Get ready for a month’s worth of scary programming as Hulu kicks-off its biggest “Huluween” celebration yet. Beginning today, viewers can head to Hulu’s personalized, Halloween-themed hub for a bone-chilling selection of popular Halloween TV episodes and movies. The curated experience will also bring viewers exclusive, new content throughout the month, including eight spooky short films from up-and-coming filmmakers, and the much-anticipated premiere of two Hulu Originals – Into the Dark and Light as a Feather.
Viewers can customize their experience by adding their favorite scary movies and TV shows to ‘My Stuff’ and the Huluween hub will serve up personalized recommendations all month long.
As the home to nearly twice as many episodes of popular TV shows than any other streaming service, viewers can also watch fan favorites curated into four hand-picked Halloween collections – “Thriller/Psychological,” “Pop Horror,” “Spooky Not Scary,” and “Scary As Hell” – including American Psycho, The Blair Witch Project, Once Bitten, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Hills Have Eyes and more.
This year also marks the first-ever Huluween Film Fest, which will give eight up-and-coming filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their horror-themed short films on Hulu throughout the month.
Produced in partnership with Fox Network Group’s content studio All City, the short films – “The Gillymuck,” “The Box,” “Horrifying Sounds,” “The Hug,” “Carved,” “Urn,” “Lippy” and “The Rizzle” – will premiere today within the Huluween experience and on Hulu’s social channels. Throughout the month of October, the filmmaker with the highest levels of viewer engagement and the highest scores from a panel of expert judges, including Friday the 13th’s “Jason Voorhees,” actor Kane Hodder, season four winner of RuPaul’s “Drag Race” Sharon Needles and Bloody Disgusting co-founder and Editor Brad Miska (yours truly), will win $10,000 towards production of their feature length film. To view all of the Huluween short films, visit www.youtube.com/hulu or just look below!
A boy’s choice of an ugly pumpkin results in an unusual Jack-O-Lantern.
Directed & Written by: Justin Harding
Produced by: Kris Elsley, Dale Andrews, Rob Brunner & Jason Kennedy
The cute cuddly Gillymuck has pretty teeth dear, but it keeps them out of sight.
Directed & Written by: Dan Samiljan
Produced by: Noelle Hubbell
HAUNTED, HORRIFYING SOUNDS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE
A musician’s money grab Halloween composition unleashes the haunting sound of his own mother’s death.
Directed by: Rodney Ascher
Written by: Basil Quartermass
Produced by: Tyler Glodt
Two teenage friends caught shoplifting must face the wrath of an unforgiving security guard.
Directed & Written by: Lucy Campbell
Produced by: Garry Paton
A little boy unknowingly releases something perilous from within an ancient box.
Directed by: Santiago C. Tapia
Written by: Jessica Curtright & Santiago Tapia
Produced by: David Moore
An animatronic panda at a rundown pizza place seems to be out of order… until little Aden gives it a hug.
Directed, Written & Produced by: Jack Bishop and Justin Nijm
A mysterious video on the internet provokes viewers to perform an old, ritualistic dance.
Directed by: Josh Tanner
Written & Produced by: Josh Tanner & Jade Van Der Lei
A woman scatters her mother’s ashes into a lake, but finds it’s not so easy to throw away her past.
Directed & Written by: Ben Steiner
Produced by: Dan Dixon
This Friday, Hulu and Blumhouse Television will premiere the first installment of the new Hulu Original Series, Into the Dark – the first-ever year-round event series that will bring fans 12 standalone feature-length episodes on the first Friday of every month throughout the year.
Based on a short film of the same name, The Body, directed and written by Paul Davis, co-written by Paul Fischer and starring Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express, Vanity Fair) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (The Mindy Project, Blood & Oil), follows a sophisticated hitman with a cynical view on modern society that finds his work made more difficult when he has to transport a body on Halloween night, but everyone is enamored by what they think is his killer costume.
The second installment, Flesh and Blood, directed by Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine, Dracula 2000), premieres during Halloween week on November 2 and will star Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County, Shameless, The Wedding Date) and also starring newcomer Diana Silvers in a thrilling story set on the eve of Thanksgiving.
Later this month, Hulu will release another Hulu Original Series, Light as a Feather, produced by AwesomenessTV, Wattpad and Grammnet. The entire 10-episode series will be available to stream on Hulu beginning October 12. Light as a Feather begins with an innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” that goes wrong when the five teen girls who play start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, forcing the survivors to figure out why they’re being targeted – and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.