Shudder is bringing it this June, scaring audiences with tons of new additions to their plentiful horror catalogue along with plenty of new original content. AMC’s streaming genre service never disappoints and there is tons to be excited about for horror fans as we inch toward the end of the school year and the start of summer.
The good news started last week when it became official that Joe Bob’s Last Drive-In would be returning for a second season. Joe Bob Briggs returned for a drive-in overnight marathon last summer that literally broke the internet and the fan support swelled from a one-off special, into holiday marathons and finally a full weekly double feature on Friday nights. While you are waiting for Joe Bob and Darcy the Mailgirl to return, Shudder is loading up the schedule in June.
A new Shudder original podcast begins on Monday, June 3rd called Visitations with Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah. The podcast will feature discussions with some of horror’s brightest minds, including Mike Flanagan, Taika Waititi, Ana Lily Amirpour, John Landis, Panos Cosmatos, and more. Shudder Guides, a new short form series from Shudder’s main curator Sam Zimmerman, debuts on June 18th and will feature in depth looks into some of horror’s sub-genres.
In honor of Pride Month, Shudder will debut QUEER HORROR, a new collection of LGBTQ+ horror films featuring queer themes and characters. This collection will be up on Monday, June 3rd.
Knife+Heart (2018, premiering June 20), The Wild Boys (2017, premiering June 17), The Old Dark House (1932), Vampyros Lesbos (1971), Hellraiser (1987), Nightbreed (1990), Let the Right One In (2008), Predestination (2014), Alena (2015), Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl (2016), Rift, (2017), Lizzie (2018).
As for films, the most common choice for “greatest horror film ever,” 1973’s The Exorcist, premieres on the channel as well as Brian DePalma’s 1974 cult classic The Phantom of the Paradise. Fans of foreign horror rejoice as the week of June 10th brings you a trio of great films, including the 2018 German film Hagazussa, South Korea’s The Wailing from 2017 and Mexico’s Here Comes the Devil from 2013. John Carpenter’s Christine (1983) and The Haunted (1991) are also up on the service now.
Available June 6 is the Shudder Exclusive Movie Boar (2017), directed by Chris Sun, and starring Nathan Jones, Bill Moseley, and Hugh Sheridan. This will also be available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK.
Bruce (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’s Bill Moseley) is having a hard enough time relating to his new Australian step-family and their rough, outback town—and that’s before the arrival of murderous, rampaging pig the size of a minivan shows up to wreak havoc. It’s man vs. monstrous beast in this wild, raucous creature feature.
May 27 (added too late to make last month’s highlights)
Christine (1983, John Carpenter)
The Haunted (1991, Robert Mandel)
The Exorcist (1973, William Friedkin)
Ghost Story (1981, John Irvin)
The Phantom of the Paradise (1974, Brian De Palma)
Ravenous (1999, Antonia Bird)
Hagazussa (2018, Lukas Feigelfeld)
Here Comes the Devil (2013, Adrián García Bogliano)
The Wailing (2016, Na Hong-jin)
Next of Kin (1989, John Irvin)
Viy (1967, Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov)
If you do your streaming of movies and TV shows on multiple services, be sure to check out our coverage of the latest arrivals across various platforms:
– New to Netflix and Leaving Netflix
– Hulu Comings and Goings
– Amazon Prime Video Arrivals
– Shudder Arrivals
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