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Old 06-11-15, 04:41 PM   #1
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Shudder - AMC's streaming service for Horror fans

This looks really good. I'm signing-up when it goes public.

OFFICIAL SITE - https://www.shudder.com/
FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/shudder
TWITTER - https://twitter.com/shudder

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AMC Beta-Tests Streaming Service for Horror Fans

Be prepared to be scared: AMC Networks has begun an invite-only beta test of their horror-centric OTT video service Shudder. The service offers streaming access to full-length ad-free horror movies, and wants to eventually launch on a number of TV streaming devices. Its technology is being powered by and Softbank-owned online video platform Dramafever.

Consumers who previously signed up on Shudder’s public pre-launch website have started to get invites over the last 24 hours, and can now join the service for two free months. After that, Shudder is charging $4.99 a month, or $49.99 for a full year. An AMC Networks spokesperson confirmed the beta test Tuesday, but said that there’s no firm date yet for Shudder coming out of beta.

Shudder currently offers access to more than 200 movies, including titles like the Korean horror movie “A Tale of Two Sisters,” cult classic “Nosferatu” and Swedish cult vampire movie “Let the Right One In.” The site also features curated collections for topics like “urban decay” or “romantic bloodsuckers.”

Interestingly, there also is a pre-programmed feed called Shudder.tv that airs horror movies non-stop in a TV network-like fashion — something that bodes well for Google’s recent move to turn apps into linear TV networks on its Android TV platform. At the moment, Shudder is only streaming in the browser, but the website promises apps for iOS, Android and Roku for the near future.

FULL ARTICLE - http://variety.com/2015/digital/news...ve-1201515550/
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Old 06-11-15, 05:13 PM   #2
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ummm...no thanks. $5/mo for 200 old movies?
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Old 06-11-15, 06:23 PM   #4
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They can't even figure out how to stream their own network properly.
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Old 06-12-15, 05:11 AM   #5
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They can't even figure out how to stream their own network properly.
The streaming service is being handled by DramaFever.

https://gigaom.com/2014/12/16/damafe...te-shudder-tv/

AMC & DramaFever have already put out a streaming service called SundanceNow which specializes in Independent movies.

http://www.sundancenow.com/
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Old 06-12-15, 07:53 AM   #6
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They can't even figure out how to stream their own network properly.
Agree. On the days I wanted to watch TWD of MM at work when I didn't have time the night before I was like 2 out 10. Horrible.
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Old 06-12-15, 08:38 AM   #7
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Is it just the same PD movies you can get for free on other Roku channels?
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Old 06-12-15, 08:46 AM   #8
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Re: Shudder - AMC's streaming service for Horror fans

This makes me wish for a "TCM Underground Movies" app...

While I'm sure this will have its fans, a full-blown AMC streaming app is way past due. Shudder could be rolled into it as a separate section from the top tier AMC shows, kind of like how HBO's app offers series, specials, docs, movies, does right now.

Charge $8-$10 per month for it, and see what happens.

(But for God's sake, please make it commercial free...)
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Old 06-19-15, 09:04 PM   #9
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I was checking out the free trial. Currently there's about 220 titles. Here's a partial list of the most popular titles.

Lots of these titles are already at Netflix. It'll be hard to justify signing-up with so much overlap.

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A Tale of Two Sisters
The ABC's of Death
An American Werewolf in London
And Now the Screaming Starts
AntiChrist
Apartment 143
Asylum
Baron Blood
A Bay of Blood
Black Death
Black Sabbath
Black Sunday
Bloody Birthday
Burke & Hare
Cannibal: The Musical
Chaw
City of the Living Dead
Class of Nuke'em High
Cold Sweat
Day of the Dead
Dead & Buried
Deadgirl
Dead Snow
Deadly Blessing
Deep Red
Doghouse
Don't Torture a Duckling
Donkey Punch
Eaten Alive
Exam
Faces of Death
Fascination
Five Dolls for an August Moon
Frankenhooker
Frankenstein's Army
Frightmare
The Ghost Galleon (Blind Dead)
Grapes of Death
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Horror Express
I Saw the Devil
Ichi the Killer
Intruder
John Dies at the End
Kill Baby Kill
Kill List
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
Let the Right One In
Lisa & the Devil
Magic
Maniac
Maniac Cop
Memento Mori
Monsters
Night Breed
Nosferatu
Opera
Piranha
Pontypool
Pulse (Kairo)
Puppet Master
Requiem for a Vampire
Return to Sleepaway Camp
Saint
Santa Sangre
Sauna
Schizo
Severance
Shockwaves
Shutter
Sleepaway Camp
Spider Baby
Splinter
The Appeared
The Beast Must Die
The Church
The Crazies
The Host
The House of the Devil
The Human Centipede
The Human Centipede 2
The Innkeepers
The Pact
The Shiver of the Vampires
The Silent House (La Casa Muda)
The Toolbox Murders
The Toxic Avenger
The Whip & The Body
Them (Ils)
Timecrimes
Tombs of the Blind Dead
Tourist Trap
Troll Hunter
Tucker & Dale Must Die
Two Evil Eyes
VHS
Vampyres
We Are What We Are
Whispering Corridors
Wishing Stairs
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Old 06-20-15, 10:35 PM   #10
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This service will have to compete with Screambox which is 3.99 per month and has some of the same titles.
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This service will have to compete with Screambox which is 3.99 per month and has some of the same titles.
I've tried Screambox in the past. I had really high hopes for them. But their library has always been pretty lousy. Although there's a few good titles, most of it is crap.

Shudder has a lot of great movies. Even their low-budget DTV titles are better than Screambox's DTV junk.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to watch much of Shudder, because they're only on PC right now. The Roku, iOS and Android apps are coming soon.
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Once it comes to Roku, I might try it.
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Old 07-15-15, 09:57 PM   #13
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They just released apps for Roku, iOS and Android.

Roku - https://www.roku.com/channels#!details/59997/shudder
iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shud...nd/id919790315
Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...afever.shudder

They've also added some more movies. The current catalog is 263 titles.
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Old 07-15-15, 10:06 PM   #14
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Horror-centric Streaming Service Shudder now available in Open Beta

While Netflix has served as a gamechanger in terms of content in general, the world of video streaming has truly been a boon to horror fans as it has opened an instantaneous availability to foreign, indie and forgotten fright flicks that might not even be on home video. However, while buzz has built around the service in Beta status, the horror-centric streaming service Shudder is now looking to provide horror hounds with a treasure trove of terror streaming at their fingertips!

That’s right: Shudder, a streaming service that is solely focus on genre flicks from around the world, is now available for anyone, anywhere in the U.S. to sign up. Members can access Shudder on desktops via www.shudder.com, iOS from the Apple App Store, Android from the Google Play Store, and the channel store for Roku and RokuTV, with the service expanding to Chromecast and beyond in the coming months. During this phase, members can expect Shudder to develop new features and enhancements, all the while providing tons of fright films for $4.99 a month or $49.99 annual memberships following a 14-day free trial.

So, is Shudder worth the extra coin per month? While the streaming system is still glitchy at times (at least on the mobile version for this writer, while the desktop version works A-OK), the content alone offers a magnificent mix between classic chillers and cult creepers. While casual horror fans will be able to stream the likes of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, CHILDREN OF THE CORN, DAY OF THE DEAD, DEEP RED and HELLRAISER, horror hounds will lap up the abundance of Bava, Troma, Henenlotter, Glass Eye Pix, Lustig and more. The service even features hard-to-stream titles such as HABIT, FATHER’S DAY, DARK STAR, FACES OF DEATH, HOME MOVIE, MAGIC, MURDER PARTY and even newer titles such as LOST SOUL and FEAR CLINIC.

Furthermore, the design and outline of the site is pretty damn cool, categorizing the titles in “Collections” sorted by thematic similarities and content, and with new titles and collections coming every month, you can be sure to find something for every fright fan. Better yet, the lead curator for Shudder is Colin Geddes, the genre programmer for Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness and Vanguard selections, and from the selection provided, he definitely is paying as much consideration to quality as much as he is to quantity.

And for those who prefer their content delivered on a blood-stained silver platter, Shudder also offers Shudder TV, the service’s 24/7 constant stream of horror, which is available for free to all users. The preprogrammed feed acts as a non-stop horror channel, offering Shudder users a frightening lean-back experience. Now, eyes will turn to just how big Shudder can become, and if we might expect television series and original content to join the plethora of petrifying programming currently offered by the service. So if you’ve got $5 to spare and an insatiable hunger for horror, you can sign up for Shudder today and find out what the screaming is all about.

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Been testing out the beta, so far it's pretty nice. Some odd choices here and there though. Deadly Blessing is full frame, despite a widescreen DVD/Blu-ray being widely available.
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Been testing out the beta, so far it's pretty nice. Some odd choices here and there though. Deadly Blessing is full frame, despite a widescreen DVD/Blu-ray being widely available.
They brag about their lead curator and the quality of their catalog. But it seems like they're just grabbing whatever they can get.

Intruder is the old full-frame version, even though Synapse put out a great OAR Blu-ray a couple years ago.

And I noticed a couple of the euro horror movies are English Dubbed versions instead of the original audio (Cold Prey, Saint, We Are the Night).

Horror fans aren't going to be happy with fullscreen versions and bad dubs. Hopefully they'll listen to the complaints and try to improve.
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Old 07-20-15, 02:49 AM   #17
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I'm surprised the Roku app made it past quality control. This channel crashes both my Rokus at least 50% of the time. And quite a few movies have major audio and video glitches. Lots of people are complaining about the problems on their Facebook page.

It's also disappointing that the Shudder.TV live stream just repeats the same handful of movies. Burke & Hare, Shadow, The Shrine, We Are The Night, Saint and Sleep Tight. There might be 1-2 others. I hope they plan to rotate the movies more frequently.
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This weekend the Shudder.TV live stream will be airing a Mario Bava marathon.

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Bava-Thon is now showing on the free live stream. Here's the line-up:

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It's also disappointing that the Shudder.TV live stream just repeats the same handful of movies. Burke & Hare, Shadow, The Shrine, We Are The Night, Saint and Sleep Tight. There might be 1-2 others. I hope they plan to rotate the movies more frequently.
They finally changed the movies on the Shudder.TV live stream. Here's the new lineup:

Horror Express
Murder Party
Night of the Living Dead
The Haunted Castle
The House of the Devil
Slugs
And Now the Screaming Starts
Black Sabbath
Dead & Buried
From the Dark

Hopefully they'll start updating it more frequently.
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Shudder just added some new movies:

Demons (1986)
Demons 2 (1987)
The Driller Killer (1976)
Dead Leaves (1998)
Creep Van (2011)
Love Rites (1988)
American Gothic (2005)
Let Us Prey (2014)
The Beyond (1981)
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Today they added:

Pieces (1982)
Cannibal Holocaust (1985)
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I have a soft spot for Murder Party for some reason.
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A few new additions today:

Cannibal Ferox (1983)
Nekromantik (1987)
Audition (1999)
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Some more new titles:

The Death King (1990)
Nekromantik 2 (1991)
Angst (1983)
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