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What to Watch on Shudder March 2024

CableTV.com’s horror experts pitch 40+ movie recommendations—and tell you about the 28 new movies on Shudder in March 2024.

Shudder is the best streaming service for horror fans, with hundreds of classic and new horror movies and shows, many of them original or exclusive. If you’re new to the horror streaming service, we have 7 recommendations. These include 2023’s best-reviewed horror film, Belgian extremity, the streaming premiere of a sexy zombie comedy, a giallo festival, body-horror comedies, and slashers representing the patriarchy. We also tell you about the 19 new movies on Shudder in March 2024 and include a list of 36 more horror movies to watch on Shudder when you’ve killed off the main list.

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A collage of thumbnails for new Shudder movies.

New movies on Shudder in March 2024

In March 2024, Shudder adds 19 new movies, including the Coffin Joe classics The Strange World of Coffin Joe and This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse, the anthology horror comedy Satanic Hispanics, Michele Soavi’s The Church and The Sect (aka Demons 3 and Demons 4), and another new Joe Bob Briggs Walking Dead special. In addition, Shudder serves up the classics Southern Comfort and Alice, Sweet Alice—and an Álex de la Iglesia two-pack: The Day of the Beast and Perdita Durango. Keep reading to learn about the other nine new movies on Shudder in March 224.

March 1

  • Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)
  • At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964)
  • Dream Demon (1988)
  • Ghostwatch (1992)
  • Give Me Pity! (2022)
  • Grabbers (2012)
  • The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (2024)
  • This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse (1967)
  • The Strange World of Coffin Joe (1968)
  • The Strangers (2008)

March 4

  • Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (1981)
  • Day of the Beast (1995)
  • Perdita Durango (1997)

March 8

  • Satanic Hispanics (2023)

March 11

  • The Church (1989)
  • First Contact (2023)
  • The Sect (1991)

March 18

  • Southern Comfort (1981)

March 22

  • You’ll Never Find Me (2023)
Another collage of thumbnails for new Shudder movies.

1. Dellamorte Dellamore (1994, aka Cemetery Man)

At night in a cemetery, a blue flame beckons to a shocked man.

A blue flame beckons Francesco Dellamorte (Rupert Everett) in Michele Soavi’s Dellamorte Dellamore (aka Cemetery Man). (Video screenshot from Shudder)

Frequent Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci collaborator Michele Soavi directs this horror comedy that could also pass for late-night “Skin-emax” fodder. A cemetery caretaker, Francesco Dellamorte (Rupert Everett) and his slow-witted (or is he?) best friend/coworker Gnaghi (François Hadji-Lazaro) have a zombie problem. It’s surprisingly manageable ‘cause the dead rise predictably and, for the most part, individually—then love throws a wrench into things. Dellamorte falls for a young, preternaturally attractive widow (Anna Falchi) who dies and returns with different identities, but the same love for Dellamorte. Meanwhile, Gnaghi starts a serious, even sweet, romance with the zombified decapitated head of the Mayor’s 14-year-old daughter. It gets weirder, which is key to Dellamorte Dellamore’s charm as it blends romantic comedy with fantasy and horrific complications. Oh, and the aforementioned skin, courtesy of Falchi flaunting her exceptional physical pulchritude.

2. Megalomaniac (2022)

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

The Mons Butcher delivers a baby in the opening scene of Karim Oulehaj’s 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.

3. 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 the spread of an evil presence 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.

4. 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.

5. Frank Henenlotter Double Feature: Brain Damage (1988) and Frankenhooker (1990)

A young woman screams in fear at unseen danger.

Elizabeth Shelley (Patty Mullen) before she’s dismembered by a revved-up remote-control lawnmower in Frankenhooker.
(Video screenshot from Shudder)

For some people (raises hand), body horror is the scariest horror. Do you want us to cringe, cower, and cry? Show us mouths full of wiggly tendrils trying to slips us the tongue(s) (The Last of Us), excruciating mecha-physical mutations (Tetsuo: The Iron Man), or a man’s arms bitten off by another man’s belly before both guys morph into an abomination (The Thing).

Or, if you don’t hate us, show us corporeal horrors like the talking, drug-dealing brain parasite or parrot-like patchwork sex worker in Frank Henenlotter’s body-horror comedies Brain Damage and Frankenhooker. Then we’ll be only a little scared ‘cause humor makes you forget the horror of having a brain parasite dosing you all day, or being so crazy that you try to reconstruct the dismembered love of your life from used prostitute parts. (Fear doesn’t have to make sense, folks.)

6. In Search of Darkness: Parts II (2019) and III (2022)

A collage of the posters for the second and third parts of the In Search of Darkness trilogy.

The posters for In Search of Darkness II and III.

Shudder (and AMC+, which includes Shudder) used to have all of David A. Weiner’s acclaimed ’80s horror docu-trilogy. Alas, at the time of writing, only the second and third films remain on the horror streaming service. You need DIRECTV or a digital or physical copy of the film to watch the first one, which is also only intermittently available for sale.

They are absolutely worth screening even if you can’t find the first one. 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 (FYI, try to buy it because it’s expensive but not as costly as DIRECTV).

7. The Furies (2019)

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

A kidnapped young woman begs a monstrous killer 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.

8. 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 (aka The Girl Who Knew Too Much).
(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)
  • Attachment (2022)
  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
  • Brooklyn 45 (2023)
  • The Deadly Spawn (1983)
  • Deadstream (2022)
  • Destroy All Neighbors (2023)
  • Evil Dead Trap (1986)
  • Fear No Evil (1981)
  • Fried Barry (2021)
  • The Furies (2019)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Hellbender (2022)
  • Horror Noire (2021)
  • Huesera: The Bone Woman (2023)
  • The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs
  • Kuso (2017)
  • Lux Aeterna (2019)
  • Mad God (2021)
  • Messiah of Evil (1973)
  • Nekromantik (1987)
  • Night of the Demons (1988)
  • The Passenger (2023, aka La Pasajera)
  • Perfect Blue (1997)
  • Perpetrator (2023)
  • Pontypool (2008)
  • Possession (1981)
  • The Prowler (1981)
  • Re-Animator (1985)
  • The Sacrifice Game (2023)
  • The Sadness (2021)
  • Sorry About the Demon (2023)
  • Suitable Flesh (2023)
  • Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It (2022)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • V/H/S/85 (2023)

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