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Feast your eyes on the devilishly good titles heading to the Premium Horror Streamer SHUDDER in May 2022.

Halloween may be months away but that hasn’t stopped SHUDDER from unveiling a treasure trove of horror goodness. The premium horror streamer is packed to the brim with horrific content. And now, the platform has revealed its full list of delightfully evil titles that will release throughout May 2022. And believe me, the new original films are more than enough to have us hiding behind the sofa!

The new additions are led by writer/director Rob Jabber’s The Sadness, a terrifying tale of murder, torture, and mutilation. The Twin, starring Teresa Palmer, A Banquet, a horror tale of profound enlightenment, and the brand new documentary – The Found Footage Phenomenon. If you ever wanted to explore the origins of the found footage genre, this is the title for you! But don’t take my word for it. Grab the arm of your chair; move to the edge of your seat, and grab the cushions because this list will chill you to the bone!

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The Twin – A Shudder Original

In The Twin, following the aftermath of a tragic accident that claimed the life of one of their twin sons, Rachel (Teresa Palmer; A Discovery of Witches, Warm Bodies, Lights Out) and husband Anthony (Steven Cree, A Discovery of Witches, Outlander) relocate to the other side of the world with their surviving child in the hopes of building a new life. What begins as a time of healing in the quiet Scandinavian countryside soon takes an ominous turn when Rachel begins to unravel the torturous truth about her son and confronts the malicious forces attempting to take a hold of him. Written by Aleksi Hyvärinen and Taneli Mustonen and directed by Taneli Mustonen.

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The Sadness – A Shudder Original

Streaming May 12th, 2022.

The city of Taipei suddenly erupts into bloody chaos as ordinary people are compulsively driven to enact the most cruel and ghastly things they can imagine. Murder, torture, and mutilation are only the beginning. A young couple is pushed to the limits of sanity as they try to reunite amid the violence and depravity. The age of civility and order is no more. The film is the feature debut of writer and director Rob Jabbaz and stars Regina Lei (76 Horror Bookstore), Berant Zhu (We Are Champions, How to Train Our Dragon), Tzu-Chiang Wang (It’s Drizzling), and In-Ru Chen. Official Selection Locarno Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Frightfest and winner “Best First Feature,” Fantsia International Film Festival. Written and directed by Rob Jabbaz.

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Tzu-Chiang Wang as Business Man, Regina Lei as Kat, Berant Zhu as Jim, and Chi-Min Chou as Old Woman – The Sadness _ Key Art – Photo Credit: Fredrick Liu/Machi Xcelsior Studios/Shudder/AMC

The Found Footage Phenomenon – A Shudder Original

Streaming May 19th, 2022.

This documentary tracks the origins of the found footage technique and how it has been transformed with technological changes throughout the last few decades. The Found Footage Phenomenon features interviews with integral found footage directors whose films impacted the horror genre like no other sub-genre has, around the turn of the millennium. Score by music legend Simon Boswell.  Written, directed and produced by Sarah Appleton and Phillip Escott.

A Banquet – A Shudder Exclusive

Streaming May 26th, 2022.

Widowed mother Holly is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonising dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs. Starring Sienna Guillory, Jessica Alexander, Ruby Stokes and Lindsay Duncan. Written by Justin Bull and directed by Ruth Paxton.

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Cursed Films II – A Shudder Original Series

Season finale streams May 5th, 2022.

Shudder’s acclaimed documentary series is back to explore the facts and myths surrounding a new batch of famous films some consider cursed. In the season finale, Cursed Films travels to Roma, Italy to discuss the making of what is arguably the most controversial horror film ever made, Cannibal Holocaust. Writer/Director Ruggero Deodato discusses the film from concept through creation, including the famous court case that saw him defending himself for the murder of a performer in the heart of the Amazon. Meanwhile, his cast and crew detail the struggles they faced while trying to meet the expectations of a demanding director, who continually pushed them towards their breaking point.

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– Cursed Films _ Season 2, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Shudder

OTHER NEW ADDITIONS

And if that isn’t enough to have hiding behind the sofa, there is a catalog of amazing horror titles heading the service across May. So sit back and check out the full list below.

1st May – Eli Roth’s History of Horror S3

This season of Eli Roth’s History of Horror continues to explore the fun and the fear of scary films – both timeless classics and wildly frightening films that flew under the radar, tackling the topics of Sequels (That Don’t Suck), Infections, Psychics, Apocalyptic Horror, Holiday Horror and Mad Scientists. All-star lineup of interviewees include Cate Blanchett, Margaret Cho, Jeffrey Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geena Davis, Lex Scott Davis, Robert Englund, Vanessa Hudgens, Elliott Knight, David Koechner, Christopher Landon, Meat Loaf, Greg Nicotero, Jonah Ray, Giovanni Ribisi, Jessica Rothe, Madeleine Stowe, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Tilly, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie, and many others. 

2nd May – Dead Snow

A party of eight Norwegian medical students travel to a remote Arctic mountain for an Easter weekend filled with skiing and relaxation. After one of their group disappears while on a solo cross-country hike, a mysterious local resident (Bjørn Sundquist) tells the remaining visitors that, in the waning days of World War II, a battalion of Nazi soldiers disappeared into the nearby woods after the residents turned on them, and that their zombified corpses remain on the prowl in the area.

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Martin mistakenly thinks things could not get worse after he kills his girlfriend with an axe, cuts off his arm with a chainsaw, and watches his friends be devoured by Nazi zombies.

9th May – The Stylist

A lonely hair stylist becomes obsessed with the lives of her clients and descends into murderous madness.

A Ghost Waits

A man’s job requires him to clean a house, which turns out to be haunted. In the course of his attempts to exorcise the ghost, he falls in love with her.

Night Fare

After choosing the wrong taxi driver to mess with, two friends find themselves on the wrong side of a manhunt when the driver sets out for revenge.

Cheap Thrills

A series of escalating bets sees recently reunited friends Craig and Vince go head-to-head, with challenges that go further than either of them expected.

16th May – Donnie Darko

During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko sleepwalks out of his house one night and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days. When Donnie returns home, he finds that a jet engine has crashed into his bedroom. Is Donnie living in a parallel universe, is he suffering from mental illness – or will the world really end?

Errors of the Human Body

When a potentially lethal virus is created within his new lab, Dr. Geoff Burton is shocked to discover he is not only the unwitting cause, but also its first victim.

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Five friends on a road trip crash into a ditch in remote farmland. And on passing through a cornfield to get help at a nearby house blunder into a ghostly trap.

23rd May – Magic Magic

A young woman begins to mentally unravel during a holiday in Chile, but her companions fail to notice the danger until it’s too late.

Seconds Apart

After four high-school students die, Detective Lampkin learns twin brothers possess psychic prowess that they use to force people to harm themselves. When one of the brothers falls in love, jealousy builds to an epic conclusion.

30th May – Zombie Virus on Mulberry Street

A deadly infection breaks out in Manhattan, causing humans to develop into blood-thirsty rat creatures.

The Soul Collector

An old man who is forced to gather souls for all of time, seeks atonement. He tries to trade his own daughter’s soul in a bid to get his own back.

31st May – Kolobos

Cameras record the violent deaths of several unsuspecting actors on the terrifying set of an experimental film.

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What a devilishly good list of new titles for us to explore. Shudder has cemented itself as the home of premium horror entertainment. And we cannot wait to dive in headfirst and explore the bounty that awaits us. So check back regularly because our reviews will be coming thick and fast!

 

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