Shudder’s May 2019 Preview: Last Drive-In, The Ranger, and More!
By Dr. Zaius
Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 3:00 pm
As the weather gets warmer so does Shudder, AMC’s horror streaming service. With the calendar about to flip to May, they released some highlights of their upcoming schedule.
On Friday, May 3, Eli’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast returns, with all episodes streaming. The first one features an in-depth conversation with the one and only Stephen King. Other guests on the podcast will include Quentin Tarantino, Rob Zombie, Diablo Cody, Bruce Campbell, Greg Nicotero, and more! Eli’s Roth’s History of Horror series debuted on AMC last year and all episodes are also streaming on their service.
Shudder also has a huge array of exclusives, older horror films, and series. Jenn Wexler’s The Ranger will premiere on Thursday, May 9th. The Ranger is a punk rock horror film about a group of rebels fleeing the police only to encounter a deadly park ranger while hiding out in the woods. It features a great performance by Jeremy Holm in the titular role, one that should make him a modern horror icon. Read my full review as well as my interview with director Jenn Wexler.
Later in the month on May 23, Brazilian horror film The Nightshifter debuts from director Dennison Ramalho, about an overnight morgue attendant who speaks with the dead.
May also brings four more episodes of Joe Bob Briggs’ The Last Drive-In Friday night double features that air live and garner huge audiences on Twitter interacting with Joe Bob and Darcy the Mail Girl.
On May 16th, Season 3 of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man hits Shudder. James Nesbitt plays Harry Clayton, a London cop with super luck from an ancient bracelet.
All of Shudder’s other new additions to their already substantial supply of horror and genre films is below:
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
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)
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