19 New Scary Movies To Watch On Shudder This Month

Shudder is going wild with the streaming debut of SATANIC HISPANICS, Álex de la Iglesia's DAY OF THE BEAST, Coffin Joe's AT MIDNIGHT I'LL TAKE YOUR SOUL, and BUTCHER BAKER NIGHTMARE MAKER

By Dolores Quintana · @doloresquintana · March 1, 2024, 5:15 PM EST
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New Horror movies on Shudder in March are going wild. From the devilish antics of Álex de la Iglesia's films Day of the Beast and Perdita Durango to three of Brazilian maestro José Mojica Marins, aka Coffin Joe, morbid cult movies to the weirdness of the Oedipal slasher film Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker, Shudder is going straight towards the frontier of unconventional horror cinema.

The month starts out strong with the newest edition of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, which features a new zombie apocalypse series that brings Rick Grimes back to life, Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live. Joe Bob and Darcy will examine the new series that features the love story of Rick and Michonne and brings the franchise back to life on March 1.

Even more excitement comes to Shudder with the premiere of the all-Latino horror anthology Satanic Hispanics. If you have been watching the terrifying When Evil Lurks for the past several months, Satanic Hispanics is your opportunity to see Demián Rugna's other new film from 2023, which is one of the segments in Satanic Hispanics. The movie is overflowing with talent, and each segment includes the work of five of the most talented Latino directors working in horror today.

Finally, Shudder Original, You'll Never Find Me, directed by Josiah Allen and Indiana Bell, premieres on March 22—all of this and the return of the classic supernatural mockumentary Ghostwatch to streaming. Shudder is going hard with new scary movies in March.

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live on March 1


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The newest Shudder Original special, The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, will be streamed live on the first of March on Shudder. It will be available for streaming on March 3. Watch as Joe Bob dives deep into the epic love story of two people changed by a changed world in The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live as only he can.

Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) on March 1


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Originally titled Communion, this late 70s slasher was rereleased in the 80s and caught up in England's "Video Nasty" moral panic. It has become a cult favorite. In 1961, a divorced Catholic couple's life was turned upside-down when one of their two adolescent daughters was suspected of her younger sister's brutal murder during her First Holy Communion and a series of subsequent stabbings. Directed by Alfred Sole, the film stars Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula Sheppard and Brooke Shields.

At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964) on March 1


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At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul is the first Coffin Joe film, created by Brazilian filmmaker and actor José Mojica Marins. It is also the first Brazilian produced horror film. Coffin Joe or Zé do Caixão, is a gravedigger who prowls the city in search of a female to bear him a son and commits horrifying murders when he doesn't get what he wants.

Dream Demon (1988) on March 1


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A young woman about to be married begins having terrifying dreams about demons in Dream Demon. When she awakes, however, the demons are real and begin to commit gruesome murders. Harley Cokeliss directs the film and stars Jemma Redgrave, a member of the famous Redgrave acting dynasty, Kathleen Wilhoite, Jimmy Nail, and Timothy Spall.

Ghostwatch (1992) on March 1


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Ghostwatch is one of the most famous and beloved supernatural mockumentaries ever made and is based on the famous Enfield Poltergeist case. The film's first and only broadcast on the BBC, the Beeb claimed that it was a live broadcast of a paranormal investigation and was quite controversial, especially with viewers who thought it was real. The film is hard to find on streaming; the last time on Shudder was in 2019, so catch it while you can.

Give Me Pity! (2022) on March 1

GIVE ME PITY! (2022)

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Similar to the Ghostwatch theme of a television special gone wrong, Give Me Pity! is a colorful and dreamlike head trip. Give Me Pity! is the tale of Sissy St. Clare graces the small screen for her first-ever television special, an evening full of music, laughter, glamour, and entertainment. But Sissy’s live event quickly begins to curdle into a psychedelic nightmare.

Grabbers (2012) on March 1


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Irish horror comes to Shudder with Grabbers this month. You've always got to be careful with monsters trying to grab you and suck your blood, roight? Grabbers is all about bloodsucking aliens invading an island off the coast of Ireland; the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive. Grab a pint of Guinness and some shots to stay alive!

The Strange World of Coffin Joe (1968) on March 1


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This horror anthology film is made up of three tales of the macabre: a dollmaker whose dolls are eerily human, a story of necrophilia, and a doctor who proves love is dead, with Coffin Joe as the host that introduces each segment.

The Strangers (2008) on March 1


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Bryan Bertino's cult favorite, The Strangers, is returning to Shudder this month. This tale of a group of masked killers terrorizing and murdering people for no reason has resonated with fans for almost twenty years. The film proved so popular that a sequel followed and a reboot will be released this year.

This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse (1967) on March 1


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The evil of Coffin Joe continues in this sequel to At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul. After the previous film's events, Coffin Joe continues to seek a maiden to give him a son. With the help of servant Bruno, he kidnaps six girls from a village. Which one of them will pass his trials of fear?

Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (1981) on March 4


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Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker is one bizarre nightmare. An Oedipal story of a controlling aunt who stifles her nephew with a disturbing type of love also features an early positive portrayal of LGBTQ characters. Directed by William Asher, the film stars Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell, Bo Svenson, Marcia Lewis, and Bill Paxton.

Day of the Beast (1995) on March 4

SPIRAL (1998)

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Alex de la Iglesia, the Spanish filmmaker, has a reputation for making some of the most ferociously funny and untamed horror films imaginable. Day of the Beast is no exception, with its story of a pious priest and Catholic scholar who decides to commit the most atrocious and sinful acts to stop the birth of the Antichrist. He is aided in his quest by a Black-metal Satanist and a supernatural show host.

El Día de la Bestia stars Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura, and Nathalie Seseña and won six Goya Awards, the Spanish equivalent of the Academy Award.

Perdita Durango (1997) on March 4


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As wild as Day of the Beast is, Alex de la Iglesia's next film, Perdita Durango, takes it to another level. Human sacrifice, sorcery, kidnapping, and a truckload of fetuses (don't ask) are all part of the plot, which is based on two novels by Barry Gifford. You're not going to expect the actors who star in the film, but they are Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem, James Gandolfini, Harley Cross, Aimee Graham, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Demián Bichir.

Satanic Hispanics (2023) on March 8


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Rejoice, horror fans. Satanic Hispanics is finally coming to streaming. This horror anthology assembles a Murderers' Row of talent. Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider), Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead), Gigi Saul Guerrero (Culture Shock), Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project), and Demián Rugna (When Evil Lurks, Terrified) to unite in the first all-Latino horror anthology.

This is excellent news for fans of When Evil Lurks because director Demian Rugna wrote and directed one of the eeriest segments of this brilliant horror anthology, "Tambien Lo Vi." Fans of the V/H/S franchise can enjoy the funny and heart-ripping segment "El Vampiro" from Eduardo Sánchez ("A Day in the Park" from V/H/S 2) and the gory Indigenous tale "Nahuahles," directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero ("God of Death" from V/H/S 85.) You can read an interview with Gigi Saul Guerrero and Raynor Shima here.

All of the anthology's segments are strong, and director Mike Mendez's framework story "The Traveler" and Alejandro Brugués' hilarious "Hammer of Zanzibar" about a notorious phallic supernatural weapon are also scary yet funny.

First Contact (2023) on March 11


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Two estranged siblings go to their late scientist father's farmhouse to make sense of his incomplete work. They soon discover an evil entity, buried in time and space for millions of years, has been released and begun wreaking havoc.

The Church (1989) on March 11


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Undersung Italian horror maestro Michele Soavi, whose masterpiece Cemetery Man was featured on Shudder last month, also made The Church. It is the tale of an old Gothic cathedral built over a mass grave, developing strange powers that trap several people inside with ghosts from a 12th-century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth.

Gooey and grotesque, the film stars Tomas Arana, Feodor Chaliapin, Hugh Quarshie, Barbara Cupisti and was produced and co-written by Dario Argento. Read an interview with Michele Soavi at Fangoria now.

The Sect (1991) on March 11

THE SECT (1991)

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Also known as The Devil's Daughter, Italian director and Dario Argento protege Michele Soavi directed and co-wrote the film with Argento three years before Cemetary Man. The Sect is the story of a lonely kindergarten teacher who discovers a secret well in the basement of her house and soon finds herself being followed by a murderous Satanic cult. Kelly Curtis, Herbert Lom, and Tomas Arana star in the film.

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs - March 15

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs Season 4

The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs is back with a massive sixth season. It all kicks off March 15 with The Last Drive-In Live: A Tribute to Roger Corman. The special will be followed by brand new episodes of The Last Drive-In biweekly on Fridays.

Southern Comfort (1981) on March 18


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Walter Hill's lesser-known terrifying and realistic tale of soldiers versus Cajun country residents comes to Shudder on March 18. After a team of National Guardsmen arrogantly antagonize Cajun hunters, they become the target of their rage as they are hunted and killed in the dangerous swamps of Louisiana. The film stars Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, T. K. Carter, and Peter Coyote.

You'll Never Find Me (2023) on March 22


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Directed by Josiah Allen and Indiana Bell, You'll Never Find Me is a Shudder Original that will be released on streaming on March 22. The story is this: An isolated man living at the back of a desolate caravan park is visited by a desperate young woman seeking shelter from a violent storm. As the savage storm worsens, these solitary souls begin to feel threatened - but who should really be afraid?