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The Best Movies On Shudder

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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 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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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre1
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns

    Released1974

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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  • Halloween2
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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • Summer of 843
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Hellraiser4
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • The People Under the Stairs5
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    The People Under the Stairs

    Ving Rhames, A. J. Langer

    Released1991

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • Oldboy6
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    Oldboy

    Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae

    Released2003

    Directed byPark Chan-wook

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  • Terrified7
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • The Others8
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    The Others

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2001

    Directed byAlejandro Amenábar

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  • The Collector9
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Mandy10
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Heathers11
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

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  • Revenge12
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    Revenge

    Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens

    Released2018

    Directed byCoralie Fargeat

    Revenge is a 2017 French revenge horror film directed by Coralie Fargeat. After being... more on Wikipedia
  • Sleepy Hollow13
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Void14
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sleepaway Camp15
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers16
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    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence

    Released1988

    Directed byDwight H. Little

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  • Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror17
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    Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

    Meosha Bean, Ashlee Blackwell

    Released2019

    Directed byXavier Burgin

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  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night18
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    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò

    Released2014

    Directed byAna Lily Amirpour

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  • Monsters19
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    Monsters

    Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able

    Released2010

    Directed byGareth Edwards

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  • The Faculty20
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    The Faculty

    Salma Hayek, Usher

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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  • Starry Eyes21
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    Starry Eyes

    Amanda Fuller, Nick Simmons

    Released2014

    Directed byDennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch

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  • Black Christmas22
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    Black Christmas

    Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin

    Released1974

    Directed byBob Clark

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  • The Sacrament23
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    The Sacrament

    Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg

    Released2013

    Directed byTi West

    The Sacrament is a 2013 horror thriller film written and directed by Ti West.

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  • Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th24
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    Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

    Corey Feldman, Peter M. Bracke

    Released2013

    Directed byDaniel Farrands

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  • Mayhem25
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    Mayhem

    Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving

    Directed byJoe Lynch

    Mayhem is a 2017 American action horror comedy film directed by Joe Lynch. A virus spreads... more on Wikipedia