Satisfy more than just your sweet tooth this long Easter weekend…. Shudder has the ultimate horror, thriller and supernatural fix to sink your teeth into.
Chocolate in one hand, remote in the other – here’s our roundup of the perfect long weekend marathon-ready Shudder originals, exclusives and more!
Premiering with perfect long weekend timing, on April 15, The Cellar, tells the story of Keira Woods (Elisha Cuthbert), whose daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house in the country. Keira soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever. Filmed on location in Ireland, and hot on the heels of its SXSW 2022 World Premiere, this Shudder Original is a chilling opener to your horror marathon.
The Spine of Night
This fantasy animated feature is an adult cartoon with responsible themes. When ancient, dark magic falls into sinister hands, a group of heroes from different eras and cultures must band together to defeat it at all costs. The forward looking retro fantasy, shot using rotoscope animation techniques stars New Zealand’s own Lucy Lawless as the shamaness Tzod.
See For Me
In this Shudder Exclusive, a blind woman navigating a home invasion gets some outside help, in an enjoyably meta way. The tense thriller sees a fantastic lead performance from Skyler Davenport, and wastes no time in delivering a fresh twist on the blind protagonist genre.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane
French-Canadian 1976 thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane has grasped something of cult status. Jodie Foster stars as Rynn Jacobs, a pretty thirteen-year-old, living with her poet-father in a cottage just outside of a sea-coast village in the United States. But appearances are deceiving. Mr Jacobs has not been seen by anyone in months. The house itself seems to hold some dark secret and Rynn is leading the life of a near-recluse, venturing from her home only for necessities. The dark drama captivates in its mysteriousness.
Chilling crime-drama The Guest is an 80s thriller transposed to the 21st century. Claiming to be a friend of the Peterson’s family’s late son, David (Dan Stevens) ingratiates himself into their home and lives, just as a series of accidental deaths start surrounding them. The film tilts into glorious paranoia and conspiracy-theory as near-perfect blend of action, mystery and suspense.
Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror
In this Shudder Exclusive Series, explore a thorough overview and dissection of the subgenre of ‘folk horror’. This series features clips from over 200 films and interviews with more than 50 filmmakers, authors and scholars sharing where folk horror has been, where it’s going and ultimately what it says about humanity.
Let The Right One In
John Ajvide Lindqvist adapted his own book for this 2008 modern horror classic. Set in 1981 Sweden, a bullied schoolboy befriends, then falls for a young girl who seems a normal 12 year-old but is actually a vampire. The film’s title gives reference to the tradition that a vampire can not enter your home if he or she has not been invited in. The visuals speak volumes in this devastating, curiously uplifting drama, with director Tomas Alfredson proving there are still new twists to the most familiar of all movie monsters.
Death Drop Gorgeous
In Death Drop Gorgeous, horror and drag culture combine to pack a campy punch. A dejected bartender and aging drag queen fight to survive the eccentric and hostile nightlife of
a corrupt city, as a masked maniac slaughters young gay men and drains them of blood.
This Shudder Original black comedy creature feature follows lifelong friends Deidre (Lucy Martin, Vikings), Heather (Sophie Vavasseur, Resident Evil: Apocolypse), and Charlotte (Chelsea Edge, I Hate Suzie) as they finally get some time away together, using the upcoming meteor shower to gather more followers for their social media channels. But what starts out as a girls’ getaway in the Mojave Desert descends into a battle for survival with the arrival of an invasive alien force whose air of mystery soon proves to be alluring and irresistible to them. Before long the situation devolves into a battle to the death, where the stakes have galaxy-wide implications.
Yummy is a splatter-storm of blood, violence and fun in which a young couple travel to a shabby Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery. Once there things unravel. The film, which screened as part of the 2020 New Zealand International Film Festival, is written and directed by Dutch filmmaker Lars Darmoiseaux and boasts plenty of gore to satisfy genre fans.
These binge worthy long weekend watches are available on THE ultimate streaming service for your horror, thriller and supernatural fix, Shudder.