Shudder gives us an April to remember as the official Halfway to Halloween month. A ton of originals and favorites hit or return to the service across the various regions, and as always, we here at Haunted MTL will guide you through the bounty. We’ll list each film and premiere date across all four regions, as well as give a highlight, something we know you are going to like.

So, let’s get spooky, shall we? Shudder Originals and Exclusives will be in bold. Dates will be regionally formatted.

Shudder Canada in April

Canada isn’t getting as much content and the US is, but the haul is still respectable. Many great originals land this month on Shudder Canada, so many that it may be hard to pick a highlight. However, for sheer horror fun, and history, be sure to stream In Search of Darkness Part II on April 23rd. This follow-up to the hit documentary released in 2020 promises to offer a compelling survey of 1980s horror classics with the people who made them.

4/1

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Creepshow ep. 201

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

4/5

Don’t Panic

Zombie for Sale

4/8

The Power

Creepshow ep. 202

4/12

Day of the Beast

Perdita Durango

The McPherson Tape

4/15

The Banishing

Creepshow ep. 203

4/16

The Last Drive-In ep. 301

4/18

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (on Shudder TV 8pm ET/5pm PT)

4/19

The Conspiracy

Housebound

Mother’s Day

The Stepfather

4/22

Boys from County Hell

Creepshow ep. 204

4/23

The Last Drive-In ep. 302

4/26

In Search of Darkness Part II

Attack of the Demons

The Similars

4/29

Deadhouse Dark

Creepshow ep. 205

Horror Express

4/30

The Last Drive-In ep. 303

Shudder schedule image Canada
Courtesy of the Shudder Canada Twitter account

Shudder US in April

The third season of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs lands on April 16th. We’re huge fans of JBB here at Haunted MTL, so naturally, the season premiere is the highlight for April. This season is sure to be full of surprises, but the question remains: are we still in the cabin?

There is no season three trailer but here is some inspiration for us all.

4/1

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Creepshow ep. 201

The Haunting of Julia

Night of the Lepus

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

4/2

The Body Snatcher

Cat People

Curse of the Cat People

I Walked with a Zombie

Isle of the Dead

The Leopard Man

The Seventh Victim

4/5

Don’t Panic

The Drone

The Fog

House of 1000 Corpses

The Howling

Lanke Mungo

Zombie for Sale

4/6

The Dentist

The Dentist 2

4/8

The Power

Creepshow ep. 202

4/12

Day of the Beast

Perdita Durango

The McPherson Tape

4/15

The Banishing

Creepshow ep. 203

4/16

The Last Drive-In ep. 301

4/18

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (on Shudder TV 8pm ET/5pm PT)

4/19

The Conspiracy

Housebound

Mother’s Day

The Stepfather

Thale

4/22

Boys from County Hell

Creepshow ep. 204

4/23

The Last Drive-In ep. 302

4/26

In Search of Darkness Part II

Attack of the Demons

The Diabolical

The Similars

4/29

Deadhouse Dark

Creepshow ep. 205

4/30

The Last Drive-In ep. 303

Shudder schedule image USA
Courtesy of the Shudder Twitter account

Shudder UK in April

For the UK highlight the British film, The Power, seems particularly fitting. This Shudder Original follows a nurse, played by Rose Williams, during the 1070s blackouts in London. She finds herself in a hospital without power due to a mining strike, with something lurking in the darkness. This is the directorial debut of writer-director Corinna Faith (The Innocents). It looks very moody and worth a watch.

1/4

Creepshow ep. 201

5/4

Baskin

Zombie for Sale

8/4

The Power

Creepshow ep. 202

12/4

The McPherson Tape

15/4

The Banishing

Creepshow ep. 203

19/4

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (on Shudder TV 8pm ET/5pm PT)

The Children

Goodnight Mommy

Mother’s Day

Mom and Dad

22/4

Creepshow ep. 204

26/4

In Search of Darkness Part II

Wake Wood

29/4

Deadhouse Dark

Creepshow ep. 205

Horror Express

Shudder schedule image UK
Courtesy of the Shudder UK Twitter account

Shudder ANZ in April

The Australia and New Zealand region gets to enjoy brand new episodes of Creepshow throughout the month just like the other regions.

Based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, the anthology Creepshow returns for a second season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable.  You never know what will be on the next page. Executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero, Creepshow’s second season will feature guest stars Kevin Dillon, Iman Benson, Josh McDermitt, Keith David, Molly Ringwald, Barbara Crampton, Justin Long, and D’Arcy Carden, among others.

1/4

Creepshow ep. 201

6/4

The Babadook

Psycho Raman

8/4

The Power

Creepshow ep. 202

13/4

Beyond Re-Animator

Bride of Re-Animator

Dagon

The McPherson Tape

15/4

The Banishing

Creepshow ep. 203

19/4

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (on Shudder TV 8pm ET/5pm PT)

20/4

Road Games

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

22/4

Creepshow ep. 204

26/4

In Search of Darkness Part II

27/4

Julia’s Eyes

Society

29/4

Deadhouse Dark

Creepshow ep. 205

30/4

Horror Express

Shudder schedule image ANZ
Courtesy of the Shudder ANZ Twitter account

So, what do you think about the additions to Shudder this month? How about our selections? Do we have great taste or do you think we missed the mark? Don’t forget there is also the Halloween Hotline operating as well.

See you later this month with a Shudder news roundup!

About the Author

David Davis is a writer, cartoonist, and educator in Southern California with an M.A. in literature and writing studies.

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