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Sequel Bits: ‘Hocus Pocus’, ‘Halloween’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Tremors’

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Sequel Bits: ‘Hocus Pocus’, ‘Halloween’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Tremors’
In this edition of Sequel Bits: The original witches from Hocus Pocus will apparently be back for the sequel. Halloween Kills has wrapped, so let’s all look at Anthony Michael Hall! Ghostbusters 2020 has also wrapped, but here’s one more casting announcement. Remember Jon Heder? He’s back, appearing in a new Tremors sequel. After years and years of […]

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Song You Need to Know: King Diamond’s ‘Masquerade of Madness’ Is a Crushing Paean to Insanity

It’s been 12 years since everybody’s favorite corpse-painted Danish vampire, King Diamond, last rose from his crypt with new music and nine since a series of heart attacks sidelined him from touring for a few years. Now that he’s gotten some fresh blood and regained his sea legs, he’s back to his old shrieky self and has recorded a new ripper, “Masquerade of Madness,” which will appear on his new LP, The Institute, due next year.

The track has all the hallmarks of Classic King Diamond: plodding riffs (you know,
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Terminator: Sarah Connor, Laurie Strode and Becoming Unstoppable

Natalie Zutter Nov 5, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate follows the Halloween franchise in recentering the story around the women who started it all.

This article contains spoilers for Terminator: Dark Fate and Halloween (2018).

What do a 19-year-old waitress and a 16-year-old babysitter have in common? Neither got any warning that her life was about to be shattered. In the space of one fateful night and a violent attack that neither could have predicted or prevented, their idyllic existences—dates and daydreams, service shifts and National Honor Society—are transformed into desperate fights for survival. Sarah Connor of the Terminator movies and Laurie Strode of Halloween become final girls, but more than that, they are remade as mothers of franchises. Each woman’s first showdown, with the Terminator and with Michael Myers, respectively, spawns an entire fictional world that largely grows up without them.

Until now with the release of Terminator: Dark Fate and last year’s Halloween.
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‘Terror Train’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

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Stars: Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, David Copperfield, Vanity | Written by T.Y. Drake | Directed by Roger Spottiswoode

I love the slasher film craze more so than any other sub-genre. Yes, they’re a little repetitive for the most part but they’re always fun to watch. I guess the big formula with most of them, is A) Insert traumatic event. B) Find a location, secluded or otherwise. C) Cast teenagers and have them doff their tops and D) Have them get killed in a variety of manners. Also, the more dated the production, the better. Terror Train follows all of these steps and more. It’s one of the more upstanding and inventive of the slasher films to come out of the early 80′s. The biggest reason why it stands out to me, is that while Jamie Lee Curtis is the star of the film and easily the most recognizable of the roles.
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Terminator Box Office Suffers Dark Fate

David Crow Nov 3, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate opens at $29 million, the worst #1 November opening in six years and barely better than Genisys.

After previous models revealed more than a few flaws, there appears to be little enthusiasm among North American moviegoers to check out what Terminator: Dark Fate has under the hood. That’s perhaps the biggest takeaway from the film’s tepid opening weekend at the box office.

Despite opening in first place this weekend, besting Joker in its fifth weekend and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in its third, the Tim Miller-directed Terminator: Dark Fate fell below expectations when it debuted at an estimated $29 million. That number also makes Dark Fate the lowest #1 November opening since Ender’s Game in 2013.

This figure is below the floor Paramount Pictures set as their estimates for the weekend of $30 to $40 million, and it is certainly below what expectations must’ve existed when
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Boogey Man (1980)

Sometimes you come around on a film; perhaps not a complete 180 degrees, but somewhere over 90 and enough to make one reevaluate previous harsh judgments. And so it is with The Boogey Man (1980), German art house director Ulli Lommel’s paean to psychic residue and familial discourse as filtered through a ludicrous mash-up of The Exorcist, Halloween, and The Amityville Horror. Once attuned to its peculiar charms, it’s hard to resist.

Distributed by The Jerry Gross Organization (Zombie) in early November, The Boogey Man was a huge success – probably baffling Lommel and definitely baffling the critics, who were none too kind at the time (nor are most now). Made for a paltry $300,000, the film brought in between $25 and 35 million, depending on which accountant you ask. Big numbers for a film filled with technical inconsistency, mostly poor acting, and enough plot for three films.

Little Lacey and Willy are stuck at
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Halloween Kills First Look at Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle

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Halloween Kills First Look at Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle
Anthony Michael Hall can be seen as Tommy Doyle in the first Halloween Kills footage. Yesterday was Halloween and Jamie Lee Curtis celebrated by sharing a sneak peek at the highly anticipated sequel to last year's Halloween. Fans of the franchise were taken by surprise since nobody expected to be getting some footage so soon, but it seems things are already further along than initially thought. Curtis is back as the iconic Laurie Strode and Judy Greer is back as Strode's daughter Karen, as seen in the new footage.

The Halloween Kills sneak peak also offers up our first look at Anthony Michael Hall as the adult version of Tommy Doyle. The character was the young boy who Laurie Strode was babysitting in the 1978 original and he has shown up a few more times in the franchise, though the rest of those movies have been erased by the new trilogy.
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The Scariest Scene in ‘Halloween’ Makes Viewers an Active Participant in Terror

The Scariest Scene in ‘Halloween’ Makes Viewers an Active Participant in Terror
(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 […]

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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Powers to $2.35 Million at Thursday Box Office

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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Powers to $2.35 Million at Thursday Box Office
Terminator: Dark Fate,” the latest sequel to the “Terminator” franchise that brought back the original stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, made $2.35 million in previews on Thursday night. It opens on approximately 4,000 screens this weekend.

As November kicks off, “Terminator: Dark Fate” is one of four titles opening in wide release this weekend. Warner Bros. has the noir film “Motherless Brooklyn” starring Edward Norton, Focus Features has “Harriet,” the Harriet Tubman biopic starring Cynthia Erivo, and Entertainment Studios has the animated “Arctic Dogs.” Additionally, Netflix is releasing Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” into limited theaters beginning this weekend.

“Dark Fate,” though, is aiming to prevent Judgment Day yet again and bring the “Terminator” franchise back to life, with the studio projecting an opening between $35-40 million behind a $185 million budget. It would have to overperform to $45 million to become the highest opening for a Terminator film, ahead of 2003’s “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
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Halloween Kills writer Danny McBride lassos frontier Western

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Actor, writer, and producer Danny McBride is an interesting cat. While he's often seen as merely the schlubby douchebag from films like Pineapple Express or the over-the-top Kenny Powers from Eastbound and Down, the guy is honestly so much more than that. He's dabbled in science fiction (Alien: Covenant) and horror with last years's successful reboot of Halloween. Well you can now…
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All the Stars You Completely Forgot Were in the Terminator Movies

All the Stars You Completely Forgot Were in the Terminator Movies
It's been a long and winding road for the Terminator franchise, which picks up Friday where it ostensibly left off in 1991, when Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 sacrificed itself to destroy the chip in its head that, while fueling an at least temporarily successful rescue mission, could potentially be used to help annihilate humanity one day. Similar to how 2018's Halloween asked you to forget that there had been nine sequels/reboots/updates in the interim since the original in 1978, so Terminator: Dark Fate follows the action directly from Terminator 2: Judgment Day, never mind the three movies made in the meantime, two of them featuring Ah-nuld. Which, for...
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Halloween Movie Fan Builds a Replica of Michael Myers House To Live In and Here's a Video Tour

Kanny Caperton is such a huge fan of John Carpenter’s classic horror film Halloween that he went ahead and built a replica of Michael Myers’ house to live in! The real house is located in Pasadena CA, but this replica was built in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

The Great Big Story has released a new episode that profile Kenny and the house that he built. It takes us on a tour of the house, offers details on the challenges of building the house, and shows off Kenny’s extensive collection of horror memorabilia. Here’s a note that was included with the video:

Most of us grew up terrified of Michael Myers, the masked murderer from the movie “Halloween.” The idea of living in his house sounds like our worst nightmare. But for Kenny Caperton, that’s home. The “Halloween” mega fan poured his passion for the 1978 horror film into
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New Trailer for 1980s Horror Documentary In Search Of Darkness

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To celebrate the limited edition Collector's Edition of In Search of Darkness (which is available through midnight tonight), a new trailer for the ’80s horror documentary has been released as a Halloween treat!

It was a time when horror reigned supreme, when slasher icons stabbed their way through cinemas, when practical effects oozed from the pores of mind-bending creations that had to be seen on the big screen to be believed. It was the ’80s, and this magical era of horror is dissected with more than 40 top-level interviews in the new film In Search of Darkness: The Definitive ’80s Horror Documentary.

Featuring Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures author and Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson as one of the documentary's interviewees and producers, In Search of Darkness recently had its premiere at Beyond Fest.

Recently, it was revealed that there's a new limited edition
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**Updated** Daily Dead’s 2019 Halloween Horrors TV Viewing Guide

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*Updated on 10/18 with new listings.* It’s that time of year again, dear readers! Halloween season is finally upon us and to get you ready for all the seasonal scares, Daily Dead has once again put together our Annual Halloween Viewing Guide, which gives you a rundown of everything—from movies to specials and more—headed to the small screen over the next few weeks.

And as we’ve done in past years, we’ll be updating this list every Friday to add new programming as they’re revealed by the various channels, so be sure to check back each week to see what kind of horror and sci-fi will be headed to network and cable TV through the weekend after Halloween.

**All listings are in Est.**

**Updated Listings Are In Bold.**

Thursday, October 31st

1:00am – Scream 4 (Paramount)

1:00am – The Walking Dead (1936) (Turner Classic Movies)

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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in November

Here Netflix goes again. The streaming service is preparing to say goodbye to October by taking a number of movies and television shows off its platform in November.

Mamma Mia!, Sex and the City: The Movie, The House Bunny, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Groundhog Day, As Good as It Gets and Caddyshack will be among the titles disappearing from Netflix in the coming month.

Movies perfect for Halloween including The Sixth Sense, Scream and Scary Movie 2 will be taken off of Netflix on Friday.

Blue Bloods, The Last ...
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Listen to Director William Malone Discuss House On Haunted Hill (1999) and Masters Of Horror on a New Episode of Corpse Club

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As a special Halloween treat, Heather Wixson is joined by special guest William Malone on our latest episode of Corpse Club!

Filmmaker William Malone joins Heather Wixson on this special episode of Corpse Club! Listen as Malone reflects on his compelling cinematic journey, which began with working at Don Post Studios, where he sculpted the Captain Kirk Star Trek mask and helped customize it to create the iconic Michael Myers mask for John Carpenter's Halloween. Malone discusses how he then broke into the film industry as a director with his early movies Scared to Death and Creature, which helped kickstart a career that ultimately led to his remake of House on Haunted Hill.

With the bold reimagining of William Castle's classic horror film celebrating its 20th anniversary this Halloween season, Malone looks back on the making of his star-studded 1999 film, and he also talks about his eclectic work
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Jamie Lee Curtis shares first look tease for Halloween Kills

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The Halloween-themed hits just keep on comin' thanks to today's wondrous holiday of witches, hobgoblins, and now, Haddonfield killers! In honor of All Hallows' Eve, Jamie Lee Curtis has posted a first look tease at David Gordon Green's Halloween Kills, the first sequel to his 2018 reboot of John Carpenter's hallowed horror classic, Halloween. In the video,…
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New Video Goes Behind the Scenes of Halloween Kills

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This time next year we'll have the ultimate autumnal treat of a new Halloween movie in theaters, and as a special gift for fans waiting patiently for the next installment of the Laurie Strode/Michael Myers saga, Jamie Lee Curtis shared a new behind-the-scenes video from the set of Halloween Kills.

Initially shared on Curtis' Twitter page, you can watch the behind-the-scenes Halloween Kills video below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on the sequel to 2018's Halloween.

Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode, Halloween Kills will also bring back Judy Greer as Laurie's daughter, Karen, and Andi Matichak as Laurie's granddaughter, Allyson. Other characters from the original Halloween will also return in Halloween Kills, including Tommy Doyle and Lindsey Wallace (Kyle Richards), the two children Laurie babysat on the night He came home in 1978.

Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends are expected to shoot back to back,
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New Alien: Isolation Trailer Highlights Gameplay For the Switch Version

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To celebrate Halloween, the developers behind the Switch port of Alien: Isolation have released a new gameplay video showing everything coming later this year. During E3, Nintendo announced a slew of great games getting ported to the Switch, including the horror title, Alien: Isolation. While the game won’t be ready for fans to play Halloween, […]

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Exclusive Preview of New Art Book Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. 1

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Featuring the eclectic work from one of the most prolific artists working today, the new art book Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution will be released on November 5th from Six Foot Press with an introduction by Neil Gaiman, and as a special Halloween treat for Daily Dead readers, we've been provided with an exclusive preview from the first volume!

In the gallery below, you can view our exclusive preview of six horror-themed pieces from Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, including Michael Myers, The Ring, and Nosferatu. These are just several of the many eye-catching pieces of artwork in Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, which is the first volume of a three-book set.

We have additional details below, and to learn more, visit:


"The first book in a three-volume series of art books authorized by the legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz, whose 40-year career includes DareDevil, Legion, Venom, and New Mutants, the
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