Shudder is a horror-themed streaming video service from AMC.
Their latest acquisition for the summer are the Show Pieces films by Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins, all 134 minutes of them.
Edited together as one film, it will launch on the service from June 29th.
Set in the town of Northampton, Show Pieces is the first work by Alan Moore written specifically for – and made it to – the screen and the first work to explore the bizarre world and characters that frequent an otherworldly gentlemen’s club. The five chapters of Show Pieces create a tapestry of madness, malevolence and murderous misdeeds, intersecting to form an original, occult noir thriller with Alan Moore himself appearing in character on screen.
In Chapter One: Act Of Faith, Faith Harrington, a young newspaper reporter with an exotic private life, prepares for a stimulating evening at home that doesn’t go according to plan.
In Chapter Two: Jimmy’s End, louche and hard-drinking womaniser James Mitchum finds himself wandering into one strange bar too many.
In Chapter Three: Upon Reflection, Faith’s first bewildered arrival at the club is captured in a fixed security mirror above the club’s oddly anachronistic lounge bar.
In Chapter Four: A Professional Relationship, the unusual relationship between the club’s two managers is explored.
In Chapter Five: His Heavy Heart, a dreadful realisation hits James Mitchum as he is shepherded into his unenviable afterlife.
The soundtrack to Show Pieces features original lyrics by Alan Moore set to music by Adam Drucker and Andrew Broder working as Crook & Flail with help from a cast of vocalists including Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), Alan Sparhawk (Low) and Nona Invie (Dark Dark Dark).
Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving fans of thrillers, suspense, and horror. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder has a growing and dynamic selection of thrilling premieres, originals, and exclusives, which complement its impressive library of international and independent films, gripping TV series, and Hollywood blockbuster favorites. Shudder streams ad-free in the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland on the web, iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, and Roku with a 7 day trial at www.shudder.com.
Though if you want to wait until the end of June to activate it,that would be fine…