Shudder Unwraps It’s Delicious Box Of Easter Horror Treats!
Feast your eyes on the devilishly good box of Easter treats heading to the Premium Horror Streamer SHUDDER this April
Easter may be around the corner, but Shudder is already unpacking its devilishly delightful box of tasty treats for April. The premium horror streamer has kept us entertained throughout the cold winter months. But with warmer weather on the way and wholesome, fluffier fare filling our screens, the onslaught of horror content is rising to meet the challenge. And to offer the horror lovers among us something more wicked to sink our teeth into than dark, rich chocolate.
Kicking the month off in style on the 6th is the chilling Slasher: Ripper, a retro 19th-century period slasher. One that follows a Jack the Ripper copycat serial killer as he/she preys upon the rich and powerful citizens of London. Next up on the 14th is the enticing Kids vs. Aliens. This not-for-kids chiller isn’t for the faint of heart. Starring Dominic Mariche (Are You Afraid of the Dark?), the movie follows a bunch of partying kids thrust into a survival situation when aliens invade! And for these extra-terrestrial party-crashers, phoning home is the last thing on their agenda! Then we check in with the Boulet Brothers as we explore their Halfway to Halloween TV Special. And rounding out the big releases is From Black – a horrifying tale of one mother’s gruesome quest to bring her child back from the dead. But how far is she willing to go?
And these new releases are just the tip of the knife. There is a wealth of horror goodness heading to the streamer throughout the month. Including Sam Raimi’s all-time classic the Evil Dead. That’s right…the Deadites are rising! 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 Shudder’s April horror watchlist is the gift that keeps on giving…jump scares!
Slasher: Ripper – A Shudder Original (Premieres Thursday 6 April)
Slasher: Ripper takes the Slasher franchise back in time to the late 19th century and stars Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) as Basil Garvey, a charismatic tycoon whose success is only rivaled by his ruthlessness, as he oversees a city on the cusp of a new century, and a social upheaval that will see its streets run red with blood. There’s a killer stalking the mean streets, but instead of targeting the poor and downtrodden like Jack the Ripper, The Widow is meting out justice against the rich and powerful. The only person standing in the way of this killer is the newly promoted detective, Kenneth Rijkers, whose ironclad belief in justice may wind up being yet another victim of The Widow.
Kids vs. Aliens – A Shudder Exclusive (Film Premieres Friday 14 April)
An all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing two warring siblings to band together to survive the night. Starring Dominic Mariche (Are You Afraid of the Dark?), Phoebe Rex (The Last Divide), Calem MacDonald (The Umbrella Academy).
The Boulet Brothers’ Halfway to Halloween TV Special – A Shudder Original (Premieres Thursday 25 April)
Hosted by modern day horror hosts and “queens of darkness” The Boulet Brothers, The Boulet Brothers’ Halfway to Halloween TV Special will be a mid-year variety show celebrating the “Halfway to Halloween” season for fans who just can’t wait until October 31 to get a good dose of the dark side. Calling to mind the era of classic retro holiday variety shows, the program will be hosted from The Boulets’ haunted manor set and will feature scripted skits, musical performances, and guest appearances from an impressive lineup of stars including David Dastmalchian (Dune, Suicide Squad) who co-produced the special, Kevin Smith (Clerks, Tusk), Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek), Taran Killam (SNL), Matthew Lillard (Scream film series), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Steve Agee (Peacemaker), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, Chopping Mall), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Katya (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Derek Mears (Friday the 13th, Swamp Thing), Satanic doo wop band Twin Temple, and Kendra Onixx, Koco Caine & Melissa Befierce (The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula). Additional guests to be announced.
From Black – A Shudder Exclusive (Film Premieres Friday 28 April)
A young mother, crushed by guilt after the disappearance of her young son 5 years previously, is presented with a bizarre offer to learn the truth and set things right. But how far is she willing to go, and is she willing to pay the terrifying price for a chance to hold her boy again? Starring Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Jennifer Lafleur (Nope) and John Ales (Euphoria). Directed by Thomas Marchese who also serves as writer with Jessub Flower.
NEW ADDITIONS TO SHUDDER’S FILM LIBRARY
Evil Dead – (Streaming on 3 April)
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while demons continue their attack.
Cherry Tree (Streaming on 10 April)
A 15-year-old makes a pact with a witches’ coven to save her father’s life.
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What a devilishly good list of new titles for us to explore. The streamer has cemented itself as the home of premium horror entertainment. And we cannot wait to dive into this haul of horror treats. So check back regularly because our reviews will be coming thick and fast!
Which of these horror goodies will you be exploring next month? Drop a comment below. We won’t bite…hard!
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