Happy Halloween 2014

Darkness falls across the land –
The midnight hour is close at hand –
Creatures crawl in search of blood –
To terrorize your neighborhood –
And whosoever shall be found –
Without the soul for getting down –
Must stand and face the hounds of hell –
And rot inside a corpse’s shell –
The foulest stench is in the air –
The funk of forty thousand years –
And grisly ghouls from every tomb –
Are closing in to seal your doom –
And though you fight to stay alive –
Your body starts to shiver –
For no mere mortal can resist –
The evil of the thriller.

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Rob Zombie Heads To AFM For ’31’ Funding

Deadline is reporting that after getting his next horror film off the ground with a crowdfunding effort, Rob Zombie will take to AFM to get the money to make 31.

The film is described as:

Five random people are kidnapped five days before Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World – a man-made hell of a structure where survival is the key. The “contestants” have 12 hours to survive their clown-masked captors.

Horror Anthology ‘Tales of Halloween’ In Pre-Production

Epic Pictures Group announced today that it will collaborate with top directors to finance and produce a brand new horror anthology, named Tales of Halloween.

Eleven directors, renowned for their influential contribution to the horror movie genre, have joined forces with Epic Pictures under the name The October Society to create a series of interconnected stories, each with a unique Halloween theme. The directors include Joe Begos (Almost Human), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace). Directors Kasch and Skipp are to co-direct one of the short films together.

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Roddy Piper Joins ‘The Chair’

THE CHAIR is proud to announce that wrestling legend Roddy Piper (They Live) has signed on for the part of Murphy, replacing Eric Roberts (scheduling conflicts) while Lew Temple (The Walking Dead) is in talks to play main character Richard Sullivan (formerly cast as Brian Thompson). 

Up and comers Brent Anthony, Michael Berthold, and Christian Hutcherson have also joined the iconic cast which includes Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Noah Hathaway (NeverEnding Story), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds), Susan Eisenberg (Justice League Unlimited), Kin Shriner (General Hospital), Ezra Buzzington (The Prestige), and Travis Love (The Walking Dead) – just to name a few.   Indie horror favorite, Chad Ferrin (Someone’s Knocking at the Door, Chop), is set to direct the feature. 

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Obscure Horror Cinema: Once Upon a Midnight Scary

Back when TV networks actually put some thought into their programming, audiences could expect special themed shows and original events around Halloween. One of the best was Once Upon a Midnight Scary, an hour-long television special for CBS, broadcast in 1979. The show was an anthology of short tales, adapting three horror stories: Richard Peck’s “The Ghost Belonged to Me,” Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and John Bellair’s “The House With a Clock in Its Walls.” Though the intended audience for the show was children, the adaptations had their intense moments, especially “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” with its concept of a doomsday clock hidden in a home that has to be found before it runs out of time, dooming all life on the planet. The version of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is also quite good with a fearsome dramatization of Ichabod Crane’s fateful meeting with the Headless Horseman. Best of all, the show is hosted by horror icon Vincent Price, playing a vampire who is quite flattered to have been given the task of introducing the tales. What better way to spend Halloween than with the Prince of horror himself?

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Ten Things You Might Not Know About … Halloween III: Season of the Witch!

10. The voice of the operator that Challis keeps getting when he tries to call out of Santa Mira is Jamie Lee Curtis.

9. The small town of Santa Mira was also the setting for Invasion of the Body Snatchers

8. Using the original molds, the skull, witch, and jack-o’-lantern masks seen in the film were mass-produced by Don Post Studios and sold in retail stores to promote the film’s    release.

7. The fluid coming out of the robots’ mouths is orange juice.

6. It took over forty takes to get the shot when Tom Atkins throws the skull mask on the security camera.

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New Content Released For ‘F.E.A.R. Online’

Just in time for Halloween, F.E.A.R. Online has released new horror-themed features for brave souls looking for a terrifying game experience! Publisher Aeria Games announced today an all-new Blood Lust game mode and creepy new characters – in addition to scary skins – for the free-to-play first-person shooter. 

 

Loyal fans of the celebrated horror series are now able to experience the new “Blood Lust” mode, which allows players the possibility to utilize enhanced weaponry and transform into monsters with special abilities. Players can also wield exclusive Halloween-themed items against new bosses and haunting enemies for even more carnage. In addition, new zombie nurse characters will be added to the game in time for the holiday.

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Michael Myers Statue Coming in April

This is the definitive Michael Myers statue, presenting The Shape as he appeared in the iconic 1978 horror movie Halloween. Constructed from heavyweight polystone and then hand painted to the finest detail, this amazingly detailed 1:4 scale statue captures the psychotic killer in classic pose with bloodied knife in hand, attacking his latest victim. The Halloween Michael Myers 1:4 Scale Statue stands a terrifying 21 3/4-inches tall. It’s a limited edition of just 750 pieces worldwide.

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Hulk #8 preview

Marvel Comics has provided us a preview of the new Hulk comic.

AN “OMEGA HULK” SHOCKER!!!

It’s RED SHE HULK’S turn to be needled by DOC GREEN. Doc Green visits and old friend. Wait — he has friends!? Plus, you didn’t think we forgot about WHO SHOT BANNER?

32 pages
$3.99
November 5

Written by Gerry Duggan
Art by Mark Bagley and Andrew Hennessy
Covers by Mark Bagley and Tom Fowler

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner #4 preview

Marvel Comics has provided us a preview of the new The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner comic.

CONTINUING STEPHEN KING’S DARK FANTASY EPIC–ON THE MEAN STREETS OF NYC!

Eddie Dean, the young man who can open doors to other worlds, just lost his mother. Without her protection, what will happen to him and his troubled brother Henry? Why does Eddie confront the criminal known as Balazar, and what is the offer that he can’t refuse?

32 pages
$3.99
November 5

Written by Peter David and Robin Furth
Art by Piotr Kowalski
Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

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