ShudderFest Offers Horror Fans Plenty Of Halloween Treats

AMC Networks’ horror streamer Shudder sure knows how to show fans a good time on Halloween.

The premium streaming service’s ShudderFest event–slated to start at noon (ET) Oct. 31 (that’s Halloween for all you boys and ghouls out there) and run all day long–will include several informative discussion panels with horror luminaries and exclusive movie screenings, as reported by comicbook.com.

The day-long event–hosted by Keith David–will wrap up starting at 9 p.m. (ET) with a screening of John Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween and a one-time-only preview of a Shudder original that won’t be made available again until sometime next year. These two films are available to Shudder members only, and there’s no clue as to what that preview will be–but it will likely be worth the wait.

ShudderFest, as explained, will spotlight “panels, presentations, conversations and screenings led by genre icons, fan-favorite musicians and acclaimed directors, writers and producers–free to all and available via the shudderfest.com website.”

Among the day’s highlights leading up to the film double-feature will be a virtual chat with such members of horror royalty as Tony Todd (Candyman) and Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) at noon (ET); a conversation among the stars of 2020’s Zoom horror presentation Host and the makers of The Blair Witch Project at 1 p.m. (ET); a panel of musicians who love the horror genre (including Bright Light Bright Light and Steve Stevens) at 4 p.m. (ET); Scary Story Time with Scare Me’s Josh Ruben at 5 p.m. (ET); and a special recording of the Kingcast podcast with Creepshow showrunner Greg Nicotero at 7 p.m. (ET).

Keep reading Horror News Network for any additional Halloween happenings slated for this weekend.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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