The Best Horror Screams

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, a professional acting coach takes a look at what makes the best and the worst screams in horror, from Psycho and Scream to Troll 2 and The Blob. Plus, watch a remotely produced montage highlighting The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the original music from the show, and watch The Hollywood Reporter’s comedy actress roundtable with Jameela Jamil, Amy Sedaris, Tiffany Haddish and more. Read More »

halloween watch party

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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Making of Michael Myers Mask

One of the most well-known pieces of movie trivia is that the mask worn by the seemingly invincible slasher Michael Myers in Halloween is a repurposed mask of William Shatner as James T. Kirk from Star Trek. However, what no one has ever really heard is the process by which the sci-fi costume accessory was turned into the iconic horror mask. But that changed last week as Halloween documentary short producer Sean Clark revealed a video where Tommy Lee Wallace shows exactly how he created the Michael Myers mask back in 1978. It’s crazy how insanely simple it is. Read More »

halloween kills

Super producer Jason Blum recently dropped some info on Halloween Kills, the upcoming sequel to 2018’s Halloween. According to Blum, David Gordon Green‘s follow-up is going to be even bigger than the previous movie. How big? Blum didn’t specify, but we can only assume this means Michael Myers will be facing off against the cast of The Fast and the Furious, and also possibly going to space. Or maybe not.  Read More »

Halloween 3: Season of the Witch Action Figures

Michael Myers gets all the glory when it comes to the Halloween franchise, especially when it comes to collectibles. But many horror fans have defended Halloween 3: Season of the Witch as time has gone on, even without the masked slasher at the center of it. Now NECA is letting the horror sequel have its day in the sun with a new three-pack action figure set featuring the trick or treating kids who have their Halloween turned upside down when costume masks enchanted by mystical powers threaten their young lives. Read More »

Frozen Animation Evolution

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, see how animation evolved between the release of Frozen in 2013 and this year’s sequel Frozen 2. Plus, see how a professional dancer and choreographer reviews dance scenes from movies like Save the Last Dance, Chicago, Silver Linings Playbook and others. And finally, listen as Jamie Lee Curtis breaks down her career from Halloween through Knives Out and plenty in between. Read More »

Scariest Scene in Halloween

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror. In this edition: John Carpenter employs Hitchcock-levels of suspense to maximize dread in Halloween.)

“You know, it’s Halloween. I guess everyone’s entitled to one good scare, huh?” Sheriff Brackett asks Laurie Strode mere seconds after startling her on her walk home from school. It’s meant as a playful line of dialogue, but it happens to succinctly sum up how a lot of us feel about the holiday. We’re all searching for that one good scare every Halloween. With John Carpenter’s seminal Halloween, the ambitious director wasn’t content to deliver just one good scare. He delivered many. 

The truth is that this 1978 slasher classic offers up numerous iconic scenes the elicit chills. Anyone of them makes for strong candidates in a column that celebrates the scariest scenes in horror. Yet, it’s the film’s first major death that packs the biggest punch. It’s a scene that wears its Alfred Hitchcock influence on its sleeves and coils the tension tighter until it explodes in violence. 

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halloween kills first look

Jamie Lee Curtis just delivered a Halloween treat by sharing a Halloween Kills first look behind-the-scenes video from the upcoming sequel. It’s a quick, fun glimpse of what awaits us next year when the first of two back-to-back sequels continue, and then conclude, the story of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. Watch the Halloween Kills first look below.

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Michael Myers House

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, meet the man who chose to create and live in a replica of Michael Myers‘ childhood home from the original Halloween. Plus, run through over five dozen horror references you’ll find in the first movie in the Scream franchise, and get some last minute Halloween costume ideas from classic Saturday Night Live Weekend Update segments with Adam Sandler. Read More »

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Hero Complex Gallery NYCC 2019 Artwork

New York Comic-Con 2019 has come to a close, but if you weren’t able to make it to the Big Apple for the pop culture convention, you can still get your hands on some of the outstanding artwork that debuted there. This year’s collection from Hero Complex Gallery included pieces paying tribute to The Lost Boys, Seinfeld, Starship Troopers, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hellraiser, Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Ghostbusters, and more.

Check out the Hero Complex Gallery NYCC 2019 artwork available for sale right now. Read More »