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Updated June 15, 2020 3k votes 435 voters 21.6k views 100 items

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AMC’s streaming service Shudder specializes in all things horror. To save you the time and effort, here are the 100 best movies on Shudder. For just a few bucks a month, subscribers can gain access to Shudder’s original content and acquired titles.

There are so many subgenres in horror. These old and new horror movies on Shudder include creature features, psychological thrillers, paranormal, sci-fi, and even comedy. Yes, films like Night of the Living Deb and Heathers are great examples of comedies on Shudder, and are as scary as anything starring Michael Myers. However, they also manage to be downright hilarious. There are several monster movies on Shudder.

Also not to be missed are the dozens of Shudder originals. The stylish action horror film Mayhem and Tigers Are Not Afraid, along with the documentary Horror Noire, which explores a history of black horror, were especially made to delight and fright scream fans looking for content that they can’t find anywhere else. What are the best Shudder movies? Vote up or down on the list below. This will help determine the scariest movie on Shudder.

You might also like this list of the best science fiction movies on Shudder and the best supernatural thrillers on Shudder.

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1978

Directed by: John Carpenter

Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her ...more

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The Texas Chain Saw Mass... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

Released: 1974

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

This movie 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 ...more

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Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

Released: 1987

Directed by: Clive Barker

Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film spawned a series of sequels.

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Summer of 84 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery

Directed by: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

Summer of 84 is a 2018 horror film directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell. After suspecting that their police officer neighbor (Rich Sommer) is a serial ...more
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Mandy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache

Released: 2018

Directed by: Panos Cosmatos

Mandy is a 2018 American action horror film directed by Panos Cosmatos. When a vile band of ravaging cultists and supernatural creatures desecrate his idyllic home with vicious fury, Red ...more

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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su

Released: 2003

Directed by: Park Chan-wook

Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook, based on the Japanese manga by Garon Tsuchiya. After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh ...more

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Terrified is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Maximiliano Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo, Elvira Onetto

Released: 2017

Directed by: Demián Rugna

Terrified (a.k.a. Aterrados) is a 2017 Argentinian horror film directed by Demián Rugna. When strange events occur in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a doctor specializing in the ...more
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The People Under the Sta... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Ving Rhames, A. J. Langer, Bill Cobbs

Released: 1991

Directed by: Wes Craven

The People Under the Stairs is a 1991 American horror film written and directed by Wes Craven and starring Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A. J. Langer, Ving Rhames and Sean Whalen.

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The Others is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

Released: 2001

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

The Others is a 2001 horror-thriller film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar. It stars Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan. It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for ...more

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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe

Released: 2018

Directed by: Coralie Fargeat

Revenge is a 2017 French revenge horror film directed by Coralie Fargeat. After being assaulted by three married men and left for dead, a young woman (Matilda Lutz) returns with revenge on her

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The Collector is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Daniella Alonso, Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marcus Dunstan

The Collector is a 2009 horror film written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton and directed by Dunstan. Originally titled The Midnight Man, the script was originally intended to be a Saw ...more

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater

Released: 1988

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.

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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

Released: 1999

Directed by: Tim Burton

Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American fantasy horror adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is a film adaptation loosely inspired by the 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington ...more

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Halloween 4: The Return ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence, Kathleen Kinmont

Released: 1988

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 horror film directed by Dwight H. Little and written by Alan B. McElroy. It is the fourth installment of the Halloween film series and focuses ...more

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The Void is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers

Released: 2016

Directed by: Steven Kostanski, Jeremy Gillespie

The Void is a 2016 Canadian horror film directed by Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. A group of people who have been trapped in a hospital by a gathering of hooded cultists soon discovers ...more

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A Girl Walks Home Alone ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Dominic Rains

Released: 2014

Directed by: Ana Lily Amirpour

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a 2014 American vampire western film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. Arash (Arash Marandi) is caring for his addict father and being harrassed by a drug dealer ...more

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Horror Noire: A History ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Meosha Bean, Ashlee Blackwell, Robin R. Means Coleman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Xavier Burgin

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Xavier Burgin. A look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film ...more
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Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Mayhem Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Steven Brand

Directed by: Joe Lynch

Mayhem is a 2017 American action horror comedy film directed by Joe Lynch. A virus spreads through an office complex causing white collar workers to act out their worst impulses.
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Monsters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Annalee Jefferies

Released: 2010

Directed by: Gareth Edwards

Monsters is a 2010 British science fiction monster film written and directed by Gareth Edwards in his feature film directorial debut. Edwards also served as the cinematographer, production ...more

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The Faculty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

Released: 1998

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

The Faculty is a 1998 science fiction horror film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film stars Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster, Clea ...more

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Take Shelter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon, Katy Mixon

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jeff Nichols

Take Shelter is a 2011 American drama-thriller film written and directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young ...more

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Crystal Lake Memories: T... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Corey Feldman, Peter M. Bracke, Samantha Delutri

Released: 2013

Directed by: Daniel Farrands

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th is a documentary film directed by Daniel Farrands. A chronicle of the history of the Friday the 13th franchise.
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The Sacrament is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, A. J. Bowen

Released: 2013

Directed by: Ti West

The Sacrament is a 2013 horror thriller film written and directed by Ti West.
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You Might Be the Killer ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Fran Kranz, Alyson Hannigan, Brittany S. Hall

Released: 2018

Directed by: Brett Simmons

You Might Be the Killer is a 2018 American "meta" comedy horror film directed by Brett Simmons. While in a panicked state at Camp Clear Vista, lead counselor (and camp owner) Sam calls ...more

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Tigers Are Not Afraid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies On Shudder
Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Hanssel Casillas

Released: 2019

Directed by: Issa López

Tigers Are Not Afraid is a 2019 Mexican fantasy horror film directed by Issa López. Five children attempt to survive the violence of the cartels and the ghosts that are left in its wake.