When you’ve already watched every single horror movie on Netflix and Hulu, where else can one find some of the best genre cinema titles in the streaming universe? Shudder, dear reader.
Operated by AMC Networks, Shudder offers thousands of horror movies, shows, and enough platform exclusives to keep you scared all year. If you’d like a taste of what’s in store, or simply want to know what titles can’t be passed up, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up all the best movies and shows on Shudder right now.
Resurrection is one of those movies that has an uncanny knack of digging into your bones and lurking there for weeks and months on end. It’s the kind of film you just can’t forget, a near-fact that’s perfectly aligned with the narrative itself. Rebecca Hall plays Margaret, a successful businesswoman and single mother. With her life going exactly as planned, fate drops a bomb on Margaret’s arranged existence when her abusive ex-boyfriend David (Tim Roth) resurfaces. Almost immediately, David sets to work controlling and manipulating Margaret, but little does he know that she’s cooking up a plan for vengeance.
Extraordinary Tales is an animated love letter to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, with five of the prolific author’s stories receiving the cinematic treatment from director Raúl Garcia, with segment narration provided by Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Lee, Julian Sands, and even Bela Lugosi. While the art style may not jive with all viewers, this experimental approach to the anthology format is memorable, intellectually elevated, and faithful to the master of macabre who would probably be a huge fan of genre slam-dunks like Hereditary and The Witch.
Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror is the kind of exhaustive documentary that leaves no stone unturned. And in the case of the film’s alluring subject matter — a thoroughly-traced history through folk cinema’s cross-continental generations — there are plenty of pebbles to see. Featuring interviews with genre historians, authors, and academics, as well as buzzworthy filmmakers like Robert Eggers (The Northman, The Lighthouse, and The Witch), Woodlands Dark delivers informative three-plus hours that may have been served up better as a limited series, but no one’s going to care if you pause it five times. However you wish to experience this educational tome of roots, runes, and beasts, the choice is yours alone.
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