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Happy Halloween 2016

It’s every horror fans favorite day of the year, Halloween! Whether you are taking the kids out trick or treating, staying inside and passing out candy, or just curling up to your favorite horror movie, we hope you have fun!

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 grizzly 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 read more

Michael Myers and Halloween Franchise Comes to Dead by Daylight

Independent game developers, Starbreeze and Behaviour announced their collaboration with Compass International Pictures on bringing a Halloween Chapter to the multiplayer horror game Dead by Daylight.

Set for release on October 25th, the chapter will feature the king of slashers himself, Michael Myers and his hometown, Haddonfield. If that wasn’t enough to get horror fans behind the game, it was also announced that Laurie Strode will be in the game as well.

Dead by Daylight is a multi-player survival horror game where one player takes control of the killer and the other players try to survive. The game was released on June 14, 2016 and has received many rave reviews and currently holds a 7/10 score on the digital gaming distribution platform, Steam. read more

Horror Films Missing from Theater Schedules this October

Historically, horror films have always staked a claim on the month of October.  In a month dominated by Halloween decorations and haunted houses, the opportunity to see a horror film at you local multiplex has always been “par for the course” for horror fans.  If you are planning on continuing this October tradition, you may find your options severly limited this year when compared to Halloweens past.

Ouija: Origin of Evil is the only major studio, wide-release horror film that will debut this October.  This is in stark contrast to the October 2015 release list.  Last October saw the release of no less than five horror-themed films including: Crimson Peak, Goosebumps, The Last Witch Hunter, Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension, and Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.  While the quality of these films varies greatly, the fact is that horror fans had a typically large selection of films to satisfy their Halloween cravings.   read more

Jamie Lee Curtis Meets and Greets Horror Fans in an Unlikely Setting

Many horror fans still talk about the now-legendary appearance of Jamie Lee Curtis at HorrorHound Weekend in 2012. After years of inactivity in the horror community, the original Scream Queen would be signing autographs and granting photo ops to anyone lucky enough to make it to Indiana and also manage to grab a coveted ticket. And better yet, all of the proceeds went to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This was touted as the one and only chance fans would have at getting pictures taken with Jamie, and getting their horror items signed that have gone way too long without being complete with the most precious of signatures. read more

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