What’s coming soon to Shudder UK?
James R | On 20, Oct 2016
Shudder is finally here in the UK. Promising all-you-scream thrills, spills and scares for £4.99 a month, it’s the Netflix of horror – and, like Netflix, the site places a lot of importance of having haunting flicks you can’t find anywhere else. 80 per cent of its launch titles are exclusives for the subscription service.
But that begs the question: what’s coming soon to Shudder UK? We round up what’s on the way, to give you a taste of the shocks in store.
Sadako vs. Kayako (26th January 2017)
The Batman vs. Superman of J-horror, but better than that sounds, this TIFF Midnight Madness closing film is a mash-up of Ju-On (The Grudge) and Ringu (The Ring), as two university students and a high school girl decide the only way to lift the curses they’ve accidentally raised on their own heads is to pit the two vengeful spirits head-to-head.
Therapy (Autumn – Date TBC)
Fresh from this summer’s Fantasia Festival in Montreal, this intense new horror film comes from gifted 16-year-old filmmaker Nathan Ambrosioni. It follows two young police officers lead an investigation into the discovery of hidden video equipment in an abandoned house. With the first filmed images going well beyond a simple home movie, the investigators realise they must move quickly before it’s too late.
We Go On (Autumn – Date TBC)
Following Slamdance festival favourite Yellowbrickroad, writer-director-editors Andy Milton and Jesse Holland serve up another slice of supernatural drama. Clark Freeman plays a man whose many phobias lead him to find out more about the afterlife than he bargained for.
Witching & Bitching (8th December)
Dark and subversive, Alex de la Iglesia’s gross-out genre fun has a helping of warped comedy to go with its horror, generating lots of buzz at TIFF, Fantastic Fest and Glasgow Film Festival.
The Corpse of Anna Fritz (8th December)
A ghoulish thriller from director Hèctor Hernández Vicens, in which a hospital orderly attempts to have his wicked way with one of the deceased residents of the hospital’s morgue. Until, that is, the corpse in question wakes up. Fresh from the BFI London Film Festival.
Shrew’s Nest (15th December)
Another plucked from the BFI London Film Festival, arthouse meets grindhouse in this psychological and claustrophobic horror set in 1950s Madrid, where two sisters share a sinister apartment. Produced by Alex de la Iglesia.
Rob Zombie’s 31 (13th December)
Rob Zombie fans will know exactly what to expect from this blood-soaked film, which sees a group of carnival workers come face-to-face with a gang of murderous clowns on Halloween night.
Hellraiser One, Hellraiser Two: Hellbound (Autumn – Date TBC)
It’s not just about the latest new films – Shudder delves into the genre archives to release these classics from the disturbed mind of horror maestro Clive Barker on a streaming service for the first time ever.
For more on Shudder UK, including reviews of films available now and an interview with Dearest Sister director Mattie Do, see VODzilla.co’s Shudder UK channel.