Shudder brings us a cool horror line-up for a hot August

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August 14:

The Last Drive-In: Summer Sleepover Special – Available beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET, Joe Bob Briggs invites us to put on our pajamas and join him, Darcy the Mail Girl and special guest star Adam Green (of the Hatchet series and the non-Disney Frozen). Word has it there will be additional surprise guests as well.

August 17:

Jawbreaker – This 1999 black comedy features Rose McGowan, Julie Benz and Rebecca Gayheart as three popular teens attempting to cover up their accidental killing of friend Liz. When outcast Fern stumbles upon the plot, the girls buy her silence by making her part of their group.

Hellmaster – The late John Saxon plays a crazy college biochemistry professor (named John Saxon), who experiments on his students in an effort to create superhuman mutants. He is thought to be dead after a fire on campus, but a series of murders 20 years later make some people believe he is still alive. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

Uncaged – A huge, hungry lion is loose in Amsterdam, and a zoo veterinarian, a news cameraman, a police investigator and a lion hunter attempt to capture him and stop his bloody rampage. This one sounds like a lot of good, gory fun! (Also available on Shudder Canada)

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August 20:

Random Acts of Violence – Todd and Ezra have made quite a name for themselves as creators of a comic book based on a real life serial killer known as “Slasherman,” While on a press tour, they visit the town where Slasherman committed his murders 20 years ago, only to find new murders happening; murders that appear to be using Todd’s comic book as an instruction manual. (Also available on Shudder UK)

August 24:

The Evil – In this 1978 supernatural horror film, a psychologist (Richard Crenna) and his wife buy a mansion with the intention of repurposing it as a drug rehab center. Unfortunately, the home holds a gateway to hell, and things go wrong very quickly. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

Mortuary – Actor Christopher George made his final film performance in this 1983 slasher, and his wife Lynda Day George appeared with him, as she often did. Christie has suffered nightmares since her father’s accidental death, and she begins to have doubts as to whether it actually was an accident. As she and her boyfriend begin to investigate, they end up at a local mortuary. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

One Dark Night – Another 1983 film, this one introduces us to teenage Julie (Meg Tilly), who wants very badly to be a part of The Sisters, a club consisting of popular girls. As an initiation, the girls tell Julie she must spend the night in a creepy mausoleum, not knowing that the body of an evil occultist was just entombed there. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

30 Miles From Nowhere – Five college friends reunite for another friend’s funeral at his home in Wisconsin. The awesome Carrie Preston (Arlene in True Blood) plays his wife Sylvia, who mysteriously keeps dropping information bombs on the friends. The buzz on this one is very good! (Also available on Shudder Canada)

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August 27:

The Shed – Teens Stan and Dommer discover a sinister and blood-thirsty vampire in Stan’s shed. Stan thinks they should destroy the vampire, while Dommer believes it can be used as a tool of revenge on the bullies who torment the two. (Also available on Shudder Canada).  

Looks like the lead up to Halloween season is getting a strong start at Shudder, with several must-see films on this list for me.

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