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Everything Headed to SHUDDER this February

 SKINAMARINK Directed by Kyle Edward Ball Streaming Exclusively on Shudder February 2nd, 2023 Opened In Theaters on January 13th, 2023 via IFC Films   *SKINAMARINK crossed $1 million at the North American box office 6 days into release on partial screens - earning the film an impressive 67X its production budget of 15K* Director/Writer:  Kyle Edward Ball Cast:  Dali Rose Tetreault, Lucas Paul, Jaime Hill, Ross Paul Language:  English Festivals:  Fantasia 2022   Synopsis:  Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished. ATTACHMENT Directed by Gabriel Bier Gislason Streaming Exclusively on Shudder February 9th Director/Writer:  Gabriel Bier Gislason Cast:  Josephine Park, Ellie Kendrick, Sofie GrΓ₯bΓΈl, David Dencik Language:  English, Danish Synopsis : A horror romance about love at first sight, steeped in Jewish folklore. Maja, a Danish has-been actress falls in love with Leah, a young, Jewish ac

SKINAMARINK Smashes Box Office Expectations

IFC Midnight and Shudder released SKINAMARINK to audiences with an overwhelming response, bringing theater-goers the promise of a completely new experience. Does the film make good on that promise or fall victim to the internet hype machine? Well, it depends on the viewer. Passionately polarizing reviews from critics and audiences have the horror community buzzing and made this little experimental flick the must see film of the season.  SKINAMARINK has crossed $1 million at the North American box office just 6 days into release on partial screens - earning the film an impressive 67X its production budget of 15K. The debut feature from director Kyle Edward Ball will expand into over 800 theaters this weekend dictated by demand and outpacing all industry estimates. SKINAMARINK will stream exclusively on Shudder February 2, 2023.

Shudder’s Viral Nightmare 'SKINAMARINK' Trailer and Ticket Info

  Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished. SKINAMARINK world premiered at the 2022 Fantasia Film Festival, and The #Skinamarink hashtag has attracted 6.8 million views on TikTok and 1.7 million Twitter impressions in the month of November alone. The film will open exclusively in theaters nationwide January 13, 2023. TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT: www.skinamarink.com

Following Films Podcast: THE APOLOGY writer/director Alison Star Locke

  Today I'm joined by Alison Star Locke the writer and director of THE APOLOGY  Twenty years after the disappearance of her daughter, recovering alcoholic Darlene Hagen (Anna Gunn) is preparing to host her family's Christmas celebration with her best friend Gretchen (Janeane Garofalo). Late Christmas Eve, Darlene's estranged ex-brother-in-law, Jack (Linus Roache) 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. THE APOLOGY will be in theaters and streaming simultaneously on Shudder and AMC+ on December 16th.

CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS Trailer and Release Details

Starring: Riley Dandy, Sam Delich, Jonah Ray Rodrigues, Dora Madison, Jeremy Gardner, with Jeff Daniel Phillips, and Abraham Benrubi Written & Directed By: Joe Begos It’s Christmas Eve and fiery record store owner Tori Tooms 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. Release Date: In Theaters and Streaming on Shudder - December 9, 2022

Following Films Podcast: THE LAIR Director Neil Marshall and Star Charlotte Kirk

  Today I'm joined by THE LAIR Director Neil Marshall and Star Charlotte Kirk. When Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair is shot down over Afghanistan, she finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons – half human, half alien – are awakened. THE LAIR will be available in theaters, on-demand and digital on October 28th

Following Films Podcast: V/H/S 99 Star Verona Blue

Verona Blue is a classically trained actor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Fully immersed in Goth culture as a teen, Verona spent countless nights running downtown alleys with a group of like-minded misfits and has been channeling the spirits of innumerable interesting characters ever since. Her commitment to her counter-culture roots and authentic ownership of her unique look makes her a standout on screen. Verona Blue stars in V/H/S/99 as a punk rocker in the segment titled "Shredding," written & directed by renown genre filmmaker, Maggie Levin. The newest installment of the cult anthology franchise will had its world premiere at TIFF during Midnight Madness. V/H/S/99 will be on Shudder on 10/20

RLJE FILMS, SHUDDER AND AMC+ ACQUIRE THE THRILLER “THE APOLOGY” STARRING ANNA GUNN

RLJE Films, Shudder and AMC+ have partnered and fully financed the highly anticipated thriller, THE APOLOGY.  The film will be released by RLJE Films on December 16 in theaters and streaming on Shudder and AMC+ the same day. Directed and written by Alison Star Locke, in her feature film writing/directing debut, THE APOLOGY stars Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad,” Sully), Linus Roache (My Policeman, “Homeland”), and Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer, Reality Bites)   “THE APOLOGY is like nothing else you will see this holiday season.   An intense and chilling thriller led by a tour-de-force performance from Anna Gunn,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer of RLJE Films. “We are ecstatic to once again partner with our friends at Shudder and Company X Productions to bring this captivating original to audiences.” In THE APOLOGY, twenty years after the disappearance of her daughter, recovering alcoholic Darlene Hagen (Anna Gunn) is preparing to host her family's Christmas celebrat

Dario Argento’s Gripping Italian Thriller DARK GLASSES Opens Today In NY + LA, Streaming Oct 13 and Expanding Theatrically Oct 14 From Shudder and IFC Midnight

In Dark Glasses, an eclipse blackens the skies on a hot summer day in Rome – a harbinger of the darkness that will envelop Diana (Pastorelli) when a serial killer chooses her as prey. Fleeing her predator, the young escort crashes her car and loses her sight. She emerges from the initial shock determined to fight for her life, but she is no longer alone. Defending her and acting as her eyes is a little boy, Chin (Zhang), who survived the car accident. But the killer won't give up his victim. Who will be saved?  Dark Glasses is written and directed by Dario Argento (Suspiria), produced by Urania Productions along with Conchita Airoldi and Laurentina Guidotti, and Getaway Films along with Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval and NoΓ«mie Devide.  Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, and IFC Midnight celebrate the launch of the theatrical run for the hotly-anticipated Shudder Original Italian thriller Dark Glasses beginning today, Friday

Trailer for THE LAIR From Neil Marshall and Charlotte Kirk

Written and directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent) and co-written by Charlotte Kirk (The Reckoning).   Starring Charlotte Kirk (Ocean’s Eight), Jonathan Howard (Thor: The Dark World), and Jamie Bamber (“Battlestar Galactica”). When Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair is shot down over Afghanistan, she finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons – half human, half alien – are awakened. Available In Theaters, On Demand and Digital on October 28, 2022

Following Films Podcast: Duncan Birmingham on WHO INVITED THEM

 Today I'm joined by writer/director Duncan Birmingham to discuss his work on the incredible Shudder original film WHO INVITED THEM. Adam and Margo's housewarming party is a success. One couple lingers after the other guests, revealing themselves to be wealthy neighbors. As one-night cap leads to another, Adam and Margo suspect their new friends are duplicitous strangers

RAVEN’S HOLLOW feat. William Moseley, Melanie Zanetti, Kate Dickie

  Raven’s Hollow is set in Autumn, 1830. West Point military Cadet Edgar Allan Poe and four  other cadets on a training exercise in upstate New York come upon a man eviscerated on a bizarre wooden rack. His dying words direct them to a forgotten community, which they believe is guarding sinister secrets. Enthralled by the Innkeeper’s beautiful and mysterious daughter Charlotte and fuelled by the town resident’s refusal to speak to the murder, Poe determines to uncover the truth. Risking his life and more, Poe ultimately comes face to face with the terror that will haunt him forever. A rare film that explores the early days of Poe’s life while serving in the military as a backdrop, Hatton’s film brings together history and fiction to create a truly unique British supernatural period horror rich with dark gothic imagery.   Available on Shudder Sep 22

Following Films Podcast: Vincent Grashaw on WHAT JOSIAH SAW

  What Josiah Saw  is the third feature from American filmmaker Vincent Grashaw (Coldwater, And Then I Go) and world premiered to high praise at the 2021 Fantasia Film Festival and went on to win awards at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Screamfest, and more.  In What Josiah Saw, after two decades, a damaged family reunites at their remote farmhouse, where they confront long-buried secrets and sins of the past. The film stars Robert Patrick (The Terminator), Nick Stahl (Sin City), Scott Haze (Child of God) and Kelli Garner (Lars And The Real Girl).   Today I’m joined by Vincent to discuss his work on WHAT JOSIAH SAW. The film is currently streaming on SHUDDER. Big thanks to Bookmans for sponsoring the show and to Fort Worth for letting me use their song at the end. 

Following Films Podcast: Teressa Liane on THE REEF: STALKED

  In an effort to heal after witnessing her sister’s horrific murder, Nic travels to a tropical resort with her friends for a kayaking and diving adventure. Only hours into their expedition, the women are stalked and then attacked by a great white shark. To survive they will need to band together and Nic will have to overcome her post-traumatic stress, face her fears and slay the monster. Starring: Teressa Liane, Ann Truong, Saskia Archer, Kate Lister, Tim Ross  Written and Directed by: Andrew Traucki Today I'm joined by Teressa Liane to discuss her work on THE REEF: STALKED. The film is in theaters, on-demand and digital, and streaming on Shudder July 29, 2022. To hear our conversation press play on the embedded player below. 

Shudder Releases Trailer and Poster for Acclaimed Southern Gothic Horror WHAT JOSIAH SAW Ahead of August 4 Release

  Directed by: Vincent Grashaw  Starring: Robert Patrick (THE TERMINATOR), Nick Stahl (SIN CITY), Scott Haze (CHILD OF GOD) and Kelli Garner (LARS AND THE REAL GIRL) Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, is thrilled to release the new trailer for the Shudder Original What Josiah Saw ahead of the film’s debut on the platform next month, on Thursday, August 4. The film is the third feature from American filmmaker Vincent Grashaw (Coldwater, And Then I Go) and world premiered to high praise at the 2021 Fantasia Film Festival and went on to win awards at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival, Screamfest, and more. Screeners are available now on Screeners.com.  In What Josiah Saw, after two decades, a damaged family reunites at their remote farmhouse, where they confront long-buried secrets and sins of the past. The film, which is written by Robert Alan Dilts, stars Robert Patrick (The Term

SHUDDER ACQUIRES AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY THIS IS GWAR

Shudder, AMC Network's premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, has acquired rights to the documentary. This is GWAR, which gives rare insight into the 30-plus year career of one of the world's most outrageous heavy metal bands, GWAR, known for their grotesque costumed characters and notoriously wild, fluid-soaked stage shows. The film, which world premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX, and won the 2021 Audience Award at NIGHTSTREAM, will be available exclusively on Shudder in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on Thursday, July 21. "For more than three decades, GWAR has set the standard for heavy metal horror with larger-than-life personas and gore-filled stage shows that were unlike anything anyone had ever seen,” said Shudder General Manager Craig Engler.  “But even their most ardent fans have never seen them like this, as the band and director Scott Barber reveal in moving detail the literal bl

Shudder Releases Key Art For Original Docu-Series Queer For Fear

Queer for Fear is a four-part documentary series about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the horror and thriller genres. From its literary origins with queer authors Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to the pansy craze of the 1920s that influenced Universal Monsters and Hitchcock, through the “lavender scare” alien invasion films of the mid-20th century and the AIDS obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films, Queer for Fear re-examines genre stories through a queer lens, seeing them not as violent, murderous narratives, but as tales of survival that resonate thematically with queer audiences everywhere. The docu-series features interviews with series consultant RenΓ©e “Nay” Bever (“Attack of the Queerwolf” Podcast co-host), Mark Gatiss (Co-Creator, Writer & Actor, Sherlock and Dracula on BBC), Kimberly Peirce (Writer and Director, Boys Don’t Cry, Carrie (2013), Lea DeLaria (Actor, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2000), Orange is the New Black), Jennifer Tilly (Actor, Ch

“OFFSEASON” TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY ON SHUDDER ON JUNE 10, 2022

  Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, announced that OFFSEASON will be available exclusively to stream on the platform starting on Friday, June 10, 2022. As a Shudder exclusive, the platform will be the only subscription service that will carry the film in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Written and directed by Mickey Keating (Psychopaths), OFFSEASON stars Jocelin Donahue (Doctor Sleep), Joe Swanberg (The Rental, “Easy”), Richard Brake (3 From Hell, Mandy), Melora Walters (The Pale Door, “Pen15”) and Jeremy Gardner (After Midnight, The Mind’s Eye). Upon receiving a mysterious letter that her mother’s gravesite has been vandalized, in OFFSEASON, Marie (Donahue) quickly returns to the isolated offshore island where her late mother is buried. When she arrives, she discovers that the island is closing for the offseason with the bridges raised until Spring, leaving her stranded. One strange i

RLJE FILMS AND SHUDDER NAB “ALLEGORIA” JUST AHEAD OF ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT PANIC FEST

  RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, and Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural have acquired the North American rights to the horror film, ALLEGORIA, ahead of its world premiere at Panic Fest.  Written by Spider One, who also makes his directorial debut with ALLEGORIA, the film stars Krsy Fox (Frank), Adam Busch (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Bryce Johnson (“Pretty Little Liars”) and Scout Compton (Halloween). “Collaborating with emerging filmmakers/artists like Spider One is a top priority for us," said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer of RLJE Films.  “We couldn’t be more proud to debut his first film. He is a great talent with a unique vision." The film will be released on VOD, Digital and streaming on Shudder on August 2, 2022. 

HOME WITH A VIEW OF THE MONSTER Is One of The Best Horror Films of The Last 10 Years

2019 Directed by : Alex Greenlee and  Todd Greenlee Written by :  Alex Greenlee and  Todd Greenlee Stars : Ellen Humphries, Sebastien Charmant,  Danielle Evon Ploeger, Jasper Hammer To me, the best horror films are ones where the scares are secondary. Films where you could excise all the guts, gore, and mayhem and still be left with a film. A story that stands on its own without leaning on jump scares to placate the audience. One of the more impactful moments in HOME WITH A VIEW OF THE MONSTER  is when a character confronts someone about babyproofing a house, that's it, not a beheading or a cat jumping out of a closet, but a moment that introduces an idea, an idea that informs not only the character who is being observed but the character who is doing the observing as well.  I won't go into the exact details of the film because one of the sheer joys of Alex and Todd Greenlee's feature-length debut is discovering how each chapter of the film informs what you've already s