River Wild on Showmax

River Wild

A whitewater rafting trip between a pair of siblings and a small group takes a terrifying turn as there’s a killer amongst them.

Inside is now on Showmax

Inside (2023)

When his heist goes wrong, an art thief gets trapped in a penthouse, and he must use all his cunning and ingenuity to survive.

SAS Rogue Heroes on Showmax

SAS Rogue Heroes S1

Follow how the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, was formed under extraordinary pressure in the darkest days of World War Two.

Knock at the Cabin is on Showmax

Knock at the Cabin: Dave Bautista and M Night Shyamalan? Yes, really

Based on the 2018 novel The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul G Tremblay, this Shyamalan flick grapples with – what appears to be – the apocalypse.

Knock at the Cabin is on Showmax

Knock at the Cabin (2023)

A holidaying gay couple and their daughter are taken hostage by four strangers who demand an unthinkable sacrifice.

The Black Phone is on Showmax

The Black Phone (2021)

A young boy is abducted by a sadistic killer and kept in a basement, where he gets calls from the killer’s past victims on a broken phone.

Angela Black is on Showmax

Angela Black

Trapped in her marriage, Angela is approached out of the blue by Ed, a private investigator, who spills her husband’s darkest secrets.

Rohan Dickson's thriller drama Desert Rose is now streaming on Showmax

South African crime series Desert Rose delivers twists and thrills

Neil Sandilands leads the ensemble cast in the suspenseful and windswept South African family thriller Desert Rose.

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Desert Rose is on Showmax

Desert Rose S1

An M-Net Original family crime thriller following the Greyling family, crippled by debt and haunted by their father’s actions. 

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Josh Hartnett in The Fear Index on Showmax

Josh Hartnett on his role as a tech guru plagued by his own creation in The Fear Index

Josh Hartnett stars as a scientist and hedge fund CEO whose own invention turns on him and the world’s financial markets in The Fear Index.

The Beta Test is now on Showmax

The Beta Test (2021)

An engaged Hollywood agent’s life is upended when he accepts an anonymous invitation to a no-strings-attached sexual encounter.

Fall is on Showmax

Primal fear: Test your limits with these terrifying thrillers

Wake up your winter brain with five heart-stopping shows and movies that’ll test your limits, like Fall, 100 Foot Wave and The Ledge.  

Fall is on Showmax

Fall (2022)

After climbing an abandoned 2000-foot radio tower, best friends Becky and Hunter find themselves trapped at the top with no way down.

The Fear Index on Showmax

The Fear Index S1

A genius scientist-turned-Wall-Street-tycoon becomes the target of a plot to destroy the world’s financial markets in this tense thriller.

Nope by Jordan Peele on Showmax

Nope (2022)

Two siblings (Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya) discover a mysterious otherworldly phenomenon in the skies above their horse ranch.

Gold starring Zac Efron is on Showmax

Gold (2022)

Zac Efron stars in this survival thriller about gold and greed. When two men find a gold nugget in the desert, one guards it while the other gets equipment to excavate it.

Idris Elba in a scene from Beast (2022) on Showmax

Beast (2022)

In this action-packed movie shot in South Africa, Idris Elba fights for his family’s survival as a rogue lion hunts a father and his teenage daughters.

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Meet the cast of the Showmax Original thriller series DAM

Meet the cast of the Showmax Original thriller series DAM

An all-star ensemble cast drives this psychological thriller series about demons from the past and evil that’s alive in the present day.

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Pallance Dladla on his SAFTA-nominated role in the hit Showmax Original DAM

Pallance Dladla on his SAFTA-nominated role in the hit Showmax Original DAM

Perennially popular Pallance Dladla returns in his SAFTA-nominated role as Themba in Showmax Original thriller DAM.

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Lea Vivier on her SAFTA-nominated role in the hit Showmax Original DAM

Lea Vivier on her SAFTA-nominated role in the hit Showmax Original DAM

Reprising her SAFTA-nominated role in DAM, Lea Vivier once again delivers a haunting performance as Yola.

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Rain has finally come to Fischerhaven – but Yola has no memory of anything since her return for her father’s funeral. Will she ever put the missing pieces together?

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What happened in DAM Season 1?

What happened in DAM Season 1?

Season 1 of DAM won multiple awards at the SAFTAs and acclaim from critics. Here’s a recap of what went down, ahead of Season 2, landing on Showmax from 16 February. 

Zoe Kravitz in Kimi

9 psychological thrillers to keep you up at night

These suspenseful movies will play tricks on your mind – from the Jordan Peele horror Get Out to Steven Soderbergh’s Kimi.

In The Lost Daughter, a Greek island holiday turns into a nightmare

In The Lost Daughter, a Greek island holiday turns into a nightmare

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut pits a troubled professor against a dangerous family – and her own disturbing memories.