Netflix has long held the crown atop the online streaming service kingdom, but now there’s a new player in town interested in appealing specifically to a group of depraved, disturbed individuals. I’m of course talking about the horror aficionado crowd.
Shudder is a new subscription-based video streaming service sporting a catalogue comprised of a vast array of horror films, ranging from lesser-known independent gems to all-time genre classics. Curated by the likes of Colin Geddes, lead programmer for the horror-focused Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival (which I’ve had the pleasure of attending), Shudder has a little bit of everything for both hardcore and mainstream genre fans alike. Want to celebrate the birthday of Italian horror director Mario Bava? Partake in their Bava-thon, a collection of nine classics from the auteur. Not sure exactly what you’re in the mood for? Watch whatever film they’re currently streaming on their 24/7 Shudder.tv channel.
While I have not yet dived into Shudder completely, I’ve browsed their website, watched a little of their channel and will probably be taking them up on their current offer of a free 14-day trial shortly. For those in it for the long haul, you can subscribe to Shudder for the extremely reasonable price of $4.99 a month. The service is available across multiple platforms, including via their website, Roku, and mobile apps for both iOS and Android.
So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Shudder.com and get twisted.