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The Best Adaptation Movies and TV Shows on Shudder

Finding a good Adaptation movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Adaptation movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Shudder.

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1. Hellraiser

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7.0/10
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80/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover while the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Color Out of Space

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6.2/10
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79/100
Released: 2020
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The Gardner family moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard, melts into the earth, and infects both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly colour. To their horror, the family discovers this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches—including them.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Wake in Fright

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7.7/10
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77/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, but as one night stretches into several he plunges headlong into his own destruction.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & ConTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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4. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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7.0/10
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77/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. NOS4A2

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6.7/10
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71/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A young Victoria "Vic" McQueen discovers she has the power to unlock portals that help her find lost objects. As she delves further into this hidden universe, she encounters many other "inscape travelers" - some benevolent, and some who have been corrupted by their power. When Vic encounters Charlie Manx, an immortal who stays that way by feeding off of the souls of children, she makes a sworn enemy of Manx.

Where to Watch: 21 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, fuboTV, AMC Premiere & 1 other). 13 episodes (62%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (BBC America). 20 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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6. Tales of Halloween

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5.5/10
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67/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: Ten stories from horror's top directors. Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and the devil delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban neighborhood on Halloween night. This creepy anthology combines classic Halloween tales with the stuff of nightmares.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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7. Rillington Place

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7.1/10
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65/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A three-part drama about serial killer John Christie and the murders at 10 Rillington Place in the 1940s and early 1950s.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Sundance Now). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Monstrum

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6.0/10
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65/100
Released: 2018
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: Ancient Korea, 1506. The tyrannical King Yeonsan-gun of Joseon is overthrown by his half-brother Jung-jong, whose reign begins with a blood bath. Over the years, traitors plot against him, sinking the kingdom into chaos. In 1528, frightened rumors come to royal palace, regarding a mysterious creature, known as Monstrum by the peasants.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder).

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9. The Monster Club

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5.9/10
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61/100
Released: 1981
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: A vampire attacks a horror author on the street and then invites him to a nearby club as a gesture of gratitude, which turns out to be a meeting place for assorted creatures of the night. The vampire then regales him with three stories, each interspersed with musical performances at the club.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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10. Lake Bodom

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5.3/10
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61/100
Released: 2016
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Every camper’s worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent. As the years passed and the case grew cold, the unsolved mystery turned into an urban legend, a creepy campfire story passed from generation to generation. Now, a group of teenagers arrives at the same campsite, hoping to solve the murder by reconstructing it minute by minute. As night falls, it turns out that not all of them are there to play. Tonight… it’s girls against boys. Let the killing games begin.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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11. Frankenstein

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60/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Vudu & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Bad Moon

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59/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family's survival... and the end to his Werewolf curse.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Hoopla & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Cold Skin

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6.0/10
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56/100
Released: 2017
Thriller, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A young man who arrives at a remote island finds himself trapped in a battle for his life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories

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48/100
Year: 2016-2020Seasons: 1
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A unique collection of extraordinary fantastical short stories from the pen of Neil Gaiman, directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. With a score by Jarvis Cocker and starring a host of British acting talent led by Tom Hughes, Johnny Vegas, George MacKay, Rita Tushingham and Kenneth Cranham.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder). 2 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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15. Countess Dracula

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48/100
Released: 1971Rated: PG
Horror

What it's about: Based on the story of Elisabeth Bathory, the 18th century Countess who indulged herself in an orgy of murder and vampirism before before being walled up in her room by the authorities. The ageing Countess Dracula discovers that the blood of young virgins has a restorative effect on her celebrated beauty. Years later, she becomes engaged to a handsome young Hussar and is forced to repeat vile atrocities with ever-increasing regularity to hold off old age.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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16. 0.0MHz

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4.8/10
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46/100
Released: 2019
Horror

What it's about: The members of a supernatural exploration club called 0.0MHz explores a haunted house to prove the existence of frequencies that attract ghosts.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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17. Full Circle

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45/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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18. Verotika

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1.9/10
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38/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: An anthology, based on the comics of the same name by Glenn Danzig, in which the erotic and horrific combine to create multiple ghoulish tales of bloodlust, murder, the occult and the forbidden.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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