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Horror Movie Vinyl Cover Art Preview from Ghoulish: The Art Of Gary Pullin

Creating new ways to look at horror movies both beloved and lesser-known has been artist "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin's specialty for over ten years via awe-inspiring posters, and he brings that same innovative and nostalgic style to his artwork for the vinyl scores of fright flicks. With Pullin's new retrospective book hitting shelves in hardcover from 1984 Publishing, we've been provided with a special look at some of Pullin's most impressive LP cover artwork that's displayed within the eye-grabbing pages of Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin.

"For more than ten years artist Gary Pullin has been taking art galleries, movie theater walls, and social media by storm with his fresh, inventive takes on film, music, and television properties. Equal parts nightmare and nostalgia, his instantly recognizable style always strikes a chord with fans, and his coveted and acclaimed pieces sell out in lightning speed.

A go-to artist for official film artwork,
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Everyone Forgets About Goldie Hawn's Really, Really Handsome Older Son Oliver Hudson

Everyone knows Goldie Hawn has a stunning daughter, actress Kate Hudson. But now that his new sitcom, Splitting Up Together, has premiered, fans are dying to know if actor Oliver Hudson is related to the 72-year-old Hollywood icon. Scroll down to learn all about Oliver! Is Oliver Hudson related to Goldie Hawn? Yes, he's her son! Goldie welcomed Oliver, 41, on Sept. 7, 1976, with her ex-husband, Bill Hudson. In a previous interview, Goldie revealed her son nearly died at one-day-old from birth complications. "Oh my God, was he beautiful. Eleven pounds of a hunk of love. I stood up and I just connected to the universe. I put my hand on him, and I asked God, I said, 'Come through me, use me to heal my son,'" she recalled. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Is Oliver Hudson related to Kate Hudson? Oliver and Kate, 38, are brother and sister! Goldie welcomed both of her older kids with Bill.
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Impressions: Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror On Film And Television

While we may already be a few months past the Christmas season, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of gifts to unwrap in the recent book Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television, which features essays and interviews from an authoritative collective of writers who dig deep into everything we love about festive frights and seasonal scares. There are definitely several expected titles featured in Yuletide Terror, like Black Christmas and Silent Night, Deadly Night, but there are quite a few surprising topics that are included here as well that I really enjoyed because I knew little to nothing about them, resulting in a reading experience that was highly enjoyable and informative to boot.

Yuletide Terror starts off with the proverbial one-two punch of essays on the two aforementioned Christmas-themed horror films (I’d argue that both Bob Clark’s original Black Christmas and Silent Night,
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Corpse Club Member-Exclusive Audio Commentary Celebrates April Fool’S Day (1986)

It's no joke, we celebrate April Fool's Day (1986) on a new audio commentary that's a special treat for those in our Corpse Club membership system!

Recorded by Corpse Club podcast co-hosts Heather Wixson and Patrick Bromley, our new April Fool's Day audio commentary is an exclusive gift for Corpse Club members to enjoy!

Join Heather and Patrick as they watch nine college friends gather at an isolated island mansion to enjoy each other's company and pull what seem to be harmless pranks on one another... until the mischief turns murderous. Experience April Fool’s Day like never before, as Heather and Patrick offer their entertaining and insightful thoughts on the 1986 horror mystery starring Deborah Foreman (Valley Girl), Thomas F. Wilson (the Back to the Future trilogy), and Amy Steel (Friday the 13th Part 2).

Corpse Club members are being sent an audio file of the new commentary, so the next
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‘Once Upon a Time at Christmas’ Review

Stars: Simon Phillips, Yana Gold, Sayla de Goede, Laurel Brady, Robert Nolan, Jeff Ellenberger, Devon Mary Doherty, Brook Fletcher, Barry Kennedy, Susannah Mackay, Blue Bigwood-Mallin | Written by Christopher Jolley | Directed by Paul Tanter

Christmas horror is one of my favourite sub genres. It of course includes such classics as Gremlins, Black Christmas, Silent Night, Deadly Night and Krampus. But with a collection like mine, it also includes lesser known or cult classic titles such as P2, Santa’s Slay, Jack Frost and Rare Exports… to name but a few. So I am always on the look out for new holiday horror. Which is the reason I watched Once Upon A Time At Christmas well outside of the usual November/December time frame.

Once Upon A Time At Christmas is, in very basic terms, a slasher movie set at Christmas – which is no bad thing. Santa Claus and Mrs Claus are
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Felissa Rose Discusses Sleepaway Camp and Her Career as an Actress/Producer on New Corpse Club Member-Exclusive Episode

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Many horror fans know Felissa Rose from one of the most shocking endings in horror movie history in 1983's Sleepaway Camp. Over three decades later, the actress/producer continues to be an admirable force in the genre, and we're proud to feature an exclusive interview with Rose in a new bonus episode of our podcast that's a special treat for horror lovers in our Corpse Club membership system.

On our new member-exclusive bonus episode of Corpse Club, Heather Wixson talks with Felissa Rose about her iconic performance as Angela in the 1983 slasher movie Sleepaway Camp. The talented actress/producer also talks about her return to acting in the early 2000s, the joys of collaborating with friends in the film industry, producing new horror films such as Death House, working with Adam Green on Victor Crowley, and being part of a strong, supportive community of women in horror.

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Corpse Club Member-Exclusive Audio Commentary Celebrates Friday The 13th Part 2

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Five years after the carnage at Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees donned a sack with one eyehole, made a shrine to his late mother, and decided to pay a not-so-pleasant visit to a nearby camp counselor training lodge. There, he found more victims of his bloody rampage, but he also met Amy Steel, a young woman who might just be his match in Friday the 13th Part 2, which is the subject of our new audio commentary that's a special treat for those in our Corpse Club membership system.

Recorded by Corpse Club podcast co-hosts Heather Wixson and Patrick Bromley, our new Friday the 13th Part 2 audio commentary is an exclusive gift for Corpse Club members to enjoy. From the tense opening scene at Alice's house to the film's disturbing, nightmare-inducing final shot in Jason's shack, you can now experience Friday the 13th Part 2 like never before, as Heather and Patrick
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Beauty vs Beast: Ebbing Through Awards Season

Jason from Mnpp here with this week's post-Globes edition of "Beauty vs Beast." And let's just get this out of the way right up front: Frances McDormand is, in the wise parlance of Groundhog Day, if not The God, A God. Every second she's on screen at any awards show ever is a gift - for the lovers, the memers, and me. I'm one of the ones who kind of can't with Three Billboards (although I fall more in the middle than most) and I don't even think Franny's doing anything near her best work in it, but trot her out in a stately pilgrim sack and have her scowl at the camera-man and my heart sings. I'll just pretend they're still giving her awards for Olive Kitteredge (while pouring one out for Sally Hawkins).

All of that is to say that if we're going to do Three Billboards for
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Now on Blu-ray: A Merry Black Christmas To The UK From 101 Films

Several years before John Carpenter struck gold with his low budget marvel Halloween, Canadian journeyman Bob Clark created the template for what would become known as the slasher film with 1974's Black Christmas. This horror film was among the first to follow the now familiar pattern of the slasher genre that went on to dominate early '80s horror cinema. Black Christmas utilized the unseen killer knocking off nubile coeds in their sorority house one at a time in search of vengeance for some unknown slight committed against him. Director Clark, who would go on to even greater acclaim as the director of one of the most famous Christmas films of all time, A Christmas Story, created what has become one of the most iconic films...

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Horror-On-Sea 2018 Interview: Mike McMurran talks ‘Secret Santa’

Secret Santa is a new horror comedy from writer and director Mike McMurran, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Sunday 28th January. I got chance to ask Mike a few questions about why he chose to write a Christmas horror, his favorite scene and getting the film made on a small budget.

What can we expect from Secret Santa?

You can expect to have a fun ride! We really wanted to capture the nostalgia of the late 70’s and early 80’s slasher films but also put our own personal touch on the film. You can expect some great kills thanks to our SFX artist Carlos Henriques from The Butcher Shop. The movie is funny as well. There’s a big comedic aspect to the film that I think viewers will enjoy and find refreshing. When writing the script, I really tried to make the
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It Came From The Tube: And All Through The House (1989)

Happy Horrordays, Boils and Ghouls! ‘Tis the season to be…murdered, perhaps? Okay, I’ll stop with The Cryptkeeper puns because: A) I’m terrible at them, and B) see A. But it is the season when we focus on blood dripping from the tinsel-laden tree, and there are more than enough solid to great Xmas goodies to help cope with a visit from that racist aunt who’s pleasantly surprised Idris Elba speaks so eloquently. (Don’t pretend you don’t have one.) Mining the Vault of Horror comics, HBO’s Tales from the Crypt delivered their holiday cheer in Season One’s second episode, And All Through the House. If you’re looking to get the kiddies into horror but they still have an affinity for Old Saint Nick, this is not the place to start.

Originally broadcast on Saturday, June 10th, And All’s programming is certainly
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Corpse Club Member-Exclusive Black Christmas Audio Commentary Celebrates Bob Clark’s Classic Holiday Horror Film

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Before he told A Christmas Story on the big screen, filmmaker Bob Clark introduced viewers to a Black Christmas. Over 40 years after its initial release, the influential horror film still sends chills down horror fans' spines on cold winter nights, and as a special seasonal treat for members of our Corpse Club membership system, we're giving the gift of a new audio commentary to Clark's hair-raising holiday horror film.

Recorded by Corpse Club podcast co-hosts Heather Wixson and Scott Drebit, our new Black Christmas audio commentary is an exclusive present for Corpse Club members to unwrap this holiday season. From the killer's point of view opening to the obscene phone calls and the haunting (and shocking) final shot, you can now experience Black Christmas like never before, as Heather and Scott offer their insights on the characters, scares, and many memorable moments of Clark's masterful movie.

Corpse Club members at
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Listen to the Corpse Club Discuss Holiday Horror Movies on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

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While many people may think of endless egg nog and cheerful carolers when the holiday season arrives, horror fans have fond thoughts of an axe-wielding Santa Claus and little furry creatures they don't dare feed after midnight. ’Tis once again the season for holiday horror movies, and the Corpse Club team have plenty to discuss on a holly jolly episode of Daily Dead's official podcast.

In episode 31 of Daily Dead's podcast, co-hosts Patrick Bromley, Heather Wixson, Scott Drebit, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James unwrap the gift of on-screen seasonal scares with discussions on essential holiday horror films such as Black Christmas (1974), Gremlins, and Krampus. They also deck the halls with more obscure holiday horror movies by talking about some of their under-seen favorites, including Christmas Evil, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, and A Christmas Horror Story. So make sure the milk and cookies are ready, finish putting the presents under the tree,
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Horror Movies You’ve Already Seen… But Forgot Took Place on Christmas

Merry Christmas! Every year we get swamped with lists recommending horror films we should watch (again) this Christmas. Usually the same films end up on the lists, with classics like Gremlins, Black Christmas, and Silent Night, Deadly Night being recommended year after year. Sometimes we might even see a list that holds Christmas themed films […]

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Beauty vs Beast: A Black Christmas Story

Jason from Mnpp here wishing you a Happy Season with this week's ho ho holiday edition of our "Beauty vs Beast" series. If you ask me there is but one undisputed Movie King of Christmas - no it's not Frank Capra with his wingless angels and suicide bridges, nor is it Tim Burton with his antihero cat-people and scissor-handed freaks. No the Lord of Cinematic Hollies Jollies is Mr. Bob Clark, who gave us the ever-festive duo of 1983's A Christmas Story in 1974's Black Christmas. Nostalgia & Homicide - spells Xmas to me.

So this week to celebrate we'll be facing down two representational totems, one from each film - from A Christmas Story we have the infamous Sexy Leg Lamp that Ralphie's Dad buys (and that Ralphie's Mom destroys). And from Black Christmas comes the Crystal Unicorn that is used to murder the film's greatest character, drunken and acid-tongued
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Interview: Craig Anderson talks seasonal horror ‘Red Christmas’

With Christmas just around the corner it is time to get into a festive mood and there is nothing better to start the season than a Christmas Slasher. Craig Anderson has got into the spirit of Christmas past with a colourful homage to the classic 80’s slasher in his latest release Red Christmas. I got a chance to ask him a few questions about why he chose to write and direct a Christmas Horror, dealing with the taboo subject of abortion and working with Dee Wallace. And if you haven’t read it yet, check out my Red Christmas review

What can we expect from your new film Red Christmas?

The incredible actor Dee Wallace – Et (1982), Cujo (1983), The Howling (1981); stars as a mother who brings her grown up family home for Christmas. It’s a normal Christmas day with plenty of family stress, but then a really weird dude rocks up the door.
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White Christmas Screening This Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe

“I wanna wash my hands, my face, my hair with snow!”

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well at The Hi-Pointe Theater here in St. Louis. It”S A Wonderful Life played last weekend to a nearly-sold out crowd – and that’s a big theater!

This Saturday, December 16th at 10:00am, head over to the Hi-Pointe for a White Christmas

White Christmas was made in 1954 (exactly 20 years before Black Christmas!) and was directed by Michael Curtiz. Bing Crosby teamed up with madcap funny man Danny Kaye and partnering with those two show biz pros as sisters were Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. One of the most popular films of 1954, White Christmas opens and closes with the title song, while in between it’s filled with one great musical number after another. Crosby and Kaye play entertainers who went through W.W.II together and decide to host a fundraising
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Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: Chris Moore talks ‘Blessed are the Children’

Blessed are the Children is new thriller from co-writer and director Chris Moore, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask Chris a few questions about his inspirations for making the film, his influences and what makes Blessed are the Children stand out in the horror genre.

What can we expect from the film?

I think you can expect a slasher film that’s fun, has something to say, and characters you actually care about. It’s one of the most important things in a horror film, but a lot of people seem fine with just throwing in a gaggle of busty 20-somethings and calling it a day. I want you to actually feel something when these people are terrorized. I never want you rooting for the killers. I usually come up with a story or concept first
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Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror On Film And Television Book Tour to Include Screenings, Lectures & Other Live Events

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Featured in Heather Wixson's holiday gift guide, the new book Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television could be the perfect stocking stuffer for the horror fan in your life this holiday season, but Spectacular Optical is giving you the chance to take your gift one step further with their interactive book tour this December that includes screenings, lectures, and other live celebrations tied to the book's seasonal themes:

Press Release: For many, Christmas is an annual celebration of goodwill and joy, but for others, it’s a time to curl up on the couch in the dead of winter for a good old-fashioned fright. The festive holiday season has always included a more somber side, and scary tales of child-stealing demons to ghost stories told ‘round the fireplace go back to pre-Christian celebrations. These long-standing traditions have found modern expression in the Christmas horror film, a unique
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NYC Weekend Watch: Goth(ic), Maurice Pialat, William Wyler & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.


Lynch, Hitchcock, Bride of Frankenstein and more come together in “Goth(ic).”

Letter from an Unknown Woman and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg also screen.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Rossellini, Murnau, Warhol, Pialat and more screen as part of “The Non-Actor.”

Film Forum

The Passion of Joan of Arc has its final days

One of Murnau’s greatest films,
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