Eli Roth's HISTORY OF HORROR: UNCUT Leads May Shudder Highlights
Eli Roth is one of the most polarizing figures in horror and his recent History of Horror run has received incredibly positive reviews, for good reason. Alongside the mini series, punk rock slasher throwback The Ranger is also hitting and is an absolute MUST WATCH. Plus, more Joe Bob Briggs, a solid creature feature dealing with a lesser known cryptid, two parts of the V/H/S series and OH HELL YEAH that Mark Wahlberg thriller Fear.
Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, announced today that Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast will return to Shudder, Apple Podcasts and other platforms on Friday, May 3. An extended audio companion to the television series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror (streaming now on Shudder in the U.S. and Canada), the Uncut podcast offers listeners hours of never-before-heard, candid conversations between Roth and horror luminaries Stephen King, Edgar Wright, Quentin Tarantino, Diablo Cody, Bryan Fuller, Tony Todd, Catherine Hardwicke, Victor LaValle, Tippi Hedren, Bruce Campbell, Josh Hartnett, Greg Nicotero and Rob Zombie.
"We had the most incredible, in-depth conversations about the horror genre and so much of that amazing material was unable to fit in the show,” Roth said. “I’m so excited for everyone to hear the full interviews, each one of these could have been its own show. There’s so much there beneath the surface of a scary movie, and these interviews will entertain, inform, and help you see the genre and its creators in an entirely new light. I’m very thankful to AMC and Shudder for putting together this amazing collection, and to all the wonderful guests who gave their time to share their thoughts and one-of-a-kind stories."
All episodes of the podcast will be made available on Shudder on Friday, May 3, exclusively for its members. Episode 1, featuring Roth’s complete conversation with Stephen King, will be made available on the same day to non-members on Apple Podcasts and other platforms, where subsequent episodes will be released twice-weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut features introductions by Shudder curator Sam Zimmerman and is produced by Liam Finn (Video Palace), with sound design by Jeremy Lee and music by Michael Teoli. AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror is produced by The Content Group’s Asylum Entertainment and Marwar Junction Productions. Executive producers are Eli Roth, Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Joseph Freed, Allison Berkley and Kurt Sayenga.
MAY 2019 U.S. HIGHLIGHTS
Yes, it’s getting warm outside. But let’s get real—wouldn’t you stay inside and chill with Shudder Originals The Ranger and The Night Shifter, new episodes of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, and Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast? Programming also available on Shudder Canada where noted.
SHUDDER ORIGINAL MOVIES
THE RANGER (2018) — available Thursday, May 9 Director: Jenn Wexler, Cast: Chloë Levine, Jeremy Holm, Larry Fessenden A group of punk teens on the run from the police head to the woods, only to be terrorized by one park ranger's brand of psychotic justice. Jenn Wexler’s bold debut is a colorful, howling slasher rejuvenation. The killer soundtrack features The Grim, the Avengers, Fang and more. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)
THE NIGHT SHIFTER (2018) — available Thursday, May 23 Director: Dennison Ramalho, Cast: Daniel de Oliveira, Fabiula Nascimento, Bianca Comparato Stênio works the graveyard shift at the morgue of a vast, violent city. He toils all night, but he’s never alone for Stênio can talk to the dead. And they talk back. But when the whispers of the dead reveal secrets of his own life, Stênio unleashes a curse that brings forth danger and darkness. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)
SHUDDER ORIGINAL & EXCLUSIVE SERIES
THE LAST DRIVE-IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS series — Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT Proving once again that “the drive-in will never die,” iconic horror host and exploitation movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs is back with four more episodes of his Shudder Original series, hosting weekly Friday night double features streaming live exclusively on Shudder. Joe Bob has already taken on films ranging from C.H.U.D. to Wolfguy. What might he and Darcy the Mail Girl have in store for May? Join the real-time conversation on Twitter with #TheLastDriveIn. (Most titles available live on Shudder Canada; select titles also available on demand on Shudder UK)
STAN LEE’S LUCKY MAN, season 3 – available Thursday, May 16 Based on an original idea from comic book legend Stan Lee, Lucky Man tells the story of Harry Clayton (James Nesbitt), a London cop with an ancient bracelet that appears gives him control over luck itself. In this season, the mysterious bracelets draw Harry to Hong Kong and into the path of his greatest nemesis yet. (Also available on Shudder Canada)
SHUDDER ORIGINAL PODCAST
ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR: UNCUT — premieres Friday, May 3 (see attached press release for details & quote from Eli Roth)
ADDITIONAL NEW MOVIES FOR MAY
Bad Dreams (1984, Andrew Fleming) The only survivor from a cult mass suicide awakens from a 13-year coma to realize that the cult leader is killing everyone around her. Starring: Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, Richard Lynch (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Doomsday (2008, Neil Marshall) The deadly Reaper Virus erupts threatens the city of London, and an elite fighting unit has 48 hours to find a cure in a devastated zone controlled by murderous, cannibalistic gangs. Starring: Rhona Mitra, Malcolm McDowell, MyAnna Buring, Alexander Siddig, Sean Pertwee
Fear (1996, James Foley) A 16-year-old takes up with a charming—and deadly—young man in this riveting suspense-thriller about a passionate romance that transforms into a nightmarish obsession. Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Alyssa Milano, William Petersen, Amy Brenneman
The Other (1972, Robert Mulligan) In 1935 Connecticut farm country, two twin ten-year-olds, Niles and Holland, appear to be the source of mysterious fatal accidents. Starring: Uta Hagen, Diana Muldaur, Chris Udvarnoky, John Ritter (Also available on Shudder Canada)
Predestination (2015, Peter Spierig) A Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
Bloody Birthday (1981, Ed Hunt) Three evil children embark on a killing spree to celebrate their tenth birthdays. Starring: Julie Brown, Lori Lethin, Billy Jayne, Elizabeth Hoy (Also available on Shudder Canada)
V/H/S/2 (2013, Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sanchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingward) From the innovative minds that brought you V/H/S comes V/H/S/2, an all-new anthology of dread, madness, and gore. Starring: Devon Brookshire, Kelsy Abbott
V/H/S: Viral (2014, Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Todd Lincoln, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento, Nacho Vigalondo) This third instalment of the groundbreaking V/H/S series brings horror to a twisted new level. Starring: Natalia Ferreiro, Stephen Caudill, Greyson Chadwick, Emmy Argo, Amanda Baker, Jawed El Berni
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White God (2014, Kornél Mundruczó) Unwanted, unloved and so-called “unfit” dogs rise up under a new leader, a one-time house-pet who has learned all too well from his journey through the streets that man is not always dog’s best friend. Starring: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, Bodie, Luke (Also available on Shudder Canada)
100 Bloody Acres (2013, Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes) In this Aussie horror comedy, three friends are kidnapped by brothers who want to turn them into fertilizer. Starring: Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan
Effects (1980, Dusty Nelson) A group of filmmakers gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher but as filming begins and "accidents" happen, it's clear that something isn't right. Starring: Joseph Pilato, Debra Gordon, John Harrison, Tom Savini (Also available on Shudder Canada)