Shudder, the premiere destination for all things horror, be it ghosts, demons, aliens, serial killers, or whatever you prefer, has announced the launch of a brand new documentary series that will dive into the making of and cultural impact of some of the genre's most recognizable killers. For any horror aficionados looking to learn more about a few of the most important films and characters to hit the big screen, or for any newer fans looking for an interesting history lesson, Behind the Monsters is guaranteed to be an insightful look into how these things were brought to life.
Written and directed by Gabrielle Binkley and Anthony Uro, the series will comprise of six episodes that'll feature interviews with experts, the writers, directors and actors from the original films, producers, and other documentary filmmakers and horror historians. Check out the descriptions of each individual episode below:
- 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 just in time for Halloween on October 26th exclusively on Shudder.