SHUDDER JUNE 2020 HIGHLIGHTS

It’s simply Shudder’s biggest, best June ever. Celebrate Pride with the Shudder Exclusive documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street, the centerpiece of our updated Queer Horror collection. Discover three new Shudder Originals—Warning: Do Not Play, Scare Package and SXSW 2020 Midnighter Yummy—and nine killer short films as Shudder is the exclusive home for Etheria Film Festival’s 2020 Shorts Program. Revisit three essential Blaxploitation horror classics as Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream and Sugar Hill join our Horror Noire collection. And round off the month with three mind-blowing new episodes of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs.

 

SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Some have called it the ‘gayest horror movie ever made,’ but for Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, it was anything but a dream come true. 30 years after its initial release, Patton sets the record straight about the controversial sequel that halted his career before it even began. Detailing the homophobia and AIDS-phobia of 1985 as a closeted actor in Hollywood, Mark retraces his obstacles, missteps, and detractors on the pathway to stardom. Confronting the cast and crew for the first time, Mark attempts to make peace with his past as well as embrace his legacy as cinema’s first male scream queen. Starring Mark Patton, Robert Englund, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler, Marshall Bell, Clu Gulager and Jack Sholder. Directed by Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada)

 

 

WARNING: DO NOT PLAY

Aspiring director Mi-jung struggles to come up with ideas for a new horror film until her friend Jun-seo tells her about a mysterious film rumored to be shot by a ghost. While researching it, she begins to write a new screenplay about her hunt for this “ghost film.” But as she gets closer to the truth, the line between her film and her life begins to blur. Starring Seo Ye-ji and Jin Sun-kyu, directed by Kim Jin-won. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.

(Available on Shudder UK, Shudder US, Shudder Canada)

 

 

SCARE PACKAGE (premieres Thursday 18th June 2020)

7 directors. 7 tales of terror. Zero working cell phones. In this gleefully ghoulish anthology, Chad, the owner of Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, recounts a series of bone-chilling, blood-splattered tales to illustrate the rules of the horror genre to his newest employee. Starring Noah Segan (Knives Out), Chase Williamson (Beyond the Gates), Jocelyn DeBoer (Greener Grass), Jeremy King (Camera Obscura), wrestling legend Dustin Rhodes, Toni Trucks (SEAL Team) and Hawn Tran (Watchmen). Directed by Hillary & Courtney Andujar, Anthony Cousins, Emily Hagins, Aaron B. Koontz, Chris McInroy, Noah Segan and Baron Vaughn. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.

(Available on Shudder UK, Shudder US, Shudder Canada).

 

SCARE PACKAGE – Official Trailer from Paper Street Pictures on Vimeo.

 

THE NIGHTINGALE (premieres Thursday 25th June 2020)

Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows Clare, a 21-year-old Irish convict. Having served her 7-year sentence, she is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins who refuses to release her from his charge. Clare’s husband Aidan retaliates and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and his cronies. When British authorities fail to deliver justice, she is forced to enlist the help of a young Aboriginal tracker who grudgingly takes her through the rugged wilderness to track down Hawkins. Starring Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman and Ewen Leslie, directed by Jennifer Kent. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.

(Available on Shudder Canada Only)

 

 

YUMMY (premieres Thursday 25th June 2020) — SXSW 2020 Midnighter

A young couple travels to a shady Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery. The young woman wants a breast reduction. Her mother comes along for yet another face-lift. Wandering through an abandoned ward, the boyfriend stumbles upon a young woman, gagged and strapped to an operating table; she’s the result of experimental rejuvenation treatment. He frees her but doesn’t realize she’s patient zero and he just caused the outbreak of a virus that will change the doctors, patients, and his mother-in-law into bloodthirsty zombies. Starring Maaike Neuville, Bart Hollanders, Benjamin Ramon, Clara Cleymans, Joshua Rubin. Directed by Lars Damoiseaux. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.

(Available on Shudder UK, Shudder US)

 

 

 

FEATURED COLLECTIONS

 

QUEER HORROR

Celebrate Pride with a curated collection of must-see LGBTQ+ horror, featuring films with queer themes, characters and/or creators. Includes the Shudder premieres of the documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (see above) and Stewart Thorndike’s Lyle, starring Gaby Hoffman.

Featuring Alena, All Cheerleaders Die, Better Watch Out, Hellraiser, Knife + Heart, Lizzie, Lyle (premiering June 8), The Old Dark House, The Quiet Room, Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (June 4), Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Stranger by the Lake, Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl and The Wild Boys.

 

ETHERIA 2020 SHORTS PROGRAM — available 19th June 2020

For more than half a decade, Los Angeles-based Etheria Film Night has been one of the world’s most respected showcases of new horror, comedy, science fiction, fantasy, action and thriller films made by emerging women directors. With in-person events on hold due to Covid-19, Shudder is proud to partner with Etheria to host this year’s lineup of outstanding shorts from 19th June – 20th July.

 

See www.etheriafilmnight.com for more info.

 

Featuring Waffle (directed by Carlyn Hudson), Maggie May (directed by Mia’kate Russell), Basic Witch (directed by Yoko Okumura), The Conversion Therapist (directed by Bears Rebecca Fonte), Offbeat (directed by Myrte Ouwerkerk), The Final Girl Returns (directed by Alexandria Perez), LIVE (directed by Taryn O’Neill), Man in the Corner (directed by Kelli Breslin) and Ava in the End (directed by Ursula Ellis).

 

 

ORIGINAL SERIES

 

THE LAST DRIVE IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS season 2— Fridays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT

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 ten episodes, The Last Drive-In series will offer an eclectic selection of movies running the gamut from horror classics to obscurities and foreign cult favorites along with the occasional surprise guest.

(Also on Shudder Canada; some episodes also available on demand on Shudder UK) Season finale 19th June 2020.

 

NEW MOVIES & SERIES FOR JUNE 2020

 

GRAND PIANO (Director: Eugenio Mira)

Performing in front of an audience for the first time after freezing up on stage five years earlier, a piano prodigy must literally play as if his life depends on it when a mysterious man threatens to kill him and his wife, who is in the audience. Starring: Elijah Wood, John Cusack.

(Available on Shudder UK only)

 

A PERFECT GETAWAY (Director: David Twohy)

Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the island. Starring: Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant, Kiele Sanchez, Chris Hemsworth.

(Available on Shudder UK only)

 

BLACULA (Director: William Crain)

SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM (Director: Bob Kelljan)

SUGAR HILL (Director: Paul Maslansky)

Three blaxploitation horror classics join our Horror Noire collection this month. In William Crain’s Blacula, an 18th Century African Prince (William Marshall) pays a visit to Count Dracula seeking his support in ending the slave trade. Instead, the Count transforms him into a vampire and entombs him until the disco era. In the scintillating sequel, the son (Don Mitchell) of a late high priestess seeks revenge on the cultists who have chosen his foster sister, Lisa (Pam Grier), as their new leader. Hoping to curse her, he unwittingly resurrects Blacula’s (Marshall again) earthly remains. And in Sugar Hill, after a nightclub owner gets taken out by the mob, his girlfriend, Diana “Sugar” Hill (Marki Bey), calls upon the voodoo high priest Baron Samedi (Don Pedro Colley) to summon the undead to carry out an unholy plan for revenge.

(All three films Shudder US, Shudder Canada)

 

HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES (Director: Rob Zombie)

This gore fest follows two young couples on their quest to find the truth about a mythical character known only as “Dr. Satan.” Set in rural Texas in the 1970s, the group gets more than they bargained for when they find themselves stranded in an all-too-realistic house of horrors. The introduction to Zombie’s now-cult Firefly clan, the director’s debut remains a vicious funhouse imbued with the savage quality of 70s terror. Starring Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon, Karen Black, Rainn Wilson.

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada).

 

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 (Director: James Wan)

James Wan and Leigh Whannell return to deliver this follow-up to their franchise-launching creep-out, Insidious, which focused on a family haunted by a demon. Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell.

(Available on Shudder Canada only)

 

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3 (Director: Leigh Whannell)

Go back to the beginning in this chilling prequel that takes place before the unforgettable haunting of the Lambert family. When paranormal investigators Tucker and Specs team up with the psychic Elise to help a teenage girl contact her late mother, Elise is forced to venture back into The Further where she finds a ruthless supernatural entity craving the souls of the living. Starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson.

(Available on Shudder Canada only)

 

KIDNAPPED (Director: Miguel Angel Vivas)

A wealthy family struggles to survive when violent kidnappers break in into their home. Starring: Fernando Cayo, Manuela Velles, Ana Wagener.

(Available on Shudder UK only)

 

LAST GIRL STANDING (Director: Benjamin R. Moody)

Years after a masked killer brutally murdered her closest friends, lone survivor Camryn finds herself haunted by her terrifying past. Starring: Akasha Villalobos, Danielle Evon Ploeger, Danielle Villalobos, Brian Villalobos.

(Available on Shudder UK only)

 

LYLE (Director: Stewart Thorndike)

Expecting couple Leah and June move into a Brooklyn brownstone apartment with their toddler daughter, Lyle. Despite the strange baby-obsessed landlady downstairs and the group of female models who live above them, the two are happy with their new apartment until a bizarre accident leads to the death of their daughter. Months later, Leah is still grief-stricken, trying to make sense of Lyle’s death, her landlady’s odd behaviors, and her attraction to one of the models upstairs. As Leah prepares for her home birth, she begins to suspect the neighbors are involved in a satanic pact and fears for her unborn baby. Starring Gaby Hoffmann, Ingrid Jungermann.

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada).

 

THE BONE BOX (Director: Luke Genton) – 15th June 2020

After stealing from a number of graves, Tom begins to hear and see strange things that seem to coincide with the dead people that he robbed. Starring Gareth Koorzen, Aaron Schwartz, Jamie Bernadette, Michelle Krusiec, David Chokachi.

(Available on Shudder UK, Shudder US, Shudder Canada)

 

MAUSOLEUM (Director: Michael Dugan) – 15th June 2020

The Nomed Family has been the victim of an ancient curse in which the first-born daughter of each generation has gone violently mad and then suspiciously dies. No one can explain the Nomed madness, but some say it’s because of a terrible demonic force. By way of an unnatural urge during her Mother’s funeral, Susan entered her family’s mausoleum, and ever since an evil presence has been lurking inside of her, waiting for a chance to come out. Now an adult, something is hiding inside Susan’s body, coming out to grotesquely murder anyone who comes too close to uncovering her terrifying secret. Starring Bobbie Bresee, Marjoe Gortner, Norman Burton, Maurice Sherbanee, LaWanda Page, Chu Chu Malave.

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada).

 

THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE (Director: Perry Blackshear)

Suspecting that those around him are actually malevolent shape-shifters, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war — or from himself. A genre-bending story of love, loyalty, and living nightmares. Starring: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Ying Drake.

(Available on Shudder UK only)

 

THE VOID (Director: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski)

A blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road is rushed by a deputy sheriff to a nearby hospital with a skeleton crew. Trapped inside by hooded figures, he discovers that the patients and staff are transforming into something inhuman. Starring: Ellen Wong, Aaron Poole, Kenneth Walsh.

(Available on Shudder UK only)

 

GHOST KILLERS VS. BLOODY MARY (Director: Fabrício Bittar) – 22nd June 2020

Four YouTubers with expertise in supernatural events seek recognition from their audience while solving the urban legend of the Bathroom Blonde Case, the spirit that haunts the schools’ bathroom. Starring Dani Calabresa, Léo Lins, Danilo Gentili, Murilo Couto.

(Available on Shudder US only)

 

THE DARK (Director: Justin P. Lange)

On the outskirts of a small town lies Devil’s Den, a mysterious tract of woods where many have entered but no one has ever left. The local rumor is that the spirit of a young girl who was horrifically murdered there haunts and hunts in this dense forest, brutally slaying anyone who dares to step into her terrain. When a man with a dark past crosses her path, a series of events are set in motion that may lead to a peculiar kind of redemption for two tragically tortured souls. Starring: Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols, Karl Markovics.

(Available on Shudder UK only)

 

PSYCHOTIC! (Directors: Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons) – 22nd June 2020

A group of hard-partying Brooklyn hipsters are stalked and savagely murdered by a masked maniac known as the Bushwick Party Killer. Starring Kristen Martin, Clint Keepin, Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons, Cirocco Dunlap.

(Available on Shudder UK, Shudder US, Shudder Canada).

 

DIG TWO GRAVES (Director: Hunter Adams) – 29th June 2020

A young girl obsessed with the death of her brother goes on a nightmarish journey where she must face a deadly proposition in order to bring him back. Starring Ted Levine, Samantha Isler, Danny Goldring.

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada)

 

THE GREEN INFERNO (Director: Eli Roth) – 30th June 2020

A group of college students take their humanitarian protest to the Amazon jungle, only to be taken prisoner by the indigenous tribe they came to save. Starring: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns.

(Available on Shudder UK only)

 

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