Shudder Is Gifting Horror Fans With Killer Movies And Series This December

November 28, 2023

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This December, Shudder is gifting horror fans with a ton of killer holiday-themed movies along with new old and new favorites, premieres, and series, and we’ve got your guide.

One of the new must-see films coming to Shudder on December 1 is the holiday slasher It’s A Wonderful Knife, which will keep you on the edge of your seat, cheering for the final girl, played by Jane Widdip, who stars alongside Justin Long and Joel McHale. Be sure to watch our interview with Its writer and producer, Michael Kennedy.

In It’s a Wonderful Knife (such a great title), “a year after saving her town from a psychotic killer on Christmas Eve, Winnie Carruthers’ life is less than wonderful — but when she wishes she’d never been born, she finds herself in a nightmare parallel universe and discovers that without her, things could be much, much worse. Now the killer is back, and she must team up with the town misfit to identify the killer and get back to her reality.”



Another movie you definitely want to see is the Christmas horror film The Sacrifice Game, which arrives on December 8. Set “at the Blackvale School for Girls in 1971. It’s bad enough that students Samantha (Madison Baines) and Clara (Georgia Acken) can’t go home for the holidays, but things take a deadly turn when a gang of cult killers arrives at their doorstep—just in time for Christmas.”


Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Olivia Scott Welch (Lucky Hank, The Fear Street Trilogy), Gus Kenworthy (American Horror Story) and Chloë Levine (The Ranger) star.






The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula


The fifth season of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula premiered on Halloween, with new episodes arriving on Tuesdays.


This season, Dracmorda and Swanthula are on the hunt to find the world’s next drag monster superstar in the star-studded fifth season of their hit reality competition show. With all-new competitors, the challenges, special effects makeup, costumes, and performances promise to be truly terrifying.





Here’s what else is coming to Shudder this December:


December 1


The Children

A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.

Black Christmas (2006)

On Christmas Eve, an escaped maniac returns to his childhood home, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder sorority sisters one by one.


A psychopath pursues a businesswoman after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.

Night of the Comet

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

To All A Good Night

A group of teenagers at a party find themselves being stalked by a maniacal killer in a Santa Claus costume.

December 11


When George and Kim arrive at their cabin, they soon find that a dark and intimidating presence seems to have taken over the cottage. After a shopkeeper tells Miles about the legend of Wendigo, a beast who is half-man, half-deer, and can change itself at will, the child begins to wonder if the creature might have something to do with his family’s sudden misfortune.


Devil’s Pass

A group of students go to the location of the infamous Dyatlov pass incident to make a documentary, but things take a turn for the worse as the secret of what happened there is revealed.


I Trapped the Devil

A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the Devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrives for Christmas.


December 15


Bay of Blood

The murder of a wealthy countess triggers a chain reaction of brutal killings in the surrounding Bay Area as several unscrupulous characters try to seize her large estate.


Baron Blood

A young man visiting the castle of a murderous ancestor in Austria accidentally brings his dead relative back to life – searching for new victims.


Black Sunday

A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch’s beautiful look-alike descendant.


Kill, Baby… Kill!

A Carpathian village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl, prompting a coroner and medical student to uncover her secrets while a witch attempts to protect the villagers.


Lisa and The Devil

A tourist spends the night in a derelict Spanish villa seemingly held in the supernatural grip of an eccentric butler, who resembles a depiction of the Devil she had seen on an old fresco.


The Evil Eye (1963)

A mystery novel-loving American tourist witnesses a murder in Rome and soon finds herself and her suitor caught up in a series of killings.

December 18


The Gingerdead Man

An evil yet adorable Gingerbread man comes to life with the soul of a convicted killer – this real-life cookie monster wreaks havoc on the girl who sent the killer to the electric chair.

December 25



A dinner party in a country house that sees four friends come together for a birthday celebration, but as the night progresses, secrets emerge. Unsettling events begin to unfold around them.


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