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Cool Down with These Chilling Shudder Releases in July 2021

by Waylon Jordan
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Shudder July 2021

Is the year really half over?! Shudder just dropped off its July release schedule so I guess it is, but it just doesn’t seem possible! Still, the all horror/thriller streaming platform has a great mix of old and new titles to help get you through the summer doldrums. So turn up the A/C, turn down the lights, and pick your creepy adventure!

What’s on Shudder in July?

July 1st:

Manhunter: Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial killer dubbed “the Tooth Fairy” by the media. The film stars Brian Cox as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in this first adaptation of Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.

Near Dark: Kathryn Bigelow directed this amazingly dark film about a small-town farmer’s son who reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is bitten by a beautiful drifter.

Burnt Offerings: A family moves into a large old mansion in the countryside which seems to have a mysterious and sinister power over its new residents. Karen Black stars alongside Bette Davis, Oliver Reed, and Burgess Meredith.

CreepshowAn anthology which tells five terrifying tales inspired by the E.C. horror comic books of the
1950s.

Thirteen Ghosts: When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things, dies, he leaves his house and fortune to his nephew and his family. While they’re inside, they find they are not alone.

July 6th:

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane: 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs (Jodie Foster) lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life when introduced to Frank Hallet (Martin Sheen).

Terror Train: Three years after a prank went terribly awry, the six college students responsible are targeted by a masked killer at a New Year’s Eve party aboard a moving train.

Death Ship: A mysterious ghostly freighter rams and sinks a modern-day cruise ship whose survivors climb aboard the freighter and discover that it is a World War II Nazi torture vessel.

July 7th:

Pledge Night: A college fraternity in the middle of hazing their new pledges during “hell week” incur the wrath of a long-deceased pledge who died during a hazing gone wrong 20 years ago.

Sorority House Massacre: College student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who
shares a strange telepathic link with her.

Day of the Dead: As the world is overrun by zombies, a small group of scientists and military personnel dwelling in an underground bunker in Florida must determine whether they should educate, eliminate, or escape the undead horde.

Horsehead: Since childhood Jessica has been haunted by recurring nightmares that she doesn’t understand, and they worsened after going to her grandmother’s funeral. After returning to her family home and becoming ill she sees her dead grandmother in a nightmare. She explores her nightmares through lucid dreaming to investigate the mystery that haunts her family home.

July 8th:

Son: A SHUDDER ORIGINAL FILM. In Son, after a mysterious group breaks into Laura’s home and attempts to abduct her eight-year-old son, David, the two of them flee town in search of safety. But soon after the failed kidnapping, David becomes extremely ill, suffering from increasing psychosis and convulsions. Following her maternal instincts, Laura commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive, but soon she must decide how far she is willing to go to save her son. Andi Matichak (Halloween), Emile Hirsch (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), and Luke David Blumm (The King of Staten Island) star. (Available on Shudder Us, Shudder UK, Shudder Canada, and Shudder AZN)

July 12th:

Messiah of Evil: A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.

Carnival of Souls: After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Piranha: When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort’s rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Straight Edge Kegger: A young punk and a houseful of drunks square off against the gang of militant straight edgers that
he’s abandoned.

July 13th:

White Girl: Beth, a fifteen-year-old white girl, is seemingly lost. Over the course of an evening on the streets of East London, her interactions with the city’s dwellers take darker turns, but who is the real monster?

Separation: A young girl finds solace in her artist father and the ghost of her dead mother.

July 15th:

The Call: A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE FILM. Four Friends. One Phone Call. 60 Seconds to Stay Alive. In the fall of 1987, a group of small-town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple after a tragic accident. Needing only to make a single phone call, the request seems ordinary until they realize that this call could change their life…or end it. This simple task quickly spirals into terror as their worst nightmares become reality. The film stars Lin Shaye and Tobin Bell. (Available on Shudder US and Shudder Canada)

July 16th:

Everly: An action/thriller centered on a kidnapped woman who faces down hitmen sent by a mob boss/her captor while trying to protect her family from his wrath.

July 19th:

She’s Allergic to Cats: A lonely dog groomer searches for love but his true passion is making weird video art that nobody understands.

Here Comes Hell: A 1930’s dinner party descends into carnage, gore and demonic possession in Here Comes Hell, a genre-clashing horror comedy.

Vigilante: After his wife and son are brutalized by thugs and a corrupt criminal justice system puts the perpetrators back on the street, a New York City factory worker turns vigilante to find some measure of bloody justice.

July 20th:

Mass Hysteria: A group of Salem witch trial reenactors find themselves at the center of a modern-day witch hunt.

ROT: A grad student breaks up with her boyfriend to focus on her thesis, not realizing something has infected him and that he’s going to wreak havoc on her life.

July 22nd:

Kandisha: A SHUDDER ORIGINAL FILM. It is summer break and best friends Amélie, Bintou and Morjana hang together with other neighborhood teens. Nightly, they have fun sharing scary stories and urban legends. But when Amélie is assaulted by her ex, she remembers the story of Kandisha, a powerful and vengeful demon. Afraid and upset, Amélie summons her. The next day, her ex is found dead. The legend is true and now Kandisha is on a killing spree— and it’s up to the three girls to break the curse. (Available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada, Shudder UK, and Shudder ANZ)

July 26th:

Etheria: The Series: 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.

They Remain: Two scientists who share a romantic history are tasked with investigating unnatural animal behavior on the site of a Manson Family-style cult’s compound.

Der Bunker: A young student seeks quiet and solitude to focus on an important work but ends up as the teacher of a peculiar boy who is home-schooled by his parents in an isolated bunker mansion.

July 27th:

Adoration: 12-year-old Paul meets a young teen patient, Gloria, at the private psychiatric hospital in the woods where his mother works and quickly becomes infatuated with her. She convinces him to help her escape from the hospital but as they go on their journey Gloria’s dangerous unpredictability starts to show.

July 29th:

The Boy Behind the Door: A night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby and his best friend, Kevin, when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. Even worse is the arrival of another stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive… or die trying.