It’s hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner! With Halloween a mere blip in our rearview mirror you could be forgiven for thinking that all the brilliant horror movies get packed away and replaced with delightful holiday classics. Well no on Shudder!
Today we’re taking a look at a blockbuster lineup on films and original series that will be hitting the home of horror across the month of December. There’s new episodes of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans, plus the debut of original movies like A Wounded Fawn and the holiday themed Christmas Bloody Christmas.
Here’s a look at the original and exclusive films set to debut in October:
SHUDDER ORIGINAL SERIES
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans – A Shudder Original Series
New Episodes continue on Tuesdays with the season finale premiering Tuesday 20 December
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans brings together some of the most popular drag icons from the show’s previous seasons competing in a grand championship of drag artistry and shocking physical challenges for a one hundred-thousand-dollar grand prize, the headlining spot on the upcoming world tour, and the first ever “Dragula Titans” crown and title. Guest Judges include Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Harvey Guillen, Justin Simien, David Dastmalchian,Poppy, Alaska, Katya, Joe Bob Briggs, Bonnie Aarons, Barbara Crampton, and more.
SHUDDER ORIGINAL & EXCLUSIVE FILMS
A Wounded Fawn – A Shudder Original
Premieres Thursday 1 December (US, CA, UKI, ANZ)
Inspired by surrealist art and Greek mythology, A Wounded Fawn follows the story of Meredith Tanning (Sarah Lind, The Humanity Bureau), a local museum curator who is dipping her toe back into the dating pool, only to be targeted by a charming serial killer (Josh Ruben, Scare Me). When a fateful romantic getaway between the two becomes a tense game of cat and mouse, both must confront the madness within him. Written and directed by Travis Stevens (Jakob’s Wife).
Christmas Bloody Christmas – A Shudder Original
Premieres Friday 9 December
It’s Christmas Eve and fiery record store owner Tori Tooms (Riley Dandy, That’s Amor) just wants to get drunk and party, until the robotic Santa Claus at a nearby toy store goes haywire and makes her night more than a little complicated. Santa Claus begins a rampant killing spree through the neon drenched snowscape against a backdrop of drugs, sex, metal and violence, ultimately forcing Tori into a blood splattered battle for survival against the ruthless heavy metal Saint Nick himself. Also starring Sam Delich (Spiderhead), Jonah Ray Rodrigues (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”), Dora Madison (Alone with You), Jeremy Gardner (After Midnight), with Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Munsters) and Abraham Benrubi (“ER”), written and directed by Joe Begos (V.F.W.)
The Apology – A Shudder Exclusive
Premieres Friday 16 December
Twenty years after the disappearance of her daughter, recovering alcoholic Darlene Hagan (Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad) is preparing to host her family’s Christmas celebration again with the help of her friend and neighbor, Gretchen (Janeane Garofalo,Wet Hot American Summer). Late Christmas Eve, Darlene’s estranged ex-brother-in-law, Jack (Linus Roache, Mandy) arrives unannounced, bearing nostalgic gifts and a heavy secret. Soon, Darlene finds herself caught between reason and ruthless instinct. Trapped together by a dangerous storm, a battle of wits escalates to a violent game of revenge. Written and directed by Alison Locke.
Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge – A Shudder Original
Premieres Thursday 22 December
When horror guru Rad Chad Buckley’s funeral turns into an elaborate series of death traps centered around Chad’s favorite films, the guests must band together and use the rules of horror to survive the bloody game.Core Story: Rad Chad’s Revenge directed by Aaron B. Koontz.Segments: Welcome to the 90s directed by Alexandra Barreto, The Night He Came Back Again Part VI – The Night She Came Back directed by Anthony Cousins, Special Edition directed by Jed Shepherd, and We’re So Dead directed by Rachele Wiggins.
UNHAPPY HOLIDAYS COLLECTION
Celebrate the season with Shudder’s “Unhappy Holidays Collection.” Titles include:
|Christmas Bloody Christmas
The Advent Calendar
All the Creatures Were Stirring
Anna and the Apocalypse
A Christmas Horror Story
|Silent Night Deadly Night
Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2
Creepshow Holiday Special
A Very Ghoul Log Christmas
NEW ADDITIONS TO SHUDDER’S FILM LIBRARY
Rose’s dream is to become a famous designer in the fashion world, but a terrible accident leaves Rose scarred beyond recognition in this remake of David Cronenberg’s cult classic by fellow Canadian horror provcatuers, The Soska Sisters.
In David Cronenberg’s must-see cult favorite, a woman named Rose (Marilyn Chambers) develops a thirst for blood after receiving experimental surgery. When Rose wakes up, she finds a stinger under her armpit which she uses to feed off victims, who later turn rabid and attack others. RABID is body horror as only Cronenberg can do, with sex and death inextricably linked thanks to Rose’s phallic parasite.
Leonard remembers everything up to the night his wife was brutally killed. But since then he has suffered from amnesia.
An emotionally neglected brother and sister take comfort in their imaginary friend Pin, a anatomical dummy belonging to their doctor father. When their parents die in a car crash, the siblings rebel and brother, Leon brings Pin into the house to live with them. Sister Ursula happily entertains her brother’s delusions, but when she gets a new boyfriend and becomes absent, Leon and Pin begin to turn on her and anyone that gets in the way of their special family. Reminiscent of Hitchcock’s Psycho with its unsettling psycho-sexual familial feel, PIN is an underrated 80s horror gem.
The Police Are Blundering in the Dark
During an outbreak of violent murders in the area targeting young women, a journalist searching for a female friend gone missing ends up in a villa owned by an eccentric photographer.
The Killer is One of Thirteen
A widow invites thirteen guests to stay at her rural mansion. She reveals to them that she suspects whoever killed her husband must be one of them. Soon, they too are being murdered one by one.
Girl in Room 2A
A sadistic killer cult kidnaps and sacrifices beautiful women. A young girl, just paroled from prison, moves into a strange house and appears to be the cult’s next victim.
Crystal Lake Memories
From Mrs. Voorhees to Mr. Krueger, this delectable doc offers an in depth look at each entry in the Friday The 13th series. After making his mark with the acclaimed Elm Street saga Never Sleep Again, Daniel Farrands tackled the other titan of ‘80s horror: Jason Voorhees, the hockey-masked maniac who slayed hundreds during his journey from Camp Crystal Lake to outer space and back again.
Hail to the Deadites
A documentary about the fans of the Evil Dead films and explores the classic franchise’s undying and ever-growing popularity.
A family vacationing in cottage country turns the tables on a mass shooter who claims to be fighting demonic forces.
Michelle is an interior designer and newlywed to Robert. Linda lives alone and fills her days with painting and exercise classes. Seeking a new friend, Linda coerces the reserved, deferential Michelle into visiting her home for a spontaneous interior design consultation. Once inside, it quickly becomes clear that Linda has something far more sinister on her mind than throw pillows.
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