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February on Shudder and Acorn TV

Shudder highlights for the month of February include Skinamarink, Attachment and The Witch Part 2: The Other One.

Acorn TV highlights for the month of February include The Madame Blanc Mysteries and Candice Renoir.



Premieres Thursday 2 February

In Skinamarink, two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished. To cope with the strange situation, the two bring pillows and blankets to the living room and settle into a quiet slumber party situation. They play well worn videotapes of cartoons to fill the silence of the house and distract from the frightening and inexplicable situation. All the while in the hopes that eventually some grown-ups will come to rescue them. However, after a while it becomes clear that something is watching over them. The film stars Lucas Paul, Dali Rose Tetreault, Ross Paul and Jaime Hill and is executive produced by Edmon Rotea, Ava Karvonen, Bonnie Lewis, Alan Lewis, Josh Doke and Jonathan Barkan. Written, directed and produced by Kyle Edward Ball, in his directorial debut.


Premieres Thursday 9 February

Maja is a has-been actress in Denmark who falls in love with Leah, a young, Jewish academic visiting from the UK. When Leah suffers a mysterious seizure, Maja fears their whirlwind romance might be cut short and decides to follow Leah back to her home in London. There, she meets her new downstairs neighbour: Leah’s mother, Chana. An overbearing, seemingly religious and highly secretive woman, Chana is resistant to all of Maja’s attempts to win her over but with increasingly strange occurrences in the building, she begins to suspect that Chana’s secrets could be much darker than she first anticipated. Co-written and directed by Gabriel Bier Gislason and starring Sofie Gråbøl and Josephine Park.

The Witch Part 2: The Other One

Premieres Thursday 16 February

After a girl emerges as the sole survivor of a bloody raid on the research facility behind the top-secret Witch Program, she is rescued by a pair of civilians who soon realise that more danger lies ahead. Directed by Park Hoon-jung and starring Kim Da-mi, Park Eunbin and Lee Jong Suk.


The Madame Blanc Mysteries – Series 2

Acorn TV Original

Episodes 2 and 3 premiere Monday 20 February

Episodes 4 and 5 premiere Monday 27 February

Sally Lindsay is clearly having lots of fun. There’s an inventive playfulness that can’t be faked.” – The Daily Mail

Antiques dealer Jean White (Sally Lindsay, Mount Pleasant) faced bankruptcy after her husband’s sudden death, so she headed to their one last asset: a cottage in antiques hub of Sainte Victoire, Southern France. There, she began investigating his death, aided by sympathetic taxi driver Dom (Steve Edge), but soon found that the colourful locals had a treasure trove of other mysteries for her to explore.

Following the seasonal first episode of the new series, in episode 2, Jean must identify a mystery woman who turns up dead on the deck of a boat, and in episode 3, past and present collide when Jean takes centre-stage to uncover a theatrical family drama that has played out over decades. Jean and Dom help the local police solve the murder of a man found shot in a remote country mansion, clasping a unique key, in episode 4 and in the fifth episode, visiting friends from the UK appear to have a man with ill-intent pursuing them. Could the secret to his identity and intentions lie in an old pack of Tarot cards?

Candice Renoir – Series 5

Acorn TV Exclusive

Premieres Monday 27 February

Crime drama with a difference… Candice Renoir stands out from the crowd’Drama Quarterly

The award-winning French detective, Candice Renoir (Cécile Bois, Gloria, Germinal), returns for a fifth gripping series. After the devastating tragedy in the previous series, Candice is still in denial and tumbles straight into an accident. Did she return to work too soon or is she deliberately putting herself in harm’s way? Does she still have the uncanny ability to pick out the tiny details at a crime scene that point to the culprit… don’t worry… discriminatory companies, dangerous fundamentalists and thoughtless teenagers still have much to fear from our uncompromising detective.

Series 5 also finds Candice in introspective mode as she seeks the advice of the police department’s resident psychologist, who will have his hands full with such an accomplished liar. In her search for connection, Candice has an array of brief encounters, but does she still believe in love? Will commander Renoir and Captain Dumas be able to resist their undeniable mutual attraction for much longer? Especially now that Antoine Dumas is going to



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