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She'll make you scream.

Dragula note  is a Reality Show hosted by drag queen couple The Boulet Brothers. The series stars a number of drag queens competing for the title of the World's Next Drag Supermonster. Before you say that there's already a show for that, what makes Dragula notable is its emphasis on the types of drag that typically don't receive much attention in the media: freaky, filthy, and downright horrific is the name of the game here, and the types of messiness that would get you kicked out of any drag club are lauded here. Despite this, the show gives a very fair and humane voice to its queens, noting that they are normal people whose drag falls outside of what is accepted by society. The show also takes special care to avoid the over-production Drag Race has fallen prey to in more recent seasons: the Boulets are more than willing to insult queens, call them out on their BS, and just generally have fun screwing around with them.


The show started out as a club competition for amateur drag queens note  before making the jump to a full-length TV show in 2016. The series premiered on October 31st, 2016, and subsequent seasons have followed tradition with a Halloween premiere. It can be watched on the WOWPresents YouTube channel, and outside of the us on OUTtv. So far two seasons of the show have aired note , with plans for a third.

Each episode can be divided into two parts: The "Preparation" section, where the queens receive the week's theme from the Boulets and prepare their looks for the floor show. Each theme revolves around a horror motif, and can vary from recreating a archetypal horror creature or paying tribute to a genre of subculture. The second half is the "Floor Show", where the queens unveil their look, and typically participate in some other challenge, which can vary from creating a full-on production to simply lip syncing during the Floor Show. The queens who perform weakest in the week's challenge are then "up for extermination", and must participate in the "extermination challenge" to save themselves from "extermination" from the competition. These extermination challenges tend to involve putting the queens through painful, embarrassing, or otherwise unpleasant experiences. Each week, one queen is eliminated until only three are left, from which a winner is chosen... after the Grand Finale challenge, of course.


Not to be confused with the Rob Zombie song of the same name.

Dragula provides examples of:

  • Alien Lunch: Eating one was used as an extermination challenge during Season 2's Alien Birth episode.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Several of the Season 1 girls gave Loris this treatment, claiming she was not on the same level of talent as everyone else.
  • Anyone Can Die: A more literal example than what is usually seen in reality shows. At the end of each episode the exterminated queen is shown being murdered by the Boulets in a variety of creative ways.
  • Berserk Button: The fact that Abhora doesn't own flesh-toned makeup is one for Victoria.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Disasterina came off as one, especially during performances.
  • Continuity Cameo: Meatball and Vander both make appearances during season 2.
  • Eat That: The extermination challenges that involve eating brains and a 3-Course Alien Lunch
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Victoria and Kendra had to get these as a part of one extermination challenge.
  • The Faceless: Monikkie Shame never shows her real face on the show, and the masks she wears are an important element of her drag.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The opening sketch of Episode 7 of Season 2 has the Boulets playing chess with four pieces representing the final four contestants. If you look closely, you'll notice the knight piece has a miniature pointy nose made out of paper, representing Abhora.
  • Gag Nose: One of the trademarks of Abhora's drag is her long pointy nose. Doubles as a Sinister Schnoz for her monstrous outfits.
  • Ghost Town: Once a Season the queens will be taken to one in the desert for the week's challenge. Part of the difficulty is attempting to perform in the sand and extreme heat.
  • Girls with Moustaches: Ursula Major.
  • I Love the Dead: Victoria's filth look, where she uses her horror-themed drag to play a Creepy Mortician.
  • Monster Clown: The inspiration for James' Final 3 "Horror" look.
  • Non Sequitur: The opening sketches, which focus on the Boulet Brothers and their adventures, typically have no relevance or bearing to the rest of the episode.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Deliberately invoked with the "Pretty in Pink" runway from the first season, where the entire challenge was to avoid the typical freaky drag the show wants to see and instead provide a traditional, feminine drag look.
  • Pro Wrestling Episode: One Season 1 episode was this, complete with a mud wrestling extermination challenge.
  • Shout-Out: Many are made to classic horror movies.
    • The very first challenge involved recreating the death of the Wicked Witch of the West.
      • Abhora's death sequence also referenced this.
    • Biqtch's gothic bride look very deliberately bore a strong resemblance to Jonbenet Ramsey.
    • The opening sequence of Season 2's reunion episode involves the Boluets getting involved in a Scooby-Doo-style chase sequence.
    • The Boulet's Final 2 outfits of Season 2 are both based on looks from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • Slasher Movie: A Season 2 challenge had the queens creating and starring as the victims in these.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Played gloriously straight in the Season 1 finale with Vander's filth look.
  • Wham Line: "Dahli, will you please step forward." Ultimately subverted, as it turns out this is a Bait And Swtich.

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