What’s coming soon to Shudder UK in June 2017?
James R | On 03, Jun 2017
June marks a scarily big month for Shudder, as the AMC-backed subscription horror platform launches its first ever Shudder Original – a new film from Room 237 director Rodney Ascher. It marks the start of a new slate of five more originals, including a mystery series exec produced by Patty Jenkins and a show based on an Emily Schultz novel. It also kicks off a diverse month that ranges from short films to web series.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Shudder UK in June 2017:
Noroi: The Curse – 3rd June
Before Sadako vs. Kayako, director Kôji Shiraishi helmed a highly praised, riveting work of found-footage horror. Still unreleased in the USA, this 2005 chronicle of a chilling demonic entity called Kagutaba has been snapped up exclusively by Shudder.
Darkest Night: Season 2 – 3rd June
The podcast experience returns! From Paragon Collective & NoSleep, Darkest Night is a hit binaural audio drama that delves into the last memories of the recently deceased. Hugely popular in its first season, it’s back with new episodes, released first to Shudder exclusively.
Thirst – 3rd June
An operatic vampire tale from Park Chan-wook, this grand, tragic story an equal parts astonishing, romantic, and devastating.
Primal Screen – 8th June
Why are people simultaneously attracted to and repelled by what scares them most? Rodney Ascher directs this hybrid of documentary and horror that explores the pop-culture artefacts that traumatised individuals in their youth and the effects it had on their lives.
Antiviral – 12th June
The directorial debut of Brandon Cronenberg, set in a scathingly satirical future where fans buy celebrities’ illnesses to be closer to their idols, feels a lot like something his dad would make. In this case, that’s no bad thing.
I Want You Inside Me – 12th June
Shudder delves into the world of short horrors this month, kicking off with Alice Shindelar’s 2016 tale of all-consuming desire.
The Puppet Man – 12th June
More proof that scares come in all sizes, Jacqueline Castel’s 2016 short, inspired by the cinema and music of John Carpenter, sees a group of young people stalked through a dive bar by a supernatural killer.
The Banishing – 19th June
Erlingur Thoroddsen directs this short horror, which follows two sisters who decide to take the superntural into their own hands.
Witchfinder General – 19th June
Michael Reeves’ cult classic stars the inimitable Vincent Price as Matthew Hopkins, a man hired during the English Civil War to extract confessions from witches – something he’s paid for by the admission. Controversially violent, and unapologetically so.
Il Somnambulo – 19th June
The close bond between serial killers and those pursuing them is a well-worn subject in television land, but what if the person obsessed with them isn’t a cop but a photographer? That’s the intriguing dynamic that this glossy, noir-tinged web series gives us, as we see Atticus Hurst, a washed-up artist who used to take pictures of the titular killer’s victims, team up with a hacker-turned-journalist to track down the murderer.
Blue Sunshine – 26th June
Jeff Lieberman’s 1970s horror follows a man accused of murder trying to stop a bizarre string of murders that sees people go bald and then become homicidal maniacs. Not one to watch with your dad or granddad.
You’re So Cool Brewster – 26th June
This 2016 documentary is an in-depth look at the making of Fright Night (1985) and Fright Night Part 2 (1988), featuring exclusive interviews with cast and crew members.
Show Pieces – 29th June
Writer Alan Moore and director Mitch Jenkins team up for this new anthology, which is set in the town of Northampton and follows the bizarre world and characters who frequent an otherworldly gentleman’s club.
Other new releases coming soon to Shudder UK in June 2017:
The Eye 2
The Eye 3
Dead Snow 2
The Grey Matter
Let Me Out
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