Shudder’s ‘Halfway To Halloween Hotline Of Horror Film Recommendations’ Returns In April

Have you ever wanted to help choose what movies play on Shudder? Now’s your chance! Every Friday in April, you’ll get the opportunity to recommend films to Shudder’s VP of Programming, Samuel Zimmerman. How cool is that? Plus there’s a whole slew of new, original horror films and series coming, along with some of our favorite classics.

Shudder’s popular Halfway to Halloween Hotline of personalized horror movie recommendations returns this April as part of the streamer’s annual Halfway to Halloween celebration, which also features a killer lineup of new original series and films and genre-defining additions to Shudder’s unbeatable movie library of timeless horror classics. The premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural will debut new seasons of original series Cursed Films and The Last  Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, original films Night’s End (on March 31), The Cellar starring Elisha Cuthbert, and Gustavo Hernández’s Virus 32and exclusive film, See For Me, along with library titles The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula1992’s Candyman and The Devils, among others.

Said Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager:

“We’re curating a slate of the best in horror all year round, but April and October give us a unique opportunity to connect with and hear from our members directly about the movies they’re craving and what they love most about the genre. And we’re pairing that with an impressive lineup of new, fan-favorite titles, as we continue to go deep on the genre like only Shudder can.”

Every Friday in April from 3pm – 4pm ET, members are invited to call Samuel Zimmerman, Shudder’s VP of programming, to for customized horror viewing recommendations from Shudder’s expansive film collection – from his  favorite genre films of all time to highly anticipated releases this year. A new hotline phone number will be announced each Friday on Shudder’s social media platforms.

About Tracy Allen

As the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of, Tracy has learned a lot about independent horror films and the people who love them. Now an approved critic for Rotten Tomatoes, she hopes the masses will follow her reviews back to PopHorror and learn more about the creativity and uniqueness of indie horror movies.

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