New titles coming to SHUDDER in July, including the eerie, psychological thriller from South Africa GOOD MADAM, the feature documentary THIS IS GWAR – the story of the iconic, heavy metal art collective, plus library additions including BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION and a triple bill from Alejandro Jodorowosky – the self-described “Cecil B. DeMille of the underground.”
ON THE 3RD DAY – A Shudder Exclusive - Premieres 7th JulyWhile on a trip with her young son, Cecilia has a car accident. Three days later, she finds herself wandering a lonely road with no sign of her child – and no memory of what happened since the crash. Cecilia’s desperate search for her son leads her on a wrenching and tumultuous journey to face off against a religious fanatic who holds the shocking key to it all. Written by Alberto Fasce and Gonzalo Ventura and directed by Daniel de la Vega.
GOOD MADAM – A Shudder Original - Premieres 14th July
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival. Tsidi, a single mother, is forced to move in with her estranged mother Mavis, a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively for her catatonic white ‘Madam’. As Tsidi tries to heal her family however, a sinister spectre begins to stir. South African director Jenna Cato Bass (Flatland) co-wrote the film along with Babalwa Baartman and ten other members of her cast. Directed by Jenna Cato Bass
MOLOCH – A Shudder Original - Premieres 21st July
THIS IS GWAR – A Shudder Original - Premieres 21st July
STALKED – A Shudder Exclusive - Premieres 29th July
NEW ADDITIONS TO SHUDDER’S MOVIE LIBRARY
THE LONG WAIT
An old Laotian hermit discovers that the ghost of a road accident victim can transport him back in time fifty years to the moment of his mother's painful death. Directed by Mattie Do (Dearest Sister), who won Best Director (New Visions) at Sitges International Film Festival for the film.
When a professor specializing in ancient rites and rituals is attacked and his family killed by four of his students, he summons an evil spirit to hunt down the attackers and avenge his family
MANSION OF THE DOOMED
An insane surgeon finds himself up to his armpits in eyeballs after guilt prompts him to begin removing the eyes of abducted people in hopes of performing transplants on his daughter who lost her own in a car-accident he caused.
When an ill-advised prank misfires, summer camp caretaker Cropsy is committed to hospital with hideous burns. Released after five years, hospital officials warn him not to blame the young campers who caused his disfigurement. But no sooner is Cropsy back on the streets than he’s headed back to camp with a rusty pair of shears in hand, determined to exact his bloody revenge. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
FORBIDDEN PHOTOS OF A LADY ABOVE SUSPICION
A psychotic pornographer blackmails a married woman into becoming his sex slave by threatening to reveal that her husband is a killer. Desperate to protect the man she loves, poor Minou is forced to endure kinky bondage games until threats of murder force her to go to the police. But when she brings the cops to the madman’s house, it’s empty, and soon, Minou’s sanity is called into question. Luciano Ercoli’s stellar giallo references classic Hollywood suspense thrillers, aided by a clever script from Ernesto Gastaldi (TORSO) and a superb score by Ennio Morricone.
SUSPCIOUS DEATH OF A MINOR
A young girl is found brutally murdered and the case is handed over to Detective Germi. During the investigation, the detective discovers a prostitution trafficking linked to powerful people.
DANIEL ISN'T REAL
As a boy, Luke invented an imaginary friend named Daniel who led them both into a world of fantasy and imagination. But after Daniel tricks Luke into doing something terrible, Luke is forced to lock him away. Twelve years later, the dangerous Daniel is back--and he now appears as a charming, maniuplative young man with a terrifying secret agenda.
A TALE OF TWO SISTERS
In this Korean horror classic, scary things happen after two sisters are reunited. The bond between Su-mi and Su-yeon is so strong, even a stay at a mental hospital couldn't break it. When they return to live at their country home, the girls' father has remarried and strange events soon lead to dark revelations. LA Times critic Kevin Thomas called it "A triumph of stylish, darkly absurdist horror that even manages to strike a chord of Shakespearean tragedy - and evokes a sense of wonder anew at all the terrible things people do to themselves and each other."
BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION
For three years, James has been haunted by his wife’s sudden and inexplicable disappearance. His best distraction is work - specifically, archiving old videos. While watching decade-aged TV news footage one night, he sees a video interference that’s deeply disturbing. And it’s not the only interference he’ll see. As his obsession over these strange clips increases, and he submerges himself into their mysteries, James discovers troubling connections to his missing wife. Which will these broadcast intrusions bring him, though: long-desired answers or a never-ending nightmare?
PHANTOM OF THE MALL : ERIC'S REVENGE
A masked killer stalks a waitress (Kari Whitman) in a shopping mall just opened by a California mayor (Morgan Fairchild).
THREE BY JODOROWSKY
The self-procalimed “Cecil B. DeMille of the underground,” Alejandro Jodorowsky is a towering cult figure whose critical reputation is only now catching up with the mystique that has surrounded his work for decades. Writer, director, actor, composer, novelist, comic book author, puppeteer, guru, psychomagician, purveyor of the phantasmagorical and inspiration to John Lennon and Kanye West, the cinematic visions of Jodorowsky are disturbing, visionary, provocative and utterly unique. A full 65 years since he made his first film, Shudder presents three of his most acclaimed works including the notorious El Topo (1970), the engrossing psychedelia of The Holy Mountain (1973) and his first full feature, Fando y Lis (1968) which caused a public outcry at its Acapulco Film Festival premiere and was banned in Mexico.
A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landsape encountering multiple strange characters. Described by critic Pauline Kael as an “acid western”, this bizarre film effectively created the concept of the midnight movie, playing for more than six months to packed-out houses at New York’s Elgin Theater.
THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
With startling and ravishing imagery, a Mexican master (Alexandro Jodorowsky) leads a Christ-like figure (Horacio Salinas) and various disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men where they must kill the Nine Masters of the Summit to gain eternal life.
FANDO Y LIS
In Jodorowsky’s absurdist, post-apocalyptic debut feature, Fando and his crippled partner Lis seek the legendary fabled city of Tar, where Lis hopes to be cured of her handicap.
A beautiful TV reporter and her cameraman are doing a routine interview at a local fire station when an emergency call comes in. Accompanying the firefighters to a nearby apartment, the news team begins recording the bloodcurdling screams from inside an elderly woman's unit. After authorities seal off the building to contain the threat, the news crew, firefighters and residents are trapped to face a lethal terror inside. With the camera running, nothing may survive but the film itself.
Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. Written by Clive Barker.