An All-New Batch of Critters is Coming to Shudder

The trailer for Critters: A New Binge is here. The iconic horror franchise has been dormant for nearly three decades but that all changes now as Shudder is bringing back the murderous little space creatures in a brand new series. The best part? Horror lovers don’t even have to wait very long, as the first-ever series set within the franchise arrives on Thursday, March 21.

Pursued by intergalactic bounty hunters, the Critters return to Earth on a secret mission and encounter lovelorn high-schooler Christopher (Joey Morgan, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), his crush Dana (Stephi Chin-Salvo, iZOMBIE), his best friend Charlie (Bzhaun Rhoden, Van Helsing), and his mom Veronica (Kirsten Robek, The Edge of Seventeen), whose past will come back to bite them — literally. The series also features Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin, Justice League Action) and Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich).

Here’s the trailer:

Critters: A New Binge - Official Trailer [HD] | A Shudder Exclusive Series

Critters: A New Binge is a comedy-horror Shudder exclusive series that picks up the tale of the Critters – hairy, carnivorous, insatiable aliens – from the beloved 1980s film franchise. Pursued by intergalactic bounty hunters, the Critters return to Earth on a secret mission and encounter Christopher, a lovelorn high-schooler, his best friend Charlie, his crush Dana, and his mom Veronica – whose past will come back to bite them. Who will survive? And who will be eaten?


Shudder, launched in 2015, offers a mix of horror films, as well as TV shows and documentaries. The service is available as an app on iOS, Google Play, Android, Roku, Xbox One and Fire TV platforms, with subscriptions starting at $3.99 per month. It bills itself as a provider of horror, suspense and thrillers for both hardcore and casual fans of the genre. If you’re interested, and you’re up for subscribing to another media platform, be sure to check out Shudder here!

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