You might just fall in love with Shudder this February, as they bring us more great originals and exclusives, along with an all-new The Last Drive-In Valentine special.
Shudder is rolling out their Boris Karloff collection in February as a companion to their Shudder Exclusive doc Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster. Included will be Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, House of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, The Black Cat, The Mummy, The Old Dark House and Black Sabbath.
Tales from the Hood – This anthology film was executive-produced by Spike Lee, and the four frightening tales are told by a funeral director to a group of drug dealers. Each story deals with problems affecting the African-American community.
Tales from the Hood 2 – In this sequel (also executive-produced by Spike Lee), Keith David plays Mr. Simms, who is tasked with feeding information to robots by telling them stories.
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight – This 1995 horror comedy features the famous Crypt Keeper. A powerful demon called The Collector is tracking Frank (William Sadler). The film also stars Billy Zane, Jada Pinkett-Smith and C.C.H. Pounder.
Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood – Dennis Miller is Guttman, a PI hired to investigate the disappearance of Caleb (played by Corey Feldman). Guttman is led to a vampire bordello, and connects with a televangelist (Chris Sarandon) to defeat the sultry vamps.
Cherry Falls – It’s dangerous to be a virgin if you are a high school student in Cherry Falls, Virginia. It seems a serial killer is murdering teens who are abstaining. Naturally, those crazy kids decide the solution is to have a massive orgy, but things don’t go as planned.
Queen of the Damned – Loosely based on one of Anne Rice’s sequels to Interview With the Vampire, Queen of the Damned gives us Lestat as lead singer of a rock band. After his music awakens Akasha, the first vampire (AKA Queen of the Damned), Lestat tries to defeat her. Pop star Aaliyah made her film debut as the title character in this 2002 film. Tragically, she was killed in a plane crash six months before Queen of the Damned was released.
Roh (Also available on Shudder CA) – When two children bring home a young girl they find in the woods, their mother is suspicious, and tells them of restless spirits in the forest. Her tales may be true, as more strange beings show up soon after. Roh was the official submission to the 2021 Academy Awards by Malaysia.
Blood Glacier – In the Austrian Alps, scientists find a glacier leaking a strange red liquid; worse yet, the liquid is affecting the animals in the area when they ingest it, causing them to mutate.
The Last Winter – Meanwhile, in the Arctic, an oil company manages to trigger some strange occurrences. This eco-horror film was directed by Larry Fessenden, and stars Connie Britton, Ron Perlman and James Le Gros.
Slapface (Shudder Original/Exclusive, also available on Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ) – After premiering at Cinequest Film Festival in March of last year, Slapface won the Audience Award. Lucas is a loner, who has lived with his brother since their mother died. Lucas spends a lot of time in the woods, which is where he encounters a monster, and an unlikely friendship is born.
Rock, Paper, Scissors (Also available on Shudder CA) – Siblings Jesus and Jose Maria’s lives are turned upside down when a half-sister named Magdalena comes home. She’s not looking for a warm relationship with her sibs, she wants to get her part of the family inheritance.
Entwined (Also available on Shudder CA, UKI and ANZ) – When a doctor relocates to a remote village in Greece, he falls in love with a woman who has an unusual skin condition. While he seeks to protect her from her abusive father, he soon finds that it is he himself who needs protection.
Fragile (Also available on Shudder CA) – A nurse (Calista Flockhart) takes a job at Mercy Falls Children’s Hospital, which is run down and being closed soon. When the children and staff are basically trapped in the hospital, ghostly activity starts to occur.
Initiation (Also available in ANZ) – This film debuted at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in October of 2020. When sorority member Kylie attends a homecoming party, she is discovered unconscious in a room with three fraternity members. Afterwards, she is ridiculed on social media, and two of her sorority sisters agree to help her investigate. Murder ensues.
I Blame Society – Struggling independent filmmaker Gillian Wallace Horvat begins to feel that her peers are indifferent to her. Naturally, she pulls herself up by her bootstraps and becomes determined to finish her last film, while also committing a perfect murder. Did I mention that the writer/director is also named Gillian Wallace Horvat? And did I mention that she also plays the lead character?
All the Moons (Shudder Original/Exclusive, also available in UKI and ANZ) – In 19th century Spain, an orphanage is hit by a bomb. A girl who has been seriously wounded is rescued by a strange woman, who turns her into a vampire. All the Moons won numerous awards at The Fantasia International Film Festival, including the Best Director Award.
Hey everybody, have you heard the news from Shudder? Joe Bob is back with a Valentine’s special.
Joe Bob’s Heartbreak Trailer Park – Joe Bob Briggs and the gang from The Last Drive-In are back with another special. Joe Bob tweeted that four special guests will be joining him and Darcy for a double feature of heartbreaking horror films.
Knocking (Also available in CA) – Molly moves into an apartment after she is involved in a traumatic incident. She meets the super, along with some of her neighbors, and is determined to get back on her feet. But, soon she is awakened at night by screams and knocking noises.
Corporate Animals – A pushy, abusive CEO forces her employees to participate in a team building exercise. When the group ends up trapped in a cave, tempers rise and some serious infighting commences.
I Am a Ghost (Also available on Shudder CA) – Emily is a ghost who haunts her own Victorian home on a daily basis, despite the fact that she wants to leave. Medium Sylvia is brought in to cleanse the house, and she and Emily end up in a patient/therapist type relationship.
Silent Retreat (Also available in CA) – When Janey attends a silent meditation retreat in the woods, she soon discovers that the group leaders are intent on brainwashing women. Can she get out before it’s too late?
Spring – Evan travels to Italy after the loss of his mother, and meets a woman named Louise. He falls in love with her despite her strange skin condition, and the fact that she is hiding a disturbing secret.
Eat Brains Love – Described as a romantic comedy horror film, Eat Brains Love is about high school students who are on a road trip searching for a cure for the zombie virus they have contracted. Jake is a stoner, and Amanda was a cheerleader, so the two are polar opposites.
They Live in the Grey (Shudder Original/Exclusive, also available on Shudder UKI and ANZ) – Claire is a social worker is assigned to investigate a child abuse case, and finds out there is an evil entity involved with the family. When she finds out there is an evil entity tormenting the family, Claire must use her skills of clairvoyance to protect them and prevent the child from being taken away from the parents.
Dawn of the Beast (Also available in CA and ANZ) – When a group of students goes hunting for Bigfoot, they find themselves facing something even more sinister.
Dogs – When Roman inherits land from his dearly departed grandfather, he decides to sell it for a profit. But he is soon warned that grandpa was involved in some shady stuff, and the men who worked for him will be willing to hurt or kill Roman to prevent the sale.
Detention (Also available on Shudder CA) – This Taiwanese film is based on the popular video game of the same name. In 1962 Taiwan, two students are trapped one night inside their high school. But there are dangerous entities in the school as well, and the two must do anything they can to survive.
Hellbender (Shudder Original/Exclusive, also available in UKI and ANZ) – Izzy is 16 years old, and lives with her mother on a mountaintop. She and Mom have their own band, which they call H6LLB6ND6R, and Izzy wants to play for a live audience, but her mother is overprotective. When Izzy sneaks down the mountain and tries to be a normal teenage girl, things go in a bad direction.
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Which February additions are you most excited about, and which leave you cold? Let us know in the comments section.