What’s coming soon to Shudder UK in May 2020?
James R | On 29, Apr 2020
If going outside wasn’t nerve-wracking enough, AMC’s subscription service dedicated to horror is here to keep you hiding behind you sofa, with a month that boasts four exclusives – including the latest from Brad T. Gottfred and Brandon Christensen – and some veritable classics, new and old.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Shudder UK in May 2020:
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon – 1st May
In this clever mockumentary, a camera crew follows an aspiring slasher movie killer as he prepares to slaughter a group of teens. Leslie Vernon always dreamed of joining the ranks of Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. But if he wants to become the next great psycho slasher, he’s got lots of preparation to do. Starring Robert Englund, Angela Goethals, Nathan Baesel, Kane Hodder. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)
Tenebrae – 4th May
When acclaimed New York crime writer Peter Neal flies to Rome to promote his latest novel, Tenebrae, his publicity tour is cut short by a series of murders that come straight out of the pages of his book. In order to solve the mystery, they will need to look to Neal’s novel to find out who is the real killer before the killer finds them. Based on director Dario Argento’s own experiences with an obsessed fan, it stars Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, John Saxon.
Z (Shudder Original) – 7th May
A couple is shaken to the core when their eight-year-old son begins hanging out with a creepy and ominous imaginary friend. Starring Keegan Connor Tracy (Bates Motel), Sean Rogerson (Grave Encounters), Jett Klyne (The Boy), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) and Stephen McHattie (Pontypool), Written by Brandon Christensen (Still/Born) and Colin Minihan (Urban Legend, Spiral) and directed by Christensen.
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini – 11th May
By popular demand, filmmaker Jason Baker examines the life and career of one of Hollywood’s premier makeup and special effects artists in this definitive 2015 documentary.
Monstrum (Shudder Original) – 14th May
It’s the 16th Century. The plague has taken over and fear runs rampant in the streets. When rumors of a vicious beast roaming Mount Inwangsan—called “Monstrum” by terrified masses—begin to spread, fear turns into panic. In order to quell the rising panic, King Jungjong brings his most trusted general, Yoon-gyeom, back from retirement. Joined by his daughter Myeong, his right-hand man Seong-han, and royal court officer Heo, Yoon-gyeom sets out to find the mysterious creature. Is the creature, Monstrum, real? Or a figment of the fearful mass’ imagination? Will the people ever live in peace again? Starring Woo-sik Choi (Parasite, Train to Busan), In-kwon Kim, Myung-Min Kim and Hyeri Lee, written by Heo-dam and Jong-ho Huh, and directed by Jong-Jo Huh.
Blood Machines (Shudder Original) – 21st May
Two space hunters are tracking down a machine trying to free itself. After taking it down, they witness a mystical phenomenon: the ghost of a young woman pulls itself out of the machine, as if the spaceship had a soul. Trying to understand the nature of this entity, they start chasing the woman through space. Inspired by the spirit of the 80’s films and music, BLOOD MACHINES is a 50-minute, 3-part sci-fi horror mind melter told in three chapters, scored by the synthwave artist Carpenter Brut. Starring Elisa Lasowski, Anders Heinrichsen and Noémie Stevens, written and directed by Seth Ickerman.
Confessional (Shudder Original) – 28th May
After two mysterious deaths at a college on the same night, seven students are blackmailed into revealing what they know inside a hidden confession booth. Their confessions unveil the truth—not just about the deaths, but about the confessional as well. Starring Marcus Scribner (Black-ish), Paris Berelc (Alexa & Katie), Vanessa Marano (The Dead Girls), Lucas Adams (Days of our Lives), Annalisa Cochrane (Cobra Kaie), Jess Gabor (Shameless), Brandon Larracuente (Party of Five), Jake Short (A.N.T Farm) and Mia Xitlali (La Quinceañera). Written by Jennifer Wolfe and directed by Brad T. Gottfred.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Season 2 (Shudder Original) – Fridays
Proving once again that “the drive-in will never die,” iconic horror host and exploitation movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs is back with an all-new season of weekly Friday night double features streaming live exclusively on Shudder. Over the course of 10 episodes, The Last Drive-In offers an eclectic selection of movies running the gamut from horror classics to obscurities and foreign cult favourites along with the occasional surprise guest. A Shudder Original Series, some episodes are available in the UK and will arrive ad-hoc on Fridays throughout the month.
Black Sheep – 25th May
Zombie sheep? This New Zealand black comedy, boasting work from the practical workshop of WETA, is simple, gory fun.
Other titles coming soon to Shudder UK in May 2020:
Dead and Buried
Digging Up the Marrow
Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter
At The Devil’s Door
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