Shudder Labs is a creative workshop retreat dedicated to building the skill set and talents of exciting, emerging horror filmmakers. Shudder Labs aims to marry the belief that horror and suspense can be at once the most thrilling, sharpest and subversive of genres.

In its inaugural edition in 2016, 11 fellows came together with established masters and special guests in the scenic, secluded Hudson Valley, NY. There, master classes, field trips and an intimate, encouraging creative atmosphere bolstered some of the scariest work you’ll see in the future. Each participant graduated from the program as a Shudder Fellow and took home a $5,000 grant and a year-long mentorship from one of the Masters-in-Residence.

For this year’s Shudder Labs, Shudder partnered with Project Greenlight Digital Studios (PGLDS), a digital content initiative from Adaptive Studios, and filmmaker Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed, Lord of Illusions) to aid in the submission process. Stay tuned for more updates.

The Main Event

June 11-15th 2017

Size of Lab

10 Fellows


Mohonk Mountain House, NY