Shudder is nothing if not a goldmine of content, with basically something to watch for everyone, and today we are making a list of the best 7 new movies on Shudder in May 2023 that you can watch right now. The movies in this list are not ranked and we have also not included documentaries, because this list only has movies on it.
Inside (May 1)
Synopsis: Four months after pregnant Sara loses her husband in a horrific auto accident, she is visited by a mysterious madwoman. Alone and desperate to save her unborn child, Sara fights to stay alive as her potential rescuers die at the woman’s sadistic hands.
Livid (May 1)
Synopsis: Young caregiver Lucie finds new work with an ex-teacher in making home visits to elderly patients. Their last stop of the first day is at a dark, labyrinthine mansion owned by Madame Jessel, a comatose, former ballet instructor with a stern reputation. After learning that Madame Jessel is rumored to have a priceless treasure hidden somewhere deep within the sprawling estate, Lucie’s boyfriend William convinces her and their pal Ben to stage a break-in on Halloween night. But the deeper the trio journeys into the mansion the more they learn that the house holds a terrifying secret. With no way out, they find themselves hopelessly caught in a twisted maze of unspeakable terror and supernatural torment.
Huesera: The Bone Woman (May 12)
Synopsis: Valeria, a young woman expecting her first child, becomes cursed by a sinister entity. Plunged into a terrifying and dangerous world, a group of witches emerge as her only hope for safety and salvation, but not without grave risk.
The Babadook (May 15)
Synopsis: Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia struggles to discipline her “out-of-control” six-year-old Samuel — a son she finds difficult to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called “The Babadook” turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. And when Amelia begins to see glimpses of the creature herself, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may well be real.
The Devil’s Doorway (May 15)
Synopsis: What unholy terrors lurk behind the walls of a secretive Irish convent? Northern Ireland, 1960: Father Thomas Riley (Lalor Roddy) and Father John Thornton (Ciaran Flynn) are dispatched by the Vatican to investigate reports of a miracle—a statue of the Virgin Mary weeping blood—at a remote Catholic asylum for “immoral” women. Armed with 16mm film cameras to record their findings, the priests instead discover a depraved horror show of sadistic nuns, satanism, and demonic possession. Supernatural forces are at work here—but they are not the doing of God. Inspired by the infamous true histories of Magdalene Laundries—in which “fallen women” were held captive by the Irish Catholic Church—this found footage occult shocker is a chilling encounter with unspeakable evil.
Consecration (May 19)
Synopsis: After the suspicious death of her brother, a priest, Grace goes to the Mount Saviour Convent in Scotland to find out what really happened. Once there, she uncovers murder, sacrilege, and a disturbing truth about her own past.
Influencer (May 26)
Synopsis for Influencer by Deadline is: Influencer tells the story of Madison (Emily Tennant), a popular social media influencer who is having a lonely and uneventful trip in Thailand despite what she tells her followers on Instagram. While reflecting on her boyfriend canceling the trip, she meets CW (Cassandra Naud), a fearless and enigmatic traveler who offers to take her to some of the most Instagram-worthy locations. Together they share authentic meals and drinks with locals, discussing the differences between Madison’s online presence and CW’s lack of one. After showing Madison all of the amazing sights, things take a different turn when CW brings her to a surprise location — a deserted island that is completely off the grid.