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Shudder November 2021

October is almost over, but the frights don’t stop on Shudder. The all horror/thriller streamer has a whole host of new titles debuting on its platform throughout the month of November that will keep you thrilled and chilled as the holiday rush beats down the door!

Fans of Dragula and Behind the Monster will have new episodes to look forward to every week on top of the new film titles. Check out the full schedule below, and let us know what you’ll be watching in the comments on Facebook and Twitter!

November Releases on Shudder!

November 1st:

Wait Until Dark: A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. Directed by Terrence Young and starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin!

Blood on Satan’s Claw: Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers.

The Velvet Vampire: A newlywed couple is delighted to be invited to spend some time at their alluring neighbor’s beautiful home, but the excitement quickly turns to horror when they discover that she is actually a predatory vampire.

The Dark: An undead teenage girl befriends a blind boy that she meets in a forest she haunts and hunts in. Both have been victims of unimaginable abuse, and each finds solace in the other. There may be a chance of light at the end of their tunnel, but it will come with a body count.

The Closet: Following the death of his wife and disappearance of his daughter, a successful architect enlists the help an exorcist to help him find his daughter.

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Prom Night: A masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier, at their high school’s senior prom.

Hello, Mary Lou: Prom Night II: Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge.

Leatherface: A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge.

November 4th:

Dead & Beautiful: Five rich spoiled Asian twenty-somethings (Gijs Blom, Aviis Zhong, Yen Tsao, Philip Juan, Anechka Marchenko) are suffering from upper class ennui, unsure how to spend their days when so little is expected from them. In search of excitement, the five friends 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 and an unquenchable thirst for flesh, blood, and adventure at any price. (Available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada, Shudder UK, and Shudder ANZ)

November 8th:

Tailgate: A cocksure, road-raging man on a family road trip finds himself pursued and terrorized by the vengeful van driver he chooses to tailgate.

The World of Kanako: As former detective Akikazu searches for his missing daughter, Kanako, he soon learns she has a mysterious secret life.

The Visitor: An intergalactic warrior battles alongside a cosmic Christ figure against a demonic 8-year-old girl and her pet hawk, as the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer: Arriving in Chicago, Henry moves in with ex-con acquaintance Otis and starts schooling him in the ways of the serial killer.

Darlin’: Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns, where she’s to be rehabilitated into a “good girl” as an example of the miraculous work of the church. But Darlin’ holds a secret darker than the “sins” she is threatened with; The Woman who raised her, equally fierce and feral, is ever present in the shadows of Darlin’s psyche and is determined to come for her no matter who tries to get in her way.

November 11th:

Great White: A blissful tourist trip turns into a nightmare for five passengers when their seaplane goes down near a shipwreck. Stranded miles from shore in an inflatable life raft, they find themselves in a desperate fight for survival as they try to make it to land before they either run out of supplies or are taken by a menacing pack of sharks lurking just beneath the surface. (Available on Shudder US and Shudder Canada)

Honeydew: Strange cravings and hallucinations befall a young couple after seeking shelter in the home of an aging farmer and her peculiar son.

November 15th:

Kill List: Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.

A Dark Song: A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.

The Hallow: A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

Pyewacket: Feeling isolated and hopeless, Leah turns to Black Magic to release her anger. She naively performs an occult ritual found in a book on her bedroom shelf to invoke the spirit of a witch to kill her mother.

The Isle: When three shipwrecked sailors land on an island abandoned except for four sole residents, one sailor starts to question what happened on the island. He must uncover the truth while he battles to save his own life and escape the isle.

Fender Bender: A teenage girl who just got her driver’s license gets into her first fender bender, innocently exchanging information with an apologetic stranger, a serial killer who stalks the streets, hungrily searching for his next unsuspecting victim.

November 16th:

Blood Rage: As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.

Etheria Season 1: From post-apocalyptic westerns to demented comedies to terrifying horror and gore, ETHERIA serves up the perfect blend of mind-bending and panic-inducing excitement from the best emerging women genre directors in the world. Each episode showcases a vision of the fantastic in this new anthology series created to introduce amazing directors to devoted genre fans.

November 19th:

Prisoners of the Ghostland: In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber (Nicolas Cage) is sprung from jail by a wealthy warlord, The Governor (Bill Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella) has run away. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days if he doesn’t find the missing girl, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman — and his own path to redemption. (Available on Shudder US and Shudder UK)

November 22nd:

Exorcist III: A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

November 23rd:

The Strings: In the dead of winter, Catherine (Teagan Johnston), a talented musician who, having recently broken up her successful band, travels to her aunt’s remote coastal cottage to work on new material in solitude. Once there, she and local photographer Grace (Jenna Schaefer) spark up a budding romance while visiting an abandoned farmhouse with a disturbing past. Soon after, strange and seemingly supernatural occurrences begin to manifest at the cottage, escalating each night and dangerously eroding Catherine’s sense of reality. (Available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada, Shudder UK, and Shudder ANZ)

November 29th:

Wake in Fright: A British schoolteacher’s descent into personal demoralization at the hands of drunken, deranged derelicts while stranded in a small town in outback Australia.

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‘The Purge 6’: Frank Grillo Gives Exciting Update For Final Installment

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This should have fans of this franchise excited. In an interview with Screen Rant, Frank Grillo said, “The script is done. It basically centers around Leo Barnes, my character…” His character is a fan favorite and will surely bring in a big crowd at the box office. Check out more of what he said in the interview.

Movie Scene from The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

Frank Grillo stated: “The script is done. It basically centers around Leo Barnes, my character. It would be the last of the last of the last, it’s like the guy who keeps retiring. James DeMonaco is going to direct it, if it happens, and it’s a matter of money.”

Movie Scene from The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

He then continued saying, “It’s a matter of how big they want the movie to be, how much money they want to spend on the movie, considering they’ve done a lot in this franchise. But it’s a great script.”

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

The Purge first debuted in theaters in 2013 and was a major hit at the box office. It made $91.3M on a $3M budget. It would produce 4 more sequels titled The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Purge: Election Year (2016), The First Purge (2018), and The Forever Purge (2021). It would also produce a TV series of the same name that launched in 2018 and lasted for 2 seasons before being canceled. While the films haven’t been critically received well, the franchise has made over $533M worldwide on a combined film budget of $53M.

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

This is amazing news as the last 2 installments in the film have been absent of Frank Grillo’s fan-favorite character. Are you excited to see this last film center around his character? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out the official trailer for the previous film below.

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Review: Is There ‘No Way Up’ For This Shark Film?

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A flock of birds flies into the jet engine of a commercial airliner making it crash into the ocean with only a handful of survivors tasked with escaping the sinking plane while also enduring depleting oxygen and nasty sharks in No Way Up. But does this low-budget film rise above its shopworn monster trope or sink beneath the weight of its shoestring budget?

First, this film obviously isn’t on the level of another popular survival film, Society of the Snow, but surprisingly it isn’t Sharknado either. You can tell a lot of good direction went into making it and its stars are up for the task. The histrionics are kept at a bare minimum and unfortunately the same can be said about the suspense. That isn’t to say that No Way Up is a limp noodle, there is plenty here to keep you watching until the end, even if the last two minutes is offensive to your suspension of disbelief.

Let’s start with the good. No Way Up has plenty of good acting, especially from its lead Sophie McIntosh who plays Ava, a rich governor’s daughter with a heart of gold. Inside, she is struggling with the memory of her mother’s drowning and is never far from her overprotective older bodyguard Brandon played with nannyish diligence by Colm Meaney. McIntosh doesn’t reduce herself to the size of a B-movie, she is fully committed and gives a strong performance even if the material is trodden.

No Way Up

Another standout is Grace Nettle playing the 12-year-old Rosa who is traveling with her grandparents Hank (James Caroll Jordan) and Mardy (Phyllis Logan). Nettle doesn’t reduce her character to a delicate tween. She’s scared yes, but she also has some input and pretty good advice about surviving the situation.

Will Attenborough plays the unfiltered Kyle who I imagine was there for comic relief, but the young actor never successfully tempers his meanness with nuance, therefore he just comes across as a die-cut archetypical asshole inserted to complete the diverse ensemble.

Rounding out the cast is Manuel Pacific who plays Danilo the flight attendant who is the mark of Kyle’s homophobic aggressions. That whole interaction feels a bit outdated, but again Attenborough hasn’t fleshed out his character well enough to warrant any.

No Way Up

Continuing on with what is good in the film are the special effects. The plane crash scene, as they always are, is terrifying and realistic. Director Claudio Fäh has spared no expense in that department. You have seen it all before, but here, since you know they are crashing into the Pacific it’s more tense and when the plane hits the water you’ll wonder how they did it.

As for the sharks they are equally impressive. It’s hard to tell if they used live ones. There are no hints of CGI, no uncanny valley to speak of and the fish are genuinely threatening, although they don’t get the screentime you might be expecting.

Now with the bad. No Way Up is a great idea on paper, but the reality is something like this couldn’t happen in real life, especially with a jumbo jet crashing into the Pacific Ocean at such a fast speed. And even though the director has successfully made it seem like it could happen, there are so many factors that just don’t make sense when you think about it. Underwater air pressure is the first to come to mind.

It also lacks a cinematic polish. It has this straight-to-video feel, but the effects are so good that you can’t help but feel the cinematography, especially inside the plane should have been slightly elevated. But I’m being pedantic, No Way Up is a good time.

The ending doesn’t quite live up to the film’s potential and you will be questioning the limits of the human respiratory system, but again, that’s nitpicking.

Overall, No Way Up is a great way to spend an evening watching a survival horror movie with the family. There are some bloody images, but nothing too bad, and the shark scenes can be mildly intense. It is rated R on the low end.

No Way Up might not be the “next great shark” movie, but it is a thrilling drama that rises above the other chum so easily thrown into the waters of Hollywood thanks to the dedication of its stars and believable special effects.

No Way Up is now available to rent on digital platforms.

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‘The Crow’ Reboot Is Headed To Theaters June 2024

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This is big news for us horror fans. In a report from Deadline, Lionsgate has shifted around their release schedule and has put The Crow for a June 7th release date this year. This is one highly anticipated horror film as it will be held to high standards to see if it will rival the original film. Check out more about this film below.

Movie Scene from The Crow (1994)

The film synopsis states: “Soulmates Eric Draven (Skarsgård) and Shelly Webster (FKA twigs) are brutally murdered when the demons of her dark past catch up with them. Given the chance to save his true love by sacrificing himself, Eric sets out to seek merciless revenge on their killers, traversing the worlds of the living and the dead to put the wrong things right.”

Movie Scene from The Crow (1994)

The movie is directed by Rupert Sanders who directed the films Ghost in the Shell (2017) and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012). The script was written by James O’Barr, Zach Baylin, and William Josef Schneider. It will star actors Bill Skarsgård, Danny Huston, Laura Birn, Jordan Bolger, and many more.

Movie Scene from The Crow (1994)

The Crow first debuted in theaters in 1994 and was a big hit at the box office. It went on to make $94M on a $23M Budget. It was also a hit among critics and audiences. It earned 84% Critic and 90% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. Its major success would end up making several sequels and a tv series that fell short of the first film.

Official Poster for The Crow (1994)

This is exciting news as the film has a great cast and studio behind it. Are you excited about this film? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out the trailer for the original film below.

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