New On Shudder In August 2021: Jakob's Wife, Slasher Season 4, Pumpkinhead, Dolls

There's plenty of new and classic horror movies arriving on Shudder in August.


August is almost here, and that means the final month of Shudder's "Summer of Chills." AMC's horror streaming service is releasing 12 new movies this summer, and four more hit next month, alongside the return of the anthology show Slasher and some classic movies.

August's line-up of new horror kicks off on August 8 with Teddy, a werewolf movie in which a young man is scratched by a mysterious beast and starts to undergo terrifying changes. That's followed on August 10 by the psychological horror Bleed With Me, about a lonely outsider who is invited on a holiday but starts to experience strange visions.

August 19 sees the release of the highly acclaimed Jakob's Wife, which stars horror icon Barbara Crampton as a frustrated housewife who hides a dark secret from her religious husband, played by genre favorite Larry Fessenden. Former WWE superstar CM Punk also appears in the film. Finally, Mosquito State arrives on August 26, and focuses on a man who suffers a psychological breakdown while being slowly attacked by mosquitoes in his New York apartment.

August also sees the premiere of Slasher: Flesh & Blood, the fourth season of Shudder's popular anthology series. This season stars legendary director David Cronenberg as the fearsome patriarch of a wealthy family, who gathers his dysfunctional relatives together on a secluded island. Inevitably, this is not a happy reunion, and quickly descends into murder and mayhem. Episode 1 will be released on August 12, with new episodes following every Thursday.

There's also a variety of must-watch catalog horror hitting Shudder in August. These include '80s classics Dolls and Pumpkinhead, the thriller Dead Calm, starring Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill, '90s zombie fave The Dead Pit, and two English Civil War chillers--the classic Witchfinder General and Ben Wheatley's trippy A Field in England. You can take a look at everything coming to Shudder in August below.

New to Shudder in August 2021

August 1

  • Dolls
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Witchfinder General (aka The Conqueror Worm)
  • Dead Calm

August 3

  • Good Manners

August 8

  • Teddy

August 9

  • The Dead Pit
  • Bloodthirsty

August 10

  • Bleed With Me

August 16

  • A Field in England
  • Borgman

August 17

  • Dave Made A Maze
  • Anguish

August 19

  • Jakob's Wife

August 23

  • Cheap Thrills
  • Nothing Bad Can Happen

August 26

  • Mosquito State

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