The Scariest Movies On Shudder Right Now
With everyone well into quarantine, everything is beginning to feel a little like a horror movie. Streaming services are our saving grace. Shudder has been a horror lover’s lifeline. They have a full list of horror movies that get added to weekly. There are gory films, slashers, supernatural, foreign, and hard to get movies you won’t find anywhere else. With so many to choose from, it’s hard to know what to watch. If you are looking for a good scare, here are all the Scariest Horror Movies On Shudder Right Now. If you are looking for something more specific, check out all our lists here.
The Taking Of Deborah Logan
After months of searching, Mia Medina has found the perfect subject for her PhD thesis film on Alzheimer’s Disease. For the next several months, cameras will record the everyday life of mother Deborah Logan and her daughter Sarah. But as the days progress, they observe behaviors and occurrences that show the progression to be far more advanced than anyone was prepared for. What becomes apparent is that there’s something besides Alzheimer’s that has taken control of Deborah’s life. It’s an evil that is far worse than the debilitating disease with which she was first diagnosed.
Cast: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Brett Gentile
This film is scary for both the reveal at the end and the real-life terror of losing someone to this terrible disease. The entire movie builds on dread very well, and the final act is very intense.
Incident In A Ghostland
On the first night in their new home, Colleen and her daughters suffer a terrifying home invasion. Sixteen years later, eldest Beth reunites with her family at the dark house where Colleen and Vera still live. Something strange is happening, again. From the director of MARTYRS, comes a frightening, visceral new horror story. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.
Cast: Crystal Reed, Mylene Farmer, Taylor Hickson, Emilia Jones, Anatasia Philips
This is a really good movie with incredible performances by Motherland: Fort Salem’s Taylor Hickson and Emilia Jones. This creepy mindbender has such a detailed set design it will give you the willies all by itself.
A blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road is rushed by officer Carter to a nearby hospital with a skeleton crew. Trapped inside by hooded figures, Carter discovers that the patients and staff are transforming into something inhuman.
Cast: Ellen Wong, Aaron Poole, Kenneth Walsh
If Cosmic Horror is your thing, The Void absolutely should be on the Scariest Horror Movies On Shudder list. The creatures are otherworldly, and the scares aren’t cheap.
On an ordinary suburban street in Buenos Aires, voices are heard from kitchen sinks. Bodies are levitating. Evil is here. It is up to a doctor, her colleague, and an ex-cop to get to the bottom of this neighborhood nightmare. Demian Rugna’s must-see TERRIFIED is one of the scariest movies of 2018. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
Cast: Maxi Ghione, Norberto Amadeo Gonzalo, Elvira Onetto, George Lewis, Agustín Rittano
Bone deep chills are all that’s found in this half-dead suburb. The ghosts and monsters will stick with you. There is one particular scene that will have you avoiding your kitchen sink for a while.
When a famous singer dies from a mysterious illness, her family feels her presence linger, and a horrifying saga begins. Rini and her siblings care for their sick mother in the countryside, but after the matriarch passes away, evil entities terrorize and even possess the family. To protect her little brothers, Rini traces back the roots of the evil and learns the horrifying truth. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
Cast: Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Dimas Aditya, Endy Arfian, Nasar Anuz
This film from Indonesian is the real deal. It isn’t especially fresh ground, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t done well or scary. Creepy cults, satan worship, and excellent pacing; what more could you want?
A former addict begins to have strange episodes after moving into her childhood home in this relentlessly disturbing ghost story from BLAIR WITCH PROJECT director Eduardo Sanchez. But where that film relied on off-screen atmosphere to create dread, here Sanchez serves plenty of on-screen scares, resulting in a film that follows in the footsteps of graphic shockers like THE ENTITY. Richly exploring the parallels between psychosis, addiction and demonic possession, LOVELY MOLLY is a gripping look at how the traumas of the past come back to haunt us. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
Cast: Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis, Alexandra Holden
One of my favorite horror movies of all time. When I think the Scariest Horror Movies on Shudder, this is the first one that comes to mind. Gretchen Lodge gives an unbelievable performance that leads hard into the bizarre.
Hell House LLC
In this found-footage gem, a documentary crew visit the site of a haunted house attraction whose opening night ended with 15 unexplained deaths. Eventually the crew come across a surviving employee who has footage that shines a scary light on what really went down that night. As we watch those ill-fated thrillseekers shuffling through the horror house, the knowledge of what’s about to happen makes for a squirm-and-scream-inducing good time. Dread Central called it “a perfect fright flick for the Halloween season” which features “one of the creepiest clowns to appear in a horror movie in a long time.” Sorry Pennywise!
Cast: Kristin Michelle Taylor, Theodore Bouloukos, Jeb Kreager, Miranda Robbins, Gore Abrams
Found footage films get a lot of grief for being gimmicky. Hell House is an excellent example of what the subgenre can be. There are several sequels Shudder has as well, but the original is by far the best.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE not only changed the face of horror in 1974 but still remains one of the most shocking, powerful and terrifying films ever made. Widely banned on its release it’s notoriety has not diminished and this harrowing tale of a depraved Texan clan, and its chainsaw wielding icon of horror, Leatherface, continues to stun and disturb audiences like no other film. This new director supervised restoration brings new life and detail to the film and immerses the viewer as never before. Contains violence and gore.
Cast: Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain
The film that changed the game, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is brilliant from top to bottom. It also happens to feature the absolute worst dinner party in history. That family dinner still haunts my dreams.
The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers’ psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it’ll be too late for many people.
Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles
There isn’t a scarier Big Bad than Michael Meyers. There is a reason his legend has endured so many reboots and sequels. There is not a more chilling thought than a masked Michael standing across the street staring at you.
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As the Television Editor for Signal Horizon, I love watching and writing about genre tv. I grew up with old school slashers, but my real passion is television and all things weird and ambiguous. When I’m not watching and writing about my favorite movies and series, I’m introducing my family to the wonderful world of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. My only regret, there is not enough time in the day to watch everything.