New Blu-ray Releases Unfriended

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

Yeah, streaming is cool, but have you ever heard of Blu-ray? It’s a magical disc that you insert in a box, and it plays movies! More than that, it also plays special features about those movies! Pretty neat, if you ask me. Here, let me tell you about the latest Blu-ray releases, including a sequel to Unfriended, a sequel to Sicario, a psychedelic nightmare, and a fun horror anthology.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.

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Trick r Treat Halloween Horror Nights

Last year, director Michael Dougherty‘s 2007 Halloween classic Trick ‘r Treat served as the inspiration for one of the scare zones at Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios Orlando. That apparently went over so well that this year the movie is being adapted into all-new mazes, both in the Florida park and across the country at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Read More »

/Answers: Your Favorite Movie to Watch on Halloween

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. With this week’s edition arriving on October 31, today we’re asking “What is your favorite movie to watch on Halloween?” Read More »

Trick R Treat

Trick ’r TreatMichael Dougherty‘s Halloween-themed horror anthology film, sat on shelves for at least two years before finally getting a release, at which point genre fans ate it up. Trick ’r Treat has gone one to become something of a modern cult classic, the type of film horror fans revisit every Halloween season to get their fix. And while fans embrace the film as is, they likely would’ve loved it even more had the film gone with its original concept: hiring a string of horror movie legends to helm each of the film’s segments. Get the Trick r Treat directors news below.

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Trick r Treat 2

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Michael Dougherty wants Trick ‘r Treat 2 to be his next movie
  • Dan Aykroyd wouldn’t say no to a Ghostbusters TV show
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger expects Twins sequel Triplets to shoot next year
  • 47 Meters Down sequel will swim into theaters 2019
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Lego sets reveal new details

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halloween movies

Family friendly movies set on Halloween are a dime a dozen, but it’s surprisingly difficult to find true horror films that take place on the holiday. Perhaps it’s an effort to avoid comparisons with John Carpenter’s eponymous Halloween masterpiece, or an attempt to escape cliché. Whatever the case, the few that do make use of the spooky iconography – jack-o-lanterns, costumes, fall colors – are all the more special.

As Halloween fast approaches, here are 11 mood-setting horror films that take place on and make great use of the holiday.

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header version: tom whalen moana variant

In today’s edition of Cool Stuff, we premiere Tom Whalen’s stunning Moana screenprint variant, a screenprint tribute to The Princess and the Frog from a Pixar artist, a look at some of Fantasy Flight Games’ new figure expansions for Imperial Assault that bring some of our favorite characters from the Star Wars comics and Star Wars Rebels to the tabletop, a new six inch vinyl Sam figure from the Halloween cult classic Trick r’ Treat, a JAWS-inspire bath bomb that will turn your bath tub red, and finally Funko has made POP figures for the characters from the television series Lost, but why are they so disappointing? Hit the jump to dive in!

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Trick 'r Treat decorations

As we continue waiting for a sequel, Trick ‘r Treat 2, writer-director Michael Dougherty and AtmosFX’s co-founder Pete Reichert are hoping some Trick ‘r Treat-themed Halloween decorations will tide folks over. The Krampus director and his old pal from his days at MTV are bringing fans of the anthology horror movie some vignettes involving Sam, the enforcer of Halloween’s rules and traditions.

The digital decorations will show the pumpkin-faced troublemaker confronting a bully without a costume, terrorizing a home handing out healthy snacks, and more. You can place these decorations in front of a window or on your lawn, and the images are, like the film, aimed a little more towards adults. We recently spoke with Dougherty and Reichert about making these Trick ‘r Treat decorations, what to expect from the vignettes, and Dougherty’s immense passion for his creation.

Below, get more information on the Trick ‘r Treat decorations.

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Trick R Treat

Warner Bros. shelved Michael Dougherty‘s (Krampus) Trick ‘r Treat for far too long. As the horror anthology film sat on the shelf, Dougherty believed his dream of releasing a Trick ‘r’ Treat movie every year or two was over. Almost three years ago, however, he announced a Trick ‘r’ Treat sequel. After is directorial debut had found a passionate audience on home video, there was some renewed interest in a sequel, and Dougherty recently told us “Legendary [Pictures] is very committed to making the movie.”

Below, get the latest Trick ‘r Treat sequel update from Michael Dougherty.

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Trick R Treat

It’s been nearly eight years since the release of Trick ’r Treat, and we’re still waiting on Trick ’r Treat 2. Not only that, we’re also getting impatient for Michael Dougherty‘s other upcoming holiday-themed horror project, Krampus. So the filmmaker is giving fans something to chew on while we wait.

The filmmaker is teaming up with Legendary Comics for two graphic novels — one tied to Trick ’r Treat, and the other tied to Krampus. After the jump, get details on the Krampus and Trick r Treat comic books, plus a first look at some promotional art.  Read More »