Your Home for Halloween this October

This October, Shudder are screaming streaming a slate of must-see new Original series’ and movies – part of Shudder’s 61-Day Halloween Celebration.

Thrills and frights stream all year round on Shudder but in the lead up to Halloween the service goes above and beyond!

Shudder’s 61-Day Halloween Celebration sees an unprecedented line-up throughout September and October – with eight acclaimed, must-see new films and three new series. These originals and exclusives come alongside Shudder’s October library additions, truly making it the premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural.

Shudder members can enjoy a new edition of Shudder’s fan favourite ‘The Ghoul Log’ – Halloween’s answer to the Christmas Yule Log: a 24/7 streaming jack-o’-lantern providing the perfect ambience for all your Halloween festivities. Fan favourites The Ghoul Log, Return of the Ghoul Log and Night of the Ghoul Log are back, along with a surprise new instalment for 2022.

The Home of Halloween will also see the return of Shudder’s annual Halloween Hotline, where members can receive live, personalised movie recommendations from head curator Samuel Zimmerman.

Every Friday in October from 3.00 – 4.00pm ET, members are invited to call Samuel Zimmerman, Shudder’s head of programming, to discuss all things horror: from their favourite genre films of all time to the most highly anticipated horror releases of the year. From those conversations, Sam will then use his horror expertise to offer customised viewing recommendations from Shudder’s expansive film collection. 

Fans can call Sam at +1 914 481 2239 during Hotline Hours. (No calls will go through outside those hours.)

*** While recommendations are provided for free, please note that normal phone and long-distance charges may apply. Call volume is expected to be high, so please keep trying if a busy signal is received. There are no guarantees that every call will be answered, but Sam will get through as many as he can within the hour. *** 

Check out The Home for Halloween October line-up below…


The Home for Halloween Series

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.

 

The Home for Halloween Films

Deadstream

Shudder Original

Premieres Thursday, October 6

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.

 

Dario Argento’s Dark Glasses

Shudder Original

Premieres Thursday, October 13

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

Shudder Exclusive

Premieres Thursday, October 13

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. 

 

V/H/S/99

Shudder Original

Premieres Thursday, October 20

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

Shudder Exclusive

Premieres Thursday, October 27

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.