Shudder Looks to Kill this Spring with Lizzie, The Ranger, Boar, and More

If you’ve been listening to the GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast, you know that the Grue-Crew are no strangers to the thrills and chills found on the streaming service SHUDDER. They are the go-to place for horror movies online. With today’s press release, SHUDDER promises to keep horror fans happy with a sharp collection of genre content this spring. The films include LIZZIE, MONSTER PARTY, THE RANGER, THE NIGHTSHIFTER, and BOAR. We’re excited, that’s for certain. Look for reviews of these films on future episodes of the podcast.

After a record-smashing 2018 that featured Mandy, Revenge and Summer of ‘84, and a 2019 that has already included Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich and Horror Noire, Shudder, AMC network’s premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, today announced its Spring lineup of acclaimed, bold and genre-bending Shudder Exclusive movies: Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, crooks vs. killers thriller Monster Party, SXSW and London FrightFest favorite The Ranger, Fantasia International Film Festival special prize winner The Night Shifter, and Australian rampaging creature comedy Boar.

LIZZIE (2018) — available Thursday, April 11 (US/Canada)

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. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE

MONSTER PARTY (2018) — available Thursday, April 25 (US/Canada)

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. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE

THE RANGER (2018) — available Thursday, May 9 (US/Canada/UK)

Director: Jenn Wexler, Cast: Chloë Levine, Jeremy Holm, Larry Fessenden
A group of punk teens on the run from the police head to the woods, only to be terrorized by one park ranger’s brand of psychotic justice. Jenn Wexler’s bold debut is a colorful, howling slasher rejuvenation. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL

THE NIGHTSHIFTER (2018) — available Thursday, May 23 (US/Canada/UK)

Director: Dennison Ramalho, Cast: Daniel de Oliveira, Fabiula Nascimento, Bianca Comparato, Marco Ricca
In Dennison Ramalho’s scary, starkly original horror, Stênio works the graveyard shift at the morgue of a vast, violent city. He toils all night, but he’s never alone, for Stênio can talk to the dead. And they talk back. But when the whispers of the dead reveal secrets of his own life, Stênio unleashes a curse that brings forth danger and darkness. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL

BOAR (2017) — available Thursday, June 6 (US/Canada/UK)

Director: Chris Sun, Cast: Nathan Jones, Bill Moseley, Hugh Sheridan
Out for blood, this lean mean creature feature finds a boar of monstrous size roaming the outskirts of an outback town, massacring several backpackers and locals. Bernie and his visiting relatives, the Monroe’s, swiftly come face to face with the feral beast—and uncover that some monsters are better left in stories. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (US & CA)

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.