Shudder April 2020 Movie and TV Highlights Announced

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Shudder April 2020 Movie and TV Highlights Announced

Shudder April 2020 Movie and TV Highlights Announced

AMC Networks’ Shudder has revealed its April 2020 movie and TV lineup as it celebrates the “Halfway to Halloween Month.” Shudder is offering its biggest month of non-October programming ever, which includes the premiere of the five-part documentary Cursed Films. You can check out what’s coming to Shudder in April below (via Vital Thrills)!

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Shudder April 2020 Original/Exclusives

CURSED FILMS (Premieres April 2)Cursed Films is a five-part documentary series from writer/director Jay Cheel (How to Build a Time Machine) exploring the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions. From plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen to the rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary… but what’s real and what’s myth?

Cursed Films recounts the horrifying events that haunted these productions through interviews with experts, witnesses and the cast, directors, and producers who lived through them, including Richard Donner, Linda Blair, Michael Berryman, Lloyd Kaufman, Kane Hodder, Gary Sherman, Eileen Dietz, Mitch Horowitz. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances? Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK.

THE LAST DRIVE-IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS Season 2 (Season Premiere April 24) – Each weekly double-feature will premiere on the “Shudder TV” feed Fridays at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT, beginning April 24 and concluding on Friday, June 26.

Proving once again that “the drive-in will never die,” iconic horror host and exploitation movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs is back with an all-new season of weekly Friday night double features streaming live exclusively on Shudder. Over the course of ten episodes, The Last Drive-In series will offer an eclectic selection of movies running the gamut from horror classics to obscurities and foreign cult favorites along with the occasional surprise guest. Also on Shudder Canada; some episodes also available on-demand on Shudder UK.

WOLF CREEK Season 2 (Premieres April 30 – full season binge) – In the second season of the hit horror series, a group of international tourists embark on the Outback adventure of a lifetime, but a chance encounter with trigger-happy pig hunter Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) sets them on a journey none of them could have imagined. With Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant), Matt Day (Rake), Ben Oxenbould (The Code), Laura Wheelwright (Animal Kingdom), Charlie Clausen (Home & Away) Stephen Hunter (The Leftovers) and Chris Haywood (Muriel’s Wedding). A Shudder Exclusive Series. Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK.

New Original Movie

0.0Mhz (Premieres April 23) – Members of a paranormal exploration club go to an abandoned house in the remote small town to prove the existence of a ghost using radio frequency-based technology. Unfortunately, the young students unwittingly become the ghost’s host… Starring Yoon-young Choi, Shin Joo-Hwan, Eun-ji Jung (of the K-pop group Apink), directed by Sun-Dong Yoo. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK).

Featured Collections

THE ‘FRIDAY THE 13TH’ COLLECTION (Available 4/1) – Jason takes Shudder as we present the first eight films in one of the most beloved and successful franchises in horror history. If that’s not enough, go behind the scenes with documentaries Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th and Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini.

Featuring Friday the 13th, Part 2, Part III, The Final Chapter, A New Beginning, Part VI: Jason Lives, Part VII: The New Blood, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th, Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini and To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story (April 27)

HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN (Available 4/1) – Spooky season is too much fun to celebrate just once a year, so Shudder is unleashing Halloween in April with this curated collection of All Hallows Eve-themed films and series.

Featuring The Exorcist, Halloween, Halloween 4, Halloween 5, Haunt, Hell House LLC, Rob Zombie’s 31, Spookers, the Creepshow series (episode “All Hallows Eve”) and the fan-favorite streaming jack-o-lanterns The Ghoul Log and Return of the Ghoul Log, along with Haunters: The Art of the Scare and Tales of Halloween, both starting Apr. 6, and Extremity starting Apr. 20. (Select titles also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK.)

Halfway to Halloween Hotline

EVERY FRIDAY IN APRIL FROM 3-4 PM ET – Shudder has the best, hand-selected collection of horror movies around, but sometimes you need a little extra help picking exactly which great slasher, ghost story, giallo or monster movie to watch next. As a Halfway to Halloween treat, Shudder’s head curator, Samuel Zimmerman, will be offering callers live, personalized picks for what to watch.

Movie lovers from around the world are invited to call Sam (via a new number to be announced) every Friday in April from 3-4 pm ET and tell him about their mood or taste. From that information, Sam will use his horror knowledge to pick a film from Shudder’s vast library custom-suited for them. Call volume is expected to be high, so if you get a busy signal please keep trying. We can’t promise every call will be answered, but Sam will get to as many as he can during each hour. While the recommendations are provided for free, please note that normal phone and long-distance charges may apply.

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New Movies for April

Available April 1

THE FRIDAY THE 13TH COLLECTION

THE EXORCIST

Available April 2

CURSED FILMS: EP.1 ‘THE EXORCIST’

HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN HOTLINE 3-4 pm ET

Available April 6

HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE (Director: Jon Schnitzer)
Explore the rise of terror as entertainment by going behind-the-screams and into the lives of Shar Mayer, legendary scare actor, Donald Julson, a traditional boo-scare maze designer, and the infamous Russ McKamey, as he creates the most controversial full-contact haunt of all time in this documentary about how family-friendly haunted houses for Halloween have spawned a growing subculture of extreme horror simulation. With Jason Blum, McKenzie Westmore, the Soska Sisters, Slash (Also available on Shudder Canada)

TALES OF HALLOWEEN (Directors: Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp, and Paul Solet)

This critically acclaimed anthology weaves together ten chilling tales from top horror directors. Featuring Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Lin Shaye (Insidious), John Savage (The Deer Hunter), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Joe Dante (Director of Gremlins), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, We Are Still Here), Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills), Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman) and more.

Available April 9

CURSED FILMS: EP.2 ‘THE OMEN’

CURSED FILMS: EP.3 ‘POLTERGEIST’

Available April 10

HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN HOTLINE 3-4 pm ET

Available April 13

ABSENTIA (Director: Mike Flanagan)

ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK (Director: Phil Rubenstein)

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (Director: Jim Mickle)

Available April 16

CURSED FILMS: EP.4 ‘THE CROW’

CURSED FILMS: EP.3 ‘TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE’

Available April 17

HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN HOTLINE 3-4 pm ET

Available April 20

EXTREMITY (Director: Anthony DiBlasi)

VOICE FROM THE STONE (Director: Eric D. Howell)

Available April 23

0.0Mhz

Available April 24

HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN HOTLINE 3-4 pm ET

THE LAST DRIVE-IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS 9 pm ET season premiere

Available April 27

THE SIREN (Director: Perry Blackshear)

TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY (Director: Derek Dennis Herbert)

Available April 30

WOLF CREEK Season 2

Box Office

Tuesday: May. 26, 2020

DVDs

    Weekend: May. 28, 2020, May. 31, 2020

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