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 »
Hot on the heels of Waxwork Records kicking off their new collectible line of Spinatures mini-busts with the classic Universal Monsters known as Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, the next wave of spinning characters comes from the Halloween franchise.
Michael Myers from Halloween II will stalk your vinyl collection, but he might not last long since he’s been shot several times, with two shots even blinding him. Right behind him is the trio of tranced trick-or-treaters from Halloween III: The Season of the Witch, who have succumbed to the Silver Shamrock microchip music. Check out all the Halloween Spinatures below. Read More »
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: Halloween
Where You Can Stream It: Shudder
The Pitch: John Carpenter accidentally invents the American slasher movie by making a low-budget fright-flick where a guy in a William Shatner mask terrorizes teens.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Look at today’s date.
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Michael Myers is back in a blood-soaked Halloween Kills teaser. The sequel was supposed to arrive in theaters in time for this Halloween season, but the coronavirus got in the way. Now, David Gordon Green‘s follow-up will hit theaters next October (hopefully). Until then, we have this intense, entertaining teaser that shows the Shape wrecking havoc all over Haddonfield while Laurie Strode and her daughter and granddaughter try to stop him. Watch the Halloween Kills teaser below.
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Halloween will always be known as the night he came home, and soon you’ll be able to bring home the Sideshow Collectible version of the slasher known as Michael Myers. But hardcore horror fans will tell you that he was credited as The Shape in the original Halloween from 1978, which is where this 1/6 scale figure of the iconic killer comes from.
Check out the Sideshow Collectible Michael Myers figure and all the accessories he comes with below. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch a 16-bit video game version of the teaser trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Plus, learn about the history of slasher movies, from early classics of the black and white era to the deconstruction of the genre with Scream and much more. Finally, watch a Back to the Future rap recap recounting all the finer points of the trilogy. Read More »
We’re celebrating Halloween by giving away a bundle of Blu-ray and 4K horror movies. One lucky winner will score the discs, which include a Hellraiser 4 movie collection Blu-ray, a Stephen King 5 movie collection Blu-ray, the 4K release of Shutter Island, The Haunting on Blu-ray, and more. You could say it’s a spooktacular deal! But you shouldn’t, because you would sound silly.
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There are no new horror movies headed to theaters this Halloween season. Heck, there really aren’t any new movies, horror or otherwise. But if you’re aching for your trick-or-treat fix on the big screen, here’s some good news: Halloween, Halloween 4, and Halloween 5 are all headed back to theaters and drive-ins worldwide through October 31, 2020.
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Even though Rob Zombie‘s remake of John Carpenter’s Halloween arrived with a bit of a thud in 2007, the slasher had at least one redeeming quality that made the movie a suspenseful reimagining of the horror classic. Tyler Bates delivered a haunting score that put a modern spin on the classic theme created by Carpenter himself. The composer brought in experimental instrumentation to make it sound a little more aggressively menacing, and the primary theme sounds as if it’s coming from a slightly out of tune piano or a broken music box.
Now you can bring home Rob Zombie’s Halloween scores, from both the first movie and the sequel, in the form of a pair of new vinyl soundtracks from Waxwork Records. Not only do the vinyl soundtracks feature cues from the scores, but also dialogue from the movies, and classic rock songs from the movie’s soundtrack. Get the details on Rob Zombie’s Halloween vinyl soundtracks and find out where you can get them below. Read More »
The world is admittedly a hellscape right now, but at least the Halloween season is coming up to potentially take our minds off things for a little while. And if Halloween is just around the corner, you know what that means: it’s almost time for Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween, a month-long programming stretch of spooky films leading up to All Hallow’s Eve. This year’s 31 Nights of Halloween lineup has been revealed, and for those of you in the Los Angeles area, you may be able to hop in your cars and participate in a themed drive-through immersive experience that will serve as the proper launch of the event in October. Get the full schedule of movies and details about the drive-through event below.
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