Plenty of horrors to stream this May 2022 on Shudder. We’re continuing our monthly series looking at what is new on Shudder, just like last month. Let’s go over them in this Friday the 13th-edition of our guide to what is streaming on the service. We’ll even cover what is leaving, what the big new Originals and Exclusives are, as well as full listings for what lands on Shudder in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia/New Zealand.

Shudder Originals and Exclusives will be in bold. Dates will be regionally formatted.

Leaving Shudder in May 2022

The Shudder Staff has provided a list on the official subreddit regarding what is leaving in May. We’re sharing it here.

  • 5.1 THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (CA), THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH (US/CA)
  • 5.2 SATAN’S SLAVE (1980) (US/CA), THE SKIN I LIVE IN (ANZ), HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (CA)
  • 5.8 THE MIST (CA)
  • 5.9 WE ARE STILL HERE (CA), A DARK SONG (US), THE HALLOW (US), KILL LIST (US/CA), PYEWACKET (US)
  • 5.10 HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES (UKI)
  • 5.12 SNOWPIERCER (CA)
  • 5.14 HELLRAISER IV: BLOODLINE (ANZ)
  • 5.15 THE WOMAN IN BLACK (CA), THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH (CA)
  • 5.20 THE DARK (UKI)
  • 5.24 TROMA’S WAR (US/CA), TURBO KID (US)
  • 5.29 AMONG THE LIVING (US/CA)
  • 5.30 STARFISH (US/CA)
  • 5.31 THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE (CA/ANZ), GRAND PIANO (UKI), RABBIT (UKI), A PERFECT GETAWAY (UKI)
  • 6.1 COLD IN JULY (ANZ), DAY OF THE DEAD (ANZ), HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH
  • 6.2 ANGUISH (UKI), DOUBLE LOVER (US)
  • 6.7 GHOST KILLERS VS. BLOODY MARY (US)

What is New in May 2022?

Here are some of the new things hitting Shudder this month:

The Last Drive-in With Joe Bob Briggs (Shudder Original)

New Episodes Premiere Every Friday

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. The season premiere will feature a celebration of The Last Drive-In’s 100th movie since Joe Bob’s first Shudder marathon in 2018, with surprise special guests.

Cursed Films II (Shudder Original)

New Episodes Premiere Thursdays; Season Finale May 5

Shudder’s acclaimed documentary series is back to explore the facts and myths surrounding a new batch of famous films some consider cursed. The new season will feature The Wizard of Oz, Rosemary’s BabyStalker, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and Cannibal Holocaust. Featuring new interviews with FX expert and former Mythbusters host Adam Savage, Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins, actor Bill Pullman, and director Ruggero Deodato, among many others. 

The Twin (Shudder Exclusive Film)

New Film Premieres Friday, May 6 *Day and Date Release with Theaters

Poster for The Twin - May 2022 on Shudder and in Theaters
The Twin – May 2022 on Shudder and in Theaters

In The Twin, following the aftermath of a tragic accident that claimed the life of one of their twins, Rachel (Teresa PalmerA Discovery of WitchesWarm Bodies) and husband Anthony (Steven CreeA Discovery of WitchesOutlander) relocate to the other side of the world with their surviving son in the hopes of building a new life. What begins as a time of healing in the quiet Scandinavian countryside soon takes an ominous turn when Rachel begins to unravel the torturous truth about her son and confronts the malicious forces attempting to take a hold of him.

The Sadness (Shudder Exclusive Film)

New Film Premieres Thursday, May 12

Poster for The Sadness - May 2022 on Shudder
The Sadness – May 2022 on Shudder

After a year of combating a pandemic with relatively benign symptoms, a frustrated nation finally lets its guard down. This is when the virus spontaneously mutates, giving rise to a mind-altering plague. The streets erupt into violence and depravity, as those infected are driven to enact the most cruel and ghastly things they can think of. Murder, torture, rape, and mutilation are only the beginning. A young couple is pushed to the limits of sanity as they try to reunite amid the chaos. The age of civility and order is no more. There is only “The Sadness.” The film is the feature debut of writer and director Rob Jabbaz and stars Regina Lei (76 Horror Bookstore), Berant Zhu (We Are Champions), Tzu-Chiang Wang (It’s Drizzling) and In-Ru Chen.

The Found Footage Phenomenon (Shudder Exclusive Film)

New Film Premieres Thursday, May 19

A still from the documentary The Found Footage Phenomenon - May 2022 on Shudder

Directed and produced by Sarah Appleton and Phillip Escott, the documentary tracks the origins of the found footage technique and how it transformed with technological changes throughout the last few decades. The Found Footage Phenomenon features interviews with integral found footage directors whose films impacted the horror genre like no other sub-genre has, around the turn of the millennium. Score by music legend Simon Boswell.

A Banquet (Shudder Exclusive Film)

New Film Premieres Thursday, May 26

A still from A Banquet - May 2022 on Shudder

Widowed mother Holly (Sienna Guillory) is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey (Jessica Alexander) experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonizing dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs. Also starring Ruby Stokes and Lindsay Duncan. Directed by Ruth Paxton.

Shudder in May 2022: CA Region

5/1

Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 3

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

5/2

The Midnight Swim

Goodnight Mommy

Insidious

5/5

Cursed Films: Cannibal Holocaust

5/6

The Twin

The Last Drive-In Season 4, Week 2

5/9

Popcorn

The Stylist

A Ghost Waits

5/12

The Sadness

5/13

The Last Drive-In Season 4, Week 3

5/15

FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards – Live on Shudder TV at 7P ET

5/16

Brain Damage

5/19

The Found Footage Phenomenon

5/20

The Last Drive-In Season 4, Week 4

5/23

Tetsuo The Iron Man

Tetsuo The Body Hammer

5/24

The Prowler

5/26

A Banquet

5/27

The Last Drive-In Season 4, Week 5

5/30

Slaughterhouse

The Unseen

Demon Wind

Etheria Season 6

5/31

Kolobos

Shudder in May 2022: US Region

5/1

Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 3

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Goodnight Mommy

Broadcast Signal intrusion

5/2

The Babadook

The Midnight Swim

5/5

Cursed Films: Cannibal Holocaust

5/6

The Twin

The Last Drive-In Season 4, Week 2

5/9

Popcorn

The Stylist

A Ghost Waits

5/12

The Sadness

5/13

The Last Drive-In Season 4, Week 3

5/15

FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards – Live on Shudder TV at 7P ET

5/16

Brain Damage

5/19

The Found Footage Phenomenon

5/20

The Last Drive-In Season 4, Week 4

5/23

Tetsuo The Iron Man

Tetsuo The Body Hammer

5/24

The Prowler

5/26

A Banquet

5/27

The Last Drive-In Season 4, Week 5

5/30

Slaughterhouse

The Unseen

Demon Wind

Etheria Season 6

5/31

Kolobos

Shudder in May 2022: UKI Region

1/5

Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 3

2/5

Dead Snow

Dead Snow 2

The Collection

5/5

Cursed Films: Cannibal Holocaust

6/5

The Twin

9/5

The Stylist

A Ghost Waits

Night Fare

Cheap Thrills

12/5

The Sadness

15/5

FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards – Live on Shudder TV at 11:59P

16/5

Donnie Darko

Errors of the Human Body

Husk

19/5

The Found Footage Phenomenon

23/5

Magic Magic

Seconds Apart

26/5

A Banquet

30/5

Etheria Season 6

Mulberry Street

The Soul Collector

31/5

Kolobos

Shudder in May 2022: ANZ Region

2/5

Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 3

3/5

Excess Flesh

The Glass Coffin

5/5

Cursed Films: Cannibal Holocaust (Australia Only)

6/5

The Twin

10/5

V/H/S: Viral

The Blackcoat’s Daughter (February)

12/5

The Sadness

16/5

FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards – Live on Shudder TV at 9A AEST

17/5

We Summon the Darkness

The Taking of Deborah Logan

19/5

The Found Footage Phenomenon

24/5

Knock Knock

Tales of Halloween

26/5

A Banquet

31/5

Etheria Season 6

Viral

The Resident

Blair Witch


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