Welcome to the year 2021. We’re continuing our monthly highlights on Shudder into the new year. So what is going to be streaming this month in each region? Let’s find out together, shall we?

Shudder originals and exclusives will be presented in bold.

Shudder CA

This month Shudder presents a number of films, but for the Canadian highlights, we are going to run with the Shudder/Sundance exclusive A Discovery of Witches. This series is one of Shudder’s “classier” series adapted from Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy. The series stars Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode and follows a historian who discovers her witchy heritage and attracts the interest of a mysterious vampire scientist. If you are trying to get a friend into horror and the supernatural you could do worse than a supernaturally-tinged sexy drama. The first four episodes of season two stream this month.

As for the other offerings…

1/4

Fingers

Super Dark Times

1/5

Blood on Satan’s Claw

1/9

A Discovery of Witches Ep. 201

1/11

Aniara

Before the Fire

The Blackcoat’s Daughter

Celia

1/14

Hunted

1/16

A Discovery of Witches Ep. 202

1/18

Atrocious

The Flesh and the Fiends

I Remember You

1/19

The Wolf House

1/23

A Discovery of Witches Ep. 203

1/25

Nightbreed

Rawhead Rex

Under the Skin

What Keeps You Alive

1/26

The Untold Story

The Woman

1/28

The Queen of Black Magic

1/30

A Discovery of Witches Ep. 204

Shudder CA January List

Shudder US

Shudder US and CA are very close when it comes to what is offered with a few exceptions. The biggest difference is that Shudder US will make the entire first season of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, available to stream. This spinoff is a limited series that takes place about a decade after the apocalypse of the main Walking Dead series. The series shows how life is for a generation raised among the undead.

1/4

Fingers

Super Dark Times

1/5

Blood on Satan’s Claw

1/9

A Discovery of Witches Ep. 201

1/11

Before the Fire

Celia

Cub

The Pit

1/14

Hunted

1/16

A Discovery of Witches Ep. 202

1/18

And Now the Screaming Starts

Asylum

The Beast Must Die

The Flesh and the Fiends

1/19

The Wolf House

1/21

The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 1

1/23

A Discovery of Witches Ep. 203

1/25

Nightbreed

Rawhead Rex

1/26

The Untold Story

The Woman

1/28

The Queen of Black Magic

1/30

A Discovery of Witches Ep. 204

Shudder UK

The offerings are a little thinner on Shudder UK this month, but two Shudder originals, Hunted and The Queen of Black Magic are available to stream. The UK highlight for this month is Hunted. The synopsis reads: What started as a flirtatious encounter at a bar turns into a life-or-death struggle as Eve (Lucie Debay) becomes the unknowing target of a misogynistic plot against her. Forced to flee as two men pursue her through the forest, she’s pushed to her extremes while fighting to survive in the wilderness—but survival isn’t enough for Eve. She will have revenge.

Check out the trailer for this Red Riding Hood retelling below.

As for the other films up for viewing…

1/4

Donnie Darko

Fingers

Super Dark Times

1/11

Before the Fire

Celia

Dachra

Possum

1/14

Hunted

1/26

The Woman

1/28

The Queen of Black Magic

Shudder ANZ

Shudder’s ANZ offerings finally include the fantastic Color Out of Space, but some other great titles are up for viewing. As for the highlight for the month, The Queen of Black Magic should be worth a watch. This is another Joko Anwar title for Shudder’s streaming library and looks to be just as scary as his previous films Satan’s Slaves and Impetigore. Ario Bayu, Hannah Al Rashid, Adhisty Zara, Ari Irham and Muzakki Ramdhan star in this new Shudder original. The synopsis reads: A family travels to the distant, rural orphanage where the father was raised to pay their respects to the facility’s gravely ill director. But his and his best friends’ homecoming turns into a terrifying supernatural ordeal that threatens their and their families’ lives: someone is using dark magic to avenge evil deeds, long buried but not forgotten. Stamboel’s film is a reimagining of the 1981 Indonesian horror classic of the same name.

1/5

Applesauce

Bad Turn Worse

Devil’s Mile

Fingers

Super Dark Times

Vanishing on 7th St.

1/7

Color Out of Space

1/12

Before the Fire

I Stand Alone

In Their Skin

Irreversible

Jug Face

1/14

Hunted

1/19

Carnage Park

Colossal

Don’t Knock Twice

1/21

Blood Vessel

1/26

Keane

Little Deaths

Plague Town

Turbo Kid

1/28

The Queen of Black Magic


So what is on your watch list this month in your region? Let us know in the comments.

Check up with us in early February for your complete Shudder highlights.

About the Author

David Davis is a writer, cartoonist, and educator in Southern California with an M.A. in literature and writing studies.

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