Coming in August: INCIDENT IN A GHOSTLAND and BELZEBUTH
As summer heats up, we’re here to give you even more reasons to stay inside, with the AC cranked up and the lights turned down. Two big reasons: the Shudder Exclusive Incident in a Ghostland and the Shudder Original Belzebuth.
Pascal Laugier, who brought you the lighthearted and whimsical (not) Martyrs, is back with Incident in a Ghostland (premieres August 15), another pulls-no-punches, female-centric horror tale. This one stars Crystal Reed, Anastasia Phillips, Emilia Jones and Taylor Hickson. Simon Abrams in The Village Voice called it “an effectively punishing critique of the relentless misogyny that has become a staple of every stupid Texas Chain Saw Massacre knockoff,” while ScreenAnarchy’s Peter Martin said “Incident in a Ghostland demonstrates [Laugier’s] capacity to disturb and unsettle.”
Synopsis: A mother of two who inherits a house is confronted with murderous intruders on the first night in their new home and fights for her daughters’ lives. Sixteen years later when the daughters reunite at the house, things get really strange.
This one’s available on Shudder US and Canada.
Emilio Portes’ Belzebuth arrives on Shudder. The film stars Joaquín Cosio, Tate Ellington and Tobin Bell (also in Shudder’s upcoming Creepshow series). Gayly Dreadful said it “feels epic in ways that most demonic possession stories rarely are,” while critic Matt Donato calls Belzebuth “an exorcism tale that lunges for your throat.” Trigger warning: this is one demonic possession film that’s not afraid to go after its youngest victims. Consider yourself warned.
Synopsis: Set on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, this Spanish/English language film follows special agent Emanuel Ritter as he leads a police investigation into a series of mysterious deaths involving young children at the border. The case takes a supernatural turn when a priest from the Vatican links the ancient demon Belzebuth to the murders.
Check it out on Shudder US, Canada and UK on August 29.
Also on Shudder in August: AMC’s hit horror series NOS4A2, based on the novel by Joe Hill, and the first six A Nightmare on Elm Street movies.