Horror Fans: Check Out Shudder

The horror streaming service launches today in public beta.

Today Shudder - the horror subscription video service backed by AMC - launches its public beta, representing as a horror destination offering "hundreds of films that span all decades and subgenres of horror, from hard-to-find independent fare to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters." Today fans can start a FREE trial to check out Shudder's exhaustive library of genre fare. 

Shudder offers a wide variety of films that spans all decades and subgenres of horror, from hard-to-find independent fare to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters. At launch, the list of titles in the Shudder library includes An American Werewolf in London, The Evil Dead, A Tale of Two Sisters, Deep Red, and Sleepaway Camp with more added on a regular basis. Shudder's team of curators has secured a diverse and exceptional collection of classic, foreign, and independent films for launch and will continually add to the growing library over time. In addition to curating the best "Screams on Demand," the Shudder team has organized their films into compelling collections including Slashics, Spectral Encounters, and Zombie Jamboree for easy discovery and to further develop the best experience for horror enthusiasts.

Shudder will continually add new titles to the service every month, and this month's new additions include classic films like C.H.U.D., Re-Animator, Hellraiser, House, and The Hills Have Eyes (1977). The service also introduced two new collections this week: Eco Terror and Alien Intruders.

"Horror fans are often pigeonholed when it comes to programming preference, but there are actually many divisions within the genre," said Colin Geddes, lead curator for Shudder. "Our expanding library attempts to cater to every type of horror fan."

Geddes comes from the film festival world, where he has been selecting cutting-edge films for the Toronto International Film Festival since 1998. As programmer for TIFF's Midnight Madness and Vanguard selections, he introduced new talent and hosted the premieres of beloved films including Miike Takashi's Ichi the Killer; Alex Aja's High Tension; Jim Mickle's Stakeland; James Wan's Insidious; Mike Flanagan's Oculus; and Eli Roth's Cabin Fever and Hostel. Geddes and the team of curators bring their dedication to quality selection to Shudder's variety of films.

It's incredibly cool that Colin Geddes is curating these titles, along with a team of likeminded and super smart horror fans, so Shudder is already proving to be a valuable service to horror-hungry viewers. Additionally, Shudder TV, the service's 24/7 constant stream of horror, is still available and totally free for everybody.

To get your two-week free trial, go to www.shudder.com