The Halloween franchise has brought us plenty of horror over the years, but this year, it brought joy to a terminally ill super fan who was given a bittersweet blessing by director David Gordon Green and slasher icon Jamie Lee Curtis.
Anthony Woodle is a horror super fan and aspiring director who was diagnosed with Stage IV esophageal cancer in 2019. That means he wasn’t going to be able to see Halloween Kills, the next installment of the reinvigorated franchise that was supposed to be released in theaters this year, but ended up being pushed to October 2021. But thanks to the efforts of a close friend, Woodle was not only able to screen Halloween Kills before he passed, but his final moments were made even more special by Curtis herself. Read More »
What if someone took John Carpenter’s iconic horror film Halloween and reworked it into an illustrated storybook? You’d get The Legend of Halloween, a new book from Further Front Publishing written by Halloween 2018 director David Gordon Green and Onur Tukel (who also illustrated). The results are kind of adorable, and while some may take issue with seeing Michael “The Shape” Myers being reduced to a cute illustrated character, it’s no worse than watching him kung-fu fight Busta Rhymes in Halloween: Resurrection.
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Star Wars was the highest grossing film in the United States in 1977, but do you know what movie sits in the #2 spot? It’s the high speed action comedy Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed and a slew of impressive car chases and crashes. Now, 43 years after the movie kicked off a franchise, there’s a Smokey and the Bandit TV series in the works from Universal Content Productions, and it’ll be produced by some heavy-hitting comedic talent. Read More »
Jamie Lee Curtis‘s horror heroine Laurie Strode was front and center in David Gordon Green‘s 2018 version of Halloween, but in Halloween Kills, Curtis’s character will be taking a bit of a back seat and letting another character slide into the spotlight instead. In a recent interview, Green reveals that Curtis is still the “emotional core” of the new movie, but that Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson (played by Andi Matichak) will take more of a leadership role this time around.
Plus, the co-writer/director talks about how the upcoming sequel is about the “outrage” of the small town of Haddonfield in the wake of the violence Michael Myers left behind. Read his quotes below. Read More »
Halloween is still a few months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start celebrating early. This Saturday, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Blumhouse are hosting a Halloween watch party that is set to feature director David Gordon Green, star Jamie Lee Curtis, and other special guests. Those special guests include the O.G. himself, John Carpenter, as well as Judy Greer, Jason Blum, and more. Universal has already staged a Pitch Perfect watch party, and after Halloween, they have plans for Apollo 13 and The Breakfast Club.
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Pinhead is about to be very busy. Not only is there a Hellraiser movie reboot in the works, there’s also now a Hellraiser TV series in the works at HBO. The series will be an “elevated continuation and expansion of the well-established Hellraiser mythology,” and Halloween director David Gordon Green is set to direct the pilot and several episodes.
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Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo have used their power in Hollywood to form their own production studio called AGBO, and several of the brothers’ upcoming projects are reunions with fellow veterans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of their newest is an untitled film which will reunite them with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The movie is set to focus on Christopher Wylie, who was at the center of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal; that company illegally mined unsuspecting Facebook users’ data without permission and used it for political targeting. David Gordon Green, who most recently directed 2018’s Halloween film, is in talks to direct. Learn more about the new movie below. Read More »
Blumhouse is ready to head back to Haddonfield. A sequel to 2018’s Halloween is reported to be ready to shoot this fall, with a 2020 release date in mind. Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak are all expected to reprise their roles as the surviving Strode women, and director David Gordon Green is likely to come back as well.
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The Righteous Gemstones stars Danny McBride, John Goodman and Adam DeVine as a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work. But it’s for the lord, so it’s all good. Watch The Righteous Gemstones trailer below to see how sacrilegious things are going to get. Read More »
Halloween may be over, but Halloween is just getting started. The Blu-ray release of David Gordon Green‘s hit horror sequel/reboot to the classic franchise will arrive just after the start of the new year – with the digital release arriving a few days after Christmas. The home video release comes loaded with all treats, and no tricks. Specifically – a candy bag full of deleted and extended scenes will be included, along with several featurettes. Learn the Halloween Blu-ray release details below, and watch a deleted scene as well.
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