Celebrate halfway to Halloween point with Shudder in April

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs. Image courtesy Shudder
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs. Image courtesy Shudder /
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Morgan C. Jones as Charlie Harte, Michael Hough as SP McCauley, Louisa Harland as Claire McCann, Louisa Harland as Claire McCann, Nigel O’Neill as Francie Moffat, Jack Rowan as Eugene Moffat – Boys from County Hell – Photo Credit: Aidan Monaghan/Shudder /

April 15:

The Banishing (Shudder Original, also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – When a reverend and his family move into a manor in England, they find themselves battling a vengeful spirit. In order to save their daughter, the reverend and his wife must rely on black magic. The Banishing comes to us from director Chris Smith (Creep, Severance, Triangle).

April 16:

The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs (Shudder Original Series) – Joe Bob and Darcy are back for their third season, bringing more double features, along with trivia, games and hijinx. Fun fact: the hashtag #TheLastDriveIn trends in the top 10 on Twitter during the premieres of each episode and special, sometimes even reaching the number 1 spot. If you’ve never watched this 100% fun series, this is the perfect time to start.

April 18:

2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards (Also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – Legendary horror magazine FANGORIA brings us the Chainsaw Awards each year, and for 2021, Shudder will join in on the gory fun. Hosted by actor/writer David Dastmalchian, this year’s nominated films include the likes of Freaky, Relic, Color Out of Space and The Invisible Man.

April 19:

The Stepfather (Also available on Shudder CA) – When Susan (Shelley Hack) marries Jerry (Terry O’Quinn), she thinks she has found happiness. But, her teenage daughter Stephanie dislikes her stepfather, and it turns out that she has the right idea. Jerry has a violent past, and Susan and Stephanie will have to fight to prevent history from repeating itself.

Thale – While Elvis and Leo are cleaning up a horrific crime scene, the two find a secret passage. Better yet, within that passage, they find a beautiful woman named Thale, who cannot speak, but sings instead. When Thale’s captors come after her, Elvis and Leo must do their best to protect her, and themselves.

The Conspiracy (Also available on Shudder CA) – In this Canadian found footage film, two filmmakers are working on a documentary about Terrance G, a conspiracy theorist. When Terrance disappears, the two decide to investigate and solve the mystery.

Housebound (Also available in CA) – A young woman on house arrest must remain in her childhood home, while being tormented by something evil.

April 22:

Boys From County Hell (Shudder Exclusive, also available in Canada) – Local legend has it that Bram Stoker spent a night in a pub in the Irish town of Six Mile Hill, and that it is also home to the gravesite of a vampire known as Abhartach. Eugene and his fellow workers on a construction crew demolish a cairn that most believe to belong to Abhartach, and find themselves fighting an evil presence.

April 26:

In Search of Darkness: Part II (Shudder Exclusive Documentary) – This continuation of 2019’s In Search of Darkness digs even deeper into 1980s horror movies. At over four hours long, the second installment includes interviews with Robert Englund, Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), Tom Savini and Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill).

– In Search of Darkness ii – Photo Credit: Shudder /

The Similiars (Also available in CA) – In 1968, severe weather has temporarily halted all transit, and a group of eight people are stuck waiting at a remote depot. Among the group are a pregnant woman who has left her abusive husband, a man trying to get to his wife (who is giving birth), the stationmaster, a restroom attendant and an elderly woman.

The Diabolical – This sci-fi/horror film stars Ali Larter as a single mom, trying to protect her two children from a strange apparition. Is the apparition a ghost, or might it be something extraterrestrial?

Attack of the Demons (Also available on Shudder CA) – This one sounds intriguing, it’s an animated film is set in a small town in Colorado, where mutating demons have attacked during a film festival. Three friends band together to stop the upcoming demon apocalypse.

April 29:

Deadhouse Dark (Shudder Original Series, also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – Deadhouse Dark is an anthology film consists of six interconnected stories. A woman gets a “mystery box” from the dark web, and each item within it tells a chilling tale inspired by modern technology trends, including vloggers and dash cam footage.

Horror Express (Also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing star in this 1972 film. It’s 1906, and an anthropologist is travelling on the Trans-Siberian Express to Moscow, bringing with him the frozen remains of a primitive ape-like creature. Oops, the creature thaws and wreaks havoc.

I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I am putting several of these films on my must-watch list!

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