What’s coming soon to Shudder UK in May 2017?
Staff Reporter | On 29, Apr 2017Reading time: 3 mins
The only thing scarier than the fact that it’s already May? The line-up of films coming to Shudder.
This month, the horror subscription service teams up with The Final Girls – a London-based screening series focused on exploring feminist themes and celebrating women in horror – for a curated selection of shocks and scares. Watch this space for more details…
Here’s what’s coming soon to Shudder UK in May 2017:
Halfworlds: Season 2 – 4th May
Hot on the heels of last month’s premiere, HBO Asia’s wildly imaginative Indonesian thriller is back for a second run. Guillermo Del Toro meets Asian genre cinema, the show is the brainchild of rising genre filmmaker Joko Anwar. In Season 2, a tenacious researcher, Juliet, embarks on a quest to find an ancient artefact of great power. During her search, she uncovers and unwittingly draws the attention of a secret world of demons known as ‘Peesaj’ that live amongst mortals in the city of Bangkok…
Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl – 4th May
This stylish gothic thriller features standout performances from its young female leads, rising stars Erin Wilhelmi (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Knick) and Quinn Shephard (Hostages) and was praised after its premiere at Austin’s renowned genre festival, Fantastic Fest as a breakout indie hit.
Directed by A.D. Calvo, the film explores the friendship between quiet Adele and seductive Beth, which blossoms as Adele takes care of her agoraphobic aunt. As Adele begins to discover that Beth may not be who she says she is, she is sent spiraling down a psychologically unhinged and phantasmagoric path, following in the footsteps of her unstable aunt.
Lake Bodom – 18th May
Based on terrifying real life events, Lake Bodom is an intense, no-hold-barred post-modern slasher that takes everything you know about the genre and injects cutting wit, thrilling twists and 21st century ferocity into it. Every camper’s worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent. When four teens go on a pilgrimage to the site of the massacre, it appears that history may end up repeating itself.
The Tall Man – Date TBC
An atmospheric and thought-provoking mystery thriller starring Jessica Biel from director Pascal Laugier, the brilliantly warped mind behind genre classic Martyrs.
Vampira – Date TBc
Unearthed from the crypt marked ‘1970s’ and taking a bloodied satirical stake to the genres of sexploitation, blaxploitation and every ‘ation’ in between, Vampira sees Castle Dracula play host to a group of Playboy Playmates. Starring David Niven and scripted by ‘Allo ‘Allo’s Jeremy Lloyd.
Bela Kiss – Date TBC
A safe house for five bank robbers becomes anything but safe as the spirit of brutal WWI serial killer Bela Kiss is reawakened.
The Machine – Date TBC
A cerebral sci-fi debut from Don’t Knock Twice director Caradog W. James in which intelligent technology is appropriated by the British government and turned into a weapon for evil.
Mulberry Street – Date TBC
The debut film from Stakeland and Cold in July director Jim Mickle is a hyper-active shot in the arm (and head) for the undead and infected film canon.
The Thaw – Date TBC
Val Kilmer and a team of ecology students do battle against an ancient and deadly arctic parasite!
The World of Kanako – Date TBC
Playful and nihilistic in equal measures, THE WORLD OF KANAKO follows a former detective searching for his missing daughter, who soon realizes how little he knows about her and his family.
VHS: Viral – Date TBC
Fame-hungry teens to flock to the streets of LA aimed with video cameras and camera phones, hell-bent on capturing the next viral video. But there is something far more sinister going on in this chilling, lo-fi addition to the VHS anthology series.
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