Here’s a list of all the horror, thriller, true crime, and sci-fi movies and series coming to Netflix in August 2021. The list is based on titles in the USA.

August 2021 features many new horror movies, thrillers, true crime, and sci-fi titles coming to Netflix in the US.

The list of horror, thriller, true crime, sci-fi movies, and series coming to Netflix in August 2021 will be edited regularly with new titles as they’re released. So be sure to bookmark this page!

Dates and titles are subject to change.

Genre titles available on Netflix on August 1, 2021:

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
The Machinist (2004)
Inception (2010)
Space Cowboys (2000)

Top Secret UFO Projects Declassified (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 3, 2021

Though claims of extraterrestrial encounters have long been dismissed, many believe the existence of UFOs is not just likely, but a certainty.

Aftermath (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 4, 2021

Desperate to save their marriage, a young couple takes a deal and moves into their dream home, but disturbing events reveal the house’s troubled history.

Read our AFTERMATH review >

Hit & Run: Season 1 (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 6, 2021

A man searching for the truth behind his wife’s death becomes caught up in a dangerous web of secrets and intrigue stretching from New York to Tel Aviv.

The Swarm (2020)

Available on Netflix: August 6, 2021

Virginie lives on a farm with her children Laura (15) and Gaston (7) and raises locusts as a high-protein crop. Life is hard: money worries and practical problems are piling up, tensions with her kids and neighbors are running high. But everything changes when she discovers the locusts have a taste for blood.

Read our THE SWARM review >

Brand New Cherry Flavor – Limited series (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 13, 2021

A filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early ’90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge — and kittens.


Gone for Good – Limited series (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 13, 2021

Ten years after losing the two people he loved most, a man finds himself plunged into another dizzying mystery when his girlfriend suddenly vanishes. French thriller series based on a Harlan Coben novel.

Read our GONE FOR GOOD review >

Black Island (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 18, 2021

The dark secrets of a seemingly peaceful island threaten to swallow up an orphaned student when he grows close to a mysterious new teacher.

Read our BLACK ISLAND review >

Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 18, 2021

British serial killer Dennis Nilsen narrates his life and crimes via a series of chilling audiotapes recorded from his jail cell.

Read our THE NILSEN TAPES review >

Sweet Girl (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 20, 2021

He lost the love of his life to a pharmaceutical company’s greed. Now his daughter is without a mother, and he’s without justice. For now.

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 23, 2021

The world of “The Witcher” expands in this 2D anime film that explores a powerful new threat facing the Continent.

The Old Ways (2020)

Available on Netflix: August 25, 2021

A reporter visits her birthplace in Veracruz for a story about tribal culture, only to be kidnapped by locals who believe she’s demonically possessed.

Read our THE OLD WAYS review >

Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes – Season 1 (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 25, 2021

She’s back from the dead and has a newfound thirst for blood. Meanwhile, her family’s funeral parlor desperately needs more business. Hmm, what if…

Read our POST MORTEM review >

Clickbait: Season 1 (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 25, 2021

In this thriller series, eight different points of view provide tantalizing clues to the perpetrator of a gruesome crime fueled by social media.

Read our CLICKBAIT review >

Open Your Eyes (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 25, 2021

In the aftermath of tragedy, a teen finds herself at a memory disorder center, where she bonds with other patients who have experienced similar traumas.

Read our OPEN YOUR EYES review >

John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer (2021)

Available on Netflix: August 25, 2021

Claiming to perform miracles, medium João Teixeira de Faria rises to international fame before horrifying abuse is revealed by survivors and prosecutors.

I usually keep up-to-date with all the horror news, and make sure Heaven of Horror share the best and latest trailers for upcoming horror movies. I love all kinds of horror. My love affair started when I watched 'Poltergeist' alone around the age of 10. I slept like a baby that night and I haven't stopped watching horror movies since. The crazy slasher stuff isn't really for me, but hey, to each their own. I guess I just like to be scared and get jump scares, more than being disgusted and laughing at the grotesque. Also, Korean and Spanish horror movies made within the past 10-15 years are among my absolute favorites.
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