It’s a new year and Shudder has a new set of original and exclusive films to add to the library. So what is in store on Shudder for January of 2022? Let’s see what is on offer.

Also, be sure to watch these movies under a nice warm blanket, you hear? We don’t want you to get a chill, except from the movie.

Shudder’s January 2021 Originals and Exclusives.

As always, here is our guide to the service as a whole. We’ll get into regional specifics in a bit. As for originals and exclusives, we have a few.

The Last Thing Mary Saw

The Last Thing Mary Saw begins in Southold, New York, 1843: Young Mary (Stefanie ScottInsidious: Chapter 3), blood trickling from behind the blindfold tied around her eyes, is interrogated about the events surrounding her grandmother’s death. As the story jumps back in time, we witness Mary, raised in a repressively religious household, finding fleeting happiness in the arms of Eleanor (Isabelle FuhrmanOrphan), the home’s maid. Her family, who believe they are seeing, speaking, and acting on God’s behalf, view the girls’ relationship as an abomination, to be dealt with as severely as possible. The couple attempts to carry on in secret, but someone is always watching, or listening, and the wages of perceived sin threaten to become death, with the tension only heightened by the arrival of an enigmatic stranger (Rory CulkinWaco, Halston) and the revelation of greater forces at work.

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster

Beginning just before his debut as Frankenstein’s creation, Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster compellingly explores the life and legacy of a cinema legend, presenting a perceptive history of the genre he personified. His films were long derided as hokum and attacked by censors. But his phenomenal popularity and pervasive influence endures, inspiring some of our greatest actors and directors into the 21st Century – among them Guillermo Del ToroRon PerlmanRoger Corman & John Landis all of whom and many more contribute their personal insights and anecdotes. Directed by Thomas Hamilton.

For the Sake of Vicious

From IMDB: An overworked nurse returns home to find a maniac hiding out with a bruised and beaten hostage. When an unexpected wave of violent intruders descends upon her home, it becomes a fight for survival. Directed by Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen.

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

From IMDB: Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched explores the folk horror phenomenon from its beginnings in a trilogy of films – Michael Reeves’ Witchfinder General (1968), Piers Haggard’s Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971), and Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973) – through its proliferation on British television in the 1970s and its culturally specific manifestations in American, Asian, Australian and European horror, to the genre’s revival over the last decade. Touching on over 100 films and featuring over 50 interviewees, Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched investigates the many ways that we alternately celebrate, conceal and manipulate our own histories in an attempt to find spiritual resonance in our surroundings. Directed by Kier-La Janisse.

Continuing Series

Shudder’s bringing back a Discovery of Witches for its third and final season.

A Discovery of Witches Season 3

In the final season of A Discovery of Witches, Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) return from their trip to 1590 to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. They must find the missing pages from the Book of Life and the Book itself before it’s too late. Their enemies are gearing up against them, and a monster from Matthew’s past who has been lying in wait will return for revenge. A Discovery of Witches Season 3 is based on the ‘The Book of Life’ novel from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy and is the third and final installment. Premieres Saturday, January 8th.

Leaving Shudder

Unfortunately, Shudder has not listed what is leaving for January 2022. We will update this article when we learn more.

Regional Schedules

Here are the regional release schedules for Shudder’s various markets. We present the dates in their standard form for the region, and all originals and exclusives will be listed in bold.

Coming to Shudder CA in January 2022

A big batch of films on Shudder for Canadian subscribers this month. There is plenty to watch. Our suggestion for this month is to check out Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster on January 27th. A good horror doc is always a great way to kill a couple of hours, and a documentary about one of the greatest monster actors of all time promises to be worth your time.

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster is available on January 27th

1/1

Witchfinder General

1/3

Blood for Dracula

Blood for Frankenstein

1/4

Dark August

Dream No Evil

Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood

The Child

The Premonition

The Witch Who Came From the Sea

1/5

Beyond Deam’s Door

Winterbeast

Fatal Exam

1/8

A Discovery of Witches 301

1/10

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

Il Demonio

Alison’s Birthday

Leptirica

Clearcut

Wilzcyzca

Lake of the Dead

Tilbury

Lokis

Edge of the Knife

Eyes of Fire

1/15

A Discovery of Witches 302

1/16

The Runner

1/17

Etheria: Season 3

1/20

The Last Thing Mary Saw

1/22

A Discovery of Witches 303

1/24

The Last Matinee

Vivarium

12 Hour Shift

1/27

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster

1/29

A Discovery of Witches 304

Shudder CA January 2022 Release Schedule
Shudder’s CA January 2022 Schedule

Coming to Shudder US in January 2022

Shudder’s US subscribers have a ton of options for January, so there is bound to be something for any horror fan. I’ll be suggesting another horror doc this month in Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror, available January 10th. As a bonus, several folk horror films are also on the service as of January 1st, including Blood on Satan’s Claw and The Wicker Man.

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror is available on January 10th

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Blood on Satan’s Claw

Witchfinder General

The Wicker Man

Sinister

Lake Mungo

Eve’s Bayou

1/3

Blood for Dracula

Blood for Frankenstein

1/4

Dark August

Dream No Evil

Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood

The Child

The Premonition

The Witch Who Came From the Sea

1/5

Beyond Deam’s Door

Winterbeast

Fatal Exam

1/6

For the Sake of Vicious

1/8

A Discovery of Witches 301

1/10

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

Il Demonio

Alison’s Birthday

Leptirica

Clearcut

Wilzcyzca

Lake of the Dead

Tilbury

Lokis

Edge of the Knife

Eyes of Fire

1/15

A Discovery of Witches 302

1/16

The Runner

1/17

Etheria: Season 3

1/20

The Last Thing Mary Saw

1/22

A Discovery of Witches 303

1/24

The Last Matinee

Dachra

1/27

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster

1/29

A Discovery of Witches 304

Shudder's US January 2022 Schedule
Shudder’s US January 2022 Schedule

Coming to Shudder UKI in January 2022

For UK and Ireland subscribers, shudder has a nice selection of films. My suggestion this month is the Shudder Original The Last Thing Mary Saw. You can watch it on January 20th.

Catch The Last Thing Mary Saw on January 20th

3/1

The Source of Shadows

4/1

Dark August

Dream No Evil

Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood

The Child

The Premonition

The Witch Who Came From the Sea

6/1

For the Sake of Vicious

10/1

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

Alison’s Birthday

Edge of the Knife

Eyes of Fire

Tag

VFW

16/1

The Runner

17/1

Etheria: Season 3

The ABCs of Death

Breeder

Greener Grass

20/1

The Last Thing Mary Saw

24/1

Hall

Viy

27/1

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster

Come True

Shudder's UKI January 2022 Schedule
Shudder’s UKI January 2022 Schedule

Coming to Shudder ANZ in January 2022

For Shudder’s Australia and New Zealand viewers, take a look at what promises to be a brutal film, For The Sake of Vicious. You can catch this Shudder original on January 6th.

Catch For the Sake of Vicious on January 6th

4/1

Meander

The Source of Shadows

6/1

For the Sake of Vicious

10/1

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

16/1

The Runner

18/1

Etheria: Season 3

The Devil Below

Southbound

Green Room

All Cheerleaders Die

20/1

The Last Thing Mary Saw

24/1

Hall

Viy

27/1

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster

28/1

Come True

Shudder's ANZ January 2022 Schedule
Shudder’s ANZ January 2022 Schedule

Excited about the originals and exclusives this month? I am excited about having a couple of documentaries to dive into this month.

Do you have a favorite in your region? What do you think of our selections? Let us know in the comments.

About the Author

David Davis is a writer, cartoonist, and educator in Southern California with an M.A. in literature and writing studies.

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