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Vile VOD: Seven New Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller Releases To Stream This April

Saturday, April 1, 2023 | News, Vile VOD


Sorry to report that no new horror films were released to streaming platforms this month…Psych – Happy April Fools’! Check out these new-to-streaming genre releases coming to a living room near you. 

Available On-Demand and Digital April 27, 2023.

Starring Tatum Matthews, David Girard, Sinda Nichols, Franklin Ritch, Lance Henriksen
Written & Directed by Franklin Ritch
XYZ Films

Genre & Synopsis: Sci-Fi. A team of special agents discovers a revolutionary new computer program to bait and trap online predators. After teaming up with the program’s troubled developer, they soon find that the AI is rapidly advancing beyond its original purpose.



Available to stream exclusively on Shudder on April 14, 2023.

Starring Anna Camp, Jennifer Lafleur, John Ales, Travis Hammer, Richie Montgomery
Written by Jessub Flower & Thomas Marchese
Directed by Thomas Marchese

Genre & Synopsis: Horror. A young mother, crushed by guilt after the disappearance of her young son 5 years previously, is presented with a bizarre offer to learn the truth and set things right. But how far is she willing to go, and is she willing to pay the terrifying price for a chance to hold her boy again?



Available to stream on Screambox and On-Demand on April 4, 2023.

Starring Don Mancini, Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise, Billy Boyd, John Waters, Tony Gardner, David Kirshner, Marlon Wayans, Abigail Breslin, Lin Shaye, Dan Povenmire
Directed by Kyra Elise Gardner
Cinedigm & Bloody Disgusting

Genre & Synopsis: Documentary. Storming into pop culture in 1988, the killer doll known as Chucky proved that Child’s Play was anything but. It went on to spawn six sequels, a TV series, a reboot, comic books, a video game, and extensive merchandise. Living with Chucky recounts the dedication, creativity, and sacrifice that went into making the franchise and its long-lasting impact on the horror community.



Available on On-Demand and Digital on April 18, 2023.

Starring Paula Brasca, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Pooya Mohseni, Christopher Kirby, Agustin Olcese
Written by Taz Pereyra
Directed by Nathan Crooker, Lorcan Finnegan, Carlos Goitia
Black Mandala

Genre & Synopsis: Horror. Candy is a late-night radio DJ with a program where people call to tell her real horror stories. One of her listeners begins to call her insistently. Candy quickly discovers that there is a strange connection between them. Soon she will find out how far an obsessed fan is willing to go.



Available on Digital and On-Demand on April 18, 2023.

Starring Sananthachat Thanapatpisal, Patchata Jan-Ngern, Khemanit Jamikorn, Chanagun Apornsutinan
Written by Kanpong Banjongpinit, Lee Thongkham, Sorawi Alapach
Directed by Kanpong Banjongpinit
4Digital Media

Genre & Synopsis: Horror/Comedy. After not seeing each other for a long time, 5 teenage friends living in the city of Bangkok go on a vacation together, staying at a quiet resort isolated from the city. Things take a dark turn, when it’s revealed each of them have hidden secrets and unbeknownst to the group, there is someone observing them.



Available on Digital on April 11, 2023.

Starring Thomas Parigi, Edwige Blondiau, Lou Lampros, Jean-Louise Coulloc’h
Written by Lucas Delangle, Olivier Strauss
Directed by Lucas Delangle
Dark Star Pictures

Genre & Synopsis: Thriller. When Jacky’s grandmother, a renowned healer, suddenly passes away and a particularly compelling young woman with a mysterious rash arrives on his doorstep, he has no choice but to stay and try to help. As her condition worsens, it becomes clear that she’s afflicted with no ordinary illness. She’s transforming into something dangerous before his eyes, but he’s already in too deep to abandon her.



Available on VOD and Digital on April 7, 2023.

Starring Travis Coles, Michael Urie, Frankie Grande, Nicholas Logan, Troy Iwata, Noah Ricketts, Sean Grandillo, Camden Garcia, Veanne Cox
Written & Directed by Wesley Taylor & Alex Wyse
The Horror Collective

Genre & Synopsis: Horror/Comedy. Summoning Sylvia tells the tale of Larry, who has been kidnapped by his three best friends for a bachelor weekend getaway at a haunted house. As they sashay through the dusty corridors, the comrades recount the house’s legend from a hundred years ago: a murderous woman named Sylvia slaughtered her son and buried him beneath the house’s floorboards. But then Larry remembers that he was supposed to spend the weekend bonding with Harrison, his mysterious future brother-in-law. Horrified at his oversight, Larry invites the army-uniformed, hetero Harrison to join his gaggle’s gay-cation, neglecting to run it by his friends. Later, as they hold a high-spirited séance to summon the sinister Sylvia, the group ends up welcoming more houseguests than they bargained for.


Grace Detwiler
Rue Morgue's Online Assistant Editor - Grace Detwiler (@finalgirlgrace) is a freelance film journalist and law student. Her original work can be found on her blog, FinalGirlGrace, as well as in Rue Morgue's print and online publications.