Shudder’s “The 61 Days of Halloween” wraps up this October with a whole (horror) host of premieres and specials across all regions. Let our content guide be… your guide. Just what ghoulish delights await you in October of 2021?

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Shudder’s October Originals and Exclusives

Shudder has some exciting original and exclusive films this month. Two of which are the return of fan-favorites.

V/H/S/94 – Premieres Wednesday, October 6

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

A Shudder Original Film, V/H/S/94 is the fourth installment in the hit horror anthology franchise and marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Séance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too) in addition to acclaimed directors Jennifer Reeder (Knives & Skin), Ryan Prows (Lowlife) and Chloe Okuno (Slut). In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high-intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

The Medium – Premieres Thursday, October 14

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

A documentary team follows Nim, a shaman based in Northern Thailand, the Isan area, and encounters her niece Mink showing strange symptoms that seem to be of inheritance of shamanism. The team decides to follow Mink, hoping to capture the shaman lineage passing on to the next generation, but her bizarre behavior becomes more extreme. From director Banjong Pisanthanakun (Shutter) and producer Na Hongjin (director of The Wailing). Winner Best Film, Bucheon International Film Festival 2021.

Horror Noire – Premieres Thursday, October 28

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

A new Shudder Original anthology film, Horror Noire is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror and features new work from both established and emerging talents, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters. Anthology writers featured include Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Victor LaValle, Shernold Edwards, Al Letson, and Ezra C. Daniels. Cast featured include Lesley-Ann Brandt (Lucifer, Spartacus), Luke James (The Chi, Thoughts of a Colored Man), Erica Ash (Survivor’s Remorse, A Black Lady Sketch Show), Brandon Mychal Smith (Four Weddings and a Funeral, You’re the Worst), Sean Patrick Thomas (Macbeth, The Curse of La Llorona), Peter Stormare (American Gods, Fargo) Malcolm Barrett (Genius: Aretha Franklin, Timeless) and Rachel True (The Craft, Half & Half), among others.

Shudder Original Series

Shudder also has some ongoing series to enjoy this month.

Creepshow Season 3 – New Episodes Premiere Every Thursday through October 28

Based on the 1982 horror-comedy classic, the anthology Creepshow returns for a third season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! From showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), a comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page. Guest stars include Michael Rooker, James Remar, Johnathon Schaech, Reid Scott, Hannah Fierman, King Bach, and Ethan Embry.

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Season 4 — Premieres October 19 – New Episodes Every Tuesday

The groundbreaking Shudder Original series follows ten drag artists from around the world competing for a $100,000 grand prize – the largest in show history. Season four will feature a spectacular lineup of guest judges including Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical film series), Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones), Misha Osherovich (Freaky), Queer country music icon Orville Peck, pop-metal star Poppy, Ray Santiago (Ash vs. The Evil Dead), Bob the Drag Queen (We’re Here), and more, with additional judges to be announced later. Dubbed one of “the 19 best LGBTQ+ shows everyone needs to watch” by Cosmopolitan, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula is written and produced by the Boulet Brothers with Executive Producer David Sigurani and director Nathan Noyes.

Behind the Monsters — Premieres October 27 – New Episodes Every Wednesday

The new original docu-series Behind the Monsters takes a deep dive on cinematic horror icons, including Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Candyman, Chucky, and Pinhead, and features interviews with horror experts and the writers, directors, and actors from the original films that made each character the stuff of genre legends. Written and directed by Gabrielle Binkley and Anthony Uro and produced by Stage 3 Productions, Behind the Monsters is executive produced by Phil Nobile Jr., Kelly Ryan, and Mark Shostrom.

Shudder Specials

We also have two specials this month.

Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown — Friday, October 8 at 9pm ET on Shudder TV

In what has become an annual tradition, iconic horror host and foremost drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs returns with a special The Last Drive-In double feature just in time for Halloween, premiering live on the Shudder TV feed. You’ll have to tune in to find out what movies Joe Bob has selected, but you can count on something scary and perfect for the season, with special guests to be announced. (Also available on-demand beginning October 10.)

The Ghoul Log – 2021 Edition

The “Ghoul Log” is Halloween’s answer to the Christmas Yule Log: a 24/7 streaming jack-o’-lantern providing the perfect ambiance for all your Halloween festivities. Fan favorites The Ghoul Log and Return of the Ghoul Log are back, along with a spooky new edition for 2021.

Leaving Shudder

Unfortunately, Shudder has not made a list of films that are leaving just yet. We will update as we find them.

UPDATE

The Shudder Subreddit recently confirmed a number of films leaving this month.

  • 10.12 Wax Mask (US, CA)
  • 10.13 Before I Wake (CA)
  • 10.14 Deep Murder (US/CA), Inner Demon (US/CA/UK/ANZ)
  • 10.19 Scream (CA), Scream 2 (CA), Sinister (CA), Without Name (US/CA)
  • 10.22 Demons (US/CA), Demons 2 (US/CA)
  • 10.26 Summer of ‘84 (US/CA/UK)
  • 10.27 Cannibal Ferox (US/CA)
  • 10.30 Angst (US/CA)
  • 10.31 Audition (US/CA), Carrie (US/CA), Dead Heat (US/CA), Escape from New York (US), Hell Comes to Frogtown (US/CA), Housewife (US/CA), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (US/CA), Lifefore (US/CA), Razorback (US), Some Kind of Hate (US/CA)
  • 11.5 The Enfield Haunting (CA)

This includes the Joe Bob Briggs versions as well.

Coming to Shudder CA in October

Canada is getting loads of fun frights this month. Our selection for October 2021 is Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown, after all, we love Joe Bob around these parts. Not feeling Joe Bob? Then perhaps Blacula is worth your time. It’s a real classic.

During a visit to Transylvania, an African prince (William Marshall) gets turned into a vampire by Count Dracula (Charles McCauley). Sealed in a coffin for several lifetimes, “Blacula” reawakens in 1970s Los Angeles. Leaving a trail of bloodless victims in his wake, he pursues Lina (Vonetta McGee), a woman who bears a striking resemblance to his dead wife. Meanwhile, Dr. Gordon Thomas (Thalmus Rasulala) and top cop Lt. Peters (Gordon Pinsent) are hot on the bloodsucker’s trail.

Blacula Synopsis

Originals and Exclusives will be listed in bold. Date format is based on the corresponding region.

10/1

Blacula

Scream Blacula Scream

Sugar Hill

Harpoon

Motel Hell

10/4

The Ghoul Log 2021 Edition

The Endless

Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum

Night of the Demons

Witchboard

10/5

The Mutilator

10/6

V/H/S/94

10/7

Creepshow Ep. 303

10/8

Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown (9pm ET)

10/11

JD’s Revenge

The House That Screamed

Nosferatu The Vampyre

Nosferatu in Venice

Possum

The Poughkeepsie Tapes

The Shout

Wake Wood

10/12

Dream Home

House

House II

10/14

Creepshow Ep. 302

The Medium

10/18

Children of the Corn

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

10/19

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Ep. 401

10/20

The Gift

10/21

Creepshow Ep. 305

10/25

The Addiction

Just Before Dawn

10/26

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Ep. 402

10/27

Behind the Monsters: Michael Meyers

10/28

Creepshow Ep. 306

Horror Noire

Shudder October 2021 Schedule for Canada
Courtesy of Shudder Canada

Coming to Shudder US in October

Shudder bestows the US with a boo-tique’s worth of horror films and specials. While we suggest Behind the Monsters: Michael Myers as a purely American monster, why not also mix things up with something imported? Why not Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum? Surely you’re done with Squid Game by now, right?

The crew of a horror web series travels to an abandoned asylum for a live broadcast. It soon encounters much more than expected as it moves deeper inside the nightmarish old building.

Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum Synopsis

Originals and Exclusives will be listed in bold. Date format is based on the corresponding region.

10/1

Blacula

Scream Blacula Scream

Sugar Hill

Escape from New York

Motel Hell

Razorback

10/4

The Ghoul Log 2021 Edition

The Endless

Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum

Night of the Demons

Witchboard

10/5

The Mutilator

10/6

V/H/S/94

10/7

Creepshow Ep. 303

10/8

Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown (9pm ET)

10/11

JD’s Revenge

The House That Screamed

Nosferatu The Vampyre

Nosferatu in Venice

Possum

The Poughkeepsie Tapes

The Shout

Wake Wood

10/12

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Dream Home

Hellions

House

House II

10/14

Creepshow Ep. 302

The Medium

10/18

Children of the Corn

10/19

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Ep. 401

10/21

Creepshow Ep. 305

10/25

The Addiction

Habit

Just Before Dawn

Rituals

10/26

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Ep. 402

10/27

Behind the Monsters: Michael Meyers

10/28

Creepshow Ep. 306

Horror Noire

Shudder October 2021 Schedule for USA
Courtesy of Shudder

Coming to Shudder UKI in October

Not to be outdone by other regions, Shudder UKI lands some exclusives, originals, and some classics. V/H/S/94 should evoke those classic video nasties we all love so much. But for something outside of Shudder’s production… why not a classic like David Cronenberg’s Scanners?

Scanners are men and women born with incredible telepathic and telekinetic powers. There are many who exercise the benefits of their special gifts in a safe and judicious manner. However, there is a group of renegade scanners who plan to create a race that will rule the world

Scanners synopsis

Originals and Exclusives will be listed in bold. Date format is based on the corresponding region.

4/10

The Ghoul Log 2021 Edition

The Brood

Candy Corn

Night of the Demons

Scanners

Witchboard

5/10

Midnight Man

The Mutilator

6/10

V/H/S/94

7/10

Creepshow Ep. 303

11/10

Boo!

When A Stranger Calls

Xtro

12/10

House

House II

House III

House IV

14/10

Creepshow Ep. 304

The Medium

18/10

Children of the Corn

Pulse

Re-Animator

Trick

19/10

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Ep. 401

21/10

Creepshow Ep. 305

25/10

The Addiction

House of 1000 Corpses

Just Before Dawn

26/10

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Ep. 402

27/10

Behind the Monsters: Michael Myers

Creepshow Ep. 306

Horror Noire

Shudder October 2021 Schedule for UKI
Courtesy of Shudder UK

Coming to Shudder ANZ in October

Looking for fun down under, and maybe a little surprise? Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race might get on with the gory and glamourous fun of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula which premieres later in the month. But hey, you also get Witchboard to watch too!

When Jim (Todd Allen) and Linda (Tawny Kitaen) decide to throw a party, Linda’s ex-boyfriend — and Jim’s ex-friend — Brandon (Stephen Nichols) brings out a Ouija board to contact a pleasant, childish spirit named David with whom he communicates often. Apparently, the lines get crossed, because they instead reach across the supernatural divide to the decidedly less pleasant Malfeitor, who uses his connection to the world of the living to wreak havoc and terrify his new acquaintances.

Witchboard synopsis

Originals and Exclusives will be listed in bold. Date format is based on the corresponding region.

5/10

The Ghoul Log 2021 Edition

Night of the Demons

Sator

Witchboard

6/10

V/H/S/94

7/10

Creepshow Ep. 303

14/10

Creepshow Ep. 304

The Medium

19/10

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Ep. 401

21/10

Creepshow Ep. 305

26/10

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Ep. 402

27/10

Behind the Monsters: Michael Myers

28/10

Creepshow Ep. 306

Horror Noire

Shudder October 2021 Schedule for ANZ
Courtesy of Shudder ANZ

That is a lot of stuff to watch this month, the spookiest one of the year. Do you have a favorite on the list? Anything you are particularly looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!

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