Shudder is doing its best to help us fight the “June gloom” with a variety of new releases for the month. What are the highlights? Read on to find out.

Blacula (1972)

William Crain’s blaxpolitation horror film Blacula arrives on Shudder. William Marshall stars as an 18th-century African prince, Mamuwalde, who was turned into a vampire by Count Dracula.

This film is a total cult classic, and its sequel, Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973) is also on Shudder as well. It’s a great double-feature.

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019)

Just in time for Pride month, Shudder is streaming the documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street. While A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge has become a queer horror classic the film pretty much derailed the career of then 25-year-old star Mark Patton.

Filmmakers Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen profiles Patton and explore the legacy of the Nightmare sequel that became a major milestone in queer horror history. Specifically, though, the film tells a story about a talented man who was burned by industry and audience.

Yummy (2019)

It seems Shudder is on a streak of adding a zombie movie to the service each month. This month is the streaming premiere of the Shudder original Yummy. This horror-comedy follow a group of individuals in Europe who find themselves in a cosmetic surgery hospital overrun by the undead.

Based on the trailer alone, it seems director Lars Damoiseaux will deliver plenty of gore, flesh-eating, and giant-ladles. Just what we need in June.

What Else is On?

As always, Shudder has shared the different regional releases, so your available content may differ from what we have just highlighted.

Do you have any favorites this month? Let us know!

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