Best Movies & TV Series of April 2024: Blood Free, Monkey Man, Blood Free, and Many More!

Prepare your heart for jump scares and some cool action
By: Iffah Salleh
April 22, 2024

This month, we dare to declare it the season of thrillers and mysteries! Many of the new films revolve around these genres, and they’re dominating the charts at both the box office and on streaming services. From Dev Patel’s scorching debut in ‘Monkey Man’ to the gripping terror of the cult favourite series that has haunted us for generations, ‘The First Omen,’ there’s plenty to keep you on the edge of your seat. 

For individuals who are easily startled, we recommend watching during the daytime. Are you ready for jump scares and to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes with the best films and TV series of April 2024? Let’s plunge in!

Best Movies & TV Series  April 2024

1. Abigail

Abigail leads the narrative in a gripping tale where a group of would-be criminals embarks on a daring mission to kidnap the 12-year-old daughter of a powerful underworld figure. 

Their plan unfolds in an isolated mansion, but their certainty wavers when they uncover a shocking truth – their young captive, Abigail, is no ordinary girl; she’s a bloodthirsty vampire. As tension mounts and the night grows darker, this thriller unravels a thrilling narrative of survival, blurring the lines between predator and prey.

Now playing in a cinema near you.

2. Chief Detective 1958

Chief Detective 1958 is a retro crime investigation drama set in the late 1950s to early 1960s, serving as a prequel to the “Chief Inspector” series. 

It follows Detective Park Young-han, an expert in catching petty thieves, as he teams up with three unique colleagues to solve crimes using their innate senses, insights, and determination, without relying on modern profiling or CCTV technology. The drama explores their journey in breaking down corrupt power structures while showcasing the romance and joy of analog investigation.

Stream it now on Disney+ Hotstar.

3.  House of the Owl 

This upcoming political drama ‘House of the Owl’ introduces you to the riveting world of Ryutaro Ogami (played by Min Tanaka), a shadowy power broker known as ‘The Owl,’ whose mastery lies in orchestrating and resolving political scandals and sensational events behind closed doors.

With a reputation for resolving scandals and sensational occurrences, Ryutaro navigates a complex web of cover-ups and exposures. In stark contrast stands his son, Ryu Ogami (played by Mackenyu Arata), is driven by a strong sense of justice and a desire to tread the path of righteousness.

Their lives take a dramatic turn when the son of a prominent political figure, with ties to the Ogami family, dies under mysterious circumstances. As Ryutaro and Ryu delve deeper into the murky waters of the political landscape, they confront a profound evil, each employing their unique methods and ideologies in pursuit of truth and justice.

Stream it on Disney+ Hotstar starting from April 24th. This drama promises a gripping narrative filled with suspense, intrigue, and moral dilemmas as father and son navigate the intricate power dynamics of the political world while confronting their own inner conflicts and values.

4. Blood Free

Step into the gripping world of ‘Blood Free’, where centuries-old norms collide with cutting-edge biotechnology. Blood Free, a.k.a BF, a pioneering company in artificially cultured meat, reigns supreme in a market saturated with ethical questions and corporate power struggles. 

As dissent brews against the CEO’s controversial decisions, a web of intrigue and defiance unfolds, blurring the lines between morality and progress. Starring a stellar cast led by Ju Ji-hoon, Han Hyo-joo, and Lee Hee-joon.

‘Blood Free’ explores the complexities of human consumption, technological advancement, and the battle for control in a future shaped by innovation and ethics. 

Tune in every Wednesday on Disney+ Hotstar for an immersive journey into a world where the hunger for progress clashes with the essence of humanity.

5. The First Omen

In ‘The First Omen’ set in 1971 Rome, American novitiate Margaret Daino discovers a sinister conspiracy within the church aimed at bringing forth the Antichrist. Guided by warnings from Father Brennan and haunted by unsettling visions and events surrounding a mysterious child named Carlita, Margaret unravels a dark plot orchestrated by radicals within the church.

As she delves deeper into the occult secrets and political turmoil of the era, Margaret confronts her own involvement in the ritualistic plan to birth the Antichrist. The series of events leads to harrowing choices, tragic losses, and a chilling revelation that sets the stage for the iconic ‘Omen’ series.

Don’t get scared alone, bring your friends and families to the nearest cinema now!

6. Monkey Man

‘Monkey Man’ is an action-packed thriller directed by Dev Patel in his directorial debut. The story revolves around Kid, a young man living in an Indian forest village with his mother, Neela. 

When their village is attacked by ruthless forces led by Baba Shakti and corrupt police chief Rana Singh, Neela sacrifices herself to protect Kid, setting him on a path of revenge.

Years later, Kid finds himself in the bustling city of Yatana, where he becomes a fighter at Tiger’s Temple, a brutal boxing club. His mission is to take down Baba and Rana, who have risen to power in the city. Along the way, Kid forms alliances, navigates dangerous territories, and uncovers hidden truths about his past.

With intense action sequences, suspenseful twists, and themes of redemption and justice, this cinematic showcases Dev Patel’s directorial talent and delivers an adrenaline-pumping journey of courage and resilience.

Watch it now at your nearest cinema.

7. Parasyte: The Grey 

‘Parasyte: The Grey’ immerses viewers in a thrilling tale of survival as Earth is invaded by parasitic organisms from space. The Grey, led by Choi Jun-kyung, is a covert stronghold against these terrible organisms, dealing with personal ties to the parasites they fight. 

Jeong Su-in’s unexpected encounter with a parasitic entity, dubbed Heidi, sends her on a perilous trip, where she, along with allies such as police officer Kim Chul-min and thug Seol Kang-woo, faces the issues of identity and allegiance in a world on the verge of disaster.

Within The Grey’s ranks, trust erodes and suspicions grow, resulting in internal strife and a race against time to foil the secret intentions of both human and parasite opponents. The series follows a thrilling story of secrets, betrayal, and the unwavering pursuit of survival, enthralling viewers with a captivating blend of sci-fi intrigue and dramatic human drama.

Stream it now on Netflix.

8. Immaculate

‘Immaculate’ centres around the unsettling journey of Sister Cecilia, whose devout beliefs lead her to a picturesque Italian convent that hides dark secrets. Invited by Father Sal Tedeschi, Cecilia becomes embroiled in a web of mysteries and horrors within the convent’s walls. 

As she befriends Sister Gwen and uncovers strange occurrences, such as unexplained scars and a supposed holy relic, Cecilia’s world spirals into chaos when she discovers her inexplicable pregnancy despite her virginity.

The narrative unfolds with gripping tension as Cecilia grapples with jealousy, manipulation, and sinister intentions lurking among the convent’s inhabitants. 

Struggling against denial of medical help and the cult-like reverence thrust upon her, Cecilia’s desperate attempts to escape lead to shocking revelations about the true nature of her situation. 

This movie weaves a chilling tale of faith tested, secrets unveiled, and the horrifying consequences of blind devotion. Watch it now at your nearest cinema. 

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