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What’s coming soon to Shudder in January 2022?

Staff Writer

Shudder is kicking off the new year in the same way it saw out 2021 – with a slew of exclusives and originals, from FrightFest, Grimmfest and more.

Here’s what’s coming soon to Shudder UK in January 2022:

For the Sake of Vicious – 6th January

Romina, an overworked nurse and single mother, returns home from her late shift on Halloween night to find a maniac hiding out with a bruised and beaten hostage. When an unexpected wave of violent intruders descends upon her home, the trio realise that the only way out of the situation is to work together and fight for their survival. Starring Colin Paradine, Lora Burke, Nick Smyth. Directed by Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen.

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror – 10th January

From writer/director/co-producer Kier-La Janisse comes “a seductive mega-text” (Indiewire) through the history of folk horror, featuring clips from over 200 films and interviews with more than 50 filmmakers, authors and scholars that explore the rural roots, occult creeds and cultural lore that continue to shape international cinema. Written, directed and co-produced by: Kier-La Janisse.

The Last Thing Mary Saw – 20th January

Southold, New York, 1843: Young Mary (Stefanie Scott, Insidious 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 Fuhrman, Orphan), 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 Culkin, Lords of Chaos) and the revelation of greater forces at work. Directed by Edoardo Vitaletti.

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster – 27th January

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 Toro, Ron Perlman, Roger Corman & John Landis all of whom and many more contribute their personal insights and anecdotes. Directed by Thomas Hamilton.

Etheria: Season 3 – 17th January

Etheria Season 3 takes viewers to strange new worlds with episodes directed by women about medieval warlords and magicians, musical androids, apocalyptic western gunslingers, inescapable time loops, dead body buddy comedies, middle-aged female mercenary assassins, homicidal hairstylists, demented surreal slashers, and spare body parts.

The Source of Shadows – 3rd January

A series of stories woven together by one of our most primal fears, the fear of the unknown.

Dark August – 4th January

A man accidentally runs down a young girl and has a curse placed on him by the girl’s father, an occultist. He goes to a spiritualist for help in fighting the curse.

Dream No Evil – 4th January

A young orphan girl obsessed with finding her father gets adopted by a traveling church. She grows up and gets engaged, but her obsession with locating her father is about to turn deadly.

Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood – 4th January

A family infiltrates a sinister carnival where their son mysteriously disappeared.

The Child – 4th January

A newly hired housekeeper arrives to her employer’s house in the countryside. She slowly discovers that the only child in the house, an eleven-year-old girl, hides a deadly secret.

The Premonition – 4th January

A foster mother begins experiencing psychic visions after the psychotic biological mother of her foster daughter begins stalking them.

The Witch Who Came From the Sea – 4th January

Molly experiences violent fantasies in which she ties up muscular men up before bloodily dispatching them with a razor. But when a news report announces the shocking double-murder of two footballers which strongly echoes one of Molly’s most recent depraved flights of fancy, the fantasy starts to bleed into reality–literally

Eyes of Fire – 10th January

A preacher is accused of adultery, and he and his followers are chased out of town. They become stranded in an isolated forest, which is haunted by the spirits of long dead Native Americans.

Alison’s Birthday – 10th January

Getting its first official release since the VHS era, this Australian paranormal cult is unearthed! During a Ouija board session with her teenaged friends, 16-year-old Alison gets a message from beyond the grave not to go home for her 19th birthday. Fast forward three years later to the week of her 19th: she gets a call from her mother that they’re having a party to celebrate, and they want her there alone.

Edge of the Knife – 10th January

Edge of the Knife is a feature-length Haida language film about pride, tragedy, and penance. Adiits’ii, the lead character in the film, is mentally and physically pushed to the brink of survival and becomes Gaagiixiid/Gaagiid — the Haida Wildman. The Gaagiixiid is one of Haida’s most popular stories, sustained over the years though song and performance.

Tag – 10th January

Mitsuko (Reina Triendl) is the sole survivor of a bizarre paranormal incident that kills all of her classmates. Running for her life, Mitsuko seemingly slips into an alternate reality, but death and chaos seems to follow her everywhere. As Mitsuko finds herself in increasingly surreal and violent situations, the true horror behind her nightmare is revealed.

VFW – 10th January

A group of old war veterans (including Stephen Lang and William Sadler) put their lives on the line to defend a young woman taking shelter in their local VFW post, who’s running from a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of drug addled punks.

The ABCs of Death – 17th January

A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty, from a lineup of 27 acclaimed directors including Nacho Vigolando (Colosssal), Banjong Pisanthanakun (The Medium), Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You), Ti West (The House of the Devil), Ben Wheatley (Kill List) and Adam Wingard (You’re Next)

Breeder – 17th January

A ruthless businesswoman is abducting young women as part of a gruesome bio-hacking experiment to reverse the aging process. When Mia goes to investigate, she finds herself trapped, branded and tortured in an underground medical facility.

Greener Grass – 17th January

Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field.

Hall – 24th January

When a hotel hallway is ravaged by a mysterious virus, pregnant tourist Naomi is tragically thrust into the fight of her life. Forced to crawl her way through other helpless and scattered victims, Naomi crosses paths with Val. Separated from her daughter Kelly, Val must navigate her way through the long and narrow stretch of isolated carnage, all while keeping out of sight of the remaining sufferers.

Viy – 24th January

A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Come True – 27th January

A teenage runaway takes part in a sleep study that becomes a nightmarish descent into the depths of her mind and a frightening examination of the power of dreams.

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