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Shudder’s May 2019 Releases Include Doomsday, V/H/S: Viral, Predestination, The Ranger

With the temperature rising outside, Shudder is still giving horror fans plenty of good reasons to stay inside with a good view of the screen this month thanks to the new additions to their streaming slate, including Neil Marshall's Doomsday, Jenn Wexler's The Ranger, the horror anthology V/H/S: Viral, the Spierig Brothers' Predestination, and more.

Below, check out the full list of titles coming to Shudder in the Us this month, and visit Shudder online to learn more about the streaming service.

"Yes, it’s getting warm outside. But let’s get real—wouldn’t you stay inside and chill with Shudder Originals The Ranger and The Night Shifter, new episodes of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, and Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast?

Programming also available on Shudder Canada where noted.

Shudder Original Movies

The Ranger (2018) — available Thursday, May 9

Director: Jenn Wexler,
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Georgia Engel appreciation: ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ actress dead at age 70

Georgia Engel appreciation: ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ actress dead at age 70
Back in the 1970s, it was perfectly Ok to stay at home on a Saturday night because we had our friends from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” to keep us company. They formed a bond with their audience to the extent that the characters seemed like real friends to audience members. So as the cast slowly slips away from us it, each loss feels personal. Actress Georgia Engel, who joined the cast later on as Georgette, the girlfriend and later wife of Ted Baxter (Ted Knight), is now dead at age 70. Our special appreciation article takes a look at her career.

SEECelebrity Deaths 2019: In Memoriam Gallery

In the famous “Chuckles Bites the Dust” episode of the show, the minister at the clown’s funeral quotes the poet John Donne, saying “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind” so ask not “for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.
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Lois Carl, Former On-Set Tutor to Haley Joel Osment And Other Child Stars, Dead At 82

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Lois Carl, Former On-Set Tutor to Haley Joel Osment And Other Child Stars, Dead At 82
Veteran studio teacher Lois Carl, a longtime tutor who worked side-by-side with young Hollywood stars such as Haley Joel Osment, David Arquette and Josh Hutchinson, has died from complications related to end-stage kidney disease. She was 82.

Carl died in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday at Anaheim Regional Hospital according to her son, Adam Carl, who followed his mother into the industry as an actor and producer.

As Osment’s longtime tutor and child welfare monitor, Carl accompanied the child actor as he became an in-demand presence on TV and in feature films.

Carl was a familiar presence on Steven Spielberg’s film sets, working with young talent from the ensembles of A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report, The Terminal, and Catch Me if You Can.
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Bad Santa

Seemingly concocted by director Terry Zwigoff as an antidote to the sugary Christmas movies that have clogged the arteries of moviegoers for so many years, this 2003 film about a disreputable Santa impersonator makes good on its promise of bad taste, bad manners and bad Santas. Produced by the Coen Brothers and starring a convincingly dissipated Billy Bob Thornton, the film co-stars Bernie Mac and the late John Ritter (this was his last film; he passed away in September of that same year.)

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17 Tragic Deaths of Parents and Parental Figures

Sometimes it seems we spend our lives searching for someone to see us and love us for all our faults foibles. Parents, be they birth parent or adoptive, will love us this way. They will see in us a beauty we will not understand until we ourselves are parents. And no matter what we do or what we are or are not, they will love us.

Until they are gone, and then we begin to question if anything will ever be right again. And if we are TV Fanatics, we turn to television and other forms of fiction for the answers.

Related: Get HBO via Prime Video Channels for Addictive Dramas, Hilarious Comedies & Hit Movies!

Losses are often necessary for the shows we watch, and by knowing that, we can maybe know that the losses we suffer have a purpose as well, even if we may never understand it. 

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A Not So Holly-Jolly Christmas: Why are the mean spirited festive films so enjoyable?

Tom Jolliffe looks at mean spirited Christmas films, and why we enjoy them so much…

We all love a bit of Christmas cheer. Okay, some of us do. There are plenty of warm hearted Crimbo films to enjoy. Injected with pure unadulterated saccharine. Any mean spirited film of course, will inevitably turn back into festive cheer by the end, but even though I’m not anti-Christmas by any stretch, the most enjoyable Christmas films for me, tend to be the first three quarters of those mean spirited films. Or to put it another way, every riff on A Christmas Carol that’s ever been made.

Even the warmest, gooiest Xmas films have their darker moments. It’s A Wonderful Life is pretty grim for a large portion, dealing with constant setbacks before Jimmy Stewart gets close to suicide. People think back to the end, a warm, hopeful, optimistic ending, but prior to that,
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‘The Good Doctor’ Found Compassion for ‘Virtuous Pedophiles.’ Discuss.

‘The Good Doctor’ Found Compassion for ‘Virtuous Pedophiles.’ Discuss.
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “The Good Doctor” Season 2, Episode 9, “Empathy.”]

The Good Doctor” tackled its thorniest storytelling challenge yet with an episode that asks its characters — and viewers — to sympathize with a pedophile. However, “Empathy” sought to make a strong distinction between a person who is suffering from the psychiatric disorder of pedophilia and those who actually molest children.

Distressed patient George Reynolds (Tyler Ritter) is reluctantly attracted to children, but he never acts on those urges and is doing everything possible to eliminate those feelings and behaviors that could endanger kids. Initially, Dr. Morgan Reznik (Fiona Gubelman) treats him as if he were a criminal, whereas Dr. Claire Browne (Antonia Thomas) sees George as having monstrous desires, but he himself is not a monster. However, he is worried the desires will someday make him become one.

Even for “The Good Doctor,” this is a bold storyline. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
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From ‘The Walking Dead’ to ‘House of Cards': 8 TV Shows That Went on After Star Exit

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Picture going through your Netflix and finding out “Seinfeld” went on without Jerry, “Cheers” without Sam Malone or even that the ongoing “Riverdale” marched on without Archie Andrews. Could you believe it? Would you still watch?

So far in 2018, three award-winning TV shows have continued on without a main character. One was planned (Andrew Lincoln on “The Walking Dead”). The other two, not so much The trend continues in 2019. “Transparent” Season 5 will be sans Jeffrey Tambor, who exited after he was accused of sexual harassment (Tambor has denied the accusations).

A show’s lifeline after a major character exits is never certain. But by looking at how that quandary has been met by shows in the past, maybe a little insight can be gained about how it can be handled in the future.

Also Read: Let's Discuss 'The Conners' and the Roseanne Universe Sans Roseanne (Podcast)

Recently with “The Walking Dead,
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Suzanne Somers Says ABC ‘Lost Big’ When It Fired Roseanne Barr

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Suzanne Somers Says ABC ‘Lost Big’ When It Fired Roseanne Barr
Former “Three’s Company” star Suzanne Somers said in a new interview that her former network ABC “lost big” by firing Roseanne Barr from its hit sitcom revival.

“The anti-Trumps won in this case, but really I think the network lost big,” Somers told Yahoo, pointing to the steep ratings decline for the Barr-less spinoff “The Conners” this fall.

“[ABC] won’t be able to sit with that for very long, unless some miracle happens,” she said.

Also Read: 'A Million Little Things' Gets Full Season Order From ABC, 'The Conners' Adds an Episode

Barr was ousted in May after posting a racist tweet about former Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett. The network swiftly cut ties with the actress and comedian, dropping her from its hit “Roseanne” revival despite the show’s massive success.

“Roseanne is extremely unique, and she’s fearless,” said Somers. “[She] took a point
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Jason Ritter's House Hit by Burglar While Fiancee was Home Alone

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Jason Ritter's House Hit by Burglar While Fiancee was Home Alone
Jason Ritter's the latest celeb to get hit by a burglar, and this one was especially horrifying ... for his fiancee. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Jason's fiancee, Melanie Lynskey, was home alone last weekend in their Hollywood Hills crib when she heard some noise in the back of the house. We're told she thought it was Jason coming home, but then realized the back door window had been broken ... and it became very clear
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A 'Big Bang Theory' Spin-Off Series — Exploring The Possibilities

As much as fans were shocked by the recent news that the current 12th season of CBS' The Big Bang Theory will be the show's last, the cast, it has been revealed, was equally caught off-guard. As per the normal routine, they were expecting negotiations for a 13th and possibly 14th season between the network and the studio to begin. But then Jim Parsons let it be known that he was ready to move on, and all discussions came to a close. Almost immediately this has been heralded as the show's final year. But is it? Or does the possibility for a spin-off actually exist? Actress Kaley Cuoco, for one, certainly seems open to the idea. As reported by Good Housekeeping, she recently commented, "I am so sad that it’s ending. For the record, I would have done 20 more years. I think we were all hoping for a giant 'bazinga!
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Vincent D'Onofrio Goes From Hitman To Crime Boss In New TV Series 'Godfather Of Harlem'

Playing men of power is nothing new for Vincent D'Onofrio, who continues to portray Wilson Fisk (aka the Kingpin) on the Marvel Netflix superhero series Daredevil, and the Wizard of Oz himself in the short-lived, dramatic NBC fantasy show Emerald City. Well, the actor is ready to take on another such role — though grounded considerably more than the others in reality — this time starring opposite Forest Whitaker on the Epix television true crime series Godfather of Harlem. Given a straight to series order by the network, the show sees Vincent as Vincent "Chin" Gigante, a former boxer who few take seriously... but should. He appears dimwitted, but his mind is always working — to the point where he feigns insanity to avoid prosecution, and the series will chart his rise in the Genovese crime family as a hitman to, ultimately, boss of the family. (The real Vincent Gigante; Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Performer of the Week: Lela Loren

Performer of the Week: Lela Loren
The Performer | Lela Loren

The Show | Power

The Episode | “When This Is Over” (Sept. 9, 2018)

The Performance | Power is Ghost’s story, but Sunday’s Season 5 finale was Angela’s hour — and Loren was on fire throughout it.

Loren’s Angela nearly always maintains a cool façade, no matter how many federal laws she may be breaking at any given time. But the season ender allowed the actress more latitude as the Ausa fought to keep herself together (not to mention out of jail). Loren was all business as Angela gathered Tasha, Tommy and Ghost — her literal partners in crime — at
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Kaley Cuoco's Heartfelt Tribute to John Ritter Will Make You Teary Eyed: "Love You Forever"

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It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since the world said goodbye to John Ritter. On Tuesday, Kaley Cuoco paid tribute to the late comedian by posting a photo of her kissing his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "15 years . . . love you forever, John!" she wrote alongside the sweet snapshot. "#johnritter you still make me laugh every single day."

Before starring on The Big Bang Theory, Kaley played John's teenage daughter on ABC's 8 Simple Rules from 2002 to 2005. During the show's second season, John tragically passed away at age 54 from an aortic dissection, and the show eventually ended the following season. Though the Three's Company actor will forever be missed for his hilarious performances, his memory lives on through his work and his loving family.

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Kaley Cuoco Pays Sweet Tribute to John Ritter on 15th Anniversary of His Death (Photo)

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Kaley Cuoco Pays Sweet Tribute to John Ritter on 15th Anniversary of His Death (Photo)
Kaley Cuoco took time out to pay tribute to her former TV dad John Ritter on Tuesday, the 15th anniversary of the actor’s death.

In an Instagram post, “The Big Bang Theory” star Cuoco shared a picture of herself crouched in front of Ritter’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, her fingers pressed to her lips.

“15 years .. love you forever, John! #johnritter you still make me laugh every singe [sic] day,” Cuoco wrote in a caption accompanying the photo.

Also Read: Kaley Cuoco Reacts to 'Big Bang Theory' Ending: 'Drowning in Tears'

Cuoco starred as Bridget Hennessy, the eldest daughter of Ritter’s character Paul Hennessy, on the ABC sitcom “8 Simple Rules,” which also starred “Married With Children” alum Katey Sagal.

Ritter died unexpectedly in 2003 while the second season of the series was still filming, after complaining of discomfort during a rehearsal and being hospitalized.

After being
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John Ritter Remembered On The 15th Anniversary Of His Death With a Reelz TV Special (Exclusive)

On a national level, the pain that accompanies 9/11 can't be measured, but for a great many there was the added tragedy, two years later to the day, when actor John Ritter, while rehearsing a sequence for his series 8 Simples Rules (co-starring Kaley Cuoco), suddenly took ill. He was rushed to the hospital where he died, not from, as he was initially diagnosed, by cardiac arrest, but, rather, through an aortic dissection. His death was shocking to family, friends, and fans, but in its aftermath we still have our memory of him — and the laughs he gave us — which is all captured in the new documentary, John Ritter: Behind Closed Doors, which debuts tonight on the Reelz channel. One of the people who had gotten to know John fairly well is Chris Mann, author of the 1998 book Come and Knock On Our Door: A Hers and Hers and His Guide to Three's Company,
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Emmy Awards: 8 Burning Questions at the Finish Line

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Emmy Awards: 8 Burning Questions at the Finish Line
It’s become a popular refrain: “The Emmys are so boring.” That’s less a reflection of the three-hour telecast than the usual yawning predictability of the winners.

At first blush, this year does seem to have a whiff of inevitability, especially in the acting races where certain familiar faces are heavily favored to win.

But as voting nears the finish line, there are still more than a few burning questions that will only be answered when the envelopes are opened on Sept. 17.

What will win best drama?

For the past few years, it seemed like nothing could dethrone “Game of Thrones”: Though it took awhile for the show to finally break through with voters, once it did, it was hard for any of its competitors to outshine the HBO juggernaut in sheer scope and production. After all, how do you defeat a dragon? But then “Thrones” sat out the race last year,
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Emmys: Will Anthony Bourdain Win Posthumously?

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Emmys: Will Anthony Bourdain Win Posthumously?
This year, Emmy voters paid respects to Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide on June 8, with six nominations for his CNN series “Parts Unknown,” and another for its digital expansion. But whether these accolades end up in the win column as well remains to be seen. If history is any judge, the Academy delivers a mixed bag on posthumous trophies, with sentimentality playing an uneven role.

“The Emmys are quirky,” says awards consultant Jonathan Taylor of Robertson Taylor Partners. “With peak TV there [are] so many shows that anybody who says they know how voters are going to vote is lying.”

Ingrid Bergman won her Emmy for “A Woman Called Golda” in 1982, a month after she died of breast cancer. Audrey Hepburn earned hers in 1993, several months after her death, for “Gardens of the World.” Raul Julia died in 1994, but earned a trophy the next year for “The Burning Season.”

Diana Hyland,
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Yes, You Recognize That Sharp Objects Actor From Your Childhood

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Although it's dark and gruesome, it's hard to not become obsessed with HBO's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's mystery thriller Sharp Objects. It flaunts dreamy visual language, chilling nonlinear storytelling, and, of course, an incredibly talented cast. Besides the obvious headliners like Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, you'll even recognize the talented forces behind minor characters, like Adora's chatty friend Annie.

In the fourth episode of the HBO series, Camille meets up with her mother's friends, who engage in wine-fueled gossip about Wind Gap's recent deaths. In the circle of women, pearl-donning Annie is especially enthusiastic about making speculations, demanding that Camille spill tea about the case. In the conversation, we learn that her love for gossip is as strong as her razor-sharp zingers. There's a moment when Jackie accuses Bob Nash of the murder since she's caught him staring at her chest. Annie,
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Yes, You Recognize That Sharp Objects Actor From Your Childhood

Image Source: Getty / Michael Loccisano

Although it's dark and gruesome, it's hard to not become obsessed with HBO's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's mystery thriller Sharp Objects. It flaunts dreamy visual language, chilling nonlinear storytelling, and, of course, an incredibly talented cast. Besides the obvious headliners like Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, you'll even recognize the talented forces behind minor characters, like Adora's chatty friend Annie.

In the fourth episode of the HBO series, Camille meets up with her mother's friends, who engage in wine-fueled gossip about Wind Gap's recent deaths. In the circle of women, pearl-donning Annie is especially enthusiastic about making speculations, demanding that Camille spill tea about the case. In the conversation, we learn that her love for gossip is as strong as her razor-sharp zingers. There's a moment when Jackie accuses Bob Nash of the murder since she's caught him staring at her chest. Annie,
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