Get Ready For Shudder’s Spooky “61 Days Of Halloween”

Shudder must think Halloween is a tradition that deserves more than just an October celebration. Case in point: The horror-themed streamer is rolling out its “61 Days of Halloween” in less than two weeks.

The eerie event will kick off Sept. 1 and run straight through Halloween (Oct. 31, natch!), with a surprise feature at the end of October that sounds like it will be worth waiting for, as reported by comicbook.com.

Shudder general manager Craig Engler this week gave viewers a taste of the chills to come. “We usually call October our ‘Super Bowl Month’ but, this year, we’re starting on Sept. 1–so the 61 Days of Halloween will be our Super Bowl combined with Mardi Gras and Christmas,” he said.

The event starts Sept. 1 with Nicolas Cage starring in Richard Stanley’s Color Out of Space, a film Engler called “the best cinematic adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft ever.” And the following two months will continue “with a big premiere every week,” he added. “And then we’re going to finish October with a surprise that will have horror fans everywhere talking.”

Other highlights of the two months of terror include:

September:

(10) NOS4A2 Season 2–Picking up eight years after Season 1, Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) is more determined than ever to destroy Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto).

(17) Spiral–In a Shudder original, a same-sex couple moves to a small town with their 16-year-old daughter, but finds something sinister in the neighborhood.

October:

(1) Scare Me–In another Shudder original, two strangers tell scary stories during a power outage–tales that frighteningly come to life.

(1) The Vincent Price Collection–Films starring the horror legend include House of Usher and The Masque of the Red Death.

(1) Revenge of the Ghoul Log–Halloween’s answer to the Christmas yule log–a 24/7 streaming jack-o’-lantern with spooky special effects.

(23) Joe Bob Briggs Halloween 2020 Special–A special, must-see The Last DriveIn double-feature.

In addition, Shudder curator Samuel Zimmerman will host a Halloween Hotline every Friday in October from 3-4 p.m. (ET), offering live suggestions for what to watch.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Shudder’s Halloween tricks and treats.

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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