On the night before Halloween in L.A., some of horror's finest films come out to play. The Wiltern Theater's horror movie marathon is not to be missed. Also in this round-up: news on Scott Weinberg's e-book Modern Horrors, as well as details on five new items from Diamond Select Toys.

The Wiltern Night of Horror: "On October 30st, 2015 the Wiltern Theater will be transformed into a haunted house and host a classic horror movie marathon, along with a virtual reality horror film showcase, costume contest with amazing prizes and giveaways and dance party hosted by Dj Loboman and special guests. THE FILMS SCREENING An American Werewolf in London (R) 1981 Fantasy/Horror 1h 37m The Cabin in the Woods (R) 2011 Thriller/Mystery 1h 45m The Descent (R) 2005 Thriller/Drama 1h 39m Demons 1985 Horror 1h 28m Loge & Mezzanine: General Admission seated first come first served MAIN FLOOR: General Admission VIP Seating with tables (Floor 2 and Floor 3). General Admission Seating (Floor 4 and 5). Open Seating within each section.

WHERE: The Wiltern’s Night Of Horror @ the Wiltern Theater 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Doors open at 7 pm.

SPEAKERS: ANNA HUTCHISON star of Cabin In The Woods."

For more information, visit the festival's website at:


Modern Horrors: Press Release: "In a branch into electronic publishing (well, you wouldn’t expect a physical edition from a streaming service would you?), TheHorrorShow.TV is pleased to announce its forthcoming publication of Modern Horrors, an A to Z of legendary US critic Scott Weinberg's horror movie reviews, dating from 2000 to 2015.

Available for pre-order now, and set for release on Halloween (of course), the massive e-book will be available as a Kindle exclusive, sensibly alphabetized, and comprising 800+ reviews from 2000 to 2015, with an easy jump-to-an-entry contents page – but no cheap jump scares.

“Scott Weinberg has had a profound impact on the psyche of my career more than any other film critics out there,” says James Wan, director of Saw and The Conjuring, in his exclusive introduction. But Wan isn’t the only one to weigh in on Weinberg’s legendary critical faculties – and his influence on indie horror filmmakers.

Scott Derrickson, director of Sinister, describes Weinberg as “a supremely knowledgeable and sharply incisive reviewer [who] knows and loves horror cinema as much as anyone I know.” Adds Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw II-IV, “Agree or disagree with his reviews, he is a fan of cinema and knows the art.”

“I suppose I always wanted to be a film critic,” says Weinberg. “Growing up, movies were pretty much all I talked about. (Fine. Video games too.) High school taught me that I had no natural skills, although according to other people, I did show a glimmer of promise in the writing department. My ultimate goal was to write about film for a newspaper, a magazine, or perhaps even television – so once I finally got on to ‘the internet’ and found a forum for my early writing, I just kept plowing forward. Some of these reviews are still available online somewhere,” he adds, “but most of them are not. Several of them were almost lost forever, and that would have made me very miserable indeed.”

The pre-order link for the UK version and the US edition."


Diamond Select Toys: "Aliens Xenomorph Queen Vinyl Bust Bank

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Cthulhu Idol Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl Bank

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Ghostbusters Slimer Metal Bottle Opener

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Godzilla Mechagodzilla Pizza Cutter

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Pajama Jack Coffin Doll

A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for the big sleep! This frighteningly tall 16” doll of Jack Skellington in real cloth pajamas reproduces the classic figure of old for a new generation of The Nightmare Before Christmas fans. Packaged in a full-length coffin, with viewing window, Jack comes with pajamas, nightcap, and a large book about The Scientific Method. Perfect reading for when you’re trying to catch a few winks! Packaged in a coffin-shaped window box. Limited to only 1,993 pieces. (Item #SEP152171, SRP: $50.00)


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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).