Wish your life contained more scary films? Shudder, the new subscription VOD service dedicated to horror, is for you. Powered by AMC and recently launched in the UK, it’s wasting no time in snapping up hard-to-find horror from around the world, from cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters. And with December now upon us, there’s no better time to hide under a duvet than on a cold, dark night.
To help you with that, Shudder’s got a spookily strong month of new arrivals, from Alex de la Iglesia’s Witching & Bitching, exclusively acquired after its screenings at TIFF and Fantastic Fest, to SXSW scarer The Corpse of Anna Fritz, plus a couple of classics – including Peter Capaldi as you’ve never seen him before…
Here’s what’s coming soon to Shudder UK in December 2016:
Basket Case 1, 2 and 3 – Available Now
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 and 2 – Available Now
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 and 2 – Available Now
Tom Six’s now infamous films have pushed the boundaries of gore to messy new lows.
The Corpse of Anna Fritz – 8th December
An exclusive for Shudder, this ghoulish and uncompromising thriller from director Hèctor Hernández Vicens makes its UK debut on the site. Creating a stir at SXSW and the BFI London Film Festival, it 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 – 8th December
Another exclusive, Alex de la Iglesia’s subversive flick went down a storm at TIFF, Fantastic Fest and Glasgow Film Festival. Dark and wickedly fun, the gross-out comedy is also making its UK premiere on Shudder.
31 – 13th December
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.
Shrew’s Nest – 15th December
Produced by Alex de la Iglesia, this stylish psychological and claustrophobic horror sees two sisters coming to terms with the sinister forces at work in their 1950s Madrid apartment. It makes its UK premiere here as yet another Shudder exclusive, after appearing at the BFI London Film Festival.
Rabid & Shivers – Coming Soon (Date TBC)
Two early classic chillers from body horror maestro David Cronenberg.
American Psycho – Coming Soon (Date TBC)
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 – Coming Soon (Date TBC)
In Ken Russell’s smutty and nutty late-80s cult delight, an archaeologist (Peter Capaldi) uncovers evidence of a monstrous man-eating worm.
May – Coming Soon (Date TBC)
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 – Coming Soon (Date TBC)
As their 10th birthday approaches, three children, born during a solar eclipse, turn murderous in this deliriously entertaining slasher.
An American Werewolf in London – Coming Soon (Date TBC)
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 – Coming Soon (Date TBC)
A birthday celebration leads an encounter with flesh-peddling cannibals in this startling gut-wrencher from the writer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Revenant – Coming Soon (Date TBC)
This breakout horror comedy follows Bart, a fallen soldier, who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Putrid puns galore!
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