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Netflix’s Horror-Movie Lineup for June

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As the summer approaches, it’s time to dig in on some horror flicks and Netflix has a host of new movies, and series, that are slated to arrive in June.

Here is the lineup:

June 1st

The Boy: A young American named Greta (Lauren Cohan) takes a job as a nanny for an 8-year-old boy in a remote English village. To her surprise, Greta learns that the child of her new employers is a life-size doll. They care for the doll as if it was human, which helps the couple to cope with the death of their own son 20 years earlier. When Greta violates a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring her worst fears to life, leading her to believe that the doll is alive.

The Covenant: In the 17th century, five families with supernatural powers make a pact of silence. Eventually, one power-hungry family is banished. The descendants of those four remaining families are heirs to tremendous power. Known as the Sons of Ipswich, the boys attend elite Spencer Academy. When a student there is found dead after a party, unraveling secrets threaten to shatter the pact that has protected the boys’ families for centuries.

June 8th

The Hollow | Netflix Original: Three teens join forces to find a way home after waking up in a bizarre world filled with mysterious portals, odd characters and vicious beasts.

June 22nd

Us and Them (Netflix Original): Jack Roth stars as “an ordinary working-class kid who is tired of the rough deal he faces. His plan? To start a revolution by streaming attacks against the one percent on the web. His goal? To terrify the elite into bringing about chance. His plan spirals out of control when he holds a banker and his family hostage and forces them to gamble for their lives.”

June 30th

Mohawk: After one member of her tribe sets an American camp ablaze, a young Mohawk warrior finds herself pursued by a contingent of military renegades set on revenge. Fleeing deep into the woods they call home, Oak and Calvin, along with their British companion Joshua, must now fight back against the bloodthirsty Col. Holt and his soldiers. They must use every resource that the forest can offer.

Here is the trailer:

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Netflix Acquires ‘I Am Mother’

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Sunday Film Festival hit and Australian sci-fi thriller ‘I Am Mother’ is heading to Netflix.

Starring Hilary swank and directed by Grant Sputore, the film tells the story of;

“I Am Mother’ portrays a teenage girl (Rugaard) raised underground by a robot mother designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. Their unique bond is threatened when a blood-drenched stranger, played by Swank, is taken in by the teen, only to find herself at odds with her gear-and-piston parent. Overnight, the stranger casts doubt on Mother’s claims about the outside world and begins to unravel the fabric of their insular family. Unsure whom to trust, the girl begins to probe into Mother’s dubious nature and uncovers the truth of her greater mission.“

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Netflix Developing ‘Resident Evil’ Series

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Netflix is taking advantage of all the popularity surrounding the ‘Resident Evil 2’ remake and is working on developing a Resident Evil series, according to Deadline.

Per the report: “I hear the series will be a Netflix global original. German production and distribution company Constantin Film, which is behind the Resident Evil movies loosely based on the Capcom video game series, is the studio. Search is underway for a showrunner to shepherd the adaptation.”

“No one is commenting but I hear the plan is for the series to expand the Resident Evil universe and deepen the exiting mythology. I hear the series will keep the basic premise, which also served as a setup for the movie franchise. The drama series will explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus. While the project is in early stages, the series is expected to incorporate all of Resident Evil’s signature elements, including action sequences and Easter eggs.”

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‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Officially Being Rebooted by Netflix

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Netflix is bringing back an inconic series from the 1990s.

‘Unsolved Mysteries’ which was made famous in the late 80s and early 90s, and hosted by the late Robert Stack, is being rebooted on the famous streaming platform, according to Deadline.

The reboot is being helmed by Stranger Things EP Shawn Levy and his company 21 Laps Entertainment, alongside Netflix.

Per the report from Deadline: “The 12-part show will use re-enactments in a documentary format to profile real-life mysteries and unsolved crimes, lost love, cases involving missing persons and unexplained paranormal events. Each episode will focus on one mystery.  In the original series, actors played the victims, criminals and witnesses but family members and police were regularly interviewed. “

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