14 New Horror Movies Streaming On Max And Netflix This Month

Roll into February with GODZLLA and A GHOST STORY on Max and Netflix's giant Kaiju courtesy of Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM.

By Dolores Quintana · @doloresquintana · February 5, 2024, 4:20 PM EST
PACIFIC RIM (2013)
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We've got a whole new batch of horror movies streaming on Max and Netflix for February. Both streaming services have Kaiju coming your way in the form of Godzilla on MAX and Guillermo del Toro's vision of Kaiju versus Jaegers, Pacific Rim, on Netflix.

Kaiju aren't the only giant monsters coming our way this month, we also have Anaconda, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube. But Netflix and Max have a variety of other horror movie selections, including two films in the Resident Evil franchise with Milla Jovovich and George Cosmatos' Leviathan. There's something for every horror fan coming to Max and Netflix in February.

Friday the 13th (2009)

FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009)

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This version of Friday the 13th is the reboot directed by Marcus Nispel, who also directed the Platinum Dunes remake of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre—the movie stars Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Aaron Yoo, Amanda Righetti, and Derek Mears. The slasher was financially successful and had the original cinematographer of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Daniel C. Pearl, lensing the film.

Friday the 13th is now streaming on Max.

A Ghost Story (2017)

A GHOST STORY (2017)

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David Lowery's film about a man who becomes a ghost, even with the requisite sheet with eyeholes, stars Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, and Will Oldham. The plight of the man C, husband to the woman known only as M, once he dies and can no longer do anything or communicate with his beloved wife is shown. It's the opposite of the typical story of a haunting, concentrating instead on the ghost's new and frustrating life.

A Ghost Story is now streaming on Max.

Godzilla (1998)

GODZILLA (1998)

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Roland Emmerich's Godzilla is the first American production of a film about the beloved Kaiju made with the approval of Toho Studios—the Tri-Star film stars Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, and Hank Azaria.

Originally, the film was to be directed by Jan de Bont (Speed), and eventually, Emmerich signed on prior to the success of Independence Day. The film was financially successful but did not do well with critics. The fact that it is on streaming could give horror fans a chance to watch the film and decide for themselves.

Godzilla (1998) is now streaming on Max.

Godzilla 2000 (1999)

GODZILLA 2000 (1999)

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One of the good things from the release of Tri-Star's Godzilla is that fan demand convinced Toho Studios to greenlight a new Toho Studios-produced Godzilla film. Takao Okawara directed the film, and Takehiro Murata, Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, and Mayu Suzuki star in the movie.

After a UFO is discovered and flies away from scientists trying to study it, Godzilla arrives at a village, causing a battle with the Japanese Defense Forces. However, the UFO returns and wants to capture Godzilla for sinister reasons.

Godzilla 2000 is now streaming on Max.

Leviathan (1989)

LEVIATHAN (1989)

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George P. Cosmatos (Tombstone, The Cassandra Crossing) and father of Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow, Mandy) directed this tale of a mutated monster that attacks the crew of an undersea mining operation.

The film stars Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, Ernie Hudson, Michael Carmine, Lisa Eilbacher, and Héctor Elizondo. The creature is one that mutates human bodies as it infects them, which makes for some pretty gruesome special effects.

Leviathan is now streaming on Max.

Midsommar (2019)

MIDSOMMAR (2019)

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Midsommar is the only possible way for Ari Aster to one-up his work in Hereditary. While his debut feature was more minor in scale and limited to one home, Midsommar takes his unfortunate crew of college students to Sweden, where their lives become entangled with that of an equally strange but different cult.

The themes of family are intact, but this film expands into the realm of romantic relationships with similarly disturbing results. The film stars Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Ellora Torchia, Archie Madekwe, and Will Poulter.

Midsommar is now streaming on Max.

Se7en (1995)

SE7EN (1995)

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Se7en was celebrated director David Fincher's breakthrough and second film after the disappointment of his feature debut, Alien 3. Formerly a highly successful music video and commercial director, Fincher became known for his style as a director, which served him well in Se7en, the story of two detectives trailing a serial killer whose gruesome murders are modeled on the Biblical Seven Deadly Sins.

The film reportedly didn't do well with test audiences but was a surprise and massive hit. It stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and John C. McGinley. The writer of the film, Andrew Kevin Walker, plays the dead body at the first crime scene.

Se7en is now streaming on Max.

The Visit (2015)

THE VISIT (2015)

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M. Night Shyamalan's film The Visit was the director's first foray into the found footage genre. A brother and sister are left by their mother with their grandparents after a long estrangement, as the mother goes on vacation with her new boyfriend.

The brother and sister start documenting their grandparent's odd behavior with a camcorder and keep in contact with their mother with a laptop. Things begin to get violent and frightening, and the kids beg their mom to rescue them before it is too late. The Visit stars Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, and Kathryn Hahn. The film does contain a teenage rap.

The Visit is now streaming on Max.

Anaconda (1997)

ANACONDA (1997)

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Luis Llosa's Anaconda is a gloriously goofy giant snake movie that stars J.Lo and Ice Cube. If that doesn't sell you on the film, I don't know what will. Oh wait, Jon Voight plays a bad guy who is so villainous that no one can tell where his accent comes from. Technically, he is supposed to be Paraguayan, but that hardly matters as the snake-based terror begins.

The film also stars Eric Stoltz, who strangely spends most of the movie in a coma, Owen Wilson, Kari Wuhrer, Danny Trejo, and one beautiful animatronic snake.

Anaconda is now streaming on Netflix.

It (2017)

IT (2017)

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Andy Muschietti's It managed what some thought was an impossible feat, remake the beloved TV movie version from the 90s successfully. Bill Skarsgård took over the role made famous by Tim Curry and earned praise for his efforts.

Muschetti added new scares that subsequently became famous for their effectiveness and the cast of child actors, particularly those of Sophia Lillis, as Beverly Marsh, Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozer, and Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom.

It is available to stream on Netflix.

Pacific Rim (2013)

PACIFIC RIM (2013)

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Guillermo del Toro's magnificent and underrated Pacific Rim graces Netflix this month, and that means it's time to get to watch it. A Kaiju movie that is not about Godzilla or other Toho Studios monsters with equally giant Mecha machines that run on a pair of pilots who combine their mental talents through a process called drifting.

The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman and is a gorgeous-looking technological marvel with a sense of humor and a heart. It's just so entertaining and has, for my money, the best St. Crispin's Day speech of all the many homages to the original by William Shakespeare.

Pacific Rim is now streaming on Netflix.

Resident Evil (2002)

RESIDENT EVIL (2002)

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Paul W.S. Anderson, no, not the Boogie Nights Paul Anderson, the other one, has made another film that is now a touchstone for horror fans, Event Horizon. Resident Evil is his most commercially successful effort and franchise, with six sequels that ended in 2016.

While critics do not highly regard the movie, it is very popular with audiences and has a great look. The style and visuals of the film are its strongest qualities. It stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, and James Purefoy.

Resident Evil is now streaming on Netflix.

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION (2012)

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The fifth installment in the highly successful Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Retribution, is a bonkers movie with lots of clones of characters in the series who are long dead, lots of fighting and zombie hordes, mind-controlling scarabs, and simulations of different cities and time periods.

Did I mention there are a lot of clones? Anyway, the movie stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Oded Fehr, and Sienna Guillory.

Resident Evil: Retribution is now streaming on Netflix.

X (2022)

X (2022)

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Who doesn't love a good slasher set in Texas in the 70s? No one! Ti West's "psycho biddy" serial killer movie about a crew of filmmakers who pick the wrong farm as the location for their newest adult film is back. Killers, 70s fashions, hot actors, and a giant alligator combine to make one of 2022 most talked about films.

X stars Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, and Owen Campbell, a sizzling cast for a hot and sultry slasher.

Ti West's X is now available to stream on Netflix.