Halloween Film franchise Producer launches scare foundation to benefit youths!

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PRODUCER OF HALLOWEEN MOVIE FRANCHISE LAUNCHES SCARE FOUNDATION, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION TO BENEFIT YOUTHS LIVING IN POVERTY  “It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.” So believes the sheriff in the iconic horror movie that introduced the world to the terrifying Michael Myers, Halloween. Malek Akkad, producer of the Halloween franchise, fully approves of that sentiment, and hopes to take it one step further. Akkad is excited to announce the launch of the sCare (Suspense Community … Continue reading

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Book Review: Halloween Nation – Author Lesley Pratt Bannatyne

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HALLOWEEN NATION: BEHIND THE SCENES OF AMERICA’S FRIGHT NIGHT A book made for the festive ghoul in all of us, “Halloween Nation” is a work of passion written by author Lesley Pratt Bannatyne. This new release which is subtitled “Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night” is actually that. It proudly boastthe symbol of “I love Halloween” which is apparent from the 2 years of research she did to bring us this new ode to … Continue reading

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DIMENSION Sets Date For HALLOWEEN 3D

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Not sure if you all will look at this as good news or bad but news just came across that DIMENSION has set a date for the supposed canned new addition to the revived HALLOWEEN franchise. It’s been a while since we’ve talked about it but that’s because the last thing we heard, it was dead. Guess what!!! It was just in a coma. While no director or any other cast and crew have been … Continue reading

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Film Review: Halloween 2 (H2) (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister. REVIEW: Directed by: Rob Zombie Written by: Rob Zombie Starring: Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif, Sheri Moon Zombie Remakes of horror movies tend to be popular throughout the themes of many new Hollywood productions. Classic horror movies are being remade with a bigger budget, and different … Continue reading

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Film Review: Halloween II (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: This bloodier sequel picks up where the original ended. An injured Jamie Lee Curtis recuperates in the hospital not knowing that murderous Michael Myers is licking his wounds in a nearby room. The hospital setting makes for spooky sequences with Myers’ slow footsteps echoing loudly on the tile floor. The diagnosis for impressionable viewers: long nights of insomnia. REVIEW: DIRECTOR: RICK ROSENTAL WRITER: JOHN CARPENTER & DEBRA HILL US RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 30, 1981 … Continue reading

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Film Review: Halloween Resurrection (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: When a group of college students win a contest to spend the night in the childhood home of serial killer Michael Myers, they expect a few scares but none of them are prepared for what awaits them. The house has been rigged with cameras as they are to be broadcasted live over the internet to be watched by millions. As they wander around the house in search of some kind of answer for Michael’s … Continue reading

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Trailer: Halloween (2007)

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Trailer: Halloween (2007) After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

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Ruthless Killing: It’s a Man’s World

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Warning: This post contains spoilers for; Friday the 13th, Cry_Wolf, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, Dead End and Switchblade Romance. In 1980 Friday the 13th slashed and stabbed its way on cinema screens. It continued the success of slasher movies that had become a new horror trend. Films like John Carpenter’s Halloween and Black Christmas had laid the foundations for the sub genre but Friday the 13th did something that is rarely seen in … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Halloween Edition

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Welcome to a place where your dreams and nightmares cross over to the other side of the unexplained. I don’t have any UFO sightings to talk about today but that doesn’t mean they are not up above. I just wanted to talk on the subject of Halloween this edition. Rob Zombie has been strongly criticized for reimaging John Carpenter’s Halloween and making Michael Myers more human. More criticism is upon Zombie’s shoulders ever since the … Continue reading

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Interview: Sid Haig (House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devils Rejects, Halloween)

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Another luminary of the Horror world I was able to talk to for a short while was the one & only Sid Haig. Mr. Haig was more than generous with his time & agreed to sit down & answer a few questions about his work past, present & future, TBS: I’m sitting here with the legendary star of many films that are near & dear to any horror/exploitation fans heart. I’m talking about Sid Haig. … Continue reading

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Top 7 Definitive Movies to Celebrate Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching! It’s time to break out some candy and watch a few movies to get you inspired. Here’s a definitive list of movies to celebrate your 31 days of Halloween, or 13 days or to celebrate all year long! Of course there’s John Carpenter’s Halloween and Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007):

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Horror Fandom: Halloween Shenanigans

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So yeah, here we are at the time of year where a bunch of people start turning their attention to all things macabre. Well, kind of anyway. Halloween can be fun, with uproarious parties, movie nights, dressing up and all that other good stuff that goes with it. Is is any different for the avid horror fan? A little. This is the time of year that stores are filled with things that ideally we’d like … Continue reading

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2010 NYC Comic Con

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New York City’s residents aren’t exactly known for being conservative in their fashion sense. However, even in the city that never sleeps, it was easy to tell as I walked the streets of Manhattan that I was getting closer to the site of the 2010 New York Comic Convention.  As I approached, I spotted fans dressed as comic book icons with intensifying frequency. Avatar, The Incredible Hulk, The Predator — they were all present on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Witch Craft – Compiled by Margaret McGuire & Alicia Kachmar

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WITCH CRAFT: WICKED ACCESSORIES, CREEPY-CUTE TOYS, MAGICAL TREATS, & MORE! (HARD COVER) Compiled by Margaret McGuire & Alicia Kachmar Published by Quirk Classics Publication Date: 2010 Format: Color – 96 pages Price: $14.95 “Double, double, toil and trouble! The instructions in Witch Craft will help you conjure up 25 totally wicked treasures – everything from vampire bite necklaces to graveyard cupcakes. You’ll also find tips and tricks for transforming found objects and everyday items into … Continue reading

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Scary String Dolls Are Here for Halloween

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Hey horror hounds! In the spirit of Haunting Season, with Halloween right around the corner, I wanted to share a special treat with you (no tricks, sorry!) that came in the mail for me today; I received a nifty little Halloween trinket that immediately reminded me of the “Bride of Chucky.” The trinket is in fact a little String Doll keychain from the website www.mystringdolls.com (called “Nightmare Bride”). The entire string doll is made up … Continue reading

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Top 10 Performances from a child star in Horror

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10. Kyra Schon as Karen Cooper in “Night of the Living Dead” Kyra Schon’s performance as Karen Cooper, the zombie who killed her mother with a garden trowel after eating her father, is perhaps one of the most well-known performances in horror history. Her frightening performance truly stole the show and made an impression on viewers everywhere. Although “Night of the Living Dead” was her only performance, it alone earns her a spot on the … Continue reading

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