SHUDDER JULY 2020 U.K. HIGHLIGHTS

How does that airline commercial go…”want to get away?” If, like me, your summer vacation is going to be spent close to home, Shudder is here to provide an assortment of unforgettable if virtual escapes this July —from New England beaches (where something is very wrong in the water) to a Norwegian lake (of death), plus extended stays at various ill-fated sleepaway camps (The Burning, the Sleepaway Camp trilogy) and at the bottom of an empty 20’ pool in Thailand, voyages to South Korea (for an exorcism) and Indonesia (to a village with a dark secret), and a totally gnarly trip back in time to the glory days of 1980s horror.

 

SHUDDER ORIGINAL/EXCLUSIVE MOVIES

 

METAMORPHOSIS

In this fresh spin on a demonic possession story, Joong-Su, an exorcist, must face a demon he tragically failed to defeat in the past when it targets his brother’s family next. The demon assumes the form of different family members to sow confusion and distrust, destroying the unit from within. With his loved ones in peril, Joong-Su must face the demon again, at the risk of his own life. Starring Bae Sung-Woo, Sung Dong-Il and Jang Young-Nam. Directed by Hong-Seon Kim.

A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder US and Shudder Canada)

 

 

THE BEACH HOUSE

Escaping to a family’s beach house to reconnect, Emily and Randall find their off-season trip interrupted by Mitch and Jane, an older couple acquainted with Randall’s estranged father. Unexpected bonds form as the couples let loose and enjoy the isolation, but it all takes an ominous turn as increasingly strange environmental phenomena begin to warp their peaceful evening. As the effects of an infection become evident, Emily struggles to make sense of the contagion before it’s too late. Starring Liana Liberato, Noah Le Gros, Jake Weber and Maryann Nagel, directed by Jeffrey A. Brown.

A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder US and Shudder Canada)

 

LAKE OF DEATH (premieres Thursday 16th July)

A year after her twin brother died a mysterious death, Lillian and her friends head to the old family cabin to say their goodbyes. But soon after they arrive, eerie and gruesome events begin to occur. As the lines between reality and Lillian’s nightmares blur, she must fight both an external and internal struggle to stay alive. Is a horrific local legend becoming reality, or is the real enemy among them?

Director Nini Bull Robsahm (Amnesia) took inspiration from Norway’s popular 1942 novel (and later film adaptation) of the same name (De dødes tjern), credited with sparking the country’s interest in horror. Robsahm shot Lake of Death on stunning 35mm and brought on Academy Award-winner Bob Murawski (Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell, The Hurt Locker) to edit. Starring Iben Akerlie, Jacob Andersen Schøyen, Jonathan Harboe, Sophia Lie and Elias Mun.

A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

 

IMPETIGORE (premieres Thursday 23rd July)

(Sundance 2020 Official Selection) After surviving a murder attempt in the city, Maya, a down-on-her-luck young woman, learns that she may inherit a house in her ancestral village. With her friend Dini, Maya returns to the village of her birth, unaware that the community there has been trying to locate and kill her to remove the curse that has plagued the village for years. As she begins to discover the complicated reality about her past, Maya finds herself in a fight for her life. Starring Tara Basro, Ario Bayu, Marissa Anita, Christine Hakim, Asmara Abigail, directed by Joko Anwar (Satan’s Slaves, another Shudder Original).

A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder US and Shudder Canada)

 

IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS (premieres Thursday 30th July)

Tracking major theatrical releases, obscure titles and straight-to-video gems, this four-plus-hour documentary explores ‘80s horror films year-by-year. Topics include groundbreaking practical effects; the home-video revolution; poster art and project marketing; creative and budgetary challenges; sound design and musical scores; the 3-D resurgence; heroes and villains; sex, nudity and “the final girl” controversy; and the pop culture context that fueled the genre. Filled with countless clips and entertaining moments, In Search of Darkness is a nostalgia trip through a game-changing decade, as told by both experts and the icons who influenced the modern landscape of genre cinema.

Featuring Tom Atkins, Doug Bradley, Joe Bob Briggs, Darcy the Mail Girl, Lori Cardille, John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Larry Cohen, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, Keith David, Katie Featherston, Mick Garris, Michael Gingold, Stuart Gordon, Andre Gower, Spencer Hickman, Kane Hodder, Tom Holland, Graham Humphreys, James A. Janisse, Lloyd Kaufman, Eric Kurland , Heather Langenkamp, Don Mancini, Harry Manfredini, Kelli Maroney, Robbi Morgan, Bill Moseley, Greg Nicotero, Phil Nobile Jr., Cassandra Peterson, Mike Redman, James Rolfe, Ken Sagoes, Ben Scrivens, Mark Shostrom, Corey Taylor, Cecil Trachenburg, Ryan Turek, Caroline Williams, Alex Winter, Heather Wixson, Tom Woodruff Jr., and Brian Yuzna,. Directed by David A. Weiner.

A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE (Also available on Shudder US and Shudder Canada)

 

 

NEW MOVIES FOR JULY

 

THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN (Director: Val Guest)

A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti. Starring Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Maureen Connell.

 

LET US PREY (Director: Brian O’Malley)

A man brought to a police station possesses everyone’s darkest secrets. He knows what the sheriff’s hiding in his house, what the drunk driver did only hours before and the horrific trauma that haunts a female rookie. As the cops try to figure out who or what he is, they soon realize deadly retribution awaits anyone who stands in his way. Starring Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin.

 

13 SINS (Director: Daniel Stamm)

When debt ridden salesman Elliot receives a strange phone call informing him that he is the star of a mysterious game show, he jumps at the chance to win the $6 million cash prize. All he has to do to win is complete 13 tasks. However, the game isn’t as simple as it first appears and Elliot soon finds himself having to complete more and more depraved dares, culminating in one final task that he cannot come back from. Starring Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Devon Graye, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Tom Bower, Ron Perlman.

 

 

THE RAID: REDEMPTION (Director: Gareth Evans)

An elite SWAT team is tasked with infiltrating a building and raiding the apartments floor by floor, taking out anyone who stands in their way. Starring Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian.

 

13th July

 

DEAD SNOW (Director: Tommy Wirkola)

A group of students have their ski vacation cut short by an army of Nazi zombies. Starring Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Charlotte Frogner.

 

RED HILL (Director: Patrick Hughes)

Revenge rides into the town of Red Hill when convicted murderer Jimmy Conway escapes from jail and returns to the outpost town hunting down the cops who sent him away for life. Starring Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tom E. Lewis.

 

20th July

 

THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD (Director: Dominique Rocher)

The morning after a party, a young man wakes up to find that Paris has been invaded by zombies. Starring Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani, Denis Lavant.

 

THE POOL (Director: Ping Lumpraploeng)

In this simple yet surprising film, a young couple find themselves trapped in a 20’-deep swimming pool with no way out—and that’s only the beginning of their problems. Starring Theeradej Wongpuapan, Ratnamon Ratchiratham.

(Also available on Shudder U.S. and Shudder Canada).

 

ROGUE (Director: Greg McLean)

When a group of tourists stumble into the remote Australian river territory of an enormous crocodile, the deadly creature traps them on a tiny mud island with the tide quickly rising and darkness descending. As the hungry predator closes in, they must fight for survival against all odds. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington.

 

27th July

 

ALICE, SWEET ALICE (Director: Alfred Sole)

A young girl is brutally murdered in a Catholic church before her first communion—all clues point to her sister, Alice. But nothing is what it seems in this shocking horror film. Starring Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard.

 

THE BOOGEYMAN (Director: Ulli Lommel)

When Lacey was a girl, she witnessed her brother Willy kill their mother’s abusive boyfriend in the reflection of a mirror. Now adults, the siblings track down the mirror. But once it breaks, Willy and Lacey realize that wherever a shard of it turns up, a gruesome murder takes place. Starring Suzanna Love, John Carradine, Ron James.

 

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