There is so much great horror to binge watch while we stay indoors and avoid actual winter. The classics are always a mandatory watch, but if you’re looking for something new to check out, Shudder has you covered. Here are a few exclusive series that are now available!
First up is the snow-covered Swedish supernatural thriller series Black Lake. It tells the story of a group of friends who travel to an abandoned ski resort to potentially purchase the property and reopen it. As members of the group start to have nightmares of being strangled and develop unexplained bloodshot eyes, they discover the horrific history of the resort.
The incredibly talented cast includes Danish actress Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, who is spellbinding as Hanne, Filip Berg as her boyfriend, Johan, and Valter Skarsgård, the younger brother of Alexander and Bill Skarsgård, as Lippi. The evolution of the story is an intriguing mystery, with paranormal activity, unexpected plot twists, and beautiful snowy landscapes.
All eight episodes are available now.
I have a fondness for Scandinavian horror and, thanks to Shudder, I recently discovered the Swedish series Jordskott. The show follows police detective Eva Thörnblad (Moa Gammel) as she returns to her hometown seven years after her daughter disappeared. There is a lot of mystery, fantastical forest creatures, and stunning cinematography.
It was just recently announced that a second season of Jordskott will premiere on Shudder in January. Hurry and binge watch before it’s here!
The Core is a series hosted by horror director Mickey Keating (Carnage Park, Psychopaths) and features some of the biggest names in horror. It offers an inside look at the industry and discusses current topics.
For example, what qualifies as horror has been the subject of much debate, especially in 2017 when films like Get Out and It dominated the box office. On a recent episode, genre favorite writer/director Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) described how he views horror. He gave the analogy that the genre is like a tree, with the branches of the tree representing all of the many sub-genres, such as psychological thrillers. It was a great way to describe it and I couldn’t agree more.
There are six episodes now available, with new episodes premiering every Thursday.
Well, there you have it! From Scandinavian horror to talk shows, Shudder offers something to warm every horror fan’s cold black heart.
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