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 (2023)
A holidaying gay couple and their daughter are taken hostage by four strangers who demand an unthinkable sacrifice.
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.
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.
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.
After climbing an abandoned 2000-foot radio tower, best friends Becky and Hunter find themselves trapped at the top with no way down.
Two siblings (Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya) discover a mysterious otherworldly phenomenon in the skies above their horse ranch.
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.
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.
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
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut pits a troubled professor against a dangerous family – and her own disturbing memories.
Zeros and Ones (2021)
In post-apocalypse Rome, the Vatican is blown into the sky – and it’s up to one American soldier to expose the true terrorists to the world.
8 creepy psychological thrillers that will give you chills
These mind-bending movies are deeply scary and unsettling, and they’re all streaming on Showmax. Winter movie marathon, here we come!
John and the Hole (2021)
When a 13-year-old boy decides it’s time to become an adult, he drugs his family and puts them in a bunker from which they can’t escape.
The Purge Collection
Could a night of mayhem and disorder keep crime rates down? This movie franchise dares to toy with this theory, with frightening results.
Glasshouse: a South African horror that “could become a modern classic”
The post-pandemic sci-fi thriller follows a family of survivors whose past, memories and secrets are unearthed by an enigmatic stranger.
This South African dystopian thriller is about a family who has survived an airborne virus, only to be seduced by a dangerous stranger.
Khanyi Mbau stars in timely local thriller Red Room
This South African thriller follows a widow who seeks refuge at a women’s shelter, only to discover that she’s anything but safe.
Promising Young Woman (2020)
Two-time Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan seeks vengeance as a woman who’s reeling from a past trauma and takes matters into her own hands.
A recently widowed traveller is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness in thriller movie Alone.
This mind-bending sci-fi flick follows a man who journeys through a shadowy world on a mission that unfolds somewhere beyond real time.
Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen power this mystery thriller about a deranged mother keeping a dark secret from her wheelchair-using daughter.
The Good Liar (2019)
In this suspenseful drama about the secrets people keep and the lies they live, a simple con was becomes a deadly, high-stakes game.
Elisabeth Moss on her role in horror-thriller The Invisible Man
The 2020 Blumhouse movie follows a smart, strong woman who has been traumatised beyond recognition by her relationship with her abusive ex.