February may be the shortest month of the year, but Shudder doesn’t seem to mind. They’ve once again put together an incredible slate of films to add to their existing programming combining classics with all new exclusive and originals to provide horror fans with endless hours of entertainment throughout the month.
In addition to the title listed, A Discovery of Witches continues with new episodes every Saturday throughout the month. Season two of the series–adapted from the novels by Deborah Harkness–is shaping up beautifully, and fans of witches, vampires, and daemons with a classic/romantic bent will not want to miss it!
Check out the full schedule below, and let us know what you’ll be watching in the comments!
Audrey Rose: Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, John Beck, and Susan Swift star in this intense psychological thriller from Robert Wise. A young couple is at their wits end when their daughter becomes terribly ill with seemingly no explanation, but when a stranger arrives at their home claiming their daughter is actually the reincarnation of his own daughter, things will only get worse. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
The Queen of Black Magic (1981): Not to be confused with Kimo Stamboel’s film of the same name which debuts on January 28th on the streaming platform, this is the original Indonesian film that inspired the filmmaker. After a woman is accused of practicing witchcraft, she’s thrown off of a cliff only to be rescued by a man who convinces her that to get revenge she must learn black magic. (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ)
Vampire’s Kiss: Nicholas Cage stars as a literary editor who, after a night of passionate lovemaking during which he is bitten, is convinced he is becoming a vampire. This 1989 classic gave us all a glimpse of the future scene-chewing that we would come to know and love (?) with Cage. Maria Conchita Alonso, Kasi Lemmons, and Jennifer Beals also star. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Head Count: Newcomer Evan joins a group of teens on a getaway in Joshua Tree. While exchanging ghost stories around the campfire, Evan reads aloud a mysterious chant from an internet site. From that moment, someone—or something—is among them. As unsettling, inexplicable events become more frequent, Evan realizes this summoned shape-shifting creature is targeting them to fulfill a deadly ritual. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)
A Nightmare Wakes: A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. While composing her famous novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley descends into an opium-fueled fever dream while carrying on a torrid love affair with Percy Shelley. As she writes, the characters of her novel come to life and begin to plague her relationship with Percy. Before long, she must choose between true love and her literary masterpiece. (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ)
Night Tide: Dennis Hopper stars in this admittedly strange thriller from the 1960s from director Curtis Harrington (Queen of Blood). Johnny begins dating a woman who thinks she may be a mermaid. Encounters with a witchy woman and the fact that her exes both drowned slowly convince Johnny that staying with her may be dangerous. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
The Whispering Corridors Trilogy: A new teacher’s arrival initiates a gruesome series of events at a private school in this acclaimed series of hit horror films based on high school urban legends in South Korea. The trilogy–also available on Shudder Canada–includes the following films:
Whispering Corridors: In this dread-filled debut, a former student returns as a teacher. When she strikes up a new friendship with two students, the bodies begin piling up and ghosts haunt the hallways.
Memento Mori: Young student Soh Min-ah finds a diary kept by two senior students, a lesbian couple ostracized for their relationship. When one of the students kills herself, the diary causes Soh Min-ah to experience strange visions and supernatural occurrences as the guilty parties get their comeuppance.
Wishing Stairs: When best friends Jin-sung and So-hee are driven apart by a ballet competition, Jin-sung visits a magic staircase which grants wishes to those who step on it and asks to win the contest. But when her wish leads to So-hee’s death, Jin-sung returns to the stairs to try to undo her deadly deeds.
Carmilla: Emily Harris’s 2019 adaptation of Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic vampire novel focuses on fifteen-year-old Lara who lives on an isolated estate with her father and her governess. When a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl into their home to recuperate, Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears: This Belgian giallo homage follows a man who returns home from a trip, only to find his wife missing. Seeking answers, Dan visits his nasty neighbors who draw him into a surreal mystery that gets stranger and stranger. Is there a conspiracy at work? How many secret passages does the building have? And where is Dan’s wife?
After Midnight: A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. Ten years into his small-town, storybook romance with Abby (Brea Grant, Lucky), Hank (Jeremy Gardner, The Battery) suddenly wakes up to an empty home. With nothing but a cryptic note to explain why she left, Hank’s charmed life begins to fall apart. To make matters worse, Abby’s disappearance seems to trigger the arrival of a ferocious creature that crawls out of the old grove on the edge of his property.
Joe Bob Put a Spell on You: Love is in the air for the first-ever Last Drive-In Valentine’s Day special! Joe Bob Briggs hosts a double feature of two unusual films about the power (and horror) of love. Dim the lights, pour a glass of bubbly—Dom Perignon or Lone Star, your choice—and join us on the Shudder TV feed for the live premiere Friday, February 12, or watch on demand beginning Sunday, February 14.
Basket Case: Conjoined twins, separated at an early age, avenge their separation by killing the doctors responsible. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
The Ninth Configuration: A troubled psychiatrist takes command of a military asylum filled with insane soldiers in this creepy only-in-the-’70s oddity written and directed by the writer of The Exorcist. When Kane arrives at an army castle to cure the inhabitants, he bonds with an astronaut who snapped before a mission. But as the two men examine their demons, it becomes clear Kane may be more in need of help than his patients. Directed by William Peter Blatty. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Outcast: Mary harbors a dark history but must confront her past when a hunter with magical powers is assigned to capture her and kill her son. As the terrifying cat-and-mouse game continues, a deadly fear takes hold as locals begin to die at the hands of an unknown creature. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)
Shook: A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. When Mia, a social media star, becomes the target of an online terror campaign, she has to solve a series of tests to prevent people she cares about from getting murdered. But is it real? Or is it just a game at her expense?
One Missed Call: Student Yoko receives a phone message from her future self, ending with her own death scream. Two days later, she dies in a horrific accident. As the mysterious phone curse spreads, claiming more young lives, Yoko’s friend Yumi joins forces with detective Hiroshi, whose sister met the same gruesome fate. But can they unravel the mystery before the clock runs out on the next victim–Yumi herself? Directed by Takashi Miike. (Also available on Shudder Canada, and Shudder UK)
Open 24 Hours: A delusional woman who set her brutal serial killer boyfriend on fire has just been released from a mental hospital. Her vulnerable demeanor helps her get a job at an all-night gas station. However, left alone to her own devices, her paranoia and hallucinations return with furious consequences. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Psychomania: In this beloved ‘70s mind-blower, a motorcycle gang burst from their graves to crush a world of psychedelic hippie pleasures under the wheels of black leather occult mayhem. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
The Dark and the Wicked: A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. On a secluded farm, a man is bedridden and fighting through his final breaths while his wife (Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Preacher) slowly succumbs to overwhelming grief. Siblings Louise (Marin Ireland, Hell or High Water) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr., The Death of Dick Long) return home to help, but it doesn’t take long for them to see that something’s wrong with mom—something more than her heavy sorrow. Gradually, they begin to suffer a darkness similar to their mother’s, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that an evil entity is taking over their family. (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ)
iHorror – Shudder Announces a Wickedly Entertaining Lineup for February 2021
Author: Waylon Jordan
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January 20, 2021