Shudder is the place to be this October! Between another Last Drive In special, new original movies, the return of the Boulet Brothers, and awesome collections, they have our sick and twisted horror needs covered for this Halloween season!
Series and Specials
New Episodes on Wednesdays – 101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time
An awesome countdown of 101 terrifying moments from our favorite horror movies, featuring a myriad of horror legends discussing each movie.
New Episodes on Fridays – Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror
Documentary series featuring the history of LGBTQ+ representation in horror, analyzing horror media of decades’ past and the many hidden LGBTQ+ themes present in them.
October 1 – The Mad Ghoul Log
Every October, Shudder treats us to a 24 hour “Ghoul Log” that runs an hour loop, meant to create a sense of ambience and atmosphere. This year’s is inspired by Phil Tippet, the creative genius behind the critically acclaimed stop-motion film Mad God!
October 21 – Joe Bob’s Halloween Hangout
Join Joe Bob Briggs, Darcy the Mail Girl and a special surprise guest for another Halloween-themed double feature!
October 25 – Boulet Brother’s Dragula: Titans
Hosted and created by the Boulet Brothers, “The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans” is a ten-episode spin-off series starring some of the most popular drag icons from the show’s previous seasons competing in a grand championship of drag artistry and shocking physical challenges for a one hundred-thousand-dollar grand prize, the headlining spot on the upcoming world tour and the first ever “Dragula Titans” crown and title. Guest Judges include Elvira, Harvey Guillen, Justin Simien, David Dastmalchian, Poppy, Alaska, Katya, Joe Bob Briggs, Bonnie Aarons, Barbara Crampton, and more to be announced later.
October 6 – Deadstream
An internet influencer spends the night in a haunted house, livestreaming everything in order to regain followers and internet glory. However he encounters something truly terrifying and evil.
October 13 – Dark Glasses
Premiering in New York and LA on October 7th, Dark Glasses is being released to streaming via Shudder on October 13th. It marks the return of Dario Argento and stars his longtime collaborator and daughter Asia Argento, as well as a return to the giallo style with an intriguing killer mystery…
October 13 – She Will
Following a double mastectomy, a woman goes into recovery, just to be confronted with disturbing traumas of her past.
October 20 – V/H/S/99
The fifth installment in the incredibly popular V/H/S series, this new entry will feature five more terrifying vignettes from 5 different filmmakers.
October 28 – Resurrection
Starring Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth, a man from a woman’s past returns and brings with him the horrors of her past…
“All Hail Argento”
In addition to Dark Glasses premiering on October 13th and Opera and The Stendhal Syndrome premiering on the 10th, Shudder is celebrating Dario Argento with a wide variety of his films, including: Deep Red, Tenebrae, Inferno, Phenomena, Trauma, and The Cat o’ Nine Tails.
“House of Psychotic Women”
This collection deals with “female neuroses onscreen in horror” and include such classics as Alone with You, American Mary, Asylum, the Babadook, The Baby, Bleed with Me, Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker, Carnival of Souls, and many more. It also includes the following premieres:
A young loner whose only friend is a doll travels around LA and thing turn deadly.
I Like Bats
A gothic dark romantic comedy featuring vampire mythos.
A translator loses the last three days of her life in this 70s giallo gem.
The Rats are Coming the Werewolves Are Here
A werewolf family drama unlike any other.
Starring Elizabeth Taylor, she travels to Rome to find nothing but chaos.
One year after a tragic accident, six girlfriends meet in a remote part of the Appalachians for their annual caving trip. When a rock falls and blocks their route back to the surface, the group splinters and each one pushes on, praying for another exit. But there is something else lurking under the earth – a race of monstrous humanoid creatures that have adapted perfectly to life in the dark. As the friends realize they are now prey, they are forced to unleash their most primal instincts in an all-out war against an unspeakable horror. Neil Marshall’s relentless, claustrophobic creature feature proves one of the truly scary films of the 21st century and is rightly regarded as essential.
The Descent Part 2
Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors.
When two boys accidentally dig up the gates of Hell and summon an army of tiny demons, they have to work fast to stop the demons from turning them into human sacrifices, or a big bad demon king will soon be slithering through the gate to take over the world. Starring a young Stephen Dorff (Blade)
The Collingswood Story
Young couple Rebecca and John attempt to keep their long-distance relationship alive via video chatting. However, a chance encounter with an online psychic plunges their lives into a world of nightmarish supernatural phenomenon.
Dark Night of the Scarecrow
When young Marylee Williams is found viciously mauled, all hell breaks loose in her small rural town. A gang of bigots pursue a suspect: her mentally challenged friend Bubba Ritter.
The Other Side of the Underneath
In 1972, screenwriter/feminist/radical theater icon Jane Arden adapted her own multimedia stage production “A New Communion for Freaks, Prophets and Witches” into a nightmarish exploration of reason, chaos, and her own battles with mental illness unlike anything audiences have seen before or since.
Dragula Season 1
The Boulet Brothers host a competition of drag performers who don’t just push the envelope – they hew it up and spit it out. With themes like Zombie and challenges like being buried alive, this ain’t your momma’s drag competition. Joining seasons 2, 3 and 4 and ahead of the upcoming Titans spin off exclusively on Shudder, revisit the first season of the Boulet Brothers’ beloved groundbreaking drag-horror competition.
Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg are on a film set telling stories about witches. Technical problems and psychotic outbreak gradually plunge the shoot into chaos. Written and directed by Gaspar Noé.
In Lucio Fulci’s chilling follow-up to The New York Ripper, an evil Egyptian entity possesses the young daughter of an archaeologist. When Susie returns home, she and her brother Tommy start behaving badly, and visitors to their room begin turning up dead. Can Susie’s parents stop the entity from destroying her? Or is it already too late? Borrowing elements from Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist and Poltergeist, Fulci crafts a surprisingly gore-free ghost story that favors suspense over gruesome kills. The opening sequence ranks among the director’s best work.
In what fans consider his last great film, Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci returns to the startling imagery and bloody excesses of his ‘70s/‘80s classics for an unholy saga of demonic nuns and supernatural carnage: When a Canadian archeological team excavates the ruins of a medieval Sicilian monastery, they unleash the vengeance of a crucified coven of satanic sisters with full-on Fulci fury.
For his final horror hit of the ‘80s, writer/director Lucio Fulci combined elements of Carrie, Phenomena, and Suspiria with the grisly surrealism of his own past classics for one last shocker: When a bullied student at a New England girls school becomes comatose after a prank gone wrong, her tormenters will suffer graphic telepathic punishment that includes the infamous ‘death by snails’ scene.
Fulci for Fake
He was known as The Maestro of Splatter, but who was the real Lucio Fulci? Through never-before-seen home movies, rare behind-the-scenes footage from his classic films, audio confessions from Fulci himself and revealing interviews, writer/director Simone Scafidi creates an unflinching portrait of the one of the most visceral, controversial, and immortal horror filmmakers of all time.
Which new release are you most looking forward to watching on Shudder this October?! Let us know in the comments!