June is almost upon us, and Shudder has released its official release schedule chock full of new programming you won’t want to miss!
It’s almost hard to believe half the year has come and gone, and yet here we are!
The streaming service has a ton of new content coming next month including the return of their “Queer Horror” collection for Pride Month but we’ll get to more of that later.
Take a look at the full release schedule below, and let us know what you’ll be watching next month!
Shudder Releases for June 2020
Blacula—In William Crain’s Blacula, an 18th Century African Prince (William Marshall) pays a visit to Count Dracula seeking his support in ending the slave trade. Instead, the Count transforms him into a vampire and entombs him until the disco era. Also available on Shudder Canada.
Scream Blacula Scream–In the scintillating sequel to William Crain’s Blacula, the son (Don Mitchell) of a late high priestess seeks revenge on the cultists who have chosen his foster sister, Lisa (Pam Grier), as their new leader. Hoping to curse her, he unwittingly resurrects Blacula’s (Marshall) earthly remains. Also available on Shudder Canada.
Sugar Hill—In Sugar Hill, after a nightclub owner gets taken out by the mob, his girlfriend, Diana “Sugar” Hill (Marki Bey), calls upon the voodoo high priest Baron Samedi (Don Pedro Colley) to summon the undead to carry out an unholy plan for revenge. Also available on Shudder Canada.
House of 1000 Corpses—This gore fest follows two young couples on their quest to find the truth about a mythical character known only as “Dr. Satan.” Set in rural Texas in the 1970s, the group gets more than they bargained for when they find themselves stranded in an all-too-realistic house of horrors. Directed by Rob Zombie, the film stars Sheri Moon, Karen Black, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Rainn Wilson and more! Also available on Shudder Canada.
Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street—Some have called it the ‘gayest horror movie ever made,’ but for Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, it was anything but a dream come true. 30 years after its initial release, Patton sets the record straight about the controversial sequel that halted his career before it even began. Detailing the homophobia and AIDS-phobia of 1985 as a closeted actor in Hollywood, Mark retraces his obstacles, missteps, and detractors on the pathway to stardom. Confronting the cast and crew for the first time, Mark attempts to make peace with his past as well as embrace his legacy as cinema’s first male scream queen. The film features appearances by Robert Englund, Kim Myers, Marshall Bell, and more! Also available on Shudder Canada.
Lyle—Expecting couple Leah and June move into a Brooklyn brownstone apartment with their toddler daughter, Lyle. Despite the strange baby-obsessed landlady downstairs and the group of female models who live above them, the two are happy with their new apartment until a bizarre accident leads to the death of their daughter. Months later, Leah is still grief-stricken, trying to make sense of Lyle’s death, her landlady’s odd behaviors, and her attraction to one of the models upstairs. As Leah prepares for her home birth, she begins to suspect the neighbors are involved in a satanic pact and fears for her unborn baby. The film was directed by Stewart Thorndike and stars Gaby Hoffmann and Ingrid Jungermann. Also available on Shudder Canada.
Warning: Do Not Play—Aspiring director Mi-jung struggles to come up with ideas for a new horror film until her friend Jun-seo tells her about a mysterious film rumored to be shot by a ghost. While researching it, she begins to write a new screenplay about her hunt for this “ghost film.” But as she gets closer to the truth, the line between her film and her life begins to blur. This SHUDDER ORIGINAL stars Seo Ye-ji and Jin Sun-kyu, and is directed by Kim Jin-won. Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK.
The Bone Box–After stealing from a number of graves, Tom begins to hear and see strange things that seem to coincide with the dead people that he robbed. Starring Gareth Koorzen, Aaron Schwartz, Jamie Bernadette, Michelle Krusiec, David Chokachi. Directed by Luke Genton. Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK.
Mausoleum—The Nomed Family has been the victim of an ancient curse in which the first-born daughter of each generation has gone violently mad and then suspiciously dies. No one can explain the Nomed madness, but some say it’s because of a terrible demonic force. By way of an unnatural urge during her Mother’s funeral, Susan entered her family’s mausoleum, and ever since an evil presence has been lurking inside of her, waiting for a chance to come out. Now an adult, something is hiding inside Susan’s body, coming out to grotesquely murder anyone who comes too close to uncovering her terrifying secret. Also available on Shudder Canada.
Scare Package—7 directors. 7 tales of terror. Zero working cell phones.In this gleefully ghoulish anthology, Chad, the owner of Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, recounts a series of bone-chilling, blood-splattered tales to illustrate the rules of the horror genre to his newest employee. Starring Noah Segan (Knives Out), Chase Williamson (Beyond the Gates), Jocelyn DeBoer (Greener Grass), Jeremy King (Camera Obscura), wrestling legend Dustin Rhodes, Toni Trucks (SEAL Team) and Hawn Tran (Watchmen). Directed by Hillary & Courtney Andujar, Anthony Cousins, Emily Hagins, Aaron B. Koontz, Chris McInroy, Noah Segan and Baron Vaughn. This SHUDDER ORIGINAL will also be available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK.
Etheria Shorts Program–For more than half a decade, Los Angeles-based Etheria Film Night has been one of the world’s most respected showcases of new horror, comedy, science fiction, fantasy, action and thriller films made by emerging women directors. With in-person events on hold due to Covid-19, Shudder is proud to partner with Etheria to host this year’s lineup of outstanding shorts from June 19–July 20. See www.etheriafilmnight.com for more info.
Featuring Waffle (directed by Carlyn Hudson), Maggie May (directed by Mia’kate Russell), Basic Witch (directed by Yoko Okumura), The Conversion Therapist (directed by Bears Rebecca Fonte), Offbeat (directed by Myrte Ouwerkerk), The Final Girl Returns (directed by Alexandria Perez), LIVE (directed by Taryn O’Neill), Man in the Corner (directed by Kelli Breslin) and Ava in the End (directed by Ursula Ellis).
Ghost Killers vs. Bloody Mary—Four YouTubers with expertise in supernatural events seek recognition from their audience while solving the urban legend of the Bathroom Blonde Case, the spirit that haunts the schools’ bathroom. The film is directed by Fabricio Bittar.
Psychotic!—A group of hard-partying Brooklyn hipsters are stalked and savagely murdered by a masked maniac known as the Bushwick Party Killer. Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK.
Yummy—A young couple travels to a shady Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery. The young woman wants a breast reduction. Her mother comes along for yet another face-lift. Wandering through an abandoned ward, the boyfriend stumbles upon a young woman, gagged and strapped to an operating table; she’s the result of experimental rejuvenation treatment. He frees her but doesn’t realize she’s patient zero and he just caused the outbreak of a virus that will change the doctors, patients, and his mother-in-law into bloodthirsty zombies. This SHUDDER ORIGINAL is also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK.
Dig Two Graves—A young girl obsessed with the death of her brother goes on a nightmarish journey where she must face a deadly proposition in order to bring him back. Starring Ted Levine, Samantha Isler, Danny Goldring. Also available on Shudder Canada.
Queer Horror returns for a second year on Shudder celebrating Pride Month with a curated collection of LGBTQ+ horror featuring queer themes, characters and creators.
This year’s line-up includes returning favorites as well as new titles. iHorror will dig into the included films as part of our own Horror Pride Month celebration beginning June 1st! The complete list includes: Alena, All Cheerleaders Die, Better Watch Out, Hellraiser, Knife + Heart, Lizzie, Lyle, The Old Dark House, The Quiet Room, Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Stranger by the Lake, Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl and The Wild Boys.