Last year, this writer had the opportunity to attend Warner Bros. Studios’ first iteration of their “Horror Made Here” Halloween-themed celebration that took attendees all over the WB lot for a multi-media experience. For this year, though, they really upped the fun factor by streamlining the event, and embracing all these amazing properties that have done so well for both WB as well as New Line Cinema. There were Freddy Kruegers running amok, Valak was coming out of the walls, and even a few Gremlins showed up in the shadows to boot.
*Updated on 10/20 with new film and TV show listings.* Happy autumn, readers! The best time of the year is finally upon us—the Halloween Season—and we’re back with our annual Halloween horrors viewing guide that should help you navigate the waters of all the fun horror-related movies, as well as television shows and specials, that are coming our way over the next month or so. This year’s guide is bigger and better than ever, as we’ve even gone through all the movie channel schedules to find all the great genre films that they’ll be playing throughout October.
We’re only a few days away now from the release of Patrick Brice’s Creep 2, the sequel to his sleeper found footage hit that features a lovable sociopath played by Mark Duplass who hires a videographer to capture a day in his life, but he has some sinister plans for the unsuspecting filmmaker (who was played by Creep director Brice) that might have some bearing on how this “film” turns out.
A few years ago, Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice came together to create one of the best found footage films of the modern era of horror, Creep. A surprise hit that connected with horror fans in a big way, Duplass is reprising his disconcerting character (now known as “Aaron”) in Creep 2, but this time, he finds that his new “project,” an online filmmaker named Sara (Desiree Akhavan), doesn’t scare nearly as easy as he was hoping, especially after she agrees to continue working with him after he confesses that he is indeed a serial killer. Realizing that he may have finally met his match, “Aaron’s” new companion is about to push him and his fragile psyche further than ever before.
Earlier this year, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with several folks involved with the slasher comedy Tragedy Girls while in Austin at SXSW 2017 (which is where it celebrated its world premiere). But now that the film is set to enjoy its theatrical run this Friday, courtesy of Gunpowder & Sky, we thought we’d catch up again with co-writer/director Tyler MacIntyre, as well as with one-half of the film's titular anti-heroes, Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse, Straight Outta Compton), to talk Tragedy Girls one last time.
Even though the Halloween season mostly caters to all the young ’uns out there, it seems like with each passing year, adults everywhere are getting more and more into the “spirit” of things (finally catching up to those of us who treat this spooky season as more of a lifestyle than a holiday). With that in mind, I wanted to come up with a variety of recipes that celebrated the eternal monster kid in all of us, so here are 10 ideas perfect for those of us who still like to have a little fun with our food.
A few weeks back, I put together a list of a bunch of different outdoor decorations you can make in order to add some thrills and chills to your yards this Halloween season. Today, we have a great collection of DIY décor ideas that are perfect for inside your home, and some are even easy enough that kids can help out if they want to join in for the festivities.
Over the weekend, Creature Features in Burbank, California played host to an amazing panel called Creating Pennywise, which featured Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Alec Gillis from studioADI, as well as fellow legendary effects artist Bart Mixon, who was responsible for bringing the Tim Curry iteration of Pennywise to life for the 1990 IT miniseries.
This Friday, Momentum Pictures is set to release Jungle, the latest from Greg McLean (The Belko Experiment, Wolf Creek 1 and 2), which tells the real-life story of Yossi Ghinsberg (played by Daniel Radcliffe), who traveled to the Amazon rainforest during the 1980s, and had to contend with the brutal dangers lurking all around him and his group of fellow travelers as they made their way through the unforgiving titular locale. Shortly after surviving his ordeal, Ghinsberg wrote a book about his experiences, which is also entitled Jungle, and McLean discussed in a recent interview with Daily Dead how he first discovered the autobiographical tale and knew that he needed to adapt it for the big screen.
Earlier this year, D.J. Caruso’s Disturbia turned 10 years old, and since I was already chatting with him for Happy Death Day, I could not resist chatting with Christopher Landon about the project, which became a turning point in his career as a then up-and-coming screenwriter with huge aspirations.
If there’s one thing that’s almost as certain as death and taxes, it’s that as soon as the fall season hits, most folks go into Pumpkin Overload Mode, and for good reason. These popular gourds are not only a timeless symbol of Halloween, but they also offer up a wonderful flavor that’s great with savory and sweet treats. With that in mind, I rounded up these 10 pumpkin-themed recipes that should satisfy any cravings you may be having this October.
In terms of his horror trifecta of films—Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, and now Happy Death Day—I’m officially ready to start the Christopher Landon fan club. You couldn’t ask for three films to be more different from each other, and with every effort, Landon has proved himself to be a confident storyteller with a deep love of the genre in his work, and that affection has shone through with each of his cinematic endeavors.
In theaters today is Christopher Landon’s Happy Death Day, a horror comedy about a sorority girl who must contend with living out her death over and over again to figure out just who it is that is trying to kill her. Landon’s latest was produced by the fine folks over at Blumhouse Productions, and at a recent press day for their latest offering, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with producer Jason Blum.
Arriving in theaters today is Happy Death Day, the latest from filmmaker Christopher Landon that follows a young woman (Jessica Rothe) who must live out her own demise again and again in hopes of unlocking the puzzle to her untimely death. Landon, who has been at the helm of some great genre films like Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, delivers yet another unique cinematic experience with his latest effort.
While Halloween is a holiday that most of us horror-loving adults have claimed as our own, that doesn’t mean we should overlook how much kids look forward to October 31st each year. That being said, I put together 10 different delicious recipes I’ve collected over the last year from Pinterest that your young ghouls and goblins will enjoy during October. Plus, if you’re throwing the little monsters a Halloween-themed party in the coming weeks, most of these ideas are super easy to do, and shouldn’t cost you a lot to make, either.