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Halloween Doritos Debut in Japan!

As reported by B. Allan Orange of Movie Web, Frito Lay has just released a Halloween-themed Doritos flavor for the season in Japan.

The Doritos are jet black and covered with garlic seasoning.  You can even catch an illustration of Count Vlad Dracula lamenting the fact that he can’t eat them, but he sure wishes he could on the back of the bag.

This horror-themed snack follows the summer release of GhostBuster-themed burgers at Japanese fast food chain J.S. Burgers Cafe.  The burger featured “…a black olive and anchovy paste beef patty topped with tomatoes and purple cabbage sandwiched between a black bun.”  The chain also released a “dessert burger” called “the Marshmallow Mad Burger” which consisted of  “a ghostly white bun and is filled with marshmallows, Oreos and raisins and topped with a “blood” garnish.” read more

Tales of Halloween – Review

Tales of Halloween – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 9 out of 10

Synopsis: Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and ax murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

Our Thoughts: Tales of Halloween offers a variety of gory, comedic stories in an inventive anthology collection that is sure to become a Halloween tradition for many.

Much like 2007’s Trick ‘r Treat, the stories are interlocking and center around one town on Halloween night. However, it doesn’t feel quite as solidly connected as Michael Dougherty’s film was. In Tales, Characters from other stories briefly cross paths with each other, rather than having meaningful interactions. Despite the similar idea and format, the comparisons end there. Both are unique and entertaining in their own ways. Fans of either film are likely to enjoy the other. read more

Holidays – Review

Holidays – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 7 out of 10

Synopsis: HOLIDAYS is an anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time. The film challenges our folklore, traditions and assumptions, making HOLIDAYS a celebration of the horror on those same special days’ year after year. A collaboration of some of Hollywood’s most distinct voices, the directors include Kevin Smith (Tusk), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate), and Anthony Scott Burns (Darknet). read more

PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN Announces Longest Paranormal Investigation Ever With Halloween Special

The crew of Paranormal Lockdown are going to be conducting the longest paranormal investigation ever this Halloween, in a history making two-hour TV event. You can view the full press release below.

DESTINATION AMERICA’S “PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN HALLOWEEN SPECIAL” (WT) INVESTIGATES THE SITE OF HISTORY’S MOST VIOLENT POLTERGEIST HAUNTING

– Two-Hour Television Event Premieres Friday, October 28 at 9/8c, Headlining GHOSTOBER, a Month of Non-Stop Supernatural Programming –

(San Diego, Calif.) – This October it’s Halloween all month long on Destination America with a celebration of all things that go bump in the night. October – make that GHOSTOBER! – keeps the thrills and chills coming with week after week of premieres so spooky viewers will never want to leave the safety of their sofa. TV’s #1 home for paranormal programming delivers tricks and treats every night of the week during GHOSTOBER, culminating in a supernatural television event sure to scare socks off. From the network that delivered the first-ever live televised exorcism last fall, comes the two-hour PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (wt), premiering Friday, October 28 at 9/8c only on Destination America. read more

SALEM Season 3 Trailer

“History will say the Devil was born in Salem.” A trailer for the third season of Salem was released today. It is set to premiere Halloween week this October.

WGN America said,  “The third season of Salem dawns with the triumph of the witches’ plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital. But the devil is a liar, and instead of a New World free from murderous Puritan hypocrisy, his own plan will bring nothing but death and slavery with the ultimate aim of leading humanity to destroy itself.” read more

SAW 8 To Hit Theaters Halloween 2017

News hit the web today that Saw 8 is hitting theaters October 27th, 2017. The series is well known for it’s Halloween release dates. The sequel is tentatively titled Saw: Legacy. Michael Spierig and Kevin Spierig, who previously directed Daybreakers, are direct the film. Shooting begins this October in Toronto.

Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger are penning the screenplay for the sequel, which series co-creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell will be producing. Stolberg and Goldfinger are known for writing Sorority Row and Piranha 3D.  No other information has been released about the film as of yet. read more

John Carpenter & Jason Blum Partner for New HALLOWEEN

John Carpenter will executive produce a new Halloween film with Jason Blum and Blumhouse.  Malek Akkad (2007’s Halloween), with his Trancas banner, will also produce.   Blumhouse and Miramax are co-financing. 

Carpenter said “Thirty-eight years after the original Halloween, I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.”

Blum added, “Halloween is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies. The great Malek Akkad and John Carpenter have ???a special place in the hearts of all genre fans, and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together.” read more

Horror Hunting! Edition #25

      Welcome to another chilly, snow-covered edition of Horror Hunting!.  As this winter continues to punish the Northeast for some unknown, undeserved reason, I think it’s appropriate to warm our thoughts with the splendor and magnificence of our favorite horror holiday of the year, Halloween!  We’ll also take a look back at a simpler time, when terror came from above as well as from within.  Remember when we were scared/hoping for a violent alien invasion of Earth?  Hopefully the much-rumored Independence Day sequel can install a little more of that soon, but in the meantime check out the collectable goodies lined up for you….. read more

Horror Hunting! Edition #17

Welcome to the first post-Halloween edition of Horror Hunting!, as we barrel into November.  Just because this special day for kids and horror freaks has passed, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay in the Halloween spirit!  To prove it, one of the items highlighted in this installment will ensure that it’s October 31st all year round in your dwelling.  The second collectable came to me as the family and I enjoyed a post-trick-or-treating viewing of the underrated ’80s flick The Monster Squad.  And away we go…… read more

Horror Hunting! Edition #13

Welcome to the latest edition of Horror Hunting!  October means two BIG things to horror fiends…..Halloween and (since 2010) zombies.  In case you haven’t heard (i.e. you don’t own a television, smart phone, computer with internet access or eyes/ears), the horror TV/comic juggernaut The Walking Dead returns to AMC this Sunday 10/14 for the beginning of its glorious fifth season of undead happenings and hijinks.  As a big fan, I am (predictably) adding a steaming pile of zombie spice to this installment of HH! with two tasty items that even the most hardcore Romero vs. Kirkman know-it-all would be psyched to own.  Whether you call them walkers, biters, lurkers, ghouls, stinkers or “things”, the undead occupy a large swath of real estate in the horror realm.  Check out these cool items while you can, because just like life (and un-death), time is indeed limited.  And of course, brace yourself…..the collectables these collectables kill get up and kill! read more