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Ratings and Reviews
Mandatory for horror fans
This is it, chief. I thought I was going to get Shudder for a month or two to watch a few things and then unsubscribe, but I didn’t realize the depth of the catalog and how often they add new movies and shows. Unless you can afford to spend all your money and time buying physical media and going to film festivals, Shudder is mandatory for keeping up with current horror movies and series. And besides that, it’s the only place to see Joe Bob Briggs. You think you probably don’t need another streaming service with the other stuff you’ve got, but you’re wrong. It’s an outstanding value. I guarantee that you’ve spent a lot more and gotten a lot less. Anything you’ve heard about service problems is old news and is probably only related to the night of the Last Drive-In premiere. I’ve been using for months and haven’t had the slightest hiccup. Highest recommendation.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the awesome feedback! We love to hear our Shudder fans are happy!
A lot of great titles to choose from, and it’s especially nice how many older and foreign titles there are. Shudder definitely knows their stuff. Major bonus points for the Joe Bib Briggs marathon. Whoever’s decision that was needs a raise!
My middling rating is only because I think Shudder still has room to grow, especially the design and layout of the platform. Limiting the ability to search only by title rather than other keywords like actor or director, especially with genre films like horror and thriller, is pretty annoying. It would be really nice and convenient to be able to isolate Shudder’s selection of Argento or Cronenberg films, for instance, or see which films feature Brigitte Lahaie. Also when searching through genres, it seems like the movies are always in reverse chronological order, which makes sense, but is also kind of frustrating while trying to brush up on the classics. Lastly, and I realize this is probably a licensing issue, but it’s kind of weird that there are various entries from certain series while omitting crucial chunks from those series (Phantasm without part 2, Halloween without parts 2 & 3).
Overall, been having a lot of fun with this app, but would look forward to some adjustments.
Developer Response ,
We are thrilled to hear you are enjoying Shudder, thanks for the great feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve!
Great concept but apps need more fine tuning
I love shudder and what it offers for people like myself who are into the horror genre, and the price for a year is unbeatable. So as a concept for streaming options it is a solid 5 stars.
However, the app itself is problematic for several reasons. The search options are not as widespread as major streaming services like Netflix offer. The app has a tendency to shut off suddenly or crash that I do not notice with other streaming apps. It will not save your spot in a show or movie unless you manually exit out of the video to the main screen first, which is not true of netflix. The phone app also doesn’t sync with bluetooth headphones well so I cannot pause and play like I can with anything else in my phone. The phone app does do a good job of showing you the ratings of the movie and details with suggested titles but the xbox app lacks this ability and is limited in presentation overall.
So great streaming service but the apps have a long way to go. I paid for a year so it is clearly worth the glitches. Looking forward to some improvements...
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- Age Rating
- Rated 17+ for the following:
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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