February may be full of hearts and flowers, but nothing spices up romance like horror. Shudder’s new additions promise everything from an important lesson in film history to original content for die-hard genre fans. Watch our picks for February with someone your love (or loathe).
25YL TOP PICK:
Horror Noire (2019) — Available February 7th
Film history is full of overlooked perspectives and forgotten narratives. Director Xavier Burgin tackles the often overlooked stories and relevance of Black Americans in horror with this outstanding documentary. Whether you’re a long time horror fan or just getting into the genre, it is a must see that is as powerful as it is educational.
Love Sick Collection
It’s fear from the heart in this set of films and series that are perfectly suited for every “bloody” valentine. Included in the collection:
- ARE WE NOT CATS (2018)
- BEAST (2018)
- BLACK SUNDAY (1960)
- DOUBLE LOVER (2018)
- FOLLOW (2016)
- HONEYMOON (2014)
- THE LAST CIRCUS (2011)
- LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008)
- LITTLE DEATHS (2011)
- NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB (2015)
- NOVEMBER (2018)
- SPRING (2015)
- A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES
- BEYOND THE WALLS
Eli Roth’s History of Horror — Available February 21
Filmmaker Eli Roth hosts this comprehensive look at everything that makes horror one of the most popular (and often misunderstood) genres. It’s an all-encompassing series that includes interviews with some of the industry’s most legendary figures.
The Others (2001)
Nicole Kidman stars in this hit from director Alejandro Amenábar. Much of the film’s final surprise isn’t rooted in gory elements—instead the director chose a twist wrapped in atmosphere and character development.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
The classic American tale undergoes a melancholy revitalization as director Tim Burton offers his signature take on the life of Ichabod Crane.
Bloody Birthday (1981)
This is the type of film you’re either going to love or hate. The campy classic uses the classic “evil child” trope to full effect as three young murderers wreak havoc.
***Brain Damage (1988)
While many horror fans know Frank Henenlotter’s classic film Basket Case, few can say they’ve embraced this lesser known title. If you’ve never seen it; now is the time.
Robert Altman has a reputation for large ensemble pieces; which makes this film even more intriguing for viewers. Instead of a large cast, the filmmaker chooses to focus on a lead character and her descent into horrors of the mind.
***Don’t Torture A Duckling (1972)
The name Lucio Fulci is synonymous with Italian horror and with good reason. This title from his filmography surrounds itself with murder, mystery, and all the diabolical notions a viewer can handle.
Horror takes on a very personal holiday when it revels in this tale of sisterly birthdays.
***Scheduling Note: Several titles scheduled for January were moved to February. We’re including these previous recommendations along with new additions.
OTHER TITLES COMING TO SHUDDER IN JANUARY:
Don’t Leave Home (2018)
The Crucifixion (2017)
The Loved Ones (2009)
Office Killer (1997)
Over Your Dead Body (2014)
Deadbeat At Dawn (1988)
A Boy And His Dog (1975)