Ready to go to hell with Shudder in February?...
...Shudder has just announced their February highlights of what's coming to the streaming service, and the month is absolutely loaded with classics and new films to look forward to, including Rob Zombie's 3 From Hell and Shudder's original series, The Dead Lands!
Check out the full list below:
NEW ORIGINAL SERIES
THE DEAD LANDS — New Episodes Thursdays through March 5
A supernatural adventure set in a mythic Māori past, with an aesthetic that’s part Ash vs Evil Dead and part Xena: Warrior Princess. The Dead Lands features a disgraced warrior, Waka Nuku Rau (Te Kohe Tuhaka), who’s sent back to the world of the living to redeem his sins. But the world Waka returns to is ravaged by a breach between Life and the Afterlife as the spirits of the newly dead now stalk the land and hunt the living.
Waka encounters a determined young woman, Mehe (Darneen Christian), who becomes both his protégé and moral compass. Together, they navigate tribal politics, the unsettled ghosts of Ancestors and other forces both natural and supernatural, on a quest to discover who "broke the world" and how to repair it—if it’s not too late. Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK. An AMC Networks’ Shudder and TVNZ production. TRAILER
SHUDDER ORIGINAL/EXCLUSIVE MOVIES
BLISS (premieres Thursday, 1/30)
A brilliant painter facing the worst creative block of her life turns to anything she can to complete her masterpiece, spiraling into a hallucinatory hellscape of drugs, sex, and murder in the sleazy underbelly of Los Angeles. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. Starring Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Jeremy Gardner and Rhys Wakefield, directed by Joe Begos. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK). Trailer
DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS (premieres Thursday, 2/6)
Best Picture Winner – Fantastic Fest and Sitges International Film Festivals
Juha develops an unexpected but powerful connection with a dominatrix named Mona, following a tragic event in his life that has left him emotionally paralyzed. Uncovering his dangerous addiction to suffocation, Mona leads them both down wild, violent path towards emotional enlightenment. Dogs Don’t Wear Pants is a darkly humorous story of loss, love and the sweet pain of being. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. Starring Pekka Strang (Tom of Finland) & Krista Kosonen (Blade Runner 2049), directed by J-P Valkeapää. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder Canada) Trailer
3 FROM HELL (premieres Thursday, 2/13)
After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Wilson, the demented Firefly clan are back to unleash a whole new wave of death and depravity in this long-awaited sequel to Zombie’s cult hits House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and The Devil’s Rejects (2005). A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. Starring Sheri Moon Zombie (Lords of Salem), Bill Moseley (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Sid Haig (Bone Tomahawk), Richard Brake (Mandy), Dee Wallace (The Howling) and Danny Trejo (From Dusk Till Dawn), directed by Rob Zombie. (Also available on Shudder Canada). Trailer
JESSICA FOREVER (premieres Thursday, 2/20)
In a visually arresting and inventive dystopian future where violent misfits reign supreme, one woman and her makeshift family of rehabilitated marauders fight for peace. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. Starring Aomi Muyock, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Augustin Raguenet and Lukas Ionesco, directed by Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK). Trailer
New Movies for February:
Child’s Play (Director: Tom Holland)
When serial killer Charles Lee Ray is mortally wounded in a police shoot-out, he uses a voodoo spell to transfer his soul into Chucky, a "Good Guys" doll. Young Andy receives the doll as a birthday gift, and Chucky soon resumes his killing spree. However, Charles doesn't want to be trapped in the body of a doll forever. His only escape would be to transfer into the first human he revealed his true identity to... which places Andy in mortal danger. Starring: Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Dinah Manoff (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Escape from New York(Director: John Carpenter)
In a bleak, alternate future, Manhattan Island has become the nation’s only maximum security prison. When Air Force One crash lands in the prison, the government sends in a disposable hero—Snake Plissken, outlaw and combat veteran—to get him out.
The Fog (Director: John Carpenter)
The ghosts of shipwrecked sailors return to get revenge on a seaside village on the 100-year anniversary of their deaths at the hands of the town’s founders. John Carpenter’s fearsome follow-up to HALLOWEEN proved the horror master’s success was no mere fluke.
My Bloody Valentine (Director: Patrick Lussier)
Wearing a miner's mask and armed with a pickaxe, an unstoppable killer is on the loose. Ten years ago in the town of Harmony, an inexperienced coal miner caused an accident that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine's Day, he woke up...and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before being killed. Now, after years of peace, something from Harmony's dark past is back. Harry Warden may have returned.
Night of the Comet (Director: Thom Eberhardt)
A huge comet passes near the earth, vaporizing nearly the whole planet. Only a few teenagers inside a steel movie projection booth survive as all those outside are turned to dust. But a few partially exposed people are now hideous, blood-thirsty zombies--and they begin a deadly hunt for the last remaining humans. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Like Me (Director: Robert Mockler)
A masked YouTuber draws fame, followers and a few vocal haters from her increasingly dangerous videos. This trippy, "wonderfully twisted" (per IndieWire) SXSW selection features an alienated Addison Timlin (Little Sister) and a morally dubious Larry Fessenden (The Dead Don’t Die) as unlikely companions on a drug-fueled, neon road trip that goes where you least expect it. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
The Whistler (Director: Jennifer Nicole Stang) — short
Lindsey is put in charge of babysitting her younger sister Becky one night while their parents go out to dinner. Becky asks for a bedtime story and picks out a book called “The Whistler,” the story of a man who leads children to a magical place in the woods where they never have to grow up. Lindsey tells Becky that the real story is about a crazy man who lived in the town some hundred years ago who led children to their death. Unimpressed, Becky goes to bed but when Lindsey awakes, her sister is gone and she must search the woods to find her…(Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)
Dogs Don’t Wear Pants (see above for details)
Catcalls (Director: Kate Dolan) — short
A man cruises around late at night looking for something. He pulls in to ask two young girls for directions - only to flash them to get a cheap thrill. Unfortunately, he has picked the wrong girls. They are also out hunting tonight and they will stop at nothing to get their kill. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)
The Golden Glove (Director: Fatih Akin)
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, acclaimed filmmaker Fatih Akin (Head-On, The Edge of Heaven, In The Fade) delivers the gruesome tale of notorious German serial killer Fritz Honka as he haunts Hamburg’s red light district in the 1970s, frequenting his favorite bar of boozy castaways, the “Golden Glove,” and chasing after any lonely woman he might just be able to lure into his attic. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
The Hills Have Eyes (Director: Wes Craven)
In Wes Craven's cult horror hit, a family on vacation are attacked by mutant killers in the desert. After the success of Last House on the Left, Craven served up another terrifying tale of family survival with a still-relevant Vietnam-era moral question at its core: which family deserves to live? The normal American family? Or the inbred cannibals damaged by nuclear testing designed to keep "upstanding" families safe? (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)
Prom Night (Director: Paul Lynch)
For six long years, Hamilton High School seniors Kelly, Jude, Wendy and Nick have been hiding the truth of what happened to 10-year-old Robin Hammond the day her broken body was discovered near an old, abandoned convent. They kept secret how they taunted Robin, backed her into a corner until, frightened, she stood on a window ledge and fell to her death. Fearing they’d be held responsible, they vowed never to tell. However, someone else was there that day and now, is ready to exact their revenge – on prom night. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (Director: Bruce Pittman)
In this supernatural sequel to the slasher classic PROM NIGHT, sexually voracious bad girl Mary Lou Maloney is burned alive after winning prom queen in 1957. 30 years later, her spirit returns to possess Vicki, a cheerleader who’s been chafing under her parents’ repressive rules. Mom and Dad soon get an eyeful after Vicki starts acting out, but Mary Lou is more focused on revenge on the man who caused her early exit from Earth, who’s now the school principal. A fun and frothy mashup of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Carrie, Prom Night II is an essential entry in the ‘80s slasher-sequel canon. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
3 from Hell (see above for details)
Blanketty (Director: Clara Mamet) — short
A woman attempts to exploit the human experience to use as a dataset for a program that will generate an infinite number of scenarios through machine learning. Unfortunately, as the computer continues to fail, the people contributing to the dataset start running out of ideas. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)
Seoul Station (Director: Yeon Sang-ho)
In this chilling animated prequel to the Korean horror smash Train To Busan, a zombie outbreak spreads amongst homeless people in the area surrounding Seoul Station. At the same exact moment the chaos begins, a worried father arrives in the district hoping to track down his runaway daughter. But the odds are not in their favor, because as any fan of zombie cinema knows, the real bad guys are never the undead, but selfish monsters of the flesh-and-blood variety. Borrowing from George Romero’s playbook, director Yeon Sang-ho makes insightful connections between zombies and the castoffs of Korean society. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Return of the Living Dead III (Director: Brian Yuzna)
The government is still experimenting with the reanimating chemical Trioxin. When a young man loses his girlfriend in an auto accident, he uses the research to bring her back and helps as she consumes the only thing that will nourish her—human brains.
Jessica Forever (see above for details)
Dog Soldiers (Director: Neil Marshall)
A group of soldiers dispatched to the Scottish Highlands on special training maneuvers face their biggest fears after they run into Captain Ryan – the only survivor of a Special Ops team that was literally torn to pieces. Ryan refuses to disclose his mission even though whoever attacked his men might be hungry for seconds. Help arrives in the form of a local girl who shelters them in a deserted farmhouse deep in the forest...but when they realize that they are surrounded by a pack of blood-lusting werewolves, it's apparent their nightmare has just begun. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Empathy, Inc. (Director: Yedidya Gorsetman)
An investor in a VR startup discovers that the reality the company provides isn't virtual. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Wendigo (Director: Larry Fessenden)
A blue Volvo makes its way through the fading light of a chilly winter evening in Upstate New York. Kim, George and their eight-year old son, Miles, are city dwellers stealing a weekend away at a friend’s country farmhouse. But a fluke accident sets off a chain of events that alters their lives forever and conjures up the ferocious spirit of the Wendigo, a Native American myth made manifest in Miles’ imagination. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
By Matt Konopka
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