Plan Epic Watch Parties This February With These New Titles from Lionsgate Play

1/30/24



February is shaping up to be an exciting month with fresh flicks coming to Lionsgate Play.

Mark your calendars as Lionsgate Play unveils must-watch titles hitting their platform this month – from suspenseful thrillers and gripping true crime docu-series to heartwarming comedies and everything in between. It’s an entertainment-packed February, perfect for planning that barkada binge or organizing an indoor date night with that special someone. Check out what’s new on Lionsgate Play this month.

Top picks for the month

The Rental (Film) - Release Date: February 2

Dave Franco’s directorial debut is a slow-burn edge-of-your-seat thriller meant to scratch at the viewer’s paranoia. It follows two couples who retreat to an oceanside getaway which quickly turns into a nightmare vacation when they discover that their Airbnb host might be spying on them. Tensions also rise as hidden resentments and secrets begin to surface among the four old friends. The Rental stars Jeremy Allen White, Dan Steves, Alison Brie, and Shiela Vand.

Midsommar (Film) - Release date: February 9

Ari Aster’s Midsommar has cemented itself as one of the most iconic films in its genre. The horror-thriller features a young American couple traveling to Northern Europe to visit a rural hometown’s fabled Swedish mid-summer festival. What starts as an idyllic escape descends into a nightmare as they get tangled in the community’s violent and sinister pagan rituals. Midsommar stars Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter, and William Jackson Harper. 

Deadbeat Seasons 1-3 (Series) - Release date: February 9

Those in the mood for a comedy binge will find what they need in Deadbeat, a hilarious supernatural series following the misadventures of Kevin, a medium for hire. Across Deadbeat’s seasons, Kevin juggles attempts to solve various ghosts’ unresolved problems while dealing with his messy personal life. Occasionally, he gets help from his best friend-slash-drug dealer, Roofie. Deadbeat stars Tyler Labine, Kal Penn, Brandon T. Jackson, and Cat Deeley. 

Wrong Man Seasons 1-2 (Series) - Release date: February 16

Wrong Man is a docu-series that sheds light on the devastating consequences of wrongful convictions. It investigates the criminal convictions of people who claim their innocence: A Black man sentenced to death for the alleged brutal murder of a babysitter in 1984, a woman convicted of the kidnapping and murder of her ex-boyfriend's wife and infant son, another woman accused of beating someone to death, and more. More than being an interesting watch for true crime enthusiasts, Wrong Man teaches viewers about the importance of due process and the fight for human rights within the legal system. 

More exciting content this month

Insomnia (Series) - Release date: February 2

Norwegian thriller Insomnia follows a group of strangers who wake up and find themselves trapped in a building, forced to play a game called “Insomnia.” As it turns out, the illegal game is a costly form of entertainment held once a year in an exclusive casino for the rich who place bets on the players. 

Knowing (Movie) - Release date: February 9

In Knowing, Nicholas Cage plays MIT professor John Koestler who discovers a mysterious list of numbers that somehow correspond to past and future world disasters. Convinced the sequence predicts future tragedies, John sets out to decipher the list and prevent the ultimate catastrophe. 

Pulse (Movie) - Release date: February 16

Pulse, the American remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Japanese horror film, Kairo, delves into a world of digital horror. It centers around a computer hacker who accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal and awakens a terrifying evil that starts to take over the world. 

Bite Me Seasons 1-2 (Series) - Release date: February 16

Three die-hard gamers discover their town is overrun by zombies in American comedy-horror Bite Me. Threatened with a zombie apocalypse, the trio realizes they must use their gaming skills to survive, rescue their friends, and ultimately save the world.

Soul Survivors (Movie) - Release date: February 16

After surviving a fatal car accident that killed her boyfriend, college student Cassie is haunted by guilt and terrifying supernatural visions. Cassie spends time in limbo, torn between the land of the living and the afterlife, where she believes her lover is trapped. Her friends Annabel and Matt attempt to help her cope with her grief, but somewhere along the way, Cassie begins to doubt their intentions.

Aside from these exciting titles, Lionsgate Play is also set to release Fear the Night on February 2 and Power Book III: Raising Kanan on February 23.

Catch these must-watch movies and series plus more only on Lionsgate Play on PLDT Home!