Summer is heating up over at Shudder with their July 2022 lineup! Next month brings a season finale to a beloved series, along with new originals/exclusives, and a few more collections that will definitely pique the interest of any and all horror fans. Here is the full lineup:
July 1 – The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs Season 4 Finale
The Drive In will never die, but it will unfortunately go on hiatus for at least a few months until the next special, which will most likely be in time for Halloween 2022. Here at Halloween Year-Round, we will also be doing a ranking of every single movie shown during Season 4, look for it during the first week of July!
July 7 – On the 3rd Day
Cecilia wakes up three days after a terrible car accident with no memory or idea where her young son is. She embarks on a desperate mission to find him by piecing together the clues as to what happened.
July 14 – Good Madam
After Tsidi and her child are forced to move in with her estranged mother, unexplainable things start happening, involving a dark spiritual figure which stirs up family conflict and drama. Official Selection for the Toronto International Film Festival.
July 21 – Moloch
Set in the Netherlands, An attack against her and her family causes Betriek to investigate what was behind it. However, she begins to discover that something supernatural and ancient may be hunting her.
July 21 – This is GWAR
Documentary feature about the history and compelling behind the scenes stories of the band GWAR itself! Featuring interviews with Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Alex Winter, Ethan Embry, Bam Margera. Will also include never seen footage of Oderus Urungus himself, Dave Brockie.
July 29 – The Reef: Stalked
Following the brutal murder of her sister (which she witnessed), Annie takes a tropical vacation where she is faced and attacked by a Great White Shark. In order to survive, she must find her inner strength and confront her own demons and PTSD.
Marking the 75th anniversary of the Roswell UFO Incident, Shudder is adding the following films to its “Alien Encounters” collection on July 1st:
They Live (1987)
John Carpenter classic involving a race of aliens hiding in plain sight, which can only be seen via special sunglasses. Starring the legendary Roddy Piper and Keith David.
The Thing (1982)
Arguably Carpenter’s best film involving a team of scientists stranded at a station in Antarctica as an alien life form slowly consumes and assimilates them all in this paranoid thriller.
Invaders From Mars (1986)
An alien invasion threatens to turn humanity into brain dead zombies.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Paranoid thriller classic involving aliens disguising themselves as humans and killing the original hosts. Starring Donald Sutherland.
Planet of the Vampires (1965)
After landing on a strange planet a team of astronauts being turning on each other, seemingly influenced by something there.
Without Warning (1980)
A group of teenagers camping unknowingly find themselves on a hunting ground for aliens.
John Carpenter Collection
In addition to the aforementioned They Live and The Thing, other Carpenter classics like Escape from New York and Prince of Darkness will be on Shudder starting July 1st. This is in addition to Halloween, Body Bags, and In the Mouth of Madness already being on the service!
New Movies Being Added
The Burning (1981)
When an ill-advised prank misfires, summer camp caretaker Cropsy is committed to hospital with hideous burns. Released after five years, hospital officials warn him not to blame the young campers who caused his disfigurement. But no sooner is Cropsy back on the streets than he’s headed back to camp with a rusty pair of shears in hand, determined to exact his bloody revenge.
Return of the Living Dead (1985)
In this essential of 80s horror comedy, two employees of a medical supply company accidentally release a toxic gas that raises up the dead. Soon the town is overrun with flesh-eating residents of the local cemetery who are hungry…for human brains.
God Told Me To (1976)
A cop investigates a string of murders committed by strangers who claim “God” told them to kill. But are the killers actually talking about the heavenly father? Or is someone pulling their strings? If Det. Nicholas (Tony Lo Bianco) really wants to know, he’ll have to descend into a netherworld of deranged faith and confront his own connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind. Utterly original and deeply unnerving, Larry Cohen’s critically acclaimed cult classic is regularly cited as one of the greatest horror movies of all time.
After leaving behind a painful past, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment only to discover that her surprisingly welcoming neighbors may harbor a dangerous secret.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)
Two sisters live in isolation with their deranged uncle following the deaths of the rest of their family. When a cousin comes to visit, family secrets and scandals unravel. Based on the beloved Shirley Jackson novel.
The Long Walk (2019)
An old Laotian hermit discovers that the ghost of a road accident victim can transport him back in time fifty years to the moment of his mother’s painful death. Directed by Mattie Do (Dearest Sister), who won Best Director (New Visions) at Sitges International Film Festival for the film.
Meatcleaver Massacre (1977)
When a professor specializing in ancient rites and rituals is attacked and his family killed by four of his students, he summons an evil spirit to hunt down the attackers and avenge his family.
Mansion of the Doomed (1976)
An insane surgeon finds himself up to his armpits in eyeballs after guilt prompts him to begin removing the eyes of abducted people in hopes of performing transplants on his daughter who lost her own in a car-accident he caused.
Who Saw Her Die (1972)
The life of a Venice sculptor is torn apart when his visiting young daughter is found murdered. But when the police are unable to find the killer, the grieving father’s own investigation uncovers a high-level conspiracy of sexual perversion and violence. What depraved compulsions led to the murder of this child? And most horrifying of all, Who Saw Her Die?
Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970)
A psychotic pornographer blackmails a married woman into becoming his sex slave by threatening to reveal that her husband is a killer. Desperate to protect the man she loves, poor Minou is forced to endure kinky bondage games until threats of murder force her to go to the police. But when she brings the cops to the madman’s house, it’s empty, and soon, Minou’s sanity is called into question. Luciano Ercoli’s stellar giallo references classic Hollywood suspense thrillers, aided by a clever script from Ernesto Gastaldi (TORSO) and a superb score by Ennio Morricone.
Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975)
A young girl is found brutally murdered and the case is handed over to Detective Germi. During the investigation, the detective discovers a prostitution trafficking linked to powerful people.
Watch Me When I Kill (1977)
Mara, a beautiful young nightclub dancer, witnesses a brutal murder and soon finds herself stalked by an animalistic gloved killer! While enlisting the help of her boyfriend Lukas to track down and stop the maniac, the mystery surrounding the killings is slowly uncovered. As more bodies are found and secrets are uncovered, the truth behind the masked slasher is much more horrifying than anyone could imagine.
Blue Sunshine (1977)
When a seemingly ordinary guy at a party suddenly goes berserk and starts slaying the other guests, a man named Jerry (Zalman King) is falsely accused of the crime. Thrust into a classic Hitchcockian “wrong man” scenario, Jerry investigates a series of similar murders where ordinary people become instant homicidal maniacs, hoping to find out what’s really going on before the cops catch him.
The Convent (2000)
40 years after young Christine massacred all the nuns at her boarding school, the condemned convent has become a spot for fraternity antics. But one night, when a group of sorority girls, frat boys and a goth chick named Mo break in, they find a group of Satanists who sacrifice Mo, allowing her body to be possessed by demons. As the demons come out to play and the blood starts to fly, one girl knows exactly who can help stop the terror: Christine (Adrienne Barbeau).
The House on Sorority Row (1982)
A vicious killer stalks a group of sorority girls at their graduation party in this 80s slasher favorite. When the mean Mrs. Slater tries to put the kibosh on their kegger, Vicky and her friends devise a nasty prank to get even. But when things go too far and Mrs. Slater dies, the girls cover up the crime and have the party anyway. What nobody knows is that someone saw what happened, and they’re not about to let the girls get away with it. Before long, the psycho starts picking off the partiers, turning the blowout into a bloodbath of epic proportions.
Bloody Hell (2020)
A man with a mysterious past flees the country to escape his own personal hell… only to arrive somewhere much, much, much worse. In an effort to survive this new horror, he turns to his personified Conscience.
Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge (1989)
A masked killer stalks a waitress (Kari Whitman) in a shopping mall just opened by a California mayor (Morgan Fairchild).
The Forbidden Door (2009)
As a successful young sculptor increasingly loses his grip on sanity, he imagines his wife, friends and family are all conspiring against him, begins filling his best-selling works with unspeakable human matter, becomes obsessed with brutal hidden-camera abuse videos, and inches inescapably closer towards the most horrific final act of all.
Santa Sangre (1989)
An armless woman drives her son to kill in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s surreal shocker. As a boy, Fenix saw his father cut off his mother’s arms, and the resulting trauma sent him to a mental hospital. When mom visits him years later, he escapes, but soon must satisfy her thirst for santa sangre (“holy blood”).
Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972)
A group of friends revive a group of Satan-worshiping zombies who hunt by sound in the first of Spanish horror auteur Amando de Ossorio’s Blind Dead films. In the 13th century an order of evil knights sought eternal life by drinking human blood and committing sacrifices. During their execution, crows pecked out each of their eyes. But this wouldn’t be a horror movie unless some unsuspecting nudniks stumbled on their tombs and woke them up, leading to a gripping, gruesome chain of events that’ll make you wish your own sense of sight wasn’t quite so intact.
Science-fiction becomes horrifyingly real for a park full of innocent campers, as a hideous horde of mutated mosquitoes viciously attacks without warning! A band of survivors flees the bloodthirsty swarm in an attempt to warn the world of the mosquito menace.
Hard Rock Nightmare (1988)
Jim and his band need a place to rehearse, and the isolated family farm was perfect- no neighbors, just the band and some girls. Rock & Roll, and a party before the big concert tour. Unknown to the group, Jim is haunted by the memory of a demented grandfather who traumatized him as a child with stories of being a werewolf. The terrified child drove a stake through his grandfather’s heart, and years of treatment have not erased the guilt or the lingering fear of his grandfather’s revenge. Twenty years later, the horror returns. On a full-moon night, the revelry of the band is shattered as a two-legged wolf brings slaughter to their party. Jim draws close to insanity as his friends are butchered, and he must finally confront the terror from his past.
Hard Rock Zombies (1985)
A freshly-out-of-the-grave band of Hard Rock Zombies is thirsting to take their sweet revenge, as they give the performance of a lifetime. Slaughterhouse Rock A group of teenagers are drawn into a deserted prison by nightmarish visions, where they try to exorcise a cannibalistic cavalry officer.
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
A madman stalks and kills female victims using the items in his toolbox. Mario Bava regular Cameron Mitchell (I) is Vance, the serial killer who seeks revenge – in the form of rape and murder – on any “sinners” he comes across. But when a detective visits Vance’s family, it sets off a creepy chain of events that escalates until the shocking finale. One of the most well-known grindhouse films of the ’70s, Toolbox Murders was savaged by critics for its extreme-violence but later found a big cult of fans on home video.
A ferocious mutant cat boards the getaway boat of some white collar criminals after escaping from a research lab. Once the ship has sailed, the clueless crooks think they’re in the clear. Little do they know their fluffy feline can grow big and houses an even more monstrous kitty in its mouth! Schlockmeister Greydon Clark (Satan’s Cheerleaders) enlisted b-movie horror favorites including Clu Gulager (Return of the Living Dead) and George Kennedy (Creepshow 2) to play the human cat food. You won’t be picking up strays after taking this deadly journey.
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