This Day in Horror

21 October 2016

Horror Streaming Service Shudder Launches in UK, Ireland and Canada

London, Thursday 20th October 2016. Video streaming service SHUDDER, backed by AMC Networks, has launched in the UK, Ireland and Canada. A premium video streaming service for high-quality horror and suspenseful entertainment, SHUDDER will provide subscribers with a unique launch selection of 200+ titles, most of which are not currently available on any of the larger UK SVOD platforms (Amazon, Netflix and Sky Movies).

SHUDDER is curated by world-class genre experts TIFF Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes and former Fangoria editor Sam Zimmerman and will also host regular guest curated seasons from respected genre filmmaking talent. The service, which launched in 2015 in the US, offers new premieres and exclusives each month to view via its sleek and easy-to-use layout, with a wide library ranging from hard-to-find international and independent films to TV series, cult classics and Hollywood blockbusters.

Exclusive premiere titles at launch include DEAREST SISTER, a spine-tingling and politically-charged chiller from Laos’ first female filmmaker Mattie Do which debuted at Fantastic Fest and screened at BFI London Film Festival earlier this year; and BEYOND THE WALLS, a classy and creepy SHUDDER exclusive series from France starring Veerle Baetens and Geraldine Chaplin. SHUDDER Canada will shortly announce their own selection of exclusive launch titles.

Upcoming exclusive premiere titles also include long-awaited Japanese film-ghoul face-off SADAKO VS KAYAKO, Rob Zombie’s forthcoming horror thriller 31, WE GO ON, a thought-provoking supernatural drama from writer-directing team Andy Milton & Jesse Holland, THERAPY from 16 year old filmmaker Nathan Ambrosioni, and a collection of films from the stable of genre master Alex de la Iglesia including SHREW’S NEST, which he produced, and WITCHING AND BITCHING, which he directed.

In addition, SHUDDER hosts an expertly curated library of hard to find titles and genre gems including Donald Cammell’s WHITE OF THE EYE and Jorg Buttgereit’s NEKROMANTIK which appear ONLY ON SHUDDER alongside stone cold classics from the HAMMER vaults and, for the first time on a streaming service and exclusive to SHUDDER, Clive Barker’s iconic HELLRAISER & HELLRAISER 2.

‘Horror cinema streaming platform Shudder has been a treat for enthusiasts seeking something more than the standard blockbuster fare…’ – Flavorwire

‘This library will almost be like having a horror film festival at your fingertips…’ – SlashFilm
Consumers will be able to access SHUDDER’s library of curated horror titles with a one week free trial or £4.99 monthly / £49.99 yearly membership, ad-free and with unlimited viewing to titles on the SHUDDER website, mobile apps for iOS and Android, Chromecast, Apple TV and the Roku platform with more platforms being added in the months after launch.

ABOUT SHUDDER

Shudder is a premium streaming video service, serving both the casual and hardcore fans of horror and suspenseful entertainment. Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, and with a wide library ranging from hard-to-find international and independent films to thrilling TV series to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters, Shudder has something for everyone.

Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder’s growing library of expertly curated Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Supernatural and Dark Thrillers is available ad-free and for unlimited viewing on Shudder’s website, mobile apps for iOS and Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, and the Roku platform with a free one-week trial or £4.99 monthly/ £49.99 yearly membership. More platforms to be added soon. To sign up or learn more about Shudder, visit www.shudder.com.

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