New Horror movies on Shudder this month are something to be excited about. February is the month when Shudder has the exclusive streaming rights to the restored and remastered 4K version of a long-unavailable film that only a lucky few were able to see at Beyond Fest, Michele Soavi's brilliant Dellamorte Dellamore or Cemetery Man. If you longed to see this one-of-a-kind masterwork when it was briefly in theaters, now you have a chance to watch it at home, thanks to Shudder on February 12.
Speaking of exclusives, Shudder also has Dario Argento Panico, a documentary about the Italian Giallo master's films and life from the director of the Lucio Fulci documentary, Fulci for Fake. Shudder also has an exclusive on the new film Skeletons in the Closet, starring Terrance Howard and Udo Kier.
This month also brings the premiere of the Shudder original, History of Evil, starring Paul Wesley and Jackie Cruz, and the streaming premiere of Karim Ouelhaj's hyperviolent serial killer film Megalomaniac.
Phew, that's a lot of new horror for the year's shortest month, even if this is a leap year. But the terror doesn't stop there. The Last Drive-In is back with a special Valentine's Day episode on February 9. More Joe Bob for everyone!
Bad Moon (1996) on February 1
Directed and co-written by Eric Red, Bad Moon is a violent and realistic werewolf movie. In the film, Ted looks for a cure after being bitten by a werewolf in the jungle. His lawyer sister, with a son and dog, invites him to park his camper by her house in the woods and live out of her fridge.
Body Bags (1993) on February 1
Body Bags is a television movie directed by titans of the genre, John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper. It is an anthology of three stories about a serial killer, the second about a hair transplant gone wrong, and the third about a baseball player and a sense of humor.
Chopping Mall (1986) on February 1
You would think teens would be safe in a mall, but unfortunately, in this 1986 movie, they are not. Chopping Mall, aka Killbots, is about a group of young shopping mall employees who stay behind for a late-night party in one of the stores.
When the Mall goes on lockdown, the robot security system malfunctions before they can get out, and the robots go on a killing spree. This pure '80s horror comedy stars Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, John Terlesky, Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, and Barbara Crampton.
Hell Night (1981) on February 1
Linda Blair, (Regan from The Exorcist), stars in Hell Night. Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion, where they are stalked by the monstrous survivor of a family massacre years earlier.
Humanoids from the Deep (1980) on February 1
Humanoid sea creatures start killing a fishing town's residents and sexually assaulting the women. It's up to the townsfolk and a visiting biologist to fight back and fend them off in this low-budget Lovecraftian-style aquatic horror film directed by Barbara Peeters and starring Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, and Vic Morrow.
The film's original vision was changed after filming, and Peeters and Turkel were unhappy with the more explicit scenes added to the film.
Kindred (2020) on February 1
Plagued by mysterious hallucinations, a pregnant woman suspects that the family of her deceased boyfriend has intentions for her unborn child.
Knives and Skin (2019) on February 1
Directed by Jennifer Reeder (Perpetrator, V/H/S 94), this mystical teen noir follows a young girl's disappearance in the rural Midwest and its effect on teens and parents.
Piranha (1978) on February 1
Joe Dante's third film is about flesh-eating piranhas, which are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers. Oh no, the guests become their next meal. The cult classic is a must-watch for horror fans interested in aquatic horror.
Slumber Party Massacre (1982) on February 1
The original slasher series led by women, Slumber Party Massacre, was directed by Amy Holden Jones. In it, a female high school student's slumber party turns into a bloodbath as a newly escaped psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill prowls her neighborhood.
Slumber Party Massacre 2 (1987) on February 1
Directed by Deborah Brock, this sequel goes off in an entirely different direction with a flamboyant rockabilly slasher killer with a red guitar that has a drill attachment.
Courtney Bates, the younger sister of Valerie, and her friends go to a condo for a weekend getaway, but Courtney can't get rid of the haunting feeling that a supernatural rockabilly driller killer is coming to murder them all.
Sorority House Massacre (1986) on February 1
Directed by Carol Frank, this slasher is about a college student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her.
Spiral (1998) on February 1
A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit.
The Velvet Vampire (1971) on February 1
Lee and his wife Susan accept the invitation of the mysterious Diane to visit her secluded desert estate. Tensions arise when the couple, unaware that Diane is a vampire, realize that they are both objects of the pale temptress's seductions.
The film stars Celeste Yarnall, Michael Blodgett, and Sherry Miles. If you are a Russ Meyer fan, you will recognize Michael Blodgett in his role as Lance in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, written by Roger Ebert.
Videodrome (1983) on February 1
Director David Cronenberg's spine-chilling, body-horror tale of a rogue signal stars James Woods, Debbie Harry, and Sonja Smits. A Toronto TV station programmer specializing in adult entertainment searches for the producers of a dangerous and bizarre broadcast. This film is one of Cronenberg's best from the 80s, about sexual obsession and television's hold on the psyche.
Werewolves Within (2021) on February 1
Director Josh Ruben's second feature, after the highly lauded Scare Me, was written by Mishna Wolff and stars Sam Richardson, Milana Vayntrub, George Basil, Sarah Burns, Michael Chernus, Catherine Curtin, Wayne Duvall, Harvey Guillén and Cheyenne Jackson.
It was regarded as the most successful video game adaptation until The Last of Us and still holds the title of the video game adaptation with the highest critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Residents of a small town and a new forest ranger are snowed in and lose power after someone sabotages the town generators. After the discovery of a local man's corpse, a suspicion grows that the problem might actually be a werewolf.
Argento's Dracula (2012) on February 2
Also known as Dracula 3-D, Rutger Hauer, Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, and Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento's sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood.
Dario Argento Panico (2024) on February 2
In this documentary about the life and films of Italian Giallo Maestro Dario Argento, filmmaker Simone Scafidi chronicles the director's life. Scafidi previously documented the life of Italian cinematic maverick Lucio Fulci, who also has made Giallo and supernatural horror films, in the daring Fulci for Fake.
Dario Argento Panico is set amongst the secluded ambiance of hotel rooms. Dario Argento crafted his greatest cinematic creations, seeking solace from the outside world to delve into his nightmares. Now, he finds himself in a hotel room to return to the very setting that ignited his creative fervor to conclude his latest script and participate in an intimate interview, all while being followed by a film crew documenting his life for a movie about his illustrious career.
Dario Argento's Panico features interviews with other illustrious directors and admirers of Argento, such as Guillermo del Toro, Nicolas Winding Refn, Gaspar Noè, Lamberto Bava, and actress Cristina Marsillach.
Check out this exclusive clip of Guillermo del Toro discussing the first time he saw Argento's Deep Red.
Inferno (1980) on February 2
In the second film in Dario Argento's Three Mothers trilogy, Inferno is only "spiritually" linked to the idea of the three witches whose supernatural hold over certain buildings spells certain doom for anyone who finds out their secrets.
An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) on February 2
Also known as L'Uccello' Dalle Piume Di Cristallo in director Dario Argento's native Italian, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is his debut feature film. In this tense and stylish Giallo film, an American expatriate in Rome attempts to unmask a serial killer he witnessed in the act of attempted murder - and is now hunting him and his girlfriend.
Two Evil Eyes (1990) on February 2
Two Evil Eyes, is a duo of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, from masters of the macabre, Dario Argento and George Romero, about a greedy wife's attempt to embezzle her dying husband's fortune, and a sleazy reporter's adoption of a strange black cat.
Joe Bob’s Very Violent Valentine (2024) on February 9
Joe Bob's Very Violent Valentine comes to Shudder on February 9. The double feature special presentations will begin on February 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The special will be available on the Shudder TV livestream and will be added to streaming on February 11. This episode will air both in the US and Canada.
Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy the Mailgirl honor the lusty sting of Cupid's arrow with a kinky double feature featuring blood, sex, and the dark side of love.
Joe Bob has hinted on social media about the films he will screen for his Valentine's Day special, "The first movie was so violent that the MPAA ordered 53 cuts before it could be released—the second combined factory with the sleaziest neighborhood in downtown El Lay. Put 'em together, and you've got gangsta Valentine's Day. Next Friday night's gonna get nasty." Any guesses?
Skeletons in the Closet (2024) on February 9
Skeletons in the Closet is a brand-new film exclusive to Shudder. It stars Terrance Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Udo Kier and is directed by Bangladeshi filmmaker Asif Akbar. Haunted by a malevolent spirit since childhood, a desperate mother allows herself to become possessed in order to save the life of her terminally ill daughter.
Bad Girl Boogey (2022) on February 12
In Bad Girl Boogey, Halloween blood is shed by the wearer of a parasitic mask cursed with black magic and bigotry. After Angel's friend is killed by a person wearing the mask, Angel must fight, fear, and find the killer before he slaughters everyone.
Cemetery Man or Dellamorte Dellamore (1994) on February 12
Shudder has the exclusive rights to stream Michele Soavi's cult classic Dellamorte Dellamore, also known as Cemetery Man. This exclusive version is the restored 4K scan approved by Michele Soavi and a remastered soundtrack of the long, out-of-print masterpiece recently released by Severin Films.
Dellamorte Dellamore is about a cemetery caretaker in the strange Italian town of Buffalora who is charged with re-killing the dead once they rise from the grave with his faithful assistant. Things get intense when Francesco Dellamorte keeps falling in love with the same woman who never seems to survive his attention.
Directed by the incredible Italian director Michele Soavi, a protege of Dario Argento who was originally an actor, this oddly touching horror comedy will haunt your memory. It stars Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro, and Anna Falchi.
The Psychic (1977) on February 12
Italian maestro filmmaker Lucio Fulci's terrifying Giallo film about an American woman with psychic visions stars Jennifer O'Neill. Known initially as Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes or Sette Note in Nero, the film is well known to Giallo fans and is underappreciated in Fulci's filmography.
While you might not have heard of this excellent film, you probably know of the score's famous music cue, Sette Note in Nero, which Quentin Tarantino reused in a crucial scene in Kill Bill. The score was composed by Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, and Vince Tempera and played on a Carillion. This "pitched percussion instrument is played with a keyboard and consists of at least 23 bells."
Vamp (1986) on February 12
Two fraternity pledges travel to a sleazy bar in search of a stripper for their college friends, unaware it is occupied by vampires. The film stars Christopher Makepeace and Grace Jones.
The Others (2001) on February 15
In 1945, immediately following the end of Second World War, a woman who lives with her two photosensitive children on her darkened old family estate in the Channel Islands becomes convinced that the home is haunted.
Deathstalker (1983) on February 19
An Argentinian-American co-production, Deathstalker, also known as El Cazador de la Muerte, was directed by James Sbardellati, who worked as an assistant director on Humanoids from the Deep and Frailty. It is about a lone warrior nicknamed Deathstalker, who a witch sends on a quest to find a sword, a chalice, and an amulet, two of which are held by the wicked king and sorcerer, Munkar.
Deathstalker 2 (1987) on February 19
The sequel to Deathstalker and another Argentinian-American co-production, Deathstalker II, is a parody of the sword and sorcery films; an evil sorcerer deposes a princess. She enlists the aid of Deathstalker to battle the forces of evil, including a clone of the princess, and win back her kingdom.
Jim Winorski is also the director of Chopping Mall, Ghoulies IV, and Sorority House Massacre II, among many other genre and exploitation titles.
Megalomaniac (2022) on February 19
Belgian director Karim Ouelhaj's dark baroque vision has a painterly beauty alongside a lot of gore. It is an excellent, artful, and fictional examination of the Butcher of Mons, a real-life serial killer. Megalomaniac questions the invisible line between victim and executioner and how it is crossed. It is a film about the weight of patriarchy and the illusion of Manichaeism.
It stars Eline Schumacher and Benjamin Ramon in surprisingly heartfelt performances.
History of Evil (2024) on February 23
In the near future, war and corruption will plague America and turn it into a theocratic police state. Against the oppression, ordinary citizens have formed a group called The Resistance. One such member, Alegre Dyer, breaks out of political prison and reunites with her husband, Ron, and daughter, Daria.
On the run from the militia, the family takes shelter in a remote, safe house. But their journey is far from over, as the house’s dark past begins to eat away at Ron, and his earnest desire to keep his family safe is overtaken by something much more sinister. History of Evil is directed by Bo Mirhosseni and stars Paul Wesley, Jackie Cruz, Murphee Bloom, and Rhonda Johnsson Dents.
Moon Garden (2022) on February 26
A comatose five-year-old girl journeys through an industrial wonderland to find her way back to consciousness. Check out our interview with Moon Garden creature actor Morgana Ignis.