18 horror movies to watch on Shudder this month

Horror Movies at Shuder for the holidays! Christmas is here! The scary movie streaming channel has six Mario Bava movies to snuggle up to on your couch. The Italian horror master has made timeless, impactful films that every horror fan should enjoy. Brand new films fresh off the festival circuit, like Tyler McIntyre’s This is a beautiful knife and Jennifer Wexler The victim game, are ready to go. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you’re looking for some adorable clothing to keep out the cold, Fangoria’s online store has hats, t-shirts, and hoodies just for you and holiday gifts here.

Don’t forget this Boule Brothers’ Dragula, original series Shudder, will air new episodes every Tuesday except when the show is on hiatus on December 26 and January 2. Do not worry; the great show will return on January 9th. Here’s all the horror coming to Shudder this month.

This is a beautiful knife (2023) on December 1

Trust me when you feel unappreciated; don’t wish on the aurora borealis. After saving his town from a psychotic killer, Winnie Carruthers’ life isn’t so great. When she wishes she had never been born, she finds herself in a nightmarish parallel universe where things could be much, much worse without her. Read more: Jane Widdop and Justin Long host holiday slasher This is a beautiful knife.

The children (1980) on 1 December

THE KIDS (1980)

Oh my! No one expected this, but hugging in this case is not recommended. A nuclear plant leak turns a bus full of children into murderous nuclear zombies with black claws.

Black Christmas (2006) on 1 December


To Dancer, to Prancer! There’s a killer on campus! On Christmas Eve, an escaped maniac returns to his childhood home, which is now a club, and begins killing the sisters one by one. Read More: DVD Review: Black Christmas (2006).

P2 (2007) on 1 December

P2 (2007)

It’s also holiday themed. Christmas in a garage, but the worst thing isn’t just trying to find your car. It’s even scarier than having to ride in the security cart. A businesswoman is stalked by a psychopath after being locked in a garage on Christmas Eve.

Night of the Comet (1984) on 1 December

Night of the Comet

You may already know this cult classic, but if you don’t, you should watch it immediately. A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two valley girls to fight against cannibalistic zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

Good night everyone (1980) on 1 December


More 80s-style Christmas horror. A group of teenagers at a party find themselves being chased by a maniacal killer dressed as Santa Claus.

The victim game (2023) on December 8


You may be sensing a theme this month. Here is Jennifer Wexler’s Christmas Horror Story. It’s bad enough that boarding school girls Samantha and Clara can’t go home for the holidays, but things take a fatal turn when a murderous gang arrives on their doorstep – just in time for Christmas. Read more: The victim game Director Jen Wexler serves up holiday home invasion horror.

Wendigo (2001) on 11 December

WENDIGO (2001)

Here’s some Larry Fessenden winter terror for you to enjoy. The legend of the Wendigo, a beast of Indian folklore that is half-human, derived from a deer, and can change at will.

Devil’s Pass (2013) on 11 December


Directed by Renny Harlin. A group of students go to the site of the infamous Dyatlov Pass incident to make a documentary, but things take a turn for the worse as the secret of what happened there is revealed.

I trapped the devil (2019) on December 11


Say what? Trapped who? A man becomes paranoid after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrives for Christmas.

The Bay of Blood (1971) on 15 December


Eco-horror and what could be the beginning of the slasher genre? It’s one of Mario Bava’s most influential horror films, and it has an absolutely shocking ending. The murder of a wealthy countess sets off a chain reaction of brutal murders in the surrounding bay as several unscrupulous heroes attempt to seize her grand estate.

Baron Blood (1972) on 15 December


You know what happens in haunted castles. Mario Bava gets super creepy with this European tale. A young man visiting a murderous ancestor’s castle in Austria accidentally brings a dead relative back to life – in search of new victims.

Black Sunday (1960) on 15 December


It’s an all-time Mario Bava tragedy with the lovely Barbara Steele playing a double role. A vengeful witch and her diabolical servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to take possession of the body of the witch’s beautiful, look-alike offspring.

Kill, baby… Kill! (1966) on 15 December

KILL BABY… KILL!  (1966)

Dream Side of Fear by Mario Bava. A Carpathian village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl, prompting an investigator and a medical student to uncover her secrets, while a witch tries to protect the villagers.

Lisa and the Devil (1973) on 15 December


It’s a real wild ride with lots of weirdness. There is nothing else like it out there. This is Mario Bava’s style. A tourist spends the night in an abandoned Spanish villa, seemingly held in the supernatural grip of an eccentric butler who resembles an image of the Devil she saw on an old fresco.

The evil eye (1963) on 15 December


For fans of Ghosts in Venice, this is Mario Bava’s most similar Agatha Christie film. An American tourist who loves mystery novels witnesses a murder in Rome and soon finds herself and her suitor involved in a series of murders.

The Gingerdead Man (2005) on 18 December

The Gingerbread Man (2005)

How can you not love a scary movie with Gary Buzzey and this title? An evil but charming gingerbread man comes to life with the soul of a convicted murderer – this real biscuit monster wreaks havoc on the girl who sent the murderer to the electric chair.

barbarians (2021) on December 25


Holiday dinners can be trying, but this is another level of awkward holiday parties. A farmhouse dinner that sees four friends gather for a birthday celebration. But as the night progresses, secrets emerge and disturbing events unfold around them.

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