Welcome to Haunted MTL’s monthly rundown of the latest releases on our favorite horror streaming service, Shudder. So, what is on offer for March? Read on for our selections and a rundown of the rest of the month.
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Ginger Snaps is a cult classic werewolf film made in Canada. It is one of the best of the modern werewolf films out there and is generally a pretty feminist film overall. The movie was directed by John Fawcett. The film stars Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle as sisters Brigitte and Ginger. It is also the first of a loose trilogy of films.
It is definitely a M O O D of a film and was pretty popular with the early-2000s goth set. It’s well worth your time.
Frankenstein (FRANK3N5T31N) (2015)
A modern retelling of Frankenstein, especially given that god-awful alternate title, this isn’t the best movie released this month, but it is interesting and worth watching for some fun performances here and there.
The film was directed by Bernard Rose. It stars Danny Huston, Carrie-Anne Moss, and features a cameo by the Candyman himself, Tony Todd. The film turns the origins of the Creature (Xavier Samuel), here named Adam, into a genetic experiment that goes wrong.
Red Christmas (2016)
Look, in this house that we call Haunted MTL we stan Dee Wallace. Even if she’s in a pretty goofy Australian horror film. Red Christmas is an odd movie that plays tropes straight while poking fun at them in equal measure. It is on the surface a revenge film and it’s got some pretty nasty moments.
The film was directed by Craig Anderson who also made a documentary about the creation of the movie titled Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare.
Satanic Panic (2019)
This horror-comedy comes from Fangoria of all places. Directed bt Chelsea Stardust, who has mostly worked short film and directed an episode of Blumhouse Productions’ Into The Dark. The film stars Rebecca Romijn, Hayley Griffith, and Jerry O’Connell.
I have not seen the film, but the synopsis sounds intriguing: A pizza delivery woman doesn’t get a tip from a rich customer, so she presses the issue and stumbles into a dark ritual. It sounds like it has some parallels to the excellent 2009 film The House of the Devil, only with a bit more ridiculousness befitting a B-film.
A fun fact about this film? When it was released on DVD and Blu-Ray at Walmart last October the retailer actually censored out the word “Satanic.”
What else is on?
As usual, the Shudder Twitter accounts have shared their full region-specific releases. Feel free to consult these for a glimpse of what is ahead.
Any particular favorite in this month’s batch? Do you have any particular films you might be interested in? Please let us know in the comments.