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October 2022 continues Shudder’s streaming dominance as the Home for Halloween. We are now firmly in the fall, the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air, and Shudder is full to bursting who streaming horror goodness.

What does Shudder offer for the back half of the 61 Days of Halloween for 2022? Let’s dive in together. Let’s start with what Shudder has sent us to mark the month.

Shudder is the leading streaming service for thrills and frights year-round. But this Halloween season will feature the best line-up in its history. Shudder members will enjoy a new slate of weekly movie premieres, original series Queer for Fear, 101 Scariest Movie Moments of All Time, and the return of the Boulet Brothers in The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans, a Halloween special with Joe Bobb Briggs called Joe Bob’s Haunted Halloween Hangout, a new edition of Shudder’s fan favorite “The Ghoul Log,” a 24/7 streaming jack-o’-lantern, and much, much, more.

So, what can you expect for October 2022? We also have your regional release schedules. Please note that Shudder Originals and Exclusives will be formatted in bold. Additionally, dates will be present regionally.

October 2022 on Shudder: Highlights

New Shudder Original Series and Specials

Mad God Ghoul Log – Premieres Saturday, October 1

The “Ghoul Log” is Halloween’s answer to the Christmas Yule Log: a 24/7 streaming jack-o’-lantern providing the perfect ambiance for all your Halloween festivities. Fan favorites The Ghoul Log, Return of the Ghoul Log and Night of the Ghoul Log are back, along with a very special new edition inspired by Phil Tippett’s Mad God, hand-crafted by the team at Tippett Studios.

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The 101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time – Premiered September 7 – New Episodes Wednesdays

Master filmmakers and genre experts celebrate and dissect the most terrifying moments of the greatest horror films ever made, exploring how these scenes were created and why they burned themselves into the brains of audiences around the world.

Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror – Premiered Friday, September 30 – New Episodes Fridays

Queer for Fear is a four-part documentary series from executive producer Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Steak House (Launchpad) about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the horror and thriller genres. From its literary origins with queer authors Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to the pansy craze of the 1920s that influenced Universal Monsters and Hitchcock, through the “lavender scare” alien invasion films of the mid-20th century and the AIDS-obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films, Queer for Fear re-examines genre stories through a queer lens, seeing them not as violent, murderous narratives, but as tales of survival that resonate thematically with queer audiences everywhere.

Joe Bob’s Haunted Halloween Hangout – Premieres Friday, October 21

For his fourth Halloween special on Shudder, the World’s Foremost Drive-In Movie Critic leaves no plastic skull, fake spider, or foam tombstone behind in his mission to celebrate the Samhain season the RIGHT way for once! Leaving nothing to chance, Joe Bob and Darcy enlist the help of a special surprise guest.

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans – Premieres Tuesday, October 25

Hosted and created by the Boulet Brothers, “The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans” is a ten-episode spin-off series starring some of the most popular drag icons from the show’s previous seasons competing in a grand championship of drag artistry and shocking physical challenges for a one hundred-thousand-dollar grand prize, the headlining spot on the upcoming world tour and the first ever “Dragula Titans” crown and title. Guest Judges include Elvira, Harvey Guillen, Justin Simien, David Dastmalchian, Poppy, Alaska, Katya, Joe Bob Briggs, Bonnie Aarons, Barbara Crampton, and more to be announced later.

Shudder Original and Exclusive Films

Deadstream – Premieres Thursday, October 6

A disgraced and demonetized Internet personality (Joseph Winter) tries to win back his fans by live streaming himself, spending a night alone in an abandoned haunted house. However, when he accidentally unleashes a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life (and social relevance) as he faces off with the sinister spirit of the house and her powerful following. Deadstream stars Joseph Winter, who wrote and directed the film with Vanessa Winter. (A Shudder Original)

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Dark Glasses – Premieres Thursday, October 13

In Dark Glasses, an eclipse blackens the skies on a hot summer day in Rome – a harbinger of the darkness that will envelop Diana (Ilenia Pastorelli) when a serial killer chooses her as prey. Fleeing her predator, the young escort crashes her car and loses her sight. She emerges from the initial shock determined to fight for her life, but she is no longer alone. Defending her and acting as her eyes is a little boy, Chin (Andrea Zhang), who survived the car accident. But the killer won’t give up his victim. Who will be saved? The long-awaited return from Italian master of horror and acclaimed writer-director Dario Argento, the film stars Ilenia Pastorelli, Asia Argento, and Andrea Zhang.

Beginning Friday, October 7, Dark Glasses will debut at the IFC Center in New York and at the Laemmle Glendale in Los Angeles, ahead of the film’s streaming debut on Thursday, October 13. Additional theaters, to be announced later, will follow beginning Friday, October 14.  (A Shudder Original)

She Will – Premieres Thursday, October 13

After a double mastectomy, Veronica Ghent (Alice Krige) goes to a healing retreat in rural Scotland with her young nurse Desi (Kota Eberhardt). She discovers that the process of such surgery opens questions about her very existence, leading her to start to question and confront past traumas. The two develop an unlikely bond as mysterious forces give Veronica the power to enact revenge within her dreams.  Also starring Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Aris, Rupert Everett, and Olwen Fouéré. Directed by Charlotte Colbert. (A Shudder Exclusive)

V/H/S/99 – Premieres Thursday, October 20

V/H/S/99 marks the return of the acclaimed found footage anthology franchise and the sequel to Shudder’s most-watched premiere of 2021. A thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations. Featuring five new stories from filmmakers Maggie Levin (Into The Dark: My Valentine), Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City), Flying Lotus (Kuso), Tyler MacIntyre (Tragedy Girls) and Joseph & Vanessa Winter (Deadstream), V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium. (A Shudder Original)

Resurrection – Premieres Friday, October 28

Margaret’s life is in order. She is capable, disciplined, and successful. Everything is under control. That is, until David returns, carrying with him the horrors of Margaret’s past. Resurrection is directed by Andrew Semans, and stars Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth. (A Shudder Exclusive)

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“All Hail Argento” Collection

To mark the Shudder premiere of Dark Glasses and Dario Argento’s long-awaited return to the director’s chair, we are proud to present an expanded collection of works from Italy’s master of horror. Opera and The Stendhal Syndrome premiere on October 10, joining titles already on Shudder including Deep RedTenebraeInfernoPhenomena, Trauma and The Cat o’ Nine Tales along with the Argento-penned Demons and Demons 2.

Opera 

A stalker torments an opera star by forcing her to watch her friends being murdered in one of giallo horror god Dario Argento’s most terrifying films. When young operetta Betty is thrust into a leading role in Verdi’s Macbeth, she’s unprepared for the carnage that’s going to be unleashed. Soon enough, she’s being stalked by a black-gloved killer who loves tying Betty up and taping needles around her eyes so she – and by extension, us – are forced to watch the vicious slayings. The great Brian Eno and Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti composed the stellar score.

The Stendhal Syndrome – (Also part of Shudder’s House of Psychotic Women Collection)

A detective suffers strange hallucinations while hunting a serial killer in Dario Argento’s bone-chilling ‘90s masterpiece. Anna (Asia Argento) is on the trail of a psycho when she experiences Stendhal syndrome, a condition that causes people to become overwhelmed by works of art to the point of psychosis. But when the killer kidnaps and rapes her, it begins a process that threatens all who cross Anna’s path. Using CGI to bring Anna’s artistic hallucinations to life, Argento crafts a brutal yet visually stunning thriller that stands on par with his classics.

House of Psychotic Women Collection

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Kier-La Janisse’s (director of Woodlands Dark & Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror) groundbreaking and influential dive into female neuroses onscreen and in horror, Shudder will collect films explored in both the original and expanded editions of House of Psychotic Women. New to Shudder beginning October 1 are I Like BatsFootprintsIdentikit, The Rats are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here, The Stendhal Syndrome, May and Santa Sangre.

These join current Shudder titles Alone with YouAmerican Mary, Asylum, The Babadook, The Baby, Bleed with Me, Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker, Carnival of Souls, The Corruption of Chris Miller, Darling, Il Demonio, Dream No Evil, I Blame Society, Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion, Knife of Ice, Knocking, The Midnight Swim, May, Ms. 45, Next of Kin, Orgasmo, Phenomena, Prevenge, and Resurrection.

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May – October 1

Nobody knows what to make of May (Angela Bettis). Born with a lazy eye, for which she wore a patch while growing up, she became a loner oddball whose only friend was a perfectly kept doll. She moves to L.A. and takes up with a filmmaker (Jeremy Sisto), but the relationship sours quickly — and dangerously. She then befriends an alluring lesbian colleague (Anna Faris), but that, too, along with every connection May attempts to make, turns deadly.

I Like Bats – October 4

Katarzyna Walter stars as a happily single vampire who works in her aunt’s curio shop when not feeding on various suitors and sleazebags. But when she falls for a handsome psychiatrist, she’ll discover that no affliction is more horrific than love. It combines splashes of absurdist black comedy with jolts of old-school gothic horror for a slyly contemporary take on the female bloodsucker mythos.

Footprints – October 4

In the most criminally underseen giallo of the ‘70s, Florinda Bolkan (A Lizard In A Woman’s Skin, Flavia The Heretic) stars as a freelance translator who wakes one morning missing all memory of her past three days. But will a trail of odd clues lead her to a place where perception and identity are never what they seem? Directed by Luigi Bazzoni (The Fifth Cord) with cinematography by three-time Oscar®-winner Vittorio Storaro (The Bird with The Crystal Plumage).

The Rats are Coming the Werewolves Are Here – October 4

The Mooney’s are a typical English family, except for one tiny detail… they’re all werewolves. One member of the family is of a mind to change their legacy, which stirs up family drama of the worst kind. The second of gutter auteur Andy Milligan’s productions made in England, this werewolf family saga is filled with the bitter worldview, and confrontational hysteria Milligan is known for.

Identikit – October 10

In what remains the most obscure, bizarre, and wildly misunderstood film of her entire career – and perhaps even ‘70s Italian cinema – Elizabeth Taylor stars as a disturbed woman who arrives in Rome to find a city fragmented by autocratic law, leftist violence, and her own increasingly unhinged mission to find the most dangerous liaison of all. Academy Award® nominee Ian Bannen (The Offence), Mona Washbourne (The Collector) and Andy Warhol co-star in this “unique, hallucinatory neo noir” (Cult Film Freaks) – barely released in America as The Driver’s Seat – directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi (‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore), adapted from the unnerving novella by Muriel Spark (The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie) and featuring cinematography by three-time Oscar® winner Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Last Emperor).

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Shudder in October 2022: US Region

Here is a list of scheduled additions to Shudder’s streaming library for October 2022 in the US. Dates will be presented as regionally formatted.

10/1

Mad God Ghoul Log

Secret Screening (Update: Dark Glasses)

The Descent

The Descent Part 2

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The Gate

May

10/3

The Collingswood Story

Dark Night of the Scarecrow

10/4

Footprints

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I Like Bats

The Other Side of the Underneath

The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here!

10/5

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 5

10/6

Deadstream

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10/7

Queer for Fear, Episode 2

10/10

Identikit

Opera

The Stendhal Syndrome

10/11

Lux Aeterna

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The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Season 1

10/12

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 6

10/13

Dark Glasses

She Will

10/14

Queer for Fear, Episode 3

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10/19

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 7

10/20

V/H/S/99

10/21

Queer for Fear, Episode 4

Joe Bob’s Haunted Halloween Hangout (9 ET on Shudder TV)

10/24

Aenigma

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Demonia

Fulci for Fake

Manhattan Baby

10/25

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans, Episode 1

10/26

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 8

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10/28

Resurrection

List of additions to Shudder US in October 2022 | Courtesy of Shudder

Shudder in October 2022: CA Region

Here is a list of scheduled additions to Shudder’s streaming library for October 2022 in Canada. Dates will be presented as regionally formatted.

10/1

Mad God Ghoul Log

Secret Screening (Update: Dark Glasses)

10/3

47 Meters Down

The Bye Bye Man

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The Collingswood Story

Dark Night of the Scarecrow

10/4

Footprints

I Like Bats

The Other Side of the Underneath

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The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here!

10/5

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 5

10/6

Deadstream

10/7

Queer for Fear, Episode 2

10/10

The Crucifixion

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Frankenstein

The Inheritance

Identikit

Opera

The Stendhal Syndrome

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10/11

Lux Aeterna

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragul,a Season 1

10/12

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 6

10/13

Dark Glasses

She Will

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10/14

Queer for Fear, Episode 3

10/19

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 7

10/20

V/H/S/99

10/21

Queer for Fear, Episode 4

Joe Bob’s Haunted Halloween Hangout (9 ET on Shudder TV)

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10/24

Aenigma

Demonia

Fulci for Fake

Manhattan Baby

10/25

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans, Episode 1

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10/26

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 8

10/28

Resurrection

List of additions to Shudder CA in October 2022 | Courtesy of Shudder

Shudder in October 2022: UK Region

Here is a list of scheduled additions to Shudder’s streaming library for October 2022 in the UK. Dates will be presented as regionally formatted.

1/10

Mad God Ghoul Log

Cold Skin

3/10

The Collingswood Story

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The Diabolical

The Ninth Configuration

5/10

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 5

6/10

Deadstream

7/10

Queer for Fear, Episode 2

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10/10

Discopath

Stage Fright

11/10

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Season 1

12/10

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 6

13/10

Dark Glasses

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14/10

Queer for Fear, Episode 3

17/10

The Changeling

Lovely Molly

19/10

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 7

20/10

V/H/S/99

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21/10

Queer for Fear, Episode 4

Let’s Scare Julie

24/10

High Tension

Frontier(s)

25/10

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans, Ep. 1

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26/10

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 8

List of additions to Shudder UK in October 2022 | Courtesy of Shudder

Shudder in October 2022: ANZ Region

Here is a list of scheduled additions to Shudder’s streaming library for October 2022 in ANZ. Dates will be presented as regionally formatted.

1/10

Mad God Ghoul Log

4/10

The Collingswood Story

Honeydew

5/10

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 5

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6/10

Deadstream

7/10

Queer for Fear, Episode 2

11/10

John and the Hole

12/10

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 6

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Season 1

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13/10

Dark Glasses

She Will

14/10

Queer for Fear, Episode 3

18/10

The Night

19/10

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 7

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20/10

V/H/S/99

21/10

Queer for Fear, Episode 4

25/10

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans, Ep. 1

26/10

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments, Ep. 8

List of additions to Shudder ANZ in October 2022 | Courtesy of Shudder

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Mutant family, please gather ’round as February kicks rocks and we shove our way into March. With the new month comes the shifting from winter to spring as death beautifully resurrects back to life, drunken patrons swarm our local bars like rabid locusts for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and of course new exclusives and returning favorites on Shudder to satisfy the horror fiend in us all. To quote the prestigious Samuel L. Jackson, “hold onto your butts” and let’s dive right into Shudder’s March 2023 release schedule.

Shudder Exclusives

While it is true that the release schedule for the start of 2023 on Shudder has been minor and slightly mixed, with films such as the much talked about experimental low-budget indie ‘Skinamarink‘, the surprisingly entertaining horror comedy ‘Sorry About the Demon‘, and writer/director Neil Marshall’s return to the genre with ‘The Lair‘. We also graciously received the wildly fun ‘The Last Drive-In: Joe Bob’s Vicious Vegas Valentine” special, with season 5 currently in production and premiering later this year; though it can’t come soon enough. As we like to do here at HauntedMTL, let’s kick off March with Shudder’s newest exclusives currently streaming now and in the coming weeks.

Spoonful of Sugar – Now Streaming

official film poster for Spoonful of Sugar. We see a vial filled with a red liquid, possibly blood being dripped into a young woman's open mouth. Her tongue slightly extended out ready to receive the scarlet drop. We see an individual in a space helmet standing in the background behind her, slightly blurred. The title Spoonful of Sugar reads in red capital letters.
Spoonful of Sugar‘ official poster.

Starting off this list we begin with director Mercedes Bryce Morgan and writer Leah Saint Marie’s latest film Spoonful of Sugar, now currently streaming.

Millicent (Morgan Saylor), a disturbed college student working on her thesis about children with severe allergies, is hired to babysit little Johnny (Danilo Crovetti), a sickly, mute child who suffers from every allergy under the sun. His mother Rebecca (Kate Foster) is an accomplished author currently focused on her newest book release, while his father Jacob (Myko Olivier) spends his days in the backyard working on frivolous carpentry projects. After experiencing a bizarre sexual awakening while using LSD as an alternative treatment for Johnny, she soon uncovers the family’s dark secrets as things begin to become unhinged.

Leave – Premiering Friday 3/17

official film poster for Leave. We see a hooded individual holding a silver inverted cross necklace engulfed in bright orange and yellow flames. The individual holding the flaming cross has yellows hands and long rotted finger nails. one eye peers from thick-long black hair. The title Leave is smeared along the bottom in bright blood.
Leave‘ official poster.

After having been abandoned as an infant at a cemetery wrapped in a cloth with satanic symbols, Hunter White (Alicia von Rittberg) grows obsessed with figuring out who her biological parents are and why they seemingly abandoned her. However, as she gets closer to the answers she so desperately seeks, a malevolent spirit is warning her to leave.

Leave‘ premiers exclusively on Shudder Friday 03/17 and is directed by Alex Herron and written by Thomas Moldestad, starring Alicia von Rittberg, Herman Tømmeraas, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, and Stig R. Amda

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The Unheard – Premiering Friday 03/31

Official poster for The Unheard. We see the main Character Chloe staring out of a window, the image has a static blur. as we only see Chloes pale face and bright blue eyes. The title The Unheard is seen below written in White bold font.
The Unheard‘ official poster.

The Unheard‘ follows the story of deaf 20-year-old Chloe Grayden (Lachlan Watson) after she undergoes an experimental treatment to restore her hearing. While recovering at her family’s beach home after the successful procedure, Chloe begins to fear she is not alone as she begins to experience auditory hallucinations related to the mysterious disappearance of her mother.

The Unheard’ is directed by Shudder alumni Jeffrey A. Brown (The Beach House) and written by brothers/screenwriting partners Shawn Rasmussen and Michael Rasmussen (Crawl), co-starring Michele Hicks and Nick Sandow. ‘The Unheard‘ premiers exclusively on Shudder Friday 03/31.

Returning Classic and Fan Favorites

Now that we’ve removed the veil for the new exclusive titles dropping this month, I think it’s time we reveal the returning classics jump starting our transition into spring for 2023. Allow me to highlight some of my favorite films returning to Shudder for March including ‘Gretel and Hansel‘ and ‘The Company of Wolves‘; grim re-telling’s of popular children’s fairy tales. We also cannot forget John Carpenter’s haunted coastal horror ‘The Fog‘; no, not the remake…thankfully.

Gretel and Hansel – Now Streaming

image of Alice Krige as The Witch in Gretel and Hansel. She stares in the camera with a sinister smirk. Her head covered and body drapped in black clothing. Her right eye a dark grey/brown color with her left pale white...blind.
Alice Krige as “The Witch” in ‘Gretel and Hansel’.

Directed by Osgood Perkins, ‘Gretel and Hansel’ is a terrifyingly dark and unique vision to one of history’s most famous childhood fairy tales. After being thrown out of their mother’s home, Gretel (Sophia Lillis) leads her younger brother, Hansel (Samuel Leakey), through the woods in search of food and work. The children soon discover a quaint cottage where a fragile old woman Holda (Alice Krige) offers fresh food and bed. The children accept all Holda has to offer, with little thought as to what may be asked of them in return.

Though it has been met with mixed reviews, ‘Gretel and Hansel‘ offers astounding performances by veteran actress Alice Krige as the films iconic Witch of the woods and Sophia Lillis as lead Gretel. Director Osgood Perkins does well to draw his viewer in with a beautifully haunting score and unnerving cinematography, making this one grim re-telling worth checking out at least once. ‘Gretel and Hansel‘ is available to stream now.

The Company of Wolves – Now Streaming

Image of a werewolf transformation. A mans head is tilted back as the snout of a wolf begins protruding from his mouth. The fur on the snout white as the large fangles gnarl and growl. The mans eyes are a bright yellow and his hair long flowing brown locks. A terrifying image as his mouth extends in an inhumanely manner.
My, what big teeth you have…

Continuing our list of returning classics, we have yet another bold re-telling of a beloved children’s fairy tale, 1984’s ‘The Company of Wolves‘. While the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood‘ has been retold through various forms of media, including numerous films, ‘The Company of Wolves‘ is a beloved horror interpretation with adult themes and memorable practical effects including one of the genres best werewolf transformations.

A wise grandmother (Angela Lansbury) tells her granddaughter Rosaleen (Sarah Patterson) a disturbing tale of innocent maidens falling in love with handsome strangers … and of their sudden mysterious disappearances when the moon is full and accompanied by the strange sound of a beast in the woods.

‘The Company of Wolves’ is co-written and directed by Neil Jordan and stars Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, Micha Bergese, and David Warner, streaming now.

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John Carpenter’s The Fog – Streaming 03/31

Haunting ghoslty image of 8 figures standing in a cloud of mist and fog. They are outlined in eeire blue and white lighting. All we see is the outline of these ghostly figures and their glowing red eyes.
When the fog comes, run!

Writer, director, musician, and horror master John Carpenter is a legend in the genre having provided countless classics such as ‘The Thing‘, a terrifyingly gruesome remake of ‘The Thing from Another World‘. Or his sci-fi action/horror ‘They Live’ where he deals with societal control through corporations and government. And of course, my personal favorite, the film that jumpstarted his career and created one of horror’s most iconic slashers…’Halloween‘.

1980’s ‘The Fog‘ is a terrifying shoreside tale of vengeful spirits haunting the fictional coastal town of Antonio Bay, OR. as they begin preparations to celebrate its centenary. Following exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in the town’s waters, a thick unearthly fog harboring the souls of those who perished rolls in and with them, the dark secrets of Antonio Bay’s past.

John Carpenter’s ‘The Fog’ stars scream queen and recent Academy Award winner Jamie Lee Curtis, genre alums Adrienne Barbeau, Janet Leigh, Tom Atkins, Charles Cyphers, and Nancy Kyes, and was co-written by the late Debra Hill. ‘The Fog‘ will be available to stream on Shudder 03/31.

Full Shudder March 2023 Film Releases

For a full comprehensive list of all the titles being added to Shudder for the month of January, please refer to the graphic below. Please be on the lookout for our review of ‘The Last Drive-In: Joe Bob’s Vicious Vegas Valentine’ to drop later this week here on HauntedMTL and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more Shudder news and spooky reviews!

Image list of the films releasing on Shudder for the month of March.
Shudder March 2023 film release schedule.

3/1:

Gretel and Hansel

3/2:

Spoonful of Sugar

3/9:

The Company of Wolves

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3/13:

Holidays

3/17:

Leave

3/20:

Jack be Nimble

3/27:

Ultra Pulpe

After Blue

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3/31:

The Unheard

The Fog

The Blair Witch Project & Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

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The Last Drive-In: Joe Bob’s Vicious Vegas Valentine Special Live Watch Party February 10th!

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The sweet putrid stench of love lingers through the air which can only mean one thing…Valentine’s Day and its annoying little winged cherub mascot, Cupid, is fast approaching. Soon, partners will be spoiling one another with extravagant bouquets of roses, heartfelt Hallmark cards, obnoxiously large teddy bears, glistening diamond jewelry, and heart-shaped candies or boxes filled with assorted mediocre chocolates. You know? Normal things couples do. I tend to prefer my chocolate boxes filled with bleeding hearts, à la ‘My Bloody Valentine’ but, beggars can’t be choosers, right? All jokes aside, Valentine’s Day is special for many couples, however, there are also many others who find themselves celebrating this day without a significant other. Luckily, Shudder, along with drive-in king Joe Bob Briggs and co-host Darcy the Mail Girl (Diana Prince) will graciously be keeping us lonely mutants’, and yes, all you horror fanatic couples’ company on Friday, February 10th as they return with The Last Drive-In: Joe Bob’s Vicious Vegas Valentine, premiering live at 9pm EST.

Love Spells Abound…

Back in 2021, Joe Bob and Darcy invited us to a gruesomely passionate night of spell-binding love witches and animatronic dinosaurs infused with teenage human brains during The Last Drive-In: Joe Bob Put a Spell on You. Many, including myself, were introduced to the tantalizing 70’s inspired retro throwback ‘The Love Witch’ and the graphically goofy cult classic ‘Tammy and the T-Rex’, providing the perfect viewing pleasure to mend any broken heart. While the two films for this year’s morbid love-induced special have yet to be announced, as a special treat, Briggs has announced for the first time on The Last Drive-In, he will be marrying one lucky couple during the live showing. We here at HauntedMTL are eagerly awaiting the return of the ghoulish duo so, as is tradition, we will be proudly hosting a watch party on Twitter during the broadcasting of The Last Drive-In: Joe Bob’s Vicious Vegas Valentine. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and tag us  @hauntedMTL as well as @shudder@therealjoebob, and @kinky_horror to partake in this night of unholy love.

Drawn image of Joe Bob Briggs pouring  a drop of pink liquid into a clear glass potion bottled filled with a glowing red substance. To his left lies a book a magic spells with a golden pentagram necklace resting on top. Also on the books rests a human skull with heart shaped pupils for eyes hiding behind a pair of clear glasses. In bold white letters a text reads "Join us on February 10th as we live tweet The Last Drive-In Valentine's Day Special".
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What started off as a one-time special premiering on Shudder July 13, 2018, ‘The Last Drive- In’ was originally meant to be Brigg’s swan song; one last special before hanging up the bolo tie in retirement. However, due to so many mutants, excuse me…viewers tuning in and breaking the Shudder servers, it was only natural to announce an official full season of ‘The Last Drive-In‘, which would make its explosive debut March 19, 2019. Since then, Darcy and Briggs have spawned many exclusive holiday specials, have graciously donated to many charities within the community, and have accumulated 4 seasons of ‘The Last Drive-In’, with a fifth currently in production premiering on Shudder’s 2023 schedule sometime this year, let’s hope sooner rather than later.

Picture of Joe Bob Briggs, Darcy the Mail Girl, John Patrick Brennan and Yuki Nakamura standing together dressed in medieval costumes. A cardboard cutout of Tom Atkins stands between Darcy and Yuki. Darcy is seen drapped in a beautfiul elegant princess dress, satin white with gold trim. Yuki is seen holding a small wreath of purple, white, and yellow flowers that match his loud medieval king costume. Resting atop both their heads are golden crowns. Joe Bob Briggs is seen standing to the left of Darcy, as he smiles whilst wearing a half-put together jester costumer. Lastly, we see Brennan with two wooden recorders in his hand as he mimics playing them both dress clad in a bright yellow dress.
An unexpected ceremony during The Last Drive-In: Joe Bob Put a Spell on You (2021) special.

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Evil Dead Rise Trailer is Here and It’s Gruesome!

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close up of Alyssa Sutherand sitting in a tub possessed as a Deadite. Her skin is pale and blotchy, thick sweat and plasma like substances runs down her face as her bright yellow demonic eyes stare into the camera. A light grin is on her face. Her hair damp and stringy adding to the sinister tone.
Alyssa Sutherland as Deadite Ellie in ‘Evil Dead Rise’

It has been a long few years since fans of the ‘Evil Dead’ franchise have been able to delve into the grisly world of the Necronomicon, with the last venture being the critically praised 2015 Starz original series ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’. Though short-lived running only 3 seasons, ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ was able to bring back beloved horror icon and franchise alum “Groovy” Bruce Campbell (‘Evil Dead 1&2’, ‘Army of Darkness’) as the legendary Ash Williams, as well as introduce a few new would-be fan favorites including Dana DeLorenzo’s rebellious badass Kelly Maxwell and Ash’s silly loveable sidekick Pablo played by Ray Santiago. Before ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ graced our living rooms, the last entry to splatter the silver screen was the much-loved 2013 reboot ‘Evil Dead’ written and directed by Fede Alvarez (‘Don’t Breathe’, ‘Crawl’) and starring Jane Levy (‘Don’t Breathe’, ‘Castle Rock’) as final girl Mia and Shiloh Fernandez as her protective older brother David. However, after a decade long hiatus, fellow Deadites can soon rejoice, as the fifth installment to the ‘Evil Dead’ franchise is mere months away with Lee Cronin’s ‘Evil Dead Rise’. 

Closeup of Lilly Sullivan as Beth covered in blood. Her short brown hair wet and damp with the crimson liquid as it runs down her face and arms. In her hand she grips a double barrel shotgun pointed at someone or something off-screen. Her mouth slightly ajar as she begins to speak a line of dialogue. Above her head are rusted water pipes indicative of a basement setting.
Lilly Sullivan as Beth in ‘Evil Dead Rise’

To add even further to the hype train, Warner Bro’s Pictures was gracious enough to drop the first official red band trailer for ‘Evil Dead Rise‘ today and boy oh boy, is it bloody! Not only do we get a terrifying first look at the film’s flesh-ripping demons but, we also get a sneak-peek of the many homages to previous entries whilst witnessing a bold, grim, and equally violent fresh take on the popular cult classic franchise. The official synopsis for ‘Evil Dead Rise’ reads: 

Official poster for Evil Dead Rise. The image features Alyssa Sutherland as Ellie holding her characters 2 children and younger sister beth. A sharp sinister smile floods her face as her demonic yellow eyes pierce the soul. Her Hands cradle her son and sister's heads in either hand. On her right hand we see a floral vine tattoo that wraps down her pinky, he left hand is injured and bloody. The Words "Mommy Loves You To Death" printed in white run down the poster above the film's title 'Evil Dead Rise'. The bottom of the poster provided the official release date of April 21st.
official poster for ‘Evil Dead Rise’

 “A road-weary Beth (Lilly Sullivan) pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland), who is raising three kids on her own in a cramped L.A apartment. The sisters’ reunion is cut short by the discovery of a mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building, giving rise to flesh-possessing demons, and thrusting Beth into a primal battle for survival as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.” 

‘Evil Dead Rise’ is written and directed by Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground), with franchise creator and horror maestro Sam Raimi (‘Drag Me to Hell’, ‘Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness‘) acting as executive producer alongside Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert. Those hoping to see “Groovy” Bruce reprise his role of Ash will be met with disappointment, as unfortunately he will not be returning, however, per Campbell the three of them have been “heavily involved” during the production. ‘Evil Dead Rise’ is scheduled to possess our theaters in the US, April 21. Until then, turn up the volume and flick off the lights for the official red band trailer of Evil Dead Rise’

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