Shudder has done little other than impress since its launch. The site is basically a horror fans not-so-dry dream, and they’re continuing to score some amazing exclusives and bringing back true rarities.
What’s up this month on Shudder?
Starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave, Ken Russell’s savage portrait of religious hypocrisy earned the film the top spot on the list of most controversial horror films ever made—and an X rating. Available to stream for the first time ever in the US, THE DEVILS is essential viewing.
Cardinal Richelieu and his power-hungry entourage seek to take control of seventeenth-century France, but need to destroy Father Grandier – the priest who runs the fortified town that prevents them from exerting total control. So they seek to destroy him by setting him up as a warlock in control of a devil-possessed nunnery, the mother superior of which is sexually obsessed by him. A mad witch-hunter is brought in to gather evidence against the priest, ready for the big trial.
An ex-cop and his wife are greeted by a deeply strange neighbor in this new Japanese serial killer thriller. The master of dread, Kiyoshi Kurosawa (PULSE, CURE), returns with this insidiously-constructed gem that braids plot twists on top of plot twists and shock on top of shock.
Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki’s memory. She is the only surviving family member from the case. Meanwhile, Takakura and his wife Yasuko recently moved into a new home. Their neighbor, Nishino, has a sick wife and a young teen daughter. One day, the daughter, Mio, tells him that the man is not her father and she doesn’t know him at all.
Director Mark Pavia (THE NIGHT FLIER) finally returns with this lean, delightful new slasher about a killer who stalks his victims after car accidents
In a small New Mexico town, a 17-year-old high school girl who just got her driver’s license gets into her first fender bender, innocently exchanging her personal information with an apologetic stranger. Later that stormy night, she is joined in her desolate suburban home by a couple of her school friends who try their best to make a night out of it, only to be visited by the stranger she so willingly handed all of her information to — a terrifying and bizarre serial killer who stalks the country’s endless miles of roads and streets with his old rusty car, hungrily searching for his next unsuspecting victim.