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It Came From The Tube: John Carpenter’s Someone’S Watching Me! (1978)

I’ll keep it simple: John Carpenter is my favorite director, and has been since I grasped the concept of what a director did. His run from 1976 to 1988 is unparalleled in my opinion; from the eerie siege of Assault on Precinct 13 to They Live’s way too prescient take on governmental oppression, there’s nary a stinker in the bunch. But within this stellar run he made a couple of turns towards the small screen, where he was able to hone his craft under the duress of tight schedules and restrictive content. And since this is a horror column we won’t be talking about the excellent Elvis (1979) but rather his tip of the hat to Hitchcock, Someone’s Watching Me! (1978), a suspenseful tale of voyeurism that’s a more than solid lead in to Halloween.

Originally airing on November 29th as part of the NBC Wednesday Night at the Movies,
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Review: Something Lurks in the Waters Off Island Zero

Director Josh Gerritsen’s Island Zero wears its influences proudly on its sleeves, and they become readily apparent as soon as you read the synopsis. The story of an isolated fishing community being attacked by Something Horrible that comes out of the water immediately reminds one of The Fog; the synth score, the poster, and even the title card reinforce the 80s movie vibe it’s going for. And if you’re going to be inspired by someone, who better than John Carpenter? As we first meet the main characters in this small island off the coast of Maine – a Hooper-like marine biologist (Adam Wade McLaughlin), a mysterious, douchey author (Matthew Wilkas), and the pragmatic no-nonsense doctor with a past (Laila...

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Movie Review – Island Zero (2017)

Island Zero, 2017.

Directed by Josh Gerritsen.

Starring Laila Robins, Adam Wade McLaughlin, Terri Reeves, Matthew Wilkas, and Elaine Landry.

Synopsis :

A remote island off the coast of Maine, USA, finds itself cut off from the mainland when communications fail, and the ferry fails to appear. Then people start to disappear too, and the community realize that someone – or something – is hunting them down.

Providing a good amount of scares and unsettling tension, Island Zero is a well-paced and strongly developed low-budget horror. Making great use of its Maine location and local scenery, this homegrown film punches well above its weight to deliver a tense and smart thriller.

The fishing stocks of a remote island community have rapidly gone done and the residents are rightly concerned. When the ferry that brings their essential supplies from the mainland fails to show, the concern turns to panic. They soon discover that their communications to the outside world,
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John Carpenter Will Compose the Score for the New ‘Halloween,’ Jason Blum Confirms

John Carpenter Will Compose the Score for the New ‘Halloween,’ Jason Blum Confirms
Just because John Carpenter isn’t directing the newest “Halloween” movie doesn’t mean he won’t be involved. Producer Jason Blum has confirmed that Carpenter, who composed the music for the original 1978 slasher in addition to co-writing and directing it, will return to the franchise with a simple tweet.

Carpenter has composed the music for many of his own films: “Dark Star,” “Escape From New York,” “They Live,” “The Fog,” “Christine,” and so on and so forth. This new “Halloween,” which is being directed by David Gordon Green, will be his first film score since 2001’s “Ghosts of Mars.” It’s also the first “Halloween” movie in nearly a decade, following Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake and its 2009 sequel.

Green, whose all-over-the-place career has seen him direct everything from “George Washington” and “Joe” to “Pineapple Express” and “Stronger,” also co-wrote the screenplay with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. Jamie Lee Curtis
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Return to Antonio Bay with Part 2 of Cavitycolors’ The Fog Apparel Collection

Last year, the fine folks at Cavitycolors celebrated John Carpenter's The Fog in style with a new enamel pin and shirt designs, and now they're turning on their high beams and returning to Antonio Bay with part 2 of their apparel collection, including a new glow-in-the-dark pin.

You can view part 2 of Cavitycolors' The Fog apparel collection below, visit their official website to learn more, and in case you missed it, check out their packaging artwork for Neca's new Captain Blake action figure.

From Cavitycolors: '...it is told by the fishermen, and their fathers and grandfathers, that when the fog returns to Antonio Bay, the men at the bottom of the sea, out in the water by Spivey Point will rise up and search for the campfire that led them to their dark, icy death."

We're proud to present Part 2 of our officially licensed collection based on the John Carpenter classic,
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Neca and Cavitycolors Reveal New Action Figure Packaging Artwork for Captain Blake’s Ghost from John Carpenter’s The Fog

Someone alert DJ Stevie Wayne up in the Antonio Bay lighthouse, because Neca is summoning the vengeful leader of the Elizabeth Dane with their packaging reveal for The Fog action figure featuring new artwork by Devon Whitehead from Cavitycolors.

From Neca: "In collaboration with Cavitycolors, we are happy to present you with the blister pack art for our upcoming 8" Scale Captain Blake Figure from The Fog"

The Fog Captain Blake Figure: "Bolt your doors… lock your windows… there’s something in the fog! From John Carpenter’s 1980 horror film The Fog, the vengeful ghost of Captain Blake joins Neca’s clothed action figure line.

Blake is dressed in tattered fabric uniform and comes with a sword accessory that fits in a sheath at his belt. Blister packaging with resealable protective clamshell features new artwork created just for this release.

Release Date: October 2018"

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Stunning Horror Film Watercolor Art Series By Artist Christopher Shy

If you're not familiar with the art of Ronin a.k.a. Christopher Shy, you've got to check out this collection of horror movie-themed watercolor poster art that he has created. There's art here for films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining, Salem's Lot, They Live, The Fog, Event Horizon, Alien, and The Thing. I also included art for Blade Runner and Blade Runner: 2049.

I really dig the artist's style and the dark, moody, and striking visual details. As a hardcore horror film fan, I'd love to own a collection of these. If you like what you see, you can purchase some of his art here, but it's not cheap. His cheapest prints for sale are $105.

Check out some of the prints below and tell us what your favorites are!

Via: /Film
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‘Hell’s Kitty’ Review

Stars: Nicholas Tana, Nina Kate, Adam Rucho, Dale Midkiff, Michael Berryman, Adrienne Barbeau, Charles Chiodo, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Doug Jones, Bill Oberst Jr., Victoria De Mare | Written and Directed by Nicholas Tana

Based on the web series and comic book of the same name, and inspired by writer-director Nicholas Tana’s experiences living with a professedly possessed cat, Hell’s Kitty tells of a covetous feline that acts possessed and possessive of his owner around women. Nick (Nicholas Tana), is a Hollywood screenwriter, discovers his cat has become murderously possessed, and will stop at nothing to rid him of any women in his life. As his life unravels out of control, Nick must find a way to have is kitty exorcised of the demonic spirit haunting her and stop increasing the body count.

Hell’s Kitty is a clever horror parody film from Nicholas Tana which embraces his love
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Interview: Nicholas Tana talks ‘Hell’s Kitty’

Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Dale Midkiff (Pet Sematary), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Courtney Gains (The Children of The Corn), Lynn Lowry (Cat People), Kelli Maroni (Night of The Comet), Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), John Franklin (The Addams Family) and a ‘Killer Klown’ team up for some Pawplay this March!

Based on the web series and comic book of the same name, and inspired by writer-director Nicholas Tana’s experiences living with a professedly possessed cat, Hell’s Kitty tells of a covetous feline that acts possessed and possessive of his owner around women. With the film coming to VOD in the Us on March 13th, I got a chance to chat to writer/director Nicholas Tana about the film… Check it out:

What can we expect from the film?

You can expect a fun, campy, horror comedy
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Review: The Strangers: Prey At Night is a Worthy and Wickedly Fun Sequel

If you would have told me back when the sequel was first announced that The Strangers: Prey at Night could potentially end up as one of my favorite films of 2018, I would have told you that you were completely off your rocker. And yet, here we are, with Johannes Roberts’ sequel defying all of my (admittedly low, but more on that later) expectations to deliver a more than worthy sequel to Bryan Bertino’s The Strangers that captures the unsettling nature of the original, and yet puts in some extra effort that makes Prey at Night still feel like it’s doing its own thing at the same time. As far as modern slashers go, Roberts has confidently crafted one wickedly fun thrill ride that reminds us that it is never wise to answer your door for unknown visitors, especially late at night.

The Strangers: Prey at Night starts off
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The Strangers: Prey At Night Review

If there’s one thing Johannes Roberts’ pre-screening introduction confirmed before The Strangers: Prey At Night, it’s that he *obsessively* respects the profoundness of John Carpenter’s genre contributions – to the point where the pic is a stalkerish mixtape of all the filmmaker’s favorite bits.

Subtle hints Hammer-to-the-head homages evoke Halloween’s “The Shape,” roll with The Fog and grind Christine’s gears in an atmospherically overt love-letter to Carpenter that Roberts signs in blood. Dash in a bit of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for flavor and you wonder what individuality this Strangers “offshoot” presents – until Roberts’ execution pushes such thoughts out of your mind. He may be riffing off recognizable horrors staples, but the director’s devotion to royalty is vicious and respectfully realized. Right down to a score you’d believe Carpenter recorded himself.

Screenwriter Ben Ketai (who rewrote Bryan Bertino’s existing script) introduces
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Here’s How John Carpenter Influenced The Strangers: Prey At Night

Whether it’s the spine-chilling terror of The Thing or Halloween and its demented slasher, Michael Myers, John Carpenter’s profound influence on the horror genre cannot be overstated.

In fact, one need only look to David Gordon Green’s upcoming Halloween sequel for evidence of Carpenter’s legacy standing the test of time. But the filmmaker’s oeuvre also inspires new works of fiction indirectly, such as The Strangers: Prey at Night.

Or so says Johannes Roberts, who spoke to Bloody Disgusting in anticipation of the movie’s release this Friday, March 9th. Coming hot off his underwater thriller, 47 Meters Down, Roberts spent time mulling over the atmosphere of his long-awaited horror sequel – not to mention the pacing and cinematic style – and looked to two films, in particular: The Fog and Christine.

Those two films really were my lead in terms of atmosphere and pacing and cinematic style. It
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Interview: Director Johannes Roberts on The Strangers: Prey At Night and His Plans for 48 Meters Down

It’s been nearly 10 years since we were introduced to the maniacal masked killers in Bryan Bertino’s The Strangers, but they’re being resurrected on the big screen this weekend, with filmmaker Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door, 47 Meters Down) at the helm. The sequel, Prey at Night, follows a family (headed up by Christina Hendricks and Martin Henderson) taking their troubled teenaged daughter (Bailee Madison) to military school, with their son, Luke (Lewis Pullman), in tow. As if tensions weren’t already running high between everyone, our favorite terrifying trio shows up to cause more murderous mayhem, forcing their clan to come together and fight back in an effort to survive the night.

Daily Dead recently spoke to Roberts about his experiences at the helm of The Strangers: Prey at Night, and he discussed the pressure of directing a sequel to a very popular horror movie,
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‘The Strangers’ Director Interested In Remaking John Carpenter’s ‘Christine’, ‘Memoirs of an Invisible Man’

‘The Strangers’ Director Interested In Remaking John Carpenter’s ‘Christine’, ‘Memoirs of an Invisible Man’
Earlier this morning, we shared an interview with Johannes Roberts in which he took us through the John Carpenter-related inspirations behind his The Strangers: Prey at Night, in theaters March 9th. While The Fog was one of the biggest influences, he also credits Carpenter’s adaptation of Stephen King‘s Christine. In Prey at Night, the family pursued by The […]
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Toy Fair 2018: Photos of Neca’s It (2017) Pennywise Figure

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*Updated with new photos and release details.* Neca has already made horror lovers' dreams come true with the reveals of new figures such as Tuxedo Freddy Krueger and Captain Blake from John Carpenter's The Fog, and now they're heading to Stephen King land with the unveiling of their anticipated take on Pennywise from the new It movie.

Based on Bill Skarsgård's eerie appearance as the entity known as It in the 2017 horror movie that brought in over $700 million worldwide, a prototype of Neca's new Ultimate Pennywise figure is on full display at the Toy Fair in New York City.

As indicated by the photos below, the new Pennywise figure comes with two interchangeable heads, a red balloon, Georgie's paper boat, and removable hands. You can expect this Pennywise collectible to step outside of Derry and haunt a town near you this August.

Read on for additional details and
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Neca Reveals New Figure of Captain Blake’s Ghost from John Carpenter’s The Fog

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Someone alert DJ Stevie Wayne up in the Antonio Bay lighthouse, because Neca will summon the vengeful leader of the Elizabeth Dane this Halloween season, and they've continued their eye-catching Toy Fair reveals by unveiling new photos of their action figure based on the creepy character from John Carpenter's The Fog.

The Fog Captain Blake Figure: "Bolt your doors… lock your windows… there’s something in the fog! From John Carpenter’s 1980 horror film The Fog, the vengeful ghost of Captain Blake joins Neca’s clothed action figure line.

Blake is dressed in tattered fabric uniform and comes with a sword accessory that fits in a sheath at his belt. Blister packaging with resealable protective clamshell features new artwork created just for this release.

Release Date: October 2018"

Photos from Neca:

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Neca Reveals Captain Blake Figure From John Carpenter’s The Fog

The fine folk over at Neca Toys have revealed that they are going to release an 8″ figure of Captain Blake from John Carpenter’s 1980 film The Fog. The figurine will join Neca’s clothed action figure line and is expected to be released this October, just in time to make your Halloween a little spookier! […]

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Would You Want to See John Carpenter Direct a New Horror Movie? He Says He Might!

John Carpenter, the director of movie classics such as Halloween, The Fog, The Thing, Christine, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live, Escape From New York, and more, hasn't made a film since The Ward back in 2010. Fans like myself have been wondering if he would return to helm another film again. As it turns out, he might! It all just depends on if it's the right project.

During a recent appearance on the Post Mortem podcast, host Mick Garris asked Carpenter if he was interested in directing again and this was the filmmaker's reply:

“Sure, if it’s right. Maybe. [I’m] working on a couple ideas.”

These days Carpenter has mostly been focused on his music. He has gone on tour and has released two albums of original music and another album that includes revamped versions of his classic movie themes. The most recent thing he directed was a music video for his Christine score,
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If You're a Fan of Cats and Hell, You're Gonna Love This Trailer For Hell's Kitty with Doug Jones

We've got a trailer for a wildly ridiculous new horror movie called Hell's Kitty for you to check out today. If you're a cat lover that's also into Hell, then this is obviously the movie for you. I love that tagline, "You'll wish you had nine lives."

The film has a solid cast that horror fans will appreciate. That cast includes Doug Jones, (The Shape of Water) as Father Damien, Dale Midkiff (Pet Semetary), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn), Lynn Lowry (Cat People), Kelli Maroni (Night of the Comet), Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), and John Franklin (The Addams Family).

Hell's Kitty is a horror/comedy that is based on a web series that I've never seen and a comic book that I've never read. I was just waiting for the movie!

Hell's Kitty is
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Horror Highlights: Trailers & Release Details for Hell’S Kitty, Are We Not Cats, and Last Rites Of The Dead

If there are hellhounds, there have to be hellcats, am I right? A new trailer and release details for Hell's Kitty, starring Doug Jones, Michael Berryman, Courtney Gains, Lynn Lowry, and many more talented actors leads today's Horror Highlights. We also have a look at the Are We Not Cats trailer and release details for the zombie movie Last Rites of the Dead.

Hell's Kitty Trailer and Release Details: Press Release: "Burbank, CA: Today’s greatest horror icons unite for the purrfect scare!

Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Dale Midkiff (Pet Sematary), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Courtney Gains (The Children of The Corn), Lynn Lowry (Cat People), Kelli Maroni (Night of The Comet), Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), John Franklin (The Addams Family) and a ‘Killer Klown’ team up for some Pawplay this March!

Based on the web series
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