Summer of 2022 heats up with Shudder’s library additions for July. Featuring two special collections featuring John Carpenter and Alien Encounters, with a little crossover between them. This month also sees a slew of new originals and exclusives, much like June of 2022.

So, what do we have to look forward to in July 2022 on Shudder? We have your regional release schedules. Please note that Shudder Originals and Exclusives will be formatted in bold. Additionally, dates will be present regionally.

But first, the spotlights.

July 2022 on Shudder: Highlights

The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs – Friday, July 1 (Season Finale)

A Shudder Original. The hit series returns with Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories, and significance to genre cinema. Episodes this season have featured a celebration of The Last Drive-In’s 100th movie, Joe Bob’s first hosted silent movie and special guests including Hellbender filmmakers The Adams Family. Tune in to Shudder TV on July 1 at 9pm ET to catch the premiere of this holiday weekend season finale, or watch on demand starting Sunday, July 3.

Catch our review/recap of the event right here.

On The 3RD Day – Premieres Thursday, July 7

Still from On the 3rd Day - Photo Credit: Shudder
– On the 3rd Day – Photo Credit: Shudder

A Shudder Exclusive. While on a trip with her young son, Cecilia has a car accident. Three days later, she finds herself wandering a lonely road with no sign of her child – and no memory of what happened since the crash. Cecilia’s desperate search for her son leads her on a wrenching and tumultuous journey to face off against a religious fanatic who holds the shocking key to it all.

Good Madam – Premieres Thursday, July 14

Good Madam, a Shudder acquired south African horror film; still from Variety
– Good Madam – Photo Credit: Shudder

A Shudder Original. Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival. Tsidi, a single mother, is forced to move in with her estranged mother Mavis, a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively for her catatonic white ‘Madam’. As Tsidi tries to heal her family however, a sinister spectre begins to stir. South African director Jenna Cato Bass (Flatland) co-wrote the film along with Babalwa Baartman and ten other members of her cast.

Moloch – Premieres Thursday, July 21

Moloch Shudder Original Graphic
– Moloch – Photo Credit: Shudder

A Shudder Original. In Moloch, 38-year-old Betriek lives at the edge of a peat bog in the North of the Netherlands. When she and her family are attacked by a random stranger one night, Betriek sets out to find an explanation. The more she digs, the more she becomes convinced that she is being hunted by something ancient. Directed by Nico van den Brink (Het Juk).

This is GWAR – Premieres Thursday, July 21

This is GWAR - key art
– This is GWAR – Photo Credit: Shudder

A Shudder Original. This is GWAR is the powerful story of the iconic heavy metal art collective, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years. The feature documentary includes interviews with the band members, both past and present, and other artists, including Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera, and Ethan Embry, including never seen footage of legendary GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus).

The Reef: Stalked – Premieres Friday, July 29

Still from The Reef: Stalked - Photo Credit: Shudder
– The Reef: Stalked – Photo Credit: Shudder

A Shudder Exclusive. In an effort to heal after witnessing her sister’s horrific murder, Nic, her younger sister Annie and two close friends travel to a remote Pacific Island for a kayaking and diving adventure. Hours into their expedition, the women are stalked and attacked by a Great White shark. To survive, they will need to band together, and Nic will have to overcome her post-traumatic stress, face her fears, and slay a monster. Written and directed by Andrew Traucki as a follow-up to his 2010 film, The Reef. Starring Teressa Liane (The Vampire Diaries), Ann Truong (Cowboy BeBop), Saskia Archer (Boshack), Kate Lister (Clickbait), and Tim Ross (Wonderland). Also, out in theaters, and VOD on July 29 from RLJE Films.

Shudder Collections

Alien Encounters Collection

To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Roswell UFO Incident, Shudder presents a curated collection of some of our favorite terrors of extraterrestrial origin. Whether its little green men or tentacled monsters in the cold reaches of space or hidden in plain sight just next door, these aliens do not come in peace. The collection launches on July 1 with new Shudder additions They Live and The Thing (also part of our July John Carpenter collection), the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Lifeforce, Planet of the Vampires, Dark Angel, Without Warning, and Invaders from Mars. The collection will also feature current Shudder titles like The McPherson Project, PG: Psycho Goreman, Fried Barry, Color Out of Space, and The Untamed.

John Carpenter Collection

Celebrate the Horror Master with a collection of some of his most terrifying creations. New to Shudder this month are John Carpenter classics The Thing (celebrating its 40th anniversary) and They Live, which are part of this month’s Alien Encounters Collection. Also new to the library are Escape from New York and Prince of Darkness. These join currently available Carpenter favorites Halloween, In the Mouth of Madness, and Body Bags.

What is Leaving Shudder in July 2022?

cording to the Shudder subreddit, the only films leaving include Maniac Cop (US/CA) on July 11th. (Updated: only 1 is leaving, 2 and 3 are being renewed)

Shudder in July 2022: CA Region

Here is the release schedule for Shudder Canada this month. Shudder Originals and Exclusives will be in bold.

7/1

The Last Drive-In Season 4, Season Finale

The Burning

Return of the Living Dead

Dark Angel

Invaders from Mars

Lifeforce

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Planet of the Vampires

Without Warning

God Told Me To

1BR

7/5

The Long Walk

Meatcleaver Massacre

Mansion of the Doomed

7/6

The Deadly Spawn

7/7

On the 3rd Day

7/11

Who Saw Her Die

Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

Suspicious Death of a Minor

Watch Me When I Kill

Color Out of Space

7/12

The Convent (2000)

The House on Sorority Row

7/14

Good Madam

7/15

Bloody Hell

7/18

Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge

The Forbidden Door

Santa Sangre

Blue Sunshine

7/19

Tombs of the Blind Dead

Mosquito

7/21

Moloch

This is GWAR

7/25

Hard Rock Nightmare

Hard Rock Zombies

Slaughterhouse Rock

The Toolbox Murders

Uninvited

7/29

The Reef: Stalked

Courtesy of Shudder CA on Twitter

Shudder in July 2022: US Region

Here is the release schedule for Shudder USA this month. Shudder Originals and Exclusives will be in bold.

7/1

The Last Drive-In Season 4, Season Finale

Escape From New York

Prince of Darkness

They Live

The Thing

The Burning

Return of the Living Dead

Dark Angel

Invaders from Mars

Lifeforce

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Planet of the Vampires

Without Warning

God Told Me To

1BR

7/2

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

7/5

The Long Walk

Meatcleaver Massacre

Mansion of the Doomed

7/6

The Deadly Spawn

7/7

On the 3rd Day

7/11

Who Saw Her Die

Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

Suspicious Death of a Minor

Watch Me When I Kill

7/12

The Convent (2000)

The House on Sorority Row

7/14

Good Madam

7/15

Bloody Hell

7/18

Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge

The Forbidden Door

Santa Sangre

Blue Sunshine

7/19

Tombs of the Blind Dead

Mosquito

7/21

Moloch

This is GWAR

7/25

Hard Rock Nightmare

Hard Rock Zombies

Slaughterhouse Rock

The Toolbox Murders

Uninvited

7/29

The Reef: Stalked

Courtesy of the Shudder Twitter

Shudder in July 2022: UK Region

Here is the release schedule for Shudder UK this month. Shudder Originals and Exclusives will be in bold. UK dates are regionally formatted.

5/7

The Long Walk

The Burning

Meatcleaver Massacre

Mansion of the Doomed

7/7

On the 3rd Day

11/7

Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

Suspicious Death of a Minor

Daniel Isn’t Real

A Tale of Two Sisters

12/7

Broadcast Signal Intrusion

14/7

Good Madam

18/7

Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge

El Topo

The Holy Mountain

Fando y Lis

21/7

Moloch

This is GWAR

25/7

REC

Rawhead Rex

Courtesy of Shudder UK Twitter

Shudder in July 2022: ANZ Region

Here is the release schedule for Shudder Australia and New Zealand this month. Shudder Originals and Exclusives will be in bold. ANZ dates are regionally formatted.

2/7

God Told Me To

Texas Chainsaw (2013)

Leatherface (2017)

6/7

Meatcleaver Massacre

Mansion of the Doomed

7/7

On the 3rd Day

12/7

Cold Skin

Emelie

13/7

Broadcast Signal Intrusion

14/7

Good Madam

19/7

Howl

Jamie Marks is Dead

Knock Knock

Life After Beth

21/7

Moloch

This is GWAR

26/7

Level 16

The Dark

The Crucifixion

VHS: VIRAL

Courtesy of Shudder ANZ Twitter

What do you think about the lineup of movies and series this month? 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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