A new Shudder series titled “Behind the Monsters” will offer details on some of the most terrifying monsters in horror movie history…
With Halloween drawing closer and closer, Shudder has revealed a new docuseries that will debut on October 26 with a focus on six of the most infamous horror movie killers of all time.
Each episode of “Behind the Monsters” will put the spotlight on a different villain from horror history with special interviews, film clips and behind the scenes footage.
The series will also feature horror fans and experts talking about the characters in each particular episode. Here’s the synopsis from Shudder:
“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 stuff of genre legends. 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.”
The six episodes will debut week to week starting on Oct. 26 and here’s the horror icons covered in the series:
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” will debut with the first one-hour episode on Oct. 26 with a new episode following each week on the streaming service.