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Hero Complex Gallery’s Halloween 40th Anniversary Collection is Now Available to Purchase Online

This past weekend, Hero Complex Gallery brought a collection of brilliant artwork celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s Halloween to the H40 Convention in Pasadena, California, and today, everything from the exhibition is available for purchase via the Hcg website.

Featuring a cavalcade of amazing artists such as Matt Ryan Tobin, Chris Koehler, Vance Kelly, Marko Manev, James Rheem Davis, Ape Meets Girl, Rhys Cooper, Cody Melick, and more, there are so many amazing prints (and pins!) available in the Hcg print collection, the hardest part will be choosing which one you want to hang on your wall.

Check out some of the prints below, and be sure to visit Hcg’s website Here to view the entire collection from their H40 exhibition.

"This Isn't A Man" Fall Orange by Matt Ryan Tobin

"The Shape" by Barret Chapman

"Halloween" by Chris Koehler

"Halloween" by Kevin M. Wilson / Ape
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Box Office: ‘Halloween’ to Carve Out Huge $65 Million-Plus Debut

  • Variety
The October box office has been light on the tricks and heavy on the treats.

“Halloween” should keep powering the domestic market as Universal’s R-rated slasher film eyes a massive opening in the $57 million to $65 million range. The studio is cautiously anticipating a $50 million bow, though some industry analysts think it could rocket past $70 million when it debuts in 3,928 theaters. “Halloween” is also releasing in 21 international territories this weekend.

Even the lower part of that range would easily shatter records for the best launch in the “Halloween” franchise. The 2007 reboot holds that distinction now with $26 million. “Halloween” also looks to notch one of the best starts for an R-rated horror film, joining the company of “It” ($123 million), “Hannibal ($58 million), and “The Nun” ($53 million). Given its $10 million production budget, the scary sequel is on track to be hugely profitable.

Forty years after narrowly escaping Michael Myers’ wrath, Jamie Lee Curtis
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Gareth Evans Frenzied Period Horror ‘The Apostle’: Netflix Makes A Strong Case To Stay Home & Watch [Podcast]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I riff at the open and catch up on recent screenings old and new, finding common ground in a pair of John Carpenter classics, “Halloween” and “The Thing.” We then briefly transition into some talk of “First Man” and realize we’ve neglected director Damien Chazelle on the podcast until now.

Continue reading Gareth Evans Frenzied Period Horror ‘The Apostle’: Netflix Makes A Strong Case To Stay Home & Watch [Podcast] at The Playlist.
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Every Important Detail You Need to Remember From the Original Halloween

Every Important Detail You Need to Remember From the Original Halloween
Halloween is one of the most complicated franchises out there, so you'll have to forgive me for breathing a sigh of relief when news broke that the latest movie would be a direct sequel to the original 1978 film. The new film, also simply titled Halloween, is asking audiences to forget the nine other sequels and reboots that came out between 1981 and 2009 - so no need to remember how many times homicidal maniac Michael Myers has "died" over the years.

As we've seen in the trailer, Halloween picks up four decades after Laurie's daring escape from the masked killer. If it's been a while since you've seen the original, now is a perfect time to rewatch it. But if you don't have the time, let me fill you in. Here's a beat-for-beat recap of the 1978 horror classic. Keep this in mind when you go to see the new one!
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Every Important Detail You Need to Remember From the Original Halloween

Halloween is one of the most complicated franchises out there, so you'll have to forgive me for breathing a sigh of relief when news broke that the latest movie would be a direct sequel to the original 1978 film. The new film, also simply titled Halloween, is asking audiences to forget the nine other sequels and reboots that came out between 1981 and 2009 - so no need to remember how many times homicidal maniac Michael Myers has "died" over the years.

As we've seen in the trailer, Halloween picks up four decades after Laurie's daring escape from the masked killer. If it's been a while since you've seen the original, now is a perfect time to rewatch it. But if you don't have the time, let me fill you in. Here's a beat-for-beat recap of the 1978 horror classic. Keep this in mind when you go to see the new one!
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‘Halloween’ to Pour Gasoline on an Already Exploding October Box Office

  • The Wrap
What has already been an unprecedented October at the box office is about to get yet another jolt with Universal/Blumhouse’s “Halloween,” the direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic that could join “Venom” as one of October’s top two highest-grossing movie weekends in history.

“We’re well into the fall season, but this October feels more like a July,” said comScore’s Paul Dergarabedian. “We’re 50 percent ahead of last October and six percent ahead of the best October ever, and now here comes ‘Halloween’ to push us even further above that pace.”

Also Read: Jamie Lee Curtis Fires Back at Fox News After Accusation of Being Hypocritical on Gun Control

Independent trackers are projecting an opening for the film of $60-63 million, with Universal predicting a start in the $50 million range. Hitting tracker marks will give the film the second-best-ever October launch, sitting between this
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How Practical Magic Inspired 1 Woman to Murder Her Husband Irl

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In 1998, Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman starred in the romantic comedy Practical Magic as Sally and Gillian Owens, two sisters who learned to cast spells at an early age while being raised by their crazy aunts, played by Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing. Sally and Gillian are the bearers of a curse that has been in their family for several generations - the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death, and they must come together and use their powers to fight the curse and find true love.

While tons of people watched movies like Practical Magic - as well as The Craft and Hocus Pocus - the majority of us were only inspired to dress up as witches for Halloween or play "Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board" at slumber parties. But in 2000, one woman took away much more
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All the ‘Halloween’ Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best (Photos)

  • The Wrap
All the ‘Halloween’ Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best (Photos)
When John Carpenter made the original “Halloween” in 1978, it was just another horror movie in a long line of horror movies. But the blockbuster success of this low-budget movie, about a masked killer murdering babysitters, made “Halloween” a cultural institution. The film spawned legions of imitators and codified the slasher genre as we still know it. And yet the official “Halloween” franchise has often struggled to meet the standard of the movie that inspired the craze.

Let’s look back at all of these classic (and not so classic) horror movies, and see how they stack up:

12. “Halloween: Resurrection” (2002)

The worst “Halloween” movie commits two cardinal sins. First, it nullifies the intense and satisfying finale of “Halloween H20” by striking Laurie Strode’s personal victory from the record; now, not only did she kill an innocent man instead of Michael Myers, but Myers destroys her instead. Second, and perhaps more laughably,
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Interview: Melissa Carbone on the 10th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride and Creating Halloween Magic

One of my favorite pastimes while living here in Los Angeles has become the Haunted Hayride attraction, which takes over Griffith Park every October, bringing a taste of Midwestern tradition into the City of Angels. This year, the La Haunted Hayride is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and because the event has become part of my own Halloween traditions every year, I jumped at the chance to speak with Melissa Carbone, CEO and President of Ten Thirty One Productions, who talked about hitting the monumental milestone with the Lahh. Carbone also chatted about the thrill of getting to incorporate her love of Halloween and horror into her ever-expanding empire of eeriness, creating an event for fans of all ages, and much more.

And for those you who either live in the Southern California area or might be visiting sometime this month, you can find more information on the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Here.
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All 11 ‘Halloween’ Movies in the Franchise, Ranked

  • Variety
Proving that you can’t kill pure evil, Michael Myers returns once again to pierce fresh victims with an assortment of cutlery in Universal’s “Halloween” reboot. Though this latest entry in the franchise ignores the events of the last nine films, enough references are included throughout it to make several of the sequels well worth revisiting. To help you plan a Myers movie marathon, here’s our ultimate Halloween ranking, from tedious trick to terrifying treat.

11) Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

At times resembling an amateur Halloween fan film that was accidentally released in theaters, the eighth entry in the slasher series finds a blasé Michael Myers stalking a group of fame-seeking college students who’ve agreed to spend a night in his childhood home as part of a ridiculous internet reality show. Clumsily interspersed with low-res video footage shot by the actors themselves, “Halloween: Resurrection” is a suspense-free disaster that wastes
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Horror Icon John Carpenter on the New ‘Halloween’ and What Really Scares Him

You know what's better than getting to talk to one of the biggest genre icons? Getting to talk to that individual about the very successful continuation of the franchise he started. The original Halloween is one of the best horror movies of all time, a movie that spawned nine additional films, none of which managed to capture the same terror and magic of John Carpenter's original - until now. The 1978 film is still the untouchable crown jewel of the series, but with this new Halloween movie, director David Gordon Green crafts a story that honors the original film, …
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Face-Off: Halloween (2007) vs. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

  • JoBlo
Nice to see you again, fans of the cinema! This is the Face-Off, where two movies enter and both movies leave, but one leaves in a slightly better light. Yes, here we take two competitors and compare their key elements and see who comes out the champion. It's a fierce competition that results in blood, tears, and online arguments, but the more brutal the battle, the sweeter the victory. This week sees the release of the newest Halloween movie, and this one brings back Jamie Lee Curtis as…

‘Halloween’ Revisited: John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis Revisit the Horror Franchise That Changed Their Lives Forever

‘Halloween’ Revisited: John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis Revisit the Horror Franchise That Changed Their Lives Forever
True confession #1: I’m going to dress up as Laurie Strode on “Halloween.” Let’s just say Jamie Lee Curtis and I are of an age. Grey hair? Check. Glasses? Check. Jeans, boots and jacket? No problem. And I’ve got a good-size kitchen cleaver, if not a rack of semi-automatics. That’s Strode’s new weapons arsenal, stacked and ready to wreak revenge on Michael Myers after he escapes from a mental hospital after 40 years.

Curtis, the daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, first made her name with John Carpenter’s “Halloween” in 1978, when she was 19, followed by Rick Rosenthal’s “Halloween 2,” also written and produced by Carpenter and his producing partner Debra Hill. True confession #2: I worked on that film as a young press agent at Maslansky/Koenigsberg, followed by Carpenter’s “The Fog” and “Escape from New York” (also co-written by Hill).

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‘Halloween’ Revisited: John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis Revisit the Horror Franchise That Changed Their Lives Forever

‘Halloween’ Revisited: John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis Revisit the Horror Franchise That Changed Their Lives Forever
True confession #1: I’m going to dress up as Laurie Strode on “Halloween.” Let’s just say Jamie Lee Curtis and I are of an age. Grey hair? Check. Glasses? Check. Jeans, boots and jacket? No problem. And I’ve got a good-size kitchen cleaver, if not a rack of semi-automatics. That’s Strode’s new weapons arsenal, stacked and ready to wreak revenge on Michael Myers after he escapes from a mental hospital after 40 years.

Curtis, the daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, first made her name with John Carpenter’s “Halloween” in 1978, when she was 19, followed by Rick Rosenthal’s “Halloween 2,” also written and produced by Carpenter and his producing partner Debra Hill. True confession #2: I worked on that film as a young press agent at Maslansky/Koenigsberg, followed by Carpenter’s “The Fog” and “Escape from New York” (also co-written by Hill).

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The Most Popular Horror Films in America: New Study Reveals Each State’s Most Talked-About Title

The Most Popular Horror Films in America: New Study Reveals Each State’s Most Talked-About Title
With Halloween just around the corner, Streaming Observer decided to figure out the film most commonly considered people’s favorite horror movie in each of the 50 states. The results prove America has some great taste when it comes to the horror genre, with classics like “The Shining” and “The Exorcist” being named alongside some pretty surprising additions like Ana Lily Amirpour’s excellent “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” and Ti West’s throwback horror “The House of the Devil.”

Streaming Observer first culled a list of the most popular horror movies of all time using critical reviews from Rotten Tomatoes and data provided by Amazon MTurk surveying and other public sources (which might help explain why films like “This Is the End” have been categorized as horror). When the list was finalized, the company partnered with Mindnet Analytics and studied streaming trends using Google Trends to determine which
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending
In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Twentieth Century Fox claims the top spot in spending with “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Ads placed for the drama had an estimated media value of $6.19 million through Sunday for 847 national ad airings on 33 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Oct. 8-14. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Twentieth Century Fox prioritized spend across networks including NBC, Adult Swim and ABC, and during specific programming such as NFL Football, This Is Us and College Football.

Just behind “Bohemian Rhapsody” in second place: Universal Pictures’ “First Man,” which saw 1,063 national ad airings across 38 networks, with an estimated media value of $5.33 million.

TV ad placements for Universal Pictures’ “Halloween” (Emv: $4.87 million), Columbia Pictures’ “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” ($4.59 million) and Twentieth Century Fox’s
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Why ‘First Man’ Didn’t Launch Into the Box Office Stratosphere

Why ‘First Man’ Didn’t Launch Into the Box Office Stratosphere
A $16 million opening weekend for Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” isn’t necessarily a failure to launch, but the space exploration film’s box office success hinges on long-term audience turnout. And that might not happen, due to the most competitive October movie market of all time.

For the second straight weekend, comic book blockbuster “Venom” and awards contender “A Star Is Born” took up much of the oxygen on the domestic charts, combining to gross $63.8 million and accounting for 46 percent of this weekend’s business at the movies.

The two also combined to win over interest from all four quadrants: “Venom” found its success with younger males while “A Star Is Born” courted women and older audiences.

Also Read: 'Venom' Conquers Box Office Again as 'First Man,' 'Goosebumps 2' Open to $16 Million

It’s the latter group with whom “First Man” needs to earn traction.
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New Halloween Director Wanted to Kill Dr. Loomis in the Opening Scene

New Halloween Director Wanted to Kill Dr. Loomis in the Opening Scene
With the new Halloween movie just days away from release, it's a great time to be a slasher movie fan. The film establishes a new timeline for the franchise by ignoring the events of every previous sequel in the series, only recognizing John Carpenter's 1978 original. Even that film almost saw its events revised, however, as the original opening for the new Halloween was going to retell what happened at the ending of the first movie in a huge way. Rather than having Dr. Loomis shoot Michael Myers in the end, Loomis himself would have been killed by the Shape, with a body double in place of the late Donald Pleasence.

With Carpenter himself on board as an executive producer, he was given the chance to weigh in on the story. The legendary filmmaker claims that when he heard about the idea of killing Loomis, he told director David Gordon Green
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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ and ‘Halloween’ Release New Soundtrack Samples

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ and ‘Halloween’ Release New Soundtrack Samples
This fall’s sequels Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Halloween are two of the most anticipated movies of the year, and they also come with two of the most anticipated scores as well. James Newton Howard is tackling the Harry Potter spin-off sequel while John Carpenter himself returned to craft the score for the […]

The post ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ and ‘Halloween’ Release New Soundtrack Samples appeared first on /Film.
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Interview: Jamie Lee Curtis on Reclaiming Laurie Strode for Halloween (2018), How Horror Led to Her Career in Comedy, Almost Becoming a Cop, and More

There are horror icons, and then there is Jamie Lee Curtis. A trailblazer in modern genre cinema who also cemented herself as one of the finest comedic actresses to boot, Curtis is truly a one-of-a-kind talent, and we’re all lucky to have been able to enjoy four decades of her work in both film and television (Scream Queens Forever). This week, Curtis returns to the role that launched her career, Laurie Strode, for David Gordon Green’s Halloween (2018), which cleverly reboots the narrative of the beloved final girl and gives horror fans a legendary showdown that is 40 years in the making.

At a recent press day for Halloween (2018), Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with Curtis about her return to the role that helped launch her career, and she discussed being able to revisit the character of Laurie Strode in a new way, connecting with newcomer Andi Matichak,
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