Lucky: Feminist Horror Puts Subversive Spin On the Slasher Formula

With big studios shelving their major releases, horror-streaming platform Shudder has upped its commitment to producing original content. In 2020, Shudder released over 20 feature movies that included Host, Random Acts of Violence, and The Beach House. At present, it’s only March and Shudder already has five original movies available for streaming. While Shook was […]

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Social Media Horror: Don’t Forget To Click ‘Subscribe’ On These Horror Movies

So what’s trending in horror? Do you know your ‘Fleets’ from ‘Snaps’? Are you up on ‘newsjacking’ or ‘impressions’. Maybe you’re suffering from FOMO. If so, don’t worry. The horror genre’s never been one to miss out on what’s ‘trending’. Techno-horror has a long, proud history in horror. Undoubtedly, this is in part due to […]

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Shook: Don’t Click ‘Subscribe’ On This Social Media Horror Movie

If you watched either the Netflix or Hulu documentaries on the ill-fated Fyre Festival, you’re probably familiar with the concept of ‘influencers‘. Like trolls and ‘food porn’, ‘influencers’ are just another unfortunate side-effect of social media. But somewhere in the midst of all that vapid glamour is a good horror movie waiting to happen. To […]

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Host: Shudder Original May Be the Scariest Zoom Meeting Ever

Well, that didn’t take long. Not even a full year into the COVID-19 pandemic and we have our first Zoom-centric horror movie. Yes, Shudder’s newest original movie – filmed during the 2020 lockdown – one up’s Unfriended by setting its story entirely in the latest in cloud-based conferencing technology. Host, a supernatural techno-horror, shares a […]

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The Beach House: Cosmic Pandemic Thriller Gets Under Your Skin

With studios delaying theatrical releases well into the fall – if we’re lucky – Shudder continues to fill a void for horror fans. Following a buzzworthy round at small film festivals,  The Beach House is now streaming on the horror platform. If horror works best by pulling back the curtains on what frightens us at the […]

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Party Hard Die Young: Raves, Molly, and Lukewarm Scares

Since its inception a few years ago, Shudder has done right by horror fans. Its ever-growing catalogue includes horror movies from just about every subgenre imaginable. Moreover, the horror-streaming platform has shown a commitment to a diverse range of original content. While it’s not new per se, Shudder’s recent Austrian slasher import, Party Hard Die […]

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Scare Package: Shudder’s Horror Anthology ‘Slices and Dices’ Genre Rules

In a strange year where most of the original horror movies we were anticipating have been delayed, Shudder has stepped up with its original content. Its latest release, Scare Package, is a horror anthology helmed by several up-and-coming directors. Like the ABCs of Death or the V/H/S franchise, Scare Package could offer horror fans a […]

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Warning – Do Not Play: Shudder’s Meta “movie-Within-a-Movie” Packs Scares

Horror movies that blur the line between fiction and reality are nothing new. John Carpenter pulled it off with In The Mouth of Madness. Before he succeeded with Scream, Wes Craven did meta-horror with his New Nightmare. At the end of the century, The Blair Witch Project blurred lines between reality and entertainment with their […]

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