Here’s a list of all the horror, thriller, and sci-fi movies and series coming to Netflix in August 2020. The list is based on titles in the USA.

August 2020 features many new horror, thriller, and sci-fi titles coming to Netflix in the US.

The list of horror, thriller, and sci-fi movies and series coming to Netflix in August 2020 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.

What Keeps You Alive (2018)

Available on Netflix: August 1, 2020

How much can you really know about another person? The unsettling truth that even those closest to us can harbor hidden dimensions drives this unpredictable, blood-stained story. Jackie (Hannah Emily Anderson) and Jules (Brittany Allen) are a couple celebrating their one year anniversary at a secluded cabin in the woods. From the moment they arrive, something changes in Jules’ normally loving wife. Jackie (if that even is her real name) begins to reveal a previously unknown dark side. It all builds up to a shocking revelation that will pit Jules against the woman she loves most in a terrifying fight to survive.

Read our review of WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE >

Elizabeth Harvest (2018)

Available on Netflix: August 1, 2020

Newlywed Elizabeth (Abbey Lee) arrives with her brilliant scientist husband Henry (Ciaran Hinds) to his magnificent estate, where he wows her with lavish dinners and a dazzling tour of the property. The house staff, Claire (Carla Gugino) and Oliver (Matthew Beard), treats her deferentially but she can’t shake the feeling something is off. Henry explains that everything in his world now belongs to her, all is for her to play in — all except for a locked-off room he forbids her from entering. When he goes away for business Elizabeth decides to investigate and finds she may not be who she thinks she is at all.

Read our review of ELIZABETH HARVEST >

Also available on Netflix August 1, 2020:

Jurassic Park III (2001)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Addams Family (1991)
Mad Max (1979)

World’s Most Wanted (2020)

Available on Netflix: August 5, 2020

Heinous criminals have avoided capture despite massive rewards and global investigations. This docuseries profiles some of the world’s most wanted.

Read our review of WORLD’S MOST WANTED >

The Rain: Season 3 (2020)

Available on Netflix: August 6, 2020

One wants to save the world, the other wants to create a new one. The battle between Rasmus and Simone re-commences as they fight to save what is left of humankind as we know it. The virus can be stopped. At a cost.

Read our review of THE RAIN S3 >

We Summon the Darkness (2019)

Available on Netflix: August 8, 2020

On the way to a heavy metal concert, Alexis (Alexandra Daddario) and two girlfriends hear a news report of a local murder believed to be tied to a series of satanic killings. After the show, the girls invite three guys to join them at the estate owned by Alexis’s father, a fire-and-brimstone preacher (Johnny Knoxville). What starts as a party suddenly turns dark and deadly.

Read our review of WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS >

Nightcrawler (2014)

Available on Netflix: August 10, 2020

When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Scary Movie 5 (2013)

Available on Netflix: August 12, 2020

A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their lost nieces and nephew home. With the help of home-surveillance cameras, they learn they’re being stalked by a nefarious demon.

Project Power (2020)

Available on Netflix: August 14, 2020

When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local cop must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.

Read our review of PROJECT POWER >

3%: Season 4 (2020)

Available on Netflix: August 14, 2020

The final season of the Brazillian dystopian sci-fi series.

Seventh Son (2014)

Available on Netflix: August 16, 2020

When Mother Malkin, the queen of evil witches, escapes the pit she was imprisoned in by professional monster hunter Spook decades ago and kills his apprentice, he recruits young Tom, the seventh son of the seventh son, to help him.

The Crimes That Bind (2020) / Crímenes de familia

Available on Netflix: August 19, 2020

Alicia, a desperate mother, will do everything possible to prevent her son from being imprisoned for his ex-wife’s attempted murder.

Read our review of THE CRIMES THAT BIND >

Biohackers: Season 1 (2020)

Available on Netflix: August 20, 2020

Mia goes to medical school to get close to a professor she suspects had a hand in her past family tragedy and gets tangled in the world of biohacking.

Read our review of BIOHACKERS >

Lucifer: Season 5 – Part 1 (2020)

Available on Netflix: August 21, 2020

Lucifer is back and acting… strange.

Dark Forces / Fuego negro (2020)

Available on Netflix: August 21, 2020

A criminal on the run finds refuge in a mysterious hotel and soon discovers that the guests of the hotel are not human.

Read our review of DARK FORCES >

1BR (2019)

Available on Netflix: August 23, 2020

After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises and threatening notes, her new life quickly starts to unravel. By the time she learns the horrifying truth, it’s too late. Caught in a waking nightmare, Sarah must find the strength to hold onto her crumbling sanity… or be trapped forever in an existential hell.

Read our review of 1BR >

The Bridge Curse (2020)

Available on Netflix: August 27, 2020

A group of undergraduate students who dare to test the urban legend that anyone who crosses a ghostly bridge – where a women once took her own life – at midnight will find evil awaiting them.

The Frozen Ground (2013)

Available on Netflix: August 27, 2020

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

I AM A KILLER: Released (2020)

Available on Netflix: August 28, 2020

In this crime docuseries spinoff, a convict is paroled 30 years after being sentenced to death for murder. Then he makes a stunning confession.

Unknown Origins (2020)

Available on Netflix: August 28, 2020

Madrid, 2019. A serial killer is spreading chaos. Anonymous people with no apparent connection are being murdered while imitating the first appearances of the most famous superheroes.

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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