List curated by GRACE DETWILER
On-Demand and streaming on Shudder on August 2, 2022.
Starring Krsy Fox, Adam Busch, Bryce Johnson, and Scout Compton
Written and Directed by Spider One
Genre & Synopsis: Horror. A group of artists’ lives become unwittingly entangled as their obsessions and insecurities manifest monsters, demons, and death.
Available on Digital on August 16, 2022.
Starring Leo Zola (Leonardo Fuica), Caitlin Cameron, Hannah Forest Briand, and Alex Gravenstein
Written and Directed by Leonardo and Demian Fuica
Genre & Synopsis: Horror. In the summer of 2020, two couples decide to go on a COVID-era camping trip after months of being in lockdown. The freedom of nature and the company of their best friends offer the group a rare sense of normality, but though secluded, they’re not alone. Nearby, during a botched drop-off, two goons decide to go rogue; inadvertently, implicating the campers. What started as a fun-filled vacation quickly turns into a test of loyalty and survival. Suddenly the pandemic is the least of their worries.
Available exclusively on Shudder on August 18, 2022.
Starring Ryan Kwanten and J.K. Simmons
Written by Todd Rigney, Joshua Hull, and David Ian McKendry
Directed by Rebekah McKendry
Genre & Synopsis: Horror. Spiraling out after a bad breakup, Wes (Ryan Kwanten) ends up at a remote rest stop miles away from civilization. His situation worsens after he finds himself locked inside the bathroom with a mysterious figure (J.K. Simmons) speaking to him from an adjacent stall. As Wes tries to escape, he finds himself an unwilling player in a situation bigger and more terrible than he could possibly imagine…
On-Demand and Digital on August 4, 2022.
Starring Zach Villa, Devon Graye, Paget Brewster, Marlene Forte, Madeline Zima, Yumarie Morales, and Chris Doubek
Written and Directed by Addison Heimann
Genre & Synopsis: Horror, LGBTQ+, Mental Health. Will, a young Hispanic gay potter, is one gregarious guy. His boss is terrible, but he’s got a great boyfriend and a great job. Unfortunately, behind that veneer is a dark past of violence and mental illness that he is desperate to keep hidden. When his bipolar mother comes out of the woodwork after ten years of silence, he begins exhibiting unexplainable symptoms and spirals into an obsession, determined to solve this mystery of his own.
On Digital and On-Demand August 26, 2022.
Starring Nicky Whelan, Trace Adkins, Jeff Fahey, and Shane West
Written and Directed by Justin Lee
Genre & Synopsis: Thriller. What better place to drown your sorrows than an idyllic island paradise? That was the idea when Jesse’s friends convinced her to not let a broken engagement stand in the way of enjoying her prepaid honeymoon. Their sorrows weren’t the only thing going to drown on their trip, especially with a man-eating shark swimming just below the surface.
ORPHAN: FIRST KILL
On Digital, and streaming on Paramount+ August 19, 2022.
Starring Isabelle Fuhrman, Rossif Sutherland, and Julia Stiles
Written by David Coggeshall
Directed by William Brent Bell
Genre & Synopsis: Horror, Thriller, Mystery. Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous “child” at any cost.
On Digital and On-Demand August 5, 2022.
Starring Rebecca Hall, Tim Roth, Grace Kaufman
Written and Directed by Andrew Semans
Genre & Synopsis: Thriller. Margaret’s life is in order. She is capable, disciplined, and successful. Soon, her teenage daughter, who Margaret raised by herself, will be going off to a fine university, just as Margaret had intended. Everything is under control. That is, until David returns, carrying with him the horrors of Margaret’s past.