On Saturday September 15th 2018, three of the cast members from John Carpenter’s seminal 1978 film Halloween delighted the crowd at Connecticut’s annual CT HorrorFest convention with stories about working on the popular slasher film. The three were busy most of the day signing tons of Halloween memorabilia for the thousands of fans who flocked to the Danbury Ice Arena in hopes of meeting stars from their favorite films/television shows.
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Just in time for Halloween, the Knoxville Horror Fest will be rolling out it’s tenth annual weekend of fears on October 18th through October 21st. Screening alongside legendary films like Fulci’s Zombie (a new 4K restoration) and Lustig’s Maniac (also a new 4K restoration) are up-and-coming films like Anna and the Apocalypse and The Ranger which have both been tearing up the festival circuit since last year.
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I haven’t played Trivial Pursuit in years but it looks like I’ll be taking another crack at it soon enough as the folks at USAopoly have released a “Horror Movie Edition” which I managed to snag today. While not like the classic version of the game that I grew up with (there’s no game board or dozens of multi-colored pie pieces to either lose or step on like legos), the game still calls upon that part of your brain that stores (mostly) useless knowledge; this time in the form of horror films. read more read more
We’re just six weeks away from the release of Blumhouse’s new Halloween. Directed by David Gordon Green and written by him, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride, Halloween is a direct sequel to the original 1978 John Carpenter classic. Disregarding all sequels, this latest Halloween takes place 40 years since the events of the 1978 film and finds a “Sarah Connor”-ish Laurie Strode preparing for an end-of-the-world-style showdown with her former attacker, and best-friend slayer, Michael Myers. read more read more
Suspiria, Suspiria, Suspiria…should we say it again? Why not, it seems to be all that everyone is talking about lately! Last week we brought you the newest trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s much-anticipated remake of Dario Argento’s classic (click here for that) and this week brings the latest bloody artwork.
From the official synopsis:
“A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.” read more read more
After months of speculation about what to expect from Luca Guadagnino’s take on Dario Argento’s most celebrated film, Suspiria, we finally have a full trailer to whet our appetites while we await the film’s release this fall. What we see in the two and a half minute trailer of the two and a half hour film is equal parts tension and suspense with just a tiny bit of the gore that shocked the crowd at CinemaCon this past April when they were showed a full scene (read more about that here). read more read more
The folks over at Fangoria are doing their best to round up as many people as they can to take place in a “digital viewing party” of the newest installment of the Puppet Master series, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. The film will be available to rent from most major on-demand outlets and the “party” will take place promptly at 7:30pm PST/ 9:30pm CST/ 10:30PM EST on Friday August 17th.
Beginning in 1989, the Puppet Master franchise has insanely spawned nearly a dozen sequels, prequels and even a non-cannon crossover film in 2004’s Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys starring Corey Feldman. Well, here we are in 2018 and we have a new addition to the franchise in Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.
Co-directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund (Wither, Animalistic) from a script by S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99), the newest entry to the Puppet Master franchise stars Thomas Lennon (Reno 911), Michael Paré (Eddie and the Cruisers), Udo Kier (Blade), Charlyne Yi (This is 40), the goddess Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator) and many more! read more read more
The trailer for the film Overlord dropped today and man, it looks gruesome. Directed by Julius Avery on a script from Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games) and Mark L. Phillips (The Revenant, Vacancy), Overlord tells the story of a group of American soldiers who get dropped behind enemy lines during D-Day and discover that the Nazis are working on some messed up experiments to fight their enemies with (ie. zombies).
With a cast that includes Jovan Adepo (Mother!), Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some), Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), and Bokeem Woodbine (The Rock), Overlord looks sure to please horror fans not only with gore and scares but also with solid performances. When asked for a comment about the film, J.J. Abrams (producing under his company Bad Robot) plainly stated that “it’s bat-shit crazy”. read more read more
The new trailer for Stephen King and J.J. Abram’s Hulu series Castle Rock hit the internets yesterday and wow…so creepy. Creepiness aside, the trailer manages to pull off something that you don’t often get with trailers these days: it gives you nothing. You get some sick imagery, a little bit about an unknown boy being discovered at Shawshank prison, you see that the boy is played by Bill Skarsgård (who may be scarier without the Pennywise make-up) and you get that something big is coming but we don’t know what – and that’s awesome! Too many trailers these days show you their whole hand and leave nothing to the imagination and there’s nothing worse than knowing how something will play out, or seeing all the best scenes before even seeing the film. read more read more