Shudder is the new kid on the block in terms of streaming services. Shudder has the largest collection of horror films on a streaming service, that will have you clutching your pillow…or rosary to find out what will happen next. Ranging from crime dramas, serial-killer documentaries to cult-classic horrors. At Shudder you will find it all, good and bad, old and new, bone-chilling and the complete disturbing. So whether you are in quarantine with housemates, family, or your significant other. Tune into Shudder’s free trial and catch a fright at shudder.com.
Here are my top five picks to get you started on Shudder.
Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, Horror Noire traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. Adapting Robin Means Coleman’s seminal book, HORROR NOIRE will present the living and the dead, using new and archival interviews from scholars and creators; the voices who survived the genre’s past trends, to those shaping its future. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. Directed by Xavier Burgun Cast: Jordan Peele, Tananarive Due, Tony Todd, Ken Foree.
Struggling through a creative rut, hard-partying artist Dezzy Donahue can’t stop the bad streak. In an effort to combat her tough luck, Dezzy throws caution to the wind, indulges in heavy drugs, and rages her nights away. Gradually, though, the party starts to end, and in its place, Dezzy finds herself thirsting for blood and suffering from terrifying visions. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. Cast: Dora Madison, Jeremy Gardner, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield, Graham Skipper, Jeremy Gardner, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakef & Graham Skipper.
After a failed suicide attempt, Michael believes that he’s awakened Hattie, a demon who – according to urban legend – haunts his hospital’s “quiet room”. Now, he must find a way to stop her before her rampage claims everyone Michael connects with a way to stop her before her rampage claims everyone Michael connects with. Directed by Sam Wineman. Cast: Jamal Douglas, Kit Williamson, Alaska Thunderfuck, Lisa Wilcox, Brian McCook.
CURSED FILMS is a five-part documentary series, which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions. From plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen, to the rumoured use of human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary amongst film fans and filmmakers alike. But where does the truth lie? A SHUDDER ORIGINAL SERIES, New Episodes Weekly.
Derek Cho (Steven Yeun, “The Walking Dead”) is having a really bad day. After being unjustly fired from his job, he discovers that the law firm’s building is under quarantine for a mysterious and dangerous virus. Chaos erupts throughout the office as the victims of the disease begin acting out their wildest impulses. Joining forces with a former client (Samara Weaving, “Ash vs Evil Dead”) who has a grudge of her own, Derek savagely fights tooth and nail to get to the executives on the top floor and settle the score once and for all. Directed by Joe Lynch. Cast: Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Steven Brand
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