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The Best Movies On Shudder

Updated April 22, 2021 5.1k votes 530 voters 25.9k views100 items

List RulesVote up the movies that gave you the biggest fright that are available on Shudder

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 original films. 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

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn 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 film...  more

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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns

    Released1974

    Directed byTobe 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 Hansen,...  more

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    Hellraiser

    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson

    Released1987

    Directed byClive 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....  more

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    Summer of 84

    Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis

    Directed byFrançois 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 killer, a group...  more
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    Oldboy

    Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae

    Released2003

    Directed byPark 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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    The People Under the Stairs

    Ving Rhames, A. J. Langer

    Released1991

    Directed byWes 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....  more

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    The Others

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2001

    Directed byAlejandro 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 Best Film...  more

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    Terrified

    Maximiliano Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo

    Released2017

    Directed byDemián 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 paranormal, her...  more

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    The Collector

    Daniella Alonso, Madeline Zima

    Released2009

    Directed byMarcus 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 prequel,...  more

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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

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

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    Sleepaway Camp

    Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi

    Released1983

    Directed byRobert Hiltzik

    Sleepaway Camp is a 1983 exploitation slasher film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik who also served as executive producer. The film came at a time when slasher films were in their heyday, and...  more

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    Revenge

    Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens

    Released2017

    Directed byCoralie 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 mind. ...  more

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    Sleepy Hollow

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci

    Released1999

    Directed byTim 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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    Mandy

    Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough

    Released2018

    Directed byPanos 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 (Nicolas...  more

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    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò

    Released2014

    Directed byAna 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 when...  more
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    The Void

    Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh

    Released2016

    Directed bySteven 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 that...  more

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    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence

    Released1988

    Directed byDwight 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 on...  more

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    Mayhem

    Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving

    Released2017

    Directed byJoe 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....  more
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    Black Christmas

    Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin

    Released1974

    Directed byBob Clark

    Black Christmas is a 1974 Canadian independent horror film directed by Bob Clark and written by A. Roy Moore. It stars Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Marian Waldman and...  more

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    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

    Released1968

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

    Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and was...  more

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    Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

    Meosha Bean, Ashlee Blackwell

    Released2019

    Directed byXavier 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 genre...  more
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    Starry Eyes

    Amanda Fuller, Nick Simmons

    Released2014

    Directed byDennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch

    Starry Eyes is a 2014 horror film directed and written by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. The film had its world premiere on March 8, 2014 at South by Southwest and features Alex Essoe as a hopeful...  more

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    The Faculty

    Salma Hayek, Usher

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert 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 DuVall,...  more

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    Monsters

    Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able

    Released2010

    Directed byGareth 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 designer,...  more

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    Released2013

    Directed byDaniel Farrands

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