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Shudder is a streaming service focused entirely on horror films and series.
Its affordable $6/month price is attractive, but the app’s interface and video quality are mediocre.
Though true horror buffs will find a lot to like, fans looking for newer hits will have to look elsewhere.
Shudder is a subscription streaming service that specializes in all things horror, from campy classics to new releases. Plans start at only $4.75 a month, and the service can also be accessed as part of an AMC Plus membership.
The idea of an entertainment platform catered exclusively to scary movies and shows sounds like it could be a horror buff’s dream come true, but with so many other streaming services littering the market, is Shudder really worth it?
After spending some quality time with the service, we think it’s a solid option for true horror aficionados, but its appeal to more mainstream fans is limited by a few key drawbacks.
One of the most attractive features of Shudder is its reasonable price. A monthly subscription only runs you $6. You can even save more with a yearly membership for $57, which equates to just $4.75 a month. You can sign up for Shudder directly through the Shudder app or site, or as an add-in channel to Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.
Shudder is also available as part of an AMC Plus membership. The cable channel’s streaming service includes access to everything on Shudder along with Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited. At only $9 a month, AMC Plus might be a better option than subscribing to Shudder alone, especially if you watch shows like “Better Call Saul” or “The Walking Dead.”
Shudder movie and series selection
For hardcore and classic horror fans, Shudder’s library is vast and packed with hours of scary content, old and new. The service has an especially noteworthy selection of indie and cult-classic content. However, if you’re mostly interested in newer box office hits, you may find the library lacking.
For example, Shudder is home to a selection of classics from director John Carpenter, like “Halloween,” but you won’t find recent horror hits like Jordan Peele’s “Us” or Ari Aster’s “Hereditary.”
On the plus side, the service is home to exclusive content that you won’t find on other subscription platforms, like “Mandy” starring Nicolas Cage. However, you can get access to these titles, and pretty much everything else on Shudder, by buying or renting them separately from digital retailers like Amazon.
Some notable films on Shudder as of August 2022 include:
“Await Further Instructions” (2018)
“Color Out of Space” (2020)
“Little Shop of Horrors” (1986)
“One Missed Call” (2004)
“Psycho Gore Man” (2020)
“The Babadook” (2014)
“The Crazies” (1973)
“The Taking of Barbara Logan” (2014)
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974)
“The Wailing” …read more
Source:: Business Insider