Shudder has announced its February 2022 lineup, including new Shudder original films like Jeremiah Kipp’s Slapface, Igor Legarreta’s All The Moons, Abel and Burlee Vang’s They Live in the Grey, and Toby Poser, John Adams, and their daughter Zelda Adams’ Hellbender. Plus new additions to Shudder’s growing library, including genre classics such as Tales from the Hood and Battle Royale, along with recent fan favourites like 31 and XX.
A collection of Boris Karloff’s most iconic film roles, premiering 1st February on Shudder US, is presented as a companion to the Shudder exclusive documentary Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster: including The Black Cat, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, House of Frankenstein, The Mummy, and Son of Frankenstein, along with The Old Dark House and Black Sabbath, both now available on shudder.com
Tales from the Hood / Tales from the Hood 2 (US)
In Tales from the Hood, a funeral director tells four strange tales of horror to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business, whilst the sequel to the cult classic reunites executive producer Spike Lee and writer/directors Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott for this horror-comedy starring David Keith.
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight / Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood (US)
In Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, a man on the run is hunted by a demon known as The Collector. Returning in Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood, The Crypt Keeper tells the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello.
Battle Royale / Battle Royale II (UKI)
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary “Battle Royale” act. In Battle Royale II, three years after the failure of the last Battle Royale program, a second act is forged, and a class of students is sent to an island with one objective: to kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.
Slapface (A Shudder Original) (US / UKI / ANZ)
After the death of his mother, Lucas, a loner who lives in a rundown home with his brother Tom, regularly seeks solace in the nearby woods. With his only “friends” being a group of female bullies, he keeps to himself most of the time. But, after a strange encounter with an inhuman monster, Lucas begins to withdraw from others. When the two reach a tentative trust, a bizarre friendship is born, and Lucas is swept up in a series of primal adventures.
All The Moons (A Shudder Original) (US / UKI / ANZ)
North of Spain, at the end of the 19th century, during the final throes of the last Carlist war, a little girl is rescued from an orphanage by a mysterious woman after it’s destroyed by a bomb. Wounded and close to death, the girl believes the woman is an angel coming to take her to Heaven. Soon, however, she discovers that this strange being has given her the gift of eternal life by turning her into a vampire.
Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, hellish compound and forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against several sadistic clowns.
XX is an all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by fiercely talented women: Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Karyn Kusama (The Invitation), Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock) and Jovanka Vuckovic (Riot Girls), featuring a cast that includes Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.
They Live in the Grey (A Shudder Original) (US / UKI / ANZ)
While investigating a child abuse case, a young social worker discovers that a supernatural entity is tormenting the family. To save the parents from losing custody of their child, she must confront her fears and use her clairvoyance to stop the malevolent force.
Hellbender (A Shudder Original) (US / UKI / ANZ)
16-year-old Izzy leads an isolated life on a lonely mountaintop. All she’s learned is from her protective mom and the wilderness that swallows them. It’s a gentle, quiet existence – except for when Izzy and Mom bang out loud songs for their band, H6LLB6ND6R. Izzy dreams of a live gig, but her mother thinks she’s too sick and mustn’t be around others. Questioning her illness and starved for companionship, Izzy sneaks down the mountain where she befriends brazen Amber. Izzy is in heaven until a cruel drinking game with a live worm unleashes a new kind of hunger.