Step in from the cold! Shudder has plenty to make you shiver this August with its line-up of exclusive and original films.
A struggling filmmaker turns to murder, a young man faces terror trapped in a rest stop bathroom and a farmer sees terrifying visions from beyond – check out Shudder’s new releases and see the full list of new library additions below!
New Shudder Original & Exclusive Films
What Josiah Saw
Shudder Original, Premieres August 4
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) and his youngest son, Thomas (Scott Haze), 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) and Mary (Kelli Garner), 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).
Shudder Exclusive, Premieres August 18
In Glorious, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Kindred) plays a young man who is spiralling 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 realises 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.
Shudder Exclusive, Premieres August 23
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.
I Blame Society
Shudder Exclusive, Premieres August 25
A struggling filmmaker senses her peers are losing faith in her ability to succeed, so she decides to prove herself by finishing her last abandoned film… and committing the perfect murder. I Blame Society is written, directed by and stars Gillian Wallace Horvat, who received an Independent Spirit Someone to Watch Award nomination for the film.
Shudder August Library Additions
A young boxer and a call girl get caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.
A brilliant man marries a beautiful woman and shows her his home, stating that it’s all hers – except a room she can’t enter. First chance she enters and discovers what might be human cloning. When the husband returns she pays the price.
February (aka The Blackcoat’s Daughter)
An unseen evil affects two girls staying at a boarding school over winter break. Rose (Lucy Boynton) is fretting over an unplanned pregnancy and Kat (Kiernan Shipka) has convinced herself her parents are dead, giving the entity the perfect cover to start turning the young women inside out. And then there’s Joan (Emma Roberts), who’s just left an asylum and is heading to the girl’s school… What’s really going on? Director Oz Perkins’ (I Am The Pretty Thing) dread-inducing debut is an ingeniously crafted horror mystery that will keep you guessing until the final chilling frame.
Headstrong Lizzie Borden (Chloë Sevigny) lives with her wealthy father, stepmother, and sister in Fall River, Massachusetts. When her family hires live-in maid Bridget (Kristen Stewart), an uneducated Irish immigrant, the two find kindred spirits in one another and tension builds in the Borden household. Based on the infamous 1892 axe murders by Lizzie Borden.
Sam’s first day as a pizza delivery driver is not going according to plan. At the end of a long day and not enough tips, her last delivery turns out to be for a group of Satanists looking for someone to sacrifice. Now in a fight for her life, Sam must fend off witches, evil spells and demonic creatures, all while trying to keep her body – and soul – intact.
After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises and threatening notes, her new life quickly starts to unravel. By the time she learns the horrifying truth, it’s too late. Caught in a waking nightmare, Sarah must find the strength to hold onto her crumbling sanity…or be trapped forever in an existential hell.
The Soul Collector
An old man, fated to collect souls for eternity, seeks atonement after trading his daughter’s.
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.
Curse of Audrey Earnshaw
A devout community suffering from a plague is torn apart by a beautiful young woman and the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.
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.
All the Creatures Were Stirring
The joyful spirit of the holidays is about to take one dark turn after another. From sadistic office parties and last-minute shopping nightmares, to vengeful stalkers and immortal demons, there’s plenty out there to keep you from getting out of bed to see what’s under the tree this holiday season. Constance Wu and Jonathan Kite headline a sensational ensemble cast in this devilish stocking stuffer of a movie.
A psychotic musician lures a fellow bandmate and an unsuspecting woman to a remote mansion for a night of romantic deceit and grinding metal mayhem.