The Dead Lands, Shudder

With the Christmas season way behind us, Shudder brings in the new year with more incredible horror for fans during January 2020. AMC Network’s premium streaming video service is adding a new round of movies and exclusive streaming premieres. 

After being murdered, Māori warrior, Waka Nuku Rau (Te Kohe Tuhaka), is sent back to the world of the living to redeem his sins. But the world Waka returns to is ravaged by a breach between Life and the Afterlife as the spirits of the newly dead now stalk the land and hunt the living. Waka encounters a determined young woman, Mehe (Darneen Christian), who becomes both his protégé and moral compass. Together, they navigate tribal politics, the unsettled ghosts of Ancestors and other forces both natural and supernatural, on a quest to discover who “broke the world” and how to repair it—if it’s not too late for The Dead Lands

Here are 5 reasons why we excited for Shudder in January:

5) The Dead Lands!

Velis Luz, Luz

As we previously mentioned, The Dead Lands will hold its two-episode series premiere on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020. Expect a supernatural adventure that’s part Ash vs Evil Dead and part Xena: Warrior Princess! The Dead Lands will premiere Thursdays through March 5. 

4) Exclusive Movies! 

The Marshes (premieres Thursday, 1/9)

Starring Dafna Kronental, Sam Delich and Mathew Cooper, directed by Roger Scott.

Bliss (premieres Thursday, 1/30)

Starring Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Jeremy Gardner and Rhys Wakefield, directed by Joe Begos. 

3) New Movies! 

January 1

The House of the Devil 

Director Ti West

Starring: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, AJ Bowen


Make sure to check out our review of Luz, starring: Luana Velis, Jan Bluthardt, Nadja Stübiger Johannes Benecke, Julia Riedler, Lilli Lorenz

January 6


Director: Marcin Wrona

Starring: Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska, Andrzej Grabowski


Director: Tyler McIntyre

Starring: Tory Stolper, Tracey Fairaway, Maria Blasucci

2) Streaming Premieres!

January 13

Tammy and the T-Rex, the uncut R-rated version

Director: Stewart Raffill

Starring: Denise Richards, Paul Walker, Terry Kiser and George “Buck” Flower

January 20

Four Hands

Director: Oliver Kienle

Starring: Frida-Lovisa Hamann, Friederike Becht, Christoph Letkowski 

1) My Pick!

January 1

The Monster Squad

Director: Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Duncan Regehr, Stephen Macht, Tom Noonan, Jack Gwyllim 

Readers can find out more on Shudder here:

By Jorge Solis