Shudder: 61 Days of Halloween continues with addition of Spiral

Spiral. Image Courtesy Shudder
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Shudder rolled out 61 Days of Halloween beginning on Sept.1, and their original queer horror film Spiral will be added to the roster on Sept.17. 

Shudder film Spiral is co-written by Colin Minihan, who has quite a bit of horror cred on his resume. He co-created the popular Grave Encounters franchise, as well as wrote and directed 2018’s queer horror film What Keeps You Alive, which premiered at SXSW and was widely praised by critics.

Minihan co-wrote two other Shudder Originals, Z and Still/Born, which debuted on the streaming service in May of this year. Still/Born was voted “Scariest Film” at the Overlook Film Festival.

Malik and Aaron are a same-sex couple with a teenage daughter, and they make the decision to move to a small town, believing it will be better for their family. When they first move into their neighborhood, everything seems idyllic, but if horror has taught us anything, it’s that good neighbors can be deceiving.

As shown in the trailer (which you can watch below), new neighbors Tiffany and Marshal seem welcoming and open-minded at first. But when Malik witnesses what appears to be a strange ritual taking place in the house next door, he starts to get suspicious. Making things even worse, he finds out that another same-sex couple died in their neighborhood ten years prior.

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Andre Stevens (American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Grave Encounters 2) stars as Malik,  Ari Cohen (IT, IT Chapter Two) appears as Aaron, Chandra West (Z) plays Tiffany, and Lochlyn Munro (Dead Voices) is her husband Marshal.

Judging by the very effective trailer, Spiral seems to be cut from the same cloth as 2017’s Get Out, and it looks moody and dark. Whether it turns out to be supernatural horror, or more of a psychological thriller remains to be seen, but I will definitely be checking it out! Maybe I’ll watch Shudder’s Ghoul Log afterwards.

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