My Week with Shudder ,a new ‘series’ of articles launched here on frompage2screen.com will keep you updated with what I have watched on the horror streaming platform Filled with horror TV shows, classic horror films, and many Shudder exclusives such as the up and coming series ‘Creepshow’ which launches on the Shudder streaming platform this September it can be a struggle to narrow down what to watch right now. So much choice which in many ways is never a bad thing. Spoiled for Choice! There are worse things to be, thats for sure.
This week so far I ve watched one of my favourite films that I have seen this year. The 2018 gem Summer of 84. which does have a wonderful Stranger Things, IT: Stand By me feel so it with a dashing of Rear Window and Disturbia thrown in to a perfect mix. After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend the summer of 1984 spying on him and gathering evidence to prove their , but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous and the summer of adventure just got a lot more serious than they ever planned.
This film has everything. Great performances by all involved, great direction, a beautiful synth score by Le Matos (Turbo Kid), comedy in all the right places (and there is so many great ones liners that I know I will use in my every day life from now on), and enough tension of scares to keep you on the edge of your seat. If you thought the directors of 2015’s Turbo Kid couldn’t top that film on the fun scale. Think again for they have with Summer of 84.
I then ventured into a film made many miles away from the US of A, and many miles away from where I am in the UK, and a film I have heard talked about on a few of my favourite podcasts. The film was 2013’s Big Bad Wolves, a fantastic film from the country of Israel . In Big Bad Wolves,a series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course and for fans of a dark subject, this film doesnt hold back.: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective (who is now not a police detective) and the main suspect in the child killings all find themselves in the centre of one of the best films I have seen for a while. Not a film to watch on a date night thats for sure, but most certainly a film that all horror fans and actually film fans who arent squeamish should watch. Whilst there are gorier films out there, this film hits hard when needed and definitely deserves the praise that has been given to it by many horror fans across the globe.
All in all, my week on Shudder has been another amazing week with gems being found. I wonder what next week will bring.