This July on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, we have the streaming premieres of four new original and exclusive films, plus a bumper collection of classics joining the movie library.
NEW SHUDDER ORIGINAL & EXCLUSIVE FILMS
SON – Premieres 8 July
In Son, after a mysterious group breaks into Laura’s home and attempts to abduct her eight-year-old son, David, the two of them flee town in search of safety. But soon after the failed kidnapping, David becomes extremely ill, suffering from increasing psychosis and convulsions. Following her maternal instincts, Laura commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive, but soon she must decide how far she is willing to go to save her son. Written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh (The Canal, Never Grow Old), Sonstars Andi Matichak(Halloween franchise, Assimilate), Emile Hirsch (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), and Luke David Blumm (The King of Staten Island).
THE TOLL – Premieres 15 July
When a young woman and her rideshare driver break down on a dark forest road, each sees the other as a threat. A strange phenomena begin occurring around them, they gradually realize they’ve become trapped in the world of a terrifying supernatural being: The Toll Man. Directed by Michael Nader. Starring Jordan Hayes, Max Topplin, James McGowan and Rosemary Dunsmore
KANDISHA – Premieres 22 July
It is summer break and best friends Amélie, Bintou and Morjana hang together with other neighborhood teens. Nightly, they have fun sharing scary stories and urban legends. But when Amélie is assaulted by her ex, she remembers the story of Kandisha, a powerful and vengeful demon. Afraid and upset, Amélie summons her. The next day, her ex is found dead. The legend is true and now Kandisha is on a killing spree— and it’s up to the three girls to break the curse. Directed by Inside and Livid duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. Starring Mathilde Lamusse, Samarcande Saadi and Suzy Bemba.
THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR – Premieres 29 July
In The Boy Behind the Door, a night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby and his best friend, Kevin, when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. Even worse is the arrival of another stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive… or die trying. Written and directed by David Charbonier and Justin Powell (The Djinn). Starring Lonnie Chavis (This Is Us), Ezra Dewey (The Djinn), Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Scott Michael Foster (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Micah Hauptman (Homeland).
NEW ADDITIONS TO SHUDDER’S MOVIE LIBRARY
- Lake Mungo (2008)
Strange things start happening after a girl is found drowned in a lake.
- Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
- The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.
- Terror Train (1980)
Three years after a prank went terribly awry, the six college students responsible are targeted by a masked killer at a New Year’s Eve party aboard a moving train.
- Death Ship (1980)
A mysterious ghostly freighter rams and sinks a modern-day cruise ship whose survivors climb aboard the freighter and discover that it is a World War II Nazi torture vessel.
- Basket Case (1982)
A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.
- Basket Case 2 (1990)
Duane and his basket-bound mutant brother are taken in by a secret home for wayward freaks with journalists hot on their tail.
- Basket Case 3 (1991)
Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other.
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather’s grave in Texas fall victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.
- Messiah of Evil (1973)
A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.
- Carnival of Souls (1962)
After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.
- Straight Edge Kegger (2019)
A young punk and a houseful of drunks square off against the gang of militant straight edgers that he’s abandoned.
- Dead & Buried (1981)
A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders committed by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.
- Black Water (2007)
A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia.
- White Girl (2020)
Beth, a fifteen-year-old white girl, is seemingly lost. Over the course of an evening on the streets of East London, her interactions with the city’s dwellers take darker turns, but who is the real monster?
- Separation (2021)
A young girl finds solace in her artist father and the ghost of her dead mother.
- She’s Allergic to Cats (2016)
A lonely dog groomer searches for love but his true passion is making weird video art that nobody understands.
- They’re Inside (2019)
When two sisters go to an isolated cabin in the woods to film a passion project, family secrets start to get in the way, as do masked strangers filming a passion project of their own.
- Sadistic Intentions (2018)
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.
- Mass Hysteria (2019)
A group of Salem witch trial reenactors find themselves at the center of a modern-day witch hunt.
- Rot (2019)
A grad student breaks up with her boyfriend to focus on her thesis, not realizing something has infected him and that he is going to wreak havoc on her life.
- Etheria: The Series (2020)
From post-apocalyptic westerns to demented comedies to terrifying horror and gore, ETHERIA serves up the perfect blend of mind-bending and panic-inducing excitement from the best emerging women genre directors in the world. Each episode showcases a vision of the fantastic in this new anthology series created to introduce amazing directors to devoted genre fans.
- They Remain (2018)
Two scientists who share a romantic history are tasked with investigating unnatural animal behavior on the site of a Manson Family-style cult’s compound.
- Faults (2014)
A cult deprogrammer must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult.
- Follow (2015)
A man who receives an early Christmas present from his girlfriend blacks out only to wake up in a terrifying nightmare.