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Shudder’s ‘Cursed Films’ Director Jay Cheel: The Horror News Network Interview

Every horror fan has heard the legends surrounding classic horror films such as The Exorcist and Poltergeist.  These tales include stories about haunted sets, tragedy, mysterious mistakes, and the lives forever scarred by being associated with some of the greatest the genre has to offer.

Life-long horror fan Jay Cheel grew up hearing these same stories and in his new Shudder documetary series, Cursed Films, the director attempts to seperate the facts from the legends and entertain both novice and hard core fans all the way. read more

Shudder Celebrates ‘Halfway to Halloween’ this April With a Pumpkin Full Of Premieres

If you are looking to clear your mind and focus on the eventual return of every horror fan’s favorite month of the year, Shudder has the treats you’ve been craving.

This April, Shudder celebrates the midpoint to Halloween with the launch of Halfway to Halloween Month.  Shudder promises that April will be”… its biggest month of non-October programming ever, at a time when many people are turning to streaming to help entertain them while they’re social distancing and quarantining.” read more

Need to Stream Some Fine Horror Content? Shudder’s Got You Covered

Earlier this week we released a list of 25 recent, and awesome, horror films for you to stream and where to find them so that you all have some gruesomely fun films to watch during this quarantine (you can check that by clicking here). If you read the list, you’ll see that a good deal of them are available on AMC Network’s horror streaming platform Shudder.

Well, our pals at Shudder have you guys in mind as well. For those who aren’t already subscribers, Shudder has announced that they’re offering a 30-day free trial to help out with the boredom! All you need to do is head to Shudder.com and enter the promo code SHUTIN at sign-up; how cool is that? read more

First Season of ‘Creepshow’ Will Air on AMC

Deadline is reporting that the first season of Creepshow will air on AMC just before the second season comes to Shudder.

“There’s absolute crossover between the brand and the content on some of our linear channels and OTT services,” AMC COO Ed Carroll, speaking on its investor call following its financials, said. “We think that [Creepshow] will be successful on AMC but will also then build audiences for the season two launch back on Shudder.”

Season one of Creepshow made its debut on Shudder on September 26, 2019. The horror anthology series consisted of six episodes which featured two different tales per installment. The series attracted a ton of directing talent including Greg Nicotero, John Harrison, Rob Schrab, David Bruckner, Roxanne Benjamin and Tom Savini. Directing wasn’t the only strong suit that Creepshow had, the series attracted quality actors like David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, Giancarlo Esposito, Tricia Helfer and Dana Gould. The series was renewed for a second season just before Halloween 2019. read more

Shudder’s ‘Joe Bob’s Red Christmas’ Marathon Brings Horror to the Holidays

The horror host with the most, Joe Bob Briggs, returns to Shudder on Friday, December 13 with an all-new Last Drive-In Special, appropriately titled for the holiday season as Joe Bob’s Red Christmas.  The triple feature will stream live at 9 p.m. (and it will also be made available on demand later in December, just in case your own holiday festivities get in the way).

Briggs is ready to kick off the Christmas horror, stating that “Every Christmas we try to get that perfect mix of movies the whole family can watch, plus movies that will cause every family member except dedicated horror fiends to run screaming from the room. That’s because we realize that Christmas celebrations can go either way. We think we’ve achieved that balance with Joe Bob’s Red Christmas , combining the cult, the classic and the bizarre in a holiday stew designed to keep you reaching for the egg nog or equivalent, and to keep Aunt Shirley complaining about your choices. In between the films we have holiday hijinks that are frankly embarrassing, because that’s also what Americans do on Christmas”. read more

Shudder Renews ‘Creepshow’ For a Second Season

Shudder announced a treat for viewers on the eve of Halloween today, as Creepshow was renewed for a second season.

Shudder GM Craig Engler stated that“Creepshow has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board.  Greg Nicotero and his team delivered an amazing show that’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re thrilled and delighted to bring it back for another season.”

Nicotero called the series “… a true labor of love.  To be able to pay tribute to George A. Romero’s visionary project and have the show so embraced by fans everywhere is humbling to this horror kid from Pittsburgh. I couldn’t be more pleased and look forward to continuing the series with more ghoulish delight.” read more

‘Haunt’: The Horror News Network Review

Well, well, well…another new Halloween-themed film just in time for the frightful season! Writers/directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) bring us the Eli Roth produced Haunt. Haunt is set in college-town Carbondale, IL. We open on a college student named Harper (Katie Stevens) who is in her off-campus housing reading the aggressive text messages sent by her boyfriend Sam while covering up the black eye that he gave her and watching Night of the Living Dead  (only one of those three things is okay). read more

‘The Last Drive-In’ Returns With ‘Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenaany’ On Friday October 25

Nothing says the Halloween season like horror movie marathons, especially when they are hosted by everyone’s favorite movie expert, Joe Bob Briggs. To commemorate this occasion, a brand new installment of Shudder’s The Last Drive-In series lands on October 25 at 9 pm entitled Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenanny!

While preparing for season two of The Last Drive-In, Briggs claims that “…we unearthed three forgotten gems that are all Halloween-themed and decided it was time for a Halloween Hootenanny.  Or maybe I’m lying about that and we’re programming three iconic Halloween favorites.  Or maybe we’re counter-programming with flicks that have absolutely nothing to do with Halloween. The great thing about spending October 25 with us is that, as Forrest Gump says, you never know what you’re gonna get. What we can promise is a) I will be ridiculously nerdy about horror, and b) Darcy the Mail Girl will probably disagree with me. It’s great to be back. I missed Shudder and the Shudder faithful.” read more

Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Episode One: The Horror News Network Review

Anticipation for Shudder’s new horror anthology series Creepshow (based on the 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero) has been sky high ever since the project was announced.  The original anthology film captured all the best parts of classic EC horror comics, adding even more gore and shocks than the ones that got the original comics banned in the first place.  Could a new series live up to the standard set by King and Romero in 1982?

Cautious optimism turned to genuine excitement when the details of the series were revealed Shudder’s New York Comic Con panel last year, when Greg Nicotero was announced as one of the executive producers and directors, with stories by some of the best writers in horror including King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, and Bird Box’s Josh Malerman. read more

‘Creepshow’ Coming to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

Hot on the heels of Shudder’s upcoming Creepshow series, Universal Hollywood has just announced that the anthology scarefest will make its Halloween Horror Nights debut at this year’s event.

According to the official video, fans will “experience a horror comic book come to life!  Your host for this horrifying journey is The Creep, the skeletal namesake of the Creepshow comic book, who will lead you through five jolting tales of terror inspired by the classic 1982 horror anthology and the upcoming Shudder series from horror legend Greg Nicotero.  It’s the most fun you’ll ever have being scared!” read more