Shudder Reviews

V/H/S/99 (2022)

V/H/S/99 (2022)

Introducing the fifth instalment within the V/H/S series. The year is 1999, and audiences will witness five new horrifying stories from one VHS tape. For those who are not aware, the V/H/S franchise is filled with various short horror films that are loosely connected...

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Dark Glasses (2022)

Dark Glasses (2022)

A professional prostitute named Diana (Ilenia Pastorelli) has a great life in Italy with various well-paying clients who call for her services regularly. However, within the city lies a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes. One evening, as Diana bids farewell to...

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Deadstream (2022)

Deadstream (2022)

Shawn Ruddy (Joseph Winter) is a famous online influencer when it comes to social media. Known for conducting various stunts and funny videos, his popularity earns him incredible sponsorships. However, when one video went too far, Shawn was instantly...

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Raven’s Hollow (2022)

Raven’s Hollow (2022)

Surely you've heard of the famous poet Edgar Allan Poe.  Introducing a new story about the poet based on the time before he wrote one of his famous poems, this film focuses on the well-known author.  Edgar Allan Poe (William Moseley) here is a West Point...

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Glorious (2022)

Glorious (2022)

Wes (Ryan Kwanten) is currently dealing with a tragic separation. As he travels to an unknown destination by car, we learn he's not coping well. After experiencing a strange vision that almost causes him and his car to go off-road, Wes decides to take a break at a...

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What Josiah Saw (2021)

What Josiah Saw (2021)

The film introduces us to Josiah (Robert Patrick) and his son Thomas (Scott Haze). The two live on an old farm that looks rundown and worn out, and it's quite evident that both Josiah and Thomas don't always see eye to eye on certain matters. Josiah is a heavy...

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Psycho Goreman (2020)

Psycho Goreman (2020)

Beginning with a written narration scrolling on the screen, we learn about a distant planet far away named Gigax. On Gigax, a nameless evil ruled supreme and was unstoppable until becoming imprisoned. After this narration, we head to Earth and begin following a young...

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Moloch (2022)

Moloch (2022)

Set in the Netherlands, Moloch introduces us to Betriek (Sallie Harmsen), a single mother who experienced something quite tragic and unexplainable as a young child.  Presently, Betriek enjoys making music with her laptop and violin and works at a local school,...

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Revealer (2022)

Revealer (2022)

Set in Chicago during the 1980s, the film follows a stripper named Angie (Caito Aase), who has just accepted another shift in a private booth.  As Angie walks into her workplace to begin the lengthy shift, she is greeted by a group of protesters who are always...

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Mad God (2021)

Mad God (2021)

Introducing one of the most unsettling and creepiest films horror fans will ever experience, Mad God.  The film begins with a stranger descending downwards in a vessel that takes him deep underground into a dark world filled with madness, creatures and disturbing...

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Offseason (2021)

Offseason (2021)

When Marie (Jocelin Donahue) receives a letter from a cemetery advising her that her mother's tombstone has been badly damaged and vandalised, she decides to do the right thing.  Travelling to the far off island where her mother was buried, Marie and her partner...

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A Banquet (2021)

A Banquet (2021)

The film follows Holly (Sienna Guillory) and her two daughters, Betsey (Jessica Alexander) and Isabelle (Ruby Stokes).  As the film begins, we learn the family has suffered through something traumatic and horrifying when Holly's husband died after suffering a...

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The Found Footage Phenomenon (2021)

The Found Footage Phenomenon (2021)

This documentary looks at the cinema phenomenon and genre known as Found Footage.  Many film buffs surely have seen films such as The Blair Witch Project (1999), Cloverfield (2008) and Paranormal Activity (2007), which were highly successful features when they...

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The Sadness (2021)

The Sadness (2021)

Set in Taipei, we follow a young couple named Kat (Regina Lei) and Jim (Berant Zhu), who wake up in bed together and get ready for their normal daily routine.  As the two share general discussions while getting ready for work, we understand that Kat is...

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The Twin (2022)

The Twin (2022)

The film begins with the deep tones of a piano score and a family car driving on the road.  We don't get to go inside of the car, but we can hear a happy family sharing laughter and discussions until a tragic crash accident occurs off-screen.  The tragic...

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The Cellar (2022)

The Cellar (2022)

Keira Wood (Elisha Cuthbert) moves into a new home along with her husband Brian (Eion Macken) and their two children, Ellie (Abby Fitz) and Steven (Dylan Fitzmaurice Brady).  The house looks like an old mansion and is, as Keira’s daughter, Ellie, describes it, an...

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Cursed Films II: The Wizard of Oz (2022)

Cursed Films II: The Wizard of Oz (2022)

Cursed Films returns in whole new five-part documentary series. Series II, like Season One, looks at the many myths and tales about some of Hollywood’s most popular horror flicks, and the reveals are bound to shock you to your core. We all love a good horror film, but...

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Night’s End (2022)

Night’s End (2022)

Ken Barber (Geno Walker) moves into a fairly dull and quiet apartment.  It's not long until Ken becomes "a shut-in", hiding from the world and having little interactions with strangers.  Ken has no job, so he attempts to start a video channel with various...

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The Bunker Game (2022)

The Bunker Game (2022)

During an atomic war, a large group of survivors live in a sealed bunker underground.  But things are not what they seem.  It is revealed early in the film that the setting and even the survivors are all fake!  The whole setup is simply a L.A.R.P. If...

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The Seed (2021)

The Seed (2021)

Three best friends, Charlotte (Chelsa Edge), Heather (Sophie Vavasseur) & Deidre (Lucy Martin), travel to a luxury home in California, hoping to witness a rare once in a lifetime meteor show.  Upon arriving at their destination, it's fairly evident that...

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Other Shudder Reviews

V/H/S/99 (2022)

Introducing the fifth instalment within the V/H/S series. The year is 1999, and audiences will witness five new horrifying stories from one VHS tape. For those who are not aware, the V/H/S franchise is filled with various short horror films that are loosely connected...

Dark Glasses (2022)

A professional prostitute named Diana (Ilenia Pastorelli) has a great life in Italy with various well-paying clients who call for her services regularly. However, within the city lies a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes. One evening, as Diana bids farewell to...

Deadstream (2022)

Shawn Ruddy (Joseph Winter) is a famous online influencer when it comes to social media. Known for conducting various stunts and funny videos, his popularity earns him incredible sponsorships. However, when one video went too far, Shawn was instantly...

Raven’s Hollow (2022)

Surely you've heard of the famous poet Edgar Allan Poe.  Introducing a new story about the poet based on the time before he wrote one of his famous poems, this film focuses on the well-known author.  Edgar Allan Poe (William Moseley) here is a West Point...

Glorious (2022)

Wes (Ryan Kwanten) is currently dealing with a tragic separation. As he travels to an unknown destination by car, we learn he's not coping well. After experiencing a strange vision that almost causes him and his car to go off-road, Wes decides to take a break at a...

What Josiah Saw (2021)

The film introduces us to Josiah (Robert Patrick) and his son Thomas (Scott Haze). The two live on an old farm that looks rundown and worn out, and it's quite evident that both Josiah and Thomas don't always see eye to eye on certain matters. Josiah is a heavy...

Psycho Goreman (2020)

Beginning with a written narration scrolling on the screen, we learn about a distant planet far away named Gigax. On Gigax, a nameless evil ruled supreme and was unstoppable until becoming imprisoned. After this narration, we head to Earth and begin following a young...

Moloch (2022)

Set in the Netherlands, Moloch introduces us to Betriek (Sallie Harmsen), a single mother who experienced something quite tragic and unexplainable as a young child.  Presently, Betriek enjoys making music with her laptop and violin and works at a local school,...

Revealer (2022)

Set in Chicago during the 1980s, the film follows a stripper named Angie (Caito Aase), who has just accepted another shift in a private booth.  As Angie walks into her workplace to begin the lengthy shift, she is greeted by a group of protesters who are always...

Mad God (2021)

Introducing one of the most unsettling and creepiest films horror fans will ever experience, Mad God.  The film begins with a stranger descending downwards in a vessel that takes him deep underground into a dark world filled with madness, creatures and disturbing...

Offseason (2021)

When Marie (Jocelin Donahue) receives a letter from a cemetery advising her that her mother's tombstone has been badly damaged and vandalised, she decides to do the right thing.  Travelling to the far off island where her mother was buried, Marie and her partner...

A Banquet (2021)

The film follows Holly (Sienna Guillory) and her two daughters, Betsey (Jessica Alexander) and Isabelle (Ruby Stokes).  As the film begins, we learn the family has suffered through something traumatic and horrifying when Holly's husband died after suffering a...

The Found Footage Phenomenon (2021)

This documentary looks at the cinema phenomenon and genre known as Found Footage.  Many film buffs surely have seen films such as The Blair Witch Project (1999), Cloverfield (2008) and Paranormal Activity (2007), which were highly successful features when they...

The Sadness (2021)

Set in Taipei, we follow a young couple named Kat (Regina Lei) and Jim (Berant Zhu), who wake up in bed together and get ready for their normal daily routine.  As the two share general discussions while getting ready for work, we understand that Kat is...

The Twin (2022)

The film begins with the deep tones of a piano score and a family car driving on the road.  We don't get to go inside of the car, but we can hear a happy family sharing laughter and discussions until a tragic crash accident occurs off-screen.  The tragic...

The Cellar (2022)

Keira Wood (Elisha Cuthbert) moves into a new home along with her husband Brian (Eion Macken) and their two children, Ellie (Abby Fitz) and Steven (Dylan Fitzmaurice Brady).  The house looks like an old mansion and is, as Keira’s daughter, Ellie, describes it, an...

Cursed Films II: The Wizard of Oz (2022)

Cursed Films returns in whole new five-part documentary series. Series II, like Season One, looks at the many myths and tales about some of Hollywood’s most popular horror flicks, and the reveals are bound to shock you to your core. We all love a good horror film, but...

Night’s End (2022)

Ken Barber (Geno Walker) moves into a fairly dull and quiet apartment.  It's not long until Ken becomes "a shut-in", hiding from the world and having little interactions with strangers.  Ken has no job, so he attempts to start a video channel with various...

The Bunker Game (2022)

During an atomic war, a large group of survivors live in a sealed bunker underground.  But things are not what they seem.  It is revealed early in the film that the setting and even the survivors are all fake!  The whole setup is simply a L.A.R.P. If...

The Seed (2021)

Three best friends, Charlotte (Chelsa Edge), Heather (Sophie Vavasseur) & Deidre (Lucy Martin), travel to a luxury home in California, hoping to witness a rare once in a lifetime meteor show.  Upon arriving at their destination, it's fairly evident that...

Slapface (2022)

Lucas (August Maturo) is a young boy trying to deal with the loss of his mother.  Often in trouble with the law, Lucas has been given multiple stern warnings by the local Sheriff (Dan Hedaya).  Lucas lives with his older brother, Tom (Mike Manning), but...

The Last Thing Mary Saw (2021)

Set in Southold, New York, in 1843 during winter, the film begins with the interrogation of a woman named Maiden Mary (Stefanie Scott).  Several mysterious deaths have occurred, including her grandmother at their family farm. Maiden Mary is blindfolded during the...

For the Sake of Vicious (2020)

Set on Halloween, the film introduces a hard-working nurse named Romina (Lora Burke).  After finishing a long shift, Romina goes straight home, but when she walks through her front door, she soon finds she’s not alone.  A stranger is hiding out in her house,...

The Advent Calendar (2021)

Eva (Eugénie Derouand) has been a paraplegic since a tragic accident three years ago. Currently, Eva enjoys swimming as a hobby and gets by financially working for an insurance company.  When Eva’s birthday comes around close to Christmas time, it seems she will...

Dead & Beautiful (2021)

A group of five young adults are all wealthy and bored in life. Each week, one member from the group selects an activity for them to complete, each attempting to allow the group to do something unlike anything they've never done before. One particular week, one of...

V/H/S/94 (2021)

The fourth instalment in the V/H/S series, set in 1994, begins with a skilled SWAT team making a raid at a warehouse.  They make a major discovery, learning about a mysterious cult and a bizarre setup of recorded material on older technology, including VHS...

Seance (2021)

A position for enrolment at Fairfield Academy becomes available after the mysterious death of a young woman in her room.  Camille (Suki Waterhouse) applies for the opening and is accepted. But fitting into the Academy among peers is not an easy task, and she...

Martyrs Lane (2021)

Leah (Kiera Thompson) is a ten-year-old girl who lives in a vicarage with her older sister, mother and father. Her family is highly religious, and they find themselves always helping others in need, and people within the community will request a blessing or even...

Initiation (2020)

In this movie, one of the biggest highlights in America is happening right now at a university campus- pledge week!  During this week, young people attending university accept challenges to prove their worth, drink heavily and party. It's evident that social...

Superhost (2021)

Teddy (Osric Chau) and Claire (Sarah Canning) are a young couple who are also full-time vloggers with their very own channel, Superhost. Together they have built a reputation and large following by visiting various hotels and holiday spots and reviewing them with...

Sator (2019)

The story of Sator follows Adam (Gabriel Nicholson), a deer hunter who lives a lonely existence in a "cabin in the woods." We learn that occasionally his brother Pete (Michael Daniel) will pop in for a visit and that his Grandmother who lives close by, Nani...

Mosquito State (2020)

Set in 2007, the film introduces Richard (Beau Knapp), a talented yet highly obsessive data analyst who works on Wall Street. Richard is passionate about details. He generally keeps to himself as he lacks people skills and struggles to have decent conversations with...

Jakob’s Wife (2021)

Anne (Barbara Crampton) lives in a small town married to Jakob, the church pastor who enjoys helping others within the community. But for Anne, things could be a lot better, especially when it comes to her marriage with Jakob. Over the last thirty years, their...

Bleed With Me (2020)

Rowan (Lee Marshall) accepts an invitation from her friend Emily (Lauren Beatty) to go to an isolated cabin during winter. Joining them is Emily's boyfriend Brendon (Aris Tyros).  Our three leads begin the film by driving up to the cabin, and Rowan has a nap in...

The Boy Behind the Door (2020)

Bobby (Lonnie Chavis) and Kevin (Ezra Dewey) are best friends who are both twelve years old. One day the two are hanging out in the woods, walking around and chatting.  When Bobby realises that Kevin is no longer talking back to him from afar, Bobby...

Son (2021)

Laura (Andi Matichak) is a single mother who works as a school teacher and lives with her one and only son, David (Luke David Blu). Life for the two of them seems well until Laura hears some strange noise coming from her son's bedroom in the middle of the night. ...

Vicious Fun (2020)

Vicious Fun (2020) - Movie Review 1st July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Evan Marsh as Joel - Vicious Fun _ Photo Credit: Shudder Set in the 1980s, Joel (Even Marsh) is a film critic and magazine writer passionate about all relating to the genre of horror. But life...

Superdeep (2020)

Superdeep (2020) - Movie Review 14th June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Milena Radulovic as Anya -The Superdeep-Photo Credit:Shudder Anya (Milena Radulovic) is a scientist with a horrific past relating to the death of one of her close colleagues. One evening while...

The Amusement Park (2019)

The Amusement Park was finally discovered, forty-six years after it was initially completed by the well-known director George A. Romero in 1973.  After resurfacing, it has received a 4K restoration and is now available to movie lovers worldwide for the first...

Caveat (2020)

Isaac (Jonathan French) is a lone drifter before being approached by someone who offers him work. The job offers Isaac two hundred dollars per day over five days for a simple task.  All he has to do is look after a psychologically troubled woman named Olga and...

Fried Barry (2020)

Barry (Gary Green), to put it politely, is not a lovely human being. He is a heavy drug addict and has no interest in looking after his current partner and only child, all of whom live in a small rundown home.  Visiting a local pub, Barry catches up with a mate...

The Reckoning (2020)

A horrible sickness is plaguing the land of England. The Reckoning follows Grace (Charlotte Kirk), who makes the awful discovery that her husband killed himself after becoming sick.  Feeling it was the only way to protect Grace and their child, he left her alone...

Violation (2020)

In the present day, Miriam struggles to have a cheerful marriage and feels her relationship is near to divorce.  She and her husband return to her hometown to catch up with her younger sister and brother-in-law after being apart for many years. Miriam hopes that...

Slaxx (2020)

Libby (Romane Denis) has always dreamed of working in the retail store known as CCC's (aka Canadian Cotton Clothiers). She finally gets the opportunity to work as a salesclerk. Naturally, Libby is over the moon to represent and work with such a colossal clothing...

Come True (2020)

Things are not looking too good for a young high school student named Sarah.  Sarah chooses to run away from her mother and refuses to go back home, sleeping the night at a local park.  But Sarah has issues when it comes to sleeping.  The worst part is...

Lucky (2020)

May (Brea Grant) is a writer who is well known for writing "How To" books. She is also known for writing blogs online and is a general influencer among women. May's publisher tells her that book sales have slowed down, but she will continue to do whatever she can to...

Possessor (2020)

Tasya (Andrea Riseborough) is an agent who works for a top-secret organization.  This organization consistently uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies. You see, when Tasya takes over someone's body, she can turn them into the ultimate...

Awoken (2019)

Karla (Sara West) is a medical student who is passionate to learn everything relating to insomnia and understand the real cause.  This passion is fuelled by her brother, Blake (Benson Jack Anthony), suffering from a significant sleep disorder. The doctors in...

Shook (2021)

Shook (2021) - Movie Review 21st Feburay 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Mia (Daisye Tutor) is a superstar when it comes to her fame on social media. She is well known for promoting premium cosmetic products under her username @makeupbymia. While her social media...

Hunted (2020)

Hunted (2020) - Movie Review 11th January 2021 Written by Peter Walkden The film introduces a woman named Eve (Lucie Debay).  Eve works in the construction industry and is currently overseeing a large construction job.  She is now under pressure from upper...

The Soul Collector (2019)

The film opens with an older man on his death bed. With his final breath, he sees another man by his side, and instantly the old man in his bed passes away while the stranger walks away. On the flip side, the film introduces us to a family which consists of William...

Apartment 1BR (2019)

A young woman named Sarah (Nicole Brydon Bloom) is attempting to start a brand-new life and hopes to move forward from her mysterious past. Sarah discovers a vacant apartment that she likes the look of. She applies for it, competing against many other applicants...

Sputnik (2020)

Set in the early 80s, two men in a Soviet spacecraft are in space on a mission. But the mission turns for the worst when something mysterious occurs. The spacecraft crash lands back on Earth, leaving the ship’s commander alive and the other crewmember dead. The...

Blood Vessel (2019)

Blood Vessel (2019) - Movie Review 28th July 2020 Written by Peter Walkden Set in the North Atlantic Ocean, the year is 1945 and World War II is close to coming to an end. German naval forces have orders to eliminate any survivors. Floating in the sea is a small group...

The Vigil (2019)

Yakov Ronen (Dave Davis) is a Jewish man who is struggling in life. He is currently unemployed and battling to pay rent. Yakov even has to choose between paying for medication or meals. But soon Yakov is approached by a man who is seeking an overnight shomer. If you...

The Wretched (2019)

A teenage boy named Ben (John-Paul Howard) is currently dealing with his parents going through a divorce. He ends up moving in with his father in a small-town community. His father is dating someone else whom Ben is not overly fond of. Ben daily goes to work with his...

Color Out of Space (2019)

Color Out of Space (2019) - Movie Review 6th May 2020 Written by Peter Walkden Based on a short story written by the famous H.P. Lovecraft. Color Out of Space follows the Gardner family. The family live on an isolated farm living a quiet life since leaving the noisy...

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) is a man you hire to track down missing people. Joe is also a skilled ex veteran who is permanently traumatised by his dark past. When Joe works, he walks around with confidence and has no problems using violence to get the job done. After...