The hot weather has finally arrived, the old chestnut how long will it last? In less than 2 weeks time it will be August and Shudder has your back covered if you fancy spending sometime indoors to cool off. Just beware things might heat up on the channel as well, with vampires, paranoia and mosquitoes
As ever Shudder UK & Ireland will have a wide selection of original as well as exclusive films and shows to keep you entertained. Not forgetting new additions to the channel’s ever expanding library.
NEW SHUDDER ORIGINAL SERIES
Slasher: Flesh & Blood – Premieres 12 August, New Episodes Every Thursday
A wealthy but dysfunctional family gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe as the tension – and body count – ratchets up. Starring David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome) alongside cast members from previous instalments of the Slasher franchise in brand new roles, including Paula Brancati (Dark Oracle), Jefferson Brown (Carrie), Patrice Goodman (Sunnyside), Sabrina Grdevich (A.I. Artificial Intelligence), and Christopher Jacot (Going the Distance). New to the franchise are Rachael Crawford (Heartland), Jeananne Goosen (The Walking Dead), Sydney Meyer (Departure) and Alex Ozerov (The Americans).
NEW SHUDDER ORIGINAL & STREAMING EXCLUSIVE FILMS
Teddy – Premieres 5th August **A Shudder Original Film
Twentysomething Teddy lives in a foster home and works as a temp in a massage parlor. Rebecca, his girlfriend, will soon graduate. A scorching hot summer begins. But Teddy is scratched by a beast in the woods: the wolf that local angry farmers have been hunting for months. As weeks go by, animal impulses soon start to overcome the young man. Directed by Ludovic Boukherma and Zoran Boukherma. Starring Anthony Bajon (The Prayer), Ludovic Torrent, Christine Gautier, Noémie Lvovsky, Guillaume Mattera, Jean-Paul Fabre, Alexis Orlandini, Gérard Pau and Jean-Michel Ricart.
Bleed With Me – Premieres 10th August **A Shudder Original Film
Rowan, a vulnerable outsider, is thrilled when the seemingly perfect Emily invites her on a winter getaway to an isolated cabin in the woods. Trust soon turns to paranoia when Rowan wakes up with mysterious incisions on her arm. Haunted by dream-like visions, Rowan starts to suspect that her friend is drugging her and stealing her blood. She’s paralyzed by the fear of losing Emily, but she must fight back before she loses her mind. Bleed With Me is a psychological horror that juxtaposes tenderness and violence in an investigation of female intimacy and dangerous codependency. Directed by Amelia Moses. Starring Lee Marshall, Lauren Beatty and Aris Tyros.
Jakob’s Wife – Premieres 19th August **A Shudder Exclusive Film
Anne is in her late 50s and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past thirty years. Through a chance encounter with a stranger, she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. However, these changes come with a toll on her marriage and a heavy body count. Directed by Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor). Starring horror icons Barbara Crampton (You’re Next) and Larry Fessenden (The Dead Don’t Die), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun), Nyisha Bell, Mark Kelly, Sarah Lind, Robert Rusler, and Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk).
Mosquito State – Premieres 26th August ** A Shudder Exclusive Film
August 2007. Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends his psychological meltdown. Directed by Filip Jan Rymsza. Co-written by Rymsza and Mario Zermeno. Starring Beau Knapp (The Good Lord Bird), Charlotte Vega (Wrong Turn), Jack Kesy (Claws) and Olivier Martinez (Texas Rising).
NEW ADDITIONS TO SHUDDER’S MOVIE LIBRARY
A young woman sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media.
After a vivid dream, Maude Ashton returns to Adelaide, certain she now knows the whereabouts of her missing twin sister.
The Slumber Party Massacre
A female high school student’s slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a newly escaped psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill prowls her neighbourhood.
Slumber Party Massacre II
Courtney Bates, the younger sister of Valerie, and her friends go to their condo for a weekend getaway, but Courtney can’t get rid of the haunting feeling that a supernatural rockabilly driller killer is coming to murder them all.
The Dead Pit
A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with amnesia, and her arrival is marked by an earthquake that cracks the seal to the Dead Pit, freeing the evil doctor to continue his work.
Evan values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife and newborn son learns that the hard way. However, when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
A group of young shopping mall employees stay behind for a late-night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lockdown before they can get out, the robot security system malfunctions and goes on a killing spree.
Dave Made A Maze
Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps and critters of his own creation.
Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion, where they are stalked by the monstrous survivor of a family massacre years earlier.
The House That Dripped Blood
An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the U.K.
A Dark Song
A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
When a group of tourists in a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.
I Know Who Killed Me
A young woman who was missing reappears, but she claims to be someone else entirely.