The September scaries are over… but October’s otherworldly horrors are just getting started!
Shudder has an unprecedented line-up of acclaimed, must-see new films and series throughout October – the best programming in their history (!) making them the official Home for Halloween.
As well as these trick-or-treats, is a new edition of ‘The Ghoul Log’ – Halloween’s answer to the Christmas Yule Log: a 24/7 streaming jack-o’-lantern – and ‘Halloween Hotline’ providing live phone-in recommendations from Shudder’s curators.
All this comes alongside the regular monthly additions to Shudder’s library!
Check out the October Home for Halloween line-up and new library additions below.
The Home for Halloween October – Series Scares
The 101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time
Continues with new episodes Wednesdays; Series Finale 26 October
Master filmmakers and genre experts celebrate and dissect the most terrifying moments of the greatest horror films ever made, exploring how these scenes were created and why they burned themselves into the brains of audiences around the world. Featuring clips from Jaws, The Exorcist, Psycho, The Shining, It Follows, The Witch, Get Out and many other films.
Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror
Continues with new episodes Fridays; Series Finale 21 October
Queer for Fear is a four-part documentary series about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the horror and thriller genres. From its literary origins with queer authors Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to the pansy craze of the 1920s that influenced Universal Monsters and Hitchcock, through the “lavender scare” alien invasion films of the mid-20th century and the AIDS obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films, Queer for Fear re-examines genre stories through a queer lens, seeing them not as violent, murderous narratives, but as tales of survival that resonate thematically with queer audiences everywhere.
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans
Premieres Tuesday 25 October; new episodes weekly
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 soon.
Shudder October Library Additions
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.
A young couple is forced to seek shelter in the home of an ageing farmer and her peculiar son, when they suddenly begin having strange cravings and hallucinations taking them down a rabbit hole of the bizarre. Introducing Sawyer Spielberg.
Deadstream – Home for Halloween Shudder Original
A disgraced and demonetised Internet personality tries to win back his fans by live streaming himself, spending a night alone in an abandoned haunted house. However, when he accidentally unleashes a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life (and social relevance) as he faces off with the sinister spirit of the house and her powerful following. Deadstream stars Joseph Winter, who wrote and directed the film with Vanessa Winter.
John and The Hole
While exploring the neighbouring woods, 13-year-old John discovers an unfinished bunker – a deep hole in the ground. Seemingly without provocation, he drugs his affluent parents and older sister and drags their unconscious bodies into the bunker, where he holds them captive.
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Season 1
The Boulet Brothers host a competition of drag performers who don’t just push the envelope – they chew it up and spit it out. With themes such as ‘Zombie’ and challenges including 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.
Dario Argento’s Dark Glasses – Home for Halloween Shudder Original
Rome. An eclipse blocks out the sun, blackening the skies on a hot summer day – harbinger of the darkness that will envelop Diana when a serial killer chooses her as prey. Fleeing her predator, the young escort crashes her car and loses her sight. She emerges from the initial shock determined to fight for her life, but she is no longer alone. Defending her and acting as her eyes is a little boy, Chin, who survived the car accident. But the killer won’t give up his victim. Who will be saved? A triumphant return from Italian master of horror, director Dario Argento. Starring Ilenia Pastorelli and Asia Argento.
She Will – Home for Halloween Shudder Exclusive
After a double mastectomy, Veronica Ghent (Alice Krige), goes to a healing retreat in rural Scotland with her young nurse Desi (Kota Eberhardt). She discovers that the process of such surgery opens questions about her very existence, leading her to start to question and confront past traumas. The two develop an unlikely bond as mysterious forces give Veronica the power to enact revenge within her dreams. Also starring Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Aris, Rupert Everett, and Olwen Fouéré. Written by Kitty Percy and Charlotte Colbert and directed by Charlotte Colbert.
A couple and their toddler decide to stay in a hotel overnight when their journey home from a party becomes treacherous. They soon realise they have been trapped by an insidious presence, and are forced to confront each other and the secrets that lie between them
V/H/S/99 – Home for Halloween Shudder Original
V/H/S/99 marks the return of the acclaimed found footage anthology franchise and the sequel to Shudder’s most-watched premiere of 2021. A thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations. Featuring five new stories from filmmakers Maggie Levin (Into The Dark: My Valentine), Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City), Flying Lotus (Kuso), Tyler MacIntyre (Tragedy Girls) and Joseph & Vanessa Winter (Deadstream), V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analogue days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium.
Hatching – Home for Halloween Shudder Exclusive
Twelve-year-old Tinja is desperate to please her mother, a woman obsessed with presenting the image of a perfect family. One night, Tinja finds a strange egg. What hatches is beyond belief. Starring Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä and Jani Volanen. Written by Hanna Bergholm and Ilja Rautsi and directed by Hanna Bergholm.