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The Nëw Grüe: What to Watch on Shudder in July 2024

CableTV.com’s horror experts tell you about the 18 new movies on Shudder in July 2024—and recommend 80+ other movies from the streaming service’s vast library.

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Shudder is the best streaming service for horror fans. Its lovingly curated library contains hundreds of classic and new horror movies (and shows), including many originals and exclusives. The horror streaming service is so dense with worthwhile watches that choice paralysis will getcha—so we’re gonna help you figure out what to watch on Shudder.

First, we’ll share premiere dates for 18 new movies on Shudder in July 2024. Following that are 9 blurb recommendations, including a queasy, shocking psychological horror-thriller (Speak No Evil), a twisted blend of E.T. and Starman (Fried Barry), and a buzzy found-footage possession tale (Late Night with the Devil).

Why trust us? At age 9, Randy Harward begged his mom to take him to see An American Werewolf in London. She resisted but eventually relented.

Soon after that core cinematic experience, Randy discovered Fangoria magazine and video stores. Several decades later, he supports himself and his raging horror habit by writing, reading, and talking about scary movies for CableTV.com.

When you’ve chainsawed your way through our resident horror nerds’ picks, there’s more: We drop a list of 80 more movies to watch on Shudder—’cause there really is that much good stuff on the service.

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New movies on Shudder in July 2024

In July 2024, Shudder adds 18 new movies and more live watch-alongs with Joe Bob Briggs. Topping the list are Benjamin Brewer’s Nicolas Cage–led survival horror Arcadian, and Caitlin Cronenberg’s Humane, starring Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, Peter Gallagher, and Enrico Colantoni.

Image of a man and two boys driving a Jeep—a scene from Arcadian, streaming on Shudder in July 2024.

Nicolas Cage, Jaeden Martell, and Maxwell Jenkins in Arcadian, coming to Shudder July 12. (RLJE Films)

Three men— one a police officer—and a woman have a serious discussion in Caitlin Cronenberg's Humane, one of 18 new movies on Shudder in July 2024.

Jay Baruchel, Peter Gallagher, Alanna Bale, and Enrico Colantoni in Humane, which comes to Shudder on July 26. (Steve Wilkie)

The rest of the list includes four Troma Studios classics (Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Nightbeast, Rabid Grannies, and Tromeo & Juliet), the dental slasher Dr. Giggles, and two films from under the Altered Innocence banner—Joaquín del Paso’s (Panamerican Machinery) thriller-drama The Hole in the Fence, and Bertrand Mandico’s (The Wild Boys) gender-swapped swords-and-sorceresses fantasy, She Is Conann.

A collage of movies posters for #ChadGetstheAxe, Class of Nuke 'Em High, Dr. Giggles, The Hole in the Fence, and House on Haunted Hill—all new movies on Shudder in July 2024.
A collage of movies posters for Maniac Cop, Nightbeast, Possum, She Is Conann, and Starry Eyes, all new movies on Shudder in July 2024.

That’s not all. The dark, disturbing psychological puppet-thriller Possum returns to Shudder this month, along with the social-media horror-comedy #ChadGetstheAxe, and Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 classic The Shining. Shudder also drops the latest edition of Etheria Film Night and two more episodes from the sixth season of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs.

And that’s still not everything—the complete list is below.

July 1

  • #ChadGetstheAxe (2022)
  • Dr. Giggles (1992)
  • The Shining (1980)

July 5

  • The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs Season 6 (2024)*†

July 8

  • Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986)
  • House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • Possum (2018)
  • She Is Conann (2023)
  • We Are Still Here (2015)

July 12

  • Arcadian (2024)†

July 15

  • Etheria Film Night 2024
  • The Hole in the Fence (2021)
  • Maniac Cop (1988)
  • Rabid Grannies (1988)
  • Starry Eyes (2014)

July 19

  • The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs Season 6 (2024)*†

July 22

  • Nightbeast (1982)
  • Sleep Tight (2011)
  • Tromeo & Juliet (1996)

July 26

  • Humane (2024)†

* New live episode. Available on-demand the following Sunday.
† Shudder original or exclusive.

* New live episode. Available on-demand the following Sunday.
† Shudder original or exclusive.

1. Speak No Evil (2022)

Image of a man screaming in the middle of nowhere, a scene from Speak No Evil, streaming on Shudder.

Bjørn (Morten Burian) screams—for the wrong reason—in Speak No Evil. (Video screenshot from YouTube)

Early in Christian Tafdrup’s psychological horror-thriller, you sense Danish couple Bjørn and Louise should decline an invitation from the new friends they met on their Italian vacation. Soon after the couple and their daughter arrive at Patrick and Karin’s remote home in the Netherlands, you’re sure the Danes should GTFO ASAP. Yet, they balk, trying to navigate the sticky social situation where Patrick and Karin behave increasingly passive-aggressively. Each new event makes you want to scream at the screen, hoping the couple comes to their senses. Do they? Discover for yourself in this tense, unsettling film that sticks with you for some time.

Watch Speak No Evil now, then check out the American remake coming to theaters September 13.

2. Fried Barry (2020)

Image of lasers scanning the body of a shirtless man on a table in the Shudder original Fried Barry.

Alien lasers scan Barry (Gary Green) in Ryan Kruger’s Fried Barry. (Shudder)

Barry’s a douchebag. He stalks through life looking for his next fix while his girlfriend and son live in near-poverty. One day, weary of her nagging, Barry leaves—and gets yoinked from Earth by a UFO. He’s probed, then possessed, and sent home. Except Barry’s no longer in control. Instead, an alien pilots him and gets a crash course in life on Earth. Have you ever wished that E.T. the Extraterrestrial had (a lot) more sex, drugs, and violence than warm fuzzies, Drew Barrymore, and Reese’s Pieces? If so, Ryan Kruger’s Fried Barry is just what your demented inner child ordered—with a side of John Carpenter’s Starman.

3. Late Night with the Devil (2023)

In a scene from Late Night with the Devil, a late-night talk-show host addresses the unseen studio audience.

Jack Delroy (David Dastmalchian) addresses the audience in Late Night with the Devil.  (Video screenshot from YouTube)

We’re looking forward to this fake documentary (read: found footage film) set in 1977, when Johnny Carson was still the king of late-night television. Late Night with the Devil finds host Jack Delroy looking for better ratings. To that end, he trots out a “possessed” young girl on Halloween night—and, we can safely assume, super-freaky horror hijinks ensue. This buzzy creepshow premiered a year ago at the South by Southwest Film Festival and hit U.S. theaters last weekend, supposedly grossing $666,666 on Sunday. Woooooo-oooooo. Scary. While we hope this is real news, it feels too good to be true. Let us all pray to tonight’s guest that it’s for real (because, uh . . . reasons).

4. Megalomaniac (2022)

A glaring bald man leans over a bloody woman giving birth.

The Mons Butcher delivers a baby in Megalomaniac. (Video screenshot from Vimeo)

Belgian filmmaker Karim Ouelhaj blends arthouse style with extreme horror and a twist of true crime in Megalomaniac. Loosely based on the Mons Butcher, who tormented Belgium in the late ‘90s and was never captured, the film follows mousy Martha (Eline Schumacher) and her psychopathic brother Felix. They’re the now-grown children of the Butcher, who we see only in flashbacks. Felix carries on their father’s brutal work; Martha provides a facade, living a normal, boring existence as a factory janitor—but she’s not entirely innocent herself—especially after she’s viciously assaulted several times at work. Here, we have the film’s big idea: violence begets violence begets violence. It’s not Pascal Laugier’s masterful Martyrs, but Megalomaniac hits some of the same markers.

5. When Evil Lurks (2023)

A woman kneels in a corral holding the dangerous end of an axe to her face.

A woman does her part to stop an evil plague in When Evil Lurks.
(Video screenshot from Shudder)

This Argentine film (original title: Cuando acheca la maldad) by Demián Rugna (2017’s Terrified) is the best-reviewed horror film of 2023, certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 98% critics’ score—and 81% audience approval.

Why is a tale of demonic possession so scary in the increasingly godless 21st century? Because it treats possession as an infectious disease. We’re all scared of death—but we’re also scared because so many of us disagreed over how to protect ourselves from infection.

Don’t sleep on this one—but you might not be able to sleep after you watch it.

6. Preacher (2016–2019)

A young man whose lower face is severely puckered.

Ian Colletti as poor, dumb, Arseface in Preacher.
(Video screenshot from Shudder)

If you don’t think Preacher is horror, ask Arseface (left) what he thinks. But aside from that character’s tragic countenance (earned through a tragically botched suicide attempt), the series is pretty freaky.

In this series based on Garth Ennis’ kickass comic books, God abandons the world and Jesse Custer, a Texas preacher, somehow ends up with His mighty voice. Armed with his new superpower, Custer teams up with his vampire bestie and tough-as-nails girlfriend to face some genuinely vile enemies—including people from Jesse’s past and even Jesus Himself.

If that’s still not scary enough, consider this: In the real world, God might already be gone, as lunatics are running this asylum we call Earth. If that doesn’t scare you, then, uh . . . Boo? Or just take another look at poor ol’ Arseface.

Preacher premieres on Shudder on Thursday, January 18.

7. In Search of Darkness: Part III (2022)

The poster for the horror documentary In Search of Darkness Part III, streaming now on Shudder.

The poster for In Search of Darkness Part III.

Shudder (and AMC+, which includes Shudder) used to have all of David A. Weiner’s acclaimed ’80s horror docu-trilogy.  Then you can watch the others like prequels. Alas, at the time of writing, only the third film remains on the horror streaming service. You can rent the first part on Amazon Prime Video, but Part II is not currently streaming.

Although we’d personally prefer to watch the docs in order, it’s absolutely worth screening only Part III now.Weiner achieved something remarkable: A comprehensive horror documentary that captures the essence of ’80s horror fandom through interviews with filmmakers, cast, and crew responsible for the decade’s myriad classics (and not-so-classics).

This trilogy is essential viewing for horror fans and, hence, worth the chase.

8. The Furies (2019)

In a desert, a kneeling, weeping woman begs a hulking slasher for her life.

A young woman begs a monster for her life in Tony D’Aquino’s The Furies.
(Video screenshot from Shudder)

Do you like slashers? Final girls? Okay, consider this: Instead of pitting one against the other—again—Tony D’Aquino’s The Furies gamifies things.

Multiple masked maniacs and kidnapped high-school girls awaken in boxes in the Australian Outback, and you can figure out most of what happens.

The killers kill the kidnapped—but not all of ‘em. Each hulking mutant has one girl to protect from harm, so there’s some hot, gooey, slasher-on-slasher action, too. It’s a cool concept with some clever kills and a smash-the-patriarchy message.

9. Giallo smorgasbord!: The Evil Eye (1963), Deep Red (1975), and more

A woman in pajamas looks at herself in her bedroom mirror.

A scene from Mario Bava’s 1963 film The Evil Eye.
(Video screenshot from Shudder)

With 31 movies in its “Giallo!” collection, Shudder is probably the best horror streaming service for the subgenre.

For the unfamiliar, giallo means “yellow” and refers to the pages of old Italian pulp novels. Giallo movies are beautifully shot, highly stylized, extra violent, kinda (totally) pervy mystery-slasher films (again, usually from Italy).

On Shudder, you can watch the best giallo ever, Dario Argento’s Deep Red (1975), and three other Argento gialli: Tenebrae (1982), Phenomena (1985), and Opera (1987). Moreover, Shudder always has a good selection of films by giallo’s other maestro, Mario Bava. There are six Bava flicks on the service, including the first giallo, 1963’s The Evil Eye (aka The Girl Who Knew Too Much), and A Bay of Blood (1971).

Lamberto (son of Mario) Bava’s A Blade in the Dark (1983) is worth a watch—ditto Lucio Fulci’s notoriously gnarly The New York Ripper (1982), Paolo Cavara’s Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971), and Yann Gonzalez’s Knife + Heart (2019). And, if giallo movies fascinate you, check out Federico Caddeo’s 2019 documentary All the Colors of Giallo.

More movies to watch on Shudder

  • The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster (2023)
  • At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964)
  • Arrebato (1979)
  • Attachment (2022)
  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
  • The Babadook (2014)
  • Baghead (2024)
  • Body Melt (1993)
  • Brooklyn 45 (2023)
  • Cemetery Man (1994)
  • The Church (1989)
  • Dark Glasses (2022)
  • Day of the Dead (1985)
  • The Deadly Spawn (1983)
  • Deadstream (2022)
  • Destroy All Neighbors (2023)
  • The Devil’s Bath (2024)
  • Dog Soldiers (2002)
  • Dr. Caligari (1989)
  • Evil Dead Trap (1986)
  • Exhuma (2024)
  • Give Me Pity! (2022)
  • Habit (1997)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Hellbender (2022)
  • Horror Noire (2021)
  • The House of the Devil (2010) 
  • Huesera: The Bone Woman (2023)
  • Inferno (1980)
  • Infested (2024)
  • Influencer (2022)
  • The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs
  • Kuso (2017)
  • Lux Aeterna (2019)
  • Mad God (2021)
  • Maniac (1980)
  • Messiah of Evil (1973)
  • The Mortuary Collection (2020)
  • Mute Witness (1995)
  • Nekromantik (1987)
  • Night of the Bastard (2023)
  • Night of the Demons (1988)
  • Nightwatch (1994)
  • One Cut of the Dead (2019)
  • Opera (1987)
  • The Passenger (2023, aka La Pasajera)
  • Perdita Durango (1997)
  • Perfect Blue (1997)
  • Perpetrator (2023)
  • Possession (1981)
  • Prom Night (1980)
  • Psycho Goreman (2021)
  • The Sacrifice Game (2023)
  • The Sadness (2021)
  • Saloum (2022)
  • Santa Sangre (1989)
  • Satan’s Slaves (2017)
  • Satanic Hispanics (2023)
  • Scare Package (2020)
  • Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge (2022)
  • Skinamarink (2023)
  • Skull: The Mask (2020)
  • Sorry About the Demon (2023)
  • Spookies (1988)
  • Stopmotion (2024)
  • The Strange World of Coffin Joe (1968)
  • Suitable Flesh (2023)
  • Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It (2022)
  • V/H/S/85 (2023)
  • V/H/S/94 (2021)
  • V/H/S/99 (2022)
  • You’ll Never Find Me (2023)

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