The indisputable home and champion of the horror genre, Shudder has been the most reliable and impressive streaming service for all things scary. It only keeps getting bigger and better every year, with 2021 boasting instant acclaimed and cult favorites like Lucky, Psycho Goreman, V/H/S/94 and The Boy Behind the Door.
Shudder’s popular “Halfway to Halloween Hotline” of personalized horror movie recommendations returns this April as part of the streamer’s annual “Halfway to Halloween” celebration, which also features a killer lineup of new original series and films and genre-defining additions to Shudder’s unbeatable movie library of timeless horror classics. The premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural will debut new seasons of original series Cursed Films and The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, original films Night’s End (on March 31), The Cellar, starring Elisha Cuthbert, and Gustavo Hernández's Virus 32, and exclusive film See for Me, along with library titles The Boulet Brothers' Dragula, 1992’s Candyman and The Devils, among others.
Said Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager: “We’re curating a slate of the best in horror all year round, but April and October give us a unique opportunity to connect with and hear from our members directly about the movies they’re craving and what they love most about the genre. And we’re pairing that with an impressive lineup of new, fan-favorite titles, as we continue to go deep on the genre like only Shudder can.”
“HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN HOTLINE”
Every Friday in April from 3pm – 4pm ET,members are invited to call Samuel Zimmerman, Shudder’s VP of programming, to for customized horror viewing recommendations from Shudder’s expansive film collection – from his favorite genre films of all time to highly anticipated releases this year. A new hotline phone number will be announced each Friday on Shudder’s social media platforms.
NEW SHUDDER ORIGINALS & EXCLUSIVES
Night’s End – Premieres March 3
In Night’s End, an anxious shut-in unwittingly moves into a haunted apartment and hires a mysterious stranger to perform an exorcism which takes a horrific turn. Starring Geno Walker, Felonious Munk, Kate Arrington, and Michael Shannon. Written by Brett Neveu and directed by Jennifer Reeder (Knives and Skin, V/H/S/94).
Cursed Films II – Premieres Thursday, April 7, New Episodes Every Thursday (Shudder Original Series)
Shudder’s acclaimed documentary series is back to explore the facts and myths surrounding a new batch of famous films some consider cursed. The new season will feature The Wizard of Oz, Rosemary’s Baby, Stalker, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and Cannibal Holocaust. Featuring new interviews with FX expert and former Mythbusters host Adam Savage, Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins, actor Bill Pullman, and director Ruggero Deodato, among many others.
See For Me - Premieres Thursday, April 7 (Shudder Exclusive Film)
A blind young woman caught in the crossfire of a home invasion scheme must rely on an Army veteran via an app to survive in this shocking cat-and-mouse thriller. Starring Skyler Davenport, Laura Vandervoort, Kim Coates, and Jessica Parker Kennedy.
The Cellar - Premieres, Friday, April 15 (Shudder Original Film)
Filmed on location in Roscommon, Ireland, The Cellar tells the story of Keira Woods (Elisha Cuthbert), whose daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house in the country. Keira soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever. Official Selection, SXSW 2022. Also, out in theaters on April 15 from RLJ Films.
Virus 32 - Premieres, Thursday, April 21 (Shudder Original Film)
A virus breaks out and a chilling massacre rages through the streets. The sick become hunters, and only calm their fever by unscrupulously killing all those not yet infected. Unaware of this, Iris and her daughter spend the day in the sports club where Iris works as a security guard. When night falls, their fight for survival beings. Their only hope of salvation arrives when they discover that after each attack, the infected seem to stop for 32 seconds of calm before attacking again.
The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs Season 4 – Premieres Friday, April 29, New Episodes Every Friday (Shudder Original Series)
The hit series returns with Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories, and significance to genre cinema. The season premiere will feature a celebration of The Last Drive-In’s 100th movie since Joe Bob’s first Shudder marathon in 2018, with surprise special guests.