Hulu is kicking off the company’s “Huluween” celebration today. Throughout October, viewers can visit Hulu’s Halloween-themed hub to find spooky TV episodes and movies, along with a wide array of Hulu Originals. The collection includes 800 premium Halloween titles, and more than 5,000 episodes of television. The curated experience will also bring fans exclusive, new content throughout the month, including seven short films from up-and-coming filmmakers. These shorts were selected in collaboration with Sundance Institute, and viewers can also look forward to the premieres of the returning Original series “Castle Rock,” “Light as a Feather,” and “Into the Dark.” Hulu is also launching the new Original Films “Little Monsters” and “Wounds,” and both films feature award-winning stars.
Hulu is hosting fan-favorite Halloween TV shows and films during all 31 days and nights of October. The platform is offering a customized experience for consumers, who can add their favorite scary shows and movies to “My Stuff” for later binging. The Huluween hub will also provide personalized recommendations all month long from hand-picked Halloween collections including ‘Freaky Franchises,’ ‘Foreign Frights,’ ‘Psychological Horror & Thrillers,’ ‘Sci-Fi Scares,’ ‘Indies,’ ‘Zombies,’ ‘Humorous Horror,’ ‘Anthologies,’ and ‘Huluween Essentials.’
Viewers can also look for the Huluween Film Fest, which will allow seven up-and-coming filmmakers to showcase their horror-themed short films on Hulu throughout the month. Collaboratively curated with the Sundance Film Institute, the short films this year are “Hidden Mother,” “Ride,” “Swiped to Death,” “Flagged,” “Undo,” “The Dunes,” and “The Ripper.” These shorts will premiere today in conjunction with the Huluween experience and on Hulu’s social channels. The filmmaker with the highest level of engagement on Hulu and Hulu’s YouTube channel will win $50,000 towards the production of their feature-length film.
To view all of Huluween short films, visit youtube.com/hulu.
Don’t forget that this week is the return of the Hulu Original Series “Into The Dark,” which is airing a special Halloween episode called Uncanny Annie. Launching on October 4th, the episode follows a group of college students who get trapped in a mysterious board game that brings their darkest secrets and fears to life, where they must play to escape… and win to survive. The Hulu Original Series “Light As A Feather” is also returning on October 4th. Doubling down by playing a new round of “Light as a Feather” putting all their lives on the line, Season 2 continues as McKenna and friends are optimistic that they’re finally done with the curse. But is the curse done with them?
Hulu’s Original Film “Little Monsters” makes its streaming premiere on October 11th. The movie stars Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad, and Alexander England, and the horror-comedy begins with a harmless school field trip which ends with a zombie outbreak. “Little Monsters” world-premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Written and Directed by “Under The Shadow’s” Babak Anvari, “Wounds” streams on Hulu on October 18th. The feature film follows the story of a New Orleans bartender whose life begins to unravel after a series of disturbing and inexplicable events that begin to happen to him after picking up a phone left behind at a bar. With an all-star cast including Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, and Zazie Beets, “Wounds” also made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019 followed by a screening at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2019.
Rounding out the month of Original premieres, Hulu’s critically acclaimed series “Castle Rock” returns for Season 2 on October 23rd. The new season stars Lizzy Caplan and Tim Robbins. Season 2 follows a feud between warring clans that comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock. Lastly, “Zomboat!,” a zombie-horror-comedy import, will premiere on Friday, October 25th. The series features a pair of sisters as they escape the apocalypse with the help of Dorothy, an early-80’s wood-paneled canal boat.
If you’re still in the Halloween mood, IMDbTV is adding older thriller classics to its free-to-stream library, and Freeform is hosting another year of its “31 Nights of Halloween” slate. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you should bookmark the Prime Video Halloween section, where the service added a long list of thrillers, horror movies, and shows that members can stream for free throughout the month.
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