Shudder Reviews

The Last Thing Mary Saw (2021)

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...

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For the Sake of Vicious (2020)

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,...

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The Advent Calendar (2021)

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...

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Dead & Beautiful (2021)

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...

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V/H/S/94 (2021)

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...

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Seance (2021)

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...

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Martyrs Lane (2021)

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...

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Relic (2020)

Relic (2020)

When a grandmother named Edna (Robyn Nevin) appears to have gone missing, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer), and her granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote), decides to check on her. As Kay and Sam arrive at Edna's home, they confirm she is missing. A police report is...

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Superhost (2021)

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...

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Sator (2019)

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...

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Mosquito State (2020)

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...

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Jakob’s Wife (2021)

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...

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Bleed With Me (2020)

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...

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The Boy Behind the Door (2020)

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...

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Son (2021)

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. ...

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Vicious Fun (2020)

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...

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Superdeep (2020)

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...

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The Amusement Park (2019)

The Amusement Park (2019)

The Amusement Park (2019) - Movie Review 1st June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden The Amusement Park has finally been discovered, forty-six years after it was initially completed by the well-known director George A. Romero in 1973.  After resurfacing, it has...

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Caveat (2020)

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...

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The Call (2020)

The Call (2020)

The Call (2020) - Movie Review 19th May 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Please Note - This film is Available on Shudder US & CA (Not Australia*) The year is 1987 and Chris (Chester Rushing) is a teenager arriving at a new school after something awful occurred at his...

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Other Shudder Reviews

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...

Relic (2020)

When a grandmother named Edna (Robyn Nevin) appears to have gone missing, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer), and her granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote), decides to check on her. As Kay and Sam arrive at Edna's home, they confirm she is missing. A police report is...

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 (2019) - Movie Review 1st June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden The Amusement Park has finally been discovered, forty-six years after it was initially completed by the well-known director George A. Romero in 1973.  After resurfacing, it has...

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...

The Call (2020)

The Call (2020) - Movie Review 19th May 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Please Note - This film is Available on Shudder US & CA (Not Australia*) The year is 1987 and Chris (Chester Rushing) is a teenager arriving at a new school after something awful occurred at his...

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...

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020)

- Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula - Photo Credit: Jake Jung/Shudder Following on from Train to Busan (released in 2016), the film reminds its viewers of what has happened in Korea after a deadly virus changed the world forever. It has been four years since the...

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...

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...

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...

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...