Shudder Essentials

Shudder Essentials

There are some movies you've got to see. These are Shudder Essentials.

Carnival of Souls
Carnival of Souls
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A woman begins seeing mysterious ghostly figures following her after a car crash.

Messiah of Evil
Messiah of Evil
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A young woman heads to a mysterious seaside town in search of her father, in one of the great cult gems of 70s horror.

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
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What dark secrets does 13 year-old Rynn Jacobs hold? Jodie Foster stars in the classic chiller.

Manhunter
Manhunter
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Hannibal Lecter made his first film appearance in this '80s adaptation of Red Dragon.

Burnt Offerings
Burnt Offerings
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In this 70s classic, a family rent a home for the summer, only to find themselves in the grips of a terrifying evil.

Near Dark
Near Dark
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From master director Kathryn Bigelow, NEAR DARK is a vampire essential.

House on Haunted Hill
House on Haunted Hill
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William Castle's gimmick-laden horror thriller is a fairground fun house come to life.

City of the Dead
City of the Dead
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In this atmospheric classic, a professor (horror icon Christopher Lee) sends a student to Whitewood, Massachusetts, the site of 17th century witch burnings. Once there, she learns the satanic secrets that live on.

Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead
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George Romero's original zombie classic introduced viewers to a new type of terror.

An American Werewolf in London
An American Werewolf in London
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In this 80s horror classic, two men are attacked by a werewolf while on vacation.

Burn, Witch, Burn!
Burn, Witch, Burn!
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When a British professor ties his success to his wife's black magic, he destroys her spells to diastrous results.

Creepshow
Creepshow
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CREEPSHOW is back, and still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared!

Day of the Beast
Day of the Beast
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A rogue priest goes on a twisted spree to prevent the apocalypse in this horror comedy essential.

Nosferatu
Nosferatu
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F.W. Murnau's silent version of DRACULA is one of the greatest horror films ever made.

Black Sunday
Black Sunday
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A vengeful witch returns to possess her descendant in Mario Bava's most famous film.

Ring
Ring
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A group of teenage friends are found dead, their faces twisted in terror. Supposed victims of an urban legend about a cursed videotape.

Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead
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After a zombie apocalypse, scientists attempt to reverse the reanimation process.

Hellraiser
Hellraiser
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A puzzle box reveals a realm of sadistic monsters led by a being named Pinhead.

Satan
Satan's Slave
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In this Indonesian classic, a troubled teen discovers a nightmare world of restless spirits and occult terror.

Ginger Snaps
Ginger Snaps
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Two outcast sisters must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a werewolf.

The Changeling
The Changeling
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In this haunted house essential, a composer moves to a secluded Victorian mansion inhabited by a paranormal entity.

Mandy
Mandy
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When a nightmarish cult attack Red and Mandy, the shocking assault leads to a spiraling, surreal, bloody rampage of all out, mind-altering vengeance.

Revenge
Revenge
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A young woman takes vengeance on the three married men who left her for dead in the boldest, bloodiest film of the year.

Halloween
Halloween
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An escaped killer returns home in John Carpenter's classic.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
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A group of friends are terrorised by a chainsaw wielding madman and his depraved family in this legendary horror.

Black Christmas
Black Christmas
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This horror classic about a killer stalking sorority girls on Xmas helped spawn the slasher genre.

The Beyond
The Beyond
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In this gore classic, a woman inherits a hotel built over an entrance to Hell.