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Joe Bob’s Back For a HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY
On Monday, the one and only Joe Bob Briggs announced the return of The Last Drive-In for the triple-feature extravaganza of the season: Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenanny. Like A Very Joe Bob Christmas and Dinners of Death before it, the Halloween Hootenanny will feature three films themed for the occasion, but the titles are still top secret.
Extreme Haunts, Halloween Movie Picks and MORE!
The world of extreme haunts is fueled by curiosity and controversy. I’ve crawled through electrified shock tunnels, been locked in coffins, and covered in real cockroaches. People go to extreme haunts to either learn something about themselves, to try to overcome their worst fears, or for the therapeutic value of being scared, what I like to call “scareapy”. But how did we get here? When did haunted houses for Halloween go from mazes where monsters yelled “BOO!” to hands-on, full-contact experiences?
31 Days of Halloween Shudder Viewing Guide
Every movie and series you’ll find on Shudder has been chosen with care by our team, led by Head Curator Samuel Zimmerman. But for Halloween, Sam has whipped up a special viewing list with a mix of new exclusives, essential classics and world-premiere Creepshow episodes guaranteed to keep your horror buzz going all month long. …
The CREEPSHOW Poster You Never Saw… Until Now
By now, we’re sure you’ve seen our official Creepshow poster, designed by Mike Broom, who also created amazing comic book art for the series. The series poster harkens back to the iconic illustrated posters for Creepshow and Creepshow 2—only now the Creep isn’t in the box office or seated on the theater aisle, he’s right …
The Birth, Death, & Resurrection of American Horror Comics and MORE!
The war was over, the American Dream was dreamt once more, and comic books were sold by the millions. Pre-WWII comics were sanitary ordeals, but, by the late 1940s, post-war sensitivity was settling and publishers began exploring adult-oriented content inspired by rising fears. And so, in the final years of the 1940s, the Golden Age of horror was dawning.
Gallery: Check Out CREEPSHOW’s Hollywood Premiere
Creepshow is a week away from its Shudder debut, but cast, crew and some fans got an early look at the series this week during a premiere screening at the historic Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. Two of the series stars joined showrunner Greg Nicotero at the event: Adrienne Barbeau, who appears in the segment …
The Terrifying Normalcy of Stephen King and MORE!
It’s rare that one writer shapes an entire generation or two, and rarer still when one shapes the cultural and literary landscape of an entire country. The United Kingdom has J.K. Rowling; Japan had Soseki Natsume; Nigeria had Chinua Achebe.
In the United States, we have Stephen King.
Hit Zombie Comedy ONE CUT OF THE DEAD in Theaters Now
One of the most successful box office stories of the decade, Shinichiro Ueda’s hilarious and heartfelt zombie horror/comedy One Cut of the Dead, begins its limited theatrical run today in both Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY. Not in those cities? Fear not: On September 17th, the film will have special one-off screenings …
Issa López’s TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID is Now on Shudder
After spending over a year stunning audiences on its festival run, writer/director Issa López’s incredible fantasy/horror film Tigers Are Not Afraid is hits Shudder today. Thrillist has said that audiences, “simply won’t find a much better genre film this year,” while Dread Central calls it, “…a marvelous, devastating, important film.” And some of horror’s most …
Pascal Laugier’s MARTYRS, a HELLRAISER Birthday Cake and MORE!
Notorious is a good word to describe Pascal Laugier’sMartyrs (2008). Notoriously violent, bleak, and, on its initial release, hard to get a copy of, Martyrs is made for the horror fan who needs to experience everything.
Horror Journalists Visited the Set of CREEPSHOW: Here’s What They Saw
Earlier this year, horror journalists were invited down to Atlanta to visit the set of our upcoming original series Creepshow, which is based on the Stephen King and George A. Romero 1982 horror anthology movie of the same name. With Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) as executive producer and showrunner, the six-episode series will see …
A Queer Celebration Of SORORITY ROW and MORE!
When Sorority Row was released a decade ago, the film appeared to be just another misguided, run-of-the-mill slasher remake among a glut of similar movies. It retold the story of 1982’s The House on Sorority Row, about a sorority house prank gone wrong that precipitates a revenge-oriented murder spree. A year after it premiered, Sorority Row was DOA with a less-than-enthusiastic response from critics and an opening weekend gross of just $5 million on a $12.5 million budget. It was labeled a flop and quickly forgotten.
Coming in September: THE WRATH, HELL HOUSE LLC III: LAKE OF FIRE and CREEPSHOW
Despite what the calendar says, Halloween is not a month away. Halloween is happening right now, at least here on Shudder. We have four exclusive new movies making their streaming premieres this month…but right now we’re only revealing two of them. (Stay tuned for the big reveal of the other two later in the month.) …