Shudder is set to release a new documentary series focusing on famous villains from modern horror movies. The show is titled Behind the Monsters, and it premieres on the horror streaming platform on October 26.
Behind the Monsters will consists of six episodes, and each one will focus on a different character. The six horror icons are Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Candyman, Chucky, and Pinhead. Each episode will feature interviews with directors, writers, and actors from the movies in which these legendary characters appeared, as well as with horror experts, who will discuss their place in popular culture.
Among the names being interviews for the series is Candyman star Tony Todd, Child’s Play creator Don Mancini, Jason actor Kane Hodder, make-up effects legend Tom Savini, Pinhead actor Doug Bradley, and Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp. A new episode of the series will be released weekly.
In a statement, Shudder general manager Craig Engler said, “In the history of film, only a handful of stars and characters like Mickey Mouse or Marilyn Monroe have risen to the heights of fame to become instantly recognizable the world over. Yet somehow, a small group of monsters who got their start in low-budget horror movies have transcended their humble beginnings to become international pop culture icons. Behind the Monsters will tell the story of their unlikely rise to fame, from the ideas that inspired them to the indelible mark they’ve left on the world.”
Behind the Monsters is one of several new shows coming to Shudder. It’s also producing a Black horror anthology series titled Horror Noire, and there’s a new season of Creepshow 3 hitting the service next month. In addition, there’s a new season of the docu-series Cursed Films expected later this year. Check out our guide to all the movies and shows hitting Shudder in September.