Not had enough Horror and thrillers for your spooky season? Want to keep it going all year round? Shudder is a streaming video service catering to fans of horror, thriller, and supernatural movies and TV shows. With hundreds of films, including both popular classics and international titles, as well as TV series and documentaries, there is enough high-quality and kitsch Horror to keep you watching year-round.
What is Shudder
Shudder is a monthly subscription service featuring TV Shows and Movies from horror, thriller, and supernatural fiction genres. The paid service has a nearly infinite supply of films for the horror connoisseur and casual viewer alike. It claims to have the “largest and fastest-growing selection of exclusive new releases and genre-defining classics.” They’re not wrong in the scope of their collection. Backed by AMC, Shudder has access to an extensive film library, exclusive releases, and has started creating original content as well, including movies, series, and podcasts.
You can watch shudder through various devices, including:
- Apple TV
- Android (mobile)
- Fire TV
- Shudder Website via home computer or laptop
How Much is Shudder
Shudder provides endless hours of classic scares and thrills for just $5.99 per month. You can save a little money by signing up for a yearly membership for $56.99 (only $4.75 a month). You can try a 7-day free- trial to Shudder to see if you like it before subscribing. If you cancel before the trial ends, you will not be charged. If you sign up for AMC+, Shudder is bundled into the service.
What’s on Shudder
Through AMC, the service includes hit series from the extended network of studios, including Sundance’s A Discovery of Witches, AMC’s NOS4A2 and Eli Roth’s History of Horror, and an exclusive uncut version of the series as well. There are also numerous original series on the service now, such as the reality drag competition show, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula.
There are hundreds of movies to choose from, and the library includes some big name classics such as Carrie (1979), Children of the Corn, Blacula, the Phantasm saga, and several of the original Halloween films.
Shudder has some cool features, including comment and review sections below every film’s info page, allowing for fellow viewers’ feedback. Shudder gives the subscriber the feeling of being among like-minded fans. Not only will you find typical horror genres like monsters, psychological, killers, and aliens, but there are collections cultivated for specific sub-genres. Choice collections include:
- Cult Classics
- Queer Horror
- Shudder Essentials
- Horror Noire
- Vengeance is Hers
- Horror 101 – Foundations
Each group of categories has multiple collections within them, so you can genuinely find your specific niche of Horror and thrillers. Perhaps one of the true highlights of the collection is the wide range of international horror films, from a good selection of Japanese and Korean Horror to many of the last few years’ excellent thrillers.
Another nice feature on the website version of the service is Shudder TV. This streaming channel shows curated picks from the site’s collection back to back all day in several “stations,” including Slashics, Night of the Ghoul Log, and It Came From Shudder. Shudder TV can be now be streamed through device apps, although it is primarily the It Came From Shudder station.
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