Last week, Shudder (the new “Netflix for horror” movie streaming service) launched in public beta enabling anybody to sign up for an account. Since it was first announced, I’ve seen a lot of people suggest that it doesn’t have much of anything that isn’t already available on Netflix. While this may be closer to accurate if you’re counting Netflix’s DVD service, Shudder actually has quite a lot to offer that is absent from Netflix’s streaming catalog, at least here in the U.S.

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Just to get that point across, I went through the entire Shudder catalog* and searched for each title on Netflix to see what all is available on the latter. Following is a list of movies on Shudder that are not available on Netflix.

A Tale of Two Sisters
Absentia
Acolytes
An American Werewolf In London
Anamorph
And Now the Screaming Starts
Area 407
Asylum
Asylum Blackout
Bad Biology
Basket Case
Before the Fall
Birdemic
Blood Car
Blood Feast
Bloody Birthday
C.H.U.D.
Cadaver
Carnival of Souls
Castle Freak
Chawz
Chillerama
Choose
Chromeskull (Laid to Rest 2)
Citadel
City of the Living Dead
Cold Prey
Cold Sweat
Combat Shock
Dark Mirror
Dark Star
Dead & Buried
Dead End Drive-In
Deadgirl
Dead Heat
Dead Hooker in a Trunk
Deadly Blessing
Death Bell
DeathDream
Deep Red
The Disappeared
Discopath
Doghouse
Don’t Look Back
Don’t Torture a Duckling
Donkey Punch
Dream Home
Eaten Alive
Evil Aliens
Excision
Faces of Death
Five Dolls for an August Moon
Frankenhooker
Frankenstein Theory
Frightmare
Ganja & Hess
The Ghost Galleon
Grace
Grapes of Death
Grotesque
Habit
Harpoon
Heartless
Hobo with a Shotgun
Home Movie
Horror Express
House
House II: The Second Story
How to Make a Monster
Hush
I Am a Ghost
I Sell the Dead
I Monster
Ichi the Killer
In Their Skin
In Their Sleep
Intruder
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
Julia’s Eyes
Ka-Boom
The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh
Leftbank
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
Lightning Bug
Lovely Molly
Lucky Bastard
Machine Girl
Magic
Malevolence
Maniac (original)
Maniac Cop
Marebito
Memento Mori
Monster Brawl
Murder Party
Mother’s Day
Nosferatu, The Vampyre
Occupant
Opera
Paintball
Penumbra
Prey
Primal
Puffball
Pulse
Puppet Master
PVC-1
Rabies
Re-Cycle
Red, White & Blue
Requiem
Requiem For A Vampire
Return to Horror High
Return to Sleepaway Camp
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
Room of Death
S&Man
Saint
Santa Sangre
Sauna
Septien
Severance
Shadow
Sheitan
Shock Waves
Shutter
Shuttle
Sick Nurses
Sisters (remake)
Sleep Tight
Sleepaway Camp
Slugs
Southern Gothic
Spider Baby
Spiderhole
Splinter
Stuck
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
The Appeared
The Battery
The Beast Must Die
The Church
The Corridor
The Countess
The Crazies (original)
The Devil’s Rain
The Devil’s Rock
The Eclipse
The Evil Dead
The Evil Eye
The Golem
The Haunted Castle
The Hills Have Eyes (original)
The Horror Party Beach
The Innkeepers
The Last Winter
The Living and the Dead
The Possession of David Reilly
The Rambler
The Reef
The Shiver of the Vampires
The Silent House
The Skeptic
The Stuff
The Toolbox Murders (original)
The Whip and the Body
Them
Timecrimes
Tokyo Gore Police
Tombs of the Blind Dead
Tourist Trap
Trail of the Screaming Forehead
Two Evil Eyes
Two Thousand Maniacs!
Undocumented
Vampires
Vampyres
We Are the Night
We Are What We Are (Original)
Werewolves on Wheels
Whispering Corridors
The Wild Man of the Navidad
Wishing Stairs

So yeah, there are a few that aren’t on Netflix. If you subscribe to both Netflix’s streaming offering and their DVD offering, you may be able to get a lot of these titles through that, but you still have to wait for them to be shipped to you, and you probably have a lot of other things besides these in your DVD queue as well.

Some of the titles can also be found on Hulu, but there are plenty that aren’t available there either.

In case you missed it, here are 10 reasons you might want to give Shudder a try.

*There could be additional titles because I’ve noticed some in the past that were listed on various sections of the site, but not in the alphabetical browsing interface, which is what I used to compile this list.

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