November 4th, 2019

Following a record-setting first season, Shudder — AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural — announced the season two renewal of its horror anthology series, Creepshow. Executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero (​The Walking Dead), Creepshow is based on the iconic 1982 movie written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero.

Creepshow, Shudder’s first hour-long scripted series, has been a hit with its members and critics alike. The series is rated 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and was called one of the “10 best shows on TV right now“ by Paste Magazine. More than 50% of Shudder members watched at least one episode of the series, and the show has also helped drive record growth for the streaming service.

“Creepshow has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board,” said Shudder GM Craig Engler. “Greg Nicotero and his team delivered an amazing show that’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re thrilled and delighted to bring it back for another season.”

“For me, Creepshow has been a true labor of love,” said Nicotero. “To be able to pay tribute to George A. Romero’s visionary project and have the show so embraced by fans everywhere is humbling to this horror kid from Pittsburgh. I couldn’t be more pleased and look forward to continuing the series with more ghoulish delight.”

“Working with Greg Nicotero and Shudder on Creepshow has been a dream come true,” said Stan Spry, executive producer for the series and CEO of the Cartel. “We’re thrilled to carry on the Creepshow legacy with season two.”

The season one finale airs Thursday, October 31, both on demand and on the Shudder TV live-stream at 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm PT. Shudder is available on all your favorite devices and platforms, including Apple TV Channels.

Season one of Creepshow stars David Arquette (​Scream franchise), Adrienne Barbeau (​The Fog), Tobin Bell (​Saw), Big Boi (​Scream: The TV Series), Jeffrey Combs (​Star Trek, Re-Animator), Kid Cudi (​Drunk Parents), Bruce Davison (​X-Men), Giancarlo Esposito (​Better Call Saul), Dana Gould (​Stan Against Evil), Tricia Helfer (​Battlestar Galactica) and DJ Qualls (Supernatural) and features adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Josh Malerman and others. Nicotero’s Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Make-up Effects studio KNB EFX GROUP will again serve as creature creators.

Shudder’s ​Creepshow is produced by the Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment: Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, and Eric Woods are executive producers for the Cartel; Greg Nicotero and Brian Witten are executive producers for Monster Agency Productions; Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson and Jordan Kizwani are executive producers for Taurus Entertainment; Russell Binder is executive producer and Marc Mostman co-executive producer for Striker Entertainment.

November 4th, 2019

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, announced today that Joe Bob Briggs, host of The Last Drive-In, will return on December 13 with an all-new special, Joe Bob’s Red Christmas. The triple feature of holiday horrors will stream live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Shudder in the U.S. and Canada. It will also be made available on demand later in December. The special will be Briggs’ second of the year, following Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenanny, which premieres tonight.

“Every Christmas we try to get that perfect mix of movies the whole family can watch, plus movies that will cause every family member except dedicated horror fiends to run screaming from the room. That’s because we realize that Christmas celebrations can go either way. We think we’ve achieved that balance with Joe Bob’s Red Christmas, combining the cult, the classic and the bizarre in a holiday stew designed to keep you reaching for the egg nog or equivalent, and to keep Aunt Shirley complaining about your choices. In between the films we have holiday hijinks that are frankly embarrassing, because that’s also what Americans do on Christmas,” said Briggs.

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs began in July 2018 as a one time, dusk-to-dawn-to-dusk, 13-movie marathon. It was intended to serve as a curtain call for Briggs, who first came to prominence hosting B-movies on The Movie Channel and TNT in the ‘80s and ‘90s. The marathon proved so popular that Shudder brought Briggs back—first for two, four-film specials, Thanksgiving Day’s Dinners of Death and December’s A Very Joe Bob Christmas—and, in March 2019, for a nine-week season of The Last Drive-In Friday night double features. The show’s hashtag, #TheLastDriveIn, trended on Twitter during each of its live premieres as fans enjoyed the show together in real time.

The Last Drive-In series will return for its second season in 2020 at a date to be announced. The Last Drive-In and Joe Bob’s Red Christmas are produced by Matt Manjourides and Justin Martell and directed by Austin Jennings.

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November 4th, 2019

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RE:BORN (premieres Thursday, 11/7)
Toshiro, a former special forces operative, now lives a quiet life in the Japanese countryside. Despite his seemingly peaceful existence, Toshiro struggles to contain the destructive impulses that once made him the top soldier in an elite unit of killers. When his former commanding officer, the enigmatic Phantom (, comes out of the shadows seeking revenge, Toshiro goes on a kill-crazy rampage against a squad of ruthless assassins, with a dazzling display of close-quarters martial arts. Starring Tak (a.k.a. Tak Sakaguchi), Masaya Kato, Takumi Saitoh, Mariko Shinoda, directed by Yuji Shimomura. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

A BLUEBIRD IN MY HEART (premieres Thursday, 11/14)
Danny, an ex-inmate in Belgium, is housebound in a small hotel with an electronic ankle bracelet as a condition for his parole. The hotel’s owner is more than willing to host former prisoners until they get back on their feet – she’s married to a convicted felon who is doing time and she knows how difficult it can be to re-enter society. She’s having a tough time raising on her own her daughter Clara, a diabolically beautiful teenager who is trying to get a bit too personal with Danny. He understands that the kid is looking for a father figure, but he has to help himself before he can help others. This hope for redemption is however soon shattered when Clara is assaulted, forcing Danny to face his old demons again. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. Starring Rolland Moller, Lola Le Lann, Veerle Baetens, directed by Jérémie Guez. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

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October 29th, 2019

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural is treating movie lovers to its best deal ever. New members signing up for a year of Shudder can get 31% off annual subscriptions by visiting try.shudder.com/halloween2019. That’s a full year of the best streaming horror service in the world for $3.28 per month in the U.S. and Canada, and £ / € 2.78 in the UK and Ireland. But this is an extremely limited offer that expires at midnight Pacific Time on Halloween (Thursday, October 31).

Vox recently hailed Shudder for its “unrivaled combination of variety, quality, and curative ability,” while Vulture said, “real horror heads know the truth: Shudder is the best streaming service for them.” And with 31% off a full year’s subscription, there has never been a better time to sign up.

Shudder has fast become the essential streaming service for genre fans for its unbeatable mix of exclusive films like Tigers Are Not Afraid, One Cut of the Dead, Horror Noire and Revenge; curated collection of the best classic and new horror titles, like The Changeling, The Devil’s Rejects and Hell House LLC; and original series like Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches*, Deadwax and The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs.

The 31% Halloween discount is available to new subscribers who sign up at try.shudder.com/halloween2019. Offer not available to current Shudder members or to those who sign up via other platforms. Offer subject to Shudder Terms and Conditions and the Halloween 2019 Offer Terms and Conditions. Please see link for details.

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October 7th, 2019

Openings and Credits

For those of you complaining that the Creep doesn’t talk – that’s the Crypt Keeper. The Creep doesn’t talk.

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October 7th, 2019

SHUDDER ORIGINAL & EXCLUSIVE TITLES

THE FURIES (premiered Thursday, 10/3)

Rebellious high school students Kayla and her best friend Maddie find themselves abducted by a sinister presence and stalked, along with six other women, by men in terrifying masks. Starring Airlie Dodds, Linda Ngo and Taylor Ferguson, directed by Tony D’Aquino. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE (Also available on Shudder Canada)
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GWEN (premieres Thursday, 10/17)

In this stark and atmospheric tale, Gwen is a young girl struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and the suspicious local community that has turned on them. Somehow Gwen must find the strength to guide her family through the darkness and overcome the evil that is taking grip of her home. Starring Maxine Peake, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, and Richard Harrington, directed by William McGregor. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder Canada)

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September 3rd, 2019

THE WRATHThursday, September 5
Director: Young-sun Yoo, Cast: Hong-il Choi, Young hee Seo, Na-Eun Son
In this supernatural creeper set in 14th century Korea, a curse is killing the sons of the kingdom’s highest-ranking official. When the final son dies, his pregnant widow, Ok-bun, must face vicious family politics and the vengeful spirit descending on the household. A remake of 1986 Korean horror essential, Woman’s Wail, The Wrath is elegant horror with funhouse chills. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

HELL HOUSE LLC III: LAKE OF FIREThursday, September 19
Director: Stephen Cognetti, Cast: Gabriel Chytry, Elizabeth Vermilyea, Sam Kazzi
In the third installment of the hit found-footage franchise, It’s been eight years since the opening night tragedy of Hell House LLC, and many unanswered questions remain. Thanks to an anonymous tip, investigative journalist Jessica Fox is convinced that key evidence is hidden inside the abandoned Abaddon Hotel—evidence that she thinks will shed light on the hotel’s mysteries. She assembles a team equally hungry for answers with one goal in mind: break into the hotel and discover the frightening truth. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

September 9

Train to Busan (Director: Yeon Sang-ho)
When a mysterious virus breaks out across the country, the infected turn into the murderous undead. A few terrified travelers find themselves trapped on a bullet train from hell, fighting for their lives as hordes of the living dead crash towards them, crawling closer with every stop. Suspicion is rife and tensions run high as some will do anything to make it to the safe zone and survive. Starring: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma.
Note: This will be the first time Train to Busan is available alongside the Shudder Exclusive Seoul Station, Busan’s animated prequel from director Yeon Sang-ho.

September 16

Hands of the Ripper (Director: Peter Sasdy)
The infant daughter of Jack the Ripper is witness to her mother’s brutal murder at the hands of her father. Fifteen years later, she had grown into a troubled young woman who is seemingly possessed by the spirit of her father. While in a trance, she continues his murderous killing spree but has no recollection of the events afterwards. A sympathetic psychiatrist takes her in and is convinced he can cure her condition. Soon, however, he comes to regret his decision. Starring: Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow (Also available on Shudder Canada)

September 23

Twins of Evil (Director: John Hough)
After being orphaned, two beautiful identical twins move from Vienna to the village of Karnstein to live with their Uncle, a fanatical Puritan. Nearby, the Count of the village is performing a sacrificial rite to raise his ancestor, the vampire Countess. After she bites him, he too becomes a vampire and sets off in search of victims. Starring: Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Mary Collinson

Vampire Circus (Director: Robert Young)
A circus arrives at a Serbian village where it will perform a show for the local inhabitants. Many of them believe that the plague that has gripped their village is the result of a curse inflicted on them years before by Count Mitterhouse, a vampire. Unbeknown to them, the leader of the circus is the Count’s cousin intent on reviving his relative and having his revenge. Starring: Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins (Also available on Shudder Canada)

September 30

The Taking of Deborah Logan (Director: Adam Robitel)
After months of searching, Mia has found the perfect subject for her PhD thesis film on Alzheimer’s Disease. For the next several months, cameras will record the everyday life of Deborah Logan and her daughter, Sarah. Mia and her crew will document the physical effects the disease on Deborah, and the emotional and mental toll it takes on Sarah, her primary caregiver. As they begin the filming, the cameras record Deborah and Sarah’s day-to-day activities, with Mia noting the telltale signs of the progressive disease. As the days progress, strange things begin to happen around Deborah that are not consistent with any findings about Alzheimer’s. Something else has taken control of Deborah’s life, an evil threatens to consume anyone and everyone who try to stop it. Starring: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang

(This movie is SO GOOD!)

September 3rd, 2019

HELL HOUSE LLC III: LAKE OF FIRE

Director: Stephen Cognetti, Cast: Gabriel Chytry, Elizabeth Vermilyea, Sam Kazzi

In the final installment, guests both past and present will be forced to battle for their souls in Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire, as all is revealed about the infamous Abaddon Hotel and the evil that dwells there. Set one year after the events of Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel, the hotel is on the verge of being torn down when it is purchased by billionaire Russell Wynn (Gabriel T. Chytry) as the new home for his popular interactive show, “Insomnia.” He invites journalist Venessa Sheppard (Elizabeth Vermilyea) and her crew to record everything happening inside the hotel leading up to the performance, but they soon encounter a more nefarious plot, one that threatens to unleash a veritable hell on earth.

July 9th, 2019

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, today announced that they have acquired US, UK/Ireland, and Australia/NZ rights to the zombie thriller BLOOD QUANTUM, which debuted for buyers at the Marché du Film at Cannes.

In BLOOD QUANTUM, the dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are immune to the zombie plague. Traylor (Michael Greyeyes), the tribal sheriff, must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees, and reserve riff raff from the hordes of walking white corpses.

Directed and written by Mi’gmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby and featuring an Indigenous cast, the film stars Michael Greyeyes (Fear The Walking Dead, True Detective), 2018 Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship recipient Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (On the Farm) and Forrest Goodluck (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, The Revenant), and was produced by John Christou for Prospector Films and Rob Vroom. Madrona Drive also executive produced the film alongside XYZ Films. The film recently wrapped shooting in Montreal, Canada and the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory as well as Barnaby’s hometown of Listuguj, Quebec.

The deal for US, UK/Ireland, and Australia/NZ was brokered by Nate Bolotin and Taty ana Joffe of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers, and by Emily Gotto for Shudder. XYZ Films has also sold the film in multiple international territories including Koch Films for Germany, Minerva in Italy, Klockworx in Japan, Lumix in South Korea, Falcon in Indonesia, MovieCloud in Taiwan, MVP in India, Shaw Renters in Singapore, Falcon in the Middle East, and FOX Network Group Asia Pacific – Pan Asia PTV/SVOD. Director Jeff Barnaby said, “Natives have been on screen for 100 years but have never controlled that image. In the age of representation, Shudder is putting their money where their mouth is and providing an opportunity for a whole new generation of indigenous genre filmmakers. They’re breaking that glass ceiling and opening the books on a whole new perspective. They’re making a genuine difference.” “We are thrilled to bring Jeff Barnaby’s BLOOD QUANTUM to Shudder,” said Emily Gotto. “Jeff and his bold vision are at the forefront of Shudder’s ethos of original, provocative and stirring genre stories. BLOOD QUANTUM is a new, First Nations perspective on a classic genre, a film that takes zombies in a new direction as it harkens back to the meaningful and politically aware roots of George Romero.”

BLOOD QUANTUM is Barnaby’s sophomore feature film following the critically acclaimed Rh ymes for Young Ghouls. Elevation Pictures will distribute the film in Canada, while Entract Films will distribute the film in Quebec. Bell Media’s Crave has the first-window broadcast rights in Canada. Financing for the production was provided by Telefilm Canada, SODEC, Canadian Media Fund, and The Harold Greenberg Fund. ABOUT SHUDDER: AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Germany. To experience Shudder commitment-free for 30 days, visit www.shudder.com and use our code ROCKSTARS.

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July 2nd, 2019

Thanks so much to Shudder for giving me an advance look at this film.

Party Hard, Die Young was shot on location and takes place at the X Jam on the Laterna Peninsula in Croatia. The story follows a group of recently graduated high schoolers who are ready to party for a week on the isolated island along with thousands of other partygoers. Our main character is Julia, who is with her best friend Jessica and her fellow classmates for the party of their lives before heading off to college. This film was beautifully shot, it really helps that it was on location and the colours are so bright and vivid, I’d want to go here. In the off season.

On their first night, Jessica finds out that her best friend has been keeping a secret from her and storms off. Soon, other classmates begin to disappear or die in what the police refer to as freak accidents. Yeah, the police don’t believe Julia that something is going on and Jessica hasn’t just run off with some guy for sexy times like text messages sent from her phone suggest. Soon though, it becomes clear that class 8B is being stalked and picked off one by one. But why?

I have to say, I really enjoyed this movie. It’s subtitled, so I had to read along but the actors did a fine job with their material and I really felt for some of them. I was there with Julia when she was worried and frustrated over her missing friend. At one point, one of the characters mocks her by asking if she thinks they are in “I Know What You Did Last Summer” which was a phenomenal line once you get to the film’s conclusion. I enjoyed the use of social media in the film, no fake names like FriendFace here.

I’d suggest checking this one out on Shudder. It starts streaming tomorrow, July 3rd. Not subscribed to Shudder yet? WHY NOT? You can get 30 days for free by using our code ROCKSTARS at checkout.

PARTY HARD, DIE YOUNG (2018) — available Wednesday, July 3

Director: Dominik Hartl, Cast: Marlon Boess, Markus Freistätter, Michael Glantschnig

School’s out, so Julia, her friends and thousands of fellow graduates are on their way to an island resort in Croatia, and it’s supposed to be the party of their lives! The harmless fun soon turns deadly serious when Julia’s friend is killed, and it probably wasn’t an accident. Slick, stylish and loud, PARTY HARD DIE YOUNG is in the tradition of the best post-Scream slashers. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

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What we’re excited for:

Deadtectives July 18, 2019 (Shudder)
The Banana Splits August 13, 2019
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark August 9 2019
It: Chapter Two September 6, 2019
Zombieland 2: Double Tap October 18, 2019
Brahms: The Boy II December 6, 2019
Black Christmas December 13, 2019
The Invisible Man March 13, 2020
A Quiet Place 2 March 20, 2020
Candyman June 12, 2020
Godzilla vs. Kong March 13, 2020
Ghostbusters 3 July 10, 2020
Escape Room 2 August 14, 2020
The Conjuring 3 September 11, 2020
Are You Afraid of the Dark? 2020

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