SHUDDER Australia & New Zealand: FEBRUARY 2021 Release Schedule – with Trailers

Here’s the complete FEBRUARY 2021 Australia & New Zealand release schedule for horror, thriller and supernatural-focused streaming service SHUDDER!

Not only do we have the complete list of dates and films, we’ve included each film’s synopsis and trailer (if available). And just a heads up: a large number of these trailers are of the RED BAND, gory variety, so just hold on that saucy spaghetti for now.

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

2 February

CELL (Director: Tod Williams)





When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England. Based on the novel by Stephen King. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Isabelle Fuhrman

THE DOOR (Director: Anno Saul)





Five years ago a fatal decision cost David the life of his seven-year-old daughter. Now he’s discovered a door—a time portal that will give him the opportunity to rewrite the past and save his daughter’s life. But what appears to be a miraculous chance for redemption turns deadly when David learns the horrifying truth of the alternate reality he has entered… and altered. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Jessica Schwarz, Valeria Eisenbart

NASTY BABY (Director: Sebastián Silva)





Freddy is a Brooklyn-based artist who, with boyfriend, Mo, and their best friend, Polly, is trying to have a baby. As the trio deals with the complications of conception and creating a family, their bliss is clouded by a series of confrontations with an annoying neighbor who just might be a madman. Starring Sebastián Silva, Tunde Adebimpe, Kristen Wiig

PUNISHMENT PARK (Director: Peter Watkins)





In a desert zone in southwest California, a civilian tribunal passes sentence on groups of dissidents and gives them the option of participating in law enforcement training exercises in the Bear Mountain Punishment Park. In an atmosphere of aggression and intimidation and in soaring temperatures, the prisoners have to fight for their lives as they are hunted down by the forces of law and order. Starring Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano

THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC (1981) (Director: Liliek Sudjio)





A woman is accused of being a witch and thrown to her death over a cliff. A strange man rescues her, nurses her back to health, and tells her that she must master black magic in order to exact vengeance on her tormentors. Starring Suzzana, Alan Nuari, Siska Widawati, WD Mochtar (Also available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

 

Note: This 1981 Indonesian horror classic was the inspiration for Kimo Stamboel’s The Queen of Black Magic, a Shudder Original premiering January 28.

4 February

A NIGHTMARE WAKES  (Director: Nora Unkel)





While composing her famous novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley descends into an opium-fueled fever dream while carrying on a torrid love affair with Percy Shelley. As she writes, the characters of her novel come to life and begin to plague her relationship with Percy. Before long, she must choose between true love and her literary masterpiece.

 

An unsettlingly intimate portrayal of a brilliant artist at her most troubled, A NIGHTMARE WAKES traces the tortured birth of a timeless masterwork and the rightful ascension of its creator to stand alongside her creation.

 

Starring Alix Wilton Regan (The Wife), Giullian Yao Gioiello (Scream: The TV Series, Marvel’s Iron Fist), Philippe Bowgen (The Mick), as well as Lee Garrett, Claire Glassford, and Shannon Spangler. Written and directed by Nora Unkel. A Shudder Original (Also available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

9 February

DARK SUMMER (Director: Paul Solet)





While home alone under house arrest, a teenager undergoes a terrifying brush with the supernatural in this stylish, scary tale. Starring Keir Gilchrist, Stella Maeve, Maestro Harrell, Peter Stormare

THE PACT 2 (Director: Dallas Richard Hallam, Patrick Horvath)





The stunning sequel to new horror classic The Pact ups the ante on terror. When a series of brutal murders leads authorities to believe the Judas killer is back, Annie returns for the final showdown. Starring Caity Lotz, Patrick Fischler, Camilla Luddington, Amy Pietz

RED, WHITE & BLUE (Director: Simon Rumley)





Erica spends her nights trawling the bars and beds of Austin. Damaged, emotionally withdrawn, sleeping with multiple men until she meets Nate, who has an honorable discharge from Iraq. Despite his quiet air of danger, Nate’s the only guy who doesn’t seem to want to get her into bed right away and the two form a hesitant bond. But one of Erica’s casual sexual encounters is about to bite back in a big way. Starring Amanda Fuller, Marc Senter, Jon Michael Davis

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS (Director: Jeff Barnaby)





Guided by the spirits of her departed mother and brother, a Mi’gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian Agent keeping her imprisoned in a government-mandated residential school. The powerful debut feature from the director of the Shudder Original Blood Quantum. Starring Devery Jacobs, Glen Gould, Brandon Oakes

16 February

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (Director: Jason Eisener)





A gun-toting homeless man decides to clean up the streets of his crime-infested city in this gruesome modern grindhouse film in the vein of classic revenge films like DEATH WISH and VICTIM. Perennial bad guy Rutger Hauer plays against type as the titular hobo, who becomes an unlikely hero after buying a shotgun at a pawn shop. Starring Rutget Hauer, Pasha Ebrahimi, Robb Wells, Molly Dunsworth

UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (Director: John Hyams)





In a world without government, surviving “UniSols” Luc Deveraux and Andrew Scott must battle anarchy and build a new order, weeding out the weak and testing their strongest warriors in brutal, life-and-death combat. Amidst the chaos, John wakes up from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible—but along the way he begins to question everything he believed to be true. Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins

18 February

SHOOK (Director: Jennifer Harrington)

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When Mia, a social media star, becomes the target of an online terror campaign, she has to pass a series of test to prevent people she cares about from getting murdered. But is it real? Or is it just a game at her expense? Starring Daisye Tutor (Guest House), Emily Goss (Snapshots), Nicola Posener (The Bold and the Beautiful), Octavius J. Johnson (Sleepless), Stephanie Simbari (Here and Now) and Grant Rosenmeyer (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). Directed by Jennifer Harrington (Housekeeping). A Shudder Original. (Also available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

23 February

ASMODEXIA (Director: Marc Carreté)





A teenage girl and her exorcist Grandfather embark on a road trip across Catalonia exorcising those possessed by an infectious demonic spirit called The Evil One. As the duo continue on, they’re pursued by a strange hooded figure who attempts to stop them from carrying out their righteous work. This unique spin on the exorcism genre builds an atmosphere of dread that culminates in a fantastic twist ending. Starring Albert Baró, Marta Belmonte

FATHER’S DAY (Director: Astron 6)





It’s a classic coming-of-age story: boy watches father get raped and murdered, boy grows into a vengeful one-eyed man, man teams up with a priest and a male prostitute to take down his father’s killer. Can the revenge-crazy Ahab — who’s just gotten out of prison for slaughtering the man he mistakenly thought was the monstrous rapist — find the real degenerate demon and send him back to hell? Or will he wind up the next victim? Starring Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Amy Gorening

25 February

THE DARK AND THE WICKED (Director: Bryan Bertino)





On a secluded farm, a man is bedridden and fighting through his final breaths while his wife (Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Preacher) slowly succumbs to overwhelming grief. Siblings Louise (Marin Ireland, Hell or High Water) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr., The Death of Dick Long) return home to help, but it doesn’t take long for them to see that something’s wrong with mom—something more than her heavy sorrow. Gradually, they begin to suffer a darkness similar to their mother’s, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that an evil entity is taking over their family. Directed by Bryan Bertino (The Strangers). A Shudder Exclusive. (Also available on Shudder US, Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

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