Shudder: Argento, Cemetery Man and Joe Bob bring the love (of horror) in February

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Shudder loves to bring us great horror each month, old and new, and February is no exception to the rule. We are getting an all-new Joe Bob Valentine special, a documentary on the legendary Dario Argento and a host of classic slashers from the 1980s…plus a lot more!

February 1:

Videodrome – In this 1983 David Cronenberg film,  James Woods stars as a television station programmer  who is willing to go to any lengths to bring in new viewers. When he comes across a violent show called Videodrome, he becomes desperate to track down the producers of the show. That search becomes deadlier and more dangerous than he imagined.

Sorority House Massacre – Beth is a college student who finds that she shares some sort of psychic link with an escaped killer. When the killer comes after Beth and her sorority sisters, she must try to save all of their lives.

Piranha (1978) – Ah, summer! It’s the perfect time to visit a summer resort, right? Well, unless the local river becomes infested with man-eating piranha.

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Slumber Party Massacre (1982) – When high school senior Trish finds out her parents are going away for a few days, she immediately plans a slumber party with her besties. But the party is a bust when a power drill-wielding psycho shows up.

Slumber Party Massacre 2 -  Courtney survived the killer in the first film, but trauma sticks with her, and she has visions and dreams of the killer coming back in the form of a rocker who plays a guitar/drill combo.

Chopping Mall – Kelli Maroney and Barbara Crampton star in this fun 80s flick about a group of friends who hide out in a shopping mall after it closes for the evening. They have a night of partying planned, but all of that goes awry when the robot security personnel are affected by a lightning strike. When the ‘bots go psycho, the friends have to fight for their lives.

Hell Night – A group of college pledges are subjected to hazing that includes a night spent at a mansion reputed to be haunted. The place was originally owned by a man who murdered his wife and kis before hanging himself. Though the scares are at first fake-outs, they become very real soon enough.

Bad Moon – While on an expedition in Nepal, Ted and Marjorie are attached by a wolf-like creature. Marjorie is killed, but Ted is bitten. Well, we know how this is going to pan out, right? Ted seeks shelter with his sister, who soon discovers Ted’s wolf-y secret.

Humanoids from the Deep – A fishing town is tormented by gross sea monsters who rape and kill the residents. A biologist tries to help the townspeople get rid of the creatures.

The Velvet Vampire – When the seductive Diane invites Lee and his wife Susan to stay at her opulent estate, it seems too good to be true. It is. As it turns out, Diane is a vampire with evil intentions.

Body Bags – This anthology horror film gives us three stories featuring a serial killer, a man desperate to cure his hair woes, and a baseball player who has an ill-fated eye transplant.

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Werewolves Within – Josh Ruben (Scare Me) directed this comedy/horror adaptation of the video game. A group of townspeople trapped by a fierce winter storm suspect that one of them is a werewolf.

Knives and Skin – When high school student Carolyn disappears, it affects her school mates and their parents

Spiral (1998) -  “A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend’s wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit.”

Kindred – Charlette is pregnant and newly widowed, and is at first willing to except the “help” of her mother-in-law and brother-in-law. But she slowly begins to suspect that the two have evil intentions towards her and her unborn baby.

February 2:

Dario Argento Panico (Shudder Original) – This documentary focuses on legendary giallo filmmaker Dario Argento, filming and interviewing him as he works on a new script in a hotel room. As a bonus, Shudder is adding an Argento Collection, which includes The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Inferno, Two Evil Eyes, and Argento’s Dracula. These classics join the other Argento films already available to stream on Shudder: Deep Red, Tenebrae, Phenomena, Opera, Trauma, The Stendhal Syndrome and Dark Glasses.

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage – An American visiting Rome witnesses and attempted murder, then he and his girlfriend are stalked by the killer.

Inferno (1980) – This Dario Argento film features a New York apartment building being used by a witch.

Two Evil Eyes – Argento and George A. Romero wrote and directed this film, which adapts two stories by Edgar Allan Poe: The Black Cat and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar. The cast includes Harvey Keitel, Adrienne Barbeau, Sally Kirkland, Martin Balsam and E. G. Marshall.

Argento’s Dracula – Originally released in 3D, Argento’s version of the tale of Dracula features his daughter Asia Argento.

February 9:

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs. Image Courtesy Shudder /

Joe Bob’s Very Violent Valentine’s Day – Join Joe Bob, Darcy and the crew of The Last Drive In as they present “a kinky double-feature featuring blood, sex and the dark side of love.” It’s always a good time!

Skeletons in the Closet (Shudder Film Premiere) – In order to save her daughter’s life, a woman lets an evil spirit possess her. Also available on ALLBLK, this film features Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

February 12:

The Psychic (AKA Seven Notes in Black) – In this Lucio Fulci film, Virginia’s plans to renovate her husband’s old mansion are waylaid when she discovers a skeleton within its walls. Will her psychic visions aid or hinder her determination to identify the body and the killer?

Dellamorte Dellamore (AKA Cemetery Man) – In this Italian comedy/horror, the caretaker of a cemetery (Rupert Everett), whose only friend is a mentally challenged man who doesn’t speak. Part of the caretaker’s duties include killing zombies.

Bad Girl Boogey – A small town is stalked by a masked killer who targets members of the LGBTQ+ community. This film was written and directed by Alice Maio Mackay (So Vam) who was astoundingly only 16 years old when it was made.

Vamp -Keith and AJ are just two fun-loving college kids who hatch a plan to get accepted into a fraternity. They decide to hire a stripper for the fraternity members, but alas, the stripper they choose turns out to be a vampire.

February 15 :

The Others – In this moody, beautifully shot film, Nicole Kidman plays a young mother with two children who must avoid the sunlight. The small family lives in an old mansion in 1945, and soon begin to suspect their home is haunted.

Ils (Them) – Clementine and Lucas live in an old isolated home in the country, where they end up being hunted by a group of hooded strangers.

Dogs – A college biology teacher investigates a pack of dogs who have been killing other animals and people.

February 19:

Megalomaniac – A man known as The Butcher passes on his business of being a serial killer to his son, but his daughter may want to help out with that as well.

Deathstalker – “A lone warrior nicknamed Deathstalker is sent by a witch on a quest to find a sword, a chalice and an amulet, two of which are held by the wicked king and sorcerer, Munkar.”

Deathstalker 2– A princess seeks the help of a Deathstalker to battle evil doing.

February 23:

History of Evil (Shudder Original) – The setting is the future, when America has become a theocratic police state. A group of ordinary Joes have put together a resistance, and one of the group members has escaped prison to return to her daughter and husband. While sheltering in a secluded safe house, the three find themselves threatened by an evil force.

February 26:

Moon Garden – Five-year-old Emma is in a coma, haunted by an evil monster that thrives on her tears.

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