SHUDDER Australia & New Zealand: APRIL 2021 Release Schedule (with Trailers)

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

Take a look the complete list of dates and content – with trailers! And as always, a heads up that some of these trailers are of the RED BAND, gory variety, so perhaps just hold off on that saucy spaghetti for now.

After more Australian streaming release schedules? Check out April line-ups for NETFLIX, STAN, AMAZON PRIME VIDEO, BINGE and BRITBOX!

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

1 April

Creepshow – Season 2 (New Episodes Every Thursday, Shudder Original Series)

(Also available on Shudder US, Shudder CA and Shudder UKI)

Based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, the anthology Creepshow returns for a second season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page. Executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero, Creepshow’s second season will feature guest stars Kevin Dillon, Iman Benson, Josh McDermitt, Keith David, Molly Ringwald, Barbara Crampton, Justin Long, and D’Arcy Carden, among others.

6 April

The Babadook (2014)

A troubled widow (Essie Davis) discovers that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home through the pages of a children’s book.

Psycho Raman (2016)

Ramanna, a maniac murderer, finds a soulmate in Raghavan, a policeman who inspects his murder cases.

8 April

The Power (Shudder Exclusive Film)

(Also available on Shudder US, Shudder CA and Shudder UKI)

London, 1974. As Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, trainee nurse Val (Rose Williams) arrives for her first day at the crumbling East London Royal Infirmary. With most of the patients and staff evacuated to another hospital, Val is forced to work the night shift, finding herself in a dark, near empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face both her own traumatic past and deepest fears in order to confront the malevolent force that’s intent on destroying everything around her.

13 April

The McPherson Tape (1989)

(Also available on Shudder US, Shudder CA and Shudder UKI)

Known for being a pioneer in the found footage genre, this film centers on a typical fall evening in 1983 when a young man videotapes his niece’s 5th birthday party. As the night’s strange occurrences take place, he keeps his video camera running, recording the entire event.

Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue.

Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

After 13 years in prison, a mad scientist gets a new chance to experiment with the arrival of a young prison doctor who secretly hopes to learn to reanimate dead people. Good intentions turn to horror.

Dagon (2001)

A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town, which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring.

15 April

The Banishing (Shudder Original Film)

(Also available on Shudder US, Shudder CA and Shudder UKI)

From acclaimed director Chris Smith (Creep, Severance, Triangle) comes The Banishing, which tells the true story of the most haunted house in England. A young reverend and his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret. When a vengeful spirit haunts the little girl and threatens to tear the family apart, the reverend and his wife are forced to confront their beliefs. They must turn to black magic by seeking the help of a famous Occultist…or risk losing their daughter.

19 April

2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards – Premieres at 1pm NZST / 11am AEST (Shudder TV Exclusive Event)

(Also available on Shudder US, Shudder CA and Shudder UKI)

In April 2021, Shudder partners with FANGORIA to bring the Chainsaw Awards, hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian, to fans across the globe. This year’s nominated films include The Invisible Man, Freaky, Relic, Color Out of Space and Possessor as well as actors Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton and Elisabeth Moss. Since 1992, the Chainsaw Awards have honored top achievements in horror film and television, with past recipients including Jonathan Demme, Sam Raimi, Robert Eggers, Toni Collette and George Romero.

20 April

Road Games (1981)

A laid-back American truck driver in south Australia starts to suspect a man driving a green van of murderous young women along his route, and proceeds to play a cat-and-mouse game in order to catch him red-handed.

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019)

Actor Mark Patton shares his story of being a closeted gay man while starring in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, a film that he began to suspect had homoerotic subtext.

26 April

In Search of Darkness: Part II – Shudder Exclusive Documentary

(Also available on Shudder US, Shudder CA and Shudder UKI)

Building on the hit 2019 superdoc that Forbes called “a scary good magnum opus,” In Search of Darkness: Part II dives deeper into the fabled practical-effects decade of iconic and eclectic ‘80s horror movies that changed the course of film history. Packed with over four hours of brand-new interviews, including such legendary horror icons as Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill), Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), and special-effects wizard Tom Savini (Friday the 13th), Part II features 15 new faces alongside 40-plus returning members of the original In Search of Darkness cast to delve into more fan-favorite titles of ‘80s horror, year-by-year, expanding its scope to cover more international releases and spotlighting horror-career retrospectives.

27 April

Julia’s Eyes (2010)

After the death of the blind Sara, who hanged herself in the basement of her house, her twin sister Julia suspects that she was actually murdered. Julia has a degenerative problem with her eyes and is losing her sight, and she temporarily moves with her husband Isaac to Sara’s house to arrange her funeral. Julia goes to the Centro Baumann for the blind, which Sara frequented, and she learns from other members that Sara had a boyfriend. Julia is chased by a mysterious man, but police inspector Dimas does not believe her. Julia follows Sara’s last steps trying to find the identity of her secret lover. Julia is surrounded by deaths and weird events while she loses her sight.

Society (1989)

Bill is worried that he is different than his sister and parents that mix with an elite crowd in Beverly Hills. Even his girlfriend seems a bit odd. All is revealed when Bill returns home to find a party in full swing.

29 April

Deadhouse Dark – Shudder Original Series

(Also available on Shudder US, Shudder CA and Shudder UKI)

An anthology of six interconnected horror short films, Deadhouse Dark is anchored by a woman who receives a ‘mystery box’ from the dark web, each item within it gradually unveiling a dark and troubling truth. A boxful of dark and chilling tales of terror inspired by frighteningly familiar modern trends including dark web mystery boxes, dash cam footage and Insta-fame hungry vloggers. Deadhouse Dark is a giant mystery box of chocolates – while there is something in there to suit a variety of different tastes, in the end chocolate is still chocolate. And who doesn’t love chocolate?

30 April

Horror Express (1972)

(Also available on Shudder US, Shudder CA and Shudder UKI)

While travelling on the Trans-Siberian Express, an anthropologist and his rival must contain the threat posed by the former’s cargo: a prehistoric ape which is the host for a lifeform that is absorbing the minds of the passengers and crew.

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