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Shudder Announces Elvira’s 40th Anniversary Special, Airing September 25

Shudder announced that it will be the home of Elvira’s 40th Anniversary Special, airing on September 25. Below is the press release with the full details and a video from the “Mistress of the Dark” herself!

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Fangoria Magazine: October 2020

Halloween season is upon us, so let’s take a look back at the October 2020 issue of Fangoria magazine. Watch my video below for a preview of everything in this issue of Fangoria. Enjoy!

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Shudder Releases New Cast Video “Meet Our Monsters” For The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula

Shudder released a new video, “Meet Our Monsters,” featuring the new cast for season four of the hit drag competition series, THE BOULET BROTHERS’ DRAGULA, premiering exclusively on the horror streaming service, on Tuesday, October 19 with new episodes to follow every Tuesday. Read on for more details, including the trailer.

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Shudder Kicks Off 61 Days Of Halloween

The “most wonderful time of the year” for Shudder kicks off today with its “61 Days of Halloween” annual event, featuring a slate of weekly new movie premieres and original series debuts, a new Halloween special with Joe Bob Briggs (and more specials to be announced), horror film favorite added to the Shudder library from Brian De Palma’s Carrie to Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist, a new edition of Shudder’s beloved “Ghoul Log,” a 24/7 streaming jack-o’-lantern, and the return of Shudder’s Halloween Hotline, where members can receive live, personalized movie recommendations from Shudder’s head curator Samuel Zimmerman. Read on for all of the details.

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Movie Review: Candyman (2021)

Based on “The Forbidden,” a short story in Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, the 1992 film Candyman was a commercial success, spawning two sequels, and its central figure, played to perfection by Tony Todd, was seared into the collective consciousness of a generation, making us wonder — What would happen if I said Candyman five times while looking in the mirror? Nearly 30 years have passed since the release of that iconic cinematic masterpiece, and a direct sequel to it has been unleashed upon the world by Nia DaCosta, Jordan Peele, and Win Rosenfeld. Is it a blood-splattering good time? Read on for my thoughts.

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Fangoria Magazine: April 2021

My recent video providing an inside look at the latest issue of Fangoria magazine was well received, so I’m going to do the same for all of the other issues that I have. Below you can enjoy a video showcasing everything inside of the April 2021 issue of Fangoria magazine, also known as Volume 2, Issue #11. Enjoy!

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Fangoria Magazine: July 2021

Subscribers have started receiving the July 2021 issue of Fangoria magazine: Volume 2, Issue #12! Below is a video showing you all of the great content in this issue of Fangoria. Enjoy!

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Shudder: What’s Streaming in July

We are just a few days away from July and summer is upon us. With things heating up, read on for a full rundown of what’s streaming on Shudder in July!

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Shudder: What’s Streaming In June

As the weather starts to heat up, so does the content coming to Shudder! Below is a rundown of what you can watch on the premium horror streaming service in June.

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Movie Review Recap: Saw Franchise

Over the past week or so, I’ve revisited and reviewed all of the Saw movies. I even saw Spiral, the ninth film in the Saw franchise, on opening night and reviewed it as well. For your convenience, below are links to all of these reviews, as well as a link to a post I wrote about meeting Tobin Bell and Costas Mandylor at Monster-Mania a few years back. I even got to interview Costas Mandylor for that piece! I hope you enjoy all of the time and work that went into these articles, and remember: the game is never truly over.

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