Streaming platform, Shudder, has released its schedule of May premieres and it’s shaping up to be a well-rounded, terrifying month with a good subgenre mix that’ll appeal to everyone!
From classic frights to new episodes of their original hit series The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs, May is going to be a bloody good time! Check out the full schedule below.
What’s coming to Shudder in May 2021?
Every Friday in May
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: The hit original series with Joe Bob Briggs premiered on April 16 and continues with new episodes every Friday. Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema.
The Wicker Man (1973): Director Robin Hardy’s cult classic folk horror film follows a puritan Police Sergeant who arrives in a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the locals claim never existed.
House on Haunted Hill (1959): Director William Castle’s classic haunted house tale starring the iconic Vincent Price. A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.
House on Haunted Hill (1999): An amusement park mogul offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past in this remake of the William Castle classic with Geoffrey Price stepping into the role previously played by Vincent Price.
13 Ghosts (1960): William Castle produce and directed this classic about a family who inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.
Curse of the Demon: Directed by Hollywood great, Jacques Tourneur, American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Frankenhooker: Directed by Frank Henenlotter, a medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.
Fried Barry: Fried Barry follows the story of a drug-addled degenerate who, after yet another bender, gets abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as his alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an onslaught of drugs, sex and violence as Barry’s alien tourist enters the weird and wonderful world of humankind. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ)
Sator: Secluded in a desolate forest, a broken family is observed by Sator, a supernatural entity who is attempting to claim them. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Climate of the Hunter: Two sisters vie for the affections of a man who may or may not be a vampire. When the three come together for dinner it has all the makings of a lovely meal filled with desire, memories and blood. From indie auteur Mickey Reece comes a wholly original new vampire vision. (Also Available on Shudder ANZ)
The Funeral Home: Bernardo is an undertaker who runs mortuary business in the same house where he resides. In the front he has his clients. And in the back, his dysfunctional family lives among coffins, wreaths and mischievous supernatural entities that visit on a daily basis. They attribute the paranormal manifestations to the dead bodies from their mortuary work but finding the real source of all this madness will be their quest, and what they might find is a terrifying truth. (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ)
The Reckoning: Directed by Neil Marshall! After losing her husband during the Great Plague, Grace Haverstock (Charlotte Kirk, Ocean’s 8) is unjustly accused of being a witch and placed in the custody of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter, Judge Moorcroft (Sean Pertwee, Dog Soldiers). Forced to endure physical and emotional torture while steadfastly maintaining her innocence, Grace must face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UKI)
Trickster: Based on the bestselling trilogy of novels by Eden Robinson, Trickster tells the story of the Indigenous Gothic, spirits, ancient magic and deadly rites of passage in a coming-of-age story unlike any you’ve ever seen. Full-series drop on day one for all your binging pleasure!
American Mary: The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called “freakish” clients.
Time Lapse: Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures twenty-four hours into the future, and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.
Found: A horror-obsessed boy discovers his older brother is a serial killer in this gritty film from director Scott Schirmer. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Def by Temptation: An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York City, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop who specializes in cases involving the supernatural. Stars Kadeem Hardison, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bill Nunn. (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ)
Black Roses: Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band. (Also available on Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)
PG: Psycho Goreman: In PG: Psycho Goreman, young siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe. They nickname the evil creature Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) and use the magical amulet they discovered to force him to obey their childish whims. It isn’t long before PG’s reappearance draws the attention of intergalactic friends and foes from across the cosmos and a rogues’ gallery of alien combatants converges in small-town suburbia to battle for the fate of the galaxy. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ)
Werewolf: WW2: a group of children liberated from a concentration camp find themselves, aimless and hungry, stranded in an abandoned mansion in the forest, surrounded by vicious attack dogs. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
The Machine: In efforts to construct perfect android killing machines in a war against China, UK scientists exceed their goal and create a sentient robot. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
The Windmill: In a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, Jennifer joins a coach-load of tourists embarking on a tour of Holland’s world-famous windmills. She and the other tourists are forced to seek shelter in a disused shed beside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a Devil-worshiping miller once ground the bones of locals instead of grain. As members of the group start to disappear, Jennifer learns that they all have something in common – a shared secret that seems to mark them all for doom. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Skull: The Mask: In this splatter-filled supernatural slasher, a Pre-Columbian artifact contains the spirit of Anhangá, the executioner of the god Tahawantinsupay. Whoever wears the masked is possessed by Anhangá and compelled to commit sacrifices to resurrect his god. It’s up to a museum assistant and a policewoman to stop the slaughter before the ritual is completed. A throwback treat for fans of ‘80s slashers and gory practical effects. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ)