What’s coming soon to Shudder UK in January 2021?
James R | On 30, Dec 2020
Nothing says “cold winter nights” like a chilling dose of horror, and this January, Shudder is getting the year off to a spooky start with two new original films and modern gems such as Possum.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Shudder UK in January 2021:
Super Dark Times – 4th January
Zach and Josh are best friends growing up in the 90s in the suburbs – where teenage life revolves around hanging out, looking for kicks, navigating first love and vying for popularity. When a traumatic incident drives a wedge between the previously inseparable pair, their youthful innocence abruptly vanishes. Each processes the tragedy in his own way, until circumstances grow increasingly complex and spiral into violence. Starring Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappuccino.
Donnie Darko – 4th January
Donnie is a bright and charming high school student who also happens to be visited by Frank; a monstrous six-foot rabbit that only he can see. Late one night Frank leads Donnie out of his home to inform him that the world will come to an end in less than a month. Moments later, a jet engine crashes through his bedroom. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell.
Fingers – 4th January
When an employee shows up to work with a missing pinky, it awakens demons in his boss that she never knew she harbored. Starring Sabina Friedman-Seitz, Jeremy Gardner, Michael St. Michaels.
Before the Fire – 11th January
As a global pandemic engulfs Los Angeles, rising TV star Ava Boone is forced to flee the mounting chaos and return to her rural hometown. As she struggles to acclimate to a way of life she left behind long ago, her homecoming attracts a dangerous figure from her past – threatening both her and the family that serves as her only sanctuary. Starring Jenna Lyng Adams, Jackson Davis, Ryan Vigilant, Charles Hubbell.
Celia – 11th January
An imaginative and somewhat disturbed young girl fantasizes about evil creatures and other oddities to mask her insecurities while growing up in rural Australia. Starring Rebecca Smart, Nicholas Eadie, Victoria Longley.
Dachra – 11th January
Set in contemporary Tunisia, journalism student Yassmine and two classmates set out to solve the cold case of Mongia, a woman found mutilated 25 years ago and now imprisoned in an asylum suspected of witchcraft. As they pursue their investigation, the three friends stumble into the ominous world of Dachra, an isolated countryside compound filled with goats, silent women, mysterious drying meat and home to a cult. When Yassmine discovers Dachra’s secrets, she must fight to escape alive. Starring: Yassmine Dimassi, Hela Ayed, Aziz Jebali
Possum – 11th January
Disgraced children’s puppeteer Philip returns to his childhood home of Fallmarsh, Norfolk, intent on destroying Possum, a hideous puppet he keeps hidden inside a brown leather bag. When his attempts fail, Philip is forced to confront his sinister stepfather Maurice in an effort to escape the dark horrors of his past. Starring Sean Harris and Alun Armstrong and directed by Matthew “Garth Meranghi” Holness.
Hunted – 14th January
What starts as a flirtatious encounter at a bar turns into a life-or-death struggle as Eve becomes the unknowing target of a misogynistic plot against her. Forced to flee as two men pursue her through the forest, she’s pushed to her extremes while fighting to survive – but survival isn’t enough. She will have revenge. A modern take on the Little Red Riding Hood fable, Hunted is the live-action, English-language, and solo directorial debut for Academy Award-nominated French filmmaker and comic artist Vincent Paronnaud (Persepolis, Chicken with Plums).
The Woman – 26th January
A man imprisons a violent, feral woman and enlists his family to help civilize her in Lucky McKee’s latest. Terrified of his domineering ways, his wife and daughters reluctantly go along with his plan. But his horny son needs no encouragement to start his own abusive treatment of the woman. McKee and Jack Ketchum’s shocking tale of American sadism is one of the most provocative horror films of the decade, unflinching in its depiction of extreme violence inflicted on women and the horror of unchecked male privilege. Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Bridgers, Angela Bettis
The Queen of Black Magic – 28th January
The sins of the past come back with a vengeance in this Shudder original from two of Indonesia’s modern masters of horror, director Kimo Stamboel (Headshot) and writer Joko Anwar (Satan’s Slaves, Impetigore). A family travels to the distant, rural orphanage where the father was raised to pay their respects to the facility’s gravely ill director. But his and his best friends’ homecoming turns into a terrifying supernatural ordeal that threatens their and their families’ lives: someone is using dark magic to avenge evil deeds, long buried but not forgotten. Stamboel’s film is a reimagining of the 1981 Indonesian horror classic of the same name. Starring Ario Bayu, Hannah Al Rashid, Adhisty Zara, Ari Irham and Muzakki Ramdhan.
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