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A Look at Horror’s Greatest VOD Providers: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Shudder and TubiTV

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The genre options may be a bit limited this time of year, but VOD kings like Netflix and Amazon will be sneaking a few homeruns into the mix, and you can bet strong but much younger outlets like Shudder and TubiTV aren’t going to be left out in the cold. What’s Hulu got lined up for the immediate future? These are topics we want tackled, so let’s get into it!

Getting our notes for Netflix out of the way we’ve got to put highlight on efforts like the re-remake of House of Wax, which isn’t amazing, but does entertain, and the controversial Hannibal, which both arrive on December 1st. The Good Neighbor goes live a few days later on December 5th, and Netflix’s own, Spectral arrives on December 9th. Look out for I Am Not a Serial Killer on December 13th, and finally, prepare to settle down on a high note as December nears an end when the very compelling series adaptation of Guillermo del Toro’s “Trollhunters” hits Netflix on December 23rd.

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Looking at Amazon Prime’s new additions, we’re eyeing a very limited surge of genre fare, but a few solid pieces, like David Rühm’s well-received Therapy for a Vampire and the trippy psychological terror flick, 6 Souls are jumping in the mix.

Hulu is making a valid attempt to please viewers, bringing Black Water, Devil’s Rejects, Escape From L.A., Don’t Answer the Phone, House of 1000 Corpses, Rosemary’s Baby, Shivers, The Silence of the Lambs, Vampires Kiss and The Hearse to the table, and that’s an admittedly awesome lineup, and those are only the films being added on the 1st of the month. At the Devil’s Door and The Bay will also be available come the 16th and 17th, respectively.

There’s also some content on Hulu that’s going to leave binge watchers particularly stoked. The first eight films from the Friday the 13th franchise are available to check out. Can’t lose there.

Here’s where things begin to get really interesting.

Shudder isn’t going to let December pass without making a damn impressive attempt at giving fans the very best selection of VOD flicks this month.

Michael Powell’s intense and uber-creepy (but often overlooked) flick, Peeping Tom is now available, as is Jimmy Sangster’s The Horror of Frankenstein, J.T. Petty’s western horror, The Burrowers, Darren Lynn Bousman’s Repo! the Genetic Opera, Lucky McKee’s May, and Xavier Gens’ Frontier(s). And those are just a select few highlights of the films added on the first.

Come December 7th we’ll see Rob Zombie’s 31 make an exclusive arrival on Shudder. December 15th will see more awesome material made available, as Shudder’s grabbed Shrew’s Nest exclusively, and will make way for Bob Clark’s amazing seasonal piece, Black Christmas and David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers.

The month will end on a high note for Shudder, as Cronenberg’s Rabid lands on December 22nd, and Larry Cohen’s God Told Me To will follow on December 28th.

And finally, we’ll take a peek at a few of the shining pieces being added to free outlet, TubiTV.

Cube has been added this month, as has Cujo, Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Ju-On: The Grudge 2, the first four Paranormal Activity films, The Terminator and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.

Of the last few years, this is arguably the strongest lineup of horror films hitting fan-favorite VOD outlets in December.

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Bruce Campbell Gives New EVIL DEAD Films His Blessing

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As we all know by this point, not only has Ash vs Evil Dead been canceled by Starz, but star Bruce Campbell has officially retired as Ash. But what does he think of the Evil Dead films continuing on without him?

Well, a fan over on Twitter just asked Bruce that very question and Campbell responded: “Not that they need it, but of course. Lots of unexplored stories and crossovers in the Evil Dead universe.”

You can check out his tweet below, which basically gives all the “okay” needed for Jane Levy to return as Mia for more Deadite action should the opportunity arise. Hoo-ray!

Are you happy to know Bruce is cool with the series continuing on despite is absence? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Hopefully, we’ll hear more news on a possible sequel to Fede Alvarez’s remake aka Evil Dead 2 in the near future. Until then, stay tuned!

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Brutal New Trailer for Blumhouse’s UPGRADE Unleashed

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Blumhouse and writer-director Leigh Whannell’s new sci-fi horror thriller Upgrade is a flick that currently rests damn-near the top of my must-see list. Dread Central’s review even called the film, “a wickedly entertaining sci-fi body horror thrill ride.”

Thus I’m excited to share with you guys a brutal new red band trailer for the film – and a new green band trailer as well!

You can check out the brutal new trailer below and the poster to the right and then make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The new Blumhouse film is written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) and stars Logan Marshall-Green (PrometheusThe Invitation) and Betty Gabriel (Get Out).

The film hits theaters June 1.

Synopsis:

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.

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Hulu Premiere of Stephen King’s CASTLE ROCK Includes First 3 Episodes

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Later this summer we will be hit by one of the (potentially) coolest horror TV shows of all-time with Hulu’s Castle Rock. The series is based on the world of Stephen King and comes to us via J.J. Abrams.

And today we not only have new images to share with you guys via EW, but we have news that the first three episodes of the 10-episode first season will be premiering all at once on July 25th!

The three new images feature Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) locked up in Shawshank prison, Sissy Spacek and André Holland talking in a kitchen, and Scott Glenn’s Sheriff Alan Pangborn digging up – or burying – some dark secrets.

You can check out the three new stills from the upcoming series below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The series stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn. Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, and Liz Glotzer. It’s from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

The show premieres on Hulu Wednesday, July 25th.

Synopsis:

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. 

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