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‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel Coming to Disney Plus

With a film like Hocus Pocus, if the Sanderson Sisters had to wait 300 years to come back to life then it’s a good possibility they could wait over 26 to return to the screen. That’s right, Collider has confirmed Jen D’Angelo has been hired to write the script as the film enters its early stages for Disney’s new platform, Disney+.

Currently no stars are attched to the film, however sources are saying D’Angelo, who has served as a writer-producer on Fox’s LA to Vegas and CBS’ Happy Together, is tasked with bringing back Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and (Mary Kathy Najimy) to wreak havoc on the town of Salem, MA. read more

Attend a Halloween Party at Stu’s House from ‘Scream’!

Wow! If you’re on the West Coast and have nothing to do on Halloween night, or if you love Scream enough to cancel your already-made plans, you can attend a costume party at the house that was used for the party at Stu’s house at the end of Wes Craven’s 1996 blockbuster film.

Titled “Screamoween”, the organizers, Nate Ragon and Anthony Masi, apparently first did an event at the privately owned home last year titled “Scream Comes Home”. The event last year went off so well that the duo received tons of requests to do it all over again which led to them working out a deal with the homeowners to do a 2019 event at the Tomales, CA home. read more

CT HorrorFest 2019’s ‘Halloween’ Panel with Danielle Harris and Don Shanks

Horror goddess Danielle Harris and Michael Myers himself in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Don Shanks joined CT HorrorFest organizer Christine Caprilozzi on stage for a panel September 14th at the horror convention.

The duo talked about working with Donald Pleasence, being a part of a massive horror franchise, the Halloween reboot and more. Danielle Harris opens up about the Blumhouse Halloween franchise while Don Shanks spills the beans on a kill that was left out of Halloween 5 which saw Michael slice and dice an entire SWAT team. read more

Thousands Invade 6th Annual CT HorrorFest!

This past Saturday, a giant horde of blood-thirsty horror fans descended upon the Naugatuck Event Center, in the normally quiet town of Naugatuck, Connecticut, to take part in Horror News Network’s sixth annual CT HorrorFest; a Comic-Con type convention geared toward the horror community.

The brainchild of Horror News Network founders Rob and Christine Caprilozzi, CT HorrorFest began as a much smaller convention in Waterbury, CT in 2014 before spending the next four years in Danbury, CT. The opportunity to move the convention to the much larger Naugatuck Event Center for the 2019 show was a “no-brainer” for the duo. read more

‘Halloween Kills’ Set to Start Filming in Wilmington, NC

As if October 31 doesn’t come fast enough, filming is already set to begin on Halloween Kills, the upcoming sequel to 2018’s Halloween, starring franchise legend Jamie Lee Curtis. Cameras will roll on Sept. 12 with the first scenes in Wilmington, NC according to the city’s local news.

The Port City is considered to be “Hollywood East” where many feature films and TV series have been made, such as The Crow, Iron Man 3, Virus (also starring Curtis), Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and One Tree Hill. The suburb area is perfect for a new nightmare in Haddonfield. read more

Mountain Dew’s Mystery Flavor ‘VooDEW’ Hits Store Shelves in Time for Halloween

If limited edition soda is your thing, Mountain Dew’s got you covered this Halloween season! A special mystery flavor version called VooDEW just hit store shelves and it’s not going to be around for long. According to the official website which launched alongside the product, VooDEW is, “a devilishly delicious new mystery flavor to help you get into the spirit of Halloween early.” The site also updates every day with a sign marking how many days curious fans have left to pick up some bottles and cans for themselves (as of the time of this writing, there are 54 days left). read more

Fans Start Petition Demanding Brian Andrews Return as Tommy Doyle in Halloween Franchise

Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, Nick Castle appears in scenes as Michael Myers, Charles Cyphers makes his return as Leigh Brackett, Kyle Richards reappears as Lindsey Wallace and… completely out of left field, Anthony Michael Hall is cast as Tommy Doyle. Hall being cast as the bullied young man from Haddonfield left more than a few fans of the slasher franchise scratching their head. With Richards returning as Wallace, it makes it incredibly awkward that Brian Andrews, the original Tommy Doyle from 1978’s Halloween was not brought back as well. read more

Kyle Richards Returning to ‘Halloween Kills’ Brian Andrews Will Not

For those wondering whatever became of Kyle Richards who played Lindsey Wallace, the little girl from 1978’s Halloween, well she grew up to be stunning and is actually on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the actress will return to the series to reprise her role in Halloween Kills which is set to terrorize theaters on October 16, 2020. The following year Halloween Ends hits the big screen on October 15, 2021.

At least one of the kids under Laurie Strode’s care is set to return to the franchise. The other child in the film, Tommy Doyle was played by Brian Andrews and it seems as if he will not return to the franchise as Anthony Michael Hall is set to take on that role. Paul Rudd played an adult Tommy Doyle in 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. read more

Universal Confirms Two More ‘Halloween’ Films

In a huge announcement for film fans the world over, Universal Studios has confirmed that we will be getting at least two more movies full of Michael Myers. Deadline has reported today that October 16th, 2020 is the official release date for Halloween Kills and October 15th, 2021 will be the date for Halloween Ends.

Jamie Lee Curtis will be back in the role of Laurie Strode while Danny McBride and David Gordon Green will be working on the script. Both films will be directed by Green and produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block. While John Carpenter is listed as an executive producer, there is no work yet on what other roles he will have in the next installments. read more

The Next ‘Halloween’ Installment Inches Closer

No official word yet from the folks over at Blumhouse or Universal, but Collider is reporting today that multiple sources are saying that Halloween 2 is set to begin shooting after Labor Day and looking at an October 2020 release. It should come as no surprise to anyone that a film that grossed upwards of 250 million on a budget of 10 million is getting a sequel; especially with the recent rise in popularity of horror films; particularly “remakes” and “re-imaginings”.

Word is that Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greeg and Andi Matichak are all expected to return in the roles they played in the 2018 blockbuster surrounded by a new cast of victims. Again, no formal announcements have been made but supposedly the new script was penned by David Gordon Green (Halloween 2018) who is also expected to direct again. Once the announcements are made, I’m sure we’ll also see funnyman Danny McBride back to produce alongside Malek Akkad (son of long-time Halloween franchise producer Moustapha Akkad). read more