Streaming for Horror Lovers: Shudder

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I don’t think it’s any secret that I am a hardcore supporter of physical media. My DVD, Blu-ray, and, more recently, 4K UHD collection is forever growing and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. For others, however, digital media is the way to go. Plug in any smart stick, box, video game console, or television set and you have an instant media library at your fingertips. One of the most exciting services to come to market in recent years is none other than Shudder.


Owned by AMC Networks, Shudder began as an invite-only service during its beta testing phase in the summer of 2015. A year and some change later and the streaming service was out of the beta stages and had expanded into other markets, including Canada, the UK, and Ireland.

The Goods

Sure, you can find horror flicks on Netflix or even Amazon Prime, but no one takes pride in their selection quite like the folks at Shudder.

With hundreds of films to pick from, there is something for all fans, casual or lifelong genre lovers. As soon as you login to your account, whether through your favorite browser or Android/iPhone app, you are greeted with the latest and greatest that Shudder has to offer.

Not only are you free to roam about, searching for your favorite movie or series, but the curators behind the scenes have taken great care in categorizing everything for better ease of use.

Want to watch a cannibal flick? Check out the “Flesh Eating Frenzy” section; In the mood for a supernatural film about demonic possession? No problem! You have a ton to choose from in the “Possessions: The Devil Made Me Do It!” collection.

Classic films and newer ones you’ve never even heard of are constantly being added to the service, so you are always being presented new material. There is no way you can ever get bored, if you’re a horror movie fanatic like myself.

This isn’t even all that Shudder has to offer either. Maybe you own every movie you ever want to watch on DVD or in some other digital library somewhere. That’s okay because Shudder has some stuff that you won’t find anywhere else, too!

I recently watched the fantastic documentary on the history of black horror, entitled Horror Noire. It is extremely informative and features some of horror’s most talented and influential African-American filmmakers, actors, etc.

In addition to that, Shudder is the only place you will find not one, not two, but three movie marathons with legendary host, Joe Bob Briggs. The first marathon may have had its fair share of technical difficulties, but fear not, as the hardworking people lurking in the shadows were able to work out all of the kinks. They have had two additional “The Last Drive-In” marathons since and I’ve even heard rumblings of bringing it back as a more permanent fixture, as well.

If you grew up watching Joe Bob playing host to your favorite films on TNT back in the day, then you don’t want to miss out on these wonderfully fun, nostaglia-inducing specials.

The Verdict

If you are a horror fan who has embraced the era of digital content, there is no reason for you to not have already subscribed to Shudder’s spectacular service.

With tons of constantly growing content choices, it is well worth the price of admission. Their memberships start at $3.99 a month, which is an unbeatable price, if you ask me.

Once you’ve signed up, you can begin enjoying hours of streaming content, along with their pre-programmed feed called, on all of your favorite devices, including Amazon fireTV, Roku, Xbox One, and more.

Click on any of the links below to learn more about Shudder and get your subscription started today. Head on over and tell them Frank Fulci of sent you!



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