Shudder in November: A Thanksgiving slasher and the best jump scare ever

Anna Marchenko as Anastasia, Aviis Zhong as Lulu, Philip Juan as Bin-Ray, Gijs Blom as Mason, Yen Tsao as Alexander - Dead & Beautiful - Photo Credit: Shudder
Anna Marchenko as Anastasia, Aviis Zhong as Lulu, Philip Juan as Bin-Ray, Gijs Blom as Mason, Yen Tsao as Alexander - Dead & Beautiful - Photo Credit: Shudder /
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(L-R) Katrina Bowden as Kaz and Aaron Jakubenko as Charlie in the action- adventure/thriller, GREAT WHITE, an RLJE Films and Shudder release. Photo courtesy of RLJE Films and Shudder. /

Following up their incredible 61 Days of Halloween, Shudder is staying strong with their November additions.

We’re talking the classic Audrey Hepburn thriller Wait Until Dark, a young Leatherface, some road rage, and one of the best jump scares ever to hit the big screen. Let’s see what Shudder is bringing us in November.

November 1:

Wait Until Dark – Audrey Hepburn is outstanding as Susy, a young blind woman terrorized by three criminals in her apartment. This 1967 film is full of tense moments, and Alan Arkin is chilling as the most violent of the men.

Blood on Satan’s Claw – A deformed skull is discovered in a rural village in 17th century England. Shortly afterward, three children begin to fall under the influence of an evil being.

The Velvet Vampire – Also known as Cemetery Girls, this 1971 film deals with a couple who become entranced by their neighbor, who turns out to be a bloodsucker.

The Dark – This story of monsters, revenge and love has been compared to the 2008 Swedish vampire film Let The Right One In.

The Closet – When architect Sang-Won’s daughter disappears, he teams up with an exorcist to find her.

Prom Night – A masked murderer stalks teenagers as he seeks revenge for the death of a girl six years ago.

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II – Poor Mary Lou Maloney was accidentally killed in a prank gone bad at her prom in 1957. Now Mary Lou has returned to seek revenge, which includes taking the lives of some teens who weren’t even born when she was killed.

Leatherface – In this prequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, the man we will come to know as Leatherface is placed in a mental institution as a child. He escapes as a teenager, kidnapping a sympathetic nurse in the process.

November 4:

Shudder Exclusives and Originals are still going strong, starting with a tale of privileged young people who get more than they bargained for.

Dead & Beautiful (Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ) – A group of spoiled young Asians takes turns creating extravagant experiences for one another. It’s all well and good until they wake up to find they are vampires.

November 8:

Tailgate – When a cocky man on a road trip with his family decides to tailgate a stranger in a van, he discovers he has picked the wrong person to start up a road rage war with.

The World of Kanako – Akikazu is a former detective turned unstable alcoholic. When his ex-wife notifies him that his estranged daughter Kanako is missing, he searches for her, only to find that she lives a secret life.

The Visitor – Jerzy sees a vision of a demonic 8-year-old girl and sets out to fight an intergalactic battle alongside his colleague, a cosmic Christ-like figure. Of course, they must fight this battle to save the universe.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – Serial killers Henry and Otis team up with brutal results in this dark, gritty film. This 1986 film is loosely based on the murderous Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole.

Darlin’ – Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead) wrote, directed, and starred in this third film in the trilogy, including Offspring and The Woman. The feral Darlin’ is sent to a home run by a bishop and nuns, who intend to straighten her out. It doesn’t quite work out that way.