Shudder celebrates the halfway point to Halloween this April

Halfway to Halloween Month key art. Image Courtesy Shudder
Halfway to Halloween Month key art. Image Courtesy Shudder /

Horror movie streaming platform Shudder is celebrating the halfway to Halloween mark in April, as well as welcoming back Joe Bob Briggs and Mick Taylor.

With so many stuck in self-quarantine, people are looking for ways to fill the time, right? Luckily for lovers of horror, Shudder is pulling out all the stops for April, with great originals, series and collections. The cherry on the sundae is their current new subscriber offer, which gives you 30 days of streaming absolutely free. All you have to do is visit their website and use the code SHUTIN at check out.

Let’s take a look at what Shudder is rolling out for April:

April 1:

The Friday the 13th Collection – Join Shudder at Camp Crystal Lake with the addition of the first eight films featuring the legendary Jason. But wait, there’s more! Also included in the collection are the documentaries Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th and Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini. Beginning April 27, you can also watch To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story.

Halfway to Halloween Collection – Can’t wait for Halloween to get here? Every horror lover’s favorite holiday will be celebrated early with the following films: The Exorcist, Halloween, Halloween 4, Halloween 5, Hell House LLC, Rob Zombie’s 31, Spookers, Shudder’s Creepshow series (featuring a Halloween episode), Haunters: The Art of the Scare (available April 6), Tales of Halloween (available April 6), and Extremity (April 20). Also included in this jam-packed collection are Shudder’s streaming jack-o-lanterns The Ghoul Log and Return of the Ghoul Log.

As part of the Halfway to Halloween Collection, Shudder’s head curator, Samuel Zimmerman will be taking your calls live and recommending personalized picks just for you! Sam will be available every Friday in April from 3:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern Time, and the call-in number will be announced soon.

Linda Blair in Cursed Films. Image Courtesy Shudder /

April 2:

Cursed Films (Shudder original series) – This five-part docuseries takes a look at the myths and real stories behind movies that suffered mishaps on set. We’re talking Poltergeist, The Exorcist, The Omen, The Crow and Twilight Zone: The Movie. Part 1 begins streaming on April 2, Parts 2 and 3 roll out on April 9, and parts 4 and 5 can be seen on April 16.

The Exorcist – Linda Blair stars as Regan in William Friedkin’s iconic film about a young girl who appears to be possessed by the devil. Ellen Burstyn is her mother Chris, who will stop at nothing to save her daughter.

April 6:

Haunters: The Art of the Scare – This is an excellent documentary about Halloween haunted attractions, featuring three very different people involved in them. Shar Mayer is a “scare actor” who loves to frighten patrons, Donald Julson is an average guy who puts together an elaborate haunted maze each Halloween, and Russ McKamey is the controversial creator of extreme haunt MaKamey Manor. This one is a must-see if you love haunted attractions.

Photo: Haunters: The Art of the Scare.. Image Courtesy Jon Schnitzer /

Tales of Halloween – Ten short, scary stories set on Halloween night are presented, featuring actors such as Barry Bostwick, John Savage, Lin Shaye and Adrienne Barbeau. Each is directed by horror icons, including Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (May) and Darren Lynn Bousman (Repo! The Genetic Opera).

April 13:

Absentia – Director Mike Flanagan, who brought us Doctor Sleep, The Haunting of Hill House and Oculus, directed this dark tale. Tricia’s husband Daniel disappeared seven years ago, and just as she is ready to have him declared legally dead, he mysteriously returns.

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark – Horror hostess Elvira inherits a creepy mansion. While the town’s conservative citizens want her gone, theater owner Bob, along with the town teenagers, would rather she stick around.

We Are What We Are – Frank and Emma Parker and their daughters Iris and Rose appear to be a normal American family. But when Emma dies mysteriously, a strange and gruesome truth starts to emerge.

April 20:

Extremity – A young woman named Allison visits an extreme haunt in an effort to get over past trauma and confront the things she fears.

Voice From The Stone – In 1950s Tuscany, young nurse Verena (played by Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke) is hired to care for a boy who became mute when his mother died. Verna starts to believe that he is under an evil spell.

April 23:

.0Mhz (Shudder Original) – A paranormal group investigates an abandoned house, using technology to contact a ghost. Then, something suddenly goes horribly wrong.

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April 24:

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs (season two) – Joe Bob and Darcy the Mail Girl make their long-awaited return to Shudder. Each Friday through June 26, Joe Bob will present a double feature, complete with trivia, facts, rants, and surprise guests. If you have never watched this series, I highly recommend it.

April 27:

The Siren – While staying in a cabin on a remote lake, Tom encounters Nina, a sad ghost who haunts the woods and has a tendency to drown people. They fall in love, but Nina must conquer her demonic instincts.

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story – In this documentary, we meet the legendary Hodder and hear about his tragic back story. To Hell and Back features not only Hodder, but also Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund, Danielle Harris and Cassandra Peterson.

April 30:

Wolf Creek (Shudder Exclusive Series) – In the second season of Wolf Creek, a group of tourists visiting the Outback encounter the vicious Mick Taylor. The entire season will be available to binge on April 30.

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Are you taking advantage of Shudder’s special offer for the month of April? Which movies/series are you looking forward to streaming? Let us know in the comments section.