Shudder is honoring Pride month with the Queer Horror collection and also presenting the Etheria Film Night festival in June.
Last year, horror streaming service Shudder gave us the Queer Horror curated collection in June, and they are adding additional movies to the collection for 2020. A Nightmare on Elm Street documentary is included, as are the Swedish film, Alena and Gaby Hoffman’s tour de force Lyle.
Queer Horror (Collection) – Shudder celebrates Pride month with this curated collection of LGBTQ+ films. The collection includes Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street, Lyle, Alena, All Cheerleaders Die, Better Watch Out, Hellraiser, Knife + Heart, Lizzie, The Old Dark House, The Quiet Room, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Stranger by the Lake, Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl and The Wild Boys.
Horror Noire additions (Collection) – Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream and Sugar Hill join Shudder’s Horror Noire collection in June. In Blacula, an African Prince is turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, and Pam Grier is featured in the sequel. Sugar Hill tells the story of Diana “Sugar” Hill, who summons the undead when seeking revenge for the death of her boyfriend.
House of 1,000 Corpses – Rob Zombie’s violent and gory film introduced us to the Firefly family. When two young couples go in search of “Dr. Satan”, they end up fighting for their lives in the Firefly family’s murder house.
The Queer Horror collection kicks off with Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (Shudder Exclusive) – A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This installment in the franchise has a reputation as being “the gayest horror movie ever made.” The sequel was released in 1985, when AIDS led to rampant homophobia, so the timing was really unfortunate for then-closeted actor Mark Patton. In this documentary, Patton tells his story, and confronts the cast and crew.
Shudder series The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs continues this month, with Joe Bob and Darcy the Mail Girl presenting a different double feature every Friday at 9:00 p.m. through June 19. So far, this season’s features have included Troma’s War, One Cut of the Dead and Maniac (among others), so you just have to tune in to see what else is in store.
Lyle – Expectant couple Leah and June move into a new apartment with their toddler, Lyle, and their lives are shaken to the core when their daughter dies in a strange accident. As Leah gets closer to her due date, she begins to fear that her neighbors are part of a satanic cult that wants her unborn child.
Warning: Do Not Play (Shudder Original) – Mi-jung can’t come up with a storyline for the horror film she wants to direct, but her friend helps out by telling her an urban legend of a film directed by a ghost. When Mi-jung researches the film, she gets pulled deeper into the legend and things get dark.
The Bone Box – A down on his luck man takes up grave robbing to help make ends meet. Soon, he starts to experience some strange events that might have something to do with the dead people he has stolen from. Note to self: grave robbing is NOT a career option.
The Mausoleum – A family has fallen victim to a curse that causes the first-born daughter of each family member to go mad and die. When young Susan goes into the family mausoleum, she is possessed by a demonic force.
Scare Package (Shudder Original) – This horror comedy anthology film features 7 dark tales, each helmed by a different director. The common thread is Chad, who is training his new employee at Chad’s Horror Emporium by teaching him the rules of the genre. Naturally, that includes telling him the scary stories.
Etheria 2020 Shorts Program – Shudder partners with the Los Angeles-based Etheria Film Night to present this year’s showcase of genre films directed by women. The short films will be streamed from June 19 – July 20. For more information, visit the website.
Ghost Killers VS Bloody Mary – A group of bad YouTubers who dabble in the supernatural investigate an urban legend called The Bathroom Blonde, in which a ghost is said to haunt the bathroom at a high school.
Psychotic! – Described as a “hipster slasher”, this film brings us a group of party-hearty Brooklyn friends who are being stalked by a serial killer known as the Bushwick Party Killer. Sounds fun!
Yummy (Shudder Original)- A young couple visits a shabby hospital for cheap plastic surgery (never a good plan), and the man finds a woman gagged and tied to an operating table. After freeing her, he finds he has unwittingly caused a zombie apocalypse.
Dig Two Graves – In this 2014 thriller, young Jacqueline sees her brother Sean drown in a quarry, and becomes obsessed with the idea of bringing him back to life. She is offered the opportunity to do so, but in return, she is told that someone else must die in his place.
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