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Shudder

Shudder

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Home of the best horror films from around the world and beyond the grave.

3.8 Ratings 23K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
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Home of the best horror films from around the world and beyond the grave.
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Ratings & Reviews

3.8
23.0K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    56%
  2. 4
    12%
  3. 3
    6%
  4. 2
    4%
  5. 1
    22%
  • Oct 15, 2020

    By The Spook
    What everyone else is saying is accurate. It will act like you dont already have a free trial/subscription. The log in between devices needs fixing. I did find a solution. I just closed and opened the app again. Don't know if this would work for everyone though. I dont even know if it'll keep working for me. Definitely needs to be fixed. The movie we watched was good, can't wait to dive in more!
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  • Almost great Oct 24, 2018

    By gimme_soper
    A lot of great titles to choose from, and it’s especially nice how many older and foreign titles there are. Shudder definitely knows their stuff. Major bonus points for the Joe Bib Briggs marathon. Whoever’s decision that was needs a raise! My middling rating is only because I think Shudder still has room to grow, especially the design and layout of the platform. Limiting the ability to search only by title rather than other keywords like actor or director, especially with genre films like horror and thriller, is pretty annoying. It would be really nice and convenient to be able to isolate Shudder’s selection of Argento or Cronenberg films, for instance, or see which films feature Brigitte Lahaie. Also when searching through genres, it seems like the movies are always in reverse chronological order, which makes sense, but is also kind of frustrating while trying to brush up on the classics. Lastly, and I realize this is probably a licensing issue, but it’s kind of weird that there are various entries from certain series while omitting crucial chunks from those series (Phantasm without part 2, Halloween without parts 2 & 3). Overall, been having a lot of fun with this app, but would look forward to some adjustments.
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  • Great concept but apps need more fine tuning May 5, 2019

    By Bwi32
    I love shudder and what it offers for people like myself who are into the horror genre, and the price for a year is unbeatable. So as a concept for streaming options it is a solid 5 stars. However, the app itself is problematic for several reasons. The search options are not as widespread as major streaming services like Netflix offer. The app has a tendency to shut off suddenly or crash that I do not notice with other streaming apps. It will not save your spot in a show or movie unless you manually exit out of the video to the main screen first, which is not true of netflix. The phone app also doesn’t sync with bluetooth headphones well so I cannot pause and play like I can with anything else in my phone. The phone app does do a good job of showing you the ratings of the movie and details with suggested titles but the xbox app lacks this ability and is limited in presentation overall. So great streaming service but the apps have a long way to go. I paid for a year so it is clearly worth the glitches. Looking forward to some improvements...
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  • Mandatory for horror fans Nov 23, 2018

    By old hickory
    This is it, chief. I thought I was going to get Shudder for a month or two to watch a few things and then unsubscribe, but I didn’t realize the depth of the catalog and how often they add new movies and shows. Unless you can afford to spend all your money and time buying physical media and going to film festivals, Shudder is mandatory for keeping up with current horror movies and series. And besides that, it’s the only place to see Joe Bob Briggs. You think you probably don’t need another streaming service with the other stuff you’ve got, but you’re wrong. It’s an outstanding value. I guarantee that you’ve spent a lot more and gotten a lot less. Anything you’ve heard about service problems is old news and is probably only related to the night of the Last Drive-In premiere. I’ve been using for months and haven’t had the slightest hiccup. Highest recommendation.
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  • Shudder Oct 1, 2017

    By D. Hill
    Shudder is a great horror film resource for all types of fans. Whether you are casual watcher or a hardcore devotee this service has something for you. The collection ranges from cult classics to more modern day mainstream classics as well as direct to video titles and ones you may never have heard of. All types of horror genres are represented here whether they be haunted house stories or stories based on ghosts, serial killers, aliens, monsters, zombies, etc. The app is a very good companion to the collection making it easy for users to find content whether by alphabet, collection or keyword search. The design is of high production value with atmospheric menus and a slick fast loading interface. Members can create and manage lists of films they want to see of keep in mind. Users can also set push notifications to stay aware of the latest titles to hit the service. The app also allows users to watch Shudder TV which is the channel that airs horror content. Whether allowing you to search content, manage content or subscribe to the service itself the Shudder application does a great job.
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Jaaz Terrien
    Just like what the other reviews are saying. I paid for this service for almost 2 years and now for the past few months the app claims I have to sign up again even thought I'm still paying for it. Even after cancelling the service last month I'm still being charged and still unable to watch. No answer from support. Really enjoyed the selection just hate the app and the support team.
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Cds Dior
    I'd give it zero stars but I can't. Super slow app with limited content. I cancelled my free trial but wasn't sure it actually cancelled as there was no confirmation so I had to message customer service. I was told it had been cancelled and that my free trial is still active until November...I just tried to play a movie but it failed and wanted to take me to the website 🤦‍♀️ The concept is brilliant but the execution is very poor. You should fire your app designer.
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  • Oct 16, 2020

    By Nicole Servos
    Lovely when it's working but won't let you log in or anything for 6 days now...no responses from support, really, like I give up!!! They closed my ticket withought resolving the"Can't load this video at this time, please try again later". It's letting me watch the trailers though..its unforgiveable
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  • Oct 16, 2020

    By Kieran O'Hagan
    It makes me sad that I have to give this such a low review as I've used this app since its inception and came across so many great movies, but the subscription issue with the app seem to be widespread and no one who moderates the app seem to be doing anything about it. I would suggest that tech support get on top of this NOW before this does irreparable damage not only to the app but to the horror film industry as a whole.
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  • Huge scam!!!!! Sep 29, 2019

    By kablsonswenor
    If I could give this company negative stars, I would. Everything was fine with them until I tried to cancel. They ignored my emails to cancel and then proceeded to charge me 3 payments, that I never agreed to pay, in the same day right after another. I emailed them about the charges and didn’t hear back again. I tried to contact them for 3 weeks before I gave up and went through my bank to dispute the charges. They took over and had to go so far into canceling my card because the payments started going through. I had to go for 3 days without my debit card because I couldn’t get through to their horrible customer service. I finally sent them an email telling them how upset I was about the whole situation and how my bank is disputing with them, and they replied two days later only asking to cancel the dispute and they’ll refund the money. They didn’t bring anything else up; it seems like they were only worried about the dispute with my bank and not the issues I’d been having. Seriously the biggest pain I’ve ever been apart of and I can only hope that this review will save people from having to go through the same situation I did.
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  • Mandatory for horror fans Nov 23, 2018

    By old hickory
    This is it, chief. I thought I was going to get Shudder for a month or two to watch a few things and then unsubscribe, but I didn’t realize the depth of the catalog and how often they add new movies and shows. Unless you can afford to spend all your money and time buying physical media and going to film festivals, Shudder is mandatory for keeping up with current horror movies and series. And besides that, it’s the only place to see Joe Bob Briggs. You think you probably don’t need another streaming service with the other stuff you’ve got, but you’re wrong. It’s an outstanding value. I guarantee that you’ve spent a lot more and gotten a lot less. Anything you’ve heard about service problems is old news and is probably only related to the night of the Last Drive-In premiere. I’ve been using for months and haven’t had the slightest hiccup. Highest recommendation.
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  • Excellent Replacement for Cord cutters Feb 14, 2020

    By Razorsharp_retort
    I got Shudder strictly for Joe Bob Briggs and The Last Drive In! Then I discovered The Critters series and everything else Shudder offers. The exclusive content is great. I mean Creepshow is awesome! As long as the original content is this good, I am hooked. I look forward to seeing more Joe Bob Briggs and recommend u add more Classic Horror Hosts like Elvira in a similar format! So far this is the one subscription channel that is a must have. Excellent interface and easy to use. Picture quality and sound is excellent and thru put on an IPad, Samsung phone and Pc/Roku is outstanding. Human Interface and design engineers hit this service out of the park! Keep Joe Bob and develop quality original content and maybe throw in some classic content and I am a subscriber forever. Cancelled Netflix for Shudder and am not looking back.
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  • Essential for Horror Lovers Aug 9, 2018

    By Shawn C Baker
    I have a pretty extensive physical movie collection, so at first Shudder seemed superfluous for me. NOT the case. These folks know horror and what’s more, they know the history of horror. There are a lot of gaps in my own knowledge and taste that I’ve been able to fill in with this app. Lots of new stuff I didn’t know about as well. I love their streaming Shudder TV channels - great way to get around the paradox of choice I sometimes succumb to while scrolling through all the pretty thumbnails. The tv stations also remind me of the way I first fell in love with horror as a kid in the 80s: tuning in to the local station’s nightly movie, often horror. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t say that the Joe Bob Briggs all-might marathon didn’t forever endear this app to me. HIGHLY recommended. -Shawn C. Baker Author of A Collection of Desires: 7 Tales of Modern Horror
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  • I only wish I’d subscribed sooner! Nov 2, 2017

    By luthien13
    I just found Shudder through the podcast, “Inside The Exorcist”, and I am absolutely loving it! Just a few nitpicks about the app functionality itself: - Please add 30 second rewind/forward buttons. - Fix the pause function and or get rid of the pause screen that shows the movie summary. When I click play after having paused, there’s a lag between when the sound starts playing and when I actually get to see the video, which makes watching movies with subtitles really, really annoying when there’s no way to rewind except scrubbing. - Make the home screen display some kind of “pick up where you left off” option. It’s a pain to have to search around for what I was last watching.
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  • Almost Great Jun 2, 2020

    By rikkrokkslithers
    Shudder has all the classic must-watch-before-you-die titles if you are looking to catch up, as well as newer movies and serials, plus an impressive catalog of original productions. Remember the defunct horror-focused TV channels Chiller and FearNet? This is a much more thoughtfully-curated collection than was offered by those two garbage cans. Shudder really seems to understand what horror fans want. I always said I needed a Netflix for horror and I am grateful that it finally happened. I can’t say I would recommend everything I’ve watched or that all the movies are “good” or even scary, but what Shudder offers is a unique look at the evolution of film overall. Filmmakers take more risks with Horror, and you can find some of the best talent in the industry right here.
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  • Great concept but apps need more fine tuning May 5, 2019

    By Bwi32
    I love shudder and what it offers for people like myself who are into the horror genre, and the price for a year is unbeatable. So as a concept for streaming options it is a solid 5 stars. However, the app itself is problematic for several reasons. The search options are not as widespread as major streaming services like Netflix offer. The app has a tendency to shut off suddenly or crash that I do not notice with other streaming apps. It will not save your spot in a show or movie unless you manually exit out of the video to the main screen first, which is not true of netflix. The phone app also doesn’t sync with bluetooth headphones well so I cannot pause and play like I can with anything else in my phone. The phone app does do a good job of showing you the ratings of the movie and details with suggested titles but the xbox app lacks this ability and is limited in presentation overall. So great streaming service but the apps have a long way to go. I paid for a year so it is clearly worth the glitches. Looking forward to some improvements...
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  • Shudder Oct 1, 2017

    By D. Hill
    Shudder is a great horror film resource for all types of fans. Whether you are casual watcher or a hardcore devotee this service has something for you. The collection ranges from cult classics to more modern day mainstream classics as well as direct to video titles and ones you may never have heard of. All types of horror genres are represented here whether they be haunted house stories or stories based on ghosts, serial killers, aliens, monsters, zombies, etc. The app is a very good companion to the collection making it easy for users to find content whether by alphabet, collection or keyword search. The design is of high production value with atmospheric menus and a slick fast loading interface. Members can create and manage lists of films they want to see of keep in mind. Users can also set push notifications to stay aware of the latest titles to hit the service. The app also allows users to watch Shudder TV which is the channel that airs horror content. Whether allowing you to search content, manage content or subscribe to the service itself the Shudder application does a great job.
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  • Good Service With Room for Improvement Mar 1, 2019

    By HunterSummers
    Shudder is a great deal at only $5 a month with a really good catalog of horror films. The only things holding it back are that a lot of the titles added get removed very quickly - a good number of them will get added for only a month or less. The titles often get removed without warning, and it would be nice to know when and which titles are leaving so I would have a chance to watch them. There is sometimes a “Last Chance to Watch” category, however this sometimes is there and sometimes isn’t, and it also doesn’t say when the films are leaving/how long you have to watch them till they’re gone. Those gripes aside, I still love the service and it has made a wide variety of films accessible. With some user interface improvement and better consistency with the longevity of titles added to the service, Shudder would easily be one of the best streaming services available.
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  • A must for all horror hounds Sep 14, 2020

    By luxmeansbucks
    I love Shudder! Their selection of movies has expanded so much over the years. I’ve been really enjoying their original series and documentaries. I give it 4.5/5 because of a small, yet obnoxious glitch when casting to a smart device. I usually cast the app to my smart TV, but whenever I’m watching something and have to pause, once I press play again through the app, it restarts the whole movie/show to the beginning. There were a few instances when I had to pause a very lengthy documentary a couple of times and every time I would go back to press play through the app, it would restart it all the way back to the beginning. I’m hoping this bug can get fixed soon since it’s quite frustrating at times, especially when I want to come back to a movie at a later time. Regardless, Shudder is awesome and is a must if you’re into the world of horror.
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Brian Critzman
    Pretty good app and content. Wish I could remove movies in the "continue watching" section. Especially when they're not that good.
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  • Oct 15, 2020

    By The Spook
    What everyone else is saying is accurate. It will act like you dont already have a free trial/subscription. The log in between devices needs fixing. I did find a solution. I just closed and opened the app again. Don't know if this would work for everyone though. I dont even know if it'll keep working for me. Definitely needs to be fixed. The movie we watched was good, can't wait to dive in more!
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  • Almost great Oct 24, 2018

    By gimme_soper
    A lot of great titles to choose from, and it’s especially nice how many older and foreign titles there are. Shudder definitely knows their stuff. Major bonus points for the Joe Bib Briggs marathon. Whoever’s decision that was needs a raise! My middling rating is only because I think Shudder still has room to grow, especially the design and layout of the platform. Limiting the ability to search only by title rather than other keywords like actor or director, especially with genre films like horror and thriller, is pretty annoying. It would be really nice and convenient to be able to isolate Shudder’s selection of Argento or Cronenberg films, for instance, or see which films feature Brigitte Lahaie. Also when searching through genres, it seems like the movies are always in reverse chronological order, which makes sense, but is also kind of frustrating while trying to brush up on the classics. Lastly, and I realize this is probably a licensing issue, but it’s kind of weird that there are various entries from certain series while omitting crucial chunks from those series (Phantasm without part 2, Halloween without parts 2 & 3). Overall, been having a lot of fun with this app, but would look forward to some adjustments.
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  • The Netflix for Horror May 22, 2020

    By Mike D1223
    SHUDDER brings you horror like no other service including solid originals. The 24/7 SHUDDER TV is whipped cream on the dessert and there are choices of films for any type of horror fan. However, the apps are infested with bugs up the yahoo. The mobile apps especially need work as once your review for a film reaches the keyboard you are out of luck in seeing what you are typing moving forward which makes writing a review less than desirable. Also, the continue watching feature needs some major cleaning up. If I finished a film then most times it will remain in my continue watching no matter what I do. Where I am at in a film or show will be very inaccurate which can be frustrating at times. Keep up the good work and thank you for an awesome app that horror fans deserve.
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  • Need less foreign films and more that speak English Mar 24, 2018

    By BlackeyBattell
    Shudder is great for finding older movies. But if Shudder wants to stay relevant they’re gonna have to stop with all the foreign language films. I want to watch a good scary, modern horror movie or thriller. I pay a monthly subscription fee for this streaming app and am flummoxed as to why soooo many movies that I skip over because they’re in Japanese. I started to think that maybe I hit the language button in my acct profile by against. Every time Shudder promotes a new film I guarantee 60% of the time it will be a foreign film with subtitles. Ugh! If I wanted to read while I watched a movie I would rent a merchant ivory movie! The last thing horror fans want to have to do is READ and miss the visuals. Cmon Shudder. You can do better.
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  • Solid content, but not enough Oct 11, 2018

    By lareynadelgusano
    They decided to go further than just horror, which is great. But adding like 5 movies a week, and sometimes most of them being the same series or franchise, is not enough. For 5 dollars a month I could probably buy more movies that I really enjoy than I would out of the 20 or so they release every month. That probably didn’t make much grammatical sense but you get the point. And when are they gonna update the categories like genres and lists? Same movies everytime I’ve looked for the past year. So you release 5 movies a month if we’re lucky, 3 of them are completely in Japanese, and the other 2 are poorly written, yet gritty, indie dramas.
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  • Oct 16, 2020

    By Nicole Servos
    Lovely when it's working but won't let you log in or anything for 6 days now...no responses from support, really, like I give up!!! They closed my ticket withought resolving the"Can't load this video at this time, please try again later". It's letting me watch the trailers though..its unforgiveable
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  • Great app, bad customer service May 23, 2019

    By caitlynbethany
    So it took me way too long to notice this. But I received a notification that my card was declined. No big deal because I recently changed the address on the card and must have forgotten to update it. However when I went to look at my bank statements I saw that I was being charged through my iTunes account and on my debit card as well. When I reached out to customer service, Julia is apparently the only person in customer service, she just kept giving me the same answer “which subscription would you like to keep?” Well Julia there is only one subscription but I am being charged double! Then she sent me a link to cancel the iTunes subscription! I want my subscription, I just want someone to tell me why I have been paying double for almost a year. How do you even sign up for two accounts!?! Wouldn’t your system alert you to the fact there was two accounts with the same email. I am just amazed at how unhelpful they are.
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  • Oct 15, 2020

    By Andrew Johnson
    Today I cannot sign into my Shudder account on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet A even though I paid the full yearly subscription amount and my email and password have remained the same. I have no problems doing so on my Smart TV with FireStick or my laptop.
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  • Oct 3, 2020

    By Stephanie DeHenau
    Titles and variety are alright, plus you can rate and read other users reviews. However, there are some serious draw backs. I've yet to come across a movie/show that has subtitles. For that reason I can't rate it too highly. Casting to TV is also a little shotty compared to my other, similar apps. Hopefully with time those issues will be fixed.
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  • Teeth, Trailers, Terror Mar 21, 2020

    By Scared Echidna
    I am a horror super-fan, but for the love of god, please, please remove the nauseating tooth monster from the front page of the app. Sweet Jesus. My partner has a phobia of ticks and it makes them physically unable to look at the app when we boot it up. I know that you can’t satisfy everyone, but there has to be a better alternative than a relatively common phobia. It’s just uncomfortable. I feel discouraged from opening the app. Another opportunity for improvement — why is the ability to watch a trailer of a film or show removed after paying for a subscription? A key way my partner and I decide how to watch something is by browsing through the trailers. If one isn’t available for a particular film, I understand, but NONE are available. The feature disappears after you pay for a subscription, which is the most flummoxing aspect of this situation. Otherwise, things are fine.
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Jaaz Terrien
    Just like what the other reviews are saying. I paid for this service for almost 2 years and now for the past few months the app claims I have to sign up again even thought I'm still paying for it. Even after cancelling the service last month I'm still being charged and still unable to watch. No answer from support. Really enjoyed the selection just hate the app and the support team.
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Cds Dior
    I'd give it zero stars but I can't. Super slow app with limited content. I cancelled my free trial but wasn't sure it actually cancelled as there was no confirmation so I had to message customer service. I was told it had been cancelled and that my free trial is still active until November...I just tried to play a movie but it failed and wanted to take me to the website 🤦‍♀️ The concept is brilliant but the execution is very poor. You should fire your app designer.
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  • Oct 16, 2020

    By Kieran O'Hagan
    It makes me sad that I have to give this such a low review as I've used this app since its inception and came across so many great movies, but the subscription issue with the app seem to be widespread and no one who moderates the app seem to be doing anything about it. I would suggest that tech support get on top of this NOW before this does irreparable damage not only to the app but to the horror film industry as a whole.
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  • Huge scam!!!!! Sep 29, 2019

    By kablsonswenor
    If I could give this company negative stars, I would. Everything was fine with them until I tried to cancel. They ignored my emails to cancel and then proceeded to charge me 3 payments, that I never agreed to pay, in the same day right after another. I emailed them about the charges and didn’t hear back again. I tried to contact them for 3 weeks before I gave up and went through my bank to dispute the charges. They took over and had to go so far into canceling my card because the payments started going through. I had to go for 3 days without my debit card because I couldn’t get through to their horrible customer service. I finally sent them an email telling them how upset I was about the whole situation and how my bank is disputing with them, and they replied two days later only asking to cancel the dispute and they’ll refund the money. They didn’t bring anything else up; it seems like they were only worried about the dispute with my bank and not the issues I’d been having. Seriously the biggest pain I’ve ever been apart of and I can only hope that this review will save people from having to go through the same situation I did.
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  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Greggs Cell
    Thieves!! This app will not work on my NVIDIA Shield, all other apps, Netflix, Prime, Hulu work fine, even in 4k. But this, will not, all I get is a blue spinning wheel. So I cancelled the trial which ended on the 30th of September. On October 2nd I was charged for the service, I then sent an email with pics of what happened. It is now October 14th and no response, no refund, nothing from these thieves whatsoever. This wrongful charge caused overdraft fees for me and these rotten bastards 🖕
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