‘The Core’ is Shudder’s Best Original Programming Yet
We’ve been big supporters of the Horror streaming service, Shudder, since the early beta days back in 2014. But as cool as replaying some of your favorite fright flicks is, we couldn’t help but feel as if they could do more with the available resources. That’s why we were beyond excited to see them begin to snag streaming rights for films right out of festival. In the last several years, Shudder has gone from a neat streaming service to an absolute force in the genre community, and we knew it was only a matter of time before they began to produce 100% original content. Well, folks–the time is now.
THE CORE, while not the first piece of original programming from the streaming giant, feels like something wholly unique. Set up almost like a late night talk-show, THE CORE sees host Mickey Keating and his guests examine the onscreen techniques and real-life psychologies that strike fear into our very core. It’s basically genre porn for us horror nerds, and I’m loving what I’ve seen thus far.
Episode 1 is currently streaming on Shudder and sees Keating joined by guests Adam Green and Danielle Harris as they dive into everyone’s favorite holiday horror, Halloween. There’s open discussion, top-5 moments, brutal special FX demos, and additional recommendations that’ll give you plenty to stream after the episode ends. This is an excellent first step, and I can’t wait to see where they go from here. Stream it…. now.