It’s hot here? It sure is hot in here. Of course I live in Texas and it’s been 107 straight three days without end. I try to stay motivated. Try to do things. But all I really want to do is lay on the couch and watch movies. Fortunately, the folks at AMC Thrill it fails to capture my attention.
As August comes barreling down on me like a flaming freight train, I’m looking forward to finding their entire new slate of George A. Romero and Stephen King titles, including the return of the original. Creepshow to the streaming platform.
Take a look at the full release calendar and let us know what you’ll be watching on Shudder!
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Creepshow: A boy’s horror comics come to life in a series of five terrifying stories: a dead father returns for the piece of Father’s Day cake his murderous daughter never served him. A meteorite transforms an unfortunate yokel into a plant life form. A cuckolded husband plots revenge at sea. Something in a crate under the stairs is eating people. And an obsessively clean billionaire suffers from an uncontrollable cockroach infestation.
The land of the dead: Legendary director George A. Romero’s latest undead epic finds the last remnants of humanity struggling to survive the unspeakable truth: the hordes of zombies besieging their city are…evolving.
The monkey is shining: Injected with human brain cells, a super-intelligent monkey is enlisted to help a wheelchair-bound quadriplegic get on with his life.
jinks: Ordinary citizens turn into murderous maniacs after a chemical weapon is released in George Romero’s 1973 sequel to Night of the living dead. After a short, merciful foray into romantic comedy, Romero returned to the subject matter that made him famous — multiple maniacs attacking unsuspecting townspeople — and the government’s misguided response to the chaos.
Season of the Witch: After Night of the living dead, horror master George A. Romero set his sights on witches. On the surface, Joan Mitchell has it all – family, friends and a beautiful home with the latest appliances. But when a neighbor educates her about the practice of witchcraft, Joan believes she has discovered the perfect antidote to her monotonous suburban existence and sets off on a dark path that will lead to a shocking conclusion.
Carrie: Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, Carrie is a high school loner with no confidence, no friends… and no idea of the extent of her secret telekinesis powers. But when her psychotic mother and sadistic classmates finally go too far, the once-shy teenager becomes an unbridled, revenge-seeking force that unleashes all hell in a frenzy of blood, fire and brimstone! Piper Laurie, John Travolta and Amy Irving are great in this horror classic.
Mess: After his car crashes in the mountains during a blinding snowstorm, famous novelist Paul Sheldon is “rescued” from a car accident by Annie Wilkes, an obsessed fan of the main character in his series of novels. But when Wilkes reads his latest book—and learns he’s killed off her favorite character—she teaches Sheldon the true meaning of Misery.
Salem’s lot: Driven by inner forces, even if he cannot understand them, novelist Ben Mears (David Soul) returns to his hometown to write about a mysterious mansion that has intrigued him since childhood. But he discovers a horrifying secret: the community is slowly becoming a vampire village.
Fire starter: Based on the Stephen King novel, this supernatural thriller stars Drew Barrymore as Charlie McGee, a young woman whose ability to light fires with her mind has dire consequences for everyone around her.
Firestarter: Rekindled: A maniacal agent has a personal score to settle with a woman who can start fires with her mind.
Cat’s Eye: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King and Robert Hays star in this three-part anthology of Stephen King short stories about a stray cat who wanders through each story. Chain smoker Morrison (Woods) joins a quit smoking group run by the sadistic Dr. Monatti (Alan King). A gambler named Cressner (Kenneth McMillan) makes a bet with his wife’s lover. And a young girl (Barrymore) is terrorized by a small troll.
Necessary things: Sheriff Alan Pangborn is puzzled – and a little scared. Almost overnight, the residents of Castle Rock, Maine, the peaceful seaside community it serves, seem to have gone mad.
Allegory: The lives of a group of artists unwittingly unravel as their obsessions and insecurities manifest into monsters, demons and death. The directorial debut of the lead singer of Powerman 5000 Spider One, Allegory stars Krsy Fox, Adam Busch, Bryce Johnson and Scout Compton. RLJE Flims will release film on SVOD and VOD on Tuesday, August 2nd. (A Shudder Exclusive)
Amityville: The Evil Escapes: The demonic forces that have stalked the infamous Amityville house for over 300 years escape to a remote California mansion, inhabiting a lamp. Evil takes hold of a little girl who lives in the house by taking the form of her dead father. When it completely takes over, it’s up to a young priest to perform an exorcism and try to lift the curse from the desperate family.
Amityville: A New Generation: Photographer Keyes Terry is given an old mirror from a homeless person. He gives the mirror to a friend, but what he doesn’t know is that demonic forces are projecting gruesome deaths onto the mirror’s surface. Soon, these projections begin to appear in the real world, proving to be portraits of the actual destinies of Keyes’ loved ones.
Amityville: A Doll’s House: A dollhouse that is a replica of the infamous Amityville haunted house is given to a little girl. Soon after, all sorts of horrible, inexplicable accidents begin to occur. The family must work together to fight the terrifying evil that has inhabited their lives. The house may be miniature, but the evil is full size.
What Josiah saw: Everyone in town knows about the haunted Graham Farm on Willow Road. You will hear that he has a bad history. Josiah (Robert Patrick, finished) and his youngest son, Thomas (Scott Haze, God’s child), are all that remain of this estranged family. But after experiencing terrifying visions from the beyond, Josiah decides he must change his ways to right a great wrong. After being away for over two decades, Eli (Nick Stahl, The city of sins) and Mary (Kelly Garner, Lars and the real girl), Josiah’s older children, are drawn to sell the property and reunite at the old farm in hopes of finally ending this haunting chapter of their lives. The sins of the past will be paid in full. Directed by Vincent Grashaw (Cold water).(A Shudder Original)
Oracle: Shudder dusted the cobwebs off this one. Young Jenny Jorgens begins communicating with the ghost of a murdered embezzler named William Graham. Her incredulous husband Ray thinks she’s gone mad. Jenny is eventually enlisted by Graham’s spirit to avenge his asphyxiation.
freeway: Vanessa Lutz (Reese Witherspoon), a teenage delinquent, runs away from her prostitute mother and perverted stepfather to live with her grandmother. Along the way, he meets Bob Wolverton (Kiefer Sutherland), a charming but sadistic serial killer. Fearing for her life, she tries to kill Bob, but Bob pretends to be the victim, and Vanessa is sent to prison. Now she must escape and clear her name before he can strike again.
mother: When a vengeful couple invades her home, a single mother is forced to do whatever it takes to protect her daughter.
Puppet: A therapist loses her grip on reality when a ten-year-old boy claims he can control her future.
Alone with you: As a young woman painstakingly prepares a romantic comeback for her lover, their apartment begins to feel more like a tomb when voices, shadows and hallucinations reveal a truth she didn’t want to face.
Achoura: Four childhood friends are reunited when one of them resurfaces after twenty years, forcing them to confront a creature straight out of a terrifying Moroccan legend.
Blood oranges: A retired couple enters a dance competition, a corrupt politician, a girl eager to lose her virginity and a young lawyer obsessed with social status – a seemingly benign look at everyday life collides in this shocking black comedy.
innocent: During the bright northern summer, a group of children reveal mysterious powers. But what starts out innocent soon takes a dark and violent turn in this gripping supernatural thriller written and directed by Oscar nominee Eskil Vogt. (A Shudder exclusive.)
Glorious: In the GloriousRyan Kwanten (Real blood, kin) plays a young man who spirals out of control after a bad breakup. His situation worsens after he finds himself locked in a bathroom stop with a mysterious figure played by Oscar winner JK Simmons (Whip, Being Ricardoi) speaking to him from an adjacent stall. As he tries to escape, he realizes that he is an unwilling player in a bigger and more terrible situation than he could have imagined. The film is directed by Rebekah McKendry and written by Todd Rigney, Joshua Hull and David Ian McKendry. (Shudder Exclusive.)
100 monsters: In the first of a trilogy of yokai (Japanese supernatural spirits) films written by Tetsuro Yoshia and released in the late 1960s, a slumlord’s attempts to forcibly evict his tenants invite the wrath of the titular yokai when a ritual cleansing is wrong, with terrifying. results.
Spook Warfare: In the second Yokai movie, an evil Babylonian vampire is inadvertently awakened by treasure hunters, and a brave samurai teams up with the yokai to defeat the bloodthirsty demon.
Along with Ghosts: In the last of the trilogy, yokai are awakened to defend a young woman on the run from deadly yakuza.
Snake Girl and the Silver Haired Witch: Noriaki Yuasa, the director of the much loved gamer series, adapts the works of horror manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu. A young woman named Sayuri reunites with her estranged family after years in an orphanage – but trouble lurks within the walls of the large family home. Her mother is amnesiac from a car accident six months earlier, her sullen sister is locked in the attic, and a young maid inexplicably dies of a heart attack just before Sayuri arrives… it’s all about work her father to study venomous snakes? And is the fanged, serpentine figure haunting Sayuri’s dreams the same one spying on her through the holes in the wall?
So Customs: Kurt is an outcast from a conservative town who dreams of moving to the city to become a famous drag queen. When he is kidnapped by a predatory old vampire and killed, he is rescued just in time to be resurrected by a band of rebel vampires who feed on bigots and abusers. So Customs is the feature film debut of Alice Maio Mackay, an Australian-based trans teen filmmaker. (A Shudder exclusive.)
spectator: As a serial killer stalks the city, a young actress who has just moved into town with her boyfriend notices a mysterious stranger stalking her from across the street in this terrifying thriller. With Maika Monroe (It follows) and directed by Chloe Okuno (V/H/S/94). (A Shudder exclusive.)