The Night They Came Home: THE BOULET BROTHERS' DRAGULA Returns Halloween Night

The Boulets return for a fifth season of drag, filth, horror, and glamour.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · September 19, 2023, 11:00 AM EDT
Photo credit: Scotty Kirby

Fantastic news for all the uglies out there, The Boulet Brothers' Dragula returns for a fifth season... on Halloween night! That's right, more drag, filth, horror, and glamor are coming to Shudder and AMC+ Tuesday, October 31. If you've been following the Boulets for any length of time, you know they are always pushing the envelope and finding ways to deliver bigger and badder. This season is set to be the biggest and baddest we've seen to date, with a brand-new state-of-the-art set, an army of new talented crew members, the most diverse cast in the show’s history, and the Boulet Brothers themselves taking over as the series’ directors.

“We have created four seasons of the main show at this point, and just wrapped our first all-stars season with The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans spin-off, and we consider all of that part of “Chapter 1” of the Dragula story. With season 5, we are beginning a new and innovative new chapter of the show, and we’ve retooled and updated the format in an incredibly exciting way.” Says Dracmorda, one half of the Boulet Brothers duo.


“Nobody is going to sail the ship with more passion than us, so we’ve taken over as the show’s directors for season 5, and we’ve brought in some incredibly talented new team members who are really elevating what you will see on screen,” says Swanthula, the other half of the Boulet Brothers. “We’re going back to basics with the format, and focusing on the competition element of the show, the incredible artists that we’ve cast and the out-of-this-world looks they create each week, and of course, drag artists doing insanely terrifying and shocking physical challenges on tv. This is the best-looking season of the show yet, and I can’t wait for fans to see these new competitors. They are truly the most impressive drag artists I have ever seen on-screen.”

Following a monumental past twelve months for The Boulet Brothers, which included the release of the aforementioned spin-off The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans, a world tour, and The Boulet Brothers’ Halfway to Halloween TV Special (written and directed by the Boulet Brothers), the forthcoming fifth season of the mainline series will deliver a diverse cast from all over the world on an even bigger stage, showcasing some of the best looks and performances in the show’s history, as well as some of the most extreme extermination challenges ever seen.

While the cast has yet to be announced, The Boulet Brothers will be welcoming an all-star roster of guest judges to join them throughout the season including director Mike Flanagan (Netflix’s Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass, Doctor Sleep), actor David Dastmalchian (Oppenheimer, Dune, Suicide Squad), author Tannanarive Due, writer / director Kevin Smith, musician Jazmin Bean, and Scream star Matthew Lillard (just to name a few). The show will also feature the series’ first recurring judge in the form of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula season 3 winner, Landon Cider, and appearances from past season winners and stars, including Victoria Elizabeth Black, Dahli, and Koco Caine.

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with The Boulet Brothers to bring Shudder subscribers an all-new season of their beloved Dragula, which is set to be bigger and more outrageous than ever,” said AMC Networks’ Executive Vice President of Streaming, Courtney Thomasma, “Can’t think of a better way to celebrate Halloween – one of our very favorite days of the year – and to keep the season alive and the party going for the rest of the year!”

Get ready for The Boulet Brothers' Dragula season five, premiering exclusively on Shudder and AMC+ Tuesday, October 31.