Hulu's Anthology Horror Monsterland Trailer Delivers Creepy Creatures

The latest horror anthology series consists of eight episodes and hits Hulu in October.


Anthology horror has long been a popular format for scary TV shows, with recent examples including Shudder's Creepshow, Quibi's 50 states of Horror, and the return of the classic The Twilight Zone. Now Hulu is getting in on the act with its upcoming series Monsterland.

Monsterland is based on author Nathan Ballingrud's 2013 short story collection North American Lake Monsters. The series will feature "encounters with mermaids, fallen angels, and other strange beasts," and the first trailer has been released. The trailer centers around creepy voiceover from star Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), and teases some of the scary creatures the show will feature, including a mermaid washed up on a beach, a freaky hairless humanoid monster, and something scary lurking in a wood. Check it out below.

Monsterland consist of eight episodes, all of which hit Hulu on October 2. The show also stars Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom), Bill Camp (Joker), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Charlie Tahan (Ozark), and Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow). The show is produced by Babak Anvari, who helmed the horror movies Under the Shadow and Wounds, and Mary Laws (Neon Demon).

In related news, horror production company Blumhouse (Get Out, The Purge) has produced a new anthology horror movie series for Amazon. It's titled Welcome to the Blumhouse, and the first four films arrive next month. Check out the trailer here.

For more, check out GameSpot's guide to the biggest upcoming horror movies of 2020 and beyond.

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I wish horror could move past the whole *quiet-LOUD NOISES-quiet* gimmick. It's cheap jump scares that add nothing of substance and just hurt your ears. I know this is just a trailer, but even the IT movies leaned on the loud noises out of nowhere thing a little too much.

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