Tuesday, October 24, 2023

SHUDDER’S Halloween Hotline Returns

Shudder Fear Fest Halloween 2023
Join Sam Zimmerman for his tricks and treats during AMC’s long-running, annual “FearFest” celebration, featuring over 700 hours of films, series, and specials curated by Shudder, AMC Networks’ streamer for horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Leading up to Halloween weekend, the popular Shudder Halloween Hotline returns for those in need of extra help in picking the perfect horror movie -- whether it’s a slasher film, a ghost story, or a monster flick – Sam Zimmerman, head curator for Shudder, will be on hand to offer personalized picks for a perfectly scary weekend based on each caller’s mood and preference. 

This Friday, October 27th from 1 to 3pm Eastern, call 212-324-3440
**NOTE: Call volume is expected to be high so if you get a busy signal, please keep trying! We can’t promise every call will be answered but Sam will do his best to get to as many callers as possible in the hour.

“FearFest, Shocked by Shudder” continues with wall-to-wall coverage through the end of October -- a full lineup of programming can be found HERE...

   • V/H/S 85 (Shudder Original Film) New Film Premieres Friday, October 6 on Shudder and AMC+. The next installment in the infamous found footage anthology franchise, V/H/S 85 is an ominous mixtape blending never before seen snuff footage with nightmarish newscasts and disturbing home video to create a surreal, analog mashup of the forgotten 80s.

• The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Halloween (1978) (AMC Original Special) Premieres LIVE Tuesday, October 10 at 10pm on AMC, AMC+ TV and Shudder TV Joe Bob celebrates the 45th anniversary of this iconic horror film.

• Creepshow Season 4 (Shudder Original Series) Friday the 13th Premiere as a Full Season Binge on Shudder and AMC+ (Oct 13), with New Episodes Every Friday at 10pm on AMC linear. Based on the 1982 horror comedy classic returns for a new season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared, Creepshow is a comic book coming to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable.

• The Puppetman (Shudder Original Film) New Film Premieres Friday, October 13 on Shudder and AMC+. The Puppetman is a convicted killer on death row who has maintained his innocence saying it was an evil force controlling his body as he slaughtered his victims. Now, the killer's daughter begins to suspect there may be truth to her father’s claim when those around her begin to die in brutal ways.

• Joe Bob’s Helloween (Shudder Original Special) Premieres LIVE Friday, October 20 at 9pm on Shudder TV and AMC+ TV. Horror legend Joe Bob Briggs and his co-host Darcy the Mail Girl celebrate the spooky season in style - with a demonic double-feature sure to get your blood pumping and one very scary special guest.

• Night of the Hunted (Shudder Original Film) Premieres Friday, October 20 on Shudder and AMC+. When an unsuspecting woman stops at a remote gas station in the dead of night, she’s made the plaything of a sociopathic sniper with a secret vendetta.

• When Evil Lurks (Shudder Original Film) New Film Premieres Friday, October 27 on Shudder and AMC+. Set in a remote village, two brothers find a demon-infected man just about to give birth to evil itself. After warning the neighbors in town, they decide to get rid of the man but merely succeed in helping him to deliver the inferno.

• Hell House LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor (Shudder Original Film) Devil’s Night Premiere on Monday, October 30 on Shudder and AMC+. A group of cold case investigators stay at the Carmichael Manor, the site of the grisly and unsolved murders of the Carmichael family back in the eighties. After four nights, the group was never heard from again. What is discovered in their footage is even more disturbing than anything found on the Hell House tapes.

• The Bouley Brothers’ Dragula Season 5 (Shudder Original Series) Halloween Day Premiere on October 31 on Shudder and AMC+. Horror’s new icons The Boulet Brothers’ are on the hunt to find the world’s next drag monster superstar in this brand new, star-studded fifth season of their hit reality competition show. With new competitors, the challenges, special effects makeup, costumes, and performances promise to be truly terrifying and out-of-this-world.

Fans can also check out “Behind the Shudder” segments with Sam dissecting Shudder’s wide range of horror on TikTok and Instagram via @shudder and @amcplus.

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