Horror fans are truly getting spoiled this Halloween with all of the new content being handed out and Hulu has just become the streaming platform equivalent of the house with full-sized candy bars. All October long they will be hosting an entire section catered to your Halloween and horror needs. This includes the 200+ horror movies and TV shows already in their catalogue. Some of those titles include the films The Blair Witch Project, The Monster Squad, Child’s Play, and Hellraiser along with full series of The Strain, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Scream Queens. Hulu curators have even gone one step farther into separating the films in their Halloween lineup from Scary as Hell and Spooky Not Scary to films “For the Family”.
Hulu isn’t just relying on their regular content. Hulu will also be hosting the Huluween Film Fest which will include 8 short horror films by up and coming directors. In a partnership with Fox Network Group’s All City, Hulu will present their 8 films throughout the month of October on their platform and on their Youtube page. The filmmakers are not only getting the chance to have their shorts showcased on Hulu, but whichever short receives the highest amount of views combined with a score given by a panel of judges will be presented with $10,000 to apply to the production of a feature film.
On Friday, October 5th, Hulu, in collaboration with Blumhouse Television, will premiere Into the Dark. Each month for the next year, a new episode – each feature length – will premiere correlating with a holiday within the given month. The first episode, The Body, stars Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express), Rebecca Rittenhouse’s (Unfriended: Dark Web), and Ray Santiago (Ash vs. Evil Dead) and is directed by Paul Davis.
A week later on October 12, Hulu will premiere the new series, Light as A Feather. Brought to us by the social storytelling platform Wattpad, AwesomenessTV, and Kelsey Grammar’s Grammnet, the supernatural teen thriller stars Ajiona Alexus (13 Reasons Why), Doran Brown Pham (Wilfred), Haley Ramm (Rubber) and is created by Lee Flemming, Jr.
Into The Dark: The Body
Directed By Paul Davis
A sophisticated hitman with a cynical view on modern society 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.
Light As A Feather
Directed by Lee Flemming, Jr.
An innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” goes wrong when the five teen girls who played 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.
Directed by Josh Tanner
A young woman is drawn into a video on the internet of an old, ritualistic dance, and unwittingly unlocks a supernatural dilemma.
Directed by Justin Harding
A family obsessed with the jack-o-lantern Halloween tradition carves off more than they expected with a pumpkin of unusual quality.
Directed by Justin Nijm & Jack Bishop
A children’s party at a pizza arcade turns nightmarish when the birthday boy heads backstage to seek out an animatronic panda who is off duty.
Directed by Ben Steiner & Dan Dixon
A woman who angrily scatters her mother’s ashes into a lake finds it’s not so easy to throw away the past.
Directed by Lucy Campbell
Two teenage friends caught shoplifting must face the wrath of an unforgiving security guard who forces them into a strange underworld game.
Haunting, Horrifying Sounds from Beyond the Grave
Directed by Rodney Ascher
A musician’s money-grab Halloween composition unleashes terror when he decides to exploit his mother’s dying moment.
Directed by Dan Samilijan
A troop camping trip runs awry when a young girl encounters the cute and cuddly Gillymuck…and decides to bring the creature back to her campground.
dir. by Santiago Tapia and Jessica Curtright
After stumbling upon an ancient box that carries a cryptic warning, a little boy makes a grave decision and must face the consequences.
Check out those horror short films, and let Hulu know which one you think should get the $10,000 for their film! Let us know which one you dug the most on Twitter, Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook, or Reddit. And don’t forget to check out Into the Dark and Light as a Feather when they premiere!