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Shudder to examine horror film icons in “Behind the Monsters”

AMC Networks’ premium streamer Shudder will take a deep dive into cinematic horror icons in its original docuseries Behind the Monsters from Stage 3 Productions. Set to premiere on the horror-, ...
August 17, 2021

AMC Networks’ premium streamer Shudder will take a deep dive into cinematic horror icons in its original docuseries Behind the Monsters from Stage 3 Productions.

Set to premiere on the horror-, thriller- and supernatural-focused platform this October, each of the series’ six episodes will delve into a single character — including Freddy Krueger (pictured), Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Candyman, Chucky and Pinhead — and feature interviews with horror experts and the writers, directors and actors from the original films.

Behind the Monsters is written and directed by Gabrielle Binkley and Anthony Uro. Phil Nobile Jr., Kelly Ryan and Mark Shostrom are executive producers.

It premieres Oct. 26 with episodes rolling out weekly.

“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,” said Craig Engler, Shudder’s general manager, in a statement.

Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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