A brief news roundup for your before the month closes out. We have some news about Shudder‘s Comic-Con@Home panels, as well as some news on August premieres.
This year’s San Diego Comic-Con was another Comic-Con@Home. Shudder presented a virtual panel for its original anthology this time around, Slasher: Flesh & Blood. We had previously covered that horror legend David Cronenberg had joined the cast.
Some details from Shudder directly:
Shudder’s panel for Slasher: Flesh & Blood was moderated by Bloody Disgusting’s Meagan Navarro and featured stars David Cronenberg, Paula Brancati, Rachael Crawford, showrunner Ian Carpenter and Slasher creator Aaron Martin.
Premiering August 12 on Shudder, Slasher: Flesh & Blood follows a wealthy but dysfunctional family that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe as the tension- and the body count- ratchets up. As with the past installments of the series, Slasher: Flesh & Blood will combine elements of traditional murder mystery with the intense horror and bold kills that audiences have come to expect.
All AMC Networks panels will post to AMC+ on Thursday, July 29 in a dedicated AMC+ Fan Experience collection, along with memorable sessions from prior years
We also have a trailer to share.
As for the details on the series, Shudder’s synopsis is as follows:
Slasher: Flesh & Blood – Premieres August 12, New Episodes Every Thursday
A wealthy but dysfunctional family gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe as the tension – and body count – ratchets up. Starring David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome) alongside cast members from previous installments of the Slasher franchise in brand new roles, including Paula Brancati (Dark Oracle), Jefferson Brown (Carrie), Patrice Goodman (Sunnyside), Sabrina Grdevich (A.I. Artificial Intelligence), and Christopher Jacot (Going the Distance). New to the franchise are Rachael Crawford (Heartland), Jeananne Goosen (The Walking Dead), Sydney Meyer (Departure) and Alex Ozerov (The Americans). Available on Shudder US and ANZ.
August Shudder Premieres
We also have some new releases on the way to Shudder in August. We’ve already covered Slasher: Flesh & Blood, but there is additional original and exclusive content to keep an eye out for.
Teddy – Premieres August 5
A Shudder Original. Twentysomething Teddy lives in a foster home and works as a temp in a massage parlor. Rebecca, his girlfriend, will soon graduate. A scorching hot summer begins. But Teddy is scratched by a beast in the woods: the wolf that local angry farmers have been hunting for months. As weeks go by, animal impulses soon start to overcome the young man. Directed by Ludovic Boukherma and Zoran Boukherma. Starring Anthony Bajon (The Prayer), Ludovic Torrent, Christine Gautier, Noémie Lvovsky, Guillaume Mattera, Jean-Paul Fabre, Alexis Orlandini, Gérard Pau and Jean-Michel Ricart. Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ.
Bleed With Me – Premieres August 10
A Shudder Original. Rowan, a vulnerable outsider, is thrilled when the seemingly perfect Emily invites her on a winter getaway to an isolated cabin in the woods. Trust soon turns to paranoia when Rowan wakes up with mysterious incisions on her arm. Haunted by dream-like visions, Rowan starts to suspect that her friend is drugging her and stealing her blood. She’s paralyzed by the fear of losing Emily, but she must fight back before she loses her mind. Bleed With Me is a psychological horror that juxtaposes tenderness and violence in an investigation of female intimacy and dangerous codependency. Directed by Amelia Moses. Starring Lee Marshall, Lauren Beatty, and Aris Tyros. Available on Shudder US, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ.
Jakob’s Wife – Premieres August 19
A Shudder Exclusive. Anne is in her late 50s and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past thirty years. Through a chance encounter with a stranger, she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. However, these changes come with a toll on her marriage and a heavy body count. Directed by Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor). Starring horror icons Barbara Crampton (You’re Next) and Larry Fessenden (The Dead Don’t Die), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun), Nyisha Bell, Mark Kelly, Sarah Lind, Robert Rusler, and Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk). Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ.
Mosquito State – Premieres August 26
A Shudder Exclusive. August 2007. Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends his psychological meltdown. Directed by Filip Jan Rymsza. Co-written by Rymsza and Mario Zermeno. Starring Beau Knapp (The Good Lord Bird), Charlotte Vega (Wrong Turn), Jack Kesy (Claws), and Olivier Martinez (Texas Rising). Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI, and Shudder ANZ.
As always, check back with us early in August for the full release schedules across all regions Shudder can be found.