Werewolves, vampires and killer dolls come to Shudder in August

Barbara Crampton as Anne Fedder-Jakob's Wife_Photo Credit: Shudder
Barbara Crampton as Anne Fedder-Jakob's Wife_Photo Credit: Shudder /

The summer of chills continues this August, as Shudder brings us more originals, exclusives and classics. We’re talking killer dolls, werewolves, demonic creatures…and a dangerous cardboard fort.

August 1:

Dolls – Is there anything scarier than dolls and mannequins? When a family takes refuge in a mansion during a storm, the young daughter discovers a collection of dangerous dolls. This 1987 cult classic was directed by Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator).

Pumpkinhead – Special effects artist Stan Wilson directed this film, in which Lance Henrickson plays a grief-stricken father who summons a demon to take revenge on a group of teenagers.

Witchfinder General (aka The Conqueror Worm) –  A young Vincent Price plays a soldier who seeks revenge on an evil witch-hunter who is stalking his fiancée.

Shudder takes us out to sea with Dead Calm

Dead Calm – John (Sam Neill) and Rae (Nicole Kidman) are a couple who have lost their child. To cope with their grief, they head out alone on their yacht, where they encounter a dangerous stranger (Billy Zane).

Anthony Bajon as Teddy Pruvost-Teddy_Photo Credit: Shudder /

August 3:

Good Manners – Clara is hired by a mysterious woman named Ana as a housekeeper and nanny for her unborn baby.  The two women develop a friendship, but all is not as it seems.

August 5:

Teddy (Shudder Original, also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – Teddy is injured by a wolf in the woods, and soon starts to have animalistic impulses.

August 9:

The Dead Pit – A doctor who has been conducting evil experiments on his mentally ill patients is killed and entombed in the basement of a mental hospital. Many years later, a woman is admitted to the hospital with amnesia, and the now undead doctor is freed.

Bloodthirsty – An indie singer-songwriter begins to believe that she is a werewolf. Her theory is put to the test when she has the opportunity to work with a famous producer at his studio deep in the woods.

August 10:

Bleed With Me (Shudder Original, also available in UKI and ANZ) – Rowan thinks Emily has a perfect life, and is happy when her friend invites her along for a winter vacation in a cabin in the woods. But soon, Rowan wakes with unexplained cuts on her arm and starts to suspect that Emily is up to no good.

August 12:

Slasher: Flesh & Blood (Also available on Shudder ANZ) – A well-to-do family holds a family reunion on a remote island, and discovers they must compete with one another in order to survive. As if that isn’t bad enough, they are each being stalked by a masked killer. Cast members from prior seasons of Slasher will appear, and a new episode premieres each Thursday).

August 16:

A Field in England – In England during the Civil War in the 17th century, deserters cut through an overgrown field. They are captured by a man who makes them dig for buried treasure in the file.

Borgman – A vagrant shows up at the mansion of a wealthy family, and begins to manipulate them, turning Richard’s wife and children against him.

August 17:

Dave Made A Maze – Dave is a frustrated artist, who builds a cardboard structure that includes booby traps and strange creatures. Soon, Dave and his friends become entrapped in the maze-like structure.

Anguish – A middle-aged man is telepathically controlled by his mother, who forces him into a murderous spree.

Beau Knapp as Richard Boca – Mosquito State – Photo Credit: Shudder /

August 19:

Jakob’s Wife (Shudder Exclusive, also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – Barbara Crampton is Anne, a woman who is having a hard time dealing with life in her 50s. After an encounter with a stranger, she becomes a new woman, but her husband (Larry Fessenden) isn’t so thrilled.

August 23:

Cheap Thrills – Pat Healy (The Innkeepers) is Craig, an unemployed auto mechanic. When he and a high school friend hang out one night, they meet a couple who offers the two money to complete a series of dangerous dares.

Nothing Bad Can Happen – In this disturbing German film, Tore is a young homeless man of great faith. He becomes involved with a sadistic family who tests his faith in God.

August 26:

Mosquito State (Shudder Exclusive, also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ) – a Wall Street data analyst begins to see strange things such as a massive swarm of mosquitos in his apartment.

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