The Curse of La Llorona (2019) (Import) Available June 1

This timeless Hispanic legend comes to terrifying life in “The Curse of La Llorona.” La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying. In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night-and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a curandero, and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.

STARRING: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez

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“Monsterland” Season One (Import) Available May 27

Encounters with mermaids, fallen angels, and other strange beasts drive broken people to desperate acts in Monsterland, an anthology series based on the collection of stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s North American Lake Monsters. The eight-episode series is grounded and contained in a different present-day American city, with a new protagonist grappling with monsters – some traditional and some metaphorical. Created and produced by Mary Laws (Preacher, Succession) the series includes such notable actors as Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black), Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable), and Mike Colter (Marvel’s Luke Cage).

STARRING: Kaitlyn Dever, Charlotte Cabell, Vivian Cabell

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Thursday, February 3, 2022: Slapface Premieres Today on Shudder

After the death of his mother, Lucas, a loner who lives in a rundown home with his brother Tom, regularly seeks solace in the nearby woods. With his only “friends” being a group of female bullies, he keeps to himself most of the time. But, after a strange encounter with an inhuman monster, Lucas begins to withdraw from others. When the two reach a tentative trust, a bizarre friendship is born, and Lucas is swept up in a series of primal adventures.

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When a Stranger Calls (1979) (Import) Available January 14

Influential horror directed by Fred Walton and starring Carol Kane and Charles Durning. In ‘When a Stranger Calls’ (1979) high school student Jill Johnson (Kane) is babysitting for a local couple when she answers the phone and is asked if she has checked the children. She initially dismisses the call as a practical joke but when repeated calls are made it becomes obvious that something more sinister is happening. Several years later, and now a mother herself, Jill experiences a similar terror. Also included is the 1993 sequel ‘When a Stranger Calls Back’ where Jill now works as a college counsellor. A student experiences a troubling night of babysitting just as Jill once did and fearing that there may be a stalker after the student Jill enlists the help of John Clifford (Durning) to try and track the stalker and end the reign of terror.

STARRING: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Colleen Dewhurst, Tony Beckley, Carmen Argenziano

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