Horror Streaming Screambox vs Shudder etc

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  1. Colin

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    Shudder has really been knocking out of park recently with their exclusive titles. They are already thinking ahead and have about 6 recent acquisitions slated for 2021.

    PG (Psycho Goreman): introduces emerging stars Nita-Josée Hanna and Owen Myre as Mimi and Luke, a perpetually bickering sister/brother duo who unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord (Matt Ninaber) who’s been entombed in their backyard. They nickname the malevolent creature Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) who thanks to their possession of a magical amulet is forced to obey their childish whims.

    Superdeep: The Kola Superdeep Borehole is the most large-scale secret object of the country. In 1984, inexplicable sounds like the screams of many voices were recorded at a depth of more than 12 kilometers. In the wake of these events, the object was closed. A small research team went down below the surface to find out what secret the world’s deepest borehole was hiding. What they have found turned out to be the greatest threat in history. And the future of humanity is in their hands.

    Hunted: the Vincent Paronnaud-directed survival horror pic, Eve meets what she thinks is a charming guy in a bar. Yet things go terribly wrong once she realizes she’s come across a psychopath and his puppet accomplice. They engage in a deadly chase until she decides to fight back with the forest acting as her ally.

    Lucky
    : May, a self-help book author with all the answers, who suddenly finds herself stalked by a threatening but elusive masked man, and caught in a struggle to get help from the people around her and maintain control over her own life.

    Slaxx: A possessed pair of jeans comes to life and terrorizes the staff of a trendy, vapid clothing boutique in SLAXX, the third feature from Montreal filmmaker Elza Kephart (GRAVEYARD ALIVE, GO IN THE UNIVERSE). Shipped to the company’s flagship store, Slaxx proceeds to wreak havoc on the staff, locked in overnight to set up the new collection.

    The Banishing: the true story of a young reverend, his wife (Jessica Brown Findlay) and daughter (Anya McKenna-Bruce) who 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.

    Boys from County Hell: The film follows Eugene Moffat, who spends his days drinking pints with his friends and pranking tourists at the grave site of Abhartach — a legendary Irish vampire who may have inspired Stoker’s infamous Dracula. Sinister events unfold when Eugene and his father’s construction crew knock over Abhartach’s supposed resting place and they are attacked by an infected workmate.
     
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    SHUDDER is doing a virtual panel on Halloween from noon to midnight. It mostly consists of panels with the makers of some of their original content, but it culminates at 10:30PM with a one-time screening of one of their 2021 originals on SHUDDER TV. In other words, this is your only opportunity to see this movie until it premieres on SHUDDER sometime next year. Odds are it will be one of the titles listed above, but as to which one... I guess we'll find out on Halloween.

    More details: https://www.shudderfest.com/
     
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    Can anyone on here tell me if Shudder still has their 3 live channels??
     
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    Yes.

    It Came From Shudder
    Psychological Thrillers
    Slashics
     
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    Reminder that SHUDDER will be having a secret screening of one of their 2021 originals on SHUDDER TV in about 20 mins.

    Whatever the movie is, you won't be able to see it again until it premieres on the service sometime next year.
     
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    This is the movie they're airing. It's on right now.
     
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    Was it any good?
     
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    Not really. It felt like a Lifetime movie. Brea Grant stars as a woman who is terrorized by a masked man every night, and it becomes so normalized for her that it just becomes part of her daily routine. It's basically all a poorly done allegory for women feeling under attack from the patriarchy. Pretty boring. You'd think SHUDDER would have gone for something more fun or horror-relevant for the year's big holiday. You can safely skip this one when it ends up on the service next year.
     
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    I'm surprised this was there choice of film too. It's the one I was least looking forward to and one that's been getting the most negative response from festivals.
     
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    Got to say shudder have being doing pretty well recently. I loved 'the 'mortuary' and watched their most recent exclusive tonight 'blood vessel' which is a little like the strain with a little bit more goo, a fun watch.
     
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    Watch "Hunted" - Shudder's first original film of the new year - and a good movie it was not. The plot revolves around a woman who is abducted by two criminals who product snuff porn films. She manages to escape and a cat-and-mouse chase ensues. What started off some what promising quickly tailspins into a disaster of a film. The characters often behave illogically and say and do things that are inconsistent with the plot, making for a stupid and frustrating watch. The lead villains in particular flip flop between "Home Alone" levels of buffoonery to Keyser Soza levels of genius from scene to scene, just keep the story moving along and fill the runtime. I did laugh unintentionally at various points because the dialogue is beyond the pale ridiculous, but ultimately came out thinking this was a so bad it's bad.
     
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    I enjoyed it, I thought the animal plot was a bit weird, but as this type of movie has been done many times I presume they were trying something a little different. I loved the accidental election scene that made me smile. The characters were not fleshed out but it adds to the mystique especially the main protagonist who was bat shit crazy, it did veer a little bit from brutal one minute to comical (William Wallace nod made me giggle) another but I felt it just about stayed on the tracks. It's not the best thing I've seen for sure but I've certainly seen a lot worse.
     
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    Shudder also just added Cub, one of my favorite movies from the last few years. I saw it on DVD, I'll be interested in a good HD presentation of it.
     
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    I noticed it on there last night after that recommendation I'll put in my watch list.
     
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    I love these lists as I know what I can look forward to on dvd in a few months. I dont have Shudder but I blind buy anything they release. Usually I save a stack and binge them on a weekend twice a year and give myself an After Dark Horrorfest vibe. I think that even if a Shudder film isnt fully 100 percent far out, I can still assume before purchase that I am still going to view something well curated and forward thinking to the genre.
     
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    I’m pretty sure Shudder had Cub last year.
     
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    I would have to agree that Hunted was not good at all. Their Christmas Creepshow was pretty bad as well. Others I talked to also agree so I am not just projecting my personal opinion.
     
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    They were churning out some really great stuff last fall. Scare Me, The Mortuary Collection, Spiral, Impetigore, etc. Anything For Jackson is getting rave reviews, and while it didn't quite work for me, I would still say it's worth a try.

    They posted a schedule of what's coming in the next few weeks. Let me see if I can dig it up. I remember Lucky was on there, which I reviewed above when they sneak previewed it.

    EDIT: added below. I've already seen four of them: After Midnight, The Dark And The Wicked, Lucky, and Koko-Di Koko-Da.
     
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    HUNTED — premieres January 14

    A modern and radical take on the Little Red Riding Hood fable. What started as a flirtatious encounter at a bar turns into a life-or-death struggle as Eve (Lucie Debay, The Confession) becomes the unknowing target of a misogynistic plot against her. Forced to flee as a predator (Arieh Worthalter, Girl) and his accomplice pursue her through the forest, she’s pushed to extremes while fighting to survive in the wilderness—but survival isn’t enough for Eve. She will have revenge. Directed by Vincent Paronnaud, the Academy Award™-nominated co-director of Persepolis. A Shudder Original, also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ



    THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC — premieres January 28

    In this terrifying tale of buried secrets and supernatural revenge from two of Indonesia’s modern masters of horror, a middle-class family travels into rural Indonesia to visit the terminally ill director of the orphanage where the father was raised as a child. Sinister events soon befall them and the other visiting families as the orphanage’s dark history comes to light. Starring Ario Bayu and Hannah Al, written by Joko Anwar (writer/director of this year’s Indonesian Best Foreign Film Academy Award submission, Impetigore) and directed by Kimo Stamboel (Headshot). A Shudder Original, also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ



    A NIGHTMARE WAKES — premieres February 4

    A gothic period piece inspired by the torrid love affair of Mary and Percy Shelley and the creation of her famous novel, Frankenstein. As she creates her masterpiece, she gives birth to a monster. Directed by Nora Unkel. Starring Alix Wilton Regan (The Wife), Giullian Yao Gioiello (Scream: The TV Series, Marvel’s Iron Fist), Philippe Bowgen (The Mick), Lee Garrett, Claire Glassford, and Shannon Spangler. A Shudder Original, also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ



    AFTER MIDNIGHT — premieres February 11

    Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival

    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. Directed by Jeremy Gardner (The Battery) and Christian Stella (Tex Montana Will Survive). A Shudder Exclusive, available on Shudder US only.



    SHOOK — premieres February 18

    When Mia, a social media star, becomes the target of an online terror campaign, she has to solve a series of games to prevent people she cares about from getting murdered. But is it real? Or is it just a game at her expense? Starring Daisye Tutor (Guest House), Emily Goss (Snapshots), Nicola Posener (The Bold and the Beautiful), Octavius J. Johnson (Sleepless), Stephanie Simbari (Here and Now) and Grant Rosenmeyer (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). Directed by Jennifer Harrington (Housekeeping). A Shudder Original, also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ.



    THE DARK AND THE WICKED — premieres February 25

    Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival

    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. Directed by Bryan Bertino (The Strangers). A Shudder Exclusive, also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ



    LUCKY — premieres March 4

    Official Selection SXSW Film Festival

    Putting a fresh spin on the home invasion subgenre, this surreal feminist thriller follows a self-help book author (Brea Grant, who also scripted) who suddenly finds herself stalked by an elusive and dangerous man and becomes caught in a struggle to regain control over her life. Directed by Natasha Kermeni (Imitation Girl). A Shudder Original, also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ



    STAY OUT OF THE F**KING ATTIC — premieres March 11

    A diverse group of ex-cons-turned-movers—played by Morgan Alexandria (Forever My Girl), Ryan Francis (Sisters) and Bryce Fernelius (Ruling of the Heart)—are convinced by their creepy client, Vern Muller (Michael Flynn, The Outpost), to pull an all-nighter for a generous pay bump. As the night progresses and rooms are cleared, they slowly uncover the horrors that exist inside his old Victorian mansion, which include boobytraps, human experimentation, Nazi monsters and more. Will they survive the night? Directed by Jerren Lauder. A Shudder Original, also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ



    KOKO-DI, KOKO-DA — premieres March 18

    Official Selection Sundance Film Festival

    As an unhappy couple (Leif Edlund, Operation Ragnarok, and Ylva Gallon, Corridor) embark on a camping trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist (Danish rockstar Peter Belli) and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorizing them, luring them deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror and humiliating slapstick. Directed by Johannes Nyholm (The Giant). A Shudder Exclusive, also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder ANZ



    SLAXX — premieres March 18

    A possessed pair of jeans is brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. Shipped to the company’s flagship store, Slaxx proceeds to wreak carnage on staff locked in overnight to set up the new collection. Starring Romane Denis (Slut in a Good Way), Brett Donahue (Private Eyes), Sehar Bhojani (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Stephen Bogaert (The Umbrella Academy). Directed by Elza Kephart (Go in the Wilderness). A Shudder Original, also available on Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ



    VIOLATION — premieres March 25

    Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2021, Toronto International Film Festival

    With her marriage on the verge of collapse, Miriam returns to her hometown to seek solace in the comfort of her younger sister and brother-in-law after years apart. But one evening a small slip in judgment leads to a catastrophic betrayal, leaving Miriam shocked, reeling, and furious. She embarks on an extreme course of action to address the situation, but the price of revenge is high, and she is not prepared for the toll it takes as she begins to emotionally and psychologically unravel. Directed by Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli. A Shudder Original, also available on Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ.
     
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    Just watched the Shudder film Spiral last night. As a gay man in his 20s in 1995 who was OUT in the middle of the sticks n hicks, this is barely supernatural. This is metaphor for EXACTLY what it was like. Been there done that. Shot windshields, physical attacks that get shrugged off by the hierarchy, no outside communication, every cough causing the straights to look at you like a future quilt, no connection via media presence except for the ocasional sexless best friend suicide character, and the slow encroach of mental illness caused by carrying the full weight of a society that says you need to be excised for what they actually caused. Deadly realistic. The filmmakers showed another side of unfabulous gay living that I have never seen brought to film before. Movies like these make me sad for film snobs who need to see that horror isnt just what they presume. It does for gays what Get Out did for the black experience. After watching it, I feel like I could say to any straight horror people in their 20s "OK, now you know me." I am so thankful a film like this exists to show what it was exactly like. Anything you see happening to flesh in this movie is what happened to your soul at the end of the Plague Years.
     
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