Shudder’s “Summer of Chills” concludes this August 2021, with some exclusive films. Regrettably, Shudder hasn’t released a list of what films are leaving, and the “Leaving Soon” collection lists nothing. We will continue to search for information about what might be leaving this August. Until then, take in the bounty of new material in your region. As always, we cover all regions and provide a selection for each.

Shudder Originals and Exclusives will be in bold. Dates will also be regionally formatted. First, however, the Originals and Exclusives across the regions this month.

Leaving Shudder – August 3rd Update

Good news, horror fans. An official post on the Shudder Subreddit confirmed some of the movies vanishing on the streaming service this month. The post says:

But before we dig into what’s new, here’s a look at what leaving this month:

8.1 – THE VALLEY season 1 (US/CA/UKI)

8.4 – DARK TOUCH (UKI), MIDNIGHT SWIM (UKI)

8.9 – STREET TRASH (US/UKI, includes Joe Bob version)

8.10 – GET MY GUN (US/CA/UKI)

8.11 – HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES (UKI)

8.18 – P2 (UKI)

8.25 – SISTERS (UKI), SISTERS (2006) (UKI), SPRING (UKI)

8.31 – BRAIN DAMAGE (UKI, includes Joe Bob version), BURNT OFFERINGS (US/CA), CREEPSHOW (1982, US), DEAD CALM (US), DEADBEAT AT DAWN (UKI, includes Joe Bob version), THE ENFIELD HAUNTING (ANZ), MANHUNTER (US), NEAR DARK (US)

9.8 – INTRUDER (UKI), M.F.A. (UKI)

We’ll continue to look for updates on what leaves Shudder month-to-month.

New on Shudder – August 2021

Teddy – Premieres August 5

A Shudder Original. Twentysomething Teddy lives in a foster home and works as a temp in a massage parlor. Rebecca, his girlfriend, will soon graduate. A scorching hot summer begins. But Teddy is scratched by a beast in the woods: the wolf that local angry farmers have been hunting for months. As weeks go by, animal impulses soon start to overcome the young man. Directed by Ludovic Boukherma and Zoran Boukherma. Starring Anthony Bajon (The Prayer), Ludovic Torrent, Christine Gautier, Noémie Lvovsky, Guillaume Mattera, Jean-Paul Fabre, Alexis Orlandini, Gérard Pau and Jean-Michel Ricart. Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ.

Bleed With Me – Premieres August 10

A Shudder Original. Rowan, a vulnerable outsider, is thrilled when the seemingly perfect Emily invites her on a winter getaway to an isolated cabin in the woods. Trust soon turns to paranoia when Rowan wakes up with mysterious incisions on her arm. Haunted by dream-like visions, Rowan starts to suspect that her friend is drugging her and stealing her blood. She’s paralyzed by the fear of losing Emily, but she must fight back before she loses her mind. Bleed With Me is a psychological horror that juxtaposes tenderness and violence in an investigation of female intimacy and dangerous codependency. Directed by Amelia Moses. Starring Lee Marshall, Lauren Beatty, and Aris Tyros. Available on Shudder US, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ.

Jakob’s Wife – Premieres August 19

A Shudder Exclusive. Anne is in her late 50s and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past thirty years. Through a chance encounter with a stranger, she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. However, these changes come with a toll on her marriage and a heavy body count. Directed by Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor). Starring horror icons Barbara Crampton (You’re Next) and Larry Fessenden (The Dead Don’t Die), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun), Nyisha Bell, Mark Kelly, Sarah Lind, Robert Rusler, and Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk). Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ.

Mosquito State – Premieres August 26

A Shudder Exclusive. August 2007. Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends his psychological meltdown. Directed by Filip Jan Rymsza. Co-written by Rymsza and Mario Zermeno. Starring Beau Knapp (The Good Lord Bird), Charlotte Vega (Wrong Turn), Jack Kesy (Claws), and Olivier Martinez (Texas Rising). Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ.

Slasher: Flesh & Blood – Premieres August 12, New Episodes Every Thursday

A Shudder Original. A wealthy but dysfunctional family gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe as the tension – and body count – ratchets up. Starring David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome) alongside cast members from previous installments of the Slasher franchise in brand new roles, including Paula Brancati (Dark Oracle), Jefferson Brown (Carrie), Patrice Goodman (Sunnyside), Sabrina Grdevich (A.I. Artificial Intelligence), and Christopher Jacot (Going the Distance). New to the franchise are Rachael Crawford (Heartland), Jeananne Goosen (The Walking Dead), Sydney Meyer (Departure), and Alex Ozerov (The Americans). Available on Shudder US and ANZ.

Shudder CA

Curiously, Shudder Canada is not getting Slasher: Flesh & Blood, which is odd given the rampant Canadianess of it all. So, we’re gonna suggest you give Jakob’s Wife a watch. It has a vampiric Barbara Crampton! Best off, everyone gets a shot at this one no matter which region you’re in.

A Shudder Exclusive. Anne is in her late 50s and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past thirty years. Through a chance encounter with a stranger, she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. However, these changes come with a toll on her marriage and a heavy body count. Directed by Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor). Starring horror icons Barbara Crampton (You’re Next) and Larry Fessenden (The Dead Don’t Die), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun), Nyisha Bell, Mark Kelly, Sarah Lind, Robert Rusler, and Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk). Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ.

Start streaming Jakob’s Wife on August 19th.

8/1

Dolls

Pumpkinhead

Witchfinder General

8/5

Teddy

8/9

The Corridor

The Dead Pit

Monsters

8/16

Borgman

A Field in England

The Mist

Prom Night III: The Last Kiss

8/19

Jakob’s Wife

8/23

Dead Ringers

Fido

Nothing Bad Can Happen

Slither

8/26

Mosquito State

Shudder US

Our selection for the US is the series Slasher: Flesh & Blood, featuring David Cronenberg. How will the legendary director handle acting in an ongoing series? We’ll find out together. Watch the first four episodes this month.

A Shudder Original. A wealthy but dysfunctional family gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe as the tension – and body count – ratchets up. Starring David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome) alongside cast members from previous installments of the Slasher franchise in brand new roles, including Paula Brancati (Dark Oracle), Jefferson Brown (Carrie), Patrice Goodman (Sunnyside), Sabrina Grdevich (A.I. Artificial Intelligence), and Christopher Jacot (Going the Distance). New to the franchise are Rachael Crawford (Heartland), Jeananne Goosen (The Walking Dead), Sydney Meyer (Departure) and Alex Ozerov (The Americans). Available on Shudder US and ANZ.

Slasher: Flesh & Blood is available on August 12th, and each Thursday will add a new episode.

8/1

Dead Calm

Dolls

Pumpkinhead

Witchfinder General

8/3

Good Manners

8/5

Teddy

8/9

Bloodthirsty

The Dead Pit

Heaven Knows What

8/10

Bleed With Me

8/12

Slasher: Flesh & Blood: Ep. 1 & 2

8/16

Borgman

A Field in England

8/19

Jakob’s Wife

Slasher: Flesh & Blood: Ep. 3

8/23

Cheap Thrills

Nothing Bad Can Happen

8/26

Mosquito State

Slasher: Flesh & Blood: Ep. 4

Shudder UK

Does the UK get a lot of mosquitos? Or might the sheer horror of Mosquito State be lost on UK viewers? If you’re in the UK, we suggest you give the movie a watch and let us know what you think. Is it relatable, or should this be something we should have recommended for the US?

A Shudder Exclusive. August 2007. Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends his psychological meltdown. Directed by Filip Jan Rymsza. Co-written by Rymsza and Mario Zermeno. Starring Beau Knapp (The Good Lord Bird), Charlotte Vega (Wrong Turn), Jack Kesy (Claws), and Olivier Martinez (Texas Rising). Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ.

Catch Mosquito State on the 26th of August.

2/8

Like Me

Rabbit

5/8

Teddy

6/8

The Slumber Party Massacre

Slumber Party Massacre II

9/8

The Dead Pit

10/8

1/8

Bleed With Me

12/8

Slasher: Flesh & Blood: Ep. 1 & 2

13/8

Chopping Mall

19/8

Jakob’s Wife

Slasher: Flesh & Blood: Ep. 3

20/8

Hell Night

23/8

The House That Dripped Blood

26/8

Mosquito State

Slasher: Flesh & Blood: Ep. 4

Shudder ANZ

For Shudder ANZ users, we are going to run with Teddy as our suggestion. What, a movie about animal attacks for a region that includes Australia? Yeah, we’ll go there.

A Shudder Original. Twentysomething Teddy lives in a foster home and works as a temp in a massage parlor. Rebecca, his girlfriend, will soon graduate. A scorching hot summer begins. But Teddy is scratched by a beast in the woods: the wolf that local angry farmers have been hunting for months. As weeks go by, animal impulses soon start to overcome the young man. Directed by Ludovic Boukherma and Zoran Boukherma. Starring Anthony Bajon (The Prayer), Ludovic Torrent, Christine Gautier, Noémie Lvovsky, Guillaume Mattera, Jean-Paul Fabre, Alexis Orlandini, Gérard Pau and Jean-Michel Ricart. Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ.

Teddy is available on the 5th of August.

5/8

Teddy

7/8

The Slumber Party Massacre

Slumber Party Massacre II

10/8

Bleed With Me

The Dead Pit

12/8

Slasher: Flesh & Blood: Ep. 1 & 2

14/8

Chopping Mall

19/8

Jakob’s Wife

Slasher: Flesh & Blood: Ep. 3

21/8

Hell Night

24/8

The House That Dripped Blood

26/8

Mosquito State

Slasher: Flesh & Blood: Ep. 4


Those are the films coming to Shudder in August of 2021. Have a particular favorite on this list? Let us know in the comments.

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