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Hello, August! It's a new month and you know what that means: a new batch of excellent horror films is coming to you hot and fresh courtesy of our friends over at Shudder. This month, Nina Forever, The Devil's Rejects, Ju-On: The Curse 1 and 2 (never before officially released in the US), American Psycho, and Manhunter are just a few of the films to join the ranks of Shudder's horror programming.

Press Release: On August 10th, Shudder welcomes one of the most striking horror debuts in recent memory. From directors Ben Blaine and Chris Blaine is the grotesque, wickedly funny, affecting horror romance, NINA FOREVER.

After the love of his life, Nina, tragically dies in a car accident, Rob unsuccessfully attempts to take his own life. As he learns to come to terms with his grief, he ends up falling in love with a coworker, Holly. Their relationship gets complicated when Nina, unable to find rest in the afterlife, comes back to torment them whenever they have sex.

With NINA FOREVER, the directing duo craft something special. As sensual and darkly humorous as it is chilling and visceral (Fiona O’Shaughnessy’s Nina is a powerful, frightening, seductive presence), NINA FOREVER is a very bloody valentine – a film for horror fans who want something new, as well as those who reckon with grief and what part the past plays in your present.

Look for NINA FOREVER, as well as the following favorites this month on Shudder.

COMING TO SHUDDER IN AUGUST

AMERICAN PSYCHO

Patrick Bateman, a young, well-to-do man working on Wall Street at his father's company kills for no reason at all. As his life progresses his hatred for the world becomes more and more intense. Based on the book by Bret Easton Ellis.

THE DEVIL’S REJECTS

In this follow-up to Rob Zombie’s directorial debut HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES, the homicidal Firefly family goes on the run. But the clan’s rampage is cut short when a sheriff follows hot on their trail, leading to an unforgettable, bloody showdown. 

JU-ON: THE GRUDGE 

An eerie tale of a family who is brutally killed in their own home, leaving behind an evil spirit lurking in the shadows. When an unknowing homecare worker enters, the spirit is awakened and a terrifying chain of events begins.

MANHUNTER 

Using his uncanny ability to get inside psychopaths' minds, former FBI agent, Will Graham, returns to action to hunt down a serial killer. 

STILL MORE SCARES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH

AMERICAN PSYCHO 2 (Dir. Morgan J. Freeman)

BODY (Dir. Dan Berk and Robert Olsen)

THE GATE (Dir. Tibor Takacs) - ONLY ON SHUDDER

HOSTEL (Dir. Eli Roth) - ONLY ON SHUDDER

JU-ON: THE GRUDGE 2 (Dir. Takashi Shimizu)

JU-ON: THE CURSE (Dir. Takashi Shimizu) - NEVER BEFORE RELEASED IN THE U.S.

JU-ON: THE CURSE 2 (Dir. Takashi Shimizu) - NEVER BEFORE RELEASED IN THE U.S.

THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM (Dir. Ken Russell) - ONLY ON SHUDDER

MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (Dir. Stephen King)

PARENTS (Dir. Bob Balaban)

SHIVERS (Dir. David Cronenberg)

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (Dir. Lynne Ramsay)."

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).