Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE:
* Deadhouse Dark – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$27.97 SRP DVD

—–A woman receives a mysterious box containing items that gradually unveil dark and troubling truths in this anthology of six interconnected horror short films. Dive into a boxful of chilling tales of terror inspired by frighteningly familiar modern trends, including dark web mystery boxes, dash cam footage, and Insta-fame hungry vloggers. 6 episodes starring Nicholas Hope, Barbara Bingham, Lauren Orrell, Anni Finsterer, Naomi Sequeira, Akosia Sabet, Eliza Nicholls, Ryan Morgan, Jenny Wu, Adam Sollis, Gemma Bird Matheson.
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COMING ON 4/12:
* Survivor – Season 41 (Paramount)
$39.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Secret Scenes; Tribal Council Votings; Life at Pandorosa
—–As TV’s preeminent reality series for 20 years, SURVIVOR 41 begins a bold new era this fall with the introduction of exciting fresh elements to the competition, which promise to intensify the battle for $1 million and the title of Sole Survivor. As the thrilling competition begins on the beautiful islands of Fiji, 18 determined castaways will be divided into three tribes of six to face a faster, more intense and more dangerous season than ever before. The unpredictable, accelerated pace will test even the strongest super-fan, as supplies are minimal, reward challenges are scarce, and players find themselves faced with advantages that could significantly help their game or, just as easily, extinguish their torch. 4-disc set.

* Chesapeake Shores – Season 5 (Hallmark)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Season Five begins with an ending, as a kiss goodbye sends Abby and Trace to travel separate paths. With the help of her family and some new friends, she must contemplate the future on her own terms. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 5/3:
* The Larkins – Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Christmas Special; Meet The Larkins; Lookin’ Larkin; Lovin’ Larkins
—–This new adaptation of the classic novel “The Darling Buds of May” by H.E. Bates follows the warmhearted, wheeler-dealer adventures of the Larkin family in the idyllic Kent countryside of the 1950s. Joanna Scanlan (No Offence) and Bradley Walsh (Law & Order: UK) star in a “joyous, comforting” (Radio Times) show capturing the warmth, optimism, and escapism of the Larkins for a modern generation.
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COMING ON 5/10:
* Kin – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $35.97 SRP Blu-ray

—–A boy is killed and his family embark on a gangland war with an international cartel – a war that is impossible to win. It’s David and Goliath. Out-numbered, out-financed and out-gunned, the Kinsellas find themselves holed up in their Dublin stronghold while their businesses fail, and family members and associates are picked off. But they have something the cartel does not: the unbreakable bonds of blood and family. Kin is a world where gangsters are treated like reality stars, with nicknames and celebrity status, where assassins dress up as women, and drug dealers keep exotic pets in their den. A world of drugs and guns and murder and loyalty and family and men, and a woman. Stars Charlie Cox (Daredevil). 2-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 5/17:
* Slasher: Flesh & Blood – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $34.97 SRP Blu-ray

—–A wealthy, dysfunctional family gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. 2-disc set in either format.

* Ridley Road (PBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–Set against the backdrop of London in the swinging sixties, Ridley Road is in an East End world where far-right fascism is on the rise. When Vivien Epstein follows her lover into danger and he is caught between life and death, Vivien finds herself going undercover with the fascists, not only for him, but for the sake of her country. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 5/24:
* The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet – The Complete Season 1 (MPI Home Video)
$29.98 SRP DVD

—–Stars real-life couple Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and their sons, Ricky and David. THE OFFICIAL COMPLETE SEASON ONE contains all 39 full, fun-filled episodes starting with the premiere show and other rare adventures not seen on television in decades. Don DeFore appears as Ozzie’s neighbor pal Thorny along with classic television and film guest stars Hal Smith, Ellen Corby, Janet Waldo, Joseph Kearns, Jeanette Nolan, Stanley Holloway, Frank Nelson and other familiar faces. 4-disc set.

* The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet – The Complete Season 2 (MPI Home Video)
$29.98 SRP DVD

—–Stars real-life couple Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and their sons, Ricky and David. THE OFFICIAL COMPLETE SEASON TWO contains all 39 full, fun-filled episodes including rare adventures not seen on television in decades. Don DeFore appears as Ozzie’s neighbor pal Thorny along with classic television and film guest stars Frank Cady, John Carradine, Lurene Tuttle, Hal Smith, Joseph Kearns, Janet Waldo and other familiar faces. 4-disc set.

* Finding Your Roots – Season 8 (PBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–A new season of Finding Your Roots with all-new episodes as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores fascinating ancestries and family mysteries for an array of notable guests: Amy Carlson, André Leon Talley, Anita Hill, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Damon Lindelof, David Chang, Erin Burnett, John Leguizamo, Kathryn Hahn, Lee Daniels, Lena Waithe, Leslie Odom, Jr., Mario Lopez, Melissa Villaseñor, Nathan Lane, Pamela Adlon, Raúl Esparza, Rebecca Hall, Regina King, Terry Crews, and Tony Danza.
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COMING ON 5/31:
* Agatha Raisin – Series 4 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe, Extras) is back as formidable and fashionable PI Agatha Raisin in Series 4 of this comic mystery series based on the books by MC Beaton. 3-disc set.



WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+…





WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+…

NEW AMC+ ORIGINAL SPY CITY, A SIX-PART COLD WAR SERIES STARRING DOMINIC COOPER DEBUTS ON APRIL 15

Season Finale of AMC+ Exclusive Cold Courage Debuts April 15

New Season Binges of SundanceTV’s Critically Acclaimed Series Rectify

Available This Month Joining New Series, Films, Specials and More From AMC Networks’ Premium Streaming Bundle in April

New York, NY, March 23, 2021 – For the month of April, AMC+ offers subscribers a wide variety of critically acclaimed and commercial-free programming, including compelling new dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and film collections from across the company’s entertainment networks and targeted streaming services.

Highlights for the month include:

Debut of AMC+ Original Spy City, a six-part espionage Cold War series starring Dominic Cooper (Preacher) on Thursday, April 15, available exclusively on AMC+.
New episodes of AMC+ Exclusive Cold Courage continue every Thursday with the season finale debuting Thursday, April 15.
Early access to the second half of Fear the Walking Dead’s season 6 premiering Sunday, April 4 ahead of the premiere on AMC on Sunday, April 11, with subsequent new episodes available to subscribers every Thursday beginning April 15.
All episodes of The Walking Dead’s extended 10th season available to binge beginning Thursday, April 1.
Indulge in all things horror during Shudder’s Halfway to Halloween Month featuring:
Season 2 of the hit horror anthology Creepshow on Thursday, April 1;
Season 3 of The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs available every Sunday on-demand beginning Sunday, April 18 following Shudder’s live stream of the episodes on Fridays; and
The largest curated horror fare including a library of cult classic favorites from the Halloween franchise to the Underworld films.
SundanceTV’s critically acclaimed series Rectify Seasons 3 and 4 available to binge on Thursday, April 1 and Thursday, April 8, respectively, joining the first two seasons on the service.
Celebrate awards season with live streams of BBC AMERICA’s 2021 BAFTA Awards on Sunday, April 11 and IFC’s Independent Spirit Awards on Thursday, April 22, as well as a curated slate of films featuring Academy Award winners and nominees from Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited.
A full April schedule is below (in chronological order):

The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries – Premieres Thursday, April 1

An exclusive re-watch of Season 10C featuring never-before-seen interviews from the cast and creators, with new episodes available every Thursday.

Creepshow Season 2 – Premieres Thursday, April 1

Shudder’s hit anthology series from showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), based on George A. Romero’s iconic ‘80s classic, features twisted tales of monsters, the supernatural and the unexplained that live up the franchise’s famous tagline, “the most fun you’ll ever have being scared.” Season 2 features Josh McDermott (The Walking Dead), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser), Keith David (Greenleaf), Ryan Kwanten (Sacred Lies, True Blood), Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash), Barbara Crampton (Reborn), C Thomas Howell (The Terror), Iman Benson (#BlackAF), Ted Raimi (Ash vs Evil Dead), Kevin Dillon (Entourage) and others. **Shudder Original Series

Rectify – Season 3 Binge Premieres Thursday, April 1

SundanceTV’s critically acclaimed series follows the life of Daniel Holden (Aden Young), recently released from prison after serving nearly 20 years on death row for the rape and murder his teenaged girlfriend. When DNA evidence casts doubt on his conviction, he returns home but is far from welcomed.

Pan Am – Season 1 Binge Premieres Thursday, April 1

The acclaimed Sundance Now period drama about the pilots and flight attendants in the early1960s who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula – Premieres Thursday, April 1

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in Train to Busan, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us Peninsula, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails. **A Shudder Exclusive Film

Mary Magdalene – Premieres Thursday, April 1

In the 2018 film starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, this incredible story of Mary Magdalene is told through her own eyes, as the sole women among Jesus’s band of disciples. Defying the prejudices of a patriarchal society as she undergoes a profound and spiritual awakening, Mary finds herself at the center of an earth-shaking historical moment. **IFC Films Unlimited

Pina – Premieres Wednesday, April 7

From award-winning director Wim Wenders, a 3-D feature-length and Academy Award®-nominated documentary dance film with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Pina features the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009. ** IFC Films Unlimited

Fear the Walking Dead – Early Access to Season 6B Premieres Sunday, April 4, One Week Ahead of AMC’s Premiere on April 11

As Morgan’s (Lennie James) bid to free the remaining members of the group becomes bolder, Virginia (Colby Minifie) grows increasingly desperate to find her sister and protect the settlements from forces working inside and outside her walls. The second half of Season 6 reveals the impact of what living under Virginia’s control has done to each person in this group, who once saw themselves as a family. New alliances will be formed, relationships will be destroyed, and loyalties forever changed. Subsequent episodes will be available on Thursdays, beginning April 15.

Rectify Season 4 Binge – Premieres Thursday, April 8

In the fourth and final season of SundanceTV’s Rectify, Daniel is now in Nashville to start his new life and tries to find a way to cope with his past and forge a “normal” life and how that affects his family and the citizens of Paulie.

Playing for Keeps – Season 2 Finale Premieres Thursday, April 8

A Sundance Now Exclusive Series centered on the titillating lives of the wives and girlfriends of renowned athletes. The second season continues with new episodes every Thursday and the season finale airing April 8.

The Power – Premieres Thursday, April 8

As striking miners switch off the power across Britain, rolling electrical blackouts plunge the country into darkness. Val, a young nurse on her first day of duty, is forced to work the night shift in a crumbling hospital. When most of the patients and staff are evacuated to another hospital across town, Val finds herself in a near empty building, enveloped by a sinister darkness. **A Shudder Exclusive Film

Spy City –New Series Premieres Thursday, April 15

AMC+ Original starring Dominic Cooper (Preacher) as an English spy who is sent to Berlin in 1961 to sift out a traitor in the UK Embassy or among the Allies, shortly before the construction of the Berlin Wall. The city, declared by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev as “the most dangerous place on earth,” is teeming with spies and double agents, and one wrong move could trigger the threat of nuclear war as American, British and French troops in West Berlin remain separated from their Soviet and East German counterparts by nothing more than an imaginary line.

Cold Courage – Season Finale Premieres Thursday, April 15

Based on the award-winning and best-selling novels from Finnish journalist Pekka Hiltunen, AMC+ Exclusive series, Cold Courage follows two women as they collide during a series of murders in present-day London. As they are drawn together through a clandestine group called the “Studio,” they seek to right the wrongs of the powerful, influential and corrupt – starting with a dangerous, charismatic politician (John Simm) looking to put the ‘Great’ back into Great Britain. New episodes continue to debut every Thursday with the season finale premiering Thursday, April 15.

The Banishing – Premieres Thursday, April 15

From acclaimed genre director Chris Smith (Creep, Severance), comes The Banishing which tells the true story of the most haunted house in England. A young reverend and his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret. When a vengeful spirit haunts the little girl and threatens to tear the family apart, the reverend and his wife are forced to confront their beliefs. **A Shudder Original Film

One Wild Day – Premieres Saturday, April 17

BBC AMERICA’s stunning, modern natural history series embarks on a 24-hour journey with the most extraordinary animals on our planet as they thrive at different moments in the day to survive in some of the toughest landscapes. For some animals 24 hours is the blink of an eye – for others, it’s an entire lifetime.

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs – Season 3 Premieres Sunday, April 18

Shudder’s hit original series returns with Joe Bob Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema. The show’s hashtag, #TheLastDriveIn, has trended in the top 10 on Twitter in the US during the premiere of every episode and special, often reaching No. 1. Episodes will be available on-demand on AMC+ every Sunday following the live stream on Shudder on Fridays.

Ride with Norman Reedus – New Episodes Continue Sunday, April 18

New episodes of the AMC series feature The Walking Dead star and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus as he hits the open road on a three-day, two-wheel adventure exploring local culture and meeting the people who help shape and influence their communities.

Bang Season 2 – Full Season Binge Premieres Thursday, April 22

In season 2 of the Sundance Now series, a serial killer targets a group of men connected to a historic sexual assault. Detective Sergeant Gina Jenkins leads a manhunt and reveals the killer’s motives to punish a gang of friends ten years after their terrible crime, but Gina’s efforts are complicated by the return of her younger brother from prison.

Boys From County Hell – Premieres Thursday, April 22

Six Mile Hill is a sleepy Irish backwater whose only claim to fame is the local legend that Bram Stoker once spent a night in the town pub and is where tourists visit the gravesite of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire some believe inspired ‘Dracula.’ It’s home to Eugene Moffat, a young man working on the site of a controversial new road development that threatens to destroy the town’s livelihood. Strange events unfold when Eugene and crew tear down a famous cairn believed to be the final resting place of Abhartach, and they come under attack from a sinister force. **Shudder Exclusive Film

The Graham Norton Show – Season Finale Premieres Friday, April 23

New episodes of BBC AMERICA’s The Graham Norton Show continue every Friday, with the season finale on Friday, April 23.

Friday, April 2 – Liam Neeson, Cush Jumbo, Micheál Richardson, Tahar Rahim, Rob Brydon, Deborah Meaden, Laura Mvula
Friday, April 9 – Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, Sharon Stone, David Schwimmer, Michelle Visage, Nick Mohammed, Frank Skinner, Steps
Friday, April 16 – Guests to be announced.
Friday, April 23 – Guests to be announced.
Top Gear Season 30 – Premieres on Sunday, April 25

In the fourth season at the wheel of BBC AMERCA’s Top Gear, hosts Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness hit the road again in a series of challenges designed to push them and their cars to the limit. This season sees the trio tackling the thorny issue of ‘mid-life crisis’ cars, heading to the Scottish Highlands on a punishing off-road adventure, celebrating and driving some of the most iconic cars from the James Bond films, and more. Plus, reviews of the new Toyota Yaris GR, the Ferrari Roma and more.

In Search of Darkness II – Premieres Monday, April 26

Building on the hit 2019 superdoc, In Search of Darkness: Part II dives deeper into the fabled practical-effects decade of iconic and eclectic ‘80s horror movies that changed the course of film history. Packed with over four hours of brand-new interviews, including such legendary horror icons as Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill), Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), and special-effects wizard Tom Savini (Friday the 13th), Part II features 15 new faces alongside 40-plus returning members of the original In Search of Darkness cast. **A Shudder Exclusive Documentary

Don’t Go – Premieres Wednesday, April 28

Devastated by his daughter’s death in a terrible accident, a man becomes convinced that he can bring her back through a secret that is hidden within a recurring dream. **IFC Films Unlimited

The Bad Seed – Full Season Binge Premieres Thursday, April 29

This crime drama tells the story of two brothers from a dysfunctional family who have raised themselves up from the desperate days of their early childhood, only to have their newly ordered lives begin to fall apart when one becomes a suspect in a murder. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

Deadhouse Dark – Premieres Thursday, April 29

An anthology of six interconnected horror short films, Deadhouse Dark is anchored by a woman who receives a ‘mystery box’ from the dark web, each item within it gradually unveiling a dark and troubling truth. **Shudder Original Anthology

About AMC+:

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Roku Channels, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Gangs of London, The Salisbury Poisonings, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.



SHUDDER TURNS APRIL INTO ‘HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN MONTH’





SHUDDER TURNS APRIL INTO ‘HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN MONTH’ WITH ITS BIGGEST SLATE OF PROGRAMMING EVER
Featuring a New Season of Hit Series Creepshow, the Return of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs and a New Exclusive Movie Every Week

Film Slate Includes Yeon Sang-ho’s Highly Anticipated Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula and The Power from BAFTA-Nominated Director Corrina Faith

Live ‘Halfway to Halloween Hotline’ Will Provide Members With Personalized Horror Movie Recommendations

NEW YORK – March 4, 2021 – April showers bring a packed lineup of new horror films and series to Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, for its annual ‘Halfway to Halloween Month.’ With April marking the halfway point to Halloween, the streamer will celebrate its biggest month of programming yet with a loaded slate of Shudder original films and series, an exclusive documentary, a library of cult classic favorites and the return of ‘Halfway to Halloween Hotline.’

“Some do Christmas in July but at Shudder we celebrate Halloween in April to mark the halfway point to the greatest holiday of the year,” said Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder. “‘Halfway to Halloween Month’ is going to be the biggest month of programming in Shudder history with new movies, series, a killer documentary and more.”

This year’s ‘Halfway to Halloween’ lineup includes two Shudder Original series, five new Shudder Original and Shudder Exclusive premieres, an exclusive documentary, the 2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards and more.

Highlights include:

The season premiere of the Shudder Original series Creepshow and the return of the Shudder Original series The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs.
The highly anticipated follow up to Yeon Sang-ho’s Train to Busan and Seoul Station, Peninsula.
The Power starring Rose Williams (Sanditon) and written and directed by BAFTA nominated British filmmaker Corrina Faith, which appeared on 2018’s Brit List of best unproduced scripts.
Christopher Smith’s The Banishing starring Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible franchise).
Boys from County Hell, which /Film called “legendary in its own right” upon its North American premiere at the 2020 Nightstream virtual film festival.
Making its US premiere after appearing as a 2020 CANNESERIES Horror Short Form contender, Australian anthology series Deadhouse Dark.
An exclusive documentary, In Search of Darkness: Part II, which continues to explore the impact of beloved ‘80s horror films.
The 2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man and the Wasp).
The Val Lewton Collection: seven classic titles from the 1940s, including Cat People, I Walked With A Zombie, The Leopard Man, The Seventh Victim, Curse of the Cat People, The Body Snatcher and Isle of the Dead.
An Alex de la Iglesia double feature: the mid ‘90s cult classics, Day of the Beast and Dance with the Devil.
‘Halfway to Halloween Hotline’ in which Shudder’s director of programming, Samuel Zimmerman, provides callers with real-time movie recommendations.
Series and film details included below.

NEW SHUDDER ORIGINALS & EXCLUSIVES

*Screeners Available Upon Request*

Creepshow, Season 2 – Premieres April 1, New Episodes Every Thursday **Shudder Original Series

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

Based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, the anthology Creepshow returns for a second season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page. Executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero, Creepshow’s second season will feature guest stars Kevin Dillon, Iman Benson, Josh McDermitt, Keith David, Molly Ringwald, Barbara Crampton, Justin Long, and D’Arcy Carden, among others.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula – Premieres April 1 **Shudder Exclusive Film

(Also available on Shudder CA)

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in Train to Busan, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us Peninsula, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances. Upon Peninsula’s premiere, Shudder will be the only service in which viewers can watch Yeon Sang-ho’s complete trilogy, including Train to Busan and Seoul Station, on a single platform.

The Power – Premieres April 8 **Shudder Exclusive Film

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

London, 1974. As Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, trainee nurse Val (Rose Williams) arrives for her first day at the crumbling East London Royal Infirmary. With most of the patients and staff evacuated to another hospital, Val is forced to work the night shift, finding herself in a dark, near empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face both her own traumatic past and deepest fears in order to confront the malevolent force that’s intent on destroying everything around her.

The Banishing – Premieres April 15 **Shudder Original Film

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

From acclaimed director Chris Smith (Creep, Severance, Triangle) comes The Banishing, which tells the true story of the most haunted house in England. A young reverend and his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret. When a vengeful spirit haunts the little girl and threatens to tear the family apart, the reverend and his wife are forced to confront their beliefs. They must turn to black magic by seeking the help of a famous Occultist…or risk losing their daughter.

The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs – Premieres April 16, New Episodes Every Friday **Shudder Original Series

The hit original series returns with Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema. The show’s hashtag, #TheLastDriveIn, has trended in the top 10 on Twitter in the US during the premiere of every episode and special, often reaching No. 1.

2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards – Premieres April 18 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT **Shudder TV Exclusive Event

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

In April 2021, Shudder partners with FANGORIA to bring the Chainsaw Awards, hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian, to fans across the globe. This year’s nominated films include The Invisible Man, Freaky, Relic, Color Out of Space and Possessor as well as actors Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton and Elisabeth Moss. Since 1992, the Chainsaw Awards have honored top achievements in horror film and television, with past recipients including Jonathan Demme, Sam Raimi, Robert Eggers, Toni Collette and George Romero.

Boys from County Hell – Premieres April 22 **Shudder Exclusive Film

(Also available on Shudder CA)

Welcome to Six Mile Hill, a sleepy Irish backwater whose only claim to fame is the somewhat dubious local legend that Bram Stoker once spent a night in the local pub. It’s home to Eugene Moffat, a young man who fills most of his days drinking pints with his friends and pranking tourists who come to visit the gravesite of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire some believe to have inspired ‘Dracula.’ When a personal tragedy forces Eugene to go and work for his gruff, no-nonsense father, he finds himself on the site of a controversial new road development that threatens to destroy the town’s livelihood. But strange events unfold when Eugene and the crew tear down a famous cairn believed to be the final resting place of Abhartach, and they soon come under attack from a sinister force that has infected one of their workmates. As the night closes in, The Boys must fight for survival while discovering the true horror of a myth that hits much closer to home than any of them realize.

In Search of Darkness: Part II – Premieres April 26 **Shudder Exclusive Documentary

Building on the hit 2019 superdoc that Forbes called “a scary good magnum opus,” In Search of Darkness: Part II dives deeper into the fabled practical-effects decade of iconic and eclectic ‘80s horror movies that changed the course of film history. Packed with over four hours of brand-new interviews, including such legendary horror icons as Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill), Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), and special-effects wizard Tom Savini (Friday the 13th), Part II features 15 new faces alongside 40-plus returning members of the original In Search of Darkness cast to delve into more fan-favorite titles of ‘80s horror, year-by-year, expanding its scope to cover more international releases and spotlighting horror-career retrospectives.

Deadhouse Dark – Premieres April 29 **Shudder Original Series

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

An anthology of six interconnected horror short films, Deadhouse Dark is anchored by a woman who receives a ‘mystery box’ from the dark web, each item within it gradually unveiling a dark and troubling truth. A boxful of dark and chilling tales of terror inspired by frighteningly familiar modern trends including dark web mystery boxes, dash cam footage and Insta-fame hungry vloggers. Deadhouse Dark is a giant mystery box of chocolates – while there is something in there to suit a variety of different tastes, in the end chocolate is still chocolate. And who doesn’t love chocolate?

HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN HOTLINE

Every Friday in April from 3pm-4pm ET, members are invited to call Samuel Zimmerman, Shudder’s director of programming, to discuss all things horror: from their favorite genre films of all time to the most highly anticipated horror releases of the year. From those conversations, Sam will then use his horror expertise to offer customized viewing recommendations from Shudder’s expansive film collection.

A new hotline phone number will be announced each Friday on Shudder’s social media platforms.

**While recommendations are provided for free, please note that normal phone and long-distance charges may apply. Call volume is expected to be high, so please keep trying if a busy signal is received. There are no guarantees that every call will be answered, but Sam will get through as many as he can within the hour.**

NEW ADDITIONS TO SHUDDER’S MOVIE LIBRARY

April 1

Night of the Lepus (1972)
Coming to Shudder just in time for Easter, in this cult classic, an Arizona rancher dealing with massive rabbit overpopulation calls on a local college president, Elgin Clark, to help him. In order to humanely resolve the matter, Elgin brings in researchers who inject the rabbits with chemicals. However, they fail to anticipate the consequences of their actions.

The Haunting of Julia (1977)
After her daughter’s death, wealthy American homemaker Julia Lofting moves to London to restart her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the ghosts of other children while mourning for her own.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
(Also available on Shudder CA)

Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan. This time, the masked killer has set his sights on a pretty disc jockey, who teams up with a Texas lawman to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair, a macabre abandoned amusement park.

April 2

The Val Lewton Collection
Seven classic films from the influential writer and producer behind a series of atmospheric, psychologically rich horror classics: Cat People (1942), I Walked With A Zombie (1943), The Leopard Man (1943), The Seventh Victim (1943), Curse of the Cat People (1944), The Body Snatcher (1945) and Isle of the Dead (1945)

April 5

Don’t Panic (1988)
(Also available on Shudder CA)

Best known as Mexico’s homage to A Nightmare on Elm Street, in this film, Michael is gifted a Ouija board from his best friend, Tony, on his seventeenth birthday. Tony unwittingly unlocks the evil forces of the board, unleashing a wave of violent killings, and the chief suspect appears to be Michael.

Zombie for Sale (2019)
(Also available on Shudder CA and Shudder UKI)

When the illegal human experiments of a Korean pharmaceutical company go wrong, one of its undead test subjects escapes and ends up in a gas station owned by the Park family. When the Park family uncovers the undead visitor, they hatch a plan to exploit this unexpected fountain of youth.

April 12

The McPherson Tape (1989)
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Known for being a pioneer in the found footage genre, this film centers on a typical fall evening in 1983 when a young man videotapes his niece’s 5th birthday party. As the night’s strange occurrences take place, he keeps his video camera running, recording the entire event.

Alex de la Iglesia Double Feature
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Two cult favorites from the acclaimed Spanish master of horror who most recently directed and co-wrote HBO Max’s 30 Coins: The Day of the Beast (1995), in which a priest, TV psychic and Death Metal record store clerk team up to beat Satan and prevent the Apocalypse, and Dance with the Devil (a.k.a. Perdita Durango, 1997) starring Rosie Perez and Javier Bardem as a sadistic couple involved with human sacrifices, kidnapping, murder and fetus trafficking.

April 19

The Stepfather (1987)
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Jerry Blake is a family man, but he happens to have a series of families, with each one on the receiving end of his murderous ways. When Jerry sets his sights on a lovely widow named Susan and her headstrong daughter, Stephanie, it appears that his brutal pattern of killings will continue. However, Stephanie begins to suspect that there’s something wrong with the seemingly well-adjusted Jerry, and a violent confrontation is inevitable.

Thale (2012)
Leo and Elvis are cleaning up a particularly messy crime scene when Elvis accidentally finds a secret passage that leads to a subterranean living space. He encounters Thale, a beautiful young woman who sings but does not speak. The two are ill-prepared when others tracking Thale finally catch up to her.

The Conspiracy (2012)
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A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.

Housebound (2014)
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A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.

April 26

The Similiars (2015)
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Eight people experience a strange phenomenon while waiting for a bus at a remote station on a rainy October night.

The Diabolical (2015)
A single mother and her children are awoken nightly by an intense presence. She asks her scientist boyfriend to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on.

Attack of the Demons (2019)
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For centuries, a demonic cult has been plotting the destruction of mankind. When a small Colorado town is overrun by a legion of mutating demons, three non-demon hunter friends must use every skill their minds can fathom to stave off the demon apocalypse.

April 29

Horror Express (1972)
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While travelling on the Trans-Siberian Express, an anthropologist and his rival must contain the threat posed by the former’s cargo: a prehistoric ape which is the host for a lifeform that is absorbing the minds of the passengers and crew.

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