Looking for something Halloween-y that is currently streaming on HBO NOW? You're in luck, because HBO has released a list of films streaming on the app all month long, including Hannibal (2001), Predator (1987), IT (2017), Alien vs. Predator, and much more! Also: details on Johnny Gruesome's original song "Dyin' Tonight" by Robby Takac from the Goo Goo Dolls, Sleep Tight's crowdfunder, and release details for Valentine DayZ and Butterfly Kisses.

HBO NOW's List of Currently Streaming Halloween Movies: Press Release: "This October, HBO NOW has a whole cauldron of the spookiest horror flicks to keep you in the Halloween spirit all month long including film franchises such as Hannibal Lecter, The Omen, Wrong Turn, and more. Fill up your plastic pumpkin with candy galore, grab a caramel apple and bring on all the scares with these killer Halloween blockbusters.

IT, 2017

The summer of 1989 takes a terrifying turn when Pennywise, an evil clown dwelling in the sewers of Derry, Maine, begins to wreak havoc on Derry’s children. Starring Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, and Bill Skarsgård. Directed by Andy Muschietti. Based on the horror novel by Stephen King.

The Silence of the Lambs*, 1991

FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) works with incarcerated madman Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) to find a serial killer in this unforgettable 1991 Oscar®-winner.

Hannibal*, 2001

Escaped serial killer Hannibal Lecter is hunted by the FBI and a mutilated former victim in this follow-up to 'The Silence of the Lambs.'

Alien: Covenant*, 2017

Ridley Scott's 'Alien' prequel finds the crew of a colony ship sidetracked on an uncharted planet that is crawling with hostile aliens.

Predator*, 1987

It's muscles vs. monster when Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) takes on a murderous space alien in the jungles of Central America.

Predator 2*, 1990

Lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover) battles the camouflaged alien predator when it arrives in inner-city L.A.--and uses the city as a private hunting preserve.

AVP: Alien vs. Predator*, 2004

A scientific team finds itself in the midst of an epic war between the two extraterrestrial species deep below the frigid Antarctic.

The Last House on the Left*, 2009

A couple seeks murderous revenge on the criminals who attacked their daughter in this shocking remake of the 1972 cult classic.

Wolves at the Door, 2017

Four friends endure a horrifying home invasion in the Hollywood Hills in 1969.

A Cure for Wellness, 2017

A young executive sent to retrieve his CEO from a wellness spa in the Swiss Alps becomes ensnared in the diabolical dealings there.

Drag Me to Hell, 2009

A pretty young loan officer becomes the victim of an evil gypsy curse in Sam Raimi's jolting horror flick.

The Belko Experiment, 2017

A quiet day at the office takes a terrifying turn when the employees at a corporation in Colombia are given a horrific ultimatum.

The Omen*, 1973

A diplomat and his wife begin to fear their young son is the antichrist in this 1976 horror classic.

Damien: Omen II, 1978

Damien, the devil's child of 'The Omen,' is back in this spine-tingling 1978 sequel.

Omen III: The Final Conflict, 1981

The third film in the 'Omen' series finds the demonic Damien all grown up and ready to bring his evil to the world.

Omen IV: The Awakening*, 1991

Damien the Antichrist lives on through his daughter, who is just learning to use her powers in this fourth film in 'The Omen' series.

The Descent, 2006

A girls' trip to explore a labyrinth of North Carolina caves takes a terrifying turn in this spelunking scarefest.

The Descent: Part 2, 2010

Lone spelunking survivor Sarah must lead a mission back into the caves where she and five friends encountered an otherworldly horror.

Jennifer’s Body, 2009

Jennifer (Megan Fox) is a luscious teen temptress whose night out with an occult-obsessed rock band leaves her beaten, bruised and lusting for blood.

House of the Dead, 2003

Party-hearty teens head to a remote island for the ultimate rave only to discover the place is crawling with flesh-craving zombies.

House of the Dead 2, 2006

Higher learning gets zombified in this gruesome sequel that finds a college campus infiltrated by the living dead.

House of a 1000 Corpses, 2003

Director Rob Zombie's shocker about four young travelers who wind up trapped in a house of ungodly horrors.

The Devil’s Rejects, 2005

Rob Zombie's gritty, grisly sequel to 'House of 1000 Corpses' finds the Firefly family continuing their murderous ways while on the run.

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, 2007

Contestants in a reality show find themselves playing a game of life-or-death when they encounter a band of inbred hillbilly cannibals.

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, 2011

Snowmobiling college kids run amok of an inbred hillbilly cannibal family in this fourth film in the series.

Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines, 2012

Young people en route to a Halloween music festival run afoul of the demented Hillicker brothers and their inbred hillbilly cannibal clan.

Warlock, 1991

A young woman teams up with a witch hunter from the 1700s to destroy a warlock with diabolical plans.

Warlock: The Armageddon, 1993

The Warlock returns to collect six Druidic runestones in seven days--which will release Satan from Hell to rule the earth.

Warlock III: The End of Innocence, 1999

A plucky co-ed sets satanic forces in motion when she agrees to spend a weekend with her party-hearty pals in a spooky mansion.

*Ends on HBO NOW at 5:59 am EST on 11/1/18."


Johnny Gruesome Music Details: "'Dyin' Tonight," an original song performed by Robby Takac of Goo Goo Dolls fame for the upcoming horror film Johnny Gruesome, has been released by Funhouse Productions and is available for purchase on major music platforms ahead of the film's October 16th VOD release. Takac co-wrote the song with Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler and recorded it at his GCR Studios in Buffalo, New York.

The film Johnny Gruesome was written and directed by Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, Killer Rack) and stars Anthony De La Torre (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Lords of Chaos), Michael DeLorenzo (New York Undercover, Head of the Class) and singer-songwriter Aprilann ("Crown and the Girl"). The film tells the story of a murdered heavy metal rebel who returns from the grave for vengeance. Red Hill Movies, Deinstitutionalized, and JFR Productions co-produced, with Uncork'd Entertainment distributing.

Petri and Rozler also composed the score, and additional songs used in the film were created by Dean Italiano, Giasone Italiano, and Aprilann. The Italianos' contributions were created for a rock CD, "Gruesome," to promote the novel on which the film is based; that CD is available separately.

"Dyin' Tonight" by Armand John Petrie, Joe Rozler, Robby Takac:
Apple Music
Google Play"


Short Film Sleep Tight Release Details: "Sleep Tight is a Horror / Comedy short film telling the tale of an overly attached father, his wheel-chair bound teenage son and the monster that stalks him in the night. This five minute short is a throwback to the horror comedy genre of the 1980's, specifically the work of John Landis and Sam Raimi, the men responsible for such cinematic masterpieces as 'The Stupids' and 'Spider-Man 3'. That means real practical effects and real creature makeup.

We love HORROR! Specifically, the practical effects-driven flicks that scared the pants off of us when we were little. Too much horror today is reliant on monsters, blood, and guts generated inside a computer. From CHILD'S PLAY to C.H.U.D, we want to 80's horror to rise again!

If you like your horror old-school with real, in camera, chills tied together with a lush synth soundtrack, then SLEEP TIGHT is right up your alley. Expect chuckles, mayhem, and monsters!




Valentine DayZ Release Details: "Our comedy/horror film (Valentine DayZ) released just in time for Halloween!

Actor and Horror movie icon, Robert Allen Mukes (House of 1000 Corpses & HBO's Westworld) plays the main Zombie, Dark Eyes. Carrie Keagan (Dead 7) and Dallas Valdez (The Fiancé) star as the star-crossed lovers and distributed by The Nacelle Co./Comedy Dynamics (one of the largest independent comedy production and distribution companies).

"Valentine DayZ" is available to buy or rent:

Google Play
Microsoft XBOX
YouTube and Cable On Demand."


Butterfly Kisses Release Details: Press Release: "Gravitas Ventures will release the horror film BUTTERFLY KISSES on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD on October 23, 2018. The film sets out to prove that the urban legend of The Peeping Tom is real. The film is written and directed by Erik Kristopher Myers and stars Gavin York.

Synopsis: Found footage and urban legend come together in chilling fashion in this unsettling film, shot on location in Ellicott City, Maryland. Gavin York, a wedding videographer sorting through used tapes, uncovers hours of footage shot by two student filmmakers obsessed with an apocryphal figure known as “Peeping Tom.” Followed by a documentary film crew, Gavin pursues the truth of the students' fate, while also seeking fame and fortune by editing their "found footage" into a film of his own. What he discovers instead is doubt and ridicule from all who view it, and allegations of a hoax designed to launch Gavin's filmmaking career. As his obsession grows, Gavin leads the documentary film crew down the same dangerous path taken by the student filmmakers eleven years prior, all while a terrifying urban legend lies in wait.

Butterfly Kisses IMDb page

Gravitas Ventures - Butterfly Kisses page

Pre-Order Butterfly Kisses on Amazon"

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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).