Shudder is Frightening Up October 2020 with New Titles and Special Events!

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Shudder is continuing their 61 Days of Halloween in October with a huge slate of specials including something new from the creators of their Creepshow series and a celebration of everyone’s favorite fright-actor Vincent Price!

Also note that Shudder’s Halloween Hotline will return for the second year running! Shudder’s head curator, Samuel Zimmerman, will be offering callers live, personalized picks for what to watch every Friday in October. Movie lovers from around the world are invited to call Sam (via a new number to be announced) Fridays from 3-4pm ET, share their mood or taste, and from that information, Sam will use his horror knowledge to select films from Shudder’s vast library for them

Take a look at the full schedule of titles they’re adding to their content catalog in October below, and let us know what you’ll be watching in the comments!

61 Days of Halloween Shudder Offerings in October:

October 1st:

The Fall of the House of Usher: Vincent Price stars as Roderick Usher in Roger Corman’s adaptation of the classic tale by Edgar Allan Poe. When a young man named Philip travels to the ancestral home of his fiancee, Madeline Usher, he discovers a crumbling manor house. Madeline’s brother, Roderick, tells Philip their family is cursed and that they must not marry. That’s only the beginning of the terrifying events of this tale, however. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

The Masque of the Red Death: Price and Corman team up again, this time in the tale of wicked Prince Prospero (Price) who torments the local village while locking himself away in his manor to escape the Red Death plague that is scourging the land. Prospero’s lecherous ways soon catch up with him, however, when an unexpected visitor arrives. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

The Tomb of Ligeia: Verden Fell (Vincent Price) is obsessed with the memory of his deceased wife, but that doesn’t stop him from marrying once more. This house is haunted by more than the memory of Ligeia. Roger Corman directed this adaptation of Poe’s classic horror story. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

Theater of Blood: Vincent Price stars with Diana Rigg in this tale of a Shakespearean actor who seeks revenge on the critics who he blames for ruining his career. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

From Beyond: Stuart Gordon directed this adaptation of a story of H.P. Lovecraft starring Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton. The Resonator, a powerful machine that can control the sixth sense, has killed its creator and sent his associate into an insane asylum. But when a psychiatrist becomes determined to continue the experiment, she unwittingly opens the door to a hostile parallel universe. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

The Ghoul Log: Halloween’s answer to the Christmas Yule Log, the Ghoul Log is: a 24/7 streaming jack-o’-lantern (available on demand as a Shudder TV feed ‘round the clock) that offers the perfect ambience for all your Halloween festivities. This year’s edition has been lovingly crafted by a fan-favorite filmmaker who knows a thing or two about the holidayVisit Shudder October 1 for the big reveal… (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ)

House of 1000 Corpses: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon, Karen Black, and Rainn Wilson star in Rob Zombies film about two young couples in search of the mysterious Dr. Satan in Texas in the 1970s. They find far more than they bargained for when they become trapped by a psychopathic family in a real-life house of horror.

Scare Me: SHUDDER ORIGINAL, Official Selection at Sundance 2020. During a power outage, two strangers tell scary stories. The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in the dark of a Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear: Fanny may be the better storyteller. (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ)

October 5th:

The Deeper You Dig: 14-year old Echo and her mother Ivy, a tarot card reader, live a quiet life in a rural area. When reclusive Kurt moves down the road to restore an abandoned farmhouse, an accident leads to Echo’s murder, and suddenly three lives collide in mysterious and wicked ways.

The Monster Club: Vincent Price stars as a vampire who invites a human to a very exclusive gathering of monsters for Halloween in this classic anthology film co-starring John Carradine and Donald Pleasence.

WNUF Halloween Special: This found footage parody tells the story of a Halloween broadcast that took place in 1987 wherein a news team attempted to contact spirits in a haunted house. The film comes complete with commercials you won’t want to miss! (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

October 8th:

The Cleansing Hour: SHUDDER ORIGINAL Max and Drew are millennial entrepreneurs who’ve made themselves famous with a webcast they created called “The Cleansing Hour,” which streams live exorcisms. The catch? Each ceremony is elaborately staged to look real in order to dupe their global audience—until today, when today’s subject, Drew’s fiancé, actually turns out to be possessed.

October 12th:

Mohawk: After a member of her tribe sets an American soldiers’ camp ablaze, a young Mohawk woman finds herself pursued by a ruthless band of renegades bent on revenge. Fleeing deep into the woods, Mohawk youths Oak and Calvin confront the bloodthirsty Colonel Holt and his soldiers. As the Americans seem to close in from all sides, the trio must summon every resource, both real and supernatural, as the brutal attack escalates. (Also available on Shudder ANZ)

October 14th:

The Mortuary Collection: SHUDDER ORIGINAL A young drifter applies for a job at the local mortuary and meets an eccentric mortician who chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last. (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK, and Shudder ANZ)

October 19th:

Sleep Tight: Director Jaume Balagueró (REC) directs this film about a doorman who becomes obsessed with a woman in his building and slowly turns her life into a living hell.

Them (ILS): A group of hooded strangers stalk a young couple in this film from French director David Moreau.

October 22nd:

32 Malasana Street: SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE It’s 1976. The Olmedo family has left the countryside for a new life in Madrid. But their new home becomes a house of horrors in this hit supernatural thriller based on actual paranormal events. (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK, and Shudder ANZ)

October 23rd:

Joe Bob’s Halloween Hideaway: Horror host and drive-in movie expert Joe Bob has left the trailer park behind in favor of a more remote retreat, but he’s still ready to serve up a double feature of films hand-picked for your Halloween enjoyment. Premieres live on the ShudderTV feed Friday, October 23, and will be made available on demand on Monday, October 26. (Also in Shudder Canada)

October 26th:

The Creepshow Halloween Special: Though Greg Nicotero and his team are hard at work shooting season 2 (coming in 2021), they’ve crafted a fully animated Creepshow special for us just in time for Halloween, featuring two tales to die for: “Survivor Type,” based on the short story by Stephen King and adapted by Nicotero, stars Kiefer Sutherland (24Designated Survivor) as a man determined to stay alive alone on a deserted island no matter what the cost. “Twittering from the Circus of the Dead,” based on the short story by Joe Hill and adapted by Melanie Dale, stars Joey King (The Kissing BoothThe Act) as a teen whose family road trip includes a visit to the gravest show on earth. (Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ)

October 29th:

May the Devil Take You TooSHUDDER ORIGINAL Timo Tjahjanto returns with a sequel to his unforgettable 2018 hit, May the Devil Take You. Two years after escaping from demonic terror, a young woman is still haunted by unnatural visions. The dangers that await her and her friends grow as a figure of darkness rises, threatening to take their lives. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

Waylon Jordan is a lifelong fan of genre fiction and film especially those with a supernatural element. He firmly believes that horror reflects collective fears of society and can be used as a tool for social change.