What’s coming soon to Shudder UK in April 2017?
James R | On 03, Apr 2017
We’re heading to Indonesia this April, thanks to Shudder. This month sees the premiere of the horror subscription service’s latest TV series: Halfworlds, a fantastical thriller that mixes Western horror with Eastern spiritualism – not to mention the modern world of Jakarta with a parallel universe of monsters. If it’s anything like Beyond the Walls, the last series Shudder acquired, this is set to be a very interesting month indeed.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Shudder UK in April 2017:
Halfworlds – 6th April
HBO Asia’s wildly imaginative thriller is the first Indonesian, English-speaking TV series to be released in the UK. Guillermo Del Toro meets Asian genre cinema, the show is the brainchild of rising genre filmmaker Joko Anwar.
The show is set in present-day Jakarta, where Sarah, a street artist, lifts the veil on a parallel world of bloodthirsty creatures from Indonesian mythology, who have lived amongst humans for centuries. They are known simply as “Demit” and have been carefully concealed by a powerful family of mortals. Once the Demit find out who Sarah really is, and what she must do, the balance between the two worlds will be shaken forever. For more information, click here.
We Are the Flesh – 20th April
Too full-on for other streaming platforms, Shudder is proud to exclusively present Mexican director Emiliano Rocha Minter’s We Are the Flesh.
Championed by Oscar-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu and Carlos Reygadas, the film pushes extreme cinema to its breaking point, plunging head-first into a post-apocalyptic world, where brother and sister Lucio and Fauna stumble upon a man, who makes them a dangerous offer to survive the outside world. As they help him transform his surroundings into a womb-like cave, a disquieting sexual relationship emerges, along with a dynamic in which darker instincts do their destructive work.
Other New Releases
Raze – Date TBC
Zoe Bell stars in this visceral and bruising tale of a woman brought to an underground lair and forced to fight other innocent victims for the amusement of unseen spectators.
The Blob – Date TBC
This sci-fi drive-in classic follows teenagers Steve (Steven McQueen) and his best girl, Jane (Aneta Corseaut), as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches!
The Diabolical – Date TBC
A scientist battles a malevolent spirit in this mean and lean haunted house chiller.
Proxy – Date TBC
Twisted and twisting in its tale, PROXY unveils the darker side of parenting as a young woman gradually realises nothing in her life is as it appears after a vicious attack.
He Took His Skin Off for Me – Date TBC
The title says it all.
Lesson of Evil – Date TBC
From Japanese horror maestro Takashi Miike, Lesson of Evil sees a popular, young teacher at an elite school hide his dark past until he witnesses bad behavior and bullying among the unruly student body…
Ritual – Date TBC
Liked Halfworlds? Shudder has also snapped up another film from its director, Joko Anwar – a dark Indonesian survival thriller and a race against time.
The Complex – Date TBC
From the director of Ringu, this horror follows a shy high school student, who moves into a housing complex with her family and is tortured by visions of her tragic past.
Seconds Apart – Date TBC
A police detective learns twin brothers possess mental powers that they use to force people to harm themselves in this taut and quirky genre gem.
Sexy Killer – Date TBC
A murderous woman springs into action when her victims come back as zombies in this energetic and knowing Spanish comedy horror.
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