AMC unveils new horror movie streaming service, ‘Shudder’

Image from George Romero's 1968 horror movie "Night of the Living Dead"

Image from George Romero’s 1968 horror movie “Night of the Living Dead”

Scoot over, Netflix. AMC is done beta testing their new horror movie streaming service, Shudder, so you can start getting into the Halloween spirit now.

The standalone video streaming service was the logical next step after the popularity of AMC’s annual Fear Fest, the network’s month-long scary movie marathon in October.

The AV Club reported in June that the network had launched a closed beta test for Shudder. According to their report, a Shudder subscription will cost $4.99 per month, or $49.99 for a year for access to over 200 horror movies.

Slate has praised the streaming service, saying Shudder “kills Netflix in terms of selection,” but noted that it’s new-ness leaves a few things to be desired – namely, an advanced search function.

Shudder offers a large selection of titles to choose from, including curated collections and staff picks, as well as a separate feed called Shudder.tv which plays selected horror films on a continuous loop.

The only question that remains – will Shudder give it’s employees competitive benefits like Netflix’s new unlimited parental leave?


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