Unwrap horror for the holidays with Shudder’s December schedule

Eugénie Derouand as Eva - The Advent Calendar - Photo Credit: JEAN-CLAUDE LOTHER/Shudder
Eugénie Derouand as Eva - The Advent Calendar - Photo Credit: JEAN-CLAUDE LOTHER/Shudder /

Shudder is giving us more horror for the holidays with their December schedule, and you can even open your gifts by the Ghoul Log.

Shudder’s Unhappy Holidays Collection is also back, with some old favorites alongside the new additions. There is even an exclusive new holiday film, a Joe Bob Christmas special, and some sweet surprises. Let’s unwrap the December schedule, shall we?

Find out everything coming to Shudder this December

December 1:

Mill of the Stone Women (Also available in CA and UKI) – A professor and an unlicensed doctor in 19th century Holland use their lab to imprison women, from whom they take blood to transfuse the professor’s sick daughter.

To All a Good Night (Also available in CA) – Teens are hunted by a killer Santa at a party.

Brotherhood of the Wolf (Also available on Shudder CA) – The Chevalier de Fronsa and a Native American friend are sent to investigate killings committed by a mysterious creature.

House of Wax (1953) – When the owner of a wax museum is trapped during a fire set by an associate, he later seeks revenge on his attempted killer.

House of Wax (2005) – Attractive teenagers are stranded close to a creepy wax museum. They must fight back or risk becoming part of the exhibit.

December 2:

The Advent Calendar (Also available on Shudder CA, UKI and ANZ) – Former dancer Eva uses a wheelchair. When she is gifted with an unusual advent calendar for her birthday, she discovers that she could be allowed to walk again. But, at what cost? And will she follow through if it means someone else in her life will suffer?

December 6:

Screams of a Winter Night (Also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – In this anthology film, a group of young college students tells scary stories while spending the night in an isolated cabin.

Devil Times Five (Also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – This 1974 slasher features Leif Garrett as one of five sinister kids involved in a bus crash. The children wreak bloody havoc on guests at a nearby lodge.

Fangs (Also available on Shudder CA) – A man obsessed with snakes takes revenge on his enemies by using venomous reptiles to kill them.

December 7:

Switchblade Sisters (Also available in CA and UKI) – This 1975 exploitation flick about teenage female gang members is a favorite of Quentin Tarantino.

Spider Baby (Also available in CA and UKI) A 1967 black comedy horror film, Spider Baby tells the twisted tale of siblings suffering from Merrye’s Syndrome, causing them to become savage cannibals. Lon Chaney, Jr. stars as Bruno, chauffeur and caregiver for the siblings.

Death Valley Key Art – Photo Credit: Shudder /

December 9:

Death Valley – (Also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – A group of mercenaries intercepts a distress signal sent from Dr. Chloe, who is trapped in a top-secret underground bunker. When they attempt to rescue her, they find themselves fighting a horrific monster. Death Valley was written and directed by Matthew Ninaber, who brought us PG: Psycho Gorman.

Hail to the Deadites – This 2020 Canadian documentary examines fans of the Evil Dead film franchise, including films, a musical, a television series, a comic book series and video games. It sounds like a fascinating dive into what makes a low-budget horror film stay relevant for so many years.

December 13:

All the Colors of Giallo (Also available on Shudder CA)- In this documentary, we will learn about the evolution of Giallo films by being treated to interviews with Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Daria Nicolodi, Sergio Martina and Umberto Lenzi – all masters of the genre.

Orgasmo (Also available in CA) – An American woman staying at her late husband’s Italian villa is seduced by a man involved in debauchery and murder. This was the first film to receive an X-rating in the US.

Knife of Ice (Also available in CA) – 13-year-old Martha saw her parents die in a railway accident and barely survived it herself. Rendered mute by the shock, the adult Martha lives with her Uncle in the countryside, where she becomes the likely target of a killer of young girls.

So Sweet…So Perverse (Also available in CA) – A wealthy Parisian named Jean comes to the rescue of Nicole, who is being controlled by her abusive boyfriend. Jean and Nicole begin a relationship, but there are dark secrets just waiting to be discovered.

A Quiet Place to Kill (Also available in CA) – In this 1970 Giallo film, a racecar driver named Helen is invited to stay at the plush home of her ex-husband Maurice and his new wife. As the two women become friends, they end up planning to kill Maurice. This being Giallo, it doesn’t exactly work out the way they planned.

All the Creatures Were Stirring. Image courtesy Shudder /

All The Creatures Were Stirring (Also available on Shudder CA) – In this anthology film, a couple on their first date attend a community theater production consisting of five short plays. Each play offers a horror-centric twist, dealing in everything from office parties to last-minute holiday shopping.

December 14:

Rose Plays Julie (Also available in CA) – Rose is a veterinary student in Dublin, and she decides to search out her biological parents after her adoptive mother dies. It turns out she should have left well enough alone.

My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To (Also available on Shudder UKI) – Thomas is chronically ill and cared for by his sister and brother, who must keep him inside during the day and regularly feed him blood. When Dwight and Jessie begin to disagree about taking care of Thomas, their lives begin to unravel.

– The Last Drive-in: Joe Bob Ruins Christmas _ Key Art – Photo Credit: Shudder /

Will Shudder icon Joe Bob Briggs ruin the holiday?

December 17:

Joe Bob Ruins Christmas (Also available in CA) – Drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy the Mail Girl return with another double-feature holiday special, including a telethon and charity auction. Up for grabs will be props from The Last Drive-In and some of Joe Bob’s personal memorabilia. More details will be announced during the special, which debuts at 9:00 pm ET. It will be available to view on-demand as of Sunday, December 19.

December 20:

Etheria Season 2 (Also available in CA, UKI and ANZ) – Etheria returns for a second season with new episodes featuring horror, science fiction and thriller content, all directed by women.

The Ghoul Log will return for the holiday season with A Very Ghoul Log Christmas, perfect for creating a fiendish, festive atmosphere during your Christmas party.

Shudder’s Unhappy Holidays Collection returns with a selection of holiday horror fare, including Silent Night, Deadly Night parts 2 through 5, To All a Good Night, Black Christmas (1974), Sheitan, Christmas Evil, Body, Better Watch Out, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, A Christmas Horror Story, Christmas Presence, All the Creatures Were Stirring, Deadly Games, and Red Christmas.

Next. Joe Bob Briggs spreads Christmas fear with holiday special. dark

Will you be indulging in the holiday treats offered by Shudder in December? Tell us which films interest you the most in the comments section.