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Artist Turns More Horror Icons into Awesome Halloween Decorations
Trevor Henderson’s “Horror Hangers” series 2 is now available to order in his Etsy shop! If you recall, we brought your attention to this Canadian artist’s work when he released series 1, a loving tribute to old school Halloween decorations mixed with contemporary horror films. His latest line-up is inspired by A Nightmare on Elm Street, the Friday the 13th series, Alien, The Return of the Living Dead and Tombs of the Blind Dead. Killer stuff! If you want to add these to your decorations, you can buy ‘em here! Check out the latest designs below in addition to the series 1 designs.
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Mignola Preps Frankenstein Underground for 2015 Release
In 2015 Dark Horse Comics will publish Frankenstein Underground, a new five-issue miniseries written by best-selling comic book creator Mike Mignola, with covers by Mignola and interior art by acclaimed artist Ben Stenbeck (Baltimore). The miniseries follows the Frankenstein monster, who is alone, abandoned, and wandering underground, where he discovers both other monsters and the dark secrets to the universe.
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American Horror Story: Freak Show’s Main Titles Revealed
When American Horror Story made its debut, it took hold of us all immediately with a powerful opening credits sequence. Now, that has become something to look forward to with each season. Today, FX has lifted the curtain on the opening titles for American Horror Story: Freak Show which debuts October 8th. You can watch them via the player here. American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
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Check Out An Exclusive Still from ABCs of Death 2
ABCs of Death 2 arrives on VOD tomorrow! The film is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. And, it’s a vast improvement over the first entry! In anticipation of the debut, we’ve received a still from “C is for Capital Punishment,” a segment directed by Julian Gilby. He previously helmed A Lonely Place to Die and his entry in ABCs of Death 2 is a nasty piece of work.
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The Bloodcast 92: Halloween Horror Nights, Fantastic Fest Highlights & October Prep!
The Bloodcast returns after a week off to begin October with a bit of catching up and looking forward. Hosts Clarke Wolfe and Ryan Turek recount their trips to Halloween Horror Nights (Orlando) and Fantastic Fest in Austin, respectively. Clarke recounts her favorite mazes while Ryan talks about the film highlights of the fest. They then move on to preview Beyond Fest in Los Angeles and the major horror releases coming to theaters and VOD this month.
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Here’s Your First Look at the Horror Anthology Mexico Barbaro!
The Mexican horror anthology we’ve been tracking since the beginning of the year officially has a trailer. Twitch landed the first look and you can now watch the preview here. Jorge Michael Grau, Isaac Ezban, Laurette Flores, Ulises Guzman, Edgar Nito, Lex Ortega, Gigi Saul Guerrero and Aaron Soto are the contributing helmers who will draw on Mexico’s folklore and legends as inspiration.
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10 Halloween Offenders Sam Should Punish in Trick ‘r Treat 2!
With Trick ‘r Treat, Michael Dougherty set out to give rise to a bonafide Halloween mascot, and he did just that with the pumpkin-headed, childlike demon named Sam. Santa Claus and Krampus rolled into one adorable little package, Sam is essentially the protector of Halloween, punishing all who disrespect and just generally sour the fun of the historic holiday. And isn’t that what we love about him? Officially announced around this time last year was an impending sequel to my personal favorite Halloween horror film, and though we haven’t heard a peep about the project in some time, it’s hard not to be excited about the continuing adventures of the pint-sized creature in the orange onesie.
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Trailer: Fun Size Horror Brings Short Form Scares to the Web!
Later this month, Shock Till You Drop is participating in Fun Size Horror. This is a horror film collective that has come together to create 31 films to celebrate Halloween. You can check out a trailer here. You’ll be able to find some of the shorts here, but select entries will be spread across Dread Central, BloodyDisgusting, Collider and HitFix, the week of Halloween, too.
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Leatherface: His Many Guises Broken Down into an Infographic
To celebrate not just all things horror as we lurch into Halloween, but to say happy birthday to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, HalloweenCostumes.com created a fun infographic that breaks down the many incarnations of Leatherface. The graphic provides an illustration of the killer, a small synopsis of the film he appeared in and the on-screen body count. Check it out!
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Sarah Connor is Going to Battle Jason Voorhees in Slash/Up
So, the following video was sent my way. It’s a preview for a new web series called Slash/Up and it apparently pits Sarah Connor of the Terminator films against Jason Voorhees. What sense does that make? Slash/Up’s goal, according to a synopsis I was sent, is to “pit a different set of retro movie/geek culture icons against each in a totally unique, story driven mashup, wrapped around by debate and commentary.”
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Zombieland 2 Back on Track with Ruben Fleischer Returning
Plans for Zombieland 2 appear to be back on track today with Deadline reporting that Sony Pictures has brought aboard The Expendables scribe Dave Callaham to provide the screenplay. He’ll work closely with Ruben Fleischer, who will be returning as director. Set in a zombie post-apocalypse and filtered through a darkly comic lens, the original Zombieland hit theaters in 2009 and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as survivors attempting to outlast the living dead.
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Gallery: A Detailed Look at the Nightbreed Director’s Cut Limited Edition Set
Scream Factory chose Shock Till You Drop to be one of the first to receive the anticipated Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut limited edition set. And similar to what we did with the Halloween collection, I figured you guys would want a more detailed look at the packaging (you can see Scream Factory’s unboxing video here). It’s a beautiful package, without a doubt. Stay tuned for my review, now…pardon me while I dig into this beast!
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New American Horror Story: Freak Show Trailer Offers Actual Plot
Well, look at that! An American Horror Story: Freak Show trailer has come along that actually offers some scenes from the show – with, you know, plot and character! – as opposed to the trippy, hyper-stylized promos we’ve been inundated with. This promo is called “Monsters Among Us.” American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
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L.A.! See Popcorn on 35mm This Saturday With Jill Schoelen in Person!
The Beyond Fest slate just added one more cool event! If you’re in Los Angeles this Saturday, treat yourself to the previously-announced free screening of The Town That Dreaded Sundown, then, stick around for a 35mm presentation of the 1991 horror film Popcorn. Star Jill Schoelen will be in attendance for a Q&A. This screening is being put on by Secret Sixteen and the Jumpcut Cafe (which houses the monthly Dead Right Horror Trivia Night event I co-host with Fangoria’s Rebekah McKendry). You can get your tickets here.
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