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  • Writer's pictureAdam Williams

New Shudder Series "Behind the Monsters" Unveils Various Horror Icons

Back in August we announced that Shudder had a pretty amazing docuseries in development. You can read about it HERE. And they've released a trailer for the upcoming series...and it looks amazing!

The debut series will cover various horror greats such as the hook-handed Candyman, killer doll Chucky, Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees, Halloween's Michael Myers, A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger and Clive Barker's immortal Cenobite Pinhead.

Each of the series’ six episodes will focus on a single horror character, and feature interviews with horror experts and the writers, directors and actors from the original films that made each character the legend they are within the horror genre. Other experts from the within genre set to appear throughout the series include Drac & Swan Boulet (The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula), Horror Noire documentary writer and producer Ashlee Blackwell, The Last Podcast on the Left hosts Ben Kissel and Henry Zebrowski, Blumhouse producer Ryan Turek and filmmakers Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination), April Wolfe (Black Christmas, 2019), David Bruckner (Hellraiser reboot), and filmmaker and drag artist Peaches Christ.”

You can check out the first look trailer below.

Here’s the full episode-by-episode breakdown:

  • CANDYMAN, featuring interviews with the original Candyman (1992) director Bernard Rose and stars Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen; Candyman (2021) Director Nia DaCosta; and Horror Noire’s Tananarive Due, among others.

  • CHUCKY, with interviews with Child’s Play (1988) Creator/Writer Don Mancini, Director Tom Holland and star Catherine Hicks, along with the voice of Chucky, Brad Dourif, among others.

  • JASON VOORHEES, including interviews with Kane Hodder, actor/stuntman from Friday the 13th Parts VII & VIII, Jason Goes to Hell and Jason X, and Tom Savini, special effects creator on Friday the 13th Parts I & IV, among others.

  • MICHAEL MYERS, featuring interviews with actor Nick Castle from Halloween and the new Halloween films from Blumhouse, as well as Halloween (2018) stunt actor James Jude Courtney, among others.

  • FREDDY KRUEGER, including interviews with A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) stars Heather Langenkamp and Lin Shaye, as well as Special Effects Designer Jim Doyle, among others.

  • PINHEAD, including an interview with Hellraiser actor Doug Bradley and others.

"Behind the Monsters" premieres on Shudder October 26th 2021.


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