SHUDDER Australia & New Zealand DECEMBER Release Schedule – with Trailers

Here’s the complete Australia and New Zealand DECEMBER release schedule for horror, thriller and supernatural-focused streaming service SHUDDER!

Select titles also available on Shudder US, Canada and UK, as noted.

1 DECEMBER

LUCIFERINA (Director: Gonzalo Calzada)




Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for the nun herself, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself. Starring Sofia del Tuffo, Marta Lubos, Pedro Merlo, Malena Sánchez, Francisco Donavon

SAINT (Director: Dick Maas)




In this chilling Christmas tale, Jolly Old Saint Nick is actually a bloodthirsty zombie priest who, whenever there’s a full moon in December, will try to slaughter as many children and adults as possible. Turning the “sinterklaas” legend into something truly horrifying, criminally neglected Dutch director Dick Maas (AMSTERDAMNED) delivers a petrifying present for naughty boys and girls. Starring Egbert Jan Weeber, Bert Luppes, Caro Lenssen

SILENT NIGHT (2012) (Director: Stephen T. Miller)




As their small Midwestern town prepares for its annual Christmas Eve parade, Sheriff Cooper and his deputy discover that a maniac in a Santa suit is murdering those he judges as “naughty.” Their sins? Making porn, adultery, greed… and he will make sure they rest in heavenly pieces! Starring Malcolm McDowell, Donal Logue, Jaime King, Ellen Wong, Brendan Fehr

2 DECEMBER

THE CORRUPTION OF CHRIS MILLER (Director: Juan Antonio Bardem)




Chris Miller lives with her stepmother Ruth in a large secluded mansion in the countryside. Both women have been traumatized by the mysterious disappearance of Chris’ father but their isolation is soon interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious young drifter, Barney, who they take on as a handyman. All the while, an Unknown scythe wielding killer has been stalking the area, leaving an ever growing body count, and it’s not long before the women grow increasingly suspicious of Barney… Starring Jean Seberg, Marisol, Barry Stokes, Perla Cristal, Gerard Tichy (Also available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

TRAUMA (1978) (Director: León Klimovsky)

[Trailer unavailable.]

Daniel, a writer seeking seclusion to work on his new book, finds himself stranded at a rural bed and breakfast run by a strange and prudish young woman and her ailing, wheelchair-bound husband who remains shut in his room all day. However, as night falls, a psychotic, razor-wielding killer begins stalking the bed and breakfast, brutally slashing the throats of its most sex-crazed guests, whose bodies and luggage then mysteriously disappear the following morning… Starring Ágata Lys, Heinrich Starhemberg, Ricardo Merino, Isabel Pisano (Also available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

 

3 DECEMBER

ANYTHING FOR JACKSON (Director: Justin G. Dyck) – OUR REVIEW IS HERE




After losing their only grandson in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey and Henry, a doctor, kidnap his pregnant patient with the intentions of performing a “Reverse Exorcism”, putting Jackson inside her unborn child. It doesn’t take long to figure out Jackson isn’t the only ghost the grandparents invited into their home. Now it’s a race against time for the couple, as well as the pregnant woman to figure a way out of the haunting they’ve set upon themselves.

 

Starring Sheila McCarthy, Julian Richings, Konstantina Mantelos, Josh Cruddas and Yannick Bisson, directed by Justin G. Dyck. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. (Also available on Shudder US and Shudder UK)

8 December

PUSHER (Director: Nicolas Winding Refn)




Frank, a small-time drug dealer who is about to experience the worst week of his life. After a complicated heroin deal goes wrong and he loses both the money and the merchandise, Frank finds himself massively in debt to the Balkan drug baron Milo. The squeeze is on. Starring Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbæk, Mads Mikkelsen

PUSHER II (Director: Nicolas Winding Refn)




Tonny is a crook from the Copenhagen underworld whose previous run-in with a baseball bat has left his mind addled and unreliable. Having just been released from prison, he tries to bring order to his life and gain the respect of his father, the Duke, a notorious gangster who appears to have nothing but contempt for his son. Tonny soon learns that nothing in this new life comes easy. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Leif Sylvester, Anne Sørensen

PUSHER III (Director: Nicolas Winding Refn)




Taking place over the course of a single day, the now middle-aged Milo struggling to prepare his daughter’s 25th birthday party, fight his own personal demons in the form a smack addiction he’s trying to kick, and contend with a new order of young hoods in order to move a shipment of ecstasy, drug he knows little about, that arrived in place of the heroin he was expecting. Starring Zlatko Buric, Marinela Dekic, Slavko Labovic

15 December

BITTER FEAST (Director: Joe Maggio)




A celebrity chef turns the tables on his harshest critic after a nasty review deals the death blow to the chef’s career. Enraged, the crazy chef kidnaps the critic and forces him to take part in a series of deceptively simple cooking challenges – with terrifying consequences for failure. Starring James LeGros, Joshua Leonard, Amy Seimetz, Larry Fessenden, Mario Batali

BONE TOMAHAWK (Director: S. Craig Zahler)




Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers. Starring Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins (Also available on Shudder UK)

BODY MELT (Director: Philip Brophy)




Senior detective Sam Phillips and his rookie partner Johnno discover that a freak automobile accident is the result of a diabolical plan to experiment on the residents of Pebbles Court with a radical new designer drug. Starring Gerard Kennedy, Andrew Daddo, Lisa McCune

THREE EXTREMES II (Director: Kim Jee-woon, Nonzee Nimibutr, Peter Ho-Sun Chan)




A woman wakes up on a street without memory. Extravagant cursed puppets cause disaster. A father in search of his missing son is abducted himself. This stark horror anthology brings together three directors from across Asia, including Korea’s Kim Jee-woon (A TALE OF TWO SISTERS), Thailand’s Nonzee Nimibutr and Hong Kong’s Peter Chan, for a uniquely ominous omnibus. Starring Hye-su Kim, Bo-seok Jeong, Suwinit Panjamawat, Leon Lai

17 December

THE PALE DOOR (Director: Aaron B. Koontz)




The Dalton gang find shelter in a seemingly uninhabited ghost town after a train robbery goes south. Seeking help for their wounded leader, they are surprised to stumble upon a welcoming brothel in the town’s square. But the beautiful women who greet them are actually a coven of witches with very sinister plans for the unsuspecting outlaws – and the battle between good and evil is just beginning. Starring Devin Druid, Zachary Knighton, Bill Sage, Pat Healy, Natasha Bassett, Stan Shaw, Melora Walters, directed by Aaron B. Koontz (Scare Package). A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. (Also available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

18 December

A CREEPSHOW HOLIDAY SPECIAL (Director: Greg Nicotero)

In the holiday themed, hour-long episode, “Shapeshifters Anonymous,” fearing he is a murderer, an anxious man searches for answers for his “unique condition” from an unusual support group. Starring Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), the special is written and directed by Creepshow showrunner Greg Nicotero, based on a short story by J.A. Konrath (Last Call). (Also available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

22 December

COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES (Director: Matthias Hoene)




Andy and Terry have just fudged a heist that was intended to save their grandad’s retirement home from demolition. But that’s the least of their worries after construction workers wake a horde of hungry zombies that start attacking everyone. Can they get to grandad before it’s too late, and then get to safety? Starring Michelle Ryan, Harry Treadaway, Rasmus Hadiker, Alan Ford, Honor Blackman

KILLERS (Director: The Mo Brothers)




After Japanese serial killer Nomura posts a series of online videos of his horrific murders, the clips go viral and catch the attention of Bayu, a disgraced Indonesian journalist. Bayu can’t stop watching the clips, and in a reckless moment discovers he, too, can kill. As the two killers in different countries keep posting videos of their crimes, a bizarre psychotic rivalry begins – and the face-to-face showdown that’s coming will paint the city in blood. Starring Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya, Ray Sahetapy

LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL (Director: Juan Diego Escobar Alzate)




El Señor, the leader of a small cult in the mountains, returns one day to his village with a child who is purported to be the new messiah. But when only pain and destruction befall the community, El Señor finds himself under attack from his own followers, including his three daughters, whose burgeoning femininity has already caused them to question their faith. Equally mystical and terrifying, LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL is a fantasy folk horror film where tranquility belies a simmering evil. Starring Yuri Vargas, Conrado  Osorio, Andrea Esquivel, Sharon Guzman, Jim Munoz (Also available on Shudder US and Shudder UK)

THE TALL MAN (Director: Pascal Laugier)




A nurse must protect her son from a mysterious man who has been kidnapping children in her town. They call him the “Tall Man” and for years children of a certain age have been disappearing from the poor mountain village where Julia lives. But when her child is taken, Julia decides to fight back. Starring Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, William B. Davis, Stephen McHattie

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