What’s coming soon to Shudder UK in January 2017?
James R | On 04, Jan 2017
The start of a new year always feels a bit darker than the other months, but this year, even more so, thanks to the recent launch of horror subscription site Shudder. With classics such as Cube and Ginger Snaps on the way, 2017 is getting off to a deliciously creepy start, building up to the arrival of Sadako and Kayako in their own head-to-head blockbuster.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Shudder UK in January 2017:
Sadako vs. Kayako – 26th January
The Batman v. Superman of J-horror, but better than that sounds, this TIFF Midnight Madness closing film is a mash-up of Ju-On (The Grudge) and Ringu (The Ring), as two university students and a high school girl decide the only way to lift the curses they’ve accidentally raised on their own heads is to pit the two vengeful spirits head-to-head.
The Driller Killer – Available now
After a successful US release in 1979, The Driller Killer ignited the UK “video nasty” controversies of the 1980s, resulting in 15-year ban over its head-drilling horror.
The Burning – 5th January
When a Summer Camp joke goes terribly wrong, a group of teenagers leave the camp’s caretaker Cropsy for dead. A few years later, the burned and disfigured caretaker returns to camp equipped with his trusty shears, ready to unleash his particular brand of vengeance on a whole new group of teens.
Amityville II: The Possession – Coming soon this week
A ghoulish return to Amityville as the Montelli family buy a house in the seemingly sleepy Long Island suburb. It’s not long before unsettling events begin to occur. Co-written by Tommy Lee Wallace director of Stephen King’s It.
Wizard of Gore – 5th January
A 1986 splatter classic from filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis, the Godfather of Gore follows a magician who uses hypnotism to butcher audience members gullible enough to participate in his insane show.
Waxwork – Coming soon in January (Date TBC)
After Mark (Zach Galligan) realizes his missing friends are now permanent exhibits in the museum, he decides to stop the magician who pulls the strings. Anthony Hickox’s (HELLRAISER III) self-aware horror comedy is a must for fans of House and The Cabin in the Woods.
Slaughter High – Coming soon in January (Date TBC)
An April Fools’ prank returns to haunt Doddsville High’s alumni when they attend a reunion at their abandoned school in this gleeful slice of 80s slasher horror.
Halloween II & III – Coming soon in January (Date TBC)
You can’t keep a good man down… especially if that man is Michael Myers! Halloween II sees Michael back to his old tricks this time in Haddonfield’s local hospital whilst Halloween III dispenses with the movie bogeyman all together in an underrated third edition to the series.
Ginger Snaps – Coming soon in January (Date TBC)
This deftly subversive blend of coming-of-age teen drama and werewolf horror is a timeless entry in the genre.
The Dead Zone – Coming soon in January (Date TBC)
“The ice is gonna break” screams Christopher Walken as a man who wakes from a coma to discover he has psychic abilities in surely one of the very best Stephen King adaptations ever made from horror alchemist David Cronenberg.
Cube – Coming soon in January (Date TBC)
A group of strangers wake up to find themselves in a cube-shaped room that is booby-trapped with nasty puzzles. They escape, only to find another cube next to it. And another. And another. Splice director Vincenzo Natali’s sci-fi horror is a wonderfully trashy B-movie with enough blood to match its bonkers premise.
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