[News] Shudder Brings All Sorts of Delights This February

[News] Shudder Brings All Sorts of Delights This February
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Shudder knows that the children are constantly starving for fresh, new horror content shoved in our faces. With the looming harbinger of doom that is Valentine’s Day peeking out over the horizon, now is as good a time as any to start plotting out horror viewing. Thankfully, the February additions coming onto the exclusive horror streaming service will not disappoint. Check out below and see what new exciting things you can add to your viewing plate.


Slapface – Premieres February 3

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After the death of his mother, Lucas, a loner who lives in a rundown home with his brother Tom, regularly seeks solace in the nearby woods. With his only “friends” being a group of female bullies, he keeps to himself most of the time. But, after a strange encounter with an inhuman monster, Lucas begins to withdraw from others. When the two reach a tentative trust, a bizarre friendship is born, and Lucas is swept up in a series of primal adventures.

Slapface, which won the “Best Audience Award” for “Best Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi” Film at the Cinequest Film Festival in 2021, was written and directed by Jeremiah Kipp (Black Wake; 60 Seconds to Die ‘Monster’; The Sadist; The Pod) based on his short film of the same title. The film stars August Maturo (Girl Meets World, The Nun), Mike Manning (Son of the South, Teen Wolf), Dan Hedaya (The Usual Suspects), Mirabelle Lee (Blood Ties), Lukas Hassel, and Libe Barer (Sneaky Pete), Bianca D’Ambrosio (The Bay, I Am Mortal, Fear of Rain), Chiara D’Ambrosio (The Bay, I Am Mortal).

All The Moons – Premiers February 10

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North of Spain, at the end of the 19th century, during the final throes of the last Carlist war, a little girl is rescued from an orphanage by a mysterious woman after it’s destroyed by a bomb. Wounded and close to death, the girl believes the woman is an angel coming to take her to Heaven. Soon, however, she discovers that this strange being has given her the gift of eternal life by turning her into a vampire.

Directed by Basque filmmaker Igor Legarreta (When You No Longer Love Me), All the Moons won several awards at the 25th Edition of The Fantasia International Film Festival, including “Best Director,” “Best Cinematography,” and “Audience Award.” The film stars Haizea Carneros, Josean Bengoetxea, and Itziar Ituño.

They Live in the Grey – Premieres February 17

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While investigating a child abuse case, a young social worker discovers that a supernatural entity is tormenting the family. To save the parents from losing custody of their child, she must confront her fears and use her clairvoyance to stop the malevolent force. Written and directed by brothers Burlee and Abel Vang (The Tiger’s Child.) They Live in the Grey stars Michelle Krusiec (Hollywood), Ken Kirby (Good Trouble, Dynasty), Ellen Wroe (For All Mankind, Shameless), Madelyn Grace (Don’t Breathe 2).

Hellbender – Premieres February 24

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16-year-old Izzy leads an isolated life on a lonely mountaintop. All she’s learned is from her protective mom and the wilderness that swallows them. It’s a gentle, quiet existence — except for when Izzy and Mom bang out loud songs for their band, H6LLB6ND6R. Izzy dreams of a live gig, but her mother thinks she’s too sick and mustn’t be around others. Questioning her illness and starved for companionship, Izzy sneaks down the mountain where she befriends brazen Amber. Izzy is in heaven until a cruel drinking game with a live worm unleashes a new kind of hunger.

Hellbender, which had its world premiere at the 25th Fantasia International Film Festival in August 2021, is the sixth feature film written and directed by the filmmaking Adams family, Toby Poser, John Adams, and their daughter Zelda Adams (The Deeper You Dig, Halfway to Zen, The Shoot).  Poser and Zelda Adams stars in the film, along with Zelda’s sister Lulu Adams. Zelda took home the Best Actress award at the Fantasia Intl. Film Festival.

To learn more about the film, check out our review!


A Discovery of Witches: Season 3 – New Episodes Saturdays, Series Finale February 19

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In the final season of A Discovery of Witches, Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) return from their trip to 1590 to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. They must find the missing pages from the Book of Life and the Book itself before it’s too late. Their enemies are gearing up against them, and a monster from Matthew’s past who has been lying in wait will return for revenge. A Discovery of Witches Season 3 is based on the “The Book of Life” novel from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy and is the third and final installment.



A collection of Boris Karloff’s most iconic film roles, premiering February 1 on Shudder US. Presented as a companion to the January 27th Shudder Exclusive documentary Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster: The Black Cat, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, House of Frankenstein, The Mummy, and Son of Frankenstein, along with The Old Dark House and Black Sabbath, both now available on Shudder US.



February 1

Tales from the Hood

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A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

Tales from the Hood 2

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A sequel to the cult classic reunites executive producer Spike Lee and writer/directors Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott for this horror-comedy starring David Keith.

Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

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A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as The Collector.

• Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood

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The Crypt Keeper returns to tell the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello.

Cherry Falls

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In the small town of Cherry Falls, a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school.

Queen of the Damned

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In this loose sequel to Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, the vampire Lestat becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the equally beautiful and monstrous Queen of all vampires.

• Roh

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Cut off from civilization, a single mother puts her children on high alert when they bring home a young girl caked in clay. She tells of spirits and spirit hunters, but these are not mere superstitions. As more strangers show up on her doorstep, she quickly finds another reason to fear the forest. Malaysia’s official submission to the 2021 Academy Awards.


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An ex-soldier, homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for her, he cannot ignore his suspicion that something sinister is going on.


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After viewing a strangely familiar video, Enid, a film sensor, sets out to solve the past mystery of her sister’s disappearance, embarking on a quest that dissolves the line between fiction and reality. Check out our review here!

The Initiation

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A professor struggling to save his marriage and career uncovers a society of witches.

Battle Royale

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In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary “Battle Royale” act.

Battle Royale II

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Three years after the failure of the last Battle Royale program, a second act is forged, and a class of students is sent to an island with one objective: to kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

February 2

Blood Glacier

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Scientists working in the Austrian Alps discover that a glacier is leaking a liquid that appears to be affecting local wildlife.

·   The Last Winter

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An oil company drilling in the Arctic triggers something very scary during an expedition in director Larry Fessenden’s eco-horror film, which stars Ron Perlman (Nightmare Alley), Connie Britton (American Horror Story) and James Le Gros (Hunters).

February 7

•   Rock, Paper, Scissors

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Jesus and Jose Maria are siblings living in a closed-off world constructed of strange games and relentless madness. When their half-sister Magdalena returns home to inquire about her share of their inheritance, a strange and bloody affair ensues.

•   Entwined

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Panos, a city doctor, relocates to a remote Greek village to offer his services to the underserved community. It’s love at first sight when he sees Danae, who lives in isolation and with a mysterious skin condition. Determined to cure her, Panos will soon discover Danae is not the helpless princess he thought she was, and time is of the essence for both.


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At her new job in a rundown children’s hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random mysterious acts.

City of the Living Dead

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A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves.

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

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An American expatriate in Rome witnesses an attempted murder that is connected to an ongoing killing spree in the city, and despite himself and his girlfriend being targeted by the killer, he conducts his own investigation. Check out our review here!

•  Initiation

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Whiton University unravels the night a star-athlete is murdered, kicking off a spree of social media slaying that force students to uncover the truth behind the school’s hidden secrets and the horrifying meaning of an exclamation point.

February 8

  I Blame Society

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A struggling filmmaker senses her peers are losing faith in her ability to succeed, so she decides to prove herself by finishing her last abandoned film… and committing the perfect murder. Writer/director Gillian Wallace Horvat, nominated for this year’s “Someone to Watch” Independent Spirit Award, stars along with Keith Poulson (Her Smell) and Chase Williamson (Scare Package).

February 14


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After suffering a traumatic incident, Molly (Cecilia Milocco) moves into a new apartment to begin her path to recovery, but it’s not long after her arrival that a series of persistent knocks and screams begin to wake her up at night. Molly’s new life begins to unravel as the screams intensify and no one else in the building believes or is willing to help her. Check out our review here!

Corporate Animals

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A delusional CEO (Demi Moore) takes her staff of misfits on a disastrous team building retreat led by an overeager guide (Ed Helms). When catastrophe strikes and the food runs out, mandatory office bonding becomes a lot more… appetizing.

·   I Am a Ghost

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Emily, a troubled spirit, haunts her own house every day, wondering why she can’t leave. With help from a clairvoyant hired to rid the home of ghosts, Emily is forced into a “patient/therapist” relationship, uncovering disturbing mysteries about her past that may help her move on to the “next place.”

Silent Retreat

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Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat, in the woods, for rehabilitation, only to realize that the men who run it are brainwashing women, and if she breaks the rules, she’ll discover what lurks beyond the trees.


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A young man in a personal tailspin flees to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark secret.

Eat Brains Love

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A laugh-out-loud funny, romantic, zombie road trip movie filled with heart and brains.

The Wretched

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A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parents’ imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand-year-old witch, who is posing as the woman next door. Check out our review here!


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Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned and hellish compound and forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.


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In a remote Alpine village in the 15th century lives a marked woman. The scapegoat of ancient superstitions and monstrous misogyny, this self-styled witch begins to assert her otherworldly birthright. This atmospheric debut feature from Lukas Feigelfeld is a haunting pagan death trip and a startling vision of psychedelic horror.

A Night of Horror

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A collection of strange and terrifying shorts from Australia’s long running A Night of Horror International Film Festival.


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XX is an all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by fiercely talented women: Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Karyn Kusama (The Invitation), Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock) and Jovanka Vuckovic (Riot Girls), featuring a cast that includes Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.

February 21

Dawn of the Beast

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A group of graduate students get more than they bargained for while searching for the legendary Bigfoot. Not only is he real, but there’s something far more lurking in the shadows.


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Roman returns to the land he just inherited from his grandfather. After he decides to sell the vast desolate property, a local police officer warns him that his late grandfather was a local crime lord, and his men will never let go of the land.


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1962 Taiwan, during the time of the White Terror. Fang wakes up at her desk, but school has changed. As she wanders through the sinister corridors and other dilapidated rooms in search of her teacher, she meets Wei (Tse Jing-Hua). Together, they must confront the ghosts and deformed monsters that have taken over their alma mater, to find out what happened there. Check out our review here!

• Come to Daddy

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A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father. Check out our review here!


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Evan values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and his newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


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An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline – a collection of darkly humorous, fantasy tales about ill-fated characters and doomed fortune.

The Lesson

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Fin, a lone teen from a broken family, gets caught up in the wrong crowd of delinquent kids in this chilling horror film filled with white-knuckle suspense.

February 28

• ABCs of Death 2

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Another 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.

Across the River

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An ethologist works in the remote woods trapping animals and mounting cameras on them to monitor their behavior. The resulting recordings lead him to an isolated village, the site of an ancient curse, where he gets trapped due to heavy rain that raises the level of the river and floods his only way out.

• Sputnik

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The lone survivor of an enigmatic spaceship incident hasn’t returned home alone – hiding inside his body is a dangerous creature. Check out our review here!

• V/H/S 2

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Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find a collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student’s disappearance.

V/H/S: Viral

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A Los Angeles police chase sends a fame-obsessed man on a wild ride to save his girlfriend from a cybernetic terror.

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