AMC has begun an invite-only beta test of its new horror service called SHUDDER. This is a brand new beta-streaming service that features more than two hundred horror movies ranging from the classics to more modern offerings in the genre.
So what’s the difference between SHUDDER and, say, Hulu Plus? The movies on SHUDDER are the full-length versions, and they are ad-free. AMC’s goal is to eventually launch SHUDDER on a number of various TV streaming devices.
According to Uproxx.com, AMC is slated to launch Shudder.TV this Halloween and will air a non-stop schedule of horror films for two weeks, just like “Monster Fest” does around Halloween each year. Once Shudder.TV launches, it’ll be available on its website, iOS, Android, and Roku devices.
Here are more details about the service from Variety.com:
Consumers who previously signed up on Shudder’s public pre-launch website have started to get invites over the last 24 hours, and can now join the service for two free months. After that, Shudder is charging $4.99 a month or $49.99 for a full year. An AMC Networks spokesperson confirmed the beta test Tuesday, but said that there’s no firm date yet for Shudder coming out of beta.
Shudder currently offers access to more than 200 movies, including titles like the Korean horror movie “A Tale of Two Sisters,” cult classic “Nosferatu” and Swedish cult vampire movie “Let the Right One In.” The site also features curated collections for topics like “urban decay” or “romantic bloodsuckers.”
Sounds like a great service for horror fans. Would you sign up for it for $4.99/month or $49.99/year?