May on Shudder – Originals & Exclusives

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With Shudder at the rudder, we’re steering dead ahead into scary seas this May with a raft of new original and exclusive films ready to put the old adrenal gland through its paces.



The Twin – A Shudder Original

Premieres May 6

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 CreeA 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.

The Sadness – A Shudder Original

Premieres May 12

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. 

Written and directed by Rob Jabbaz. Winner of “Best First Feature”, Fantasia International Film Festival.

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The Found Footage Phenomenon – A Shudder Original

Premieres May 19

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

Premieres May 26

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.