Shudder is packed with great horror content just now, here are my 5 favourite movies I’ve watched recently
Shudder has certainly come a long way in terms of expanding its library of horror content in the last few years. Old silent horror cinema, 80s cult classics, video nasties and most recently a huge offering of Shudder exclusive content that is really quite impressive in terms of quality production and casting. I’m an avid Shudder fan. It satiates my need to consume horror media t no end. This post is a simple salute to some of the movies that have impressed this horror fan in the last few weeks. Enjoy!
When a demon escapes into New York intent on cracking open the gates of Hell, a group of elite, highly-trained exorcists must save the planet from eternal damnation! Contains strong language, violence and gore.
Cast: Clifton Colins Jr, Clancy Brown, Andre Royo
The House of The Devil
A stranger lures a babysitter to a house with an unusually large sum of money. But when she arrives, Samantha doesn’t find any kids. Just a large and very creepy house, that may not be as empty as it seems. Indie horror director Ti West (THE INNKEEPERS) made his mark with this terrifying ‘80s throwback, featuring cult horror legends like Dee Wallace (THE HOWLING), Mary Woronov (NIGHT OF THE COMET), plus Greta Gerwig – before she hit it big. You’ll never bop around listening to headphones in an empty house again after watching what happens to Samantha. Contains violence and gore.
Cast: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, Aj Bowen
Joel Anderson’s terrifying faux documentary chronicles a grieving family’s strange, inexplicable experiences after the death of their daughter, Alice. Profoundly unsettled, they seek the help of a psychic and parapsychologist and discover Alice had been living a disturbed life, hiding dark secrets. Something haunted their daughter and the terrifying truth awaits at Lake Mungo. Initially released as one of After Dark’s 8 Films to Die For, LAKE MUNGO has rightfully garnered a cult fanbase, recognizing as one of the eeriest films of the young century. Contains strong language, violence and gore.
Cast: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe
The Devil’s Candy
A teenager suspects his family are part of a cabal of monstrous socialites who literally prey on the lower classes. Bill’s enjoying life’s privileges when he hears a recording of a family party that suggests it was actually a murderous, incestuous orgy. But that couldn’t be so, could it? Though SOCIETY was released in 1992, it was only recently that its reputation as a masterpiece began to swell like a fleshy blob of aroused aliens. The Cronenbergian final act – filled with outrageously disturbing and blackly comic FX – never loses its power to shock. Essential viewing. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
Cast: Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Charles Lucia, Patrice Jennings