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What’s coming soon to Shudder UK in October 2020

Staff Writer

October means one thing for horror film fans: Halloween. And Shudder’s pulling out all the stops once again: for the second year in a row, Shudder’s head curator, Samuel Zimmerman, will be hosting a Halloween hotline phone-in every Friday night (8 to 9pm UK time), offering callers free, personalised picks for what to watch – although long-distance call charges will apply.

That’s joined by no fewer than four Shudder originals, plus the surprise return of Creepshow for a one-off animated special.

Here’s what’s coming soon to Shudder UK in October 2020:

Ghoul Log – 1st October

Halloween’s answer to the Christmas Yule Log, the Ghoul Log is a 24/7 streaming jack-o’-lantern (available on demand as a Shudder TV feed) that offers the perfect ambience for all your Halloween festivities. This year’s edition has been lovingly crafted by a fan-favorite filmmaker…

Shudder Original: Scare Me – 1st October

During a power outage, two strangers tell scary stories. The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in the dark of a Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear: Fanny may be the better storyteller. Directed by and starring Josh Ruben, and co-starring Aya Cash and Chris Redd.

Boys in the Trees – 5th October

It’s Halloween 1997 – the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and their skater gang. But for Corey, his past has some unfinished business. When he encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend but now victimised by Jango’s cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time’s sake. What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical as they tell each other ghost stories as even the most buried truths find a way of coming to life. Starring Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlmann

These Final Hours – 5th October

It’s the last day on earth, twelve hours before a cataclysmic event will end life as we know it. James makes his way across a lawless and chaotic city to the party to end all parties. Along the way he reluctantly saves the life of a little girl who is desperately searching for her father. Stuck with this unexpected burden, James is forced to come to terms with what really matters in life as the final hours tick away. Starring Jessica De Gouw, Nathan Phillips, Sarah Snook.

Willow Creek – 5th October

Jim is a Bigfoot believer who decides to head deep into the forest, girlfriend in tow, hoping to uncover evidence at the site of a notorious fragment of Sasquatch footage. But the couple soon find themselves in big, BIG trouble—and every attempt to escape leads to more terror. Starring Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson, Laura Montagna.

Shudder Original: The Cleansing Hour – 8th October

Max and Drew are millennial entrepreneurs who’ve made themselves famous with a webcast they created called The Cleansing Hour, which streams live exorcisms. The catch? Each ceremony is elaborately staged to look real in order to dupe their global audience—until today, when today’s subject, Drew’s fiancé, actually turns out to be possessed. Starring Ryan Guzman, Kyle Gallner, Alix Angelis. Directed by Damien LeVeck.

Lifechanger – 12th October

A mysterious “skin-walker”—one who steals the form, memories, and lives of his victims, leaving behind a withered husk of a corpse—sets out on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves. Starring Lora Burke, Jack Foley, Elitsa Bako.

Possum – 12th October

A disgraced children’s puppeteer, Philip returns to his childhood home intent on destroying Possum, a hideous puppet he keeps hidden inside a brown leather bag. When his attempts fail, Philip is forced to confront his sinister stepfather in an effort to escape the dark horrors of his past. A distinctive psychological thriller which pays homage to the British horror films of the 70, accompanied by a compelling soundtrack from the legendary electronic BBC music studio The Radiophonic Workshop. Starring Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong, Andy Blithe.

Shudder Original: The Mortuary Collection – 15th October

A young drifter applies for a job at the local mortuary and meets an eccentric mortician who chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last. Starring Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer, Barak Hardley, Christine Kilmer and Jacob Elordi. Directed by Ryan Spindell.

Jeruzalem – 19th October

In this award-winning supernatural horror, two American girls on vacation follow a mysterious and handsome anthropology student on a trip to Jerusalem. The party is cut short when the trio are caught in the middle of a biblical apocalypse. Trapped between the ancient walls of the holy city, the three travelers must survive long enough to find a way out as the fury of hell is unleashed upon them. Starring Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin, Danielle Jadelyn.

Last Shift – 19th October

Jessica, a rookie cop, has the last shift at a closing police station, but discovers it is home to the ultimate embodiment of evil. Starring Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Mikel, Hank Stone.

32 Malasana Street – 22nd October

It’s 1976. The Olmedo family has left the countryside for a new life in Madrid. But their new home becomes a house of horrors in this hit supernatural thriller based on actual paranormal events. Starring Begoña Vargas, Iván Marcos, Bea Segura, Sergio Castellanos, José Luis de Madariaga, Iván Renedo, Javier Botet. Directed by Alberto Pintó.

I Am Not a Serial Killer – 26th October

Sixteen-year-old John Wayne Cleaver is not a serial killer—but he has all the makings of one. Keeping his homicidal tendencies and morbid obsessions with death and murder in check is a constant struggle that only gets harder when a real serial killer begins terrorizing his sleepy Midwestern town. Now, in order to track down a psychopath and protect those around him, John must unleash his darkest inner demons. Based on the cult novel by Dan Wells. Starring Max Records, Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser.

Creepshow: Halloween Special – 26th October

Creepshow returns for a one-off animated special, featuring two tales: Survivor Type, based on the short story by Stephen King and adapted by Greg Nicotero, stars Kiefer Sutherland as a man determined to stay alive alone on a deserted island; and Twittering from the Circus of the Dead, based on the short story by Joe Hill and adapted by Melanie Dale, which stars Joey King (The Kissing Booth) as a teen whose family road trip includes a visit to the gravest show on earth.

Shudder Original: May the Devil Take You Too – 29th October

Timo Tjahjanto has made a name for himself as one of the world’s most exciting horror directors, with standout segments in anthology films The ABCs of Death and V/H/S/ 2, and features like supernatural thrill ride May the Devil Take You and action extravaganza The Night Comes for Us. Now Tjahjanto returns with a sequel to his unforgettable 2018 hit. Two years after escaping from demonic terror, a young woman is still haunted by unnatural visions. The dangers that await her and her friends grow as a figure of darkness rises, threatening to take their lives. Starring Chelsea Islan, Widika Sidmore, Baskara Mahendra and Hadijah Shahab. Directed by Timo Tjahjanto.

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