July on Shudder brings new and classic horror that is part of Shudder’s “Summer of Chills” programming that started in June. We also have some other news in our content guide as well, so take a moment to catch up with what Shudder has to offer.

V/H/S/94

The popular horror anthology series is returning with a new, Shudder-exclusive installment in V/H/S/94. 2012’s V/H/S took horror fans by storm, leading to a spinoff film, Siren (2016), and two direct sequel anthologies with V/H/S 2 (2013), and V/H/S: Viral (2014).

Shudder’s press release follows:

SHUDDER TO PRODUCE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF V/H/S HORROR ANTHOLOGY FRANCHISE, V/H/S/94, AS A SHUDDER ORIGINAL FILM

Jennifer Reeder and Ryan Prows Join Previously Announced Writer/Directors Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto and Chloe Okuno

NEW YORK – June 16, 2021 – Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired worldwide rights to V/H/S/94, the fourth installment in the hit horror anthology franchise. The Shudder Original Film will release in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand later this year. V/H/S/94 marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Séance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too) in addition to acclaimed directors Jennifer Reeder (Knives & Skin), Ryan Prows (Lowlife) and Chloe Okuno (Slut). Greg Anderson of the legendary drone metal band Sunn O))) and Southern Lord records founder will compose the film’s score.

In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

“The V/H/S series has been known for two things: its unbeatable lineup of filmmakers and its edge-of-your-seat terrifying found-footage stories,” said Craig Engler, GM of Shudder. “With V/H/S/94, the producers have upped their game—bigger, wilder, scarier than ever before. We can’t wait to unleash this new installment on Shudder members.”

“Thrilled seems like an understatement for just how stoked we all are to partner with Shudder”, said producer Josh Goldbloom. “We shot the film entirely during the pandemic, building sets in hotels, conference rooms, and in the spirit of the series punk rock roots we even ventured underground into a sewer. Our team channeled the misery of this past year appropriately, so rest assured it’s the biggest, baddest, and most bloodthirsty batch of tapes yet.”

David Bruckner (Hellraiser) and Radio Silence (SCREAM) served as executive producers. Josh Goldbloom produced the project for Cinepocalypse Productions alongside franchise co-creator Brad Miska of Bloody Disgusting, and Kurtis Harder (Spiral).

Michael Schreiber for Studio71, Zak Zeman, & Tom Owen also served as executive producers, along with Michael Paszt, James Fler and Andrew T. Hunt of Raven Banner Entertainment.

Leaving Shudder in July 2021

Unfortunately, Shudder has not made the list of what is leaving in July readily available for us, but we’ll keep an eye out and post an update as we track down any more information. If you want to keep track, Shudder’s “Leaving Soon” collection for your region will give you a chance to catch any films before they are removed from the library. It seems that All the Colors of the Dark (1976) will be leaving shortly in the US.

More updates when we have them.

Arriving on Shudder in July 2021

Here are the movies being added to Shudder’s regional libraries in July. We also have a pick for each region, so please let us know what you think of our selections. Shudder Originals and Exclusives will be in bold. Dates will also be regionally formatted.

Shudder CA

Shudder Canada provides a bounty of fan-favorite films this month, but our selection this month is the Shudder Exclusive The Call (2020). Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. and written by Patrick Stibbs, The Call stars Lin Shaye, Tobin Bell, Erin Sanders, and Chester Rushing. The synopsis reads “In the fall of 1987, a group of small-town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple after a tragic accident brings them to the couple’s door.”

Check out the trailer below.

  • 7/1
    • Burnt Offerings
  • 7/6
    • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the lane
    • Death Ship
    • Terror Train
  • 7/7
    • Death Weekend
    • Pledge Night
    • Sorority House Massacre
    • The Strangers
  • 7/8
    • Son
  • 7/12
    • Scream 3
    • Scream 4
    • Backcountry
    • Carnival of Souls
    • Messiah of Evil
    • Piranha (1978)
    • Straight Edge Kegger
    • Wish Upon
  • 7/13
    • Ginger Snaps
    • Rituals
    • Separation
    • White Girl
  • 7/15
    • The Call
  • 7/19
    • Eden Lake
    • eXistenZ
    • Here Comes Hell
    • She’s Allergic to Cats
    • Vigilante
  • 7/20
    • Inside
    • Livid
    • Mass Hysteria
    • Rot
  • 7/22
    • Kandisha
  • 7/26
    • Green Room
    • Halloween H20
    • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
    • I Saw the Devil
    • Der Bunker
    • They Remain
  • 7/27
    • Black Christmas (2006)
    • Blood Creek
  • 7/29
    • The Boy Behind the Door
Shudder CA July 2021 Release Schedule
Courtesy of Shudder Canada’s Twitter account

Shudder US

While Shudder is providing four exclusives and originals in the US, our pick this week is a cult classic. Near Dark (1987), directed by Katheryn Bigelow and written by Bigelow and Eric Red follows “a small-town farmer’s son [who] reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is bitten by a beautiful drifter.” The film features Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, and Bill Paxton.

Check out the trailer below… but odds are you may have already seen this one.

  • 7/1
    • Near Dark
    • Manhunter
    • Creepshow
    • Burnt Offerings
    • Thirteen Ghosts
  • 7/6
    • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the lane
    • Death Ship
    • Terror Train
  • 7/7
    • Pledge Night
    • Sorority House Massacre
    • Horsehead
  • 7/8
    • Son
  • 7/12
    • Carnival of Souls
    • Messiah of Evil
    • Piranha (1978)
    • Straight Edge Kegger
  • 7/13
    • Separation
    • White Girl
  • 7/15
    • The Call
  • 7/16
    • Everly
  • 7/19
    • Here Comes Hell
    • She’s Allergic to Cats
    • Vigilante
  • 7/20
    • Mass Hysteria
    • Rot
  • 7/22
    • Kandisha
  • 7/26
    • Der Bunker
    • They Remain
  • 7/27
    • Adoration
  • 7/29
    • The Boy Behind the Door
Shudder US July 2021 Release Schedule
Courtesy of Shudder’s US Twitter account

Shudder UK

Shudder UK gets the exclusive original with The Toll (2021), which seems like a fine selection for July. Directed and written by Michael Nader, this film stars Jordan Hayes, Max Topplin, and James McGowan. The synopsis reads “A socially awkward driver and a weary passenger try to make it to their destination while being haunted by a supernatural threat.”

Check out the trailer below.

  • 1/7
    • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    • Lake Mungo
  • 6/7
    • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
    • Death Ship
    • Terror Train
  • 7/7
    • Basket Case
    • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • 8/7
    • Son
  • 12/7
    • Carnival of Souls
    • Dead & Buried
    • Messiah of Evil
    • Straight Edge Kegger
  • 13/7
    • Separation
    • White Girl
  • 15/7
    • The Toll
  • 19/7
    • Sadistic Intentions
    • She’s Allergic to Cats
    • They’re Inside
  • 20/7
    • Mass Hysteria
    • Rot
  • 22/7
    • Kandisha
  • 26/7
    • Faults
    • Follow
    • They Remain
  • 29/7
    • The Boy Behind the Door
Shudder UK July 2021 Release Schedule
Courtesy of Shudder UK’s Twitter account

Shudder ANZ

Our selections for Australia and New Zealand this month is Son (2021), a Shudder Original/Exclusive. The film follows a mother who must grapple with her past when her son contracts a mysterious illness. Son is directed and written by Ivan Kavanagh and stars Andi Matichak, Emile Hirsch, and Luke David Blumm.

Check out the trailer below.

  • 7/7
    • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
    • Terror Train
  • 8/7
    • Son
  • 13/7
    • Carnival of Souls
    • Messiah of Evil
    • Straight Edge Kegger
  • 14/7
    • Separation
    • White Girl
  • 15/7
    • The Toll
  • 20/7
    • Here Comes Hell
    • She’s Allergic to Cats
  • 21/7
    • Mass Hysteria
    • Rot
  • 22/7
    • Kandisha
  • 27/7
    • They Remain
  • 29/7
    • The Boy Behind the Door
Shudder ANZ July 2021 Release Schedule
Courtesy of Shudder ANZ’s Twitter account

Those are the films coming and going on Shudder this month. Have a particular favorite classic premiering in July? Any of the exclusives strike your fancy? Let us know in the comments.

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