While Netflix continues taking over the world of entertainment, The Walking Dead‘s network AMC has just launched a streaming service of their own, and it’s tailor made for us horror fans. Now available for beta testing, Shudder is essentially the all-horror version of Netflix, providing us with instant access to hundreds of horror films.
Though only available online at the moment, Shudder will soon be rolled out on various TV streaming devices, and those who want to test out an early version of the service can sign up over on Shudder’s website. All you have to do is plug in your e-mail and you’ll be invited to play around with Shudder, free of charge for a full 90 days.
For those who have already signed up and are looking for good horror movies to watch, here are 20 currently available titles that are well worth your time!
1) TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL
Two best friends are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of teens who’ve been weaned on horror films where mountain men kill, maim, eat, and rape people who venture into their territory. But Tucker and Dale are really nice guys, so when one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand. But as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count. This hilariously gory, good-spirited horror comedy does for killer rednecks what SHAUN OF THE DEAD did for zombies. You’ll be laughing and screaming at the same time.
2) HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER
This controversial horror classic follows a serial killer and his partner-in-crime as they slowly begin to kill for fun. Michael Rooker is unforgettable as Henry, a soft-spoken loner masking an inner rage. When fellow ex-con Otis invites Henry to move into his apartment, he becomes Henry’s wicked wing man. Meanwhile, Otis’ unsuspecting sister Becky develops a childish crush on Henry. It took years – and the championing of Roger Ebert – who thought the film was powerful and brilliant – to turn HENRY into one of the most well-regarded horror films of all time.
When two teens find a chained-up dead girl, they make decisions they’ll soon regret in this subversive scare film from director Marcel Sarmiento (V/H/S VIRAL) that turns the conventions of horror and coming-of-age movies – not to mention bad boy behavior and rape culture – on their heads. Since the dead girl’s chained up, Rickie and JT assume she can’t do anything to them if they and their friends want to take advantage of her beautiful body. But by the time they find out how wrong they are, it may already be too late. Daringly original and deeply disturbing.
Tricia’s husband has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him ‘dead in absentia.’ As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other mysterious disappearances, she comes to the realization that his presumed death might be anything but ‘natural.’ Soon it becomes clear that the ghostly force at work in the tunnel might have set its sights on Callie and Tricia too.
5) LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
A bullied boy befriends, then falls for a vampire girl in this recent horror hit from Sweden. When 12-year-old Oskar meets Eli he feels his wish for a friend has come true. But why can’t Eli come out to play during the day? And why’s her dad running a down-low blood drive in the woods? Once Oskar figures it out, a subtle romance begins. But murders soon begin to attract attention, and Eli knows she has to hit the road. LTROI mixes a touching story of two outsiders who find each other with some truly vicious vampire thrills to create a modern horror classic.