Shudder's Ghoul Log - 2020

Shudder’s October, 2020 Highlights: 61 Days Of Halloween Continues

Fall is officially here and we’re all counting down the days until Halloween. So are our friends at Shudder! They kicked off their 61 Days Of Halloween on September 1 and they’re packing September and October with great horror content.

61 Days Of Halloween includes weekly movie premieres, a new edition of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs Halloween special, a collection of unforgettable chillers from Vincent Price, the return of The Ghoul Log, and the return of the Shudder Halloween Hotline that includes 61 days of daily recommendations from Shudder curator Sam Zimmerman. Plus an all new Creepshow special! AND an all new Ghoul Log Sam O’Lantern inspired by Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘R Treat (2007)!

What’s all coming in October? Read on for all the details!

Shudder - 61 Days of Halloween

Shudder October 2020 Highlights

October 1 


Sundance 2020 Official Selection. During a power outage, two strangers tell scary stories. The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in the dark of a Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear: Fanny may be the better storyteller. Starring Aya Cash, Josh Ruben and Chris Redd. Directed by Josh Ruben.

A SHUDDER Original – Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ.


Terror, thy name is Price! In film history, few actors have been as closely associated with horror as Vincent Price, and for good reason. Price presented a unique brand of intelligence and refinement underscored with a delight in the macabre and a touch of madness. This Halloween, we are thrilled (and chilled) to present five classic films starring “the Merchant of Menace.”

Featuring three of Price’s acclaimed Edgar Allan Poe films directed by Roger Corman—House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death and The Tomb of Ligeia—along with Theater of Blood (co-starring Diana Rigg) and The Monster Club (premiering Oct. 5) with John Carradine and Donald Pleasance.

Also available on Shudder Canada.


The “Ghoul Log” is Halloween’s answer to the Christmas Yule Log: a 24/7 streaming jack-o’-lantern providing the perfect ambience for all your Halloween festivities. Fan favorites The Ghoul Log and Return of the Ghoul Log are back, along with a spooky new edition for 2020.

BONUS: An all NEW Ghoul Log Sam O’Lantern inspired by Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘R Treat (2007)!

Trick ‘R Treat Edition: Sam O’Lantern:

October 8


Max and Drew are millennial entrepreneurs who’ve made themselves famous with a webcast they created called “The Cleansing Hour,” which streams live exorcisms. The catch? Each ceremony is elaborately staged to look real in order to dupe their global audience—until today, when today’s subject, Drew’s fiancé, actually turns out to be possessed. Starring Ryan Guzman, Kyle Gallner, Alix Angelis. Directed by Damien LeVeck.

A SHUDDER Original – Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ.

October 15


A young drifter applies for a job at the local mortuary and meets an eccentric mortician who chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last. Starring Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer, Barak Hardley, Christine Kilmer and Jacob Elordi. Directed by Ryan Spindell.

A SHUDDER Original – Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ.

October 22


It’s 1976. The Olmedo family has left the countryside for a new life in Madrid. But their new home becomes a house of horrors in this hit supernatural thriller based on actual paranormal events. Starring Begoña Vargas, Iván Marcos, Bea Segura, Sergio Castellanos, José Luis de Madariaga, Iván Renedo, Javier Botet. Directed by Alberto Pintó.

A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE – Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ)

October 23

JOE BOB HALLOWEEN 2020 SPECIAL (working title) — October 23 at 9pm ET

In what has become an annual tradition, iconic horror host and exploitation movie expert Joe Bob Briggs returns with a special The Last Drive-In double feature just in time for Halloween, premiering live on the Shudder TV feed. You’ll have to tune in to find out what movies Joe Bob has selected, but you can count on something scary and perfect for the season.

October 26


Though Greg Nicotero and his team are hard at work shooting season 2 (coming in 2021), they’ve crafted a fully animated Creepshow special for us just in time for Halloween, featuring two tales to die for: “Survivor Type,” based on the short story by Stephen King and adapted by Nicotero, stars Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) as a man determined to stay alive alone on a deserted island no matter what the cost. “Twittering from the Circus of the Dead,” based on the short story by Joe Hill and adapted by Melanie Dale, stars Joey King (The Kissing Booth, The Act) as a teen whose family road trip includes a visit to the gravest show on earth.

Also available on Shudder Canada, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ.

October 29


Timo Tjahjanto has made a name for himself as one of the world’s most exciting horror directors, with standout segments in anthology films The ABCs of Death and V/H/S/ 2, and features like supernatural thrill ride May the Devil Take You and action extravaganza The Night Comes for Us. Now Tjahjanto returns with a sequel to his unforgettable 2018 hit. Two years after escaping from demonic terror, a young woman is still haunted by unnatural visions. The dangers that await her and her friends are increasingly threatening: the figure of darkness rises to take their lives. Starring Chelsea Islan, Widika Sidmore, Baskara Mahendra and Hadijah Shahab. Directed by Timo Tjahjanto.

A SHUDDER ORIGINAL – Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK.

Final Thoughts

I love it! My subscription is up for renewal and there’s no question I’m re-upping for another year. I love everything about Shudder and it’s the best $5 – $6 a month I spend on streaming. Can’t wait for the Joe Bob Halloween Special. More Creepshow! Yes Scare Me looks great! An what goes better with Halloween than Vincent Price?

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What do you think? Are you ready for 61 Days Of Halloween? What are you looking forward to, most? Tell us in the comments!

About Kenn Hoekstra

PopHorror Writer. Associate Editor. @PopHorrorNews Tweeter. Also... Screenwriter. Blogger. Horror Movie Aficionado. Wisconsin Sports Fan. IT Guy. Father. Smartass. People's Champion. TIME Person of the Year - 2006.

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