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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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Audible Review: Chain Saw Confidential

Joe Bob Briggs called The Texas Chain Saw Massacre the greatest movie ever made, and for nearly 50 years it has captured the imagination of fans worldwide. Chain Saw is one of the most influential and profoundly impactful horror movies of all time. It’s raw, gritty vibe and unrelenting willingness to make the viewer feel uncomfortable is what set it apart from the competition at the time and why it remains a timeless piece of celluloid. Gunnar Hansen played the iconic Leatherface in Chain Saw, and, thankfully, two years before passing away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 68, he put pen to paper and wrote a book all about the legendary movie to which he was inextricably attached. Even better than this, Gunnar Hansen chose to narrate the audiobook version of his book, Chain Saw Confidential, which is an Audible Original.

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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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