AMC’s Shudder Has Arrived in the UK and It Looks Awesome
“SHUDDER is the only streaming service in the UK and Ireland dedicated to serving both the casual and hardcore fans of horror and suspense-filled entertainment. It offers new premieres and exclusives each month, and with 80% percent of its 200+ launch selection of Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Supernatural and Dark Thrillers not currently available on any of the big UK SVOD platforms (Amazon, Netflix and Sky Movies), SHUDDER is a truly unique experience.”
SHUDDER’s extensive library encompasses hard-to-find international and independent films, thrilling TV series, cult grindhouse classics and Hollywood blockbusters. Shudder describes itself as a premium video streaming service, and with previously banned films such as Nekromantik and Nekromantik 2 in the billing you know Shudder is targeted at hardcore horror fans.
The curators behind Shudder UK have plenty of years in the horror business.
Colin Geddes has been selecting cutting-edge films for the Toronto International Film Festival since 1998, where he’s in charge of the Midnight Madness and Vanguard programs. At TIFF he has introduced new talent and hosted the premiers of films including Takashi Miike’s Ichi the Killer; Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever and Hostel; Alex Aja’s High Tension; and Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs.
Sam Zimmerman represents a well- respected voice in the horror community while racking up his impressive knowledge from past work as former web editor at Fangoria and most recently, managing editor at the horror site Shock Till You Drop. He’s recognized as an early champion of acclaimed contemporary horror including The Babadook and Kill List.
Premiers, exclusives and more…
DEAREST SISTER – A Shudder Exclusive – Available now on SHUDDER
A spine-tingling creepy and politically charged chiller from Laos’ first female filmmaker Mattie Do. A village girl heads to the city to live as her rich cousin’s companion. On her arrival, she finds the servants giving her evil looks and the man of the house engaging in shady business deals. Worst of all, her cousin’s encroaching blindness is exhibiting disturbing supernatural side effects. Expertly layering on the menace and gore in equal measure, DEAREST SISTER played to great reviews at this year’s Fantastic Fest and screens as part of BFI London Film Festival and upcoming Celluloid Screams festival in Sheffield.
BEYOND THE WALLS – A Shudder Exclusive Series – Available now on SHUDDER
30-year-old Lisa’s fate takes a dramatic turn the day she inherits a mysterious uninhabited old house left to her in the will of its deceased former owner. Fascinated, Lisa moves into the house without any inkling of the mysteries that await her in his unnerving and thrill-packed French mini-series staring Veerle Baetens and Geraldine Chaplin.
THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ – A Shudder Exclusive – Premiering Autumn 2016
A ghoulish and uncompromising thriller from director Hèctor Hernández Vicens in which a hospital orderly attempts to have his wicked way with one of the deceased residents of the hospital’s morgue. Until, that is, the corpse in question wakes up… THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ created a stir when it played at SXSW and BFI London Film Festival.
ROB ZOMBIE’S 31 – A Shudder Exclusive – Streaming Premier Autumn 2016
In filmmaker / musician Rob Zombie’s latest blood-soaked film, a group of carnival workers come face-to-face with a gang of murderous clowns on Halloween night. A game of life-or-death will determine their fate. Coming to SHUDDER as a streaming premier, the film was first introduced to audiences at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
Other films on offer include – The Curse of Frankenstein (Dir. Terence Fisher), 1957 ; Black Sabbath (Dir. Mario Bava), 1963 ; [REC 2] (Dirs. Jaume Balaguera, Paco Plaza), 2010 ; V/H/S (Dirs. Adam Wingard, Joe Swanberg, Ti West and more), 2012 ; The Toxic Avenger (Dir. Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz), 1984 ; White of the Eye (Dir. Donald Cammell), 1987 ; Lake Nowhere (Dirs. Maxim Van Scoy, Christopher Phelps), 2014.
SHUDDER will be available for a one-week free trial or £4.99 monthly / £49.99 yearly membership ad-free and with unlimited viewing on SHUDDER’s website, mobile apps for iOS and Android, Apple TV and the Roku platform with more platforms to be added in the immediate months after launch.