Hoping for a chill one? Take a night off in September with Shudder – the premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural who have a line-up sure to chill you.. to the bone.
September 1 sees the start of Shudder’s annual 61-day Halloween celebration – The Home for Halloween!
Throughout September and October, Shudder presents an unprecedented line-up of acclaimed, must-see new films and series – the best programming in their history! As well as these special 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 curator.
All this comes alongside the regular monthly additions to Shudder’s library – we’re feeling scarily spoiled!
Check out the September Home for Halloween line-up and the full schedule of new library additions below.
The Home for Halloween September Treats
101 Scariest Film Moments of All Time
A Shudder Original Series
Premieres Wednesday, September 7; new episodes weekly
In this eight-episode new series from the producers of Eli Roth’s History of Horror, 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.
Queer for Fear: A History of Queer Horror
A Shudder Original Series
Premieres Friday, September 30; new episodes weekly
From executive producer Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), 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; from the “lavender scare” alien invasion films of the mid 20th century to the AIDS obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films; through genre-bending horrors from a new generation of queer creators; 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.
Who Invited Them
A Shudder Original Film
Premieres Thursday, September 1
Adam and Margo’s housewarming party goes well enough except for this mysterious couple, Tom and Sasha, lingering after the other guests have left. The couple reveals themselves to be their wealthy and successful neighbours, but as one nightcap leads to another, Adam and Margo start to suspect their new friends are duplicitous strangers with a dark secret. Written and directed by Duncan Birmingham, and starring Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), Melissa Tang (The Kominsky Method), Timothy Granaderos (13 Reasons Why), and Perry Mattfeld (In the Dark).
A Shudder Original Film
Premieres Thursday, September 8
Shot down after fleeing a coup and extracting a drug lord from Guinea-Bissau, the legendary mercenaries known as the Bangui Hyenas – Chaka, Rafa and Midnight – must stash their stolen gold bounty, lay low long enough to repair and refuel their plane and escape back to Dakar, Senegal. When they take refuge at a holiday camp in the coastal region of Sine-Saloum, they do their best to blend in with their fellow guests; including a mute named Awa, with secrets of her own, and a policeman who may be on their tail, but it’s Chaka who happens to be hiding the darkest secret of them all. Unbeknownst to the other Hyenas, he’s brought them there for a reason and once his past catches up to him, his decisions have devastating consequences, threatening to unleash hell on them all. Saloum stars Yann Gael, Evelyne Ily Juhen, Roger Sallah, Bruno Henry, Marielle Salmier and Mentor Ba, and is written and directed by Jean-Luc Herbulot, from a story by Herbulot and Pamala Diop. Official Selection TIFF 2021, Fantastic Fest 2021 Best Director/New Wave winner.
A Shudder Original Film
Premieres Thursday, September 22
West Point cadet Edgar Allan Poe and four other cadets on a training exercise in upstate New York are drawn by a gruesome discovery into a forgotten community. Starring William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Melanie Zanetti (Bluey), Callum Woodhouse (All Creatures Great and Small), Kate Dickie (The Green Knight), and David Hayman (Sid & Nancy). Written and directed by Christopher Hatton.
Official Selection, FrightFest 2022.
Shudder’s September Library Additions
Disappearance at Lake Elrod
A year after her daughter’s disappearance, another girl from Elrod, Georgia, goes missing. Convinced there is a connection, Charlie won’t stop searching until she discovers the truth.
Four friends embark on a camping trip to an isolated wilderness to shoot a documentary one of them is making. On the first night the group hear blood-curdling cries and see unexplainable shadows surrounding the camp causing them to question whether they should leave. Suddenly the night takes a terrifying turn when one of the group goes missing and the remaining three realise they are being brutally hunted… but by what?
When their oldest son is brainwashed by a disturbing cult obsessed with violence, a family enlists a cult deprogrammer to extract him. But as they work on reversing the damage to his mind, the family finds themselves under siege, trapped in a remote vacation home deep in the woods and surrounded by ruthless cultists determined to take back their missing member. A vicious battle unfolds, unleashing a bloodbath in which there will be few survivors.
After being disruptive and violent to their local community as well as their teachers, two schoolboys are attacked and awake to find themselves bound and gagged in a disused warehouse. After suffering for long enough, their teacher has decided that the boys need to learn a lesson they won’t forget and study for their lives.
Drew has an identity problem. Every few days, he has to shape-shift, or face a painful death. He has to find someone and make a copy. He takes everything: their looks, memories, hopes and dreams. Their entire life. He becomes them, and they die horribly. Lately, the changes are becoming more frequent. Facing his imminent death, Drew sets out on one final blood-soaked mission.
1950s Georgia, a pregnant con woman on the run seeks refuge in a desolate convent only to be met with an unsettling and horrendous evil waiting on the other side. From Darren Lynn Bousman, the director of Saw II, III and IV.
In 1988 a screening of Antrum at a cinema in Budapest resulted in the tragic death of fifty-six people when the building caught fire and burned to the ground. Other deaths linked to the film resulted in Antrum being condemned as a ‘cursed’ film and its master negative destroyed.
In this clever Israeli slasher, a group of people get caught in a serial killer’s web. There are two siblings who’ve committed a major sin, 4 teen athletes, a forest ranger and two pervy cops. As each of them enters the woods where the psycho lurks, their decisions lead to terror and torment.
Femke Boot is a columnist who is obsessed with reading the endless abusive messages and death threats posted about her on social media. This obsession consumes her life and prevents her from concentrating on the novel she has promised to her publisher. One day, all her pent-up anger and frustration explode in a moment of shocking and unexpected violence. When this brutal and bloody act inspires Femke to write again, she surrenders to her rage and begins to lead a double life as a daytime writer and nighttime murderer.
Cemetery of Terror
On Halloween, a group of medical students steal the corpse of a serial killer from a morgue and raise him from the dead, inadvertently putting themselves and a group of young neighbourhood children in danger.
Teenagers accidentally resurrect a satanic killer who targets the local police captain’s daughter to birth the antichrist.
The House at the End of Time
A wrongfully convicted murderess must solve a metaphysical mystery to find the real killer. 30 years ago, Dulce was convicted of killing her husband and kids, despite her pleas that an evil entity in the house committed the slayings. Now, as part of her sentence, Dulce’s sent back to the home where the murders happened. As memories come flooding back, Dulce teams up with a priest to uncover the secrets of the house and find peace.
I am Toxic
A man wakes in a world destroyed by biological warfare with no memory of his previous life. Taken prisoner by a group of scavengers he meets a young woman who tries to help him escape as the scavengers pursue them through the barren wastelands.
A journalist investigates an evil cult who may have murdered a female colleague. After Rachel dies mysteriously while investigating her brother’s death, Frazier Truick decides it’s time to get to the bottom of what the cult is all about. But he’s not prepared for pagan rituals, Satan worship, and human sacrifice. Racing against time, Frazier must solve the crime before he winds up its next victim.
After being forced to give her baby up for adoption, a teenage girl decides to go on a cross country hike through the Scottish Highlands with a group of friends. In an attempt to re-kindle their relationship, her ex-boyfriend appears uninvited, but his attempts at reconciliation are interrupted after they find an abandoned baby in the ruins of an old castle. As they attempt to get the baby to safety, a wolf-like creature appears from the darkness hell-bent on protecting its brood.
Goldberg & Eisenberg
Goldberg is a lonely computer programmer who spends his time searching the internet for a girlfriend. After a blind date in the park, he meets Eisenberg, a thug who stalks him, intruding into his everyday life until Goldberg’s actions to get rid of him spin dangerously out of control.