Shudder has dropped a couple of brief updates on us. It is still Halfway to Halloween month, so they are continuing to drop titles on the service. However, there has been a change to one of the releases

First of all, the upcoming Shudder original Fried Barry has changed its release date from Thursday, May 6th, to Friday, May 7th, 2021. The film will be available exclusively on Shudder in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. You can check out the trailer below:

Secondly, there is an update on presenters for the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, which will stream on Shudder this month.

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards

JAMIE LEE CURTIS, KEITH DAVID, KEVIN SMITH & MORE AMONG PRESENTERS FOR 2021 FANGORIA CHAINSAW AWARDS

Awards Ceremony to Premieres April 18 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT Exclusively on Shudder

Los Angeles – April 8, 2021 – Shudder and FANGORIA announced today presenters at the 2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, premiering Sunday, April 18 at 8pm ET/5pm PT exclusively on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural.  The ceremony, which recognizes outstanding achievement in horror film and television, will be hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and feature Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Keith David (The Thing), Gigi Saul Guerrero (director, Culture Shock), Issa Lopez (director, Tigers Are Not Afraid), Kevin Smith (Clerks), Tananarive Due (Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror), Blumhouse founder and CEO Jason BlumJames Jude Courtney (Halloween), Doug Jones (The Shape of Water) and drag artist and The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula season two winner Biqtch Puddin’ as presenters.  This year’s nominated films include The Invisible ManFreakyThe Dark and the WickedHost and Possessor as well as actors Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Clancy Brown and Elisabeth Moss.

“We’re thrilled to partner with our friends at FANGORIA, a horror institution, to present their annual Chainsaw Awards, televised for the first time in years.  We hope to bring Shudder members and horror fans together for a vibrant celebration of the genre we love so much,” said Craig Engler, GM for Shudder.

“The Chainsaw Awards are an institution in horror, having existed in the magazine since 1992. Bringing them back as an actual event has been a dream, and airing them on Shudder is something we’ve been working toward since we resurrected the magazine,” said FANGORIA editor Phil Nobile Jr.

This year’s ceremony will be filmed and hosted virtually with pre- and post-show on socials. The ceremony will premier exclusively on the “Shudder TV” feed – available only on Shudder’s TV and mobile apps and online at Shudder.com – airing simultaneously in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, marking the first time the Chainsaw Awards have been televised globally. The ceremony will also be released via FANGORIA’s online and social platforms after the Shudder premiere.

Since 1992, the Chainsaw Awards have honored top achievements in the horror genre, with past recipients including Jonathan Demme, Sam Raimi, Robert Eggers, Toni Collette and George Romero.

The Chainsaw Awards are executive produced by Tara Ansley, Abhi Goel, Phil Nobile Jr. and produced by Armen Aghaeian and Rebekah McKendry.

And there you have it. No indication what is schedule for May just yet, beyond Fried Barry, but Haunted MTL will keep you posted as more is revealed.

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