ShudderFest Offers Horror Fans Plenty Of Halloween Treats

by Thomas Tuna

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

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 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.

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