All The New Horror Movies Coming To Shudder In August

From originals BAD THINGS and THE COMMUNION GIRL to vault titles like FROM BEYOND, there's plenty to dive into.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · August 3, 2023, 8:00 PM EDT
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Two Shudder originals hit the streaming service this month, along with a slew of resurrections. Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break is an especially enjoyable horror-comedy that seemed to go largely underseen, so dive into that one if you haven't had the chance yet. One lunch break, five murders.

The Communion Girl (August 11)

Spain, late 1980s. Newcomer Sara (Carla Campra) tries to fit in with the other teens in this tight-knit small town in the province of Tarrgona. If only she were more like her extroverted best friend, Rebe (Aina Quiñones).

They go out one night at a nightclub, on the way home, they come upon a little girl holding a doll, dressed for her first communion. And that’s when the nightmare begins. Directed by Victor Garcia.

Bad Things (August 18)

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On the heels of its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, the film follows a weekend getaway for a few girlfriends at a snowy resort becomes a psychological tailspin and bloody nightmare. Long-deceased guests and the space itself come to life in this haunting thriller.


Directed by Stewart Thorndike, Bad Things stars Gayle Rankin (GLOW), Hari Nef (Barbie), Rad Pereira (Betty) and Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club). Check out our interview with director Stewart Thorndike right here.


The Dunwich Horror

With seventeen resurrected titles making their way to the platform including some Lovecraftian favorites, horror comedy, killer toys, and independent Italian horror there's plenty to dive into for the month. Check out the full list coming to Shudder below.


The Dunwich Horror
From Beyond
The Haunted Palace
Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break
Tower: A Bright Day
Elizabeth Harvest
A Dark Song
America Latina
Sea Fever
Time of Moulting
School's Out