31 Days of Horror: Shudder Streaming Service

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Let’s kick off this October by subscribing to Shudder, seriously.  It is available on almost any streaming device.  But, I would recommend getting a Roku and putting it on there.  I have been a subscriber to Shudder since last summer.  There are so many reasons to subscribe to Shudder and that is the reason for this article, sure, I did one a few months ago titled “Why Shudder?” and it could help as well.

My draw was simple, Joe Bob’s Last Drive In Marathon. I missed out on Joe Bob and his different shows on different networks and I feel cheated.  But now, you can watch so many different movies hosted by Joe Bob.  There are currently three specials and the actual Last Drive In show that aired live every Friday for nine weeks.  There are hints that Joe Bob may return in October for another special and why not?  Shudder currently has the Halloween movies and maybe he will give us insight on Halloween and 4 and 5, which are streaming on Shudder.

Just to give you an idea of some of the movies he has introduced, Phantasm, all but Phantasm II, Helllraiser, Re-Animator, The Stuff, C.H.U.D., Castle Freak, the Changeling, Street Trash and so many more.  Rayzor gives Joe Bob’s Last Drive In, Rayzor says, Check it out!

The Core is a show, that really needs more episodes.  There is only one season and we need more!  Here is the skinny

THE CORE is a dissection of the brilliant minds from which genre films spring. Whether it’s a demo on head explosions, or a primer on avoiding predictable jump scares, THE CORE busts open the traditional talk show and plays with its guts. Host Mickey Keating and his guests examine the onscreen techniques and real-life psychologies that strike fear into our very core. We’ll turn you on to what’s thrilling in filmmaking today, without subjecting you to a chat with that dude Greg from film school.

The Core is wonderful and a must for horror fans.

Shudder Guides is really cool.  Sam Zimmerman goes through different sub-genres of horror and gives you a little history lesson, which also gives you some titles to check out, including those on Shudder.  For those new to horror or looking for something new and maybe a to get out of the same old, slasher movies, check out Shudder Guides.

Eli Roth’s History of Horror was originally on AMC, but now the entire special with every episode is on Shudder.  This an absolute must!  Great interviews with some of the biggest icons in horror history Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephen King, Tony Todd, Robert Englund.  This is another way to find films you may have never seen.

Award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor Eli Roth brings together the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and examine the genre’s impact on society as well as delving into how horror maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear. Interviewees include Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Linda Blair and many others.

Creepshow, the rebirth of the classic horror anthology is back

George A. Romero and Stephen King’s iconic ‘80s horror anthology returns as an all-new Shudder Original series from executive producer Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). Creepshow features stories from horror luminaries like Stephen King, Joe Hill, Josh Malerman, Joe Lansdale and others, with segments directed by Nicotero, Tom Savini, Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, John Harrison and Rob Schrab, and a cast that includes Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have being scared!

So, those are some great things to check out.  But the main attraction is the amount of movies.  Shudder has exclusive content and their own movies.  But, so many great Italian horror movies, giallo and gore fests.  If you’re a horror person who claims horror is their main form of entertainment, well, you must have Shudder.  So go to Shudder.com now and sign up!

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I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)