Shudder Made a Critters Series For Us!

Critters: A New Binge is a comedy-horror series streaming on AMC Networks’ horror-centric Shudder. The series will continue telling the tale of the Critters, the hairy, carnivorous, aliens from the 1980s film franchise.

The original film would spawn three sequels, including Critters 3, which featured a very young Leonardo DiCaprio going up against the fanged furballs.

Here’s the trailer:

The official synopsis for Critters: A New Binge also reveals its cast:

“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).”

Critters: A New Binge will not be a reboot, instead will serve as a continuation of the classic film franchise, which consists of director Stephen Herek’s original 1986 Critters.

This series will join Shudder’s other original offerings, which will soon include Creepshow, an anthology TV series revival of the classic 1982 horror film, developed by The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero.

All episodes of Critters: A New Binge will premiere exclusively on Shudder in the U.S. on Thursday, March 21.


  1. I forgot all about this series. Remember having some cool moments. Like Piranha but on land though it has been a few years. Will re-investigate with the kids. Kill Crites!

  2. I’ve never seen any of them, i think i’ll give the first one a shot, also that Critters painted cover artwork still looks great.


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