Shudder.com is like the internet reached into my dreams and made one of my wishes come true. Think Netflix for the true horror fan. When you browse through Shudder, you don’t have to scroll past hundreds of shitty TV shows and romantic comedies to find a few good horror flicks. On Shudder, all they have is horror flicks!! Below is a list of some really fun horror films currently streaming on Shudder.
Hell of the Living Dead (1980; my review)
Also known as Virus, Zombi 4, Night of the Zombies, and Zombie Creeping Flesh, this film is definitely not the best zombie movie ever made. Hell of the Living Dead is full of stock footage from other films and nature documentaries, terrible dialogue, questionable action, and at times some downright bad acting. But, it is also a ton of fun. Over the top gore will have you smiling from ear to ear and missing the good old zombie flicks of the late 70s and early 80s. You’ll also love the opening scene where a SWAT team raids an infected building. Hhmmm, wonder where they got that from??
Cooties (2014; Deggsy’s review)
You’ll never eat a chicken nugget again!! Cooties is a zombie-comedy that delivers on both elements. School teachers are trapped inside a school with a bunch of infected kids who have turned into zombies after eating tainted nuggets. Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson lead the cast and are fantastic as the frantic teachers trying to get to safety. Don’t miss this one.
The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978)
One of the original cannibal films that started it all!! Directed by Sergio Martino, this film was on U.K’s Video Nasties list until 2001, and rightly so. What makes this one stand out from the others is its gore and its star power. Ursula Andress and Stacy Keach lead the cast, and it is great to see well known actors going through their paces in a cannibal flick.
Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)
One of the best of the giallo films out there, and this is also Aldo Lado’s directorial debut. Beautifully filmed with a haunting and mesmerizing soundtrack, Short Night of Glass Dolls will show you how amazing a story-driven horror film can be!!
Grabbers (2012; Deggsy’s review)
A crazy-fun film about an invasion of bloodsucking aliens that try and take over a small island off the coast of Ireland. The only problem is that the aliens are deathly allergic to alcohol, and this island likes its drink. This one is so much fun with great acting, a fantastic looking Lovecraft-esque creature, and great dialogue. Pour yourself a tight one and check this one out.
Brian Yuzna gets behind the camera, and what a doozy he picked to be his directorial debut!! Society is about an adopted kid who never felt as though he belonged, but he’s about to find out why he was chosen and what greater purpose he is going to fulfill. This one is full of social and political commentary and includes some incredible special f/x by none other than Screaming Mad George.
Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)
Writer-director Anthony Hickox is back, and in the sequel to the original, he expands the scope of the film beyond just a simple house of wax. Now the heroes have to travel through space and time battling evil in order to save the world. What makes this one so much fun is that it is like watching the best scenes from all your favorite horror films all in one.
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-A-Rama (1988)
A staple in the 1990s on USA’s Up All Night program, Sorority Babes is just a goofy, silly, gooey fun mess. Director David DeCoteau gives us pure schlock and has a great time doing so. With a title like this, you know you’re not getting an Oscar contender.
Deathgasm (2015; my review)
A recent film, and a great one!! When a shitty death metal garage band unintentionally releases evil spirits from playing an album backwards, they are gonna have a helluva time making things right. Great humor never overshadows the horror elements as our plucky heroes use everything at their disposal to kill off the evil dead–even dildos!!
Night of the Creeps (1986; my review)
The epitome of a fun horror film!! This film contains so many nods and salutes to other classic horror films that you’ll have to watch it three or four times to catch all the references. But don’t worry; you’ll watch this one over and over again. A great story is highlighted by great acting and f/x. This is one amazingly fun and kick ass film. Thrill me!!
Well, I could go on and on about all the fun horror films you can find on Shudder.com, but I need to end the list somewhere. Go check out Shudder.com yourself. What fun horror films do you think I missed? Sign off in the comments section below.