Horror/thriller/supernatural streamer Shudder has announced its spring slate of original films – Lizzie (a fresh take on the Lizzie Borden legend); Monster Party (small-time crooks make a serious mistake with their latest target); The Ranger (definitely not Ranger Smith), and Boar (Australian outback; giant boar).
Film descriptions and premiere dates follow.
After a record-smashing 2018 that featured Mandy, Revenge and Summer of ‘84, and a 2019 that has already included Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich and Horror Noire, Shudder, AMC network’s premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, today announced its Spring lineup of acclaimed, bold and genre-bending Shudder Exclusive movies: Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, crooks vs. killers thriller Monster Party, SXSW and London FrightFest favorite The Ranger, Fantasia International Film Festival special prize winner The Night Shifter, and Australian rampaging creature comedy Boar.
LIZZIE (2018) — available Thursday, April 11 (US/Canada)
Director: Craig William Macneil, Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Kim Dickens
Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny) is a social outcast, living a claustrophobic life that’s ready to boil over. In its dark, moody retelling of the notorious 1892 axe murder of the Borden family in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie is a psychological thriller that reveals many layers of the strange and fragile Lizzie Borden. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE
MONSTER PARTY (2018) — available Thursday, April 25 (US/Canada)
Director: Chris von Hoffman, Cast: Sam Strike, Erin Moriarty, Robin Tunney, Julian McMahon, Lance Reddick
Three small-time burglars pose as caterers for a fancy dinner party at an extravagant mansion. But their plan for the perfect heist goes horribly wrong when they discover that the family and their guests are actually a support group of recovering serial killers. Rowdy, bloody and surprising, Monster Party is a stylish, class clash. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE
THE RANGER (2018) — available Thursday, May 9 (US/Canada/UK)
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. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL
THE NIGHT SHIFTER (2018) — available Thursday, May 23 (US/Canada/UK)
Director: Dennison Ramalho, Cast: Daniel de Oliveira, Fabiula Nascimento, Bianca Comparato, Marco Ricca
In Dennison Ramalho’s scary, starkly original horror, 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. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL
BOAR (2017) — available Thursday, June 6 (US/Canada/UK)
Director: Chris Sun, Cast: Nathan Jones, Bill Moseley, Hugh Sheridan
Out for blood, this lean mean creature feature finds a boar of monstrous size roaming the outskirts of an outback town, massacring several backpackers and locals. Bernie and his visiting relatives, the Monroes, swiftly come face to face with the feral beast—and uncover that some monsters are better left in stories. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (US & CA)