Days are growing shorter, nights are growing longer. The spookiest night of the year is just around the corner. It’s a perfect time to channel your inner dark side so that you’re fully steeped in the Halloween spirit by the time October 31st rolls around. And there’s no better way to do that than with a stack of horror movies.
The time-honoured tradition of making a big bowl of popcorn, turning the lights off, and watching scary movies until sunrise is what AMC’s niche streaming service Shudder is all about. With upwards of 700 different horror titles in its library and a monthly cost of just $4.99 (after a 7-day free trial), Shudder is well worth checking out for Halloween, especially for horror movie fans or anyone hosting a Halloween party (simply queue up a list of classic horror flicks to stream in the background).
Most of Shudder’s titles will be unfamiliar to anyone who isn’t a complete horror movie aficionado, but that’s half the fun and half the fright. All the same, you’ll find a number of familiar classics, like George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead, Hellraiser, An American Werewolf in London, Hostel, and Evil Dead 2.
You’ll also be treated to a healthy collection of Shudder-exclusive original series, such as Missions, which tells the terrifying story of the first humans to land on Mars, and The Valley, which is a spooky “nothing is what it seems” tale of an amnesiac trying to unravel a mystery.
As with most streaming services, there are multiple ways to stream Shudder’s movies and series to your TV. It has dedicated apps available for Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, and Amazon Fire. It’s also available on the Google Play store and can be streamed via Chromecast.