01st Dec2016

Shudder announce new UK VOD arrivals

by Phil Wheat

Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, Shudder has a unique library of hard-to-find international and independent films, something for both casual and hardcore fans of horror. With that in mind, here’s the rundown of the new arrivals and UK exclusives and premieres for December…

Exclusives/Premieres:

31

31 (Dir. Rob Zombie)
UK streaming Premiere. Available from 15th December

Introduced to eager audiences at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker / musician Rob Zombie’s latest blood-soaked film involves a group of carnival workers who come face-to-face with a gang of murderous clowns on Halloween night. A game of life-or-death will determine their fate.

THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ (Dir. Hèctor Hernández Vicens)
UK Premiere. Available from 8th December

Creating a stir at SXSW and the BFI London Film Festival, this ghoulish and uncompromising thriller from director Hèctor Hernández Vicens follows a hospital orderly’s attempts to have his wicked way with one of the deceased residents of the hospital’s morgue. Until, that is, the corpse in question wakes up…

WITCHING & BITCHING (Dir. Alex de la Iglesia)
UK Premiere. Available from 8th December

Fresh from creating buzz at TIFF, Fantastic Fest and Glasgow Film Festival, dark and wickedly subversive, WITCHING AND BITCHING is gross-out genre fun with a huge helping of warped comedy thrown in for good measure from fan favourite director Alex de la Iglesia.

SHREWS NEST (Dir. Juan Fernando Andrés)
UK Premiere. Available from 15th December

Appearing at the BFI London Film Festival, this stylish psychological and claustrophobic horror, produced by Alex de la Iglesia, sees two sisters coming to terms with the sinister forces at work in their 1950s Madrid apartment. Arthouse meets grindhouse!

New to Shudder this month:

RABID & SHIVERS – Two early classic chillers from body horror maestro David Cronenberg.

AMERICAN PSYCHO – Director Mary Harron’s stylish and side-splitting adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial novel showcases Christian Bale’s unnerving performance and some of the scariest pop tunes of the decade.

THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM – In Ken Russell’s smutty and nutty late-80s cult delight, an archaeologist (Peter Capaldi) uncovers evidence of a monstrous man-eating worm.

MAY – A lonely young woman’s increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin in director Lucky McKee’s carefully calibrated debut.

BLOODY BIRTHDAY – As their 10th birthday approaches, three children, born during a solar eclipse, turn murderous in this deliriously entertaining slasher.

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON – Director John Landis wove hilarious set pieces into this 1981 classic, kicking off a horror-comedy trend that has inspired many other directors to date.

BUTCHER BOYS - A birthday celebration leads an encounter with flesh-peddling cannibals in this startling gut-wrencher from the writer of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.

REVENANT - This breakout horror comedy follows Bart, a fallen soldier, who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Putrid puns galore!

BASKET CASE 1, 2 & 3 - In the first film in the series, siamese twins, separated at an early age, enact a bloody revenge on the doctors responsible for their separation.

NEKROMANTIK 1 & 2 - Though banned in many countries thanks to its extreme subject matter, Nekromantik’s perverse parodic edge made it a hit with horror and extreme cinema fans alike in 1987 (including legendary lord of the uncouth, John Waters).

THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 1 & 2 - Tom Six’s debut pushed the boundaries of gore to messy new lows, famously parodied on a very funny episode of SOUTH PARK, making it an essential modern horror film.
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