Hello friends today we will talking about Best Horror Movies to Watch in August 2022. In August 2022, George A. Romero and Stephen King’s horror classics Creepshow and Carrie will debut on Shudder.
As July gives way to August, Shudder moves away from its selection of movies about alien invasions and puts the focus on two worthy horror icons: George A. Romero and Stephen King. King was working on best-selling novels while Romero was away inventing the zombie movie as we know it today. With Creepshow, which enters Shudder’s collection this month along with a variety of other films from the two creators, they merged their dark skills as longtime friends on more than one occasion.
In addition to new exclusives and originals from Romero and King, Shudder will also release Allegoria on August 1, What Josiah Saw on August 4, Glorious on August 18, The Innocents on August 18, So Vam on August 23, and Watcher on August 23. (August 26). Here are the top films that will be added to Shudder’s collection in August 2022 in light of that.
A Magnificent King and Romero Romp, Creepshow
Creepshow, which George A. Romero directed, is Stephen King’s first screenplay for a motion picture. Five spooky and humorous stories may be found in the 1982 film anthology. It serves as a parody of 1950s EC horror comics like Tales from the Crypt. The humorous impact of Creepshow permeates the whole film, and a large portion of it was made possible by renowned special effects artist Tom Savini. Creepshow also inspired a 1987 sequel, Creepshow 2, and a “reboot” television series, all of which are presently available on Shudder, for those who can’t get enough of its distinctive aesthetic.
On August 1, Creepshow debuts the George A. Romero and Stephen King collection.
Another Must-Watch Romero Zombie Film Is Land of the Dead
The fourth entry in director George A. Romero’s renowned Living Dead series is 2005’s Land of the Dead. It follows a group of survivors as they engage in combat with the dead in a section of Pittsburgh’s downtown now known as “The Throat.”
Even though it’s not the most well-liked film in the Living Dead series, Romero completists and those looking for more interesting zombie material should still see it. The movie’s central metaphor is that mankind poses a bigger threat to itself than any external threat, including monster ones. This is what Romero does best.
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Shudder will release Land of the Dead on August 1.
Carrie was King’s first published novel that his wife famously saved from the trash. Brian De Palma brought the book to the big screen in 1976, and it remains one of the most critically acclaimed King adaptations to date. The film follows the titular Carrie (Sissy Spacek), a bullied high schooler who is pushed to use her telekinetic powers by her tormentors come prom. In many ways, Carrie is the ultimate revenge film, but its themes are more complex than that. With a religious zealot of a mother at home, the story also explores sin and sexuality. As such, it’s a must-watch for any horror fan, whether King is a personal favorite or not.
Carrie finds her revenge on Shudder on August 1.
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In Misery, Kathy Bates is at her most horrifying.
In 1990, only three years after Stephen King published the book, Rob Reiner filmed the film Misery. The cast of the movie is limited, similar to the book, and it mostly concentrates on the connection between Paul Sheldon, the fictional author of the Misery novels, and Annie Wilkes, his biggest supporter and prisoner (Kathy Bates). The end effect is a lethal obsessive story that is claustrophobic and difficult to turn away from. Even if every actor gives a standout performance, the film’s driving force is Bates, who won Best Actress and shot to Hollywood prominence as a result.
On August 1, Misery becomes a part of the Shudder collection.
Salem’s Lot Imagines a Vampire Overthrow
Salme’s Lot had its initial appearance in 1979 as a miniseries under the direction of The Texas Chain Saw creator Tobe Hooper. The movie, which is based on the same-titled Stephen King book, centres on writer Ben Mears (David Soul), who returns to his hometown only to find that the locals are slowly turning into vampires. Salem’s Lot is a spooky, atmospheric movie, and one scene in particular (the child at the window scene) is well known for giving spectators nightmares for decades after it was released. As a result, it is not unexpected that the narrative is being reimagined; Gary Dauberman’s Salem’s Lot is scheduled to debut in April 2023.
On August 1, Salem’s Lot devours Shudder.
Black Comedy from Freeway Features a Big-Name Cast
Despite receiving a dismal box office response, reviewers and viewers alike praised 1996’s Freeway for its dark, contemporary retelling of the traditional fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood.” On her way to her grandmother’s house, teenage runaway Vanessa Lutz (Reese Witherspoon) encounters vicious serial murderer Bob (Kiefer Sutherland). Similar to the crafty Big Bad Wolf, Bob’s deception lands Vanessa in jail, where she has to fight to defend her reputation and put an end to the bad guy. Freeway is a film with a dark sense of humour and plenty of sarcastic societal satire.
Shudder is reached by a freeway on August 8.
An Original Home Invasion Subgenre by Motherly
Motherly, which was directed by Craig David Wallace, unquestionably belongs in the home invasion category. A lone mother battles a vindictive pair who break into her remote farmhouse in this cat-and-mouse tale. Motherly has elements of a mystery thriller, so people who go into it with as little knowledge as possible will appreciate it the most. Be prepared, though, for a plot that is evocative of The Strangers and The Last House on the Left, two other genre classics.
Come August 9, find Motherly on Shudder.
There are several frights in Alone With You.
The idea for Alone With You originated in Justin Brooks and Emily Bennett’s heads. The movie follows Charlene (Bennett), whose eagerness to see her girlfriend again starts to wane when she starts experiencing hallucinations and shadowy visions that lead her to a shocking realisation. The cast is modest, as is typical of independent horror movies. Bennett’s performance is still compelling, and horror icon Barbara Crampton shows in to lend some gravitas. The mystery, the horrors, and the growing tension in Alone With You make the journey worth it even if some people don’t like the finale.
On August 16, Alone With You will appear in Shudder.
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Superpowers are grounded in reality in The Innocents.
The Innocents, a Norwegian supernatural thriller with a distinct concept, was written and directed by Eskil Vogt in 2021 and is not to be mistaken with the 1961 movie of the same name. It centres on Ida (Rakel Lenora Flttum) and her autistic sister Anna (Alva Brynsmo Ramstad), who team up with two nearby children who possess unexplained abilities. But what begins as innocence of infancy quickly becomes darker. The performances of its young actors only serve to strengthen The Innocents’ gripping narrative. Underneath it all, the movie deftly examines issues of right vs wrong, nature versus nurture, and the secrets that kids frequently hold from parents.
Shudder will release The Innocents on August 18.