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They’re back! “THE BOULET BROTHERS’ DRAGULA” returns for Halloween

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | News


This Halloween, modern-day horror hosts, drag icons and television innovators The Boulet Brothers are back with THE BOULET BROTHERS’ DRAGULA. The fifth season of their groundbreaking drag reality competition show premieres on Tuesday, October 31. (Check out RUE MORGUE’s interview with The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans spin-off winner Victoria Elizabeth Black here.)

Promising to be “the most ambitious season” yet, Season 5 of Shudder’s most-watched franchise series boasts a “brand-new, state-of-the-art set; an army of talented crew members; the most diverse cast in the show’s history,” and The Boulet Brothers themselves as the series’ directors. With the contestants still unannounced, The Boulet Brothers will welcome an all-star roster of guest judges, including (but not limited to) Mike Flanagan (Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House), actor David Dastmalchian (Oppenheimer), author Tannanarive Due, writer-director Kevin Smith, musician Jazmin Bean and Scream star Matthew Lillard. Viewers can also expect appearances from past season winners and stars, including Landon Cider, Victoria Elizabeth Black, Dahli and Koco Caine.

“With Season 5, we are beginning a new and innovative chapter of the show, and we’ve retooled and updated the format in an incredibly exciting new way,” says Dracmorda, one-half of the deadly drag duo, in a press statement issued this week. With a devoted and continuously growing fan base, THE BOULET BROTHERS’ DRAGULA has become must-see television for horror, drag and reality fans, showcasing some of the finest artists in the franchise’s four pillars of Drag, Filth, Horror and Glamour. 

THE BOULET BROTHERS’ DRAGULA” Season 5 premiers October 31 on Shudder and AMC+.

Lindy Ryan
An award-winning author, editor, professor, and short-film director, Lindy Ryan was recently named one of horror’s six most masterful anthology curators, alongside Ellen Datlow and Christopher Golden, for her work in UNDER HER SKIN, a women-in-horror poetry showcase, and INTO THE FOREST: TALES OF THE BABA YAGA, a forthcoming women-in-horror anthology from Black Spot Books and Blackstone Audio. A 2020 Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree and previous board member for the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Lindy is a long-time advocate for women-in-horror and an active member of the HWA and ITW. She is the current chair of the Horror Writers Association’s Women in Horror Month. The author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, Lindy’s work has been adapted for film. Her debut horror-thriller novel, BLESS YOUR HEART, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books.