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Who doesn’t love the Ramones? It’s almost blasphemy to not have some sort of admiration or at least respect for the punk rock pioneers, and like the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. While I have been a fan of The Ramones for most of my life, there was a period in my late teens/early adult years in which the Joey and the boys weren’t really releasing all that much. Enter the Maryland punk rock band, The Huntingtons. Started in the mid ’90′s, The Huntingtons took up the Ramones mantle and ran with it, putting out a continual output of albums and even performing as Joey Ramone’s backing band for a couple of shows as well. They wore matching jeans, black shirts and leather jackets. They picked up the “1-2-3-4!” and sped through a double digit amount of songs in record speed, »
- Jerry Smith
Michael Myers has escaped Smith’s Grove Sanitarium and is heading to Orlando. It was announced today that a haunted house based on John Carpenter’s seminal 1978 horror film, Halloween, will open this fall at Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights.
The new haunted house revolves around the chilling life of Michael Myers and opens on September 19th, joining seven other spooky themed attractions that include The Walking Dead and Alien vs. Predator. We have the press release with full details below. To learn more about Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, visit:
Orlando, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2014) – “Everyone is entitled to one good scare…and beginning September 19, Universal Orlando will give guests more than one reason to scream as it brings to life John Carpenter’s classic horror film “Halloween.”
Based on the classic 1978 slasher film, the all-new haunted house follows the story of Michael Myers, »
- Derek Anderson
Everyone is entitled to one good scare...and beginning September 19, Universal Orlando will give guests more than one reason to scream as it brings to life John Carpenter's classic horror film Halloween.
Based on the classic 1978 slasher film, the all-new haunted house follows the story of Michael Myers, a deranged boy from Haddonfield, Il. It is Halloween night and no one is safe as the psychotic killer embarks on a murderous rampage. With his iconic mask to hide his identity, Michael sets out for new blood and will stop at nothing as he stalks his victims. Every scene tells the tale of a different kill and if you're not careful, you could be next.
Halloween is one of the most successful horror franchises of all time and has grossed a collected $366 million worldwide. Since the original Halloween film, nine additional Halloween sequels have been created. This year, the franchise »
Longtime fan Tal Zimerman's new documentary Why Horror? has gotten itself a rather sexy new one-sheet featuring artwork by acclaimed horror artist Gary Pullin. The flick will be haunting Canuck theatres this Halloween via WTFilms.
Why Horror? delves into the psychology of horror around the world. Among the interviewed subjects are names like George Romero and John Carpenter as well as Eli Roth, Alexandre Aja, Alex de la Iglesia, Ben Wheatley, Simon Barrett, Takashi Shimizu, Don Coscarelli, and Nicolas Lopez.
"For us who are fans of horror films and are dedicated to selling them, this is a dream come true," said WTFilms co-founder Gregory Chambet. "It’s fascinating to see that people from any country or gender are horror lovers and that scary movies translate the same everywhere. This is a love letter to genre, and it couldn’t be more fitting for WTFilms."
In the meantime, check out »
- Steve Barton
Reviewed by Chris Wright, Morehorror.com
Directed By: Joe D'Amato (As Peter Newman)
Written By: George Eastman
Starring: George Eastman (Mikos), Annie Belle (Emily), Charles Borromel (Sergeant Engleman), Katya Berger (Katia Bennett), Kasimir (Willy Bennett), Hanja Kochansky (Carol), Ian Danby (Ian Bennett), Ted Rusoff (Dr. Kramer), Edmund Purdom (Father), Cindy Leadbetter (Peggy), Lucia Ramirez (Angela), Michele Soavi (Biker), Martin Sorrentino (Deputy), Goffredo Unger (Machine Shop Owner)
“Absurd” is definitely absurd. This movie is truly grotesque at times. Joe D’Amato’s movies do not shy away from extremely gory moments. This Italian film is listed among the 39 prosecuted films listed on the British “video nasty” list that were banned entirely for graphic content. This film is under various names. In America, Wizard Video released a VHS big box with a new label called “Monster Hunter.” In some countries it was tacked on to the “Zombi” label as “Zombi 6: Monster Hunter. »
Based on the classic 1978 slasher film, the all-new haunted house follows the story of Michael Myers, a deranged boy from Haddonfield, Il. It is Halloween night and no one is safe as the psychotic killer embarks on a murderous rampage.
- Ryan Turek
After many years of waiting The Shape is finally coming home to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights. As if you needed another reason to go! Read on for the first details because come October you will know what death is!
From the Press Release
Everyone is entitled to one good scare…and beginning September 19, Universal Orlando will give guests more than one reason to scream as it brings to life John Carpenter’s classic horror film “Halloween.”
Based on the classic 1978 slasher film, the all-new haunted house follows the story of Michael Myers, a deranged boy from Haddonfield, Il. It is Halloween night and no one is safe as the psychotic killer embarks on a murderous rampage. With his iconic mask to hide his identity, Michael sets out for new blood and will stop at nothing as he stalks his victims. Every scene tells the tale of a different kill and if you’re not careful, »
- Steve Barton
We're back with the third installment of Dread Central's exclusive on-the-set coverage from Atlanta for Spirit World Films' Creature Feature, and this week we tackle "How to Reinvent the Indie Wheel... Or Die Trying."
Spirit World is the brainchild of three talented indie trendsetters: Chase Smith, Lance Paul and Edward Boss. These Southerners are turning the game upside down on what the true meaning of indie global films is.
With films budgeted at less than $20k, their combined multi “hat-wearing” skills are proving that you don’t need a giant budget nor a Hollywood soundstage to create cult classics.
Do clowns scare you? Have you ever looked at a scarecrow and wondered, "What if?" Are zombies or naked witches your thing? Or what about »
- Steve Barton
There may be no other genre of film that juggles trends as often and openly as horror. One decade it’s the slasher; one decade it’s the ghost story; the next it’s found footage. The door does and will continue to revolve. That’s not going to change.
Fortunately for fans of this diabolical branch of celluloid, every now and then those shifts come on the heels of a landscape-altering production or the birth of a franchise destined to change the way we view film. We’ve seen movies evolve so much in the last 80-plus years it’s insane.
It’s almost hard to grasp, but it happens. And it often takes career-defining projects and game-changing films to make the shift a reality. Here are 15 horror franchises that enhanced or completely altered the face of horror as we know it.
Ridley Scott’s greatest achievement, »
- Matt Molgaard
From the butcher knife-wielding haunter of Haddonfield to a 1958 Plymouth Fury with a lethal jealousy streak, filmmaker John Carpenter gave genre fans the goods time and time again from the late 1970′s through the early 1980′s (and beyond). Unit photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker captured the prolific director during this period with insightful photos now collected for release from Titan Books.
Coming out just in time for Halloween on October 24th, Kim Gottlieb-Walker’s coffee table hardcover, On Set with John Carpenter, is now available to pre-order for £19.99. The book will showcase intriguing photos—some of them never-before-seen—of Carpenter with his cast and crew of five films: Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, Christine, and Halloween II. Exclusive commentary by Carpenter and others involved in the making of these movies is also included. To learn more, visit:
- Derek Anderson
“Everybody relax… I’m here.”
Ladies and gentlemen, don’t get too comfortable in your seats with FM 275, because a certain Jack Burton is coming along in 276, and he’s bound to bring trouble. And monsters. Another Jason Edmiston cover for the ages:
Yes, it’s the first official Famous Monsters tribute to John Carpenter‘s 80s classic Big Trouble In Little China! Within, find an interview with Carpenter himself, along with a feature on Eric Powell and Boom! Studios’ Big Trouble comic series, plus a complete retrospective on the context of the film’s release.
John Carpenter: “I read the script, and I loved it. I was like, what is this? It was unlike anything I’d ever seen in an American film. It was written by a friend of mine, W.D. Richter. I went to film school with him. So we talked, and he explained to me »
- Holly Interlandi
This is definitely the news of the week. Horror actor/director William Butler (Leatherface: TCM III, Night Of The Living Dead remake, director of Madhouse) has just announced The Survivors, an upcoming horror ensemble, featuring quite an impressive cast of some of horrors most beloved final girls, all banding together to stop a serial killer. This is a horror lover’s dream, as it’s always been a topic of conversation among fans regarding what it would be like if all of horror’s final girls got together to kick some ass and thansk to Butler and his Transition Entertainment company, that topic is about to see the light of day.
“Butler and writer Patrick J. Doody (Beneath) are currently penning the story for “The Survivors” a horror-action feature-film about a multi-generational group of strong female survivors who decide to get revenge as they ban to together and turn »
- Jerry Smith
Never ones to disappoint, Rock and Shock has just announced the second wave of guests who will be appearing at this year's horror/metal convention. In this round of celebs some new faces are named as well as some Rock and Shock favorites.
Among the newest guests announced are Victoria Price, daughter of the iconic Vincent Price, who will be hosting a special presentation on her father's life. WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper will be making his triumphant return to Worecester. They'll be joined by Dee Wallace, Jake Busey, Tiffany Shepis, Sarah French, and Joe Knetter.
- Scott Hallam
The news comes from Schmoes Know, but there isn't much information on what The Next Chapter will bring, but it will be the 11th film in the franchise that was started by John Carpenter in 1978. The movie is also sure to have Michael Meyers going around killing people with a butcher knife.
The last two Halloween films were done by Rob Zombie, and I didn't really care for them. They didn't even feel like Halloween films. It is suspected, though, that The Next Chapter will continue from the events of the 2009 release, which is a bloody shame. They should make the next film as if those last two movies didn't exist.
There's also no word on when we might expect the film, »
- Joey Paur
Recent reports of Halloween – The Next Chapter turned out to be false. However producers have used the opportunity to go on Facebook and clarify that although a follow up to Rob Zombie’s rebooted franchise is as redundant as a drawer full of rusty knives, the team at Dimension fully intend to revive iconic slasher Michael Myers for an eleventh picture:
We’ve been getting a lot of e-mails/tweets/Facebook messages lately about a project called Halloween: The Next Chapter. It seems that’s the latest buzz surrounding the next Halloween film and again it’s just not true. As we stated before, a new installment of Halloween is indeed in on track and moving forward and we are currently developing a script, to finally bring Michael back to the theaters!
For those who’ve been hiding in a wardrobe over the past thirty years, Myers is the ultimate problem child, »
- Steve Palace
Long after the apparent death of Halloween 3D, it looks like the killer in the William Shatner mask, Michael Myers, will is will return. Bloody Disgusting and First Showing report Dimension Films and producer of the franchise since Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Malek Akkad, are reviving the series with Halloween: The Next Chapter.
Little is known about the project and the title is very vague, leaving us with more questions than answers. Schmoeville points out that Scout Taylor-Compton, the star of Rob Zombie’s Halloween and its sequel, said she was coming back, but that was several months ago and there has been no official word on it since.
Halloween has remained one of horror’s most iconic franchises since John Carpenter’s 1978 classic. Michael Myers was last seen in Rob Zombie’s surreal 2009 film, Halloween II. It is unclear if The Next Chapter is the sequel to that, »
- Max Molinaro
Writer/director John Michael McDonagh follows up his critically acclaimed debut The Guard with another winner, Calvary. The film tells the story of a priest (played by Brendan Gleeson) in a small Irish town who is told by one of his parishioners that he will be murdered in a week. In the process of Gleeson’s character trying to help the town’s inhabitants, any of which could be the killer, McDonagh explores themes of faith and the darkness of humanity, and he looks deeply into what it means to be a good person in this day and age.
Recently, at the film’s La press day, I had the chance to sit down for an exclusive interview with the director and pick his brain about the film. We discussed, among other things, where some of the dialogue came from, reactions from audiences to the ending, Brendan Gleeson’s method acting and more. »
- Ben Kenber
The image above is taken from the upcoming Halloween Complete Collection — specifically from the newly restored “Producer’s Cut” of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers — and it’s just one of the reason’s why horror fans should be ridiculously excited for this release. Until now the only way to see this version of the film which includes 43 minutes of alternate footage and a different ending was via bootleg DVDs and VHS tapes. The difference in picture clarity is astounding and can be glimpsed further down the page. The entire Halloween film series is captured in this box-set including all eight original films, TV edits of the first two films, the alternate cut of the sixth film and both of Rob Zombie’s reboots. Some of the films have seen HD transfers already from Anchor Bay and Scream Factory, but now the two labels are joining forces to give that same treatment to each entry in »
- Rob Hunter
Scream Factory and Anchor Bay’s Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray box set was recently announced to come out on September 23rd. The 15-disc collection includes all of the Halloween movies together for the first time, including the rare producer’s cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. An updated list of special features have been revealed that should please fans of genre favorite Tom Atkins and Sean Clark’s Horror’s Hallowed Grounds.
“Now that the Michael Myers have returned from Comic Con, work resumes on Anchor Bay Entertainment’s and Scream Factory’s Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. While the finishing touches are being made as of this writing, we are still adding new bonus features and supplemental materials to the release. Also, as a small taste of what to expect, please see the comparison photos below from an previously unauthorized VHS release of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers »
- Derek Anderson
Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's release of Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set is finally giving the movie back to fans.
While the finishing touches are being made as of this writing, the powers-that-be are still(!) adding new bonus features and supplemental materials to the release.
Also, as a small taste of what to expect, see the comparison photos below from a previously unauthorized VHS release of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and a screengrab from the all-new high-definition master from the Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Producers’ Cut Blu-ray, available for the first time on September 23rd!
Below you'll also find updated special feature and tech specs. The new additions are noted.
Halloween Box Set Release Details
Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the »
- Steve Barton
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