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Fans of horror will be delighted on what’s coming to Shudder in August 2020! The month starts out with Rob Savage’s shot-in-quarantine, Zoom-based Shudder Original chiller HOST (July 30), followed by two August Shudder Originals—Jayro Bustamante’s breathtaking political horror LA LLORONA (Aug. 6) and Jay Baruchel’s stylish slasher RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE (Aug. 20)—and the Shudder Exclusive THE SHED (Aug. 27), Frank Sabatella’s fresh take on vampire horror. That plus the original RING trilogy, cult classic SQUIRM, a very special THE LAST DRIVE IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS Summer Sleepover (Aug. 14) and much more!

Rob Savage’s shot-in-quarantine, Zoom-based Shudder Original chiller HOST airs July 30th on Shudder

And in case you missed it, Shudder’s Comic-Con@Home panels are available to stream: 

Shudder Presents; Horror is Queer and Scary Good TV with Horror’s Top Showrunners


HOST (premieres Thursday, July 30)

Six friends hire a medium to hold a séance over Zoom during lockdown but get far more than they bargain for as things quickly go wrong. Host was shot remotely during quarantine and features practical scares, stunts, and surprises, all filmed by the actors in their own homes. Director Rob Savage (Dawn of the Deaf) never set foot in the same room as his actors at any point during production and instead directed them remotely. Starring: Haley Bishop (Deep State), Radina Drandova (Dawn of the Deaf), Edward Linard (The Rebels), Jemma Moore (Doom: Annihilation), Caroline Ward (Stalling It) and Emma Louise Webb (The Crown). A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK

LA LLORONA (premieres Thursday, August 6)

Winner: Venice Days. Official Selection: TIFF, Sundance Film Festival

Indignant retired general Enrique finally faces trial for the genocidal massacre of thousands of Mayans decades ago. As a horde of angry protestors threatens to invade their opulent home, the women of the house—his haughty wife, conflicted daughter, and precocious granddaughter—weigh their responsibility to shield the erratic, senile Enrique against the devastating truths being publicly revealed and the increasing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Meanwhile, much of the family’s domestic staff flees, leaving only loyal housekeeper Valeriana until a mysterious young Indigenous maid arrives. Starring María Mercedes Coroy, Margarita Kénefic, Sabrina de la Hoz and Julio Díaz. Directed by Jaryo Bustamante. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE (premieres Thursday, August 20)

Official Selection: Fantastic Fest

Comic book creator Todd, his wife, assistant and best friend all embark upon a road trip from Toronto to New York Comic Con, and bad things start to happen: people start getting killed. Is a crazed fan using Todd’s “SLASHERMAN” comic as inspiration for his stylized slaughter? Starring: Jesse Williams (‘Grey’s Anatomy’), Jordana Brewster (Furious 7), Niamh Wilson (Saw series) and Jay Baruchel (This Is the End). Directed by Jay Baruchel. (Also available on Shudder UK)

THE SHED (premieres Thursday, August 27)

Official Selection: Sitges International Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

Stan and his best friend Dommer have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a ravenous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it. But Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind. Starring Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen, Frank Whaley and Timothy Bottoms. Directed by Frank Sabatella. (Also available on Shudder Canada

THE SHED airs August 27th on Shudder



Fire up the popcorn and slip into your PJs: Joe Bob Briggs, America’s foremost drive-in movie critic, is back for a special summer sleepover double-feature. Joining Joe Bob and Darcy in the trailer park will be director Adam Green (FrozenHatchet series) along with other surprise guests. 


August 1

SQUIRM (Director: Jeff Lieberman)

Beware the crawling terror! A surge from a downed powerline mutates a seemingly endless population of worms into a bloodsucking, man-eating onslaught.  Starring Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow  (Also available on Shudder Canada)

URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT (Director: John Ottman)

A film student’s thesis project runs into production problems when her cast and crew members start turning up dead. Starring Jennifer Morrison, Eva Mendes, Anthony Anderson, Joseph Lawrence

August 3

AMITYVILLE 1992: IT’S ABOUT TIME (Director: Tony Randel)

An antique clock brought back from New York brings supernatural terror to a California neighborhood. Starring Stephen Macht, Shawn Weatherly, Megan Ward, Damon Martin

August 6

LA LLORONA (see above for details)

August 10

RING (Director: Hideo Nakata)

RING 2 (Director: Hideo Nakata)

RING 0 (Director: Norio Tsuruta)

In the film that kicked off the franchise as well as a Western surge in interest in so-called J-horror, a group of teenage friends are found dead, their faces twisted in terror, supposed victims of an urban legend about a cursed videotape. One year after the success of his horror classic, director Hideo Nakata returned to the world of viral video to deliver his own follow-up. And in the prequel Ring 0, a journalist tracks a young woman who uses her supernatural powers to kill members of an acting troupe. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE airs August 20th on Shudder

August 14


August 17

JAWBREAKER (Director: Darren Stein)

Teen girls must cover up the accidental murder of a friend in this twisted ‘90s classic. Starring Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer, Chad Christ, Carol Kane, Pam Greer

HELLMASTER (Director: Douglas Schulze)

A mad professor at a rural campus injects students with a drug to make them superhuman mutants. Starring John Saxon, David Emge, Amy Raasch (Also available on Shudder Canada)

UNCAGED (Director: Dick Maas)

A zoo veterinarian is caught up in a grisly adventure as she leads the hunt for a monstrous lion terrorizing Amsterdam. Starring Sophie van Winden, Abbey Hoes, Mark Frost, Julian Looman  (Also available on Shudder Canada)

August 20

RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE (see above for details)

August 24

THE EVIL (Director: Gus Trikonis)

A psychologist and his wife turn a house of the devil into a drug-rehabilitation center. Starring Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Andrew Prine (Also available on Shudder Canada)

MORTUARY (Director: Howard Avedis)

Christie has been having terrifying nightmares ever since her father drowned, causing her to re-evaluate the circumstances surrounding his death. Starring Mary Beth McDonough, David Wysocki, Bill Paxton, Lynda Day George, Christopher George (Also available on Shudder Canada)

ONE DARK NIGHT (Director: Tom McLoughlin)

As part of an initiation into a club called The Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum. Starring Meg Tilly, Melissa Newman, Robin Evans, Leslie Speights, Donald Hotton  (Also available on Shudder Canada)

30 MILES FROM NOWHERE (Director: Caitlin Koller)

When five college pals return home for their estranged friend’s funeral, what begins as an uneasy reunion becomes a terrifying fight for survival. Starring Carrie Preston, Rob Benedict, Birgundi Baker (Also available on Shudder Canada)

August 27

THE SHED (see above for details)


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Jesse Hughes is best known as the frontman of the rock band Eagles of Death Metal (EODM). Hughes formed Eagles of Death Metal in 1998 along with lifelong best friend, Queen of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme. They released their debut album, Peace Love Death Metal in 2004. EODM subsequently released Death By Sexy (2006), Heart On (2008), and Zipper Down (2015). Hughes has recorded two solo albums as Boots Electric, Honky Kong (2011) & EODM Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never Wrote (2019). His music has been featured on several soundtracks including, The Cabin in the Woods, Silver Lining Playbook, Epic Movie, and Super Troopers 2. Hughes has been the subject of two documentaries, VICE’s The Redemption of the Devil (2015), and Colin Hank’s Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (2017). He also hosted two seasons of Vice and Marshall Headphone’s On The Road, interviewing some of the industry’s most influential musicians including Bill Ward of Black Sabbath, Ian Astbury of The Cult, Brian Tatler of Diamond Head, and Patty Schemel of Hole.

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