It’s officially October
This means TV/streaming networks are rolling out their Halloween programming. If you are a fan of frights and things that go bump in the night then this month is for you. It seems this year is the year of 3’s for Hulu. This year is Hulu’s third year doing Huluween and they will be separating out their Huluween content into 3 collections, Screamy as Hell, Spooky not Scary, and Humorous Horror.
What else is Hulu up too this year? This year Hulu is also providing an outdoor drive-in theater in LA, and offering an online experience, Screamlands. Of all the Huluween content my kids and I are excited to watch Madagascar: A Little Wild “A Fang-Tastic Halloween”. If you are a Hulu subscriber below is all the info. I am sure it will be a scream!
(A little reminder for parents about landing screens during October. Because this month is all about frights the landing screens for adult profiles may have images that are scary for young viewers. So remember, if you have young children who would like to watch their shows make sure to log into your subscription services under your child’s profile, or be present to get them to their programming so you can skip past the scary images quickly.)
What will be showing during Huluween?
To give fans more of the thrills and chills they love, Hulu will showcase brand-new horrifying Hulu Originals and 30 bone-chilling Bite Size Halloween short films. The series of short genre films – from horror comedy to psychological thrillers – provides a platform for emerging filmmakers at 20th Digital Studio. Hulu will also feature a myriad of library content highlighting all of the Halloween episodes and films on the service.
Five New Frightening Hulu Original Series and Films
- Based on the collection of stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s “North American Lake Monsters,” upcoming eight-part anthology Monsterland begins streaming on Hulu on October 2nd.
- Books of Blood joins Hulu’s slate of Originals on October 7th, taking inspiration from Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential series about a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory.
- On October 16th, viewers can stream the horror-filled first season of Hulu Original Helstrom. The series brings the Marvel comics to life and follows the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer as they track down the worst of humanity.
- Rounding out the impressive slate of terrifying Originals this October is the highly anticipated horror satire film out of Sundance Bad Hair, debuting October 23rd. Set in 1989, the movie follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who discovers that her hair may have a mind of its own.
- Hulu viewers looking to avoid spooks and scares can watch the family-friendly Hulu Original, Madagascar: A Little Wild “A Fang-Tastic Halloween” special from DreamWorks Animation, starting October 21st. After hearing spooky rumors about the new habitat resident – A BAT – Marty is determined to protect his friends from the newcomer. But when the bat helps him out of a tough situation, Marty learns it’s better to get to know someone rather than judge them on false stereotypes.
Additional Original Huluween content not to be missed includes Babak Anvari’s Wounds starring Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz and Dakota Johnson, the hilarious zombie flick Little Monsters starring Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad, and 22 hair-raising installments of the thriller/horror event series Into the Dark from prolific, award-winning producer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television.
Dare to Enter the Drive-in Theater and Visit “The Screamlands”
For Los Angeles-based Halloween fans, Hulu is hosting a drive-in theater event filled with frights and delights, including an immersive haunted drive-through, the L.A. premiere of Bad Hair, and (s)care packages for all attendees over the course of four nights. The event will run from October 22nd-25th at the LA Equestrian Center and will feature screenings of Hocus Pocus, Hulu Original Books of Blood, Beetlejuice, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Carrie (1976). Music superstar DJ D-Nice will open the weekend with a performance at the Bad Hair premiere on Thursday and will return again to close out the experience on Sunday, truly making this a must-attend event. Halloween fans can request tickets at huluween.com beginning Monday, September 28th. Tickets are limited to 150 cars per screening.
Finally, all Huluween fans are invited to visit The Screamlands, Hulu’s first-ever online haunted immersive experience. Beginning Thursday, October 8th, visitors 18 years and older can travel through the immersive, 360-degree online experience that features five scream-inducing rooms like “Bad Hair Hellway” and “Huluween Hall” which include spooky surprises behind every turn.