Marvel’s Helstrom, Barker’s Books of Blood, and more reach Hulu in October

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Hulu has announced that several genre projects will be added to the streaming service this October, as part of their "Huluween" holiday celebration. Among the projects that will be available to stream just in time for Halloween are the Marvel series Helstrom and an anthology film inspired by Clive Barker's BOOKS OF BLOOD.

While Marvel is currently focusing on developing shows for Disney+, Helstrom is a hold-over from the previous era of Marvel TV. Executive produced by Jeph Loeb and showrunner Paul Zbyszewski, the show stars Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon as Daimon and Ana Helstrom, 

the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills. 

Daniel Cudmore, David Meunier, Elizabeth Marvel, Robert Wisdom, June Carryl, Ariana Guerra, and Alain Uy are also in the cast.

Directed by Brannon Braga from a screenplay he wrote with Adam Simon, BOOKS OF BLOOD stars Anna Friel, Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Yul Vazquez, Andy McQueen, Freda Foh Shen, and Nicholas Campbell, and it 

takes a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three tales tangled in space and time. 

Other Huluween premieres include writer/director Justin Simien's BAD HAIR and the anthology series Monsterland.

BAD HAIR received a 7/10 review from our own Chris Bumbray. It stars Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Jay Pharoah, Lena Waithe, Blair Underwood, Laverne Cox and James Van Der Beek, and Simien said it's about 

a girl from Compton who doesn’t have the right look. She doesn’t have the right hair, she doesn’t have the right face, she doesn’t have the right skin color. She wants to be a VJ in the late ’80s, early ’90s and she makes a bit of a Faustian bargain with this woman who takes over the network where she’s at and she ends up with this hair, this weave in her head, that may or may not have a mind of its own."

Monsterland is based on the stories from Nathan Ballingrud's collection NORTH AMERICAN LAKE MONSTERS and is 

full of encounters with mermaids, fallen angels, and other strange beasts and follows broken people driven to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives, ultimately showing there is a thin line between man and monster.

Monsterland was created, written, and executive produced by Mary Laws. Fellow executive producers include Lucan Toh, Babak Anvari, Megan Ellison, and Sue Naegle, with Ali Krug co-executive producing.

All of these sound pretty interesting to me, so it seems that Huluween is going to be a good time for genre fans.

Source: Deadline

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