The Ranger tops Shudder’s May highlights

If you go down in the woods this May, you’re sure of a big surprise. The Ranger is making the forest frightful on Shudder this month. Also debuting is the Night Shifter, V/H/S/2 and more of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs

If you go down in the woods this May, you’re sure of a big surprise. The Ranger is making the forest frightful on Shudder this month. Also debuting is the Night ShifterV/H/S/2 and more of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs.


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.

(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.

(Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

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.

(Most titles available live on Shudder Canada; select titles also available on demand on Shudder UK )

May 1

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 suspense-thriller. 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 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 is sent on an intricate series of time-travel adventures designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor.

May 6

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 )

May 13

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 installment 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.

May 15

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.

(Also available on Shudder Canada )

May 20

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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