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Huluween Film Fest serves up 8 scary shorts including 'The Hug' starring a demonic animatronic panda

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Oct 2, 2018, 2:10 PM EDT

Halloween means a lot of things to a lot of people, but for Hulu, it means Huluween.

Whether or not Huluween is the precise reason Hulu chose their name in the first place is unknown at this point, but we do know that it’s a great way to describe all the spooky stuff going on at the streaming service this haunting month. 

First and foremost, and what we’re learning about today, is the Huluween Film Fest, which showcases eight spooky short films from eight up-and-coming directors. Check out a preview of the goods below, including everything from a demonic animitronic pizza-parlor-lounge singing panda, to the most disturbing application of lipstick since Silence of the Lambs, to something called The Gillymuck

As the sizzle suggests, the fest looks like a win for any horror fan out there with depraved sensibilities and a short attention span. But it’s also a competition, where there can be only one winner, as chosen by a surprise celebrity judge and whichever short gets the most views (via YouTube, so you don’t even need Hulu).  

This all just makes October all the more Huluweeny, what with “The Body” debuting Oct. 5, kicking off Blumhouse TV’s year of scares anthology show, Into the Dark. We’ll also see the debut of another original horror series on the streamer, Light as a Feather, on Oct. 12, about a game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” gone hauntingly awry. And you can also go to Hulu’s designated hub for all things horror.

What do you think? Does Huluween sound like a treat to you?

(via ComicBook.Com)