Shudder brings heat this June with a new podcast and curated collection


Shudder is presenting their usual interesting horror choices this month, along with a new podcast and a sub-genre guide series. Their curated collection is Queer Horror, in honor of Pride month.


The Exorcist – Shudder presents THE most revered of all possession movies, in which 12 year old Regan (played to perfection by Linda Blair) becomes possessed by a demon, and her mother enlists the help of Father Karras and Father Merrin. Although The Exorcist was released in 1973, there is no other possession-related movie that holds a candle to it to this day.

Ghost Story – Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Fred Astaire play members of the Chowder Society, a men’s club. Members meet each week to tell horror stories, but things get real when a ghostly woman begins to invade their lives. It’s been a long time since I have watched this one, but I remember liking it a lot (and the book by Peter Straub was excellent).

Phantom of the Paradise – In this rock opera homage to Phantom of the Opera, a composer seeks revenge on the man who stole not only his music, but the girl he loves as well. Paul Williams both wrote the musical score and appeared as the Phantom.

Ravenous – Based on the true story of Alferd Packer (“The Colorado Cannibal”), Ravenous is set during the Mexican-American war. A group of soldiers stationed on a military outpost in the remote Sierra Nevada mountains is joined by a man with a strange story to tell. He and some other men were stranded in the mountains, and resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. One of the men, however, chose to murder. Is his story true?

Shudder June – Ravenous – Courtesy ETIC Films.


Visitations with Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah (Podcast) – This is a Shudder Original podcast, featuring two of the brains behind indie production company Spectre Vision (A Girl Walks Home at Night, Mandy).

The hosts visit some of their favorite horror creators in their homes, on set, or in their workshops to casually chat about the genre. Guests will include John Landis and Mike Flanagan. The first episode is available on podcast platforms now, with new episodes releasing Monday and Friday each week. All episodes will be available exclusively to Shudder subscribers beginning June 3.

Featured Collection : Queer Horror – Shudder honors Pride Month with a curated collection of LGBTQ-related horror films. You can find the following flicks in this collection:

Knife+Heart (premieres June 20), The Wild Boys (premieres June 17), The Old Dark House, Vampyros Lesbos, Hellraiser, Nightbreed, Let the Right One In, Predestination, Alena, Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl, Rift and Lizzie.

Shudder June – The Wild Boys – Courtesy Ecce Films


Boar (Shudder Exclusive) – Set in a rough and tumble town in the Australian Outback, Boar is a “creature feature” flick. In this case, the creature is a gigantic murderous pig with no regard for human life. Nathan Jones (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Bill Moseley (House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects) star in this Shudder Exclusive.


Hagazussa – In the 15th century, orphan Albrun grows up in an Alpine village, where she is bullied and shunned. As an adult, she takes her revenge on the town. Hagazussa is an international co-production of Germany and Austria, and it premiered at Austin’s Fantastic Fest.

Here Comes the Devil – Two children disappear near some caves. They turn up the next morning, but their parents believe they have changed, and they suspect a local man of sexually abusing them. They kill the man, who turns out to be innocent, and strange events start to happen in their home. Here Comes the Devil won multiple awards on the film festival circuit, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Picture at Fantastic Fest.


The Wailing – In this 2016 South Korean film, a policeman looks into unusual events in a small, quiet village. When his daughter becomes ill, he seeks help from a shaman, and it appears to make things worse. The Wailing has received outstanding reviews, and is rated 99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Shudder June – The Wailing – Courtesy 20th Century Fox

The Wild Boys – Five boys commit a brutal crime, and are forced to set sail on a haunted sailboat overseen by a cruel captain. Upon arrival at a beautiful tropical island, the boys begin to transform. Into what, I have no idea, but it is worth noting than all five boys are played by women.

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Shudder Guides – In this new short-form series from Shudder, lead curator Sam Zimmerman explores five horror sub-genres: Giallo, Haunted Houses, Killer Kids, Revenge and Slasher.


Knife+Heart – Set in Paris during the summer of 1979, Knife+Heart introduces us to Anne, who produces cheap gay porn. When her girlfriend leaves, Anne attempts to re-woo her by shooting a more ambitious film. When an actor in the film is murdered, things get complicated. Knife+Heart is an homage to the lurid 70’s films created by De Palma, Argento and Friedkin, and was shot on 35mm.

Shudder June – Knife+Heart – Courtesy LG Cinema


Next of Kin – Yes, this is the 1989 film starring Patrick Swayze. Swayze plays a Chicago police officer who was raised in Appalachia, trying to track down the man who killed his brother. Complicating matters, his other brother (Liam Neeson) sets out on his own, determined to settle things the hillbilly way.

Viy – This 1967 film was the first Soviet-era horror film to be released in the USSR. A young priest is assigned to preside over the three-day wake for a young woman in a small village. It seems something is not right, however…especially since the woman climbs out of her coffin on the first night.

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So, there you go, Shudder fans. Let me know what you think of Shudder’s June offerings in the comments section.