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February is the shortest month of the year but that doesn’t mean it has to be any less filled with enticing film and TV options than any other month. That’s certainly true of this February, which begins and ends with a pair of ripped-from-the-headlines miniseries, beginning with the inside story of an infamous sex tape and ending with a boardroom drama from the ride share world. In between you’ll find everything from killer robots to an in-depth look at one of the 21st century’s most important, and mercurial, musicians.
Welcome to Horrorscope, a monthly column keeping horror nerds and initiates up to date on all the horror content coming to and leaving from your favorite streaming services. Here’s what to watch in February 2022:
February 2022 Horror Streaming Cheat Sheet
If you’re hip to the free streaming service Tubi, you have a couple of deep dives to choose from, including four A Nightmare on Elm Street flicks and several animated Resident Evil ventures. If you read our recent Beat the Algorithm piece and had your interest piqued about Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Tubi has you covered!
A whole bunch of horror anthologies are hitting Shudder this month, including the very good and under-seen Tales from the Hood. The streaming platform is also seeing a number of new releases, including All the Moons, They Live in the Grey, Hellbender, and Slapface, which won the “Best Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi” award at the Cinequest Film Festival in 2021.
In complete news to me, a Netflix Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre film is hitting the platform this month. Directed by David Blue Garcia (Tejano), the sequel follows a group of influencers (sigh) who run afoul of Leatherface while attempting to spruce up a ghost town.
Since it’s the season, you may be wondering where you can watch the Canadian classic My Bloody Valentine. If you’re stateside, you can find the 1981 movie on Starz, Epix, and Spectrum on Demand.
Shudder is adding a new collection dedicated to Boris Karloff, which will arrive on Feb. 1st. It includes The Black Cat, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, House of Frankenstein, The Mummy, and Son of Frankenstein, along with The Old Dark House, and Black Sabbath.
Horror Streaming Highlights for February 2022
Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite Lone Star-sipping horror host is back with a live Valentine’s day special of ghoulish delights. So grab your beverage of choice, some generously iced sugar cookies, and snuggle up for a cozy stay-at-home showing of ooky spooky cinema.
Look, we were big fans of Shudder’s The Last Drive-In before the pandemic hit. And as the Omicron variant continues to force many of us to retreat indoors (the nor’easters and freezing February rain aren’t helping!), anything that makes a night on the couch feel a little more special is worth getting excited about. In last year’s Valentine’s Day special, Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy the Mail Girl (Diana Prince) showcased two twisted love stories: 1994’s Tammy and the T-Rex and 2016’s The Love Witch. As of publishing, this year’s double feature is still under wraps. But with four special guests and the promise of “two movies about deranged passion” and more than enough films to fit the bill, we’re itching to see what Shudder’s resident cowboy has in store.
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