Shudder is doing their part to heat up the summer this year with their June schedule, which includes more Originals and Exclusives alongside the better known selections.
First up, Shudder’s Queer Horror collection is back, and this year it includes movies by Queer filmmaker Eloy de la Iglesia, who directed horror films in the 70s and 80s. While he was well-known in Spain, most of his work will be unfamiliar to the rest of us.
Originals and Exclusives coming to Shudder in June (which 1428 Elm has already covered) include:
- Offseason (June 10)
- Mad God (June 16)
- Revealer (June 23)
- The Long Night (June 30)
Eye of the Cat – When his rich aunt lets him know that she is willing her money to her cats, a young man begins to plot murder.
In the Mouth of Madness – An insurance investigator searches for a horror author whose books literally make people go insane.
Poltergeist – In this classic horror film, the Freeling family is at first entertained by the paranormal activity in their home. But when little Carol Anne is snatched by the supernatural entities, it’s time to get serious.
Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary – An American artist living in Mexico discovers she is a vampire, and investigators are getting closer to discovering the truth about her.
Shudder brings back a 1980 classic, with Alligator
Alligator – A family returns from a trip to Florida, bringing their pet baby alligator home with them. When they decide their new pet is too much to handle, they flush him down the toilet, and he must survive by eating other animals that have been placed in the sewers by a science laboratory. I think you can guess how this goes.
Alligator II: The Mutation – The 1991 sequel to Alligator tells what is basically the same story, but this time Dee Wallace and Kane Hodder join in on the fun.
Backcountry – What could be better than a camping trip in the Canadian wilderness? When a couple visits the secluded Blackfoot Trail, they end up in danger.
A Lonely Place to Die – Mountain climbers find a little girl all alone and terrified, and get more than they bargained for when they make the decision to rescue her. Not only must they evade the girl’s kidnappers, but also ruthless mercenaries who have been sent to return her to her war criminal dad.
The Wild Boys – Five boys (all played by women) commit a crime, and find themselves under the control of a demon. As they arrive at an island, they begin a strange transformation.
The Clovehitch Killer – Tyler is a normal kid, living with his family in small town America. When he finds his Dad’s very disturbing stash of porn in the shed, Tyler becomes convinced that his father is the infamous Covehitch serial killer.
The Freakmaker – College professor Nolter believes that people are destined to change into plant/human hybrids, but his theory has not yet been tested. What’s a man to do in this case? The answer is to kidnap female studens and experiment on them.
Grizzly – A dangerous grizzy bear goes on a rampage in a national park, which, of course, results in bloody death for the park visitors. In an homage to Jaws, town officials insist on keeping the park open, while the rangers think it should be closed until the bear is captured.
Day of the Animals – A group of animal enthusiasts on a camping trip are in danger when something begins causing all of the critters to attack and kill humans.
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