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.
Ken, a gang leader dreaming of a quiet life with his girlfriend Noriko, and Jin, Ken’s maverick successor, who isn’t about to let yakuza kingpins tell him what to do or whom to kill. Jin’s violent individualism in a world where even outlaws follow the bosses’ orders references the doomed anti-establishment heroes of Kinji Fukasaku, but Crazy Thunder Road points toward a new style of genre filmmaking-fast-paced, quick-witted and brilliantly stylized.
“Will you go on riding or not?”
Shinya Tsukamoto directed this wonderfully bizarre adaptation of Daijiro Morohoshi’s Yokai Hunter manga as his first studio project. Called to an idyllic countryside town, disgraced archaeologist Professor Hieda teams up with high schooler Masao when a series of disappearances – including those of Masao’s father and classmate crush Reiko – take place. Together, the unlikely duo discover that the local high school sits atop an ancient burial mound that may very well be a subterranean gateway to hell.
“School becomes a bizarre horror zone!”
Considered to be the first found footage movie, Dean Alioto’s The McPherson Tape (1989) wasn’t legitimately released at the time due to a warehouse fire, while Jungle Trap (1990) and Run Coyote Run (1987) are two lost horror projects from director James Bryan and producer-writer-star Renee Harmon.
“You are in for a hell of a shock!”
Founded in 2009, the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) exists to preserve the legacy of genre movies, and now some of the weirdest and wildest films ever committed to celluloid have been released on Blu-ray – on the other side of the Atlantic – for the first time.
“Making movies can be MURDER!”
With over $47,000 raised and counting, Silent Night, Deadly Night: The Game has slashed through its $20,000 crowdfunding goal. Only three days remain for horror fans to secure their exclusive version of the tabletop game based on the 1984 Christmas slasher classic.
“He knows when you’ve been naughty!”
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.”
When Max discovers the legendary lost instalment of the Nether Game series, he accidentally unleashes the ancient “Curse of the Ages,” turning friends and family into possessed ghouls hell-bent on destroying civilisation. It’s now up to Max to figure out how to beat the dark forces of The Nether before it’s game over for humanity. Max Reload and the Nether Blasters is a retro gaming-inspired, action-packed comedy-adventure featuring a top cast including Greg Grunberg, Kevin Smith, Wil Wheaton, and rising star Tom Plumley.
“We’re gonna need firepower!”
Desperate to escape an overturned ambulance, a group of paramedics, including young Inuit paramedic Melina, find themselves surrounded by violent prisoners. Discovering that they are the victims of an ambush, Melina’s journey to safety becomes the ultimate contest of wills, as the perpetrators hunt them down one by one.
Written and directed by Christopher Donaldson, Ditched is available on VOD 18th January, and on Blu-ray 15th February from Epic Pictures and DREAD. Produced by Mark Sommer.
“They deserve this.”
Presented in director-approved 4:3 pan and scan for your VCR viewing pleasure, Werewolves Within is on VHS, tape fans! Presented by Broke Horror Fan, and officially licensed from RLJE Films and IFC Films, with original artwork from Neil Fraser!
“A whodunnit with teeth.”
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…”
Shudder, AMC Networks’ streamer for horror, thrillers and the supernatural will premiere writer/director Patrick Ridremont’s ornate and elegant French horror fantasy The Advent Calendar exclusively.