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.
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.
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