Lizzie headlines Shudder's April Programming (US/Canada)

April is just around the corner and Shudder just sent me the list of their upcoming programming. The ones that jumped out at me are Lizzie, Dead Silence (which I haven’t seen in ages) and The Haunted which has never seen a DVD/Blu Ray release here. I’ve bolded the ones I want you to pay most attention to.

APRIL 2019 U.S. HIGHLIGHTS

Programming also available on Shudder Canada where noted.

SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE MOVIES

LIZZIE (2018)
—Thursday, April 11

Director: Craig William Macneil, Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Kim Dickens

Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny) is a social outcast, living a claustrophobic life that’s ready to boil over. In its dark, moody retelling of the notorious 1892 axe murder of the Borden family in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie is a psychological thriller that reveals many layers of the strange and fragile Lizzie Borden. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

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MONSTER PARTY (2018)
—Thursday, April 25

Director: Chris von Hoffman, Cast: Sam Strike, Erin Moriarty, Robin Tunney, Julian McMahon, Lance Reddick

Three small-time burglars pose as caterers for a fancy dinner party at an extravagant mansion. But their plan for the perfect heist goes horribly wrong when they discover that the family and their guests are actually a support group of recovering serial killers. Rowdy, bloody and surprising, Monster Party is a stylish, class clash. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

NEW EPISODES

THE LAST DRIVE-IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS series
— Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT

Proving once again that “the drive-in will never die,” iconic horror host and exploitation movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs is back with an all-new Shudder Original series, hosting weekly Friday night double features streaming live exclusively on Shudder. Every week, The Last Drive-In series offers an eclectic pairing of films, with selections ranging across five decades and running the gamut from horror classics to obscurities and foreign cult favorites. From time to time, special surprise guests will drop in on Joe Bob and Darcy the Mail Girl. Join the real-time conversation on Twitter with #TheLastDriveIn. (Also available live on Shudder Canada; select titles will also available on demand on Shudder UK)

FEATURED COLLECTION

HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN
— April 1

Spring is in the air but we’ve got Michael on our minds. We’re six months away from Halloween, so why not celebrate by binging the first five installments in Halloween franchise. HALLOWEEN (1978), HALLOWEEN II (1981), HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982), HALLOWEEN IV: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS (1988) and HALLOWEEN V: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS (1989).

ADDITIONAL NEW MOVIES FOR APRIL

April 1

Basic Instinct
(1992, Paul Verhoeven)

After a nightclub owner is killed, the detective assigned to the case becomes erotically involved with the prime suspect, despite ominous signs of her guilt. Starring: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, Jeanne Tripplehorn, George Dzundza

Cloverfield (2008, Matt Reeves)

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel

Dead Silence
(2007, James Wan)

A grieving widower begins to uncover the truth behind his late wife's mysterious death. Starring: Donnie Wahlberg, Amber Valletta, Ryan Kwanten

April 2

The Fly
(1986, David Cronenberg)

A scientist on the verge of an important discovery finds himself transforming into a fly when his experiment goes awry. Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz (Also available on Shudder Canada

The Legend of Hell House
(1973, John Hough)

A millionaire hires a team of paranormal investigators to determine whether his newly acquired mansion is haunted. Starring: Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt, Pamela Franklin (Also available on Shudder Canada)

Race with the Devil
(1975, Jack Starrett)

After two vacationing couples accidentally witness a satanic cult's human sacrifice, they find themselves being pursued by the devil worshippers. Starring: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, Lara Parker, R.G. Armstrong (Also available on Shudder Canada)

April 8

3 Women
(1977, Robert Altman)

Three very different women come together at a spa for the elderly and infirmed. One becomes wrapped up in the life of another, and surprises the others with how far she will go to keep their relationship intact. Starring: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule (Also available on Shudder Canada)

The Car
(1977, Elliot Silverstein)

When a small town is terrorized by an indestructible, demonically possessed car, it's up to the sheriff to stop it. Starring: Ronny Cox, James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, R. G. Armstrong

The Haunted
(1991, Robert Mandel)

Malicious poltergeists haunt a Pennsylvania family, who call upon paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (later featured in The Conjuring franchise) for help. Based on a true story. Starring: Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey DeMunn, Louise Latham

Tales from the Crypt
(1972, Freddie Francis)

Three tales of terror based on stories originally published in the famous Tales from the Crypt comic books of the 1950s. Starring: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson (Also available on Shudder Canada)

April 15

Blue My Mind
(2017, Lisa Brühlmann)

15-year-old Mia's teenage rebellion takes an unexpected turn when her body begins to transform into something not quite human. Starring: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert (Also available on Shudder Canada)

Psychopaths
(2017, Mickey Keating)

The paths of multiple serial killers cross over one single, blood soaked night. Starring Ashley Bell, James Landry Hébert, Angela Trimbur, Jeremy Gardner (Also available on Shudder Canada)

April 22

Dead Birds
(2005, Alex Turner)

A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces. Starring Henry Thomas, Michael Shannon, Isaiah Washington, Nicki Aycox, Patrick Fugit (Also available on Shudder Canada)

Most Beautiful Island
(2017, Ana Asensio)

An undocumented woman struggling in NYC is offered an opportunity she can’t refuse, but soon discovers she’s involved in a dangerous game. Starring Ana Asensio, Natasha Romanova, Nicholas Tucci, Larry Fassenden, Caprice Benedetti (Also available on Shudder Canada)

April 29

Pusher
(1996, Nicolas Winding Refn)

Frank's life as a drug dealer is perfect until the police catch him en route to deliver heroin. Before he can be arrested, he dumps the smack but his troubles are not over, for the buyer demands his money back. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbæk (Also available on Shudder Canada)

Pusher 2
(2004, Nicolas Winding Refn)

Tonny is released from prison—again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Leif Sylvester, Anne Sørensen (Also available on Shudder Canada)

Pusher 3
(2005, Nicolas Winding Refn)

Over the course of a single day, Milo struggles to maintain his place of dominance atop the Copenhagen underworld and survive one of the most harrowing episodes of his long, illustrious career. Starring Zlatko Buric, Marinela Dekic, Slavko Labovic (Also available on Shudder Canada)