Hey Creepy Catalogers,
This month we’re counting down to halfway to Halloween on May 1! To celebrate, our favorite horror streaming service, Shudder, is releasing two new horror movies, a new documentary on horror movies and a handful of iconic horror titles from the past. If you’re not already using Shudder, you can use this promo code to sign up: HALF2022.
Night’s End (2022). Just released on Shudder, Night’s End is about an “anxious shut-in” (relatable) who moves into a haunted apartment in Chicago. He tries to do the right thing by getting an exorcist come to the apartment to bless it, but that only makes the situation worse.
Near Dark (1987). Also on Shudder, this is a rare (and ridiculously awesome) “vampire western”. Near Dark was Academy Award for Best Director winner Kathryn Bigelow’s solo directorial debut about a ragtag band of vampires traveling the country in an RV. It’s also a pretty steamy love story between a newly turned vampire, Caleb, and the vampire who made him, Mae.
Trick r’ Treat (2007). Another one of the horror movies Shudder added to celebrate Halfway to Halloween, Trick r’ Treat is an anthology horror comedy that takes place on Halloween night. Each of the stories features Sam, a creepy trick-or-treater with a burlap mask who appears when the characters disrespect Halloween traditions. There’s a reason this movie is a favorite of horror fans!
Shudder is celebrating “Halfway to Halloween” all month with the release of Cursed Films II on 4/7 and The Cellar 4/15. For more recommendations check out our best horror movies on Shudder list.
This week in horror:
- An It prequel series titled Welcome to Derry is in development at HBO Max: “The series would likely explore the origin story of Pennywise the Clown as well as the dawn of the 27-year curse that haunts the small Maine town.”
- The Salem’s Lot remake will be on HBO Max by Halloween.
- A fun TikTok for Shining and/or DIY home decor superfans.
- Bruce has announced he will be stepping away from acting due to aphasia. The Loser’s Club remembers his performance as Paul Sheldon in the Broadway version of Misery. Bonus: here’s a deep dive into Misery trivia.
- The best beach horror movies.
- Fun facts about Taxi Driver (1976).
- Why ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’ is better than the original.
- Disney movies that could be made into convincing horror films.
Happy streaming and stay spooky!