Wild, ghoulish horror drag show Dragula unveils stunningly diverse season four cast
Author: Jonny Yates
10 drag artists will compete on season four of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula. (Shudder)
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula has announced the diverse, stunning and spooky cast for season four.
The upcoming season of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula will see 10 drag artists from around the world compete to be ‘The World’s Next Drag Supermonster’ and win $100,000, the largest pot of prize money in the show’s history.
Season four will mark a number of firsts for the show, including the first South Korean competitor with HoSo Terra Toma and the first trans woman to compete on the main season of Dragula with Bitter Betty.
Also among the cast is an ex-Drag Race alumni as well as the winner of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Resurrection special, which aired in October 2020.
It was recently confirmed that special guest judges include Drag Race’s Bob The Drag Queen, Vanessa Hudgens (she’s so into horror right now), Game of Thrones‘ Kristian Nairn, queer country music star Orville Peck and pop metal singer Poppy.
Here are the 10 drag artists making up The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula season four cast.
Astrud Aurelia (She/Her)
Astrud is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist drag artist who uses her music and punk rock fashion sense to produce incredible live musical shows. She’s bringing her musical talents, fierce attitude, and love of fantasy creatures to the competition which she hopes will help her claw her way to the crown.
Bitter Betty (She/Her)
The first trans woman competing on the main season of the show is Bitter Betty and she brings 20 years of drag experience to the competition. She draws inspiration from the colours and silhouettes of 1980s cartoons and wants to bring camp, experience and “trans energy” to the competition – and wants to represent her community and bring home the crown.
Koco Caine (They/Them)
As a self-described “zombie stripper”, Koco feels they have what it takes to snatch the crown and to bring something to the competition that no other competitor in previous seasons has. As an underrepresented black drag performer who performs alternative and horror drag, Koco feels it’s important for them to show up, represent their community and bring home the crown.
HoSo Terra Tom (She/Her, They/Them)
HoSo Terra Tom is the first internationally based Korean artist to compete on Dragula. She considers herself to be a “drag yokai” and draws global inspiration from eastern myths to create some truly stunning and shocking looks.
Formelda Hyde (He/Him, They/Them)
Formelda Hyde identifies as a digital drag artist who has spent most of their time performing online and in digital drag shows as opposed to traditional live stages and clubs. A true horror fan at heart, Formelda describes his drag as the “true embodiment of fear” and through his drag “seeks to express the darkest elements of horror within our world” and change the way drag has traditionally been seen.
Jade Jolie (She/Her)
If you’re a fan of drag reality competitions then you may recognise Jade Jolie from RuPaul’s Drag Race season five. As a lover of all forms of drag, Jade enters the competition with a desire to prove to the world that her drag style doesn’t just fit in one category or box. While she feels people may be expecting a certain kind of drag from her, she warns them to expect the unexpected: “I’m bringing things people would never think I was capable of. Get ready.”
Merrie Cherry (She/Her)
Brooklyn drag pioneer Merrie Cherry mixes camp, fashion and a unique sense of humour into her drag. She’s entering the competition not striving to be perfect but to keep the experience enjoyable. “At the end of the day it’s about entertaining and that is what Merrie Cherry does. Oh, and I’m definitely bringing a little drama mama, because we are on a reality show and who doesn’t love a little fun,” she says.
Saint (He/Him, She/Her, They/Them)
Saint is the self-proclaimed “Runway Demon Queen of Season 4.” Her drag is fuelled by imagination and nightmares “with a bit of fashion sprinkled on top,” and she proved her prowess as a true drag icon by winning The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Resurrection Halloween special in 2020. This will mark her second time competing on the series and she feels her experience and growth as an artist have primed her perfectly to snatch the crown.
Sigourney Beaver (She/Her)
Sigourney Beaver is a self-described “hyper femme AFAB queen” or as she likes to put it “a female impersonator-impersonator.” The killer beauty queen loves to hypnotise audiences with her piercing white eyes and sky-high hair and comes from a burlesque background which is incorporated into all of her drag performances. With several pageant titles under her belt she’s also hoping to add “The World’s Next Drag Supermonster” to the list.
La Zavaleta (She/Her, They/Them)
Originally from Mexico City, La Zavaleta recently moved to the Brooklyn drag scene where she entertains audiences with her fiery live performances and sexy and scary looks. She hopes to prove that putting time, effort and drive into her aspirations will allow her to manifest her destiny and bring home the crown.
How to stream The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula season four
The upcoming fourth season – and previous ones – will be available to stream on Shudder.
The first episode drops on 19 October and the rest of the season will be released weekly on Tuesdays.
The streaming service is home to horror, thriller and supernatural titles and it recently acquired The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula.
Viewers can sign up for a free seven-day trail and then pay £3.99 per month. To find out more, sign up and stream Dragula head to shudder.com.
Plus the streaming service is available to download onto an Amazon Fire TV Stick as well as Apple TV, gaming consoles and more.
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Author: Jonny Yates