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Top 10 Shudder Film Picks

As the curator of the Palm Beach County Grindhouse Series at the Movies of Lake Worth it’s my job to find the best in horror for folks to watch. For your streaming pleasure I’ve put together a list of my top 10 recommended films available to watch on Shudder.

If you’re not familiar with the service, Shudder has a huge library of cult horror films from almost every possible sub-genre. It’s entirely ad-free and works on computers, tablets, Apple TV, Roku and more. It’s $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year.

Assault on Precinct 13

John Carpenter’s 1976 siege film isn’t horror but doesn’t mean it shys away from heavy violence and shock factor. Assault tells the story of one police sergeant some unlikely allies defending a closing police station from one of LA’s deadliest gangs.

Audition

From controversial director Takashi Miike, this Japense horror/thriller is probably the most disturbing pick on my list. I don’t want to give too much away but it’s pretty much the worst-case dating scenario you could get into.

The Crazies

This early George A. Romero film focuses on a government-made virus that causes vicious tendencies to arise in those affected by it followed by death. This gritty choice feels very real, as-if this small Pennsylvania town could be YOUR home.

Demons

A horror movie that takes place nearly-entirely in a movie theater? It’s not much of a surprise why I picked this one! This Italian classic was directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by Dario Argento. Also features a pretty killer soundtrack.

The Hills Have Eyes

The second film directed by Wes Craven is a bloody story inspired by true events that tells of a cannibalistic family mutated by weapons testing. It was filmed on the beautiful backdrop of the Nevada dessert, one of the most visually striking settings for a horror.

Let the Right One In

The Swedish vampire film based on the 2004 John Lindqvist novel tells the tale of a love story between a bullied 12 year old and a mysterious new friend. One of the most beautiful movies ever while also being one of the darkest.

Night of the Creeps

Starring Tom Atkins and directed by Fred Dekker, this is a zombie prom horror comedy that’s a love letter to b-movie sillyness. Super quoteable and always a fun watch. “The good news is your dates are here, the bad news is they’re dead.”

Night of the Living Dead ’68/’90

George A. Romero’s genre-defining zombie classic Night of the Living Dead was one of the first horror films I ever watched as a kid. It holds up surprisingly well even today. As a bonus i’m also picking the 1990 remake directed by Tom Savini giving Barbara a more-involved roll in the story among some other well-received changes.

Re-Animator

A modern-retelling of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic short story updated for the 1980’s with added comedy. Jeffrey Combs role as Herbert West was career defining and led him to numerous horror-related rolls. If you like your zombies heavy on the science, this one’s for you.

Zombie

One of Italian director Lucio Fulci’s most well known films and also known as Zombi 2, this one has a real shark fight a zombie underwater. If that’s not enough for you it’s gory as hell, has a unique island setting and a Fabio Frizzi soundtrack.

Rob Zombie’s 31 Streaming Exclusively on Shudder TODAY

Premiering today as a Shudder Exclusive is 31, the latest film from Rob Zombie. It is currently available on Shudder US and Canada and coming to the UK on 12/15.

In addition to the feature film, Shudder hosts a feature-length director’s commentary, two making-of’s and exclusive bonus content shot specifically for Shudder members.

ABOUT 31: From the visionary mind of the man who brought us House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects,and Halloween comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game or life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs. The cast includes Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Meg Foster, Kevin Jackson, Richard Brake, Lew Temple, Jane Car, and the film is written and directed by Rob Zombie.

About Shudder: Shudder is a premium streaming video service, serving horror fans with expertly curated worldwide programming ranging from hard-to-find independent films to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters. Shudder has something for everyone, from the casual fan to the hardcore horror devotee. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder’s growing library of curated horror is available ad-free and for unlimited viewing on Shudder’s website, mobile apps for iOS and Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, and the Roku platform with a free one week trial or $4.99 monthly/ $49.99 yearly membership. To sign up or learn more about Shudder, visit www.shudder.com.

SHUDDER ACQUIRES SADAKO VS KAYAKO (The Ring vs The Grudge)

SHUDDER ACQUIRES JAPANESE SUPERNATURAL HORROR FILM SADAKO VS. KAYAKO;

ICONIC J-HORROR DEMON FACE OFF COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO SHUDDER IN LATE 2016

The Shudder Exclusive’s North American Premiere is at TIFF’s “Midnight Madness” Program in September

NEW YORK, August 10, 2016 — Shudder, the premium horror streaming service backed by AMC Networks, has picked up all North American rights to Sadako vs. Kayako, the crossover of the massive Japanese horror film franchises Ring (remade in the United States as The Ring) and Ju-on (known as The Grudge in the U.S.). The film is an epic showdown featuring the two iconic demons fighting each other in the ultimate battle of possession. It is scheduled to have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of the festival’s “Midnight Madness” genre program.

A Japanese supernatural horror film directed by Koji Shiraishi (director of Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman, Grotesque). Sadako vs. Kayako is a crossover of the long-running and massively popular Ring and Ju-on series of films – and this marks the 14th film for both the Ring series and the 12th film in the Ju-on series.

After viewing a legendary cursed videotape, Natsumi (Aimi Satsukawa) discovers she has only two days before she will be killed by the demonic entity known as Sadako. The only way to break the curse: pitting the demon Sadako against Kayako, an accursed spirit possessing a haunted house where everyone who enters disappears.

Sadako vs. Kayako has already made an early impression in North America after a video of Sadako and Kayako participating in the ceremonial pitch of a baseball game, tied to the Japanese release of the film, went viral. In June, Bloody Disgusting’s Brad Miska praised Sadako vs. Kayako, declaring it “a love letter to J-Horror”. The excitement and anticipation around the next installment in both franchises will soon extend to Shudder members later this year.

“As the home for the best in curated horror, we are excited to bring this fun-packed face-off between two worldwide horror icons exclusively to North American Audiences,” said Linda Pan, General Manager, Shudder. The film will have a festival run throughout the Autumn and will get a multi-platform release in late 2016, when it will stream exclusively on Shudder.

About Shudder

Shudder is a premium streaming video service, serving horror fans with expertly curated worldwide programming ranging from hard-to-find independent films to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters. Shudder has something for everyone, from the casual fan to the hardcore horror devotee. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder’s growing library of curated horror is available ad-free and for unlimited viewing on Shudder’s website, mobile apps for iOS and Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, and the Roku platform with a free one week trial or $4.99 monthly/ $49.99 yearly membership. To sign up or learn more about Shudder, visit www.shudder.com.

This May on Shudder

With April showers come May cowers as Shudder.com unleashes a new release each weekday in May. That is 22 horror films released for your viewing pleasure! For those who don’t know yet, Shudder is a horror-exclusive streaming service backed by AMC. The service offers a ton of horror gems, films that even the most well-versed horror aficionado may not have seen. If you have not heard of it, or have but were on the fence as to whether or not to sign up, this is the perfect time to jump in. Here is the official press release:

Scream your way through May with a new horror movie every night! Shudder, the AMC-backed streaming service, has announced the release of a new film EVERY WEEKDAY for an entire month of curated “Movie Mayhem.”

Fresh off releasing a full list of new titles in April—including films found ONLY ON SHUDDER—the platform is now upping the ante as the ultimate destination for horror and genre fans. The films already announced for Movie Mayhem feature a full spectrum of horror programing with new American releases like We Are Still Here and The Midnight Swim sitting alongside foreign films such as the recent Mexico Barbaro and the undead classic Zombie.

Although most of Movie Mayhem’s releases are being kept a mystery, here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming:

MAY 2ND: We Are Still Here (2015)

Director: Ted Geoghegan. Cast includes: Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie

MAY 6TH: Zombie (1979)

Director: Lucio Fulci. Cast includes: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson

MAY 11TH: Mexico Barbaro (2014)

Directors: Isaac Ezban, Laurette Flores Bornn, Jorge Michel Grau, Ulises Guzman, Edgar Nito, Lex Ortega, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Aaron Soto. Cast includes: Dulce Alexa, Sara Camacho, Lorena Gonzalez

MAY 16TH: The Midnight Swim (2014)

Director: Sarah Adina Smith. Cast includes: Lindsay Burdge, Jennifer Lafleur, Aleksa Palladino

MAY 20TH: Society (1989)

Director: Brian Yuzna. Cast includes: Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Evan Richards

MAY 25TH: Night of the Demons (1988)

Director: Kevin Tenney. Cast includes: Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins

The remaining titles for “Movie Mayhem” will be announced throughout the month on Shudder’s Facebook and Twitter pages as well as Shudder.com.