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Corey Feldman Wants JASON VS MICHAEL MYERS With Danielle Harris [Exclusive]

Posted by Mike Sprague on June 8, 2021 Corey Feldman Wants to Make JASON VS MICHAEL MYERS With Danielle Harris edited - Corey Feldman Wants JASON VS MICHAEL MYERS With Danielle Harris [Exclusive]

Recently, I had the chance to sit down and talk with the one and only Corey Feldman about Stand By Me, Gremlins, The Goonies, and more. And one of the best parts of our killer conversation was when he revealed he’d love to return as Tommy Jarvis in Jason vs Michael Myers – with Danielle Harris as Jamie Lloyd!

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Feldman tells Dread Central: “I got a call from New Line who said, ‘We want to meet with you and talk to you about doing a Friday the 13th thing, do you have any thoughts?’ And based on that early idea [I had for Jason vs Michael Myers], I said ‘Well, yeah, I like the idea of Jason coming back and looking for Tommy Jarvis and having the whole H20 kind of vibe.’ Where it would be me coming back playing the original character for the first time as an adult and the fight between Tommy and Jason. So like do Tommy vs Jason.”

He adds: “Or you could add another layer to it and you could bring in Danielle [Harris] from Halloween and she could reprise her role as an adult and I could reprise my role as an adult, and how cool would that be? Is that not the wet dream of every horror movie fan from the 80s?

Wow. I mean can you imagine how badass this movie would be? Some fan needs to get on this ASAP.

Stay tuned for our epic full interview with Corey Feldman coming soon!

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Artist Creates Killer Hand-Painted Horror Knives [New Art]

Posted by Mike Sprague on May 18, 2021 Handpainted Horror Knives Dread Central HD - Artist Creates Killer Hand-Painted Horror Knives [New Art]

Artist Charlie Prescott has created some killer hand-painted horror knives. They feature the likes of A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger, Friday the 13th‘s Jason Voorhees, Scream’s Ghostface, and Halloween’s Michael Myers!

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Check them out below!

Description:
The knife is a chrome fake prop knife that I have hand-painted using acrylic paint and a sealant to protect it. I am a horror movie fan myself. I originally started making things for myself but I got a lot of feedback from friends and social media that like what I had made and they wanted to know if they could buy them from me. So I decided to start an Etsy Shop where I could sell my handmade items. I have a lot ideas and will be adding more and different items to come soon! I am a horror movie fan. Scream, A Nightmare Elm Street, and Halloween are my three favorite franchises but I can and will be adding others. I am into old Hollywood.

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Do you dig artist Charlie Prescott’shand-painted horror knives with Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Ghostface, and Michael Myers? Snag yours HERE.

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Will you snag one – or all four?

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Killer New Pic of Michael Myers from HALLOWEEN KILLS!

Posted by Mike Sprague on May 14, 2021 Anthony Michael Hall Tommy Doyle Halloween Kills - Killer New Pic of Michael Myers from HALLOWEEN KILLS!

Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green‘s Halloween Kills is finally stalking into a theater near you this, you know, Halloween. And today we have a killer new pic of Michael Myers.

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Check it out below!

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The MPAA slapped Halloween Kills with an R-rating via the MPAA for strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, language, and some drug use. Sounds good to us!

Halloween Kills stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, Judy Greer as Karen Nelson, Andi Matichak as Allyson Nelson, and Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle.

Kyle Richards returns as Lindsey Wallace with Dylan Arnold as Cameron Elam, Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam, Charles Cyphers as Leigh Brackett, Nancy Stephens as Marion Chambers, and James Jude Courtney / Nick Castle as Michael Myers.

Curtis says: “The movie is about a mob. And so it’s very interesting because it takes on what happens when trauma infects an entire community. And we’re seeing it everywhere with the Black Lives Matter movement. We’re seeing it in action and Halloween Kills weirdly enough, dovetailed onto that, proceeded it, it was written before that occurred …it’s a seething group of people moving through the story as a big angry group, it’s really, really, really intense. It’s a masterpiece.”

Meanwhile, Halloween director John Carpenter claims: “It is the quintessential slasher film. It is so intense and it even stuns me how incredible it is.”

Gordon Green directs Halloween Kills and Blum produces. Green wrote the script with Danny McBride and Scott Teems. Carpenter provides the score. It hits on October 15, 2021, with Halloween Ends following on October 14, 2022.

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How excited are you for Halloween Kills?

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SYFY Developing BRING IT ON Halloween Slasher Special

Posted by Mike Sprague on May 14, 2021 BRING IT ON Halloween Slasher Special - SYFY Developing BRING IT ON Halloween Slasher Special

Syfy is developing a slasher-themed Bring It On Halloween special called Bring It On: Halloween. There is no official cast yet but we do know the SyFy original movie will premiere in 2022.

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Synopsis
Held down by restrictive rules, an embattled cheerleading squad seeks the freedom of a creepy, closed school gym to practice for regionals, but when members of the squad start to disappear, the cheerleaders must unmask their assailant to save themselves.

Meanwhile, the original flick followed this synopsis:

The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass, and a killer routine that’s sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros’ road to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly choreographed routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro’s former captain.

The film sports a 63% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus: Despite the formulaic, fluffy storyline, this movie is surprisingly fun to watch. Mostly due to its high energy and how it humorously spoofs cheerleading instead of taking itself too seriously.

SYFY Developing BRING IT ON Halloween Slasher Special

Are you up for Syfy’s slasher-themed Bring It On: Halloween special?

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Ranking All 8 ROB ZOMBIE Movies Worst to Best

Posted by Mike Sprague on May 7, 2021 Ranking All 8 ROB ZOMBIE Movies Worst to Best Dread Central HD 2 - Ranking All 8 ROB ZOMBIE Movies Worst to Best

How about we rank Rob Zombie’s movies? Sounds like fun, right? This isn’t a personal list. In fact, I wildly disagree with the results. But here they are all the same. This is as definitive as I could do. It’s based on each films: Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score, Rotten Tomatoes: Audience Score, Metacritic Score, IMDb Ranking, Google Audience Score. It all adds up to “points” which you’ll see next to each title. This is not a horror fan’s ranking of the movies. This is the general public as best as I could calculate.

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Let’s see what they say…

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08. Halloween II (181)

A year after narrowly escaping death at the hands of Michael Myers (Tyler Mane), Laurie Strode is also at the breaking point, pushed to the edge by Dr. Loomis’ (Malcolm McDowell) revelation that she’s Michael’s sister. Little does she know, the unstoppable killer is back in Haddonfield and, driven by visions of their dead mother (Sheri Moon Zombie), he is determined to bring about a bloody family reunion.

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07. 31 (188)

Five carnival workers are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are also forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours, they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.

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06. House of 1000 Corpses (205)

An empty fuel tank and a flat tire lead two couples down a terror-riddled road to the House of 1000 Corpses. “House of 1000 Corpses” is at its core also a story of family – a cast of twisted individuals who, with each slash of a throat or stab thru the chest, add bodies to their sick human menagerie.

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05. The Lords of Salem (210)

A radio DJ (Sheri Moon Zombie) in Salem, Mass., is plagued by nightmarish visions of vengeful witches after she plays a record by a mysterious group known only as “The Lords.” Moon Zombie stars along with Bruce Davison, Judy Geeson, Patricia Quinn, Dee Wallace, María Conchita Alonso, Andrew Prine, and Meg Foster.

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04. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (222)

An adventurous wrestler (Tom Papa) battles supernatural forces and also the evil Dr. Satan (Paul Giamatti). The film was written by Zombie and Tom Papa from Zombie’s comic book series of the same name, serving as a sidequel to his Firefly film series. It was produced by Starz Media and Film Roman, with animation provided by Carbunkle Cartoons and Big Star Productions. The film stars Papa, Sheri Moon Zombie, Paul Giamatti, Rosario Dawson, Tom Kenny, and Brian Posehn. Papa voices the character of El Superbeasto and Moon Zombie voices sidekick sister, Suzi-X.

03. Halloween (224)

Nearly two decades after being committed to a mental institution for killing his stepfather and also his older sister, Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) breaks out, intent on returning to the town of Haddonfield, Ill. He arrives in his hometown on Halloween with the indomitable purpose of hunting down his younger sister, Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton). The only thing standing between Michael and a Halloween night of bloody carnage is psychologist Dr. Samuel Loomis (Malcolm McDowell).

02. 3 from Hell (250)

The third and final installment in the Firefly trilogy begins after House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. Sheri Moon Zombie stars with Bill Moseley, Richard Brake, and Sid Haig. Ten years have passed since the events of Rejects and we find an incarcerated Otis Driftwood and Baby Firefly being freed by Otis’s half-brother, after barely surviving a police shootout a decade ago. Then they unleash bloody mayhem after escaping from prison.

01. The Devil’s Rejects (280)

After a raid on the rural home of the psychopathic Firefly family, two members of the clan, Otis (Bill Moseley) and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), manage to flee the scene. Heading to a remote desert motel, the killers reunite with Baby’s father, Capt. Spaulding (Sid Haig), who is also equally demented and intent on maintaining their murder spree. While the trio continues to torment and also kill various victims, the vengeful Sheriff Wydell (William Forsythe) slowly closes in on them.

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Development Hell Explores HALLOWEEN: THE REVENGE OF LAURIE STRODE

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On this brand new episode of the Development Hell podcast, New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix (My Best Friend’s Exorcism) joins host Josh Korngut to uncover the never-made Halloween sequel: The Revenge of Laurie Strode.

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Before H20, Dimension Studios hired Kevin Williamson to usher Halloween into the fast-paced world of post-Scream horror. And who better for the job than the Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer scribe himself? 

The Revenge of Laurie Strode treatment written by Williamson would provide the general foundation for H20’s plot, but the story itself still stands on its own as an interesting canceled Halloween sequel. 

Grady Hendrix also talks about his new novel The Final Girl Support Group (out July 13th via Berkley Books). The novel follows a community of middle-aged women who are murdered one by one, years after surviving their initial horrifying ordeals. 

Lastly, Josh and Grady dig up the dirt on several other canceled entries like Halloween H2K, Halloween 3000, Halloween Retribution, and MichaelMyers.Com

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Original music by Drew Pidgeon

Promo artwork by David Burk / Design by Josh Korngut

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What do you think of this new episode? Do you wish Halloween: The Revenge of Laurie Strode had happened? Of course, you do. Make sure to let us know how much in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Jason Blum’s (Blum)House of Horrors: A Decade of Terror

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Horror fans should be grateful for Blumhouse. The little horror engine that could, Blumhouse’s low-budget, high freedom model first began in 2009 with the unprecedented success of Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity. Produced on a budget of just $15,000, Paranormal Activity grossed over $193 million worldwide in the weeks following its wide release. More than that– and for better or worse­– it transformed an entire subgenre, having an arguably bigger effect on horror writ large than its found footage progenitor, The Blair Witch Project.

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With Jason Blum at the helm, the model was clear; give filmmakers a small budget and infinite freedom. Granted, that budget was tight– largely inexorable, there are few, if any, opportunities for more money– but the creative freedom was unprecedented, especially in a genre whose early decade output was largely profit-driven, remakes of remakes and diluted adaptations of well-regarded international horror hits. There were successes and classics, yes– Saw’s impact on the genre, for all the series’ detractors, cannot be ignored– but the genre was growing stale in that liminal space between the decline of the VHS era and the slow but steady rise of streaming giants, future platforms for indie gems and provocative auteurs.  

Resultantly, the genre’s entrance into the new decade was bold, inventive, electrifying, and risky. James Wan’s Insidious is an enduringly frightening reinvention of haunted house tropes, a heady and dense mythological exploration of astral projection and realms of the dead beyond our world. Scott Derrickson’s Sinister, 2012’s most dour spectral spook show, was similarly potent, an intoxicatingly brutal and unflinching found footage, haunted house hybrid. Insidious grossed over $100 million on a $1.5 million budget. Sinister? Well, it raked in $87 million against $3 million.

Even if those early, legacy titles weren’t to your liking, Blumhouse partnered with distributors for multi-platform genre releases, the likes of which included Rob Zombie’s sensationally demented The Lords of Salem and Kevin Greutert’s markedly underrated Jessabelle, a contemporary gothic tale of ghosts in the bayou anchored by an exceptional lead performance from Sarah Snook.

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Already, Blumhouse’s catalogue of genre titles is diverse. Found footage like Barry Levinson’s The Bay was restrained, an eco-terror tale imbued with Levinson’s trademark Oscar-caliber filmic sensibilities. Leo Gabriadze’s Unfriended, a high-concept, high-tech slasher, practically invented a subgenre of its own, the likes of which have been replicated in 2018’s Searching and 2020’s COVID-induced sleeper hit Host.

The impact is undeniable. Beyond their elevated and acclaimed filmic and television work outside the genre (see Sharp Objects or Whiplash), Blumhouse was a horror juggernaut, and it was no fluke. In 2017, Get Out defied the odds as both an uncompromisingly remunerative horror movie and serious Oscar contender, earning Writer/Director Jordan Peele the golden statue for his screenplay. That alone is serious business for a fledgling production company, let alone one with a preeminent focus on giving genre features their due credit. Then, Halloween came.

Released in 2018 with a production budget of anywhere between $10 and $15 million dollars, Blumhouse’s Halloween reboot, helmed by indie darling David Gordon Green, grossed $255 million worldwide, $76.2 million came in its opening weekend, the largest ever October debut and the largest ever for genre icon Jamie Lee Curtis.

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Halloween, despite a mixed critical reception, looked and sounded incredible. The blocking, the lighting, and the mise-en-scene– everything was inspired. Halloween not only made Michael Myers scary again– they made him look perhaps the best he ever has. Blumhouse took a forty-year-old horror villain and reinvented him for an entirely new audience. Principally, though, it was just incredible to have Michael back after years spent in franchise limbo.

Granted, not every output has been successful. I still take great umbrage with a friend’s mother who remarked, “I bet Chad will be seeing this” after catching a Truth or Dare television spot one afternoon. I mean, I did see it, and I thought it was just fine, but it certainly isn’t indicative of just how profound an impact Jason Blum and Blumhouse writ large have had on the horror genre. Even psycho-stalker January releases such as the Jennifer Lopez-led The Boy Next Door have a degree of inspiration and gnarly grit (e.g., graphic eye-gouging) not seen in other company’s releases. Blumhouse is part of why Mike Flanagan is now Mike Flanagan– Ouija: Origin of Evil was and is one of the genre’s best sequels. Blumhouse is part of the reason we have Jordan Peele. Blumhouse gave us The Hunt and Split– Blumhouse brought M. Night Shyamalan back, and he was better than ever.

Every output, even the lesser ones, is electric and energized. They have expanded into book acquisitions, podcast networks, and television features, both standalone and serial. There is certainly still room to grow–a conspicuous lack of women-helmed features among their slate comes to mind– but by and large, the last decade of horror is really the last decade of Blumhouse. They are one and the same, both the ghost and haunted house; property and resident. Good, bad, and everything in between (though mostly good), Blumhouse has revitalized the genre. Thank you, Blumhouse, and I cannot wait to see what’s next.

Jerry Smith Looks Back at His Favorite Scary Movie Posters

Posted by Jerry Smith on April 28, 2021 A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4 Banner - Jerry Smith Looks Back at His Favorite Scary Movie Posters

I love movie posters. Though the art of a good one-sheet seems to be saved for limited prints and homage prints these days, growing up, a film’s artwork was everything. Spending many hours staring at every poster adorning my local theaters and video stores, there was something so special about being entranced by a film, before seeing a single frame (the days of an entire film being spoiled by social media and fourteen trailers/teasers to trailers/teasers to teasers to trailers was non-existent then). 

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I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of my personal favorite posters. This is in no way a definitive “Best Ever” list; it’s very much a subjective group of one-sheets that I’ve always loved. So, before casting your “But what about…” comments, sit back and think of your faves–and by all means, let us know what they are!

1.) Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Jerry Smith Looks Back at His Favorite Scary Movie Posters

My favorite poster of all time, Dwight H. Little’s Halloween 4 is not only a film I have watched more than any other film but a great example of a poster being used to captivate its audience without showing a single piece of art from said film. Some fans love to cry foul about Halloween 4’s mask not being the classic one found on the one-sheet and rightfully so. That gripe is warranted, but from a visual perspective, this one makes sense. Fan outcry regarding a Myers-less Halloween III is put front and center, with “The Shape” being well…right in your face. 

2.) Jaws (1975)

Jerry Smith Looks Back at His Favorite Scary Movie Posters

Without a doubt, the most iconic piece of film poster art of all time, Roger Kastel’s art for Jaws might be a pop-culture staple, but it’s also absolutely terrifying. Showing the mystery and danger of what lies beneath the water, the larger-than-life look of the shark is exaggerated to giant levels, showing us that this predator is one for the books. It’s simple but impactful and deserves the iconic status it has always held. 

3.) Flatliners (1990)

Jerry Smith Looks Back at His Favorite Scary Movie Posters

John Alvin’s work has always stood out to me and his art for Joel Schumacher’s Flatliners is just one of the many reasons why. The film, dealing with a group of medical school friends playing chicken with the afterlife (and unleashing their own personal demons) is a great one, and the mystery of what comes after we die is right on the page with this one-sheet. Taking the ensemble approach and adding some eerie lights and disoriented vibes to the art, Alvin’s poster really sinks its hooks into you, asking: “Are you ready to take this leap?”

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4.) Daniel Isn’t Real (2019)

Jerry Smith Looks Back at His Favorite Scary Movie Posters

I’ve always loved Jock’s art (his The Dark Knight Rises art was the first Mondo print I bought) and what he did for Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Daniel Isn’t Real is without a doubt, my favorite thing the artist has done. A film that means a LOT to me on a personal level, Daniel Isn’t Real’s story of a mentally frail young man finding solace then danger in his imaginary friend is put on display on the one-sheet. The battle between Luke and Daniel that the film revolves around is really addressed in the art. It shows how infinitely impossible it can feel to defeat your mental illness–and how it feels like it’s taking you over. 

5.) The Exorcist III (1990)

Jerry Smith Looks Back at His Favorite Scary Movie Posters

After the disappointing reception (rightfully so) of John Boorman’s The Exorcist II, the mythos of what made William Friedkin’s The Exorcist so impactful was brought back with William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III. Having written both the novel and screenplay of the first film and the Legion novel that would become The Exorcist III, Blatty flirted with hiring John Carpenter to helm the film, before deciding to direct it himself.

The question of “How do we get people in seats?” is answered directly on the poster, with Lt. Kinderman standing at the top of the infamous stairs from the first film. His look conveys the sentiment: “I know something is about to happen.” That sense of dread that The Exorcist III tastefully gives is right on the one-sheet, making it one of my favorite posters around. I have this print right above my work desk in my office and it always inspires me!

6.) The Lost Boys (1987)

Jerry Smith Looks Back at His Favorite Scary Movie Posters

It’s impossible to even articulate how iconic the art of John Alvin is. The late artist’s work is known around the world. And his painting for The Lost Boys is about as photo-realistic as possible. While also feeling like you’re looking at something that oozes cool. As a kid, seeing this one at my local theater meant I 100% had to see the film opening night. The way Alvin painted the characters from the film places them in a way that makes you want to BE a member of the vampire group. They look like the most badass crew around! The way the red contrasts with the black and white characters is such a good touch as well. What a classic poster!

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7.) Mandy (2018)

I cannot gush enough about Christopher Shy’s phenomenal art for his Mandy poster. The film itself is a cornucopia of visual beauty. And Shy’s art for the film makes just as big of a wave. There’s an “everything AND the kitchen sink” vibe to the art and it works. The film is so unique that you NEED a poster that pays justice to how bonkers of a ride the drug-fueled tale of revenge is. The use of color works well with it; the pinks and reds and purples go together to make something very striking and gorgeous. Plus, there’s Nicolas Cage looking confused and pissed, directly in the middle! When is that ever a bad thing?

8.) Making Contact (aka Joey) (1985)

Full disclosure: I have not seen this film in YEARS (closer to decades if I’m being honest). That said, Drew Struzan’s art for the film is something that has not left my head since childhood. I walked past the VHS of Making Contact (also called Joey in some areas) so many times, nervously scared and excited at the same time. I finally begged my dad to rent it. And, of course, I loved this odd film. It’s about a sad boy trying to communicate with his deceased father. And unintentionally unleashing a demon that possessed a doll. Making Contact was an early Roland Emmerich film. That “outside the box” approach to the film is also in Struzan’s art. The magic and mystery bring you right in and stays with you for quite some time. 

9.) A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Matthew Joseph Peak’s art for the first five A Nightmare on Elm Street films are almost as iconic as the films themselves. And his poster for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is just another example of that. There’s a ghostly vibe to his art, an ethereal approach that makes something evil into something profoundly beautiful. Featuring Freddy Krueger pulling himself apart, while Alice’s eyes stare directly into the person looking at the poster. The dream-like art was enough to make a then 7-year old Jerry want to start his Elm St. journey with an opening night watch of this gem. 

When we think of A Nightmare on Elm Street, our first thoughts tend to go to Robert England, Wes Craven and/or Heather Langenkamp. And with good reason. But Peak’s art for the first few films really drew audiences in and this one, in my opinion, is the best of the bunch.

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10.) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (1986)

Going for more of a dark comedy route with Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2. The poster art for the film embraced the tonal shift. Paying homage (or parodying, you be the judge) to The Breakfast Club, the characters of TCM 2 recreate the now-iconic John Hughes film poster with their own wacky take on the crew. This one was impossible to pass up on video store shelves. And, to be completely honest, the poster art for TCM 2 is what made this fan discover and fall in love with the very disjointed but entertaining series. 

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Slashers Go SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK in New Series

Posted by Mike Sprague on April 28, 2021 Slashers Meet SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK in Killer New Art Series Gallery - Slashers Go SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK in New Series

Everyone loves slashers. Everyone also loves Stephen Gammell’s artwork for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. How about combining them? Sounds good to us! Recently, our buddies over at Bloody Disgusting made us aware of an artist “Watchful Eye” who has adapted Gammell’s style and paired it with our favorite slashers including Jason, Freddy, Candyman, Michael Myers, Leatherface, and Ghostface!

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Slashers & Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
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Producer Guillermo del Toro and director Andre Ovredal’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2 is in the works. And Ovredal teases it will tap even more into Gammell’s visual world more than the first movie.

Øvredal says: “I learned so much on Scary Stories, but also about Scary Stories and I do think that we’ll tap even more into [illustrator Stephen] Gammell’s visual world in the sequel than we did in the first movie.”

Ovredal (Trollhunter) returns to direct the sequel from a screenplay written by Dan and Kevin Hageman from a screen story by Del Toro based on the books written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Read the script HERE.

What do you think?

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HALLOWEEN KILLS Producer Teases Return of a Big Fan-Favorite Item

Posted by Mike Sprague on April 26, 2021 Director Teases Haddonfield’s Outrage in HALLOWEEN KILLS - HALLOWEEN KILLS Producer Teases Return of a Big Fan-Favorite Item

Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green‘s Halloween Kills is finally stalking into a theater near you this, you know, Halloween. And today one of the producers teases the return of a fan-favorite vehicle.

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Check it out below.

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The MPAA slapped Halloween Kills with an R-rating via the MPAA for strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, language, and some drug use. Sounds good to us!

Halloween Kills stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, Judy Greer as Karen Nelson, Andi Matichak as Allyson Nelson, and Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle.

Kyle Richards returns as Lindsey Wallace with Dylan Arnold as Cameron Elam, Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam, Charles Cyphers as Leigh Brackett, Nancy Stephens as Marion Chambers, and James Jude Courtney / Nick Castle as Michael Myers.

Curtis says: “The movie is about a mob. And so it’s very interesting because it takes on what happens when trauma infects an entire community. And we’re seeing it everywhere with the Black Lives Matter movement. We’re seeing it in action and Halloween Kills weirdly enough, dovetailed onto that, proceeded it, it was written before that occurred …it’s a seething group of people moving through the story as a big angry group, it’s really, really, really intense. It’s a masterpiece.”

Meanwhile, Halloween director John Carpenter claims: “It is the quintessential slasher film. It is so intense and it even stuns me how incredible it is.”

Gordon Green directs Halloween Kills and Blum produces. Green wrote the script with Danny McBride and Scott Teems. Carpenter provides the score. It hits on October 15, 2021, with Halloween Ends following on October 14, 2022.

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