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Go behind the scenes of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights HALLOWEEN 4 sets!

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I came across this video that's too good not to share -- a behind the scenes walkthrough of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers sets.

The video is courtesy of Halloween Daily News.  Enjoy.


I love the hell out of Halloween 4 and this looks like a lot of fun.

Quick thoughts on SUMMER OF '84.

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I was mildly excited to check out Summer of '84, a slasher period piece that I had seen trailers and artwork for a while back.  Now, one can argue that the filmmakers were trying to capitalize on the enormous success of Netflix's Stranger Things, and maybe they are.  But that's okay. 

So the movie finally hit Amazon and I decided to rent it.  I had watched a couple of reviews on YouTube, all of which were very positive.  So I dug in.

And I have to be honest, I didn't love it.  Not to say I didn't like it, because I did.  But the love just wasn't there -- mostly because I just feel like horror-themed movies and TV shows that are set in the '80s are just overplayed now.  I think if it was Summer of '94, I might have loved it.

The story is good.  And the ending is actually quite great.  There's an unexpected character death and a few narrative turns that keep the movie interesting.  The acting was good for the most part and the movie was shot incredib…

SCREAM comes home.

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You've probably heard by now about the event in Santa Rosa, California this October.  Scream Comes Home

The event, being held on October 27, will allow Scream fans a chance to attend a screening of the film at the iconic filming location from the finale of the film (Stu's house).  Not only that, but you'll also be able to spend the night at the house (or property grounds). 

My buddy Kenny's On Set Cinema will be hosting the screening and webmaster alum Anthony Masi (Myers Museum, HalloweenMovies.com) and super-fan Nate Ragon have co-created the event.  Roger Jackson, the voice of Ghostface, will also be in attendance.

I will not be able to attend, but I hope everyone that does has one hell of a time.  And I hope everyone survives scene 118!

The HALLOWEEN trailer is here!

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The wait is over.  Blumhouse and Universal have released the trailer for Halloween.  I can't wait.  I can't fucking wait.  Words cannot accurately describe how excited I am for this movie.


If I had to nitpick anything, it'd probably be that they showed too much Myers in the trailer.  But, let's be real: he's what's going to sell this movie.

October 19 needs to get here like now.

Also...how cool is it that Twitter now has a #HalloweenMovie emoji?!

MM Updates: Halloween trailer dropping, Spawn reboot.

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Hey, time for a new edition of MM Updates!  So let's just get down to the nitty gritty...

The Halloween 2018 trailer is being released this Friday (6/8)!Finally!  The (teaser?) trailer for the Halloween requel -- yeah, I called it that -- is hitting the net this Friday.  So all you butt-hurt fanboys can rejoice.Jamie Foxx is Spawn!It has been officially announced that Jamie Foxx is our new Al Simmons/Spawn.  Great casting, if you ask me.  What's better is that creator Todd McFarlane is fully involved and it's going to be a Blumhouse production!  Triple win! So, yeah, that's pretty much it.  Not much on my end of things.  Although, I am really intrigued by the idea of van life, or #vanlife, rather.  You've heard of the tiny house movement (which I really dig), but this is taking things a step further...something I might explore a little deeper here in the future.
That's it.  Enjoy your week, everyone!

Quick thoughts on the LAKE PLACID franchise.

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I just finished watching Lake Placid: Legacy.  It's the latest in the franchise from Syfy, premiering May 28, 2018, on TV.  So, naturally, I popped the original movie in and am watching that now. 

I figured now would be a good of a time as ever to list my thoughts on the entire franchise.  So let's get started...

LAKE PLACID (1999)
The first film came out the summer of 1999, just a month before I entered middle school (sixth grade).  I was already a huge Jaws fan and I jumped at the chance to see this.  Unlike Deep Blue Sea, which came out the same month, I didn't get to see Lake Placid in theaters, but I did rent it almost immediately upon home video release.

I loved it.  I thought it was funny and scary and had a cool-looking killer crocodile.  And to this day, I still love it.

LAKE PLACID 2 (2007)
Eight years after the release of the original, Syfy released their sequel, Lake Placid 2.  There's really not much to say -- it is what it is: a cheap killer croc flick tha…

Thinking about early FREDDY VS. JASON publicity.

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Y'all remember the hype-train that was Freddy vs. Jason, right?  Well, I do.  And recently, I've been thinking about it.  And the initial false start the project had.  So I'm going to take a quick trip down memory lane for a moment.

Here is the original promotional flyer from 1997, back when FvJ had a planned 1998 release date.  Now, this is nothing new.  I'm sure you've all seen this old flyer posted somewhere on the net.  It's clearly a quick thrown-together sales art job using the chrome mask from the Jason Goes to Hell poster art.  And I believe that's Freddy's glove from either Freddy's Dead or The Dream Child.  Either way, it was enough to get the fans salivating.

What's most intriguing about this poster art is that it wasn't just a close-to-the-vest project around Hollywood.  Not at all.  In fact, the main art on the flyer was actually used as a teaser poster and was displayed in a few theaters.  Not many, but some.

I was able to fin…