June offers new premieres on Shudder throughout the month, including new exclusives and originals, such as George A. Romero’s The Amusement Park, under the promotion “Summer of Chills” featuring 13 movie premieres in 13 weeks. 13 is a lucky number for Shudder subscribers this summer. Here at Haunted MTL also expanding our coverage for the month by including information on films leaving the service as we can confirm them. As always, Shudder Originals and Exclusives will be in bold. Dates will be regionally formatted.

Queer Horror Collection – Available June 2

Celebrate Pride with a curated collection of must-see LGBTQ+ horror, featuring films with queer themes,
characters and/or creators. Featuring the Shudder premiere of the shorts Islands and Terror, Sisters! along
with the films Der Samurai, Thirst, and Rift.

Additional titles include Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker, Night Breed, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Resurrection, Mohawk, Spiral, Lyle, Scream, Queen!, Hellraiser, Tammy and the T-Rex, The Quiet Room, Stranger by the Lake, Knife + Heart, The Ranger, Lizzie, The Old Dark House, All Cheerleaders Die, Better Watch Out, Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl, and Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama.

Leaving Shudder in June 2021

Unfortunately, Shudder will be losing the rights to some great films this month across various regions. That also means a few of The Last Drive-In episodes will go dark. However, the “just the Joe Bob” bits will hang around.

So, here is what will be vanishing from Shudder and when.

  • 6.6 – BOAR (UKI), A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (US/CA), TETSUO: THE IRON MAN (US/CA — including The Last Drive-In)
  • 6.7 – THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (US — including The Last Drive-In)
  • 6.11 – THE COLONY (UK)
  • 6.14 – HAGAZUSSA (US/CA)
  • 6.28 – BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (CA)
  • 6.30 – 13 GHOSTS (US), CURSE OF THE DEMON (US), DEAD SNOW (UK), THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (US), EVE’S BAYOU (US), FROM THE DARK (US), THE MIMIC (CA), STAKE LAND (US), STAKE LAND II (US), THE WICKER MAN (US), WOLF CREEK: SEASON 2 (US/CA)
  • 7.1 – WHY HORROR? (US/CA/UK)

Be sure to take the time in the next couple of days to watch The House of the Devil, a personal favorite of mine. It will be missed!

Arriving on Shudder in June 2021

Just as Shudder taketh away, Shudder giveth. Here is what is coming to the service across all regions along with our highlights.

Shudder CA

Our June highlight for Canadian Shudder streamers is An Unquiet Grave, available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UK, and Shudder ANZ. Streaming June 24th. The synopsis follows: A year after losing his wife in a car crash, Jamie convinces her sister, Ava, to return with him to the site of the accident and help him perform a strange ritual. But as the night wears on, it becomes clear that he has darker intentions. An Unquiet Grave is an exploration of grief, and the harm we cause when we don’t take responsibility for our own healing. Directed by Terence Krey. Starring Jacob A. Ware and Christine Nyland who also co-wrote the film.

  • 6/1
    • Burn Witch Burn
    • The Neon Demon
  • 6/2
    • Rift
    • Thirst (2019)
  • 6/3
    • Caveat
    • Violation
  • 6/4
    • The Last Drive-In Ep. 308
  • 6/7
    • Beyond the Door III
    • Night of the Living Dead
    • Reunion
  • 6/8
    • George A. Romero’s The Amusement Park
  • 6/11
    • The Last Drive-In Ep. 309
  • 6/14
    • Evilspeak
    • Monstrous
    • The Retreat
    • Your Vice is a Locked Room
    • Wolfcop
    • Another Wolfcop
  • 6/15
    • Housebound
    • The Similars
  • 6/17
    • Superdeep
  • 6/18
    • The Last Drive-In Ep. 310
  • 6/21
    • Homewrecker
    • House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • 6/22
    • I Remember You
  • 6/24
    • An Unquiet Grave
  • 6/28
    • Coherence
    • The Voice
  • 6/29
    • Vicious Fun
Shudder CA June release list
Courtesy of Shudder Canada’s Twitter account

Shudder US

Our highlight for US-based Shudder streamers this month celebrates an American horror icon; We’re going with George A. Romero’s The Amusement Park, available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UK, and Shudder ANZ on June 8th. The synopsis follows: Recently discovered and restored 46 years after its completion by the George A. Romero Foundation and produced by Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, director George A. Romero’s The Amusement Park stars Martin’s Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies and humiliations of aging in America are manifested through roller coasters and chaotic crowds. Commissioned by the Lutheran Society, the film is perhaps Romero’s wildest and most imaginative movie, an allegory about the nightmarish realities of growing older, and is an alluring snapshot of the filmmaker’s early artistic capacity and style and would go on to inform his ensuing filmography. The “lost” film was restored in 4k by IndieCollect in New York City.

  • 6/1
    • An American Werewolf in London
    • Ginger Snaps 2
    • Ginger Snaps 3
    • Burn Witch Burn
    • Eve’s Bayou
  • 6/2
    • Der Samurai
    • Islands
    • Rift
    • Terror, Sisters
    • Thirst (2019)
  • 6/3
    • Caveat
  • 6/4
    • The Last Drive-In Ep. 308
  • 6/7
    • Beyond the Door III
    • Night of the Living Dead
    • Reunion
  • 6/8
    • George A. Romero’s The Amusement Park
  • 6/11
    • The Last Drive-In Ep. 309
  • 6/14
    • Evilspeak
    • Monstrous
    • The Retreat
    • Your Vice is a Locked Room
  • 6/15
    • The Conspiracy
    • Housebound
    • The Similars
  • 6/17
    • Superdeep
  • 6/18
    • The Last Drive-In Ep. 310
  • 6/21
    • The Antenna
    • Homewrecker
    • House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • 6/24
    • An Unquiet Grave
  • 6/25
    • Etheria Film Night 2021
  • 6/29
    • Vicious Fun
Shudder US June release list
Courtesy of the Shudder US Twitter account

Shudder UK

Shudder UK streamers have fewer options than the US and Canada but get plenty of exclusives. Our selection for those across the pond is Caveat, available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UK, and Shudder ANZ on June 3rd. The synopsis follows: Lone drifter Isaac accepts a job to look after his landlord’s niece, Olga, for a few days in an isolated house on a remote island. It seems like easy money, but there’s a catch: he must wear a leather harness and chain that restricts his movements to certain rooms. Once Olga’s uncle Barrett leaves the two of them alone, a game of cat and mouse ensues as Olga displays increasingly erratic behavior as a trapped Isaac makes a series of horrific discoveries in the house. Directed by Damien Mc Carthy. Starring Jonathan French, Leila Sykes and Ben Caplan.

  • 1/6
    • Piercing
  • 3/6
    • Caveat
  • 7/6
    • The Flesh and the Blood Show
    • Frightmare
    • Night of the Living Dead
  • 8/6
    • George A. Romero’s The Amusement Park
  • 10/6
    • Possessor
  • 14/6
    • Monstrous
    • The Retreat
  • 17/6
    • Superdeep
  • 21/6
    • House on Haunted Hill (unsure if this is the 1959 version like other regions)
  • 22/6
    • The Drone
  • 24/6
    • An Unquiet Grave
  • 29/6
    • Vicious Fun
ShudderUK June release list
Courtesy of Shudder UK’s Twitter account

Shudder ANZ

We now turn to Shudder ANZ, which rounds out the schedule this month with the slimmest pickings, but a fair number of exclusives and originals making their premier. Our selection for streamers down under is Superdeep, available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UK, and Shudder ANZ. The synopsis follows: The Kola Superdeep borehole is the largest Russian secret facility. In 1984, at the depth of more than 7 miles below the surface, unexplained sounds were recorded, resembling the screams and moans of numerous people. Since these events, the object has been closed. A small research team of scientists and military personnel had gone down below the surface to find out the secret that the world’s deepest borehole was hiding. What they have found poses the greatest threat that humanity has ever faced. Now the future of the world is in their hands. Directed by Arseniy Sukhin. Starring Milena Radulovic, Sergey Ivanyuk, Nikolay Kovbas, Kirill Kovbas and Nikita Dyuvbanov.

  • 3/6
    • Caveat
  • 8/6
    • George A. Romero’s The Amusement Park
    • Daughters of Darkness
    • Devil’s Gate
    • Night of the Living Dead
  • 15/6
    • Monstrous
    • The Retreat
  • 17/6
    • Superdeep
  • 22/6
    • The Antenna
    • House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • 26/6
    • An Unquiet Grave
  • 29/6
    • Vicious Fun
Shudder ANZ June release list
Courtesy of the Shudder ANZ Twitter account

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

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

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