Shudder to serve up new spine-tingling original content with launch of ‘Shudder Originals’

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Shudder is getting into the original programming game with the launch of ‘Shudder Originals’  a new line of original content that begins with the launch of Rodney Ascher’s ‘Primal Screen’!

Horror fans beware, the go-to service for thrillers, suspense and horror programming is about to get in on the spin-tingling fun with a wave of new original programs that are sure to leave you screaming at your screens! Shudder today announced that it has launched a new wave of “Shudder Originals” as part of its high-caliber original programming slate which marks the service’s first venture into the world of original programming!

The fun begins this June with the premiere of horror documentary genius Rodney Ascher’s Primal Screen, a horror documentary feature that explores the reasoning fans are drawn to nd repelled by the things that scare them most in life.

Check out the Primal Screen trailer below: 

“Fear, obsession, and people’s attempts to understand these things are a particular focus of mine” explains Rodney Ascher, creator/director of Primal Screen. “Shudder was a fantastic partner and they gave me the freedom to dive deep into this new rabbit hole. I’m thrilled to present Primal Screen on a streaming service that showcases an expansive collection of Mario Bava films, a wide selection of horror-documentaries and a great variety of thrilling entertainment.”

In addition to Primal Screen, Shudder is currently developing a wave of new additions including short-form series Deadwax, which centers around the hunt for a mysterious record that kills anyone who listens to it; The Blondes, a retelling of Emily Schultz’s novel of the same name about a woman looking for the father of her unborn child in a world where blonde women can transform into terrifying creatures in the blink of an eye; and Riprore, a chilling tale about a mysterious homicide investigation connected to a darkness lurking in the shadows.

Additionally, Shudder is developing an untitled project from Arkasha Stevenson which will be loosely based on serial killer Ted Bundy and his long-time girlfriend.

Primal Screen is a gripping, unique horror documentary that’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen and we look forward to presenting it to our members as our first ‘Shudder Original,’” says Owen Shiflett, Vice President of Development for Shudder. ”At Shudder, we carefully select every new title added to our library to ensure we are giving our members something beyond what is expected. Expanding into original programming is a natural progression for us, and we’re proud to further enhance Shudder’s offering by bringing our members the vision of emerging and established storytellers who are pushing limits within genre entertainment.”

Don’t miss the premiere of Primal Screen Thursday, June 8 on Shudder! For more information or to subscribe for the low monthly cost of $4.99 visit

What do you think of Shudder’s decision to enter the world of original programming? Will you be checking out Primal Screen when it drops this June? Keep the conversation going in the comments section below!