Shudder Essentials

Shudder Essentials

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

Children of the Corn
Children of the Corn
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A couple must escape from a town of evil kids in this scary Stephen King adaptation.

Nosferatu, The Vampyre
Nosferatu, The Vampyre
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Werner Herzog’s 1979 remake stars the ghoulish German actor Klaus Kinski.

Phantasm: Remastered
Phantasm: Remastered
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Don Coscarelli’s beloved 1979 sci-fi horror classic returns in a new restoration.

Ms. 45
Ms. 45
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A mute seamstress goes on a killing spree after being assaulted in Abel Ferrara’s classic.

Viy
Viy
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In 19th century Russia, a seminary student is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a beautiful young witch.

Carrie
Carrie
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Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, Carrie is a high school loner with no confidence, no friends... and no idea about the extent of her secret powers of telekinesis.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
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One by one, the residents of San Francisco are becoming drone-like shadows of their former selves.

Lifeforce
Lifeforce
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A frightening journey into the unknown awaits when a mission to investigate Halley's Comet discovers an even stranger phenomenon: an alien spacecraft!

Horror Express
Horror Express
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Horror icons Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee race to stop a prehistoric vampire.

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.

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.

Frankenhooker
Frankenhooker
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An amateur scientist uses the bodies of dead hookers to revive his dead girlfriend.

The Stepfather
The Stepfather
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After murdering his entire family, a man marries a widow with a teenage daughter in another town and prepares to do it all over again in this classic thriller.

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.

White Zombie
White Zombie
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Bela Lugosi plays an evil witch doctor who commands zombies in this horror classic.

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
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This still scary German silent is one of the most important horror films ever made.

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

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
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Billy's about to graduate, but Aunt Cheryl wants him all to herself in this twisted cult gem.

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.

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.

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