Tuesday, October 19, 2021

George A. Romero’s ‘The Amusement Park’ to Headline Shudders Summer Lineup

Summer is around the corner, and things are heating up at Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service. Dedicated to horror, thriller, and the supernatural, Shudder has released its 2021 Summer of Chills movie lineup.

The horror lineup consists of twelve new original and exclusive films running from June to August. Shudder has announced that The Amusement Park, the lost film from legendary director George A. Romero will kick off the summer slate. The film will debut on the streaming service on Tuesday, June 8.

Shudder’s Summer of Chills lineup has something for everyone, including new premieres every week. Below is the full list in chronological order.

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Caveat – Premieres June 3 (A Shudder Original Film)

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(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

“Lone drifter Isaac accepts a job to look after his landlord’s niece, Olga, for a few days in an isolated house on a remote island. It seems like easy money, but there’s a catch: he must wear a leather harness and chain that restricts his movements to certain rooms. Once Olga’s uncle, Barrett leaves the two of them alone, a game of cat and mouse ensues as Olga displays increasingly erratic behavior as a trapped Isaac makes a series of horrific discoveries in the house.”

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The Amusement Park – Premieres June 8 (A Shudder Exclusive Film)

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

Restored after 46 years by the George A. Romero Foundation, The Amusement Park follows the story of an older man, who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies, and humiliations of aging in America, are turned into a hellish nightmare through roller coasters and chaotic crowds. The “lost” film was restored in 4k by IndieCollect in New York City.

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Superdeep – Premieres June 17 (A Shudder Original Film)

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(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

“The Kola Superdeep borehole is the largest Russian secret facility. In 1984, at the depth of more than 7 miles below the surface, unexplained sounds were recorded, resembling the screams and moans of numerous people. Since these events, the object has been closed. A small research team of scientists and military personnel go down below the surface to find the secret hidden these many decades. What they discover will pose the greatest threat humanity has ever faced.”

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An Unquiet Grave – Premieres June 24 (A Shudder Original Film)

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

“A year after losing his wife in a car crash, Jamie convinces her sister, Ava, to return with him to the site of the accident and help him perform a strange ritual. But as the night wears on, it becomes clear that he has darker intentions. An Unquiet Grave is an exploration of grief, and the harm we cause when we don’t take responsibility for our own healing.”

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Vicious Fun – Premieres June 29 (A Shudder Original Film)

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

“Joel, a caustic 1980’s film critic for a national horror magazine, finds himself unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. With no other choice, Joel attempts to blend in with his homicidal surroundings or risk becoming the next victim.”

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Son – Premieres July 8 (A Shudder Original Film)

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

“After a mysterious group breaks into Laura’s home and attempts to abduct her eight-year-old son, David, the two of them flee town in search of safety. But soon after the failed kidnapping, David becomes extremely ill, suffering from increasing psychosis and convulsions. Following her maternal instincts, Laura commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive, but soon she must decide how far she is willing to go to save her son.”

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The Call – Premieres July 15 (A Shudder Exclusive Film)

(Available on Shudder US and Shudder CA)

“Four Friends. One Phone Call. 60 Seconds to Stay Alive. In the fall of 1987, a group of small-town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple after a tragic accident. Needing only to make a single phone call, the request seems ordinary until they realize that this call could change their life…or end it. This simple task quickly spirals into terror as their worst nightmares become reality.”

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Kandisha – Premieres July 22 (A Shudder Original Film)

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

“It is summer break and best friends Amélie, Bintou and Morjana hang together with other neighborhood teens. Nightly, they have fun sharing scary stories and urban legends. But when Amélie is assaulted by her ex, she remembers the story of Kandisha, a powerful and vengeful demon. Afraid and upset, Amélie summons her. The next day, her ex is found dead. The legend is true and now Kandisha is on a killing spree— and it’s up to the three girls to break the curse.”

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The Boy Behind the Door – Premieres July 29 (A Shudder Original Film)

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

“A night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby and his best friend, Kevin, when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. Even worse is the arrival of another stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive … or die trying.” 

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Teddy – Premieres August 5 (A Shudder Original Film)

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

“Twentysomething Teddy lives in a foster home and works as a temp in a massage parlor. Rebecca, his girlfriend, will soon graduate. A scorching hot summer begins. But Teddy is scratched by a beast in the woods: the wolf that local angry farmers have been hunting for months. As weeks go by, animal impulses soon start to overcome the young man.”

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Bleed With Me – Premieres August 10 (A Shudder Original Film)

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

“Rowan, a vulnerable outsider, is thrilled when the seemingly perfect Emily invites her on a winter getaway to an isolated cabin in the woods. Trust soon turns to paranoia when Rowan wakes up with mysterious incisions on her arm. Haunted by dream-like visions, Rowan starts to suspect that her friend is drugging her and stealing her blood. She’s paralyzed by the fear of losing Emily, but she must fight back before she loses her mind. Bleed With Me is a psychological horror that juxtaposes tenderness and violence in an investigation of female intimacy and dangerous codependency.”

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Jakob’s Wife – Premieres August 19 (A Shudder Exclusive Film)

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

“Anne is in her late 50s and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past thirty years. Through a chance encounter with a stranger, she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. However, these changes come with a toll on her marriage and a heavy body count.

Let us know in the comments below which titles you are looking forward to, and be sure to check out the official trailer for The Amusement park blow.

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Kailin
Kailin is an avid book reader, and full time nerd. When she isn't writing for Nerds and Beyond, she is writing fan fictions, online role playing with her friends and binge watching her favorite shows. Her first fandom started with Buffy The Vampire Slayer and her life was forever changed. The 100 and Supernatural are her biggest obsessions. You can find her on twitter @kailinmaurine

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