Feast your eyes on the devilishly good titles heading to the Premium Horror Streamer SHUDDER in August 2022.
While some of us bask in the glorious heatwave outside, others of us are closing the curtains and settling in to explore the Shudder horror treasure trove. And August looks set to be a sizzler! 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 the month. And believe me, the new original films are more than enough to have us hiding behind the sofa!
The new additions are led by the vampire flick So Vam, the feature film debut for director Alice Maio Mackay. And if that isn’t enough to have you gripping the arm of your chair, Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons stars in Glorious. The movie, directed by Rebekah McKendry looks like an absolute blast and will easily make you rethink your rest stop plans. But just when you thought it was safe to come out from behind the sofa, Terminator 2’s Robert Patrick returns to our screens in the chilling southern gothic horror What Josiah Saw. The critically acclaimed horror looks absolutely chilling and is bound to keep us entertained through the hot summer days. 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!
A TREASURE TROVE OF HORROR
What Josiah Saw – A Shudder Original
Everyone in town knows about the haunted Graham Farm on Willow Road. You’ll hear there’s a bad history to it. Josiah (Robert Patrick, The Terminator) and his youngest son, Thomas (Scott Haze, Child of God), are all that remain of this estranged family. But after experiencing terrifying visions from beyond, Josiah decides they must change their ways to right a great wrong. After being away for over two decades, Eli (Nick Stahl, Sin City) and Mary (Kelli Garner, Lars, and the Real Girl), Josiah’s eldest children, are enticed to sell the property and reunite at the old farmhouse in hopes of closing this haunting chapter of their lives for good. Sins of the past will be paid in full. Written by Robert Alan Dilts and directed by Vincent Grashaw (Coldwater). Premieres 4th August
Glorious – A Shudder Exclusive
In Glorious, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Kindred) plays a young man who is spiraling out of control after a bad breakup. His situation worsens after he finds himself locked inside a rest-stop bathroom with a mysterious figure played by Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Being the Ricardos) speaking to him from an adjacent stall. As he tries to escape, he realizes he is an unwilling player in a situation bigger and more terrible than he could have imagined. Directed by Rebekah McKendry and written by Todd Rigney, Joshua Hull, and David Ian McKendry. Premieres 18th August
So Vam – A Shudder Exclusive
Kurt is an outcast in a conservative town who dreams of moving to the city to be a famous drag queen. When he is kidnapped by a predatory old vampire and killed, he is rescued just in time to be resurrected by a gang of rebellious vampires who feed on bigots and abusers. So Vam is the feature film debut of director Alice Maio Mackay, a trans teen filmmaker from Australia. Written by Benjamin Pahl Robinson and Alice Maio Mackay. Premieres 23rd August
ALSO COMING IN AUGUST
Ordinary citizens turn into homicidal maniacs after a chemical weapon is released in George Romero’s 1973 follow-up to Night of the Living Dead. After a mercifully brief foray into romantic comedy, Romero returned to the subject that made him famous – multiple maniacs attacking unsuspecting townspeople – and the government’s misguided response to the chaos. Streaming 1st August.
Season of the Witch
After Night of the Living Dead, master of horror George A. Romero turned his eye to witches. On the surface, Joan Mitchell has it all – family, friends, and a beautiful home equipped with all the latest appliances. But when a neighbor educates her on the practice of witchcraft, Joan believes she’s discovered the perfect antidote to her monotonous suburban existence and embarks upon a dark path that will lead to a shocking conclusion. Streaming 1st August.
The Deeper You Dig
14-year-old Echo and her mother Ivy, a tarot card reader, live a quiet life in a rural area. When reclusive Kurt moves down the road to restore an abandoned farmhouse, an accident leads to Echo’s murder, and suddenly three lives collide in mysterious and wicked ways. Kurt assumes he can hide his secret under the ground. As Echo haunts his every move, trying to reach her mother from beyond, Ivy must dig deep to see the signs and prove that love won’t stay buried. Streaming 1st August.
After suffering a traumatic incident, Molly moves into a new apartment to begin her path to recovery, but it’s not long after her arrival that a series of persistent knocks and screams begin to wake her up at night. Molly’s new life begins to unravel as the screams intensify and no one else in the building believes or is willing to help her. Streaming 1st August.
The unhappy Alejandra, her brother Fabian and the mysterious Veronica fall under a creature’s tentacled sexual spell. But while the monster can give intense pleasure, it can also inflict pain, something members of this twisted triangle may be too late to avoid. Fans of twisted horror head-scratchers like Possession and Antichrist should cozy up to this dark arthouse sci-fi thriller from acclaimed Mexican director Amat Escalante (Heli). Streaming 8th August.
Honed from childhood to be an elite assassin, Sook-hee embarks on a rampage of violence and revenge to finally earn her freedom and escape her past. Streaming 8th August.
Stan and his best friend Dommer have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a murderous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it. But Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind. Streaming 15th August.
HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS COLLECTION
This month Shudder presents a collection of films from exploitation cinema pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis. Often referred to as the “Godfather of Gore,” Lewis is known for singlehandedly creating the “splatter” subgenre of horror films. Curated collection will include The Wizard of Gore, The Gore Gore Girls, Two Thousand Maniacs, Blood Feast, Color Me Blood Red, and The Gruesome Twosome. Streaming 15th August.
The Wizard of Gore
Montag the Magnificent’s blood-curdling onstage performances shock and dazzle his audiences in equal measure. But when his participants start winding up dead, local TV talk show hostess Sherry Carson suspects his gruesome “act” may be more sinister than it first seems… Streaming 15th August.
The Gore Gore Girls
A vicious killer with a twisted sense of humor is butchering the girls of a go-go dancing club. As the grim death toll mounts, young reporter Nancy Weston teams up with obnoxious but dapper private investigator Abraham Gentry to try and crack the case. Streaming 15th August.
Two Thousand Maniacs
A group of Yankee tourists take a detour and wind up in the small Southern town of Pleasant Valley–which has magically rematerialized 100 years after its destruction during the Civil War. They find themselves welcomed by the eager townsfolk as guests of honor at their centennial celebrations. Little do the Northerners know that the festivities are set to include torture, death, and dismemberment. Streaming 15th August.
Dorothy Fremont is looking to throw a party unlike any other, and she gets just that when she hires the decidedly sinister Fuad Ramses to cater the event. Promising to provide her guests with an authentic Egyptian feast, Ramses promptly sets about acquiring the necessary ingredients–the body parts of nubile young women! Streaming 15th August.
Color Me Blood Red
Painter Adam Sorge has found himself in a bit of a creative lull. But when his girlfriend accidentally cuts her finger, he realizes what his work has been missing all this time – human blood! With pressure mounting from local gallery owner Farnsworth to deliver his next masterpiece, Adam sets about procuring as much glorious hemoglobin as he can muster – first from himself, and then from anyone unfortunate enough to pass by his sickening studio of slaughter. Streaming 15th August.
The Gruesome Twosome
Down at the Little Wig Shop, the batty Mrs. Pringle and her socially-inept son Rodney are procuring only the finest heads of hair – by scalping the local co-eds! Can they be stopped before they clear the entire campus of luxuriant-haired ladies? Streaming 15th August.
Alone With You
As a young woman painstakingly prepares a romantic homecoming for her girlfriend, their apartment begins to feel more like a tomb when voices, shadows, and hallucinations reveal a truth she has been unwilling to face. Streaming 16th August.
A young scientist is abducted by extraterrestrials, but when no one believes his story, he becomes obsessed with finding proof. Streaming 18th August.
In the first of a trilogy of yokai (Japanese supernatural spirits) films written by Tetsuro Yoshia and released in the late 60s, a greedy slumlord’s attempts to forcefully evict his tenants invite the wrath of the titular yokai when a cleansing ritual is botched, with terrifying results. Streaming 22nd August.
In the second Yokai film, an evil Babylonian vampire is inadvertently awoke by treasure hunters, and a brave samurai teams with the yokai to defeat the bloodthirsty demon. Streaming 22nd August.
Along with Ghosts
In the last of the trilogy, the yokai are roused to defend a young girl on the run from deadly yakuza. Streaming 22nd August.
Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch
Noriaki Yuasa, director of the much-beloved Gamera series, adapts the works of horror manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu. A young girl named Sayuri is reunited with her estranged family after years in an orphanage – but trouble lurks within the walls of the large family home. Her mother is an amnesiac after a car accident six months earlier, her sullen sister is confined to the attic and a young housemaid dies inexplicably of a heart attack just before Sayuri arrives… is it all connected to her father’s work studying venomous snakes? And is the fanged, serpentine figure that haunts Sayuri’s dreams the same one spying on her through holes in the wall? Streaming 22nd August.
Grey, an indie pop singer, whose first album was a smash hit, gets an invitation to work with notorious music producer Vaughn Daniels at his remote studio in the woods. Together with her girlfriend Charlie, they arrive at his mansion, and the work begins. But as her work with the emotionally demanding Vaughn deepens, the vegan singer begins to hunger for raw meat. As her appetite changes, her body starts to transform and she begins to find out who she really is. Streaming 22nd August.
The Final Wish
With the unexpected passing of his father, Aaron returns home to support his devastated mother and while sifting through his father’s belongings, comes upon an antique Urn that is far more than it seems. Streaming 25th August.
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