In our packed Halloween eve edition of Horror Highlights we have details on a Halloween artbook, Evil Dead at the drive-in, the trailer for Girl, the acquisition of Honeydew, the trailer for The Call, casting news for The Cellar, and a new poster for Cannibal Comedian!

New Visions Of Classic Horror Are Coming In John Carpenter's Halloween Artbook: "Printed In Blood, the company that brought you beautifully curated art collections celebrating The Thing, Stranger Things, and Ghostbusters, will bring together new visions of classic horror in John Carpenter’s Halloween: Artbook. P.I.B in partnership with Compass International Pictures are bringing fans this officially licensed artistic interpretation of the classic film from illustrators in nearly every part of the entertainment industry.

John Carpenter’s Halloween: Artbook features 240 pages of fully original illustrated interpretations by artists from the worlds of illustration, animation, comics, and more. Previous books published in partnership with Printed In Blood have featured artists such as David Mack (Daredevil), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra, Wolverine), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman). Printed In Blood put out the call to a dynamic army of artists and have received hundreds of pieces for the book (The Full lineup of artists for John Carpenter's Halloween: Artbook will be announced at a later date). This incredible collection of art will be presented in 9x12 bound hardcover perfect for the trophy shelves or coffin table of every horror aficionado.

Fans can celebrate Halloween this Halloween by securing their pre-order of the book at Standard edition of John Carpenter’s Halloween: Artbook will retail for $45.00 US/ £35UK. Available ONLY during the pre-order window will be the special limited slipcase edition of John Carpenter’s Halloween: Artbook that features a black gloss on matte cover. This special slipcase edition (retailing for $75 US/£60) is a striking look at the iconic Michael Myers mask.

Note: North America can pre-order directly from Europe and all other territories order from (standard edition UK) (Limited edition UK)"


EVIL DEAD at the Drive-In: "Just in time for Halloween, EVIL DEAD and EVIL DEAD 2 are coming to the massive Ford-Wyoming Drive-In, Dearborn, Michigan, starting this Friday October 30 through Thursday, November 5!"

The Ford-Wyoming Drive-In is located at 10400 Ford Road, Dearborn, Michigan 48126

Visit for ticket and showtimes.

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Watch the Trailer for GIRL: "In GIRL, A young woman (Bella Thorne) returns to her small hometown to exact revenge on her abusive father, only to discover someone murdered him the day before. As the girl searches for answers, she soon finds herself prey to a sinister sheriff (Mickey Rourke) and uncovers a family legacy more disturbing than she’d imagined."

Girl was written and directed by Chad Faust, and stars Bella Thorne, Chad Faust & Mickey Rourke.

In Select Theaters November 20, Available on VOD November 24


Dark Star & Bloody Disgusting Team Up on HONEYDEW: "Los Angeles-based Dark Star Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to the acclaimed backwoods horror title HONEYDEW. The acquisition marks the first release in an exciting new collaboration with leading horror entity Bloody Disgusting. The festival hit features the acting debut of Sawyer Spielberg, son of director Steven Spielberg, alongside Malin Barr and Barbara Kingsley.

HONEYDEW, which Nerdist called “a hallucinogenic nightmare of a movie”, tells the story of a young couple (played by Spielberg and Barr) who are forced to seek shelter in the home of an aging farmer (Kingsley) and her peculiar son, when they suddenly begin having strange cravings and hallucinations taking them down a rabbit hole of the bizarre. HONEYDEW is “sinister, shocking, and unlike its title, far from sweet” (Slashfilm).

The film was written and directed by Devereux Milburn. It marks his directorial debut.

Originally set for Tribeca 2020 prior to its cancelation, HONEYDEW had its World Premiere at the Nightstream Film Festival. The film went on to hold it’s International Premiere at the Rome International Film Festival, and has recently screened at the almighty Sitges, as well as FrightFest UK where Milburn was awarded “best director”.

Dark Star and Bloody Disgusting are planning a theatrical release for March 2021 with a VOD/Digital release and DVD to follow in April.

Dark Star Pictures President Michael Repsch negotiated the deal with Yellow Veil Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.

“I'm so excited that Honeydew has found its home with Dark Star and Bloody Disgusting, two pre-eminent forces in the horror genre,” says Devereux Milburn. “The film has truly been a labor of love, and I cannot wait to release it into the world and watch audiences eat it up.”

“Writer/director Devereux Milburn has expertly crafted a macabre vision oozing with style that will have genre fans and cinephiles salivating for what he brings next,” said Repsch. “There could not be a better film to launch our new partnership with the Bloody Disgusting team, who have been and continue to be a staple of the genre community.”

The acquisition marks the first release in a new collaboration between the popular horror brand and the burgeoning distribution company, which will be overseen by Dark Star Creative Director Josh Goldbloom. Dark Star and Bloody Disgusting are planning for a quarterly new release under this new brand in a continued effort to place a spotlight on unique horror content.

“Dark Star is an exciting young company and we know they’re the perfect partner for the Bloody Disgusting brand,” said Bloody-Disgusting co-founder Brad Miska. “Together, we’re going to unleash hell on the horror community with an onslaught of fresh genre releases.”"


Watch the Trailer for THE CALL: Four Friends. One Phone Call. 60 Seconds to Stay Alive. In the fall of 1987, a group of small-town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple after a tragic accident occurs in THE CALL. Needing only to make a single phone call, the request seems rather simple until they realize that this call could change their life…or end it. After a successful nationwide theatrical and drive-in run, THE CALL will have its home entertainment premiere on 10/30 and will be available on Premium VOD & Digital.

Led by horror icons Lin Shaye (Insidious franchise, Ouija) and Tobin Bell (Saw, Jigsaw), THE CALL has been a hit with both audiences and critics alike. In addition to the strong performances from the cast, the film benefited from the uncompromising direction of Timothy Woodward Jr and the fear inducing vision of Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick. Great word of mouth has helped THE CALL become one of the top preforming horror films of the season and buzz is sure to continue as even more fans are able to experience THE CALL when it releases digitally just in time for Halloween

Shaye is best known for her role of Elise Rainier from the worldwide box office hit franchise INSIDIOUS. She’s also starred in a variety of horror films including THE GRUDGE, OUIJATHE FINAL WISH and Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS. Bell is best known for his role in the SAW franchise playing the terrifying role of John “Jigsaw” Kramer in all 8 movies.“Pairing Tobin and Lin, or Saw’s Jigsaw and Insidious’ Elise Rainier as they’re known to horror fans aro

und the world, brings so much terror to the screen,” said Emmy® Nominated Director Timothy Woodward Jr. “Their chemistry is undeniable, and the power of their scenes splinters off, creating this dark, macabre world these characters are forced to survive in.”

Directed by Woodward Jr, THE CALL was written by Patrick Stibbs and produced by Reddick, Stibbs, Zebulun Huling, Gina Rugolo and Randy J. Goodwin. Executive Producers include Nicolas Chartier, Jonathan Deckter, Matthew Helderman, Joe Listhaus, Drew Ryce, James Shavick, Kirk Shaw and Luke Taylor. Co Producers include James Cullen Bressack and Chaysen Beacham.


ELISHA CUTHBERT and EOIN MACKEN to Star in THE CELLAR: "Epic Pictures is pleased to announce that Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken have been cast to star in the upcoming Irish feature film, THE CELLAR. 

Elisha Cuthbert is internationally known for playing Kim Bauer on the Fox hit series 24 and studio comedies The Girl Next Door, Old School, and Love Actually. Other notable projects include the Netflix series The Ranch with Ashton Kutcher and the ABC series Happy Endings. 

Eoin Macken is best known for his roles in The Forest with Natalie Dormer and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter alongside Milla Jovovich. He also starred in the NBC series The Night Shift. 

THE CELLAR comes from the critically-acclaimed Irish writer-director Brendan Muldowney, whose previous film, Pilgrimage, starring Tom Holland, John Bernthal and Richard Armitage, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Muldowney reunites with Pilgrimage Director of Photography Tom Comerford (The Hole in the Ground), composer Stephen McKeown (The Hole in the Ground) and production designer Owen Power (Maudie).  

With principal photography of the horror film set to begin in Roscommon, Ireland in November, with support from Screen Ireland, Epic Pictures, BCP Asset Management, The Wrap Fund and Wallimage, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, VOO & BETV. Epic Pictures will spearhead sales for THE CELLAR at this year’s American Film Market (AFM). 

"Some nightmares are meant to be shared with the world,” said Executive Producer Patrick Ewald of Epic Pictures.  “THE CELLAR is perhaps the darkest one.  The incredible combination of director Brendan Muldowney, producers Conor Barry and Richard Bolger, along with Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken make this unique and riveting horror story something special to capture the attention of buyers at AFM and audiences around the world."

THE CELLAR tells the story of Keira Woods (Cuthbert), whose daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house in the country. Keira soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever.

I'm very excited to be working with such a talented cast and crew to bring the world of THE CELLAR into people's nightmares”, said writer/director Brendan Muldowney.

THE CELLAR is an Irish/Belgian co-production with Conor Barry of Savage Productions (A24’s The Hole in the Ground) and Richard Bolger of Hail Mary Pictures serving as producers.  It is co-produced with Benoit Roland from Wrong Men Films in Belgium.  Patrick Ewald of Epic Pictures, Lesley McKimm, Screen Ireland and Patrick O’Neill, Wildcard Distribution are Executive Producers on the project.  Production investment was provided by Screen Ireland, Epic Pictures, BCP Asset Management, The Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund / WRAP Fund and Wallimage, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, VOO & BETV. Wildcard Distribution will release the film in Irish cinemas next year.

Both Cuthbert and Macken are represented by ICM Partners. 

Elisha is managed by John Carrabino Management and Eoin is managed by Magnolia Entertainment and his UK agent Saskia Mulder at The Artists Partnership. 

Brendan is represented as a writer/director by Independent Talent."


New Poster and Stills from CANNIBAL COMEDIAN: "Aaron Prager stars as Charlie (the titular Cannibal Comedian) alongside Austin Judd, Robert Dunne, David Vega and Mis Sadistic. The film is shooting for an early 2021 release. Written and directed by Sean Haitz"

"Cannibal Comedian is a horror epic with an undertone of dark comedy. Set in modern day Western USA, the film will allow us to explore the intertwining of over- the-top humor and rampaging horror at full throttle. It will combine the pure terror of hearing Leatherface’s chainsaw with the gut-busting laughs of a classic Jim Carrey film. Littered with scary, grotesque and wildly energetic characters, Cannibal Comedian is a love letter to horror and “stand-up” comedy."

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