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Shudder – Don’t Leave Home without checking what’s new in January 2019

New Year, new you? Nah, we don’t want any of that old nonsense. So, how about new year, new horrors and thrillers streaming on Shudder, one of our favourite services?

This January is definitely a good time to be a subscriber too. With a mix of bonafide classics, soon to be cult classics and even an exclusive grab from the genre aficionados, it’s a great time to be a horror lover. Take a look at our top 100 films on Shudder list to see the selection on offer.

Without further ado, here’s what to look out for this month on Shudder UK.

2 January

The Changeling (1980)

Devastated by the loss of his family, composer John Russell (George C. Scott) rents an old Victorian mansion form the local Historic society. 

Set on secluding himself from the world, John finds himself not as alone as he would like to be when eerie things begin to manifest themselves in the house. 

An absolute classic that’ll have you scared of your own house.

7 January

The Transfiguration (2016)

A quiet, reserved horror drama about Milo, a young boy living with his veteran brother who sinks so deeply into his love of vampire lore that he live his life as an undead bloodsucker. 

Things begin to change when the equally troubled Sophie comes into his life and the pair begin to bond. An instant cult hit that plays with similar beats to Let The Right One In is highly recommended.

What We Become (2015)

Quarantined in their apartment with no idea what’s going on outside, a family of four find themselves in the midst of what they are told is a flu outbreak. The military wouldn’t lie. Would they?

It turns out they would. And the family are actually going to have to fight to survive a zombie pandemic.

10 January

Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics (2017)

The entire six episode first season of AMC’s documentary series. The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman interviews comic book creators, actors and directors and discusses the history of the comic book; from the humble beginnings of Marvel and DC, to the breakaway group that formed Image Comics.

A must for comic book fans.

14 January

Livid (2011)

More haunted house shenanigans in this terrifying horror from French new wave directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury; the pair behind 2007’s nasty home invasion flick Inside.

Just as scary and almost as disturbing as their directorial debut, Livid is a nail-biting and claustrophobic little number that’ll test those nerves for you.

21 January

Images (1972)

The epitome of Stephen King storytelling before King wrote his first “struggling author is haunted” story. Robert Altman’s Images continues the haunted house theme of January somewhat with the tale of a children’s author who is haunted by unexplained visions. 

It’s not long before things get murderous, bloody and very twisted in this (frankly quite average) psychological thriller.

31 January

Don’t Leave Home (2018)

A Shudder Exclusive from director Michael Tully to teach you that maybe you should believe those urban legends you keep hearing.

Summoned by a priest with a bit of a sinister back story, sculptor Melanie Thomas heads to the countryside for a mysterious commission. While investigating legends and stories of a young girl’s disappearance and the painting that may have caused it, the artist uncovers more than she bargained for in this eerie mystery thriller.

There you have it. Plenty to keep you quaking in your boots this January. See you back here in a few weeks to see what Valentine’s month has in store for UK horror fans.

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