This month of June features a variety of thrillers and horror movies and TV shows coming to the big screen throughout the month, including the highly anticipated horror movie The black phone. Some movies qualify for multiple genres, including thriller, horror, and comedy. The June releases are sure to provide the perfect amount of unsettling, chilling, and overall entertaining media. Most of these films will be released in theaters, but Chris Hemsworth’s spider head and the BBC One series Chloe both will be released on streaming services.
The Prey: Legend of Karnoctus hits theaters June 3
With beloved Danny Trejo, The Prey: The Legend of Karnoctus hits theaters on June 3, 2022. The film centers on a platoon of American soldiers in Afghanistan who become trapped in a cave. They are eventually stalked by a deadly creature that would scare almost any onlooker. Creature features have their solid place in horror and thriller films, but adding machine guns and trained soldiers into the mix could make for an interesting and entertaining film.
Witness Crimes of the Future in theaters June 3
With Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart, Future Crimes is the latest body horror film to hit theaters. The story centers on the concept that the human species will adapt enough to its environment to cause transformations and mutations. This film features a terrifyingly disturbing makeover while maintaining a classic horror tone. Future Crimes is considered by critics to be an artsy film with a fair amount of gross body horror that straddles the line nicely.
Watcher Stalks Theaters June 3
From IFC Films and Shudder, Observer shows the fear a woman feels when she realizes someone is watching her from the building across the street. The young American settles in Romania and feels isolated in a new country whose language she does not know. The psychological thriller has a generally positive response from critics, who commented on the chilling tone throughout the film. Maika Monroe stars as the lead, and she won critical acclaim for her past performance as the scream queen in the iconic 2014 film It follows.
Wild Men loads in theaters June 17
norwegian cinema wild men covers a variety of genres, including comedy, thriller, and horror. The plot follows a man named Martin, who tries to recover from his midlife crisis by traveling through the forest. During his adventure, he meets Musa, who leads him on a spontaneous journey where they deal with the police and drug dealers. The two men slowly develop a friendship, and Martin learns many lessons about his concept of masculinity. wild men has a stellar reception from critics, saying the film is an interesting – but sometimes unsettling – adventure.
Netflix and Chill With Spiderhead on June 17
Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett star in sci-fi thriller titled spider head, which will premiere on June 17, 2022. The premise of the film features two convicts who have agreed to volunteer to experiment in order to reduce their prison sentence. Emotion-altering drugs work too well, making one convict fall in love with another. The prisoner then tries desperately to escape from the prison to save his fellow prisoner. Hemsworth plays the film’s villain, showing a different side that many viewers have never seen of him before.
Find out what happened to Chloe on June 24 on Prime Video
BBC One and Prime Video series Chloe follows Becky, who compares herself to people on Instagram, compulsively following one perfect life in particular – Chloe. One day, Chloe dies and Becky is obsessed with finding out the truth about sudden death. The psychological thriller series has received positive ratings from critics, who say the series adds additional layers to the classic “murder mystery” trope in the media. Becky is unhappy with her life and finds herself thrilled by the investigation to find out what happened to Chloe.
See Flux Gourmet’s Comedy and Horror in theaters June 24
The Black Comedy Horror Movie Gourmet Feed features a group of experimental performance artists. They are known for their disturbing music created by the sounds of food. A stranger is tasked with recording the performers while they live in a remote arts institution. The stranger slowly discovers that he is part of their collective over time, joining the strange and exotic ideals. Critics have reacted well to the film, but there’s a caveat to avoid if your gag reflex kicks in easily.
Answer the Black Phone in theaters June 24
Finally, Ethan Hawke’s long-awaited supernatural horror movie The black phone will hit theaters in late June 2022. The movie has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, adding to the anticipation for the movie so far. The black phone follows a young baseball pitcher who is the sixth child to go missing in a suburban Colorado town. The young boy wakes up in a soundproof room, realizing he is trapped and the only device within reach is a disconnected phone. The phone can transmit the voices of the Grabber’s previous victims, and the boy’s sister has psychic dreams about her brother that send her looking for him. Ethan Hawke made a significant comeback this year in TV shows and movies, so The black phone is sure to leave the audience with another great performance.