We’re nearing Halloween time, and along with all of the horror films that will be vying for your attention, Hulu hopes their horror anthology Monsterland provides the scares you’re looking for. The series from The Neon Demon co-writer Mary Laws boasts a star-studded cast driven to desperate acts by “encounters with mermaids, fallen angels, and other strange beasts.”
It’s become standard for these anthology shows to be filled with celebrity guest stars, but Monsterland’s cast is still a cut above. Kaitlyn Dever, Jonathan Tucker, Charlie Tahan, Nicole Beharie, Hamish Linklater, Marquis Rodriguez, Bill Camp, Michael Hsu Rosen, Taylor Schilling, Roberta Colindrez, Adria Arjona, Trieu Tran, Kelly Marie Tran, Mike Colter and Adepero Oduye all appear in the 8-episode series, an adaptation of Nathan Ballingrud’s story collection North-American Lake Monsters.
This marks a reunion between Hulu and exec-producers Babak Anvari, Lucan Toh and Megan Ellison, who previously teamed up for another Ballingrud adaptation, the Armie Hammer/Dakota Johnson haunted cell phone horror, Wounds. The less said about that one, the better.
Monsterland debuts on Hulu on October 2nd.