Popcorn, The Stylist and everything coming to Shudder in May

The Found Footage Phenomenon - courtesy AMC/Shudder
The Found Footage Phenomenon - courtesy AMC/Shudder /

Shudder has quite a schedule in store for horror fans in May, with Taiwanese zombie film The Sadness the most anticipated pick for originals.

The full list of originals debuting on Shudder in May includes:

  • The Twin (May 6)
  • The Sadness (May 12)
  • The Found Footage Phenomenon (May 19)
  • A Banquet (May 26)

Check out the article we wrote about the May Shudder originals here.

So, now let’s talk about the rest of the May schedule!

May 1:

Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 3 – Season 3 of Roth’s fun and informative series explores sequels, infections, psychics, holiday horror, mad scientists and apocolyptic horror. Interviewees include genre legends such as Robert Englund, Jeffrey Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Greg Nicotero, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie, Geena Davis and more.

Eli Roth’s History of Horror. Image courtesy AMC /

Broadcast Signal Intrusion – James (Harry Shum, Jr.) is archiving video tapes when something strange pops up; he comes across a tape that includes a pirate broadcast. As James’s obsession with the tape grows, he begins to uncover a conspiracy.

Goodnight Mommy – Shudder is wise to add this dark, frightening Austrian film (directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala) about twin boys named Elias and Lukas. The boys are very close, and when their mother returns home after being subjected to reconstructive facial surgery, they start to believe that the woman whose face is wrapped in bandages is not really who she says she is. Goodnight Mommy is a personal favorite of mine.

Shudder is adding two TCM films to their May schedule.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – Leatherface (Bill Johnson) returns for this sequel, which leans into dark comedy. Tobe Hooper again does the directing honors, and the actors include Bill Moseley (Rob Zombie’s Firefly trilogy), Caroline Williams and Dennis Hopper.

Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III – Leatherface (played this time by former professional wrestler R.A. Mihailoff) hunts a young couple on a road trip through Texas. As the couple flees, they are joined by survivalist Benny (Ken Foree), and the three must evade the infamous family of cannibals.

May 2:

The Babadook – Amelia is a single mom struggling to raise her challenging son Sam on her own, while grieving her husband. When a creepy storybook called Mr. Babadook mysteriously turns up, the monster in the book appears to have manifested in their home.

The Midnight Swim – June, Annie and Isa travel to their mother’s house when she disappears mysteriously after diving into Spirit Lake. As the women settle their mother’s affairs, they begin to believe that Spirit Lake may have secrets.

May 9:

Popcorn – In this 1991 cult slasher, Toby (Tom Villard) and Maggie (Jill Schoelen) are film students who are planning a horror movie marathon at the old Dreamland theater. As Toby, Maggie and their friends start the marathon, a disguised killer begins to massacre them.

The Stylist – Hairstylist Claire is so lonely that she tends to be obsessive about her clients’ lives. As her sanity slips, Claire begins to murder her clients, taking on their personalities afterwards.

A Ghost Waits – Described as a romantic comedy horror film, A Ghost Waits introduces us to a handyman named Jack. A property management company wants Jack to find out why one of their homes cannot seem to keep a tenant, and he finds out that the house is haunted. Things get complicated when Jack falls in love with the ghost, whose name is Muriel.

May 16:

Brain Damage – This film was included in an episode of Shudder series The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs during its second season. Brian has an unusual friend, a gross parasite attached to his brain stem. As Brian becomes addicted to the chemical the parasite injects into his brain, he is forced to kill humans for it to feed on.

May 23:

Tetsuo: The Iron Man –  Don’t mess with The Metal Fetishist! Doing so ensures that he will turn your entire body into a gross mashup of metal and flesh.

Tetsuo The Body Hammer – When his son is kidnapped by vicious thugs, a man’s sheer rage transforms him into a fierce metal/flesh force to be reckoned with.

May 24:

The Prowler – A group of college students celebrating graduation are terrorized, hunted and killed by a man dressed in an army combat uniform.

May 30:

The Unseen – A mix-up at a hotel results in three friends having no place to stay on their trip to California. Luckily for them, a kindly man invites them to stay at his farmhouse. Not so lucky for them, something is lurking in the basement.

Demon Wind – This is one of the craziest films I have seen on Shudder series The Last Drive-In. Cory is haunted by the mysterious deaths of his grandparents 60 years ago. When Cory and his friends travel to his grandparents’ farm, they have to deal with the deadly Demon Wind.

May 31:

Kolobos – When Kyra agrees to work on an experimental film, she gets more than she bargains for. She and several other people are filmed living together in a house, and and cameras begin to capture the housemates being killed by a series of traps.

With about two weeks to wait, you should have plenty of time to plan your Shudder schedule accordingly for May.

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