounters an unsolved mystery about a missing child, it reawakens his Dark Passenger, with his dearly departed sister Deb as the guiding voice inside his head. Coming to Showtime 11.7.2021.

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Old (Trailer)

Old (Trailer)

In this creepy thriller film from M. Night Shyamalan, a family vacationing on a beach has their trip ruined when they stumble onto the remains of a body in the sand. But that’s the least of their problems, as they start aging rapidly and experiencing a lifetime’s worth of changes in a single day. In theaters 7.23.21.

Equinox (Trailer)

Equinox (Trailer)

This Danish series follows the story of Astrid, a woman whose sister vanished two decades ago with 20 other students on a graduation trip. Despite the case being closed, Astrid can’t escape the feeling that there’s more to the story and heads down the rabbit hole in pursuit of answers. The first season hits Netflix on 12.30.2020.

Songbird (Trailer)

Songbird (Trailer)

In case the COVID-19 nightmare isn’t scary enough, Songbird is a dystopian thriller that envisions the pandemic four years into quarantine when the virus has changed. So has humanity. The world is in lockdown with “sanitation” squads forcing infected people into camps, resulting in a terrifying end-times Romeo & Juliet story.

Horizon Line (Trailer)

Horizon Line (Trailer)

A couple is headed to their friends’ tropical island wedding aboard a small airplane when the pilot suffers a fatal heart attack. This tense thriller puts us inside the cockpit as they try to survive with no flying experience, surrounded by ocean, and a dangerous storm closing in on them.

Possessor (Trailer)

Possessor (Trailer)

Writer/Director Brandon Cronenberg presents a dark sci-fi thriller about a corporate assassin who uses brain-implant technology to take over other people’s minds to get close to her targets. But it’s not easy for her to extract herself from every mind she occupies. Coming to select theaters and drive-ins 10.9.2020.

The Quarry (Trailer)

The Quarry (Trailer)

Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, and Catalina Sandino Moreno star in this thriller about a drifter who kills a traveling preacher, then assumes the man’s life in a small town unfamiliar with his appearance. When the local police chief suspects something is amiss, things take an even darker turn. Drops 4/17/2020.

TENET (Trailer)

TENET (Trailer)

Writer/Director Christopher Nolan is back, and his latest film looks like another wild ride. Plot details are thin, but the time travel thriller it has something to do with an agent who must go deep, deep undercover to prevent a catastrophe from ending us all. Drops 7/17/2020.

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Earthquake Bird (Trailer)

Earthquake Bird (Trailer)

Based on Susanna Jones’ mystery novel, this disquieting thriller takes place in 1989 Toyko, where a troubled young expat and a local photographer connect, and their relationship takes a dark turn when a woman they befriend suddenly goes missing, and is presumed dead. In theaters 11/1/19, and on Netflix 11/15/19.

Hunt A Killer

Hunt A Killer

Most subscription box memberships provide you with products. Hunt A Killer provides an experience. Its monthly “episodes” consists of correspondence and other items sent by a fictional serial killer. Use the criminal’s items against them and solve the case.

Bird Box (Trailer)

Bird Box (Trailer)

Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich stars in this post-apocalyptic thriller. Based on Josh Malerman’s eponymous 2014 novel, Bird Box sees a series of horrible events triggered by strange creatures. If you see them, your worst fears appear before you. Premieres 12/21/18.

Hold The Dark (Trailer)

Hold The Dark (Trailer)

A child’s disappearance in the wilderness of Alaska beckons the expertise of an expert in wolf behavior. What he finds is far more sinister than anyone could have expected. Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård and Riley Keough star in this Netflix thriller. Drops 9/28/18.

Warning Shot (Trailer)

Warning Shot (Trailer)

David Spade embraces his darkness in this drama about a family who finds themselves in danger when they inherit their family farm, and find out that others will do anything to control its water rights. Stars Bruce Dern, Guillermo Diaz, Tammy Blanchard, and James Earl Jones.

Final Score (Trailer)

Final Score (Trailer)

Dave Bautista stars as an ex-soldier caught in a terrorist attack during a soccer match, and the bad guys want him to take out their chosen target or they’ll kill 35,000 people, including his niece. We kept wanting the guy on the walkie to say “Must catch moose and squirrel.”

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