Halfway to Halloween Month may be over once April is, but Shudder still has quite the lineup planned for May: including the likes of Joe Bob Briggs, Eli Roth, and an award winning AAPI zombie movie as part of its originals lineup!
May 5 – Cursed Films II (Season Finale)
The second season finale of Shudder’s acclaimed documentary series will delved into the making of 1980’s Cannibal Holocaust. Remaining one of the most banned and controversial movies ever made, the episode includes an interview with director Ruggero Deodato and other cast/crew members. It promises to detail the harsh struggles they all faced while filming, as well as the lasting impact the movie has today.
May 6, 13, 20, 27 – The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs (Season 4)
Premiering on Friday April 29, we’ll be getting a new episode of The Last Drive In every Friday, continuing into June! This season promises surprise guest and fan favorite movies!
May 6 – The Twin
Starring Teresa Palmer (Lights Out, A Discovery of Witches, Warm Bodies), The Twin deals with a married couple reeling with the loss of one of their twin children. But moving to the Scandinavian countryside proves to be far more frightening than expected. Premiering both in theaters and on Shudder May 6, 2022!
May 12 – The Sadness
Winner of “Best First Feature” at the Fantasia International Film Fest, The Sadness is a brutal and violent zombie movie from Taiwan. As the world descends into chaos from zombie uprising, a young couple tries to salvage went semblance of civility they can, all while trying to stay alive.
May 19 – The Found Footage Phenomenon
A fascinating, in-depth documentary about the history and progression of the found footage subgenre in horror movies.
May 26 – A Banquet
A widowed mother struggles with her own faith and belief as her teen daughter undergoes a radical religious transformation with seemingly supernatural aspects.
Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 3
This Eli Roth hosted documentary series continues with a wave of new topics including Sequels, Infections, Psychics, Apocalyptic Horror, Holiday Horror, and Mad Scientists. And along for the ride is a wide variety of interviewees including Cate Blanchett, Jeffrey Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geena Davis, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer tilly, Meat Loaf, Jessica Rothe, and many more!
Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Set in the late 90’s an archivist discovers a wave of disturbing pirate broadcasts and attempts to investigate their origin.
A mother returns home after reconstructive surgery, but her twin sons are suspicious that it’s not really her.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
The iconic follow up to the 1974 original. Tobe Hooper’s sequel takes a much more satirical approach to the subject matter and manages to create something as iconic as the first movie!
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
While not as good or iconic as the previous two, this third entry in this franchise has its moments and features very entertaining performances from Viggo Mortensen and Ken Foree.
A single mother deals with the grief of losing her husband as her son succumbs to fear and hysteria revolving around a dark and terrifying supernatural figure.
The Midnight Swim
Three women return home after the disappearance of their mother in a lake. But something draws them to it with sinister results.
A master of disguise deranged killer begins killing off the college students who are organizing a horror-movie marathon in an abandoned theater.
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 trying to exorcize the ghost, he falls in love with her.
A young man discovers a disgusting parasite has attached itself to his brain stem. He becomes addicted to the psychedelic euphoria it produces, but in return he must feed it human victims.
Tetsuo The Iron Man
A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.
Tetsuo The Body Hammer
When metal-worshiping fanatics abduct his son, a father unleashes his dormant destructive power, as his naked rage transforms the once-feeble flesh into a grisly symbiosis of metal and tissue.
An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holiding an annual graduation dance.
A television reporter and her two friends head to Solvang, California to cover a Danish festival. When there is a mix-up at the hotel and they are left without hotel rooms, the girls accept the invitation of a friendly museum owner to board at his large farmhouse because the rest of the motels in and around town are sold out. But unknown to the women, something is living in the basement of the house. Their stay soon becomes a horrific nightmare when, one by one, they encounter the ‘unseen’.
The strange and brutal deaths of Cory’s grandparents has haunted him for years. Determined to discover the truth, he has returned to the desolate region where they lived, along with a group of friends, to try and uncover the mystery.
Cameras record the violent deaths of several unsuspecting actors on the terrifying set of an experimental film.
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