What’s coming soon to Shudder UK in December 2020?
Staff Reporter | On 28, Nov 2020
Nothing says “cold winter nights” like a chilling dose of horror, and this December, Shudder is all set to unwrap some spooky treats.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Shudder UK in December 2020:
Sinister – 1st December
Ten years ago, true crime writer Ellison Oswald made his reputation with a best-selling account of a notorious murder. Now, desperate to replicate the success of his first book, he moves his family into a home where the previous occupants were brutally executed and a child disappeared, hoping to find inspiration in the crime scene. In the home, Ellison discovers a cache of terrifying home movies, unwittingly opening the door into a nightmarish mystery. Starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Clare Foley.
The Corruption of Chris Miller – 2nd December
Chris Miller lives with her stepmother Ruth in a large secluded mansion in the countryside. Both women have been traumatized by the mysterious disappearance of Chris’ father but their isolation is soon interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious young drifter, Barney, who they take on as a handyman. All the while, an Unknown scythe wielding killer has been stalking the area, leaving an ever growing body count, and it’s not long before the women grow increasingly suspicious of Barney… Starring Jean Seberg, Marisol, Barry Stokes, Perla Cristal, Gerard Tichy.
Trauma – 2nd December
Daniel, a writer seeking seclusion to work on his new book, finds himself stranded at a rural bed and breakfast run by a strange and prudish young woman and her ailing, wheelchair-bound husband who remains shut in his room all day. However, as night falls, a psychotic, razor-wielding killer begins stalking the bed and breakfast, brutally slashing the throats of its most sex-crazed guests, whose bodies and luggage then mysteriously disappear the following morning… Starring Ágata Lys, Heinrich Starhemberg, Ricardo Merino, Isabel Pisano.
Shudder Original: Anything for Jackson – 3rd December
After losing their only grandson in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey and Henry, a doctor, kidnap his pregnant patient with the intentions of performing a “Reverse Exorcism”, putting Jackson inside her unborn child. It doesn’t take long to figure out Jackson isn’t the only ghost the grandparents invited into their home. Now it’s a race against time for the couple, as well as the pregnant woman to figure a way out of the haunting they’ve set upon themselves.
Consider this wintery anti-Nativity tale Shudder’s Christmas counterprogramming, from a writer (Keith Cooper) and director (Justin G. Dyck) who together have made a bevy of traditional holiday movies.
Clovehitch Killer – 7th December
Tyler’s a good kid, a boy scout, raised by a poor but happy family in a small, religious town. But when he finds his dad, Don, has disturbing pornography hidden in the shed, he starts to fear that his dad might be Clovehitch, an infamous serial killer that was never caught. Tyler teams up with Kassi, a teenage outcast who’s morbidly obsessed with the Clovehitch legend, to discover the truth in time to save his family. Starring Charlie Plummer, Dylan McDermott, Samantha Mathis, Madisen Beaty.
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave – 9th December
Troubled aristocrat Alan Cunningham, haunted by the death of his first wife Evelyn, tries to move on by marrying the seductive Gladys. Marital bliss is short-lived, however, as various relatives meet untimely and gruesome deaths, prompting speculation that a vengeful Evelyn has risen from the grave. Featuring a lush lounge score by giallo maestro Bruno Nicola. Starring Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Rod Murdock.
What Have You Done to Solange – 9th December
In this giallo classic, a teacher at a girls’ school becomes the main suspect in a series of sadistic sex slayings. Young Elizabeth witnessed one of the murders, but her hazy recollections of a figure in black do little to aid the investigations. Why is the killer choosing these ladies? And what does it have to do with a former classmate named Solange? Massimo Dallamano’s 1972 horror hit features all the hallmarks of the giallo genre – amateur detective, black-gloved killer, a lush score by the legendary Ennio Morricone and cinematography by goremaster Joe D’Amato. Starring Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbó, Karin Baal.
Shudder Exclusive: Depraved – 10th December
The legend of Frankenstein gets a provocative modern update in the stylishly disturbing new film from indie horror master Larry Fessenden. Suffering from PTSD following his stint as an army medic, Henry now works feverishly in his Brooklyn laboratory to forget the death he witnessed overseas by creating life in the form of a man cobbled together from body parts. After procuring a brain from an unwitting victim, his creation–Adam–is born. But it soon seems that giving life to Adam was the easy part; teaching him how to live in a dark and troubled world may be perilous. A complex, emotionally shattering tale about what it means to be human. Starring David Call, Joshua Leonard, Alex Breaux, Ana Kayne, Maria Dizzia, Chloe Levine and Addison Timlin, directed by Larry Fessenden.
Bone Tomahwk – 14th December
Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers. Starring Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins.
Blue My Mind – 14th December
When Mia plunges into a wild teenage rebellion in an attempt to cope with it all, her body begins to change oddly. First hardly noticeably, but then with a force that threatens to drive her out of her mind. In her despair she attempts to numb herself with sex and drugs, but nature is more powerful. Mia’s transformation progresses inexorably, and she turns into the being which has slumbered within her for years. Starring Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller.
Shudder Exclusive: The Pale Door – 17th December
The Dalton gang find shelter in a seemingly uninhabited ghost town after a train robbery goes south. Seeking help for their wounded leader, they are surprised to stumble upon a welcoming brothel in the town’s square. But the beautiful women who greet them are actually a coven of witches with very sinister plans for the unsuspecting outlaws – and the battle between good and evil is just beginning. Starring Devin Druid, Zachary Knighton, Bill Sage, Pat Healy, Natasha Bassett, Stan Shaw, Melora Walters, directed by Aaron B. Koontz (Scare Package).
Shudder Original: Creepshow Holiday Special – 18th December
In the holiday themed, hour-long episode, Shapeshifters Anonymous, an anxious man fears he is a murderer. He searches for answers for his unique condition from an unusual support group. Starring Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), the special is written and directed by Creepshow showrunner Greg Nicotero, based on a short story by JA Konrath (Last Call).
Don’t Hang Up – 21st December
An evening of drunken prank calls becomes a nightmare for a pair of teenagers when a mysterious stranger turns their own game against them…with deadly consequences. Starring Gregg Sulkin, Garrett Clayton, Bella Dayne, Sienna Guillory.
Luz: The Flower of Evil – 21st December
El Señor, the leader of a small cult in the mountains, returns one day to his village with a child who is purported to be the new messiah. But when only pain and destruction befall the community, El Señor finds himself under attack from his own followers, including his three daughters, whose burgeoning femininity has already caused them to question their faith. Equally mystical and terrifying, LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL is a fantasy folk horror film where tranquility belies a simmering evil. Starring Yuri Vargas, Conrado Osorio, Andrea Esquivel, Sharon Guzman, Jim Munoz.
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