If you getting tired of the updates from Netflix on horror films lately and have had enough with the lame selections of AMC’s annual FearFest, we recommend you try out the horror movie only streaming service Shudder!
As Halloween approaches, Shudder is expanding its database with a variety of new titles including cult favorites, blockbuster hits, and classic thrillers. Additionally, for the first time ever, Shudder will be offering horror TV series to complement its expansive film library.
Premiering October 20th is supernatural thriller Beyond the Walls. Shudder’s first exclusive acquisition is a three-part French miniseries that follows a woman who discovers a parallel world behind the wall of her recently inherited home. The series takes viewers on a frightening and mysterious adventure, into a world where old wounds never heal.
Additionally, all 83 episodes of the classic George Romero-produced series Tales from the Darkside will keep you up at night with an anthology of chilling ghost stories, spooky science fiction adventures, and other creepy features.
For those new to the service or those looking to celebrate the season, the Horror Essentials collection includes the must-see titles on Shudder, perfect for the growing horror fan, or for your all-night Halloween marathon.
Choose from Shudder’s lineup of upcoming October titles… if you dare:
October 1, 2016
Tales from the Darkside – The Complete Series (1983-1988) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
October 3, 2016
Dungeon of Harrow (1962)
Synopsis: An evil, sadistic count lives in a waterfront castle with his insane family members. One day the survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore near the castle and finds himself a captive there.
Synopsis: They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Former paparazzi Thomas Grady’s most recent photo, a scandalous shot of the First Lady, is certainly worth more, a lot more.
Synopsis: Widowed Audrey retreats to an isolated Welsh cabin after a failed suicide attempt, to recuperate. Still haunted by the tragic death of her husband and struggling with her psychosis, she begins to hear strange noises.
Tony: London Serial Killer (2009)
Synopsis: A thriller centered on a serial killer in a rundown London suburb.
October 5, 2016
Cherry Tree (2015)
Synopsis: Faith’s world is turned upside down after she finds out that her beloved father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, Faith finds a compassionate spirit and much-needed mother figure. Little does she know that Sissy is the head of a centuries-old witches’ coven that uses the fruit of an ancient cherry tree in a secret ritual that restores life to the dead and dying. Offering to cure her father in exchange for a child, Sissy strikes a bargain with Faith, who suddenly finds herself pregnant with a baby that’s growing at an alarming rate. But with the clock to the child’s birth ticking down and the true intention of Sissy’s plans for humanity becoming more apparent, Faith and her father must stand together in order to save both their lives.
October 6, 2016
Demons of Ludlow (1983) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
Synopsis: A murderous demon lurks inside an antique piano in a picturesque coastal town.
Harlequin (1980) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
Synopsis: A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the enigmatic stranger who mysteriously comes to “visit” him. Possessing uncanny magical prowess and miraculous psychic abilities, the peculiar, but seemingly benevolent, visitor quickly gains a spell-binding hold over the senator and his family. But a power-lusting political backer is also vying for control over the up-and-coming senator. And he would kill the influential stranger, without question, for that power. But he and the senator are about to be enlightened.
House of the Living Dead (1974) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
Synopsis: On a South African plantation, a maniac is on the loose, first killing the estate’s animals, then starting on the human members.
Mirror/Mirror (1990) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
Synopsis: A teenage girl begins receiving black magic power through an antique mirror, not realizing the mirror is controlled by demonic forces.
October 11, 2016
Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)
Synopsis: The promotion announced that this film was released in “Hypnovision” which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotizes his assistant to make him commit the required crimes.
Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
Synopsis: Somewhere in upstate New York, a young woman is terrorized by a group of rural farmers primarily interested in a harvest of blood.
La Grande Bouffe (1973) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
Synopsis: A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
Synopsis: A documentary-style drama about the “Fouke Monster”, a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s.
October 13, 2016
Blood Rage (1987)
Synopsis: As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes, and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.
Darklands (1996) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
Synopsis: A newspaper reporter is lured into a mire of pagan rituals and human sacrifice.
Funeral Home (1980)
Synopsis: A young woman arrives at her grandmother’s house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead.
The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
Synopsis: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man’s obsession.
October 17, 2016
Synopsis: A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)
Synopsis: Oliviero is a burned-out writer, living at his estate near Venice, his dead mother dominating his imagination. He is also a degenerate: sleeps with his maid and his ex-student, hosts Bacchanalia for local hippies, and humiliates his wife Irina in front of strangers. She lives in terror. When a young woman is murdered, police suspect Oliviero. Things get complicated when his young, beautiful, and self-confident niece, Floriana, pays an unexpected visit. A silver-haired stranger observes. More women die, and thoughts of harming Irina give Oliviero new inspiration. What’s Floriana’s game and who’s the observant stranger? Watching all is a black cat named Satan.
October 20, 2016
Beyond the Walls (2016) – ONLY ON SHUDDER