Shudder

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Shudder is a subscription video-on-demand service owned and operated by AMC Networks, launched in 2015. It specializes in horror, thriller, and supernatural fiction releases.

1st Logo (2017)

Visuals: On a black background, a red image fills in the entire screen, which appears to be a closeup of a TV. The screen then dims down, as red smoke fills out the insides of the word "SHUDDER" in the middle, where we can also see an extreme closeup of a human eye appearing once the action is complete. The eye blinks, which causes the footage to glitch out.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: VHS glitching can be heard along with sounds of blood squishing when "SHUDDER" fades in.

Availability: Seen on Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl and Found Footage 3D.

2nd Logo (August 18, 2020-)


Visuals: On a black background are red lines, as the letters of "SHUDDER" appear one-by-one. The logo then flickers and glitches with static.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: An ascending horror-like theme with synth drones.

Availability: Seen on current releases of Shudder originals on Blu-ray, such as Prevenge, Seance, Caveat and V/H/S 94.