Now that so many of us have been asked to remain at home during the Coronavirus crisis, streaming entertainment is more important than every: as a distraction, an escape, and a way to feel connected to the outside world, cinema is more important than ever.
If you’re looking to bulk up on your horror knowledge, we’ve assembled a killer list of flicks streaming on Shudder These are the titles that often get lost in the shuffle, but are nonetheless totally worthy of your attention.
We’ll do our best to keep the recommendations coming, with additional Shudder recommendations, as well as lists of what’s worth watching on Netflix, Hulu, Shudder, and other streaming platforms.
While I’m not focusing on apocalyptic themes, some of these suggestions are ironically fitting for facing current anxieties. Enjoy!
Better Watch Out
Ashley travels to the suburban home of the Lerners to babysit their 12-year-old son Luke during the holidays. She must soon defend herself and the young boy when unwelcome intruders announce their arrival.
Big Bad Wolves
A cop (Lior Ashkenazi) and a vengeful father (Tzahi Grad) torture a teacher (Rotem Keinan) whom they believe was involved in several killings, including that of a little girl.
A series of escalating bets sees recently reunited friends Craig and Vince go head-to-head, with challenges that go further than either of them expected.
An agoraphobic widower (Aneurin Barnard) receives help from a rogue priest (James Cosmo) when the same hooded predators who slaughtered his wife abduct his infant daughter.
Digging Up the Marrow
A documentary team exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.
After a flat tire leaves a group of friends stranded on a desolate country road, they find themselves mercilessly picked off by an unseen sniper.
Every camper’s worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent.
A supernatural presence menaces a newlywed couple (Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis) after they move into the wife’s long-abandoned childhood home.
Prom Night 2: Hello Mary Lou
Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge.
The Taking of Deborah Logan
Mia records the daily lives of Deborah and her daughter Sarah as part of her thesis. As the days progress, strange things happen around Deborah, and it becomes apparent something has taken control of her.