Today Shudder announced that its reached a landmark 1 million subscribers. The AMC Network horror and thiller streamer which launched in 2015 has seen positive engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic, boosting its subscriber count. It’s also seen a steady growth in viewership over the last year, with the premiere of its original series Creepshow as a launchpad last September. The streaming service has launched other original series this year, including Cursed Films, and original films including The Room, Z, The Beach House, and Host.
“The addition of original series and movies turbocharged our growth and turned Shudder into a must-have service for anyone interested in great horror, thriller or supernatural entertainment,” said Miguel Penella, president of SVOD at AMC Networks, in a statement. “Our relentless focus on quality programming, innovative content and finding the best up-and-coming creators has enabled Shudder to break out in the crowded world of subscription services. Shudder’s success comes as our other targeted SVOD services—Acorn TV, Sundance Now and UMC—continue their strong subscriber growth momentum by super-serving passionate fans with the content they love the most.”
Shudder has also recently expanded its global reach into Australia and New Zealand, in addition to the U.S. Canada, Germany, and the UK.
Shudder is dedicated to all things scary for viewers who are interested in the horror genre. While they offer thrillers year-round, Halloween is the perfect time to dive into the creepy-crawly entertainment world that will have you on the edge of your seat.