April on Shudder and Acorn TV – Shudder highlights for the month of April include Slasher: Ripper, Kids vs. Aliens, The Boulet Brothers’ Halfway to Halloween TV Special and From Black.
April on Shudder and Acorn TV – Acorn TV highlights for the month of April include Dalgliesh, Candice Renoir and Taggart
Dalgliesh – Series 2
Streaming Exclusively on Acorn TV and AMC+ Episodes 1 & 2 Monday 24 April
The new season is based on three more P.D. James novels – Death of an Expert Witness, A Certain Justice and The Murder Room – with Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell)reprising his role as the enigmatic chief investigator.
Candice Renoir – Series 6
Streaming Exclusively on Acorn TV and AMC+ Series Binge Monday 17 April
After 10 years abroad, Candice Renoir (Cécile Bois) is back in the south of France and back on the case as a police commandant. Newly divorced with four kids, Candice feels rusty at work and her sceptical colleagues don’t help. Determined to prove her so-called weaknesses are strengths, she solves complex cases with common sense, acute observations, and a practical nature honed by the life of a busy mom. (French language)
Taggart – Series 9
Streaming Exclusively on Acorn TV and AMC+ Complete Series Available Monday 3 April
One of the U.K.’s longest-running series, Taggart is a gritty detective show based in Glasgow, Scotland, following detectives in the Maryhill CID of Strathclyde Police as they investigate crimes, often murders, while exploring the personal relationships of the officered and their families.
A Shudder Original Streaming Exclusively on Shudder and AMC+ Premieres Thursday 6 April
Slasher: Ripper takes the Slasher franchise back in time to the late 19th century and stars Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) as Basil Garvey, a charismatic tycoon whose success is only rivaled by his ruthlessness, as he oversees a city on the cusp of a new century, and a social upheaval that will see its streets run red with blood. There’s a killer stalking the mean streets, but instead of targeting the poor and downtrodden like Jack the Ripper, The Widow is meting out justice against the rich and powerful.
The only person standing in the way of this killer is the newly promoted detective, Kenneth Rijkers, whose ironclad belief in justice may wind up being yet another victim of The Widow.
Kids vs. Aliens
A Shudder Exclusive Streaming Exclusively on Shudder and AMC+ Film Premieres Friday 14 April
An all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing two warring siblings to band together to survive the night. Starring Dominic Mariche (Are You Afraid of the Dark?), Phoebe Rex (The Last Divide) and Calem MacDonald (The Umbrella Academy).
The Boulet Brothers’ Halfway to Halloween TV Special
A Shudder Original, Streaming Exclusively on Shudder and AMC+ – Premieres Thursday 25 April
Hosted by modern day horror hosts and “queens of darkness” The Boulet Brothers, The Boulet Brothers’ Halfway to Halloween TV Special will be a mid-year variety show celebrating the “Halfway to Halloween” season for fans who just can’t wait until October 31 to get a good dose of the dark
side. Calling to mind the era of classic retro holiday variety shows, the program will be hosted from The Boulets’ haunted manor set and will feature scripted skits, musical performances, and guest appearances from an impressive lineup of stars including David Dastmalchian (Dune, Suicide Squad) who co-produced the special, Kevin Smith (Clerks, Tusk), Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek), Taran Killam (SNL) and Matthew Lillard (Scream film series).
Plus, Jorge Garcia (Lost), Steve Agee (Peacemaker), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, Chopping Mall), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Katya (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Derek Mears (Friday the 13th, Swamp Thing), Satanic doo wop band Twin Temple, and Kendra Onixx, Koco Caine and Melissa Befierce (The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula). Additional guests to beannounced.
A Shudder Exclusive Streaming Exclusively on Shudder and AMC+ Film Premieres Friday 28 April
A young mother, crushed by guilt after the disappearance of her young son 5 years previously, is presented with a bizarre offer to learn the truth and set things right. But how far is she willing to go, and is she willing to pay the terrifying price for a chance to hold her boy again? Starring Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Jennifer Lafleur (Nope) and John Ales (Euphoria). Directed by Thomas Marchese who also serves as writer with Jessub Flower.
NEW ADDITIONS TO SHUDDER’S FILM LIBRARY
Evil Dead II
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while demons continue their attack.
The Fog (1980)
An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.
Prince of Darkness
A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church, but when they open the container, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and evil force on all humanity.
After the death of his wife and daughter in a car crash, a music professor staying at a long-vacant Seattle mansion is dragged into a decades-old mystery by an inexplicable presence in the mansion’s attic.
In a small town, brutal killings start to plague the close-knit community. Mary Coslaw, a paraplegic boy, is convinced the murders are the doings of a werewolf.
After a bizarre and near deadly encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.
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