Horror streaming service Shudder slashes prices for Halloween

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Thrilling news for Aussie fright fans: scary streaming service Shudder is offering a limited-time Halloween discount for new subscribers.

Sign up to Shudder’s yearly streaming subscription before the end of October, and you’ll save 31% off the cost of your membership. This slashes the annual price down to $48.29, from $69.99 upfront. 

If you’re only looking for a month-to-month deal, the 31% discount will save you $2.17 off the monthly $6.99 subscription, bringing it down to just $4.82. Both options are available to new Australian customers looking to cut costs on the niche horror streaming platform. 

To qualify, you’ll need to head to Shudder’s site before the offer expires on October 31, 2020, and use the promo code HALLOWEEN2020 at sign up.

It’s unclear as to whether the deal will end at midnight on October 31 Australian time, or if Shudder’s US time zone applies – but we recommend grabbing this promo before Halloween ends if you don’t want to miss out. 

What is Shudder?

First launched in the US in 2015, Shudder is a streaming service that caters exclusively to fans of ‘genre’ films and TV – namely horror, thriller, and suspense titles. Owned by the American entertainment company AMC (that’s the network that brought you The Walking Dead), Shudder offers a selection of new and classic horror films, as well as original series and podcasts and a 24/7 Shudder TV streaming channel.

The platform had been hinting at an Aussie expansion for quite a while, but it’s taken around two years for the service to arrive Down Under. After a soft launch in August 2020, Australian horror aficionados are now free to sign up for Shudder’s creepy catalogue of thrills and chills.

Shudder offers two membership options: month-to-month and a 12-month pay-in-advance subscription. The monthly subscription is priced at $6.99 per month, while signing on for a full year costs $69.99 – around $5.83 per month, giving you two months’ free compared to 12 months on the no-contract plan.

Each option includes unlimited high-definition streaming across your browser, phone, tablet or compatible smart TV. The Shudder app can be downloaded for iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Fire TV, and you can stream directly from Shudder’s website on your PC or Mac. 

You can also sign up for a no-obligation seven-day free trial, which will give you full access to Shudder’s content for one week. 

What can I stream on Shudder?

Shudder’s Australian and New Zealand content library is admittedly small compared to what’s available to US audiences, but the platform is expected to expand the titles available to Aussie viewers as the service grows internationally.

Some of the content you can watch on Shudder includes slasher classics Maniac, Tourist Trap and several entries in the Halloween and Hellraiser franchises; monster movies like [REC], Re-Animator and Day of the Dead; and horror comedies such as WolfCop and the excellent Kiwi ghost mystery Housebound. There’s also a range of exclusive and original productions, including:

  • Cursed Films: A documentary exploring the real-life legends behind films such as The Omen and Poltergeist.
  • Creepshow: A new anthology series based on the classic 1982 collection of Stephen King-penned stories.
  • Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Horror director Eli Roth (Hostel, The Green Inferno) brings together the creators and stars of the genre’s most iconic films. 

Overall, it’s safe to say Shudder is an acquired-taste streaming service, but one that’s likely to provide plenty of Halloween treats if you’re a fan of the genre.

Where else to stream horror this Halloween

If you’re looking for some stay-at-home scares this All Hallows Eve, Shudder has plenty to offer, but keep in mind that larger streaming services, such as Netflix, Stan, and BINGE also host a range of horror titles from big and small screens. In particular, BINGE includes some of the genre’s best-loved films, including The Shining, The Conjuring, Psycho and Zombieland. You can read more in our guide to the best horror films to ‘BINGE’ this Halloween, or follow the links below to sign up.

Sign up to BINGE

If BINGE’s huge library of movies and TV across every genre sounds like the perfect streaming service for you, there are three plans to choose from, with different inclusions on each plan tier. Prices start at $10 per month for a basic package, and go up to $18 per month for a premium subscription.

Check out the plan inclusions in the below table. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
Binge logo

BINGE Basic Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 1 screens at the same time
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $10 over one month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $10
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
Binge logo

BINGE Standard Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $14 over one month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $14
Advertised Cost/year
Go To Site
Binge logo

BINGE Premium Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $18 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $18
Advertised Cost/year
Go To Site

Sign up to Disney+

Want something a little more-family friendly for your spooky celebrations? Alongside its extensive collection of Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars (Lucasfilm), National Geographic and original Disney programming, Disney+ also offers a curated Halloween collection for viewers young and old, including all ‘Treehouse of Horror’ episodes of The Simpsons, plus seasonal favourites such as Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Haunted Mansion, Halloweentown and more.

There are two Disney+ plan options to choose from – a monthly subscription at just $8.99 per month, or prepay for a whole year at $89.99 and save on the monthly cost. Both plans include the same features, with unlimited downloads and the ability to stream on up to four screens at the same time.

You can follow the links below to sign up to either Disney+ plan. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
Disney+ Logo

Disney+ Monthly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices

min. cost $11.99 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $11.99
Advertised Cost/month
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *
Disney+ Logo

Disney+ Yearly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • Prepay for a yearly subscription and save on the monthly cost

min. cost $119.99 over one year

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $119.99
Advertised Cost/year
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *

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