New on Shudder – June 2017

In HORROR FILMS by Steve

AMC’s horror streaming service Shudder has announced its release slate for this month and they’re bringing a little bit of everything to the table! You can see all titles below.

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Show Pieces – Exclusively on Shudder UK from 29th June
From the mind of legendary writer Alan Moore (creator of Watchmen, V For Vendetta and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and acclaimed photographer and director Mitch Jenkins comes the multi-layered film anthology Show Pieces.

Set in the town of Northampton, UK, Show Pieces is the first work by Alan Moore written specifically for the screen and the first work to explore the bizarre world and characters that frequent an otherworldly gentlemen’s club. The five chapters of Show Pieces create a tapestry of madness, malevolence and murderous misdeeds, intersecting to form an original, occult noir thriller with Alan Moore himself appearing in character on screen.

Primal Screen – Exclusively on Shudder UK from 8th June
Launching Shudder Originals, Shudder’s new original programming slate, comes Primal Screen, a chilling new horror documentary from genre favourite filmmaker Rodney Ascher (Room 237, The Nightmare).

Primal Screen explores how individuals are simultaneously attracted to and repelled by what scares them most. Rodney Ascher has created a singular hybrid of documentary and horror that explores the pop-culture artifacts that traumatized individuals in their youth and the effects it has had on their lives.

Noroi: The Curse – Exclusively on Shudder UK from 1st June
Paranormal expert and documentarian Masafumi Kobayashi sets his sights on uncovering the truth behind a string of seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents in Noroi: The Curse. Narratives twist and turn as Kobayashi and his cameraman Miyajima race to piece together one unusual death after another, only to be met with the same fate which they so fervently document, leaving only their footage behind.

Delving into the legend and ritualistic background of “Kagutaba”, Director Kôji Shiraishi (Sadako v Kayako) masterfully combines character storylines in a documentary format with suspenseful plot turns.

House of 1,000 Corpses
Rob Zombie’s directorial debut takes its lead from horror classics such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and turns the madness up to eleven.

Rigor Mortis
Visually striking and at times as witty as it is creepy, Juno Mak’s Hong Kong set horror is a brilliantly eclectic addition to the Asian supernatural genre.

Room 237
The perfect documentary for horror obsessives everywhere as filmmaker Rodney Ascher takes a compelling look at the hidden messages, symbols, interpretations and theories behind Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’.

The Devil’s Business
A straightforward job for two British hitmen takes a turn for the macabre in Sean Hogan’s stylish, occult horror.

Dead Snow 2
Bigger, bolder and in even more bad taste than its predecessor, Dead Snow 2 grabs once again for the funny bone and sticks its tongue firmly in its undead Nazi cheek!

Thirst
‘Open Water.’.. without the water! A car crash leaves two young couples fighting for their lives in the scorching desert heat.

Antiviral
A queasy and fascinating examination of sick celebrities and obsessive fans in which director Brandon Cronenberg gets inside viewers heads as well as under their skin.

The Eye Trilogy
Seeing might not be believing in The Pang Brothers’ supernatural chilling trilogy. Don’t look away.

The Bay
A gruesome, effective and atmospheric eco-horror courtesy of the ever-eclectic Barry Levinson.