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The Best Movies On Shudder

Updated April 22, 2021 5.0k votes 523 voters 25.6k 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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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns
    This movie is a 1974 American slasher film, directed and produced by Tobe Hooper, who cowrote...  more

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    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson
    Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his...  more

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    Summer of 84

    Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis
    Summer of 84 is a 2018 horror film directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl...  more
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    The Others

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston
    The Others is a 2001 horror-thriller film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar....  more

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    Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae
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    The People Under the Stairs

    Ving Rhames, A. J. Langer
    The People Under the Stairs is a 1991 American horror film written and directed by Wes Craven...  more

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    Maximiliano Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo
    Terrified (a.k.a. Aterrados) is a 2017 Argentinian horror film directed by Demián Rugna. When...  more

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    The Collector

    Daniella Alonso, Madeline Zima
    The Collector is a 2009 horror film written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton and directed...  more

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    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty
    Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael...  more

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    Sleepy Hollow

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci
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    Sleepaway Camp

    Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi
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    Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens
    Revenge is a 2017 French revenge horror film directed by Coralie Fargeat. After being...  more
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    Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough
    Mandy is a 2018 American action horror film directed by Panos Cosmatos. When a vile band of...  more

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    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a 2014 American vampire western film directed by Ana Lily...  more
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    The Void

    Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh
    The Void is a 2016 Canadian horror film directed by Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. A...  more

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    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence
    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 horror film directed by Dwight H. Little...  more

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    Black Christmas

    Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin
    Black Christmas is a 1974 Canadian independent horror film directed by Bob Clark and written...  more

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    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones
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    Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

    Meosha Bean, Ashlee Blackwell
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    Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving
    Mayhem is a 2017 American action horror comedy film directed by Joe Lynch. A virus spreads...  more
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    The Faculty

    Salma Hayek, Usher
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    Monsters is a 2010 British science fiction monster film written and directed by Gareth Edwards...  more

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    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

    Robert Englund, Zelda Rubinstein
    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a 2006 American mockumentary horror film and...  more