I'm watching every film on Shudder so you don't have to

I know we have a Letterboxd thread but I’d rather have my reviews live here, or do a cross-post…

In any case I’ve been a subscriber to AMC’s Shudder service for about a year. This is a Netflix-like streaming service with a focus exclusively on horror (although for some titles, that label may be a bit of a stretch.)

At the time of this thread it’s actually my only video subscription (in the past I’ve had Netflix, Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling, PS Vue, HBO Now, and DC Universe.) That’s due to a variety of reasons, Shudder is not the be-all-end-all of course, but since I’m in this situation I’ve been ramping up my consumption of horror movies and wanted to make a thread challenging myself to finish Shudder’s library.

Insane? Yes. Will I fail? Well, yes at the goal of “finishing their catalog,” since it will always be changing. But I won’t fail at my overall goal, which is to hone my horror sensibilities and learn from as many sources as possible as I try to finish three of my own horror scripts (one short, two features.)


With that out of the way, here are the movies I’ve seen so far and what I thought.

  1. Ghostwatch (1992, dir. Lesley Manning)
    4 / 5

  2. Pulse (2001, dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
    4 / 5

  3. Last Shift (2014, dir. Anthony DiBlasi)
    1 / 5

  4. Dead & Buried (1981, dir. Gary Sherman)
    4 / 5

  5. Timecrimes (2007, dir. Nacho Vigalondo)
    4 / 5

  6. Terrified (2017, dir. Demián Rugna)
    4 / 5

  7. Don’t Leave Home (2018, dir. Michael Tully)
    2 / 5

  8. The Canal (2014, dir. Ivan Kavanagh)
    4 / 5

  9. The Witch in the Window (2018, dir. Andy Mitton)
    3 / 5

  10. The Beyond (1981, dir. Lucio Fulci)
    4 / 5

  11. We Go On (2016, dir. Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland)
    4 / 5

  12. Downrange (2017, dir. Ryûhei Kitamura)
    2 / 5

  13. Hell House LLC (2015, dir. Stephen Cognetti)
    4 / 5

  14. The Awakening (2011, dir. Nick Murphy)
    3 / 5

  15. Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel (2018, dir. Stephen Cognetti)
    2 / 5

  16. Starry Eyes (2014, dir. Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer)
    4 / 5

  17. The Nightshifter (2018, dir. Dennison Ramalho)
    4 / 5

  18. Ravenous (1999, dir. Antonia Bird)
    3 / 5

  19. Belzebuth (2017, dir. Emilio Portes)
    2 / 5

  20. Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire (2019, dir. Stephen Cognetti)
    1 / 5

  21. Haunt (2019, dir. Scott Beck and Bryan Woods)
    3 / 5

  22. Bliss (2019, dir. Joe Begos)
    3 / 5

  23. Dogs Don’t Wear Pants (2019, dir. Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää)
    4 / 5

  24. One Cut of the Dead (2017, dir. Shinichiro Ueda)
    4.5 / 5

  25. Empathy, Inc. (2018, dir. Yedidya Gorsetman)
    4 / 5

  26. Four Hands (2017, dir. Oliver Kienle)
    3 / 5

  27. The Room (2019, dir. Christian Volckman)
    2 / 5


There’s some things on Shudder I’ve seen elsewhere and have probably reviewed before, so will work later on correlating those.

I’m probably the only one here with a Shudder sub lol. Oh well haha. :man_shrugging:

Shame this is the only way to watch Mandy streaming. I’ve always wanted to see that movie. It’s likely Color out of Space will likely be the same.

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I’ve seen none of those films. :thinking:

What do you think of Heathers and Creepshow?