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Happy 20th Anniversary, HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS

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Twenty years ago today, HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS was released to the world.  It was the first entry that Dimension Films was in charge of.  The film attempted to make some sort of sense out of some of the oddities from HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS.  Love it or hate it, H6 does exist -- in two forms, actually -- and officially!


This year saw the long-awaited release of the HALLOWEEN 6 PRODUCER'S CUT!

In many regards, H6 is believed to be the last "true" HALLOWEEN movie -- casting a realistic look and feel for the season.  And I agree.  H20 took place in California, not just filmed there, but TOOK PLACE THERE.  And RESURRECTION was just a damn joke.

So here's to HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS, everyone's favorite bastard step-child!  Happy twentieth anniversary!


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Don't ever forget Disney's PHANTOM OF THE MEGAPLEX

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Okay, so this isn't a horror movie -- at all -- but that's okay.  Because Disney's made-for-TV movie PHANTOM OF THE MEGAPLEX has all of the makings of a great Halloween special (despite having nothing to do with the holiday).


Like I stated earlier, this isn't a horror movie in the least, but it is a fun little PG-rated whodunit.
Phantom of the Megaplex is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie, produced by the Disney Channel. With a title and concept very loosely based on The Phantom of the Opera, the film concerns strange happenings at a monstrous megaplex on the night of a major movie premiere gala, Midnight Mayhem. The central character, played by Taylor Handley, is Pete Riley, the 17-year-old assistant manager of the theater. He has to cope with malfunctioning equipment, disappearing staff, and a broken popcorn machine, among other headaches. He investigates to see if the troubles are coincidence or the result of sabotage by a mysterious "phantom". The sen…

The magical VHS trailer for CHILD'S PLAY!

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Well, they don't make 'em like this anymore!  Actually, to be honest, I don't think I've ever seen a trailer quite like this before -- and you know how zany some of those old home video trailers could get.  They'd do almost anything to get entice you to get off your butt and get to a store to buy their movie.

And CHILD'S PLAY was no different.  Now if you remember, the initial theatrical trailer was straight-forward, horror-oriented.  But post-release, when it came time to actually sell the film for home viewing, the studio took a different approach.  A much, much different approach.

Now many of you will remember this VHS trailer, but perhaps some of you might be seeing this for the first time.  It's starts off innocent enough with a little voice over introduction by Chucky himself.  And then...well...


...magic.  Just magic.  I wasn't kidding when I said they don't make them like this anymore.  I don't know about you, but it's 2015 and I w…

Our Kill/Quack mashup t-shirt is for sale!

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I'm proud to unveil our latest t-shirt design, Kill/Quack!  A mashup between FRIDAY THE 13TH and THE MIGHTY DUCKS.

The shirt is available for sale in our Redbubble store for $24.80.

Thanks for looking!

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The SCREAM QUEENS pilot impressed, here's my thoughts!

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Okay, so FOX's new horror-comedy SCREAM QUEENS premiered last night.  Heard of it?  I thought so.  So you know the basic premise.  A sorority on campus where horrible things just seem to happen.

Enter Emma Roberts.  She's good at playing a bitch.  And if you thought she was bitchy in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, then you haven't seen anything yet.  She's on her A-game here.  She "accidentally" kills the house maid in a deep fryer.  Yeah.

Oh, and Jamie Lee Curtis!  She's awesome and she rocks the hell out of her role here.  She's the dean of the university.  She also happens to blackmail male students on academic probation into sex.  She's a cougar -- and a vixen.  And she rules.

From what I've gathered so far, there's a new freshman on campus who might be trying to overtake Emma Robert's character, who is the top-dog (Kappa Queen) in the sorority house.

There's a mysterious Red Devil on campus whose been a presence in the house f…

Halloween t-shirts are here! Get a killer look!

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Hello boils and ghouls!  We've been steadily releasing our Halloween apparel and here's a small rundown of what we're offering so far!

No costume?  No problem!  We got you covered...

HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH

Black tee with the infamous H3 TV pumpkin!  Only $24.80 in our store!
HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS

Get the same "Cops Do It By The Book" tee worn by Kathleen Kinmont (Kelly Meeker) in H4!  Only $22.40 in our store!
HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS


Show your support for Barry Simms with this awesome "Barry Kicks Ass!" tee!  As seen in H6 worn by Keith Bogart (Tim Strode) and Devin Gardner (Danny Strode) in H6.  Only $24.80 in our store!
HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES


Dress like Matthew McGrory (Tiny) from Rob Zombie's HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES in this awesome "Cheap Ass Halloween Costume" tee.  Only $24.80 in our store!
Look for more to be added as the season progresses!
BROWSE OUR ENTIRE REDBUBBLE STORE!

HARVEST OF FEAR & THE PATH OF EVIL, a forgotten Halloween-themed franchise!

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In the clutter of straight-to-video madness, there are oftentimes movies -- and sometimes series -- that get lost in the chaos.  Well lucky for you I stumbled upon them back in their initial releases, because HARVEST OF FEAR and THE PATH OF EVIL are two worthy movies that make up an entertaining franchise.  And the best part?  They're Halloween-themed!

Let's take a closer look...


HARVEST OF FEAR (2004)
Killing Is In The Air

So what is HARVEST OF FEAR?  Here's the synopsis...

Medical intern Billy McKinley arrives in the small town of Devil's Lake and finds himself thrust into the middle of a mystery as a string of unsolved murders start just as the annual Harvest Festival is about to begin. The murders happen to be similar to those of 20 years earlier. Has the original killer resurfaced or has a copycat come to take his place? Now, Billy must find a killer and save the town before it's too late.

Interested now?  You should be.  Because although it's not a great mo…

Dedicated to Wes Craven, THE CONFESSION OF FRED KRUEGER shines

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I was able to see Nathan Thomas Milliner's THE CONFESSION OF FRED KRUEGER at HorrorHound Weekend.  In fact, I had to catch the encore screening Saturday night (the film debuted Friday).  With a packed room, I was ready to see what Milliner had constructed.
Many of you know Milliner as the artist behind a lot of Scream Factory's DVD and bluray covers.  Well, guys, you'll know him now as a filmmaker.
CONFESSION is a true piece of art.  Milliner shows his passion for the material in a true love letter to the franchise.  I loved it.  In fact, I feel almost everyone in the auditorium loved it.  A roaring applause erupted as the film concluded.
Kevin Roach does a marvelous job bringing his own version of the Springwood Slasher to fruition.
We've always known that Fred Krueger was released on a technicality -- and now, we finally get to see what that is.
CONFESSION is set to be released via YouTube on Monday, September 14 at 2:28 PM.  (Which is 14:28 military time...get it?…

HorrorHound Weekend was an epic blast!

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Well, folks, I broke my HorrorHound Weekend dry spell!  I haven't been to HorrorHound in like three years, so it's great to be back with good friends and awesome people.

What sets HorrorHound apart from other conventions I've been to is that HH goes above beyond.  There's a film festival!  Dedicated rooms for movies!  For instance, one whole room was dedicated to the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series.  And let me tell you, that was A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

And how fitting is it that HorrorHound falls right smack in the middle of the our Halloween Countdown?

Most importantly, I saw some cool shit this weekend.


First, these awesome masks by Connor Deless, who absolutely nails those Leatherface masks.


I even seen a FACE/OFF transformation right before eyes!


And, of course, the always talented Justin Mabry and those killer Myers masks.


Tried to take a cool shot of the main room, got mostly ceiling.  So if you have a ceiling fetish, you're welcome.

Oh, man.  These Casey Jones ma…

BOY MEETS WORLD gave us one of the best Halloween specials EVER!

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Okay, so it wasn't technically a "Halloween special," per se, but it totally works as one.  In February 1998, the hit ABC sitcom BOY MEETS WORLD released on of the better horror parodies of all time in an episode titled "And Then There Was Shawn."
The episode spoofs SCREAM and I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER mostly, but it was still incredibly fun and the dialogue is absolutely to die for!
The kids get a scream out of detention. That's the official synopsis above.  And really, for being so short, is 100% spot-on.

I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking, "Hey Nick, how about a play-by-play recap using grainy TV screen grabs?"

My answer to you, "You got it, dude."

BOY MEETS WORLD -- S05E17 -- "And Then There Was Shawn"
Originally aired February 27, 1998

The episode kicks off in Feeny's class and Shawn is forced to sit in between Cory and Topanga because they're currently broken up, and Cory wants to use Shawn…
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