Mad Magazine Celebrates Halloween Season With October Horror Issue

Brian Posehn, Svengoolie and Maria Bamford are guest contributors to next month's issue.
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This Halloween is going to be Mad. The classic humor magazine, which relaunched earlier this year under the auspices of new editor (and Simpsons and Futurama alumni) Bill Morrison, is celebrating the season with its next issue, promising “Haunted Humor” behind a cover inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s iconic horror movie The Shining — and The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive preview.

In addition to Gary Pullin’s creepy Alfred E. Newman twins, the issue offers Mad regular Sergio Aragones taking on Dia de los Muertos, TV horror host Svengoolie looking at scary movies, comedian Brian Posehn on the remake of a horror classic and Maria Bamford teaching an important lesson in art history, as can be seen below. (Well, kind of important.)

The upcoming issue is the fourth since Mad relaunched earlier this year; in addition to the magazine, Mad is expanding online with a podcast, biweekly Twitch stream and partnership with Snapchat to release daily content on the platform.



Mad Magazine No. 4 will be released Oct. 9.