What’s coming soon to Shudder UK in August 2022?
James R | On 30, Jul 2022
Shudder continues to serve up chilling horror to keep those summer nights nightmarishly cool. This August sees the exclusive debut of Southern Gothic horror What Josiah Saw, starring Robert Patrick, the release of Glorious, starring Ryan Kwanten and JK Simmons, the first film from helmer Alice Maio Mackay and a collection of films from exploitation cinema pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Shudder UK in August 2022:
The Crazies (1973) – 1st August
Ordinary citizens turn into homicidal maniacs after a chemical weapon is released in George Romero’s 1973 follow-up to Night of the Living Dead. After a mercifully brief foray into romantic comedy, Romero returned to the subject that made him famous – multiple maniacs attacking unsuspecting townspeople – and the government’s misguided response to the chaos.
Season of the Witch – 1st August
After Night of the Living Dead, master of horror George A. Romero turned his eye to witches. On the surface, Joan Mitchell has it all – family, friends, and a beautiful home equipped with all the latest appliances. But when a neighbor educates her on the practice of witchcraft, Joan believes she’s discovered the perfect antidote to her monotonous suburban existence, and embarks upon a dark path that will lead to a shocking conclusion.
The Deeper You Dig – 1st August
14-year old Echo and her mother Ivy, a tarot card reader, live a quiet life in a rural area. When reclusive Kurt moves down the road to restore an abandoned farmhouse, an accident leads to Echo’s murder, and suddenly three lives collide in mysterious and wicked ways. Kurt assumes he can hide his secret under the ground. As Echo haunts his every move, trying to reach her mother from beyond, Ivy must dig deep to see the signs and prove that love won’t stay buried.
Knocking – 1st August
After suffering a traumatic incident, Molly 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.
What Josiah Saw – 4th August
Everyone in town knows about the haunted Graham Farm on Willow Road. You’ll hear there’s a bad history to it. Josiah (Robert Patrick, The Terminator) and his youngest son, Thomas (Scott Haze, Child of God), are all that remain of this estranged family. But after experiencing terrifying visions from beyond, Josiah decides they must change their ways to right a great wrong. After being away for over two decades, Eli (Nick Stahl, Sin City) and Mary (Kelli Garner, Lars and the Real Girl), Josiah’s eldest children, are enticed to sell the property and reunite at the old farmhouse in hopes of closing this haunting chapter of their lives for good. Sins of the past will be paid in full. Written by Robert Alan Dilts and directed by Vincent Grashaw (Coldwater).
The Untamed – 8th August
The unhappy Alejandra, her brother Fabian and the mysterious Veronica fall under a creature’s tentacled sexual spell. But while the monster can give intense pleasure, it can also inflict pain, something members of this twisted triangle may be too late to avoid. Fans of twisted horror head-scratchers like Possession and Antichrist should cozy up to this dark arthouse sci-fi thriller from acclaimed Mexican director Amat Escalante (Heli).
The Villainess – 8th August
Honed from childhood to be an elite assassin, Sook-hee embarks on a rampage of violence and revenge to finally earn her freedom and escape her past
The Shed – 11th August
Stan and his best friend Dommer have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a murderous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it. But Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind.
Alone With You – 16th August
As a young woman painstakingly prepares a romantic homecoming for her girlfriend, their apartment begins to feel more like a tomb when voices, shadows, and hallucinations reveal a truth she has been unwilling to face.
Proximity – 18th August
A young scientist is abducted by extraterrestrials, but when no one believes his story, he becomes obsessed with finding proof.
Glorious – 18th August
In Glorious, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Kindred) plays a young man who is spiraling out of control after a bad breakup. His situation worsens after he finds himself locked inside a rest stop bathroom with a mysterious figure played by Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Being the Ricardos) speaking to him from an adjacent stall. As he tries to escape, he realizes he is an unwilling player in a situation bigger and more terrible than he could have imagined. Directed by Rebekah McKendry and written by Todd Rigney, Joshua Hull and David Ian McKendry.
100 Monsters – 22nd August
In the first of a trilogy of yokai (Japanese supernatural spirits) films written by Tetsuro Yoshia and released in the late 60s, a greedy slumlord’s attempts to forcefully evict his tenants invite the wrath of the titular yokai when a cleansing ritual is botched, with terrifying results.
Spook Warfare – 22nd August
In the second Yokai film, an evil Babylonian vampire is inadvertently awoke by treasure hunters, and a brave samurai teams with the yokai to defeat the bloodthirsty demon.
Along with Ghosts – 22nd August
In the last of the trilogy, the yokai are roused to defend a young girl on the run from deadly yakuza.
Snake Girl and the Silver Haired Witch – 22nd August
Noriaki Yuasa, director of the much-beloved Gamera series, adapts the works of horror manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu. A young girl named Sayuri is reunited with her estranged family after years in an orphanage – but trouble lurks within the walls of the large family home. Her mother is an amnesiac after a car accident six months earlier, her sullen sister is confined to the attic and a young housemaid dies inexplicably of a heart attack just before Sayuri arrives… is it all connected to her father’s work studying venomous snakes? And is the fanged, serpentine figure that haunts Sayuri’s dreams the same one spying on her through holes in the wall?
Bloodthirsty – 22nd August
Grey, an indie pop singer, whose first album was a smash hit, gets an invitation to work with notorious music producer Vaughn Daniels at his remote studio in the woods. Together with her girlfriend Charlie, they arrive at his mansion, and the work begins. But as her work with the emotionally demanding Vaughn deepens, the vegan singer begins to hunger for raw meat. As her appetite changes, her body starts to transform and she begins to find out who she really is.
So Vam – 23rd August
Kurt is an outcast in a conservative town who dreams of moving to the city to be a famous drag queen. When he is kidnapped by a predatory old vampire and killed, he is rescued just in time to be resurrected by a gang of rebellious vampires who feed on bigots and abusers. So Vam is the feature film debut of director Alice Maio Mackay, a trans teen filmmaker from Australia. Written by Benjamin Pahl Robinson and Alice Maio Mackay.
The Final Wish – 25th August
With the unexpected passing of his father, Aaron returns home to support his devastated mother and while sifting through his father’s belongings, comes upon an antique Urn that is far more than it seems.