Shudder has announced its February 2022 lineup of hellish cinema, 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’s Hellbender. Plus new additions to Shudder’s growing library, including genre classics such as Tales from the Hood and Battle Royale.
Shudder’s January 2022 lineup of terrifying cinema includes new Shudder original and exclusive films like Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen’s For the Sake of Vicious, Kier-La Janisse’s Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror, Edoardo Vitaletti’s The Last Thing Mary Saw, and Thomas Hamilton’s Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster.
“Nothing good this way comes.”
Taking inspiration from 1940/50s creature features, Attack of the Cat People is an entertaining tribute to black and white horror schlock; a 45-minute labour of love following a scientific expedition to an unusual meteorite with mysterious inhabitants: anthropomorphic cat-like creatures!
“Every project brings its own learning experience. I do value and learn a lot from watching films made by other independent filmmakers…”
When will I learn that a great premise doesn’t necessarily mean a film will be great or even good. Just like the enjoyable Werewolves Within, the similarly titled Beast Within is a werewolf whodunit that references the party game. However, that is where the similarities end. The acting in Beast Within is woeful. There is no emotion, no chemistry, and no believability in most of the characters. When the werewolf is finally revealed, that particular character becomes a bit more three-dimensional and believable. I don’t know how much of the film’s issues lie with the bad writing or directing.
“It’s no longer a game.”
Taking inspiration from the atomic age of cinema, Attack of the Cat People is a delightful homage to 1940/50s horror schlock. But rather than science run amok, Black Cat Film Productions‘ tale of terror focuses on a natural disaster. After crashing into the ocean, a meteorite is observed floating on its surface, developing flora and fauna at an accelerated rate. Becoming its own small island of sorts, an expedition to the meteorite is organised by Dr. Elliot in order to collect samples and analyse its mysterious inhabitants: cat-like creatures resembling the pre-historic sabertooth tiger.
“Straight out of the unknown!”
From the golden age of Kung Fu movies, the legendary Shaw Brothers bring you an action-packed tale of revenge, mayhem and flying fists. When his martial arts school is viciously attacked by a rival gang of Japanese thugs, Lei Ming swears to bring them down with violent justice. Written, starring and directed by Jimmy Wang Yu, The Chinese Boxer (1970) is a fabulously fast-paced feature full of exquisite set-pieces and mind-blowing fight choreography.
“The art of self defense turns into an act of violence and evil…”
In search of excitement, five rich, spoiled Asian twenty-somethings form the “Circle,” a group where they take turns designing a unique, extravagant experience for the others. But things go wrong when the privileged urbanites awaken after a night out, to find they have developed vampire fangs…
From Marco Ferreri, perhaps best known for the wildly sensational satire La Grande Bouffe, CultFilms is proud to present one of the director’s earliest and most controversial films, The Ape Woman (1964). Deemed too challenging for the 1964 Cannes Film Festival, an alternative ‘happy’ ending was created for the festival that eventually went on to pick up a Palme d’Or nomination that year. For this world first ever Blu-ray release, CultFilms presents Ferreri’s own original edit now shown complete and uncut.
“No other woman looked like her, felt like her, loved like her…”
Ladies and gentlemen start your engines and prepare to burn rubber for contemporary comedy-horror Spree. Honk, Honk! Spree stars Joe Keery as Kurt Kunkle, an obsessed boy who wishes to be a popular social media influencer like his idols Bobby Basecamp and Jesse Adams. The only problem is he has a limited audience watching his channel as he is an excruciatingly dull person. He has tried everything to get noticed on YouTube, like playing video games, promoting shoes, and doing tutorials. But none of those are helping him in getting his foot through the social media door.
“Murder is trending…”
Mixing fantasy and historical elements into a story of redemption featuring strong female lead characters, Xena: Warrior Princess vaulted from a mere syndicated TV drama to a global cultural phenomenon. Super7 celebrates the groundbreaking mythic tale with ReAction figures of Xena and Gabrielle!
“You’ve got to take me with you and teach me everything you know!”
Blistering Italian crime classic The Violent Professionals blazes onto Blu-ray from 88 Films with every car chase and gunshot more mind-blowing than ever.
The Nun and the Devil is a headily erotic tale of seduction and persecution detailing the sinful practices which spill out of a 16th century convent.
“One man against the syndicate. Within the law or without!”
From the producer of Get Out and Us, Antebellum stars Janelle Monáe as an author who finds herself trapped in a terrifying reality and must uncover the brutal truth before it’s too late…
Successful author Veronica Henley is finishing a book tour before she returns home to her husband and daughter. But a shocking turn of events is about to upend Veronica’s existence, plunging her into a horrifying reality that forces her to confront her past, present, and future.