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New To Shudder In May: Stopmotion, Toxic Avenger Franchise, More

April 20, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
STOPMOTION Image Credit: Samuel Dole/Shudder

Shudder has announced the new content coming to the horror streamer in May including the new films Stopmotion and Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever, plus more. You can see the list of new and library content coming to the service next month below:

* The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs
The supersized sixth season continues with all-new episodes debuting biweekly

May 1
* The Jester
A malevolent being known as The Jester terrorizes the inhabitants of a small town on Halloween night, including two estranged sister who must come together to find a way to defeat this evil entity.

* Blood and Black Lace
A masked, shadowy killer brutally murders the models of a scandalous fashion house in Rome.

* YellowBrickRoad
1940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar.

* Mean Spirited
A failed YouTuber’s weekend in the Poconos turns into a nightmare when a demon joins the party.

* The Toxic Avenger
Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.

* The Toxic Avenger Part II
The Toxic Avenger is tricked into traveling to Tokyo to search for his estranged father, leaving Tromaville open to complete domination by an evil corporation.

* The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie
Toxie finds he has nothing to do as a superhero, as he has ridden his city of evil. He decides to go to work for a major corporation, which he discovers may be the evilest of all his adversaries.

* TA4 – Citizen Toxic: The Toxi Avenger IV
The Toxic Avenger must defend his friends from his own evil alternate universe doppelgänger, The Noxious Offender.

May 6
* Mother, May I?
When Anya starts behaving like her fiancée’s recently deceased mother, Emmet must confront his deepest traumas to free his fiancée from this bewildering possession.

* Herd
When a woman trying to outrun her past ends up trapped between a zombie outbreak and warring militia groups, she must fight to find her way back home.

* Gorgo
Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus, inciting the wrath of the creature’s mother.

* The Giant Gila Monster
A giant lizard terrorizes a rural Texas community, and a heroic teenager attempts to destroy the creature.

* The Stone Tape
A research team from an electronics company moves into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. When team member Jill Greeley witnesses a ghost, team director Peter Brock decides not only to analyze the apparition, which he believes is a psychic impression trapped in a stone wall (dubbed a “stone tape”), but also to exorcise it–with terrifying results.

May 8
* Mother’s Day (1980)
Three young women are tormented by an insane matriarch and her depraved sons.

May 13
* Landlocked
Summoned to his soon-to-be demolished childhood home, Mason discovers a video camera that can see into the past, driving him to record as many memories as possible before the doomed house is destroyed.

* Fatal Games
A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal way.

May 15
* Combat Shock
A dangerously disturbed Vietnam veteran struggles with life 15 years after his return home, and slowly falls into insanity from his gritty urban lifestyle.

May 17
* Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever
In the sequel to the Danish horror classic, Martin’s daughter, Emma takes up a night watch job to find out what happened to her parents almost 30 years ago. A meeting with Wörmer in his cell pulls the serial killer out of his coma and sets in motion a chain of fateful events. Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kim Bodnia.

* Nightwatch (1994)
Martin, a law student, takes up a job as a nightwatchman at a mortuary to fund his studies. But the mortuary harbours a dark secret, and he has to find the truth before he is implicated in a serial murder case.

May 20
* Down
When the elevators in New York’s 102-story Millennium Building start to malfunction, mechanic Mark Newman is sent to find the cause. After a series of gruesome and deadly “accidents” occur, Mark joins forces with spunky reporter Jennifer.

* The Lift
A lift technician finds himself drawn into a web of mystery and peril as he investigates the perplexing deadly accidents occurring in the elevators of a new office building.

May 22
* The Strangler
An overweight lab technician with low self-esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of nurses.

May 24
* Deathdream
A young soldier killed in the Vietnam War inexplicably shows up at his family home on the night of his death.

May 27
* Graduation Day (1981)
A masked killer begins murdering students on the school track team after a track runner dies upon completion of a 30-second 200-meter race.

May 31
* Stopmotion
Ella Blake is a stop-motion animator who is struggling to control her demons after the loss of her overbearing mother. Suddenly alone in the world, she embarks upon the creation of a macabre new puppet film, which soon becomes the battleground for her sanity. As Ella’s mind starts to fracture, the characters in her animated film take on a terrifying life of their own, and the unleashed power of her imagination threatens to destroy her. Starring Aisling Franciosi, Tom York and Jaz Hutchins.