Shudder’s May 2019 releases include Doomsday, V/H/S: Viral, The Ranger

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Here's hoping you all had a very successful Walpurgisnacht and a rich and fulfilling May Day. Now that spring is finally upon us, with summer well on the way, what better time to catch up on all of the essential horror titles you've missed so far this year? After all, who wants to be outside in the sun sweating up a storm when you could be indoors watching slasher after slasher, just as the Dark Lord intended?

With that in mind, may I recommend adding Shudder to your extensive list of streaming services? For those who aren't already aware, Shudder is a streaming service akin to Netflix and Hulu, except it focuses mainly on horror and genre films. You can get a free trial over at their site right now, and once you fall in love with the service (trust me, you will), here's a full list of what's coming to the site during the month of May. Happy viewing!


"Yes, it’s getting warm outside. But let’s get real—wouldn’t you stay inside and chill with Shudder Originals The Ranger and The Night Shifter, new episodes of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, and Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast?

Programming also available on Shudder Canada where noted.


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 by one park ranger's brand of psychotic justice. Jenn Wexler’s bold debut is a colorful, howling slasher rejuvenation. The killer soundtrack features The Grim, the Avengers, Fang and more. (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. 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. (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. Joe Bob has already taken on films ranging from C.H.U.D. to Wolfguy. What might he and Darcy the Mail Girl have in store for May? Join the real-time conversation on Twitter with #TheLastDriveIn. (Most titles available live on Shudder Canada; select titles also available on demand on Shudder UK)

STAN LEE’S LUCKY MAN, season 3 – available Thursday, May 16

Based on an original idea from comic book legend Stan Lee, Lucky Man tells the story of Harry Clayton (James Nesbitt), a London cop with an ancient bracelet that appears gives him control over luck itself. In this season, the mysterious bracelets draw Harry to Hong Kong and into the path of his greatest nemesis yet. (Also available on Shudder Canada)


ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR: UNCUT — premieres Friday, May 3


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 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

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 instalment 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, Bodie, Luke (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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