If you’re a true horror aficionado, then you’re likely familiar with Shudder TV. This premium streaming service is a treasure trove of chilling and captivating original and acquired content, offering a spine-tingling selection of TV shows and films. Curious about what Shudder has in store for you right now? Well, hold on tight because we’ve got some shows and acquisitions that will send shivers down your spine. Get ready to embark on a suspenseful journey filled with thrills and horror that will satisfy even the most die-hard fans.
Picture this: back in 2005, AMC unleashed a streaming service that would leave you trembling with fear. Since then, Shudder has been conjuring up a plethora of captivating original content that will haunt your dreams. One of their most buzzed-about projects is Primal Screen, an extraordinary horror documentary series that delves deep into our fascination with the things that both attract and repel us. But that’s not all – Shudder has also summoned some truly terrifying TV shows from around the globe. Brace yourself for the spine-chilling Swedish series Jordskott and the hair-raising Scandinavian series Black Lake. And if that’s not enough, Shudder has resurrected some classics for the modern era, including the spine-tingling return of Critters with Critters: A New Binge, and the eerie revival of Creepshow.
But here’s the best part: all the horror you could ever desire is just a few bucks away. For less than $5 a month, you can unlock a treasure trove of Shudder shows that will have you on the edge of your seat. So, tell us, which Shudder shows send shivers down your spine?
1. A Discovery of Witches
A Discovery of Witches takes audiences on a captivating journey into a fantastical realm where witches, vampires, and daemons live side by side. The story revolves around Diana Bishop, a historian who, despite her reservations, discovers a cryptic manuscript that thrusts her into the midst of a long-standing battle. Teaming up with the mysterious vampire Matthew Clairmont, Diana must navigate the delicate equilibrium between different supernatural groups. The show has been praised for its stunning visuals and captivating plot, captivating fans from all corners of the globe and earning numerous award nominations.
Premiered: September 14, 2018
Actors: Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Alex Kingston
Creepshow is a horror anthology series that expertly brings together bone-chilling stories that explore the deepest corners of human fear. What makes this show so captivating is its episodic nature, which allows for a constant rotation of sinister characters. One such character is the eerie Professor Harold, played by Giancarlo Esposito, whose haunting performance will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Inspired by the original 1982 film by Stephen King and George A. Romero, Creepshow manages to strike a perfect balance between nostalgia and innovation, earning it critical acclaim. With each terrifying tale, viewers are transported to a world where nightmares become a reality, all while paying homage to the horror legends that came before.
Premiered: September 26, 2019
David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell
3. The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs
Joe Bob Briggs presents a diverse selection of movies, ranging from beloved horror classics to cult favorites.
Premiered: July 13, 2018
Actors: Joe Bob Briggs, Diana Prince XO, Felissa Rose
Deadwax (Shudder, 2018), or simply deadwax, is an American horror TV series that came out in 2018. The show follows Etta Price (played by Hannah Gross), a record finder who gets a job to locate a rare vinyl record that supposedly has the power to kill anyone who listens to it.
Actors: Evan Gamble, Hannah Gross, Tracy Perez
5. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil
A teen possesses a book that can make his dreams come true.
Premiered: September 29, 2010
Actors: Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull
6. Eli Roth’s History of Horror
An in-depth look at the history and pop cultural significance of horror films.
Premiered: October 14, 2018
Actors: Eli Roth, Greg Nicotero, Rob Zombie
7. The Dead Lands
Dishonored warrior, Waka Nuku Rau is sent back from the afterlife to find redemption.
Premiered: January 23, 2020
Actors: Te Kohe Tuhaka, Kali Kopae, Briar Rose
NOS4A2 is a supernatural thriller series that masterfully tells a bone-chilling tale of suspense and dark fantasy. The story revolves around Vic McQueen, a talented young woman who discovers her extraordinary ability to track down the terrifying immortal entity known as Charlie Manx. As their paths collide, a thrilling game of cat and mouse unfolds, with Vic determined to put an end to Manx’s reign of terror. Based on Joe Hill’s highly acclaimed novel, the show has received high praise for its intricate storytelling and outstanding performances, resulting in Saturn Award nominations. NOS4A2 provides viewers with a gripping and enigmatic world that keeps them on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting each unraveling moment.
Premiered: June 2, 2019
Actors: Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
9. Fear Itself
Fear Itself” was a horror/suspense anthology TV series that was filmed in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with some additional shots taken in St. Albert and Devon, Alberta. It premiered on NBC on June 5, 2008, airing on Thursday nights at 10/9c. However, the show was put on hold during the 2008 Summer Olympics and was supposed to return afterwards. Unfortunately, no further episodes were aired and NBC remained silent about the fate of the series. Instead, the time-slot was filled with reruns of other NBC shows and “Fear Itself” did not appear on the NBC Fall 2008 schedule.
The title of the series comes from the famous quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” “Fear Itself” was inspired by the anthology series “Masters of Horror” and shares many creative elements with it. The show features self-contained horror and thriller stories directed by some of the biggest names in the horror genre. Both “Masters of Horror” and “Fear Itself” were created by Mick Garris and produced by Industry Entertainment’s Andrew Deane, Adam Goldworm, and Ben Browning
Actors: Margherita Donato, Valerie Womack, Marie Zydek
Missions (OCS, 2017) is this awesome French sci-fi TV series that takes place in the not-so-distant future. It’s all about this super important mission to Mars, where a group of astronauts is sent on the first manned space mission to the red planet. But here’s the twist: Jeanne Renoir, the crew psychologist played by Hélène Viviès, is tasked with keeping an eye on the mental well-being of the crew as they spend months in space. And let me tell you, some seriously mind-blowing stuff happens along the way.
Actors: Hélène Viviès, Clément Aubert, Mathias Mlekuz
11. True Horror
Stories about paranormal activity and its impact on people’s lives, based on witness testimonies.
Premiered: April 19, 2018
Actors: Kellie Shirley, Amy Morgan, James Tarpey