To be brutally honest, we are still getting our heads around just how good a streaming service Shudder is for horror fans.

If you haven’t yet jumped on the bandwagon, hopefully the exclusive release of Nordic chiller Lake Bodom will give you that final push.

Based on a horrific real-life Icelandic murder-mystery from 1960, here’s the promotional blurb:

Based on terrifying real life events, LAKE BODOM is an intense, no-hold-barred post-modern slasher that takes the genre and injects it with cutting wit, thrilling twists and 21st century ferocity.

Every camper’s worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent.

When four teens go on a pilgrimage to the site of the massacre, it appears that history may end up repeating itself.

For anyone jaded by cookie-cutter stalk ‘n’ slash films, LAKE BODOM is a palette refresher shot-though with deeply dark Nordic style.

And if you have no idea just what Shudder is, here’s some info on that too:

Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving fans of thrillers, suspense, and horror. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder has a growing and dynamic selection of thrilling premieres, originals, and exclusives, which complement its impressive library of international and independent films, gripping TV series, and Hollywood blockbuster favourites. Shudder streams ad-free in the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland on the web, iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, and Roku for £4.99/month or £49.99 with an annual membership. To try Shudder commitment-free for 7 days, visit www.shudder.com.

Here’s a clip from Lake Bodom to whet the appetite:

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.