Shudder: New and exclusive additions streaming in April


Shudder has plenty of new additions and exclusives streaming in April, including a Halfway to Halloween featured collection.

03/29 – 05/24:

The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs –  Everyone’s favorite redneck horror move host returns in this exclusive Shudder series. Every Friday night, Joe Bob and Darcy the Mail Girl will present a new double feature, complete with surprise guests.


Halfway to Halloween Featured Collection – With Halloween only six months away, Shudder is marking the occasion by streaming the first five movies in the Halloween franchise, which include the 1978 version of Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers.

Basic Instinct – One of the most sensational movies of 1992 was Paul Verhoeven’s thriller, which featured lots of blood, sex and murder. It was a star-making performance for the relatively unknown Sharon Stone, who famously flashed viewers.

CloverfieldLost‘s J. J. Abrams produced this found-footage monster movie about six young New Yorkers fleeing from monsters who have invaded the city. Made for $25 million, Cloverfield earned $171 million and so far, two sequels have been made (10 Cloverfield Lane and The Cloverfield Paradox).

Shudder April – Cloverfield – Courtesy Paramount Pictures

Dead Silence – Written and directed by Leigh Whannell and James Wan (creators of Saw), Dead Silence was definitely not their most successful film. When a man’s wife is mysteriously murdered, he returns to his hometown in a search for answers, and has to deal with a creepy ventriloquist dummy.


The Fly – David Cronenberg’s 1986 remake has become a creepy, slimy classic. Scientist Seth Brundell (Jeff Goldblum) starts to transform into a human / fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly awry.

The Legend of Hell House – Based on Richard Matheson’s excellent novel Hell House, this 1973 movie is about a group of psychics who investigate the haunted Belasco House. It’s an engrossing flick with a decent storyline, and supposedly inspired Martin Kunert and Eric Maines to create MTV‘s terrifying pre-Ghost Hunters series Fear.

Shudder April – The Legend of Hell House – Courtesy Academy Pictures

Race With the Devil – Two couples and a dog travel by RV. After setting up camp for the night, the men witness a Satanic ritual human sacrifice, and they find themselves on the run, fleeing from the Satanists. This movie features Peter Fonda and Loretta Swit.


3 Women – In this 1977 Robert Altman film, Sissy Spacek becomes obsessed with her older roommate, played by Shelley Duvall.

The Car – Inspired by movies such as Death Race 2000 and Steven Spielberg’s Duel, The Car was released in 1977. James Brolin plays a Sheriff who must stop a murderous car from terrorizing his small town.

The Haunted – The Smurls believe their house is haunted, and contact Ed and Lorraine Warren for their help. Based on a true story, this made for tv movie predates The Conjuring, and stars Sally Kirkland.

Tales from the Crypt – The classic 1972 horror anthology movie is based on comic books from the 1950s. After becoming lost in catacombs, five strangers encounter the infamous Crypt Keeper, who shares with each of them the manner in which they will die.

Shudder April – Tales from the Crypt – Courtesy Metromedia Producers Corp.


Lizzie (Shudder Exclusive) – Chloe Sevigny plays Lizzie Borden and Kristen Stewart is Bridget Sullivan in this dark portrayal of the Borden murders.


Blue My Mind – 15-year-old Mia begins to change into something not quite human. This 2017 movie stars Bruce Campbell and Embeth Davidtz.

Psychopaths – When a murderer is executed, his soul possesses multiple killers. They cross paths as they wreak havoc over Los Angeles.


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Dead Birds – In this horror/Western hybrid, a group of Confederate deserters hide out in a deserted plantation after committing a bank robbery. Turns out the plantation is not completely deserted after all.

Most Beautiful Island – A psychological thriller that tells the story of an undocumented immigrant’s attempt to make a life in New York City, this movie was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards.


Monster Party (Shudder Exclusive) – Three teens attempt to pull off a heist in a mansion during a dinner party. Unfortunately for them, the party guests are serial killers, attending a support group.

Shudder April – Monster Party – Courtesy Automatik


Pusher – Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) made his film debut in this Danish crime drama. Drug dealer Frank becomes desperate after he has to dump a large amount of heroin to evade police. Also available to stream are Pusher 2: With Blood on my Hands and Pusher 3: I’m the Angel of Death.

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You’d be a fool to not watch at least some of these movies in April! Drop a comment and let me know if you find something you love.