Behind the Monsters

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  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (89)

Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streamer for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced the new original docu-series Behind the Monsters, which takes a deep dive on cinematic horror icons. Each of the series' six episodes will focus on a single horror character, including Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Candyman, Chucky and Pinhead, and feature interviews with horror experts and the writers, directors and actors from the original films that made each character the stuff of genre legends.

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Pinhead
6. Pinhead
December 1, 2021
Emerging from a low budget independent film, this character who was simply called "Lead Cenobite" would become the undeniable symbol of pleasure and pain and the icon of the Hellraiser franchise.
Jason Voorhees
5. Jason Voorhees
November 24, 2021
The producers just wanted to rip off HALLOWEEN. What happened instead was the accidental creation of a machete-wielding avatar of conservative 1980s morality.
Freddy Krueger
4. Freddy Krueger
November 17, 2021
In 1984 Wes Craven saw the slasher boom filling screens and took it to the next level by leaving reality behind. Other slashers carved through teen bodies; Freddy invaded their minds.
Chucky
3. Chucky
November 10, 2021
What started as a nasty spin on 80s consumerism flourished over three decades into an unlikely progressive horror property that refuses to get back on the shelf.
Candyman
2. Candyman
November 3, 2021
The genre's first black slasher showed up in 1992, rich with subtext about racial tensions in American history. In 2021, he's coming back - and is perhaps the most relevant horror icon imaginable.  
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
October 26, 2021
A docu-series exploring how Chucky, Michael Myers, Pinhead and more came to be icons of the horror genre.
Description

Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streamer for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced the new original docu-series Behind the Monsters, which takes a deep dive on cinematic horror icons. Each of the series' six episodes will focus on a single horror character, including Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Candyman, Chucky and Pinhead, and feature interviews with horror experts and the writers, directors and actors from the original films that made each character the stuff of genre legends.

Behind the Monsters is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on October 26, 2021.

Where to Watch Behind the Monsters

Behind the Monsters is available for streaming on the Shudder website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Behind the Monsters on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime and Shudder.

  • Premiere Date
    October 26, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (89)