The Best Horror Movies Streaming On Shudder

Last Updated: May 3, 2024

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Shudder dropped their May lineup, and we’re happy to report that they remain that girl. This month has new titles like Nigthwatch: Demons Are Forever, and the creepy Stopmotion hit the streamer alongside some tried and true classics. It is the only app I know that will let you watch the first four Toxic Avenger movies and then check out the noteworthy performances in the recent indie film, Mother, May I?. I know that I say it every month but Shudder is the best friend a horror nerd can have. Don’t just take my word for it though. 

Check out their programming for yourself. 


Directed by Ole Bornedal 

Streaming On Shudder May 17 


In the sequel to the Danish horror classic, Martin’s daughter, Emma takes up a night watch job to find out what happened to her parents almost 30 years ago. A meeting with Wörmer in his cell pulls the serial killer out of his coma and sets in motion a chain of fateful events. Starring Nikolaj Coster Waldau and Kim Bodnia.

*Streaming film premiere of Nightwatch (1994), the Danish original film from director Ole Bornedal, also debuts on Friday, May 17


Directed by Robert Morgan 

Streaming On Shudder May 31 


Ella Blake is a stop-motion animator who is struggling to control her demons after the loss of her overbearing mother. Suddenly alone in the world, she embarks upon the creation of a macabre new puppet film, which soon becomes the battleground for her sanity. As Ella’s mind starts to fracture, the characters in her animated film take on a terrifying life of their own, and the unleashed power of her imagination threatens to destroy her. Starring Aisling Franciosi, Tom York, and Jaz Hutchins. **Winner for Best Director at Fantastic Fest.


The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs

Shudder Original Series
Season 6 Episodes Continue Biweekly LIVE Premieres on Shudder TV
Friday, May 10; Debuts on-demand Sunday, May 12
Friday, May 24; Debuts on-demand Sunday, May 26


The supersized sixth season continues with all-new episodes debuting biweekly. 


**Repertory Titles New to Shudder** 

May 1 

The Jester 

A malevolent being known as The Jester terrorizes the inhabitants of a small town on Halloween night, including two estranged sisters who must come together to find a way to defeat this evil entity. 

Blood and Black Lace 

A masked, shadowy killer brutally murders the models of a scandalous fashion house in Rome.  


1940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar.  

Mean Spirited 

A failed YouTuber’s weekend in the Poconos turns into a nightmare when a demon joins the party.  

The Toxic Avenger 

Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.  

The Toxic Avenger Part II

The Toxic Avenger is tricked into traveling to Tokyo to search for his estranged father, leaving Tromaville open to complete domination by an evil corporation.  

The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie 

Toxie finds he has nothing to do as a superhero, as he has ridden his city of evil. He decides to go to work for a major corporation, which he discovers may be the evilest of all his adversaries. 

Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV 

The Toxic Avenger must defend his friends from his own evil alternate universe doppelgänger, The Noxious Offender.  

May 6 

Mother, May I? 

When Anya starts behaving like her fiancée’s recently deceased mother, Emmet must confront his deepest traumas to free his fiancée from this bewildering possession.  


When a woman trying to outrun her past ends up trapped between a zombie outbreak and warring militia groups, she must fight to find her way back home.  


Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus, inciting the wrath of the creature’s mother.  

The Giant Gila Monster 

A giant lizard terrorizes a rural Texas community, and a heroic teenager attempts to destroy the creature.  

The Stone Tape 

A research team from an electronics company moves into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. When team member Jill Greeley witnesses a ghost, team director Peter Brock decides not only to analyze the apparition, which he believes is a psychic impression trapped in a stone wall (dubbed a “stone tape”) but also to exorcise it–with terrifying results.

May 8 

Mother’s Day (1980) 

Three young women are tormented by an insane matriarch and her depraved sons. *The Last Drive-In: Mother’s Day episode is also available. 

May 13 


Summoned to his soon-to-be demolished childhood home, Mason discovers a video camera that can see into the past, driving him to record as many memories as possible before the doomed house is destroyed. 

Fatal Games 

A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal ways.  

May 15 

Combat Shock 

A dangerously disturbed Vietnam veteran struggles with life 15 years after his return home and slowly falls into insanity from his gritty urban lifestyle. 

May 20 


When the elevators in New York’s 102-story Millennium Building start to malfunction, mechanic Mark Newman is sent to find the cause. After a series of gruesome and deadly “accidents” occur, Mark joins forces with spunky reporter Jennifer.  

The Lift 

A lift technician finds himself drawn into a web of mystery and peril as he investigates the perplexing deadly accidents occurring in the elevators of a new office building.  

May 22 

The Strangler 

An overweight lab technician with low self-esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of nurses.  

May 24 


A young soldier killed in the Vietnam War inexplicably shows up at his family home on the night of his death. 

May 27 

Graduation Day (1981) 

A masked killer begins murdering students on the school track team after a track runner dies upon completion of a 30-second 200-meter race.  

So, yeah. Shudder is really attempting to be the app that deserves your hard-earned cash. Let me know if any of this month’s additions made you a happy subscriber at @misssharai



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