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The fifth season of The Boulet Brothers' Dragula was officially announced on December 7, 2021 [1] with casting opening on December 15, 2022 with a deadline of January 31, 2023.[2]

On September 19, 2023 a premiere date of October 31, 2023 was revealed. The same day it was also revealed Season 3 winner Landon Cider will be joining the judges panel as a rotating judge.[3]

On October 3, 2023, the cast of Season 5 was officially announced. [4]

On January 16, 2024, Niohuru X was crowned as The World's Next Drag Supermonster, while Blackberri, Orkgotik, and Throb Zombie placed as runners-up.

Contestants[]

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(Stage names, ages and locations stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Age Location Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10
Runway Runway Lip Sync Runway Rock
Groups
Acting Runway Runway Last
Supper
Grand
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Niohuru X NiohuruXTBBD5Promo TBA Tianjin,
China
WIN HIGH HIGH HIGH BTM2 HIGH WIN BTM4 RUN WINNER
2nd-4th
(Runners-
Up)
Blackberri BlackberriTBBD5Promo 33 Houston,
TX
HIGH SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE WIN HIGH BTM4 RUN RUNNER
UP
Orkgotik OrkgotikTBBD5Promo TBA Buenos Aires,
Argentina
HIGH HIGH BTM3 HIGH WIN
Team
Captain
LOW BTM2 WIN RUN RUNNER
UP
Throb Zombie ThrobZombieTBBD5Promo 34 Boston,
MA
SAFE WIN HIGH SAFE HIGH
TEAM
HIGH HIGH
Fright
Feat
Winner
BTM4 RUN RUNNER
UP
5th Fantasia Royale Gaga FantasiaRoyaleGagaTBBD5Promo 35 Miami,
FL
SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE
Team
Captain
BTM2 LOW EXT GUEST
6th Cynthia Doll CynthiaDollTBBD5Promo 30 Kansas City,
MO
SAFE BTM2
Cursed
SAFE SAFE HIGH
TEAM
SAFE EXT GUEST
7th
(Orig. 11th)
Jay Kay JayKayTBBD5Promo TBA Brooklyn,
NY
EXT RTRN
+
SAFE
Fright
Feat
Winner
WIN BTM2 HIGH
TEAM
EXT GUEST
8th Anna Phylactic AnnaPhylacticTBBD5Promo TBA Manchester,
England
SAFE LOW BTM3 SAFE EXT GUEST
9th Jarvis Hammer JarvisHammerTBBD5Promo TBA Atlanta,
GA
SAFE SAFE SAFE
Fright
Feat
Winner
EXT GUEST
10th Satanna SatannaTBBD5Promo TBA Los Angeles,
CA
BTM2 SAFE EXT GUEST
11th Onyx Ondyx OnyxOndyxTBBD5Promo TBA Philadelphia,
PA
LOW EXT GUEST
The contestant won The Boulet Brothers' Dragula Season 5
The contestant was a runner-up.
The contestant won the main challenge.
The contestant was one of the best but did not win the main challenge.
The contestant was part of the winning team but did not win the main challenge.
The contestant was safe, but received critiques because the judges wanted to provide direct feedback.
The contestant won the Fright Feat and was granted the ability to either save themselves or another contestant from extermination, or put another competitor up for extermination.
The contestant received mostly negative critiques, however they were safe from extermination.
The contestant was up for extermination but remained in the competition.
The contestant was exterminated from the competition.

Episodes[]

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
39 1 Terror In The Woods October 31, 2023
40 2 Children of The Can November 7, 2023
41 3 Ghosts of the Gatehouse November 14, 2023
42 4 Gods of Death (Part 1) November 21, 2023
43 5 Gods of Death (Part 2) November 28, 2023
44 6 It Came From Beyond December 5, 2023
45 7 Ultraviolet Umbras December 12, 2023
46 8 Hymungous Horrors December 19, 2023
47 9 The Last Supper January 9, 2024
48 10 The Grand Finale January 15, 2024

Episode 1: "Terror In The Woods"[]

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Episode 1 Judges

Airdate: October 31, 2023
Synopsis: The Boulet Brothers welcome an all new cast.

  • Guest Judges: Mike Flanagan and Felissa Rose
  • Fright Feat: Find your way through the haunted woods to Base Camp
  • Fright Feat Penalty: Extermination
  • Fright Feat Winners: Anna Phylactic, Blackberri, Cynthia Doll, Fantasia Royale Gaga, Jarvis Hammer, Jay Kay, Niohuru X, Onyx Ondyx, Orkgotik, Satanna, and Throb Zombie
  • Fright Feat Prize: A boxset of Black Moon Cosmetics
  • Floorshow: Create a look inspired by the theme "Terror in the Woods" and showcase it on stage with Charisma, Stage Presence, and Performance Skills
  • Challenge Winner: Niohuru X
  • Bottom Two: Jay Kay and Satanna
  • Extermination Challenge: Hike the Bridge to Nowhere then bungee jump off
  • Exterminated: Jay Kay

Entrance Order

1 Niohuru X
2 Onyx Ondyx
3 Throb Zombie
4 Anna Phylactic
5 Jay Kay
6 Cynthia Doll
7 Blackberri
8 Jarvis Hammer
9 Satanna
10 Fantasia Royale Gaga
11 Orkgotik

Episode 2: "Children of The Can"[]

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Episode 2 Judges

Airdate: November 7, 2023
Synopsis: Cast faces a challenge and unexpected surprise.

  • Guest Judges: Matthew Lillard
  • Returned: Jay Kay
  • Fright Feat: Chug and consume a garbage smoothie
  • Fright Feat Winner: Jay Kay
  • Fright Feat Prize: Curse another contestant with the curse of "The Curse of the Teletubby Toilet Bowl," forcing a contestant to do their makeup in a porta-potty
  • Floorshow: Create and showcase a look inspired by the Trashcan Children and perform an act of filth during the floorshow
  • Challenge Winner: Throb Zombie
  • Bottom Two: Cynthia Doll and Onyx Ondyx
  • Extermination Challenge: Move worms and maggots from a bucket to a measuring device using only their mouths
  • Exterminated: Onyx Ondyx

Children of the Can Characters

Contestant Character
Anna Phylactic Anna Banana[5]
Blackberri Bussin' Bertha[6]
Cynthia Doll Molly Methyd[7]
Fantasia Royale Gaga Nip Tuck Fanny[8]
Jarvis Hammer Jizzin' Jarvis[9]
Jay Kay Cummie Carl[10]
Niohuru X TBA
Onyx Ondyx Derby Debby[11]
Orkgotik Hemorrhoid Gotik[12]
Satanna Skin-Starved Satanna[13]
Throb Zombie Sid Scoops[14]

Episode 3: "Ghosts of the Gatehouse"[]

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Episode 3 Judges

Airdate: November 14, 2023
Synopsis: The cast begins to draw battle lines with one another.

  • Special Guest: Koco Caine
  • Guest Judges: Tananarive Due
  • Fright Feat: Each contestant selects a random key, one of which acts as the Key of Life. The key can be used to save themselves, save a fellow contestant, or put another contestant up for extermination; Jarvis chose Orkgotik.
  • Fright Feat Winner: Jarvis Hammer
  • Fright Feat Prize: The Key of Life
  • Floorshow: Create a look based on the theme of The Haunted Hotel and perform a lip sync to At The Devil's Ball from 1913
  • Challenge Winner: Jay Kay
  • Bottom Three: Anna Phylactic, Orkgotik, and Satanna
  • Extermination Challenge: Be tied to a bed and covered in cheese, then covered in rats
  • Exterminated: Satanna

Episode 4: "Gods of Death (Part 1)"[]

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Episode 4 Judges

Airdate: November 21, 2023
Synopsis: The cast must fight independently for their spot.

  • Floorshow: Showcase a Monsters of Rock solo look featuring big hair, big spikes, and big makeup.
  • Challenge Winner: Fantasia Royale Gaga
  • Bottom Two: Jarvis Hammer and Jay Kay
  • Extermination Challenge: Perform a Rock-&-Roll Drag Show on the spot
  • Exterminated: Jarvis Hammer

Episode 5: "Gods of Death (Part 2)"[]

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Episode 5 Judges

Airdate: November 28, 2023
Synopsis: The cast is split up into teams for a group challenge.

  • Guest Judges: Dahli and Jazmin Bean
  • Floorshow: Perform in the Monsters of Rock Battle of the Bands in a remix to The Boulet Brothers' Gods of Death
  • Challenge Winner: Orkgotik
  • Bottom Two: Anna Phylactic and Niohuru X
  • Extermination Challenge: Get a raunchy, American-inspired tattoo
  • Exterminated: Anna Phylactic

Monsters of Rock Bands:

Hell's 4 Play Chaotik
Fantasia Royale Gaga
Lead Singer
Orkgotik
Lead Singer
Anna Phylactic Cynthia Doll
Niohuru X Jay Kay
Blackberri Throb Zombie

Episode 6: "It Came From Beyond"[]

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Episode 6 Judges

Airdate: December 4, 2023
Synopsis: The cast is split up into teams for a group challenge.

  • Guest Judges: David Dastmalchian and Lauren LaVera
  • Floorshow: Transform into an intergalactic sex-worker from Pleasure Planet X and perform an original script to sell the character
  • Challenge Winner: Blackberri
  • Bottom Two: Fantasia Royale Gaga and Jay Kay
  • Extermination Challenge: Get hooked up to a birthing simulator and outlast the other contestant
  • Exterminated: Jay Kay

Episode 7: "Ultraviolet Umbras"[]

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Episode 7 Judges

Airdate: December 12, 2023
Synopsis: The cast creates looks using spectrums of light as a base.

  • Special Guest: Koco Caine
  • Guest Judges: Darren Stein and Victoria Black
  • Fright Feat: Do a full face of makeup using a 99 cent store Halloween makeup kit in 10 minutes
  • Fright Feat Winner: Throb Zombie
  • Fright Feat Prize: Immunity from extermination
  • Floorshow: Create a neon 1980s-inspired haunted house look that also showcases a different blacklight reflective look
  • Challenge Winner: Niohuru X
  • Bottom Two: Cynthia Doll and Orkgotik
  • Extermination Challenge: Make it through a haunted house maze with electric fences as walls
  • Exterminated: Cynthia Doll

Who Should Go Home Tonight?

Contestant Who Should Go Home Tonight?
Blackberri Niohuru X
Cynthia Doll Throb Zombie
Fantasia Royale Gaga Orkgotik
Niohuru X Cynthia Doll
Orkgotik Blackberri
Throb Zombie Fantasia Royale Gaga

Episode 8: "Humungous Horrors"[]

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Episode 8 Judges

Airdate: December 19, 2023
Synopsis: The entire remaining cast feels uneasy.

  • Guest Judges: Kevin Smith and Harley Quinn Smith
  • Floorshow: Transform into a horrifying kaiju
  • Challenge Winner: Orkgotik
  • Bottom Four: Blackberri, Fantasia Royale Gaga, Niohuru X, and Throb Zombie
  • Extermination Challenge: In pairs of two, fight head-to-head to knock each other down using pugil sticks.
  • Exterminated: Fantasia Royale Gaga

Top Four of Season 5

Contestants Challenge Wins Up for Extermination
TeamBlackberriTBBD5 1
(Ep. 6)
1
(Ep. 8)
TeamNiohuruXTBBD5 2
(Eps. 1, 7)
2
(Eps. 5, 8)
TeamOrkgotikTBBD5 2
(Eps. 5, 8)
2
(Eps. 3, 7)
TeamThrobZombieTBBD5 1
(Ep. 2)
1
(Ep. 8)

Episode 9: "The Last Supper"[]

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The cast reunited for The Last Supper

Airdate: January 9, 2024
Synopsis: The entire cast reunites to revisit the season.

  • Discussions: Revisiting audition tapes, advice the cast would give to themselves before filming, how the cast feels about The Boulet Brothers directing the show, Onyx's drag identity and trans identity, Satanna's fiery personality in her audition versus her personality on-screen, Jarvis and Throb being Drag Kings on a televised drag show and Jarvis' anxiety, Anna's quiet nature and conflict with Blackberri, Jay Kay being the drama, Cynthia's sobriety, Niohuru and Orkgotik's relationship on versus off camera, the top 4 explaining what winning the crown would mean to them
  • Anonymous Questions: Anna's least favorite cast member, whether or not Throb had fun during filming, who is most likely to stab you in the back,
  • Fan Questions: Whether Fantasia feels that Blackberri should be in the Top 4, if Jay Kay feels Orkgotik should be in the Top 4 for "always using the same look," why Nio wore shoes and a tail she could not walk in, how Jarvis feels about lip syncing in Dragula, how much the cast drinks the vodka in the cauldron
  • Finalists: Blackberri, Niohuru X, Orkgotik, Throb Zombie

Episode 10: "The Grand Finale"[]

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Episode 10 Judges

Airdate: January 15, 2024
Synopsis: The Boulet Brothers crown the world's next Drag Supermonster.

  • Floor Show: Interpret and design three outfits and floor show performances with the three tenets of Dragula: Glamour, Filth and Horror. During the Glamour floorshow, there will be a lip sync performance to Destroy Everything You Touch by Ladytron
  • Winner of Season 5: Niohuru X
  • Runners-Up: Blackberri, Orkgotik, Throb Zombie

Gallery[]

Gallery pic
Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' looks from each episode.
Elim Gallery pic
Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' planned looks for each episode.
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Check out the video gallery to see challenge performances, runways, lip syncs, and more!


Extermination Challenges[]

Endings[]

Trivia[]

  • This is the first season of The Boulet Brothers' Dragula...
    • To feature a contestant currently living in the United Kingdom, Anna Phylactic
    • To feature a contestant currently living in Argentina, OrkGotik
    • To feature a contestant who previously lived in China, Niohuru X.
    • To feature two drag kings, Jarvis Hammer and Throb Zombie
    • To feature a regular judge other than the Boulet Brothers, with Landon Cider.
    • To crown the winner who came from outside the United States.

References[]

  1. ‘Dragula’ Renewed For Season 5 By Shudder | Deadline.com — December 7, 2020
  2. post by bouletbrothersdragula | Instagram — December 15, 2022
  3. The Boulet Brothers Announce Fifth and 'Best-Looking' Season of 'The Boulet Brothers' Dragula' (Exclusive) | People — September 19, 2023
  4. article by Entertainment Weekly | EW — October 3, 2023
  5. Post by annaphylactic1 | Instagram — November 8, 2023
  6. Post by theblackberri | Instagram — November 8, 2023
  7. Post by cynthiadoll | Instagram — November 8, 2023
  8. Post by fantasiaroyalegaga | Instagram — November 8, 2023
  9. Post by jarvis.hammer | Instagram — November 8, 2023
  10. Post by jaykay.bk | Instagram — November 8, 2023
  11. Post by onyxondyx | Instagram — November 8, 2023
  12. Post by orkgotik | Instagram — November 10, 2023
  13. Post by hailsatanna | Instagram — November 8, 2023
  14. Post by throbzombie | Instagram — November 8, 2023

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