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Editor's Note
The following are current topic ideas for guest and staff content, including reviews, editorials, lists, and other topics. This list is updated frequently to reflect current content needs.

MONTHLY TIME SENSITIVE CONTENT (OCTOBER/NOVEMBER)

If you plan to submit an article, please email [email protected] to let us know so we can plan for it in the content schedule should your submission be approved. Due dates listed may be flexible. If you want to write about a topic below but need more time, email our editor to discuss.

  • Best gay characters in horror
  • Best female-driven films and/or badass women in horror
  • Most underrated final girls
  • Best female fights back/revenge movies
  • Horror films inspired by Native American myths and legends
  • Horror films about viruses spread by humans
  • Horror films about food
  • Horror films about reptiles
  • Political horror films – Due 11/1
  • Psychological horror films/films about mental health – Due 11/1
  • Horror films about science, technology, and/or medicine – Due 11/4
  • War horror movies – Due 11/8
  • Latinx female directors/actors/characters – Due 11/15
  • Transgender characters – Due 11/15
  • Best Thanksgiving horror films – Due 11/22
  • Best Holiday Horror films – Due 11/29

Five On It Ideas (five films around a select theme, ideally lesser known films):

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  • There’s Something in the Water
  • Killer Bugs
  • Creature Feature
  • Killer Toys
  • Stranger Danger
  • It Came From Above
  • Natural Disaster
  • Body Horror
  • Sleeping With the Enemy
  • Parental Guidance
  • Girls Gone Wild
  • Politics are Hell
  • The Kids Are Not Alright
  • Holiday Horror
  • Other Ideas Welcome!

 

ONGOING CONTENT REQUESTED

Reviews from our digital screener library.

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Typically, screeners are reserved for staff writers. However, if you are applying for a staff writer position and would like to join our review time, limited access may be granted for purpose of your application process. You may email us at [email protected] to request access to this library.

We need someone to take over the monthly feature “Down the Video Aisle” highlighting all the upcoming indie VOD/digital streaming releases for the month. If selected, you would become a featured contributor and have your own column on the site. 

We would love someone to do a regular column highlighting great indie horror shops and merchandise.

“Best of Shudder” lists: ie, Best Supernatural Horror Films on Shudder, 10 Best Shudder Exclusives, Best 70s Horror on Shudder, etc.

Four-Front Series: 4 great films in a given sub genre/style (ie, zombie films, horror comedies, found footage, thrillers, slashers, shot on video, etc).

Top ten torture porn, extreme horror, most difficult to watch horror, controversial horror, underground horror.

Ongoing Series You May Contribute Content To:

  • Head to Head: Remake vs Original
  • Flashback/Retro Reviews
  • Foreign Films
  • Erotic Horror
  • Cult Distributor reviews/Blu-ray Reviews
  • Shudder/Netflix/Hulu reviews
  • Women in Horror
  • Best of Lists
  • In Defense Of (Defending polarizing horror films)
  • Digging Deep (film analysis/deeper themes)
  • Diversity in Horror/LGBTQ+
  • Filmmaker or Artist Spotlights
  • Friday Finds: Horror Shops and Product Reviews/Announcements
  • Second Chance Review (Revisiting horror films you didn’t like on the first watch)
  • Then and Now Review (Revisiting a horror film that affected you from your youth)
  • Page to Screen (film adaptations of novels)
  • Take Two Review (second opinion on a film that has been reviewed on the site)

Horror Fiction Reviews.

Horror games, comics, anime, television, and other non-film content.

Any film analysis pieces that dig deeper and discuss meaningful themes and messages in horror.

Best/scariest movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Shudder, Apple TV, HBO Max, etc.

Content contributed by and dedicated to black creators and films/projects.

SHUDDER EXCLUSIVES AND PREMIERES FOR COVERAGE

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SHUDDER 61-DAY HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION (9/1-10/31)

8 new Shudder Originals/Exclusives—COLOR OUT OF SPACE (US only), SPIRAL, VEROTIKA, SCARE ME, THE CLEANSING HOUR, THE MORTUARY COLLECTION, 32 MALASANA STREET and MAY THE DEVIL TAKE YOU TOO.

NOS4A2 SEASON 2

THE LAST DRIVE-IN Halloween special 

METAMORPHOSIS (premieres Thursday, July 2)

In this fresh spin on a demonic possession story, Joong-Su, an exorcist, must face a demon he tragically failed to defeat in the past when it targets his brother’s family next. The demon assumes the form of different family members to sow confusion and distrust, destroying the unit from within. With his loved ones in peril, Joong-Su must face the demon again, at the risk of his own life.  Starring Bae Sung-Woo, Sung Dong-Il and Jang Young-Nam. Directed by Hong-Seon Kim. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

IMPETIGORE (premieres Thursday, July 23)

(Sundance 2020 Official Selection) After surviving a murder attempt in the city, Maya, a down-on-her-luck young woman, learns that she may inherit a house in her ancestral village. With her friend Dini, Maya returns to the village of her birth, unaware that the community there has been trying to locate and kill her to remove the curse that has plagued the village for years. As she begins to discover the complicated reality about her past, Maya finds herself in a fight for her life. Starring Tara Basro, Ario Bayu, Marissa Anita, Christine Hakim, Asmara Abigail, directed by Joko Anwar (Satan’s Slaves, another Shudder Original). A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

LA LLORONA (premieres Thursday, August 6)

Winner: Venice Days. Official Selection: TIFF, Sundance Film Festival

Indignant retired general Enrique finally faces trial for the genocidal massacre of thousands of Mayans decades ago. As a horde of angry protestors threatens to invade their opulent home, the women of the house—his haughty wife, conflicted daughter, and precocious granddaughter—weigh their responsibility to shield the erratic, senile Enrique against the devastating truths being publicly revealed and the increasing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Meanwhile, much of the family’s domestic staff flees, leaving only loyal housekeeper Valeriana until a mysterious young Indigenous maid arrives. Starring María Mercedes Coroy, Margarita Kénefic, Sabrina de la Hoz and Julio Díaz. Directed by Jaryo Bustamante. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK) Trailer: https://youtu.be/SVf8in0dj9s

THE SHED (premieres Thursday, August 27)

Official Selection: Sitges International Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

Stan and his best friend Dommer have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a ravenous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it. But Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind. Starring Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen, Frank Whaley and Timothy Bottoms. Directed by Frank Sabatella. (Also available on Shudder Canada)