As horror fans, it can get a bit draining scouring the depths of the available streaming services for decent genre movies, so we’re very, very excited that Shudder UK is finally here!
Backed by AMC, Shudder is curated by Colin Geddes, who programmes Toronto Film Festival’s legendary Midnight Madness section, and Sam Zimmerman, the former editor of Fangoria. So the people putting this together know their onions. There are more than 200 horror movies on the streaming service right now, with more to come, and it’s helpfully divided into sub-genres so there really is something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of body horror, slashers, giallo flicks, wilderness nightmares,or you want to watch a black and white classic, there is an awesome selection here, and apparently 80% of their library is not currently available on the other major streaming services here in the UK, which is obviously a bonus.
And there’s going to be more. Shudder will be premiering some exclusive titles, like French TV series Beyond The Walls (which got a great reaction at this year’s FrightFest) and Dearest Sister, which just played at London Film Festival. You can also expect to see Rob Zombie’s killer clowns-meets-The Running Man horror 31, monster mash Sadako Vs Kayako, twisted little Spanish chiller Shrew’s Nest and more appearing very soon.
And if you’re browsing through it right now and asking “Where the hell is my Hellraiser 2? And where the hell is my Nekromatik?”, well, cool your jets, because they’re coming soon too, along with Donald Cammell’s awesome and underrated White Of Eye, and plenty of Hammer Horrors.
We were given access to the Beta version so we’ve been having a good nosey around over the last few days, and there is definitely a great mix of classics and indie movies that we think you should all watch (Watch Jug Face right now), and the giallo section is particularly strong. And Society is on there! Give it a browse.
Shudder costs £4.99 a month or £49.99 for the year. You can find out more on the website here.