THE CORE – Shudder’s New Original Horror Talkshow


Filmmaker Guests Include Flying Lotus AKA Steven Ellison (Kuso), Elijah Wood (Dirk Gently’sHolistic Detective Agency), The Soska Sisters (American Mary) & Rodney Ascher (Room 237)

On Thursday Nov 16, AMC Networks’ subscription streaming video service Shudder, debuts new original series THECORE, a weekly dissection of genre filmmaking hosted by director and fierce genre fan Mickey Keating (Psychopaths, Carnage Park). Alongside filmmakers from the world of horror, Keating examines the onscreen techniques and real-life psychologies that strike fear into our very core. The 10-episode series will premiere Thursday, November 16th, with new episodes releasing every week.

“THE CORE is a twisted celebration of the magic of genre filmmaking, and I can honestly say there has never been anything like it,”explains Mickey Keating, host of THE CORE. “There’s no outlet that cares as much about the genre fan as Shudder, and I’m thrilled they’ll be bringing THE CORE to the fan community.”

Produced in partnership with Uproxx, each week features Keating, joined by a special guest from the genre community, including acclaimed DJ and music producer Flying Lotus AKA Steven Ellison (Kuso), esteemed actor, producer and huge self-proclaimed genre fan Elijah Wood (BBC AMERICA’S Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), Canadian cult favourites The Soska Sisters (American Mary) and acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (Shudder Original Primal Screen, Room 237).

Audiences will hear from experts, including criminologists, freak show buskers, and special makeup effects artists, who walk through the skill, technique and splatter behind the genre’s most famous practical effects. Whether it’s a discussion about how best to blow up heads, ways to build tension, or how to avoid a predictable jump scare, THE CORE breaks down the walls of a formal interview by allowing the guest to fully illustrate his or her points, occasionally in graphic detail.

“Our members not only love to watch horror films and series, they want to know everything they can about the process of making the stuff they love. Shudder is dedicated to offering fans programming that they won’t get anywhere else. THE CORE is the very definition of a Shudder Original: clever, insightful, and with a unique approach to the genre and its history that fans can truly appreciate,”says Owen Shiflett, Vice President of Development for Shudder.

“In a genre defined by shock and awe, THE CORE manages to push the boundaries even further, with an irreverent take on the standard talk show,” explains Series Creator and Executive Producer Benjamin Blank of Uproxx, producers of THE CORE.”This is a show for horror fans created by horror fans.”

THE CORE joins a packed fall slate for Shudder, which also includes 3D horror-comedy FOUND FOOTAGE 3D, YouTube star Logan Paul-starring teen thriller CAN’T TAKE IT BACK, haunted house documentary SPOOKERS and SEOUL STATION, the animated prequel to last year’s zombie hit TRAIN TO BUSAN.

About Shudder

AMC Network’sShudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving fans of all degrees with thrillers, suspense, and horror. Home to the largest and fastest-growing human-curated selection of high-quality, spine-tingling and provocative international and independent films, TV series, and originals, there’s always something new and unexpected for Shudder members to explore. Shudder’s expanding library is available in the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland on the web, iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, Fire TV, Xbox One,and Roku for $4.99/month or $49.99 with an annual membership. Join the Shudder community experience commitment-free for 7 days, visit

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About Uproxx Media Group

Uproxxis a digital media company for millennial males that produces and distributes content to over 40 million monthly users through its UPROXX, HitFix, Dime, Real Talk, With Spandex and BroBible brands. With a massive and engaged audience, UPROXX has become the voice of the millennial generation garnering raves for its exclusive stories, award-winning original video series and informative daily programming. The company produces its groundbreaking video series completely in-house through its Uproxx Studios production arm. For more information, visit

About Mickey Keating

Mickey Keating is writer/director of Darling, Carnage Park, and the upcoming film Psychopaths. He is a walking encyclopedia of all things horror, thriller and suspense. And although he may seem like the nicest guy in the room, don’t turn your back or you might end up with a burlap sack over your head.

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