You've finished watching your Halloween horror list (again), and now your horrible heart is pining away for its next creepy fix of scary movies. What do you do? Thankfully, there's a fairly new streaming service in town, and it's all horror, all year.
Shudder is a horror-only online streaming channel which offers classic horror films, a few hard-to-find-movies, and exclusive Shudder content. It has something for every type of horror movie junkie, from slashers to hillbilly monsters to Korean zombies. The beta version of Shudder only debuted in 2015, but already the service has welcomed a respectable following by responding to a needed niche in the family of streaming channels. You might even say Shudder is its own "little online shop of horrors" (cue zombie groans): visit Shudder's website to sign up for a subscription or subscribe through your Amazon Prime account. Either way, you'll have access to more than 500 horror flicks just waiting to scare you silly through Halloween month and the rest of the year.
Having limitless horror movie options might seem terrifying, but here's a list of some of Shudder's choicest offerings to help you fight the perfect flick for a frightfully good evening...even in December.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American slasher film, directed and produced by Tobe Hooper, who cowrote it with Kim Henkel. It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the proprietor, and Leatherface, the main antagonist. The film follows a group of friends who fall victim to a family of cannibals while on their way to visit an old homestead. Although it was marketed as a true story to attract a wider audience and as a subtle commentary on the era's political climate, its plot is entirely fictional; however, the character of Leatherface and minor plot details were ...more on Wikipedia
Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a 1988 British-American horror film directed by Tony Randel. It draws heavily upon, and was made by much of the same cast and crew as its precursor, Hellraiser. ...more on Wikipedia
#32 on The Goriest Movies Ever Made
#71 on The Best Movies of 1988
Day of the Dead is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's Dead series, being preceded by Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. Romero describes the film as a "tragedy about how a lack of human communication causes chaos and collapse even in this small little pie slice of society". This film features Sherman Howard in an early appearance as Bub, and make-up artist Gregory Nicotero playing Pvt. Johnson and assisting Tom Savini with the make-up effects. ...more on Wikipedia
#39 on The Goriest Movies Ever Made
#57 on The Best Movies of 1985
The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 American exploitation-horror film written and directed by Wes Craven and starring Susan Lanier, Michael Berryman and Dee Wallace. It is about a suburan family on a road trip who is targeted by a family of savages after being stranded in the Nevada desert. The film was released in cinemas on 22 July 1977 and has since become a cult classic. It is the first film in the The Hills Have Eyes franchise. ...more on Wikipedia