Shudder has one of the greatest horror shows libraries it has something for everyone, from horror-comedies to horror thrillers and from horror sci-fi to just straight horror, so today we are going to list the best horror TV shows on Shudder you should watch right now.
Synopsis: A spine-chilling horror anthology series, CHANNEL ZERO devotes each season to telling a new terrifying story. Each seasonal installment is based on a different “creepypasta,” a popular user-generated online horror story.
Synopsis: Based on Joe Hill’s New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, NOS4A2 is a different kind of vampire story. It follows Vic McQueen, a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx. Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children and then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
Synopsis: CREEPSHOW, the anthology series based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors from murder to the supernatural and unexplainable. Haunted dollhouses, werewolves, murderous goblins, villainous trick-or-treaters, the dead, and medical marvels are just a few of the things to watch out for in this new series
Synopsis: Notorious psychopath Mick Taylor traverses the outback taking on an American traveler out for revenge and a group of international tourists in the thrilling series adaptation of WOLF CREEK.
A Discovery of Witches
Synopsis: Historian Diana Bishop is a witch denying her own heritage. When she unexpectedly calls up an ancient, bewitched manuscript from Oxford’s library, she finds herself thrown into the heart of a dangerous mystery – and into the path of the enigmatic vampire Matthew Clairmont. Matthew is driven to solve the looming threat of the creatures’ decline and extinction. But their unlikely alliance to find the book before it falls into the wrong hands – and their deepening relationship – threatens to violate age-old taboos and shake the fragile peace that exists between the species.
Born To Kill
Synopsis: Sam is a charming, charismatic fifteen-year-old boy who makes friends easily and takes good care of his single mum, Jenny. Jenny is an insecure nurse who’s addicted to prescription medication. She doesn’t pick up on the little signs; the fact Sam doesn’t yawn when others do; doesn’t have an instinctive reaction when others display distress or joy – because Sam is a psychopath – a psychopath with murderous thoughts. And what Jenny doesn’t realise is that his open access to the geriatric ward where she works is fuelling his nascent compulsion.
Synopsis: Remote and neglected, Black Lake has been closed for years. Johan invites his friends thereon a test trip, with the idea of reopening the resort. They are soon gripped by a series of disturbing experiences. On the very first night, Johan’s girlfriend, Hanne, is woken by a sickening thudding noise coming from the cellar. The landlord refuses to let them investigate. It turns out the resort was closed after a family were found dead, strangled. One by one, members of the group wake with bloodshot eyes following nightmares of being strangled. With fear and danger spiralling, Hanne becomes convinced that supernatural forces wish them ill. Who can be trusted? Who will survive?
Synopsis: Each episode tells one real horror story, based on true testimonies, brought to life through straight-to-camera documentary interviews and beautiful scripted drama. The spine of each film is the gripping retrospective narrative of a series of traumatic events and horrifying happenings – inexplicable paranormal activity and weird ghostly goings-on – which happened to real, ordinary people.
Synopsis: CURSED FILMS is a five-part documentary series, which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions. From plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen, to the rumoured use of human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary amongst film fans and filmmakers alike. But where does the truth lie?
Todd and The Book of Pure Evil
Synopsis: Imagine, if you will, a book of awesome power. A book that will make your deepest, darkest desires come true… but at a horrifying cost. This is The Book of Pure Evil, and it’s loose in Crowley High. Thankfully, one horny teenager stands between The Book of Pure Evil and the end of the world as we know it. His name is Todd. And he will save our asses – whether he likes it or not.
Synopsis: THE CORE is a dissection of the brilliant minds from which genre films spring. Whether it’s a demo on head explosions, or a primer on avoiding predictable jump scares, THE CORE busts open the traditional talk show and plays with its guts. Host Mickey Keating and his guests examine the onscreen techniques and real-life psychologies that strike fear into our very core. We’ll turn you on to what’s thrilling in filmmaking today, without subjecting you to a chat with that dude Greg from film school.
The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs
Synopsis: Proving once again that “the drive-in will never die,” iconic horror host and exploitation movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs is back with an all-new Shudder Original series, hosting weekly Friday night double features streaming live exclusively on Shudder. Every week, The Last Drive-In series offers an eclectic pairing of films, with selections ranging across five decades and running the gamut from horror classics to obscurities and foreign cult favorites. And from time to time, special surprise guests will drop in on Joe Bob and Darcy the Mail Girl.
Eli Roth’s History of Horror
Synopsis: Award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor Eli Roth brings together the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and examine the genre’s impact on society as well as delving into how horror maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear. Interviewees include Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Linda Blair and many others.
Beyond the Walls
Synopsis: In this visionary French horror series, a therapist with a troubled past inherits a mysterious old house across the street. But on her first night inside, Lisa finds a hallway that leads to a shape-shifting parallel dimension more terrifying than her darkest dreams. Her only hope for escape is a soldier who knows how to avoid the terrifying creatures who seem to know all of Lisa’s sins. As Lisa’s pain and guilt begin to haunt her in cruel ways, she must try to make peace with her past in order to find her way out. But the house has many ways to make her stay…
Synopsis: Why are we simultaneously attracted to and repelled by the things that scare us the most? In this special presentation, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) explores the pop culture that left dark impressions on us as children. Starting from the immortal ventriloquist dummy of MAGIC, Ascher asks real people to look back at pop-culture artifacts that traumatized them in their youth and describe the effect they had on their lives. A singular hybrid of documentary and horror, stare into the Primal Screen.
Synopsis: In September 1984, it was aired on the BBC and shocked tens of millions of UK viewers. Four months later, it was broadcast in America on TBS and became the most watched basic cable program in history. After more than three decades, it remains one of the most acclaimed and shattering made-for- television movies of all time. Reece Dinsdale (Coronation Street), David Brierly (Doctor Who) and Karen Meagher (in a stunning debut performance) star in this “graphic and haunting” (People Magazine) docudrama about the effects of a nuclear attack on the working-class city of Sheffield, England as the fabric of society unravels.
This concludes the list of the best horror TV shows on Shudder you can watch right now. So, if you have watched them tell us in the comments and we will make a new list for you, and if you haven’t what are you waiting for.
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