Shudder extends Halloween with November additions

Photo: Session 9.. Image Courtesy Shudder
Photo: Session 9.. Image Courtesy Shudder /

Whereas most streaming services back off on the horror films once Halloween is over, Shudder just keeps on adding the good stuff, giving us a November to feel thankful for.

Session 9 – One of my personal favorites, Session 9 comes to Shudder this month! It’s a great, creepy psychological horror film about an asbestos removal crew working in an abandoned mental asylum. After one of the men finds recordings of a former patient, frightening things start to happen around all of them.

Trick ‘r Treat – Another favorite of mine! Trick ‘r Treat is a horror anthology, with all of the stories taking place on Halloween night in Warren Valley, Ohio. Featuring Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker, and Brian Cox, Trick ‘r Treat is dark, charming, funny, and a gorgeous treat for the eyes.

Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight – A drifter running from The Collector ends up at a boarding house inhabited by a motley crew of characters. It turns out that Frank (the drifter) has an ancient key intended to save all of humanity from evil.

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Wes Craven’s New Nightmare – Although it is the seventh film in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, New Nightmare does not follow the storyline of the preceding films.

Set 10 years after the original movie, New Nightmare deals with Freddie Krueger coming into the real world of director Wes Craven and actors Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund.

November 4:

Audition – Much of this Japanese horror film is fairly calm and uneventful…until it isn’t. A widower sets up a fake audition in order to find a girlfriend. When he is unable to reach any of the people she lists as references, he starts to get suspicious. Be aware that there are a few very disturbing scenes in this film. You will never look at the piano wire in the same way again!

Deep Murder – This horror-comedy is a slasher flick set in a softcore porn movie. It stars Jerry O’Connell, Jessica Parker Kennedy, and Christopher McDonald.

November 7:

Re:born (Shudder Exclusive)– Toshiro used to be a special forces operative in Japan, but now lives out in the country. He finds himself fighting off his violent impulses, and gets to indulge them when his former CO comes after him.

November 11:

Bride of Re-Animator – If you loved Stuart Gordon’s RE-ANIMATOR, here is the sequel you’ve been waiting for. Herbert West returns and is yet again determined to figure out how to make the dead return to life. He and Dr. Cain build a woman from dead body parts, but, of course, things go horribly wrong.

Tetsuo – Another Japanese film, Tetsuo tells the story of a man who transitions into a being made up of metal parts. Judging by the description, this looks like it fits into the body horror sub-genre.

November 14:

A Bluebird in my Heart (Shudder Exclusive) – Based on the book The Dishwasher, this film introduces us to an ex-con named Danny, who is serving the last of his sentence in a cheap hotel. While working as a dishwasher at a restaurant, he makes friends with a teenage girl named Clara. When a local criminal goes after Clara, Danny decides to defend her.

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November 18:

The Cat O’ Nine Tails – Dario Argento’s Giallo film is the second in his “Animal Trilogy”, sandwiched by The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and Four Flies on Grey Velvet. A reporter and a blind man dig into murders that appear to lead to a mysterious genetic facility.

Season of the Witch – Written and directed by George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead), Season of the Witch was released in 1973. Joan is a bored housewife dealing with a controlling husband who eventually begins physically abusing her. After Joan and a friend attend a Tarot Card reading, she develops an interest in witchcraft.

November 21:

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Nekrotronic (Shudder Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter referred to this horror-comedy as “cheerfully pulpy.” Howard works for a sewage company, which is already bad enough. But, then he gets involved with the Nekromancers, who are a family of demon hunters. The worst of the demons is Finnegan, who plans to destroy the world, and Howard may be the only one who can defeat her.

November 25:

The Baby – OK, this 1973 cult classic sounds really strange. Social worker Ann is assigned to the Wadsworth family, which includes an adult male the family calls “Baby.” His family depends on Baby’s disability payments, and is very focused on his care. When Ann suspects that Baby is not really mentally incapacitated, she takes drastic measures to help him.

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