February is a bounty on Shudder. There is a lot of great content added to the service this month. Some of which is the return of some previous material, no less. This is specifically including some Last Drive-In classics.

It’s good to have some classics back, with some new classics as well.

Child’s Play (1988)

Tom Holland’s 1988 classic, Child’s Play, involves soul transference rituals, a serial killer, and a red-headed doll. I was obsessed with this movie as a kid and to be honest, I am still kind of obsessed with it to this day.

Child’s Play, directed by Tom Holland (Monster Squad) and produced by David Kirschner, was adapted from a story by Don Mancini. Mancini would continue to develop new weird and wonderful Chucky projects over the next couple of decades. The film stars Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Ale Vincent, and Brad Dourif.

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Wes Craven’s 1977 classic about desert-dwelling cannibal savages makes it return to Shudder, just in time to again complete the “Dinners of Death” marathon in… February. Streaming rights are such a mess.

The Hills Have Eyes stars Susan Lanier, Michael Berryman, and Dee Wallace. Michael Berryman’s Pluto would go on to be one of the most iconic aspects of the film, also returning for the sequel.

Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

I fully admit that sometimes my selections for these Shudder guides are a bit, well, safe. I tend to opt for more quality films. Not necessarily the case with this selection, though.

Return of the Living Dead III is the 1993 zombie romance film of the Living Dead franchise and the second sequel to Return of the Living Dead. The film isn’t nearly as goofy in the sense of the prior two; it is not nearly as funny. But hey, hot zombie woman…

The film was directed by the legendary Brian Yuzna, but lacks that sort of signature quality I’d attach to his work. The story was by John Penney. The cast is comprised of Melinda Clarke, J. Trevor Edmond, Kent McCord, and Basil Wallace.

What else is on?

As always, there is a lot we’ve not covered just yet. Here are the schedules for the US, UK, and good ol’ Canada. Among those returning favorites? Prom Night and Prom Night II: Hello Mary Lou. Also, do not skip out on Seoul Station, one of the best zombie films of recent memory.

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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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