My Jamie Lee Curtis/HALLOWEEN (2018) theory.

Surely by now, you've seen the bombshell that Blumhouse and Jamie Lee Curtis dropped yesterday.  It is confirmed that Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her iconic role as Laurie Strode in the upcoming Halloween movie scheduled for release in 2018.

What's funny, though, is that we've known since the beginning that this new film was going to be a direct sequel to the earliest installments.  So you can imagine the massive amounts of eye-rolling I did when I saw people complaining and saying that Jame Lee died in Halloween: Resurrection, how could she possibly return?  Well, it's simple, they're pulling a Halloween H20 and ignoring all previous installments.  So this is essentially Halloween H40.

But that's not my theory.  I think this is pretty much known.  However, here's what I actually think is going to go down...

I believe that this new movie will not be a sequel 1981's Halloween II, but rather a direct sequel to 1978's Halloween.

Here's why:…

Quick thoughts on IT (2017).

So I finally got out to see the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's classic novel IT.  Now, comparing the new film to the 1990 TV miniseries is like comparing apples to oranges.  Yeah, it's the same source material, but still -- one was made for TV with a TV-14 rating and the other for film (first half of the novel, really) with a hard R rating.

Okay, so let's address the elephant in the room: Pennywise.  When it was first announced that Bill Skarsgård was cast as the killer clown, it was met with rightful skepticism...reminds me a lot of when Heath Ledger was announced as the new Joker in The Dark Knight.  For years, Jack Nicholson was the only Joker, hands down.  And we know how that story ended.  So I'll just say it: Skarsgård Heath Ledger'd the fuck out of this.  So no disrespect to Tim Curry, his Pennywise will always be great, but like Nicholson-Ledger, this new interpretation is so different, and yet, so good, that this is just another apples-to-oranges compa…

HorrorHound Weekend 2017 recap, sort of.

Another successful HorrorHound Weekend is in the books!  This year marked the tenth anniversary of the first HH convention, one which I attended.  So, yeah, I was little emotional at this one.  Like, where the hell did time go?

The celebrity lineup this year was incredible: a Friday the 13th Part 2 reunion, a Lost Boys reunion (yes, with Corey Feldman), and a slew of other stars of film and TV (including a cool Bates Motel lineup).

I totally forgot Charles Cyphers was going to be there...

...and wow, meeting the Sheriff Brackett was a surreal experience.  And then there's Amy Steel, F13 Part 2's survivor girl.

She's such a sweetheart and just as pretty as ever.

This year's Mask-Fest, brought to us by The HMA (Halloween Mask Association), was better than ever.  Unfortunately, I didn't get any photos because I'm a fucking idiot -- but it was cool seeing the work of a lot of indie companies I follow online in person.

In the vendor room I found this:

Some cool, c…

Happy 10th anniversary, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN!

Love it, hate it, or tolerate it, Rob Zombie's 2007 Halloween remake is ten years old today.  Holy shit.  That's insane to think about.  The movie has its share of problems, but overall, I enjoyed and liked it.  And I still do.

Tyler Mane's portrayal of Michael Myers was admirable and intimidating.  Yes, most of the first half of the movie is sort of pointless, but the midsection of the movie is solid with young Myers in Smith's Grove -- we really got to see his descent into madness and how Loomis played into all of it.

Initially, the movie evoked a lot of mixed reactions from myself.  But after numerous viewings, I definitely have developed a little love for the movie.  I can't help it, it has its charms.  But, also, duh, the original 1978 Halloween will always be the Alpha and Omega of all horror films, in my opinion.

The cast is solid and how fucking great was it to see Danielle Harris back in a Halloween years after she was in Halloween 4 & 5...and after s…

HorrorHound Weekend is upon us yet again!

HorrorHound weekend is one of my favorite times of the year.  Not only am I put in the same room(s) as some of my favorite horror actors and actresses, but the vendor booths are always incredible and the amazing Mask-Fest is right across the hall.  Best part?  The convention is like a twenty-minute drive -- so, yeah.

So, again, I will be in attendance.  I will be there Friday and hopefully Saturday, too (during the day, at least).

The Lost Boys reunion should be a blast as well as seeing most of the cast from A&E's Bates Motel.


Will you be attending?  Hope to see you there!

WTF! is a slow-burn slasher that's tons of fun!

Full disclosure: I've never even heard of this movie before yesterday.  I just so happened to stumble across a review for it on another site.  I didn't read the whole review, just skimmed it, and it was enough to push me into the direction of watching it.

Surprisingly, it wasn't very hard to track down a digital copy, so that's exactly what I did.

The movies opens in the aftermath of a murder spree, there's police markers and evidence tags everywhere.  It's clear that something just went down.  We're given a little bit of backstory clarity when we're introduced the main character, Rachel.

Rachel is the sole survivor of the killings that pre-date this movie.  It's three years later and her and her college friends are planning a spring break getaway.  Naturally, they all choose to go to a remote cabin deep in the woods.  Sounds about right for a slasher flick.

Now, the movie's pretty transparent about who the killer is, even the filmmakers aren&#…
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