If you are a fan of horror and somehow haven’t signed up for the streaming service Shudder yet, now is the perfect time to do so. The service is offering one month for free for those new to the service.
Because of social distancing amidst the COVID-19 (the coronavirus) pandemic, people will be spending a lot more time inside. Shudder has been recommending horror movies to watch on the service, and recently, it announced a promo code to get you 30 days for free. All you have to do is use the code “SHUTIN” to stream for free.
If you like Shudder and want to continue after the 30-day trial, it will cost $6 a month or, if you pay annually, it will cost $57 ($4.75 a month). Shudder features movies, TV shows, and originals all from the realm of horror. There are also documentaries and docuseries as well to check out.
What should you watch?
There is plenty on the service to check out, and it could be a little overwhelming. Luckily, we have a few recommendations for Shudder content that is well worth your time.
Slumber Party Massacre 2 is a horror film from 1987 that I take every opportunity I can to talk about on GameSpot. It follows a band who heads up to a cabin for the weekend. Of course, the band also has a few musical numbers during the movie, including the hit songs “If Only” and “Why“–there’s also a moment where one of the members begins to sing a song called “Pie in the Sky.” Obviously, this relaxing weekend has some problematic issues. A rockabilly murderer who plays a guitar with a drill on the end is coming after everyone in the house, one by one. Does the supernatural killer have his own musical number? Yes, yes he does.
There are also plenty of classic horror movies you need to see again, including Hellraiser and Hellraiser 2; however, my personal favorite Clive Barker movie is Night Breed: The Director’s Cut. The 1990 movie follows a man tortured with visions monsters, only to find they exist in their own underground city. He heads there after being accused of serial killings and searches for the man who actually committed them.
Shudder has plenty of originals as well. Recently released was The Room, a film about a couple who finds a room in their new house can grant wishes. And no, it’s not two hours of people having the best time of their lives. The biggest recent release from Shudder’s original lineup is the reboot of Creepshow. The half-hour series features two tales of horror from various directors and writers, giving the series a unique and ever-changing voice.
You can check out Shudder for yourself above and start watching horror movies while you’re shut in.