Did you know that April marks halfway to Halloween? Our friends at Shudder are offering their biggest month of non-October programming ever! We’ve gathered all of their offerings along with some of our recipes inspired by movies and shows on the streaming service. Additionally, we have an interview with their head curator Sam Zimmerman, so buckle up and get ready to celebrate Shudder’s Halfway to Halloween!
According to Shudder, here is an overview of what they will be offering:
- The premiere of new Shudder Original Series Cursed Films, a five-part documentary exploring the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously cursed horror films: The Exorcist, The Omen, Poltergeist, The Crow and Twilight Zone: The Movie
- An all-new season of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, with weekly hosted double features, streamed live on ShudderTV
- The long-awaited second season of the hit Australian horror series Wolf Creek
- The Friday the 13th Collection: including the first eight movies in the franchise to go with the epic six-hour documentary Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini and To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder
- A special Halfway to Halloween collection featuring holiday favorites like Tales of Halloween, Haunters: The Art of the Scare and Extremity (all new to Shudder) along with Hell House LLC, Haunt, Spookers, Halloween, Halloween 4, Halloween 5, Rob Zombie’s 31, the Creepshow series and fan-favorite The Ghoul Log.
- The Shudder Original supernatural thriller 0Mhz, starring Korean pop star Jung Eun-Ji.
- Newly added movies Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Absentia, We Are What We Are (2013), Voice from the Stone and The Sire
Of course, we couldn’t let all of this amazing content pass by without sharing some of ours inspired by movies and shows streaming on Shudder.
- Pinhead’s Pizza– Hellbound Hellraiser 2
- Onigiri Brains– One Cut of the Dead
- Redneck Power Bars– The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs
- Silver Shamrock Shots– The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs
- Spaulding’s Last Laugh– Three From Hell
- Allergy-Free Mixed “Nuts”– All the Creatures Were Stirring
- Bangor Beer Dogs– Creepshow (2019)
- Haddonfield Horseshoes– Halloween
- Bloody Marilyn’s– Texas Chain Saw Massacre
- Miskatonic Revivers– Re-Animator
Not only is there a ton of amazing content coming to Shudder during their Halfway to Halloween event. Shudder’s head curator, Sam Zimmerman, will be offering callers live, personalized picks for what to watch from 3-4 pm est every Friday! The number will be posted soon so keep an eye on social media for that! We had the opportunity to do a quick interview with Sam! Check it out below!
- How long have you been a horror fan? What was the film that started it all?
I’d have to guess it started somewhere around 7 or 8 years old. First, it was more kid-geared horror, like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Are You Afraid of the Dark, even Poe stories. But right around ‘95/’96, a lot of horror started hitting HBO and pay-per-view, and I caught the insanity and imagination of things like Castle Freak and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. That was a big leap for a young mind and I was undeniably warped after. I was really fortunate to have a family who also, while not sharing my love of the genre, really had fun supporting it. My grandmother bought me Psycho; my father showed me Night of the Living Dead, The Shining, American Werewolf; my brother showed me Scream; my mother shook her head.
- What are thoughts on the current state of horror, what trends are you loving and which, if any, do you think are done?
Horror is in wonderful shape. When we think of waves of horror–whether it’s a trend, subgenre or quality–it’s mostly tied to wider releases. But horror is always bubbling, always being filmed, always being written. We often look back on periods thought to be low points and end up discovering obscurities or re-evaluating gems. Right now is probably one of our great eras, thanks to the spectrum of horror currently available, and major new talent emerging. We’re seeing absolutely stunning movies on all levels from wide releases like Us and The Invisible Man, to indies like Saint Maud and Daniel Isn’t Real, all the way to inventive micro films like One Cut of the Dead. It’s so neat.
On trends, I always try to keep myself open. A type of horror is only washed when it’s coming from a boring perspective. There’s life in any style or subgenre, it just takes a killer voice to breathe it into it.
- If you could tell horror fans one thing about how to support the horror movie industry as it stands what would it be?
Don’t pirate! And recommend the movies you love!
- What is your go-to movie snack?
Cherry coke and Reese’s Pieces, forever and ever.
- What are 3 movies currently available on Shudder do you feel every horror fan should watch?
New School: Terrified
A Classic: The Changeling
A Hidden Gem: Viy
We hope you enjoy all this great content from Shudder, as well as our recipes! We have also created a Pinterest board so you can pin the above-mentioned recipes and a few others. Also, we’ve got a great guide to having a horror movie-themed party which is still worth checking out even if it is just you and your household. If you aren’t already a Shudder member they are offering a free 30 day trial with the code SHUTIN. What are your favorite movies or shows on Shudder? Let us know in the comments below!
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