Shudder Celebrates Women in Horror Month

If you’re not familiar with Shudder, it’s a streaming service dedicated to all of the things that go bump in the night, but it’s also so much more than that—it’s a collection of hundreds of horror films featuring some of the gnarliest shit the genre has to offer, impossible-to-find gems that will melt your eyeballs, and even some fantastic indie films like Nina Forever and the criminally underrated Murder Party. It doesn’t matter what kind of horror you’re into—you could even fancy some of that super weird shit like David Schmoeller’s Tourist Trap—because Shudder has it… they have it all.

And now they’re celebrating Women in Horror Month with an all-new collection: “A Woman’s Touch” is a collection of films highlighting and honoring horror movies directed by women, which features such notable female-directed films as Clair Denis’s Trouble Every Day, Lynne Ramsey’s We Need To Talk About Kevin, and Shudder exclusive supernatural horror film Dearest Sister by Mattie Do, among many others. Additionally, on February 9th Shudder will debut Blind Sun, the hallucinatory dystopian film from Lebanese female director Joyce A. Nashawati, which had its North American premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

We know there’s no such thing as “a woman’s perspective on horror”, because the twisted and unique views included in this collection are as diverse as the women who offer them. From vampires both real and imaginary, to doppelgängers and collisions with the afterlife, this collection has it all. Identity crises, demonic domestic issues, phantasmagoric romance, the horrors of motherhood and feminist interpretations on the giallo all make an appearance. These films don’t shy away from tough and personal themes. More importantly, these blood-splattered gems are sure to satisfy your cravings for powerful voices and thought-provoking horror.

Check out the list of titles in “A Woman’s Touch” collection:

Dearest Sister (2016) – A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE

·         Director: Mattie Do

·         Cast Includes: Amphaiphun Phommapunya, Vilouna Phetmany, Tambet Tuisk

In Their Sleep (2010) – ONLY ON SHUDDER

·         Director: Caroline du Potet

·         Cast Includes: Anne Parillaud, Arthur Dupont, Thierry Frémont

Mirror Mirror (1990) – ONLY ON SHUDDER

·         Director: Marina Sargenti

·         Cast Includes: Karen Black, Yvonne De Carlo, William Sanderson

My Sucky Teen Romance (2011) – ONLY ON SHUDDER

·         Director: Emily Hagins

·         Cast Includes: Elaine Hurt, Patrick Delgado, Santiago Dietche

Soulmate (2013) – ONLY ON SHUDDER

·         Director: Axelle Carolyn

·         Cast Includes: Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, Tanya Myers

The Countess (2009) – ONLY ON SHUDDER

·         Director: Julie Delpy

·         Cast Includes: Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt

The Stylist (2016) – ONLY ON SHUDDER

·         Director: Jill Gevargizian

·         Cast Includes: Najarra Townsend, Jennifer Plas, Angela Dupuie

The Velvet Vampire (1971) – ONLY ON SHUDDER

·         Director: Stephanie Rothman

·         Cast Includes: Michael Blodgett, Sherry E. DeBoer, Celeste Yarnall

Blood Punch (2014)

·         Director: Madeline Paxson

·         Cast Includes: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland

Consommé (2015)

·         Director: Catherine Fordham

·         Cast Includes: Monica West, Parker Madison, Tanner Dahlin

She Wolf (2013)

·         Director: Tamae Garateguy

·         Cast Includes: Luján Ariza, César Bordón, Hernán Bustos

Innsmouth (2015)

·         Director: Izzy Lee

·         Cast Includes: Sophia Cacciola, Porcelain Dalya, Phil Healy

Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009)

·         Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

·         Cast Includes: Rikki Gagne, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

Don’t Look Back (2009)

·         Director: Marina de Van

·         Cast Includes: Sophie Marceau, Monica Bellucci, Andrea Di Stefano

In Her Skin (2009)

·         Director: Simone North

·         Cast Includes: Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley

Trouble Every Day (2001)

·         Director: Claire Denis

·         Cast Includes: Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle

Mexico Barbaro (2014)

·         Directors (segments): Gigi Saul Guerrero, Laurette Flores Bornn

·         Cast Includes: Adrián Aguirre, Dulce Alexa, Leslie Arce

The Midnight Swim (2014)

·         Director: Sarah Adina Smith

·         Cast Includes: Lindsay Burdge, Jennifer Lafleur, Aleksa Palladino

The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (2013)

·         Co-Director: Helene Cattet

·         Cast Includes: Klaus Tange, Ursula Bedena, Joe Koener

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

·         Director: Lynne Ramsay

·         Cast Includes: Ezra Miller, Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly


Shudder is a premium streaming video service, serving both the casual and hardcore horror fan. With a wide range of high-quality films ranging from hard-to-find international and independent films to thrilling series to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters, Shudder has something for everyone. Head on over to Shudder to find out more!

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