New On Shudder In May 2021: Exclusive Horror Movies, Psycho Goreman, The Wicker man

Psycho Goreman, Neil Marshall's The Reckoning, and the retro slasher Skull: The Mask are among May's new Shudder movies.


In May, the horror streaming service Shudder is offering up new reasons to stay at home with fresh content arriving throughout the month. This includes brand new movies, recent On Demand hits, and classic catalog titles.

Having already released some of the year's best new scary movies in the first four months of the year, Shudder has even more lined up in May. The wild sci-fi horror Fried Barry hits the service on May 6--this South African movie focuses on a man who is possessed by aliens and sets out on a wild night of sex, drugs, and violence. That's followed a week later by The Reckoning, a period tale of witchcraft and possession from Descent and Hellboy director Neil Marshall.

On May 20, Psycho Goreman finally hits Shudder, following an On Demand release earlier in the year. It's the latest movie from The Void director Steven Kostanski and is a hilarious tribute to '80s horror and Japanese superhero movies, about a pair of suburban kids who gain control over a bloodthirsty alien warrior. The month wraps up on May 27 with Skull: The Mask, a supernatural slasher in which a museum assistant and a policewoman team up to stop a series of killings connected to a haunted mask.

In terms of classic horror, the original Wicker Man arrives on May 1--this is one of the greatest British horror movies of all time and a must-watch for fans of scary movies about cults. There's also a pair of movies from legendary producer William Castle--House on Haunted Hill and 13 Ghosts--plus Jacques Tourneur's still terrifying classic Curse of the Demon (aka Night of the Demon). And finally, fans of New York-set '80s horror comedies can double-bill Frank Henenlotter's outrageous Frankenhooker and the cult vampire movie Def By Temptation.

New to Shudder in May 2021

May 1

  • The Wicker Man
  • House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • House on Haunted Hill (1999)
  • 13 Ghosts
  • Curse of the Demon

May 4

  • Frankenhooker

May 7

  • Fried Barry

May 10

  • Sator
  • Climate of the Hunter
  • The Funeral Home

May 13

  • The Reckoning
  • Trickster

May 17

  • American Mary
  • Time Lapse
  • Found

May 18

  • Def by Temptation
  • Black Roses

May 20

  • Psycho Goreman

May 24

  • Werewolf
  • The Machine
  • The Windmill

May 27

  • Skull: The Mask

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