Do you feel that? Underneath the paper-thin crisp of cold, spring is in the air! With a new season comes a fresh slate of science fiction, fantasy, and horror films rolling into theaters — and we're here to guide you through the showers and flowers to find the very best genre movies this spring has to offer.
SYFY FANGRRLS has scoured the upcoming releases to find something for every geek out there. Craving superheroes? We've got happy-go-lucky high flyers, no-nonsense grandma punchers, and a spaceship-wrecked genius billionaire playboy philanthropist! Want something wild? We've got a wish-shrunk diva, a wisecracking Pokémon, and weird urban legends come to life! Thirsting for something scary? We've got creature features and thrillers that bring horror home. Whatever you desire, we got you covered.
"I'm not what you think I am."
It took over a decade and 20 films, but finally, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is giving us its first female-fronted movie. Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with incredible powers and a mysterious past. There'll be space battles, car chases, a kickass heroine, and a cat called Chewie! And on top of all this, this space-trekking adventure boasts stars like Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan, and Annette Bening. So there are plenty of reasons to fangirl!
Captain Marvel opens March 8.
"They won't stop until they kill us."
Jordan Peele went from acclaimed comedian to groundbreaking filmmaker with Get Out, a horror-thriller that was sharply funny, deeply frightening, and shrewdly thought-provoking. For his follow-up, this master of terror has reunited Black Panther's Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke in a hotly anticipated horror film about a family whose home is invaded by disturbing doppelgangers. We don't know what those scissors are for, but we are giddy with ghoulish anticipation to find out!
Us opens March 22.
"Sometimes dead is better."
Thanks to 1989's grisly adaptation of the chilling Stephen King novel, you know the creepy cat, the foreboding rumble of that tractor-trailer, the cryptic warning of the lonesome local. But this ruthless remake is bringing fresh blood to this terrifying creature feature. The Creed family left the bustle of the big city behind for a small town with big yards, quiet nights, and colorful local lore. But when tragedy crashes into their lives, an eerie graveyard offers a terrible temptation. Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, and Amy Seimetz star.
Pet Sematary opens April 5.
"Oh hey. S'up. I'm a superhero."
Carol Danvers isn't the only Captain Marvel flying into theaters this spring! Zachary Levi stars in this family-friendly adventure about a foster kid who becomes a burly, super-powered, full-grown man! All he has to do is shout "Shazam!" But there's more to being a hero than wearing a cape. Lucky for Billy Batson, he's got a nerdy best friend who's got his back as he prepares to battle the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).
Shazam! opens April 5.
"What in the black Jesus!?"
You want to talk girl power? 14-year-old Marsai Martin is not only headlining this wacky body-swap comedy, but also she conceived and executive produced it! An unofficial spin on the Tom Hanks' classic Big, Little follows a ruthless businesswoman whose ego is massive and compassion toward her hardworking assistant (Issa Rae) is nonexistent. But all of that's about to change when a karmic wish makes her little once more. Martin shares the lead role of this suffer-no-foolishness heroine with Regina Hall to bring black girl magic to the big screen.
Little opens April 12.
"We were scum, trash, refuse that didn't fit into the system."
Celebrated French filmmaker Claire Denis teams with Robert Pattinson for a critically heralded science-fiction drama about an astronaut forced to raise his infant daughter in the merciless isolation of deep space. Through flashbacks, we learn how this tender twosome came to be alone, and what their fate has to do with a beguiling but enigmatic scientist played by Juliette Binoche. If you like your sci-fi moody, sexy, and scary, you'll likely swoon for this trip through the stars and human hubris.
High Life opens April 12.
Under The Silver Lake
"Oh, you think that's weird?"
This trippy mystery stars former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield as a potentially paranoid and definitely obsessed amateur sleuth whose cracking a strange code, confronting colorful strangers, and falling into crazy conspiracy theories all to track down the missing girl next door. From the twisted mind of It Follows' writer/director David Robert Mitchell comes an enchanting and oddball journey that blends noir with a greasy dollop of fantasy. This one has left critics reeling and divided. Dare you dive in?
Under The Silver Lake opens April 19.
"This is the fight of our lives."
What happened after Thanos's world-shattering finger snap? The soul-crushing question that Avengers: Infinity War left us with will finally be answered. The surviving members of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy must reunite for a rematch with the biggest baddie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How will tie Endgame to Ant-Man and The Wasp and Captain Marvel? And who will make it out of this superhero-stuffed sequel alive? We're counting the days until we find out!
Avengers: Endgame opens April 26.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
"Put down the stapler or I will electrocute you!"
Whether you grew up loving Pokemon, dedicated plenty of grown-up time to catching them on that addictive app, or even if you don't know a Charizard from a Jigglypuff, you can't resist the charms of this outrageous and adorable action-comedy. Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds brings his snark to the titular role as the cuddly sleuth who shoots lighting, fights crime, and befriends a cofounded loner played by Justice Smith. Make sense? Who cares! We're totally on board for the brand of bonkers bestowed on us by Guardians of the Galaxy scribe Nicole Perlman!
Pokémon Detective Pikachu opens May 10.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Smashing into summer will be the gigantic monster brawl we've all been waiting for! Director Michael Dougherty, who brought us the horrifying holiday fun of Trick 'r Treat and Krampus, continues the Godzilla franchise with a cast stuffed with our favorite stars, including Ken Watanabe, Kyle Chandler, The Conjuring's Vera Farmiga, Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, The Shape of Water's Sally Hawkins, Get Out's Bradley Whitford, Game of Thrones' Charles Dance, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Ziyi Zhang. Yet those aren't even the biggest names in this much-anticipated monster movie. Turning up opposite the iconic Godzilla to make human society their stomping ground are Mothra, Rodan, and his greatest nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah!
Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens May 31.