Horror streaming platform Shudder has released their “Summer of Chills” lineup, which includes 12 original/exclusive films.
Shudder has been hitting home runs lately with their originals and exclusives and had already announced The Boy Behind the Door as one of their summer additions. Among the remaining 11 films on the summer roster is The Amusement Park, and that’s a pretty big deal.
The Amusement Park is known as George A Romero’s “lost” film. 46 years after it completed filming, Romero’s story about aging was discovered and restored by the George A. Romero Foundation. Shudder GM Craig Engler said they are “especially excited to have the premiere of legendary director George A. Romero’s lost film The Amusement Park, a must-see piece of cinema history, exclusively on Shudder.”
Here is the rundown of the Shudder Summer of Chills lineup:
Caveat (Shudder Original, also available on Shudder CA, UKI and ANZ) – Isaac, a drifter suffering from memory loss, accepts a job looking after a psychologically troubled woman named Olga. Sounds easy enough, right? Not really, because he is required to wear a harness and chain. When Olga and Isaac are left alone in the house, Isaac finds himself fighting to survive.
Shudder brings us the “lost” George A. Romero film
The Amusement Park (Shudder Exclusive, also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – Lincoln Maazel stars as an elderly man living through the humiliation and pain of aging. His experiences are shown allegorically through amusement park rides and crowds.
Superdeep (Shudder Original, also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – 7 miles below the surface in Russia lies the Kola Superdeep borehole. In 1984, unexplained screaming and moaning sounds were recorded, and in the present day, a team goes underground to try and figure out what happened.
An Unquiet Grave (Shudder Original, also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – A year after his wife dies in a tragic car accident, Jamie asks his wife’s sister Ava to help him with a ritual. Ava begins to suspect that something bad is afoot.
Vicious Fun (Shudder Original, also available in UKI, ANZ and CA) – Somehow, a 1980’s film critic named Joel finds himself trapped in a serial killers support group. Realizing he could very well become a victim, he must try his best to blend in.
Son (Shudder Original, also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – Laura and her son David flee town after an attempted abduction. Soon after they escape, David starts to suffer convulsions and psychotic episodes, and Laura has to determine what she is willing to do to save her son.
The Call (Exclusive, also available on Shudder CA) – In 1987, a group of friends are forced to stay in the home of two very sinister people. The Call stars Lin Shaye (Insidious) and Tobin Bell (Saw).
Kandisha (Original, also available in CA, ANZ and UKI) – A group of teens hang out together during summer break and spend their evenings telling scary tales. After being assaulted by her ex, Amelie remembers a story about a vengeful demon named Kandisha, and decides to summon her.
The Boy Behind the Door (Original, also available in ANZ, UKI and CA) – 12-year-olds Bobby and Kevin are abducted by a stranger, and while Bobby escapes, Kevin is trapped inside a dark house. Can Bobby manage to save his friend (and himself)?
Teddy (Original, also available in UKI, CA and ANZ) – During a hot summer, Teddy is scratched by a wolf-like animal in the woods. Soon, Teddy begins to have animalistic impulses.
Bleed With Me (Shudder Original, also available in UKI and ANZ) – A troubled young woman named Rowan is happy to join her friend Emily and Emily’s boyfriend at a wintry cabin in the woods retreat. When Rowan wakes up to find strange cuts on her arm, she begins to suspect that Emily is stealing her blood.
Jakob’s Wife (Shudder Exclusive, also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – 50-something Anne (horror icon Barbara Crampton) is unhappy in her life and marriage until an encounter with a stranger results in a new lust for life. While Anne is thrilled with the changes, her husband (Larry Fessenden) is not.
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