What’s coming soon to Shudder UK in September 2021?
James R | On 29, Aug 2021
Shudder’s Summer of Chills may have finished but it’s getting into the chilly autumn spirit with a vengeance, debuting new horror Martyrs Lane (fresh from Fantasia International Film Festival) and Superhost, plus the return of Creepshow for a third season – and even a chance to go back to revisit the film Creepshow II.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Shudder UK in September 2021:
Anna and the Apocalypse – 1st September
A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.
The Stuff (1985) – 1st September
A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.
Cat O’Nine Tails (1971) – 1st September
A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company’s experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.
The Baby (1973) – 1st September
A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant.
Demons (1985) – 1st September
A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons.
Demons 2 (1986) – 1st September
A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down.
Superhost – 2nd September
Teddy and Claire are travel vloggers who run a channel called “SUPERHOST” where they travel and share their experiences in and around vacation homes and, until recently, had become successful doing it. With a dwindling subscriber count, they find the perfect opportunity to create content that people want to see when they meet Rebecca, the host of their most recent trip. Slowly they start to realise that something isn’t right with Rebecca, and as they investigate it further, they unlock a horrifying truth. She doesn’t just want a great review, she wants something far worse. Written and directed by Brandon Christensen. Starring Sara Canning, Osric Chau, Gracie Gilliam and Barbara Crampton.
Every Time I Die (2019) – 6th September
When Sam is murdered in a remote lake, his consciousness begins to travel through the bodies of his friends in an effort to protect them from his killer. This dark passage leads him on a greater journey – discovering his own true identity.
Sword of God (2018) – 6th September
Two men in the early Middle Ages come to a pagan land: one to bring Christianity, the other to find his way of living. They choose two different ways of reaching the pagans. In the fight between dialogue and force, one of them will die.
The Lesson (2015) – 6th September
Two schoolboy delinquents learn a lesson that they will never forget when a teacher at the end of his tether decides to abduct them.
Splinter (2008) – 6th September
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
Ben (1972) – 6th September
A lonely boy befriends Ben, the leader of a violent pack of killer rats.
Willard (1971 or 2003) – 6th September
A social misfit uses his only friends, his pet rats, to exact revenge on his tormentors.
Martyrs Lane – 9th September
Leah, 10, lives in a large, run down vicarage with her parents and hostile older sister. She can’t quite work out why her mother seems distant and is fascinated by the locket she wears around her neck. At night the vicarage seems to come alive with sounds. One morning, Leah spots the locket left on the bathroom shelf. She opens it and steals what she finds inside, sparking a chain of events that will turn the sounds that she hears at night into something much more frightening. Written and directed by Ruth Platt. Starring Denise Gough, Anastasia Hille and Steven Cree.
The Prey (2018) – 13th September
After years of tracking down international criminals, a trip to a remote jungle prison will force Chinese cop Xin to become human prey to fight for his freedom – and to save his own life.
The Lawnmower Man (1992) – 13th September
A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.
The Lawnmower Man 2 (1996) – 13th September
Jonathan Walker resuscitates Jobe because he wants him to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network for Walker to control and use. But what Walker doesn’t realize is a group of teenage hackers are on to him and out to stop his plan.
Kriya (2020) – 14th September
Kriya is the nightmare odyssey of a young DJ named Neel who is picked up one fateful night by the beautiful Sitara, only to be thrust into a hallucinatory world of ritual magic surrounding the imminent death of her father.
Creepshow 2 (1987) – 21st September
Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.
Creepshow: Season 3 – 23rd September
Based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, the anthology Creepshow returns for a third season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page. Episodes arrive weekly.
Phantasm (1979) – 27th September
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber, known only as the Tall Man, who employs a lethal arsenal of unearthly weapons.
Phantasm II (1988) – 27th September
Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, meets with Reggie, and discover his dreams (the events of the original film) are real, and they both journey to find and stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work.
Phantasm III (1994) – 27th September
Mike and Reggie continue to hunt the mysterious Tall Man, discovering along the way that the invasion has already begun.
Phantasm IV (1998) – 27th September
Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man’s origins.
Phantasm Ravager (2016) – 27th September
The final installment of the long-running Phantasm series.
Level 16 (2018) – 27th September
In a highly regimented boarding school, a pair of students discover that things are not as they seem.
Mercy Black (2019) – 27th September
A woman is sent to a mental institution after stabbing her classmate in an attempt to conjure an evil spirit called, Mercy Black. Fifteen years later she’s released, and must save her nephew, who has become obsessed with the phenomenon.
Séance – 29th September
Camille Meadows is the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Soon after her arrival, six girls invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls. But before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened. Written and directed by Simon Barrett. Starring Suki Waterhouse, Madisen Beaty and Inanna Sarkis.
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