Hold onto your pumpkins, Shudder’s 61 Days of Halloween returns!

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Shudder is back with another 61 Days of Halloween roster, so hang onto your witch’s hats! There’s a lot of good stuff to look forward to, including the return of the Ghoul Log,  Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown and the Halloween Hotline. Buckle up, and let’s check out what’s bubbling in the cauldron.

GM Craig Engler declares Shudder “the ultimate destination for horror all year long” and promises that this year will be even bigger, “bringing Shudder members an unbeatable lineup” of exclusive series and films, specials and horror classics, all beginning on September 1.

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Shudder Originals and Exclusives already announced for September include:

Also announced for September were a slew of coveted classics, including Poltergeist, Carrie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Haunting, and most Phantasm films.

As if those additions weren’t enough to make the days leading to Halloween special, we have even more fantastic horror coming up in October. Let’s take a peek at what we have to look forward to in the final 31 days of the most wonderful time of the year for horror fans.

New 24/7 Streaming Trick ‘r Treat Ghoul Log Inspired by Dougherty’s Iconic Halloween Anthology Film. Image courtesy Shudder /

October 1:

The Ghoul Log 2021 Edition – Who needs a cozy holiday yule log when you can get a gruesome, ambiance-setting Ghoul Log instead?  The burning jack-o’-lantern returns to delight us non-stop throughout October, along with the original Ghoul Log and 2019’s Return of the Ghoul Log.

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The Halloween Hotline also returns, with the head of programming Samuel Zimmerman available every Friday in October from 3:00-4:00 pm ET. Sam will chat with fans about everything horror-related, then use his special talents to give you customized viewing suggestions taken from the Shudder library.

Want Sam to pick some flicks for you?  Call 914-481-2239 during the above Hotline hours only. From Shudder:  **While recommendations are provided for free, please note that normal phone and long-distance charges may apply. Call volume is expected to be high, so please keep trying if a busy signal is received. There are no guarantees that every call will be answered, but Sam will get through as many as he can within the hour.**

October 6:

V/H/S/94 (Shudder Original, available on Shudder US, CA, ANZ and UKI) – The fourth installment in what has become a cult favorite franchise can only be seen on Shudder. After a mysterious VHS tape is found, a S.W.A.T. team performs a brutal raid on a warehouse. When they get inside the warehouse, they find a collection of tapes left by a cult.

October 8:

Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown (9:00 p.m. ET) – Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy the Mail Girl return with their annual Halloween Special, bringing us two top-secret films to celebrate the season. Special guests will be announced closer to the air date, and the special will be available on demand starting on October 10.

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October 14:

The Medium  (Also available on Shudder CA, UKI and AZ) – A documentary team covers a shaman named Nim in Northern Thai and notices Nim’s niece behaving oddly. They film her as she exhibits shaman behavior, but things get dangerous when Mink’s actions become more bizarre. The Medium is produced by Na Hong-jin (director of The Wailing) and won the Best Film award at Bucheon International Film Festival this year.

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Season 4 – This Shudder Original series features ten unusual drag artists who will compete for a $100,000 prize (the largest grand prize in show history). Guest judges will include Queer country artist Orville Peck (who has an amazing voice), Harvey Guillen (What We Do in the Shadows), Ray Santiago (Ash vs. The Evil Dead), Bob the Drag Queen (RuPaul’s Drag Race), with more guests to be announced.

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula. Image courtesy Shudder /

October 27:

Behind the Monsters (Original docu-series) – Join Shudder for a closer look at horror villain icons like Chucky, Freddy Krueger, Pinhead, Jason Vorhees and Michael Myers. Behind the Monsters will feature interviews with horror writers, actors and directors, along with people considered to be experts in the genre.

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October 28:

Horror Noire (Original, also available in CA, ANZ and UKI) – The follow-up to the 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror is an anthology film, bringing us new stories from Black directors and screenwriters. The featured writers include Tananarive Due, Victor LaValle, Steven Barnes, Al Letson, Shernold Edwards and Ezra C. Daniels. The actors include Sean Patrick Thomas, Malcolm Barrett, Rachel True, Erica Ash, and many other talented cast members.

That’s a lot to look forward to, right? Last year, the service surprised us with some late additions, so more announcements may come up!

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