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 January…
SADAKO VS KAYAKO (Dir. Koji Shiraishi)
UK streaming Premiere. Exclusively on SHUDDER from 26th Jan
The mega ghouls of Japanese-horror face off in this TIFF Midnight Madness closing film monster mash-up of Ju-On (The Grudge) and Ringu (The Ring). After reviving the evil spirits of Sadako and Kayako, two university students and a high school girl quickly realize the only way to outsmart these vengeful spirits hell-bent on haunting is to pit them head-to-head.
New to Shudder this month:
THE DRILLER KILLER - After a successful US release in 1979, DRILLER KILLER ignited the UK “video nasty” controversies of the 1980s, resulting in 15-year ban over it’s head-drilling horror.
THE BURNING - When a Summer Camp joke goes terribly wrong, a group of teenagers leave the camp’s caretaker Cropsy for dead. A few years later, the burned and disfigured caretaker returns to camp equipped with his trusty shears, ready to unleash his particular brand of vengeance on a whole new group of teens.
WIZARD OF GORE - The 1970 splatter classic from filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis, the ‘Godfather of Gore’ follows a magician who uses hypnotism to butcher audience members gullible enough to participate in his insane show.
WAXWORK - After Mark (Zach Galligan) realizes his missing friends are now permanent exhibits in the museum, he decides to stop the magician who pulls the strings. Anthony Hickox’s (HELLRAISER III) self-aware horror comedy is a must for fans of HOUSE, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS and THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.
SLAUGHTER HIGH - An April Fools’ prank returns to haunt Doddsville High’s alumni when they attend a reunion at their abandoned school in this gleeful slice of 80s slasher horror.
AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION - A ghoulish return to Amityville as the Montelli family buy a house in the seemingly sleepy Long Island suburb. It’s not long before unsettling events begin to occur. Co-written by Tommy Lee Wallace director of Stephen King’s IT.
HALLOWEEN II & III - You can’t keep a good man down… especially if that man is Michael Myers! Halloween II sees Michael back to his old tricks this time in Haddonfield’s local hospital whilst Halloween III dispenses with the movie bogeyman all together in a vastly underrated third edition to the series.
GINGER SNAPS - This biting satire of teenage life sees two sisters embrace their lupine side in this deliciously subversive take on the werewolf movie.
THE DEAD ZONE - “The ice is gonna break” screams Christopher Walken as a man who wakes from a coma to discover he has psychic abilities in surely one of the very best Stephen King adaptations ever made from horror alchemist David Cronenberg.
CUBE - Fear, paranoia, suspicion and desperation take hold as six strangers are inexplicably imprisoned in a booby-trapped system of boxes, with no hope and fewer means of escape.