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40th Anniversary Restored & Remastered Edition of ‘Halloween’ to Arrive in Theaters This September

Fans are on the edge of their seats waiting for the October 19th release of the highly anticipated Halloween sequel starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle… but CineLife Entertainment just announced a new project that’s sure to help make the wait much more tolerable! Starting on September 27th, 2018, fans can watch John Carpenter’s Halloween on the big screen in an all new 40th anniversary restored and remastered edition of the film!

The Hollywood Reporter has attained a press release from CineLife, detailing their partnership with Compass International Pictures, and Trancas International Films to bring the 1978 classic to select theaters worldwide. Even better, the restoration and remastering of the classic film has been, “created under the supervision of original cinematographer Dean Cundey”! Movie buffs know that Cundey has contributed to some of the most visually impressive films of all time in his storied career, including Jurassic Park, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Big Trouble in Little China, and Back to the Future Part II and III. read more

Early Reviews of ‘Halloween’ Emerge From Toronto Film Festival

David Gordon Green’s long-anticipated “stab” at a new entry in the Halloween film series was unveiled this weekend at the Toronto Film Festival and most of the initial reactions and reviews have been positive so far.

John Defore of The Hollywood Reporter found there to be “… more scene-setting than in the usual thriller, with the script fleshing out both this family dynamic and introducing Allyson’s circle of high-school friends. These kids would resemble the usual group of slasher-pic victims-to-be, if not for the fact that they’re actually likeable. Not only are we not eager for them to die, in some cases it’s going to make us sad when it happens.” read more

‘Rob Zombie’s 13 Nights of Halloween’ Returns to HDNet Movies

According to EW, Rob Zombie will once again be returning to HDNet Movies to host Rob Zombie’s 13 Nights of Halloween this Halloween season.

The shock-rocker and horror director will present an appropriate number of fright films, beginning on October 19 and wrapping up on All Hallow’s Eve.

The list this year is eclectic to say the least, with Zombie’s own The Lords of Salem kicking things off, before venturing down a rather diverse path.  Zombie will hopefully channel his inner Zacherley as he introduces the rest of the line-up including: The Blair Witch ProjectBook of Shadows: The Blair Witch 2, Zombie Strippers, The Fourth Kind, Pandorum, Bubba Ho-Tep, The Evil Dead, Natural Born KillersThe Eye, The Last House on the Left (1972), Angel Heart, and Flatliners.  read more

New Trailer for ‘Halloween’ has Arrived

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

Horror News Network’s Fall 2018 Horror Movie Preview

After a mild summer, the fall heats up with a cornucopia of films for horror fans.  The fall schedule brings us highly anticipated remakes and sequels such as Halloween, Suspiria, and The Predator, potential franchise starters such as The Nun, Venom, and Overlord, as well as some scary movies that the whole family can enjoy including The House With the Clock In It’s Walls and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.   So it is time to get ready for some cinematic treats (and inevitable tricks) this Halloween season with your favorite annual guide! read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: September 2018 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of September 2018! read more

Six Flags’ Fright Fest to Become ‘Hell Fest’ this Fall

Raise the flags because the world’s largest regional theme park company, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, and CBS Films announced an exclusive national partnership today to provide theme park guests with a unique experience in support of CBS Films and Lionsgate’s latest horror movie, Hell Fest, coming to theaters on Friday, September 28 this year.

For this year’s Fright Fest, the creators of H F, along with SF and CBS Films, will launch scary attractions based on the movie at three of the theme parks in the US. read more

Trailer for ‘The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror XXIX’ Released

One thing fans have counted on for the last thirty years is a new season of The Simpsons making their Sunday night a little less anxiety inducing before the work week begins.  And for 29 of those years, Simpsons viewers have also looked forward to the annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode, and we are happy to report that this season will again feature the perennial Halloween favorite.

The trailer for The Simpsons “Treehouse Of Horror XXIX” debuted at San Diego Comic Con today and one of the vignettes appears to be based on  1956’s cold war classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.   The air date for the episode has not been announced yet, but expect this year’s “Treehouse” to be released on October 27 or November 3 (post-season baseball usually dictates some of Fox’s schedule in the fall, and they have been known to air the Halloween episode after Halloween in some cases, even as late as November 7). read more

SDCC: Jamie Lee Curtis Talks ‘Halloween’ and Learns She Saved a Life

The San Diego crowd at Comic-Con was treated to an appearance by Jamie Lee Curtis promoting the new Halloween movie. The crowd was thrilled to see her and excited to hear about her feelings on her character, Laurie Strode. “I am not my trauma, the narrative of my life is that I am not a victim,” Curtis says of her character, “I am going to take back the legacy of my life” and that he wrote a movie that said “I am taking back my narrative!”. When asked how she spends her Halloween, she told us that no one comes to her house to trick or treat. She said “I just sit by myself, playing the music, watching the movie, and no one comes….” She also noted that “it is mind blowing” to be at Comic-Con announcing a new movie 40 years later. read more

‘Halloween: Resurrection’ Actress Kidnapped and Held for Ransom in Bizarre and Violent Plot

In one of the more bizarre news items to penetrate the horror community in quite some time, an actress and her friend were kidnapped and held for ransom on May 3rd.  For the next two days, the duo were subjected to several forms of torture while the captors demanded and arranged for payment.  And in a twist that feels right at home in today’s social climate, a picture and moment connected to the aftermath of the kidnapping went viral as social media lurkers blasted the LAPD unnecessarily on various internet channels.  It’s a development worthy of the Hollywood big-screen treatment. read more