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    Scream Factory was at comic con this past weekend trying to get the message out about their upcoming release of the Halloween Complete Collection.  With so much going on in San Diego during convention, you really have to get creative to make an impression. Enter 10 dancing Michael Myers right across the street from the convention center. (Jump ahead to the 1:30 mark.)

    Oh, and the box set they were promoting? It is massive!  Check out all of the extras and specs on the 15 disc collection.
     

    Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

    Bonus Features:

    • HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle
    • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
    • “The Night She Came Home” Featurette“
    • On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
    • TV Version Footage
    • Television Spots
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV and Radio Spots
    • Tech Specs:1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono
    • Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish  

    Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

    Bonus Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill
    • Featurette: Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV and Radio Spots
    • Tech Specs:1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Surround 5.1; PCM 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio
    • Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish  

    Disc 3 – Halloween II (1981)Theatrical Version

    Bonus Features:

    • Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi (Theatrical version)
    • Audio commentary with stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock (Theatrical version)
    • “The Nightmare Isn’t Over: The Making Of Halloween II” Featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi and Moore…
    • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II” – Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film
    • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
    • Alternate Ending with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV and Radio Spots
    • Still Gallery
    • Tech Specs:1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1  

    Disc 4 – Halloween II TV Cut (1981) DVD (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

    • Television Cut With Added Footage Not Seen In The Theatrical Version
    • Tech Specs:Standard Definition Full-frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital Mono  

    Disc 5 – Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982)

    Bonus Features:

    • Audio Commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace
    • “Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season Of The Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey and more
    • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” – Revisiting the original shooting locations
    • Still Gallery
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spots
    • Tech Specs:1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1; Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0  

    Disc 6 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

    Bonus Features:

    • Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
    • Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Tech Specs:1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
    • Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish  

    Disc 7 — Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

    Bonus Features:

    • Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Jeffrey Landman
    • Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
    • Halloween 5: On The Set
    • Halloween 5: Original Promo
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Tech Specs:1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
    • Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish  

    Disc 8 — Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Theatrical Cut

    Bonus Features:

    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Still Gallery
    • Tech Specs:1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Subtitles: English  

    Disc 9 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

    Bonus Features:

    • NEW High Definition Master from the original inter-negative
    • NEW Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth (Producer’s Cut)
    • NEW “Jamie’s Story” – An Interview With The Original “Jamie” Actress Danielle Harris
    • NEW “The Cursed ‘Curse’” – An Interview With Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman
    • NEW “Acting Scared “– A Look At The Film’s Cast With Actresses Mariah O’Brien And J.C. Brandy
    • NEW “The Shape Of Things” – A Look At Michael Myers’ Murders And Mayhem With Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Brad Hardin And Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)
    • NEW “Haddonfield’s Horrors” – The Sights of Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers With Director of Photography Billy Dickson And Production Designer Brad Ryman And Director of Photography (Additional Scenes) Thomas Callaway
    • NEW “Full Circle” – An Interview With Composer Alan Howarth
    • NEW Cast And Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasence
    • Archival Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes FootageBehind-The-Scenes Footage (approx. 30 Minutes)
    • Alternate And Deleted Scenes (Not Present In Either Cut Of The Film)
    • Teaser Trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin Of Michael Myers
    • Tech Specs:1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1:78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    • Subtitles: English  

    Disc 10 — Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

    Bonus Features:

    • Presented in the correct 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
    • NEW Commentary With Director Steve Miner And Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated By Sean Clark
    • NEW “The Making of Halloween H20” Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin And Cinematographer Daryn Okada
    • Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Tech Specs:1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1  

    Disc 11 — Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

    Bonus Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Director Rick Rosenthal And Editor Robert A. Ferretti
    • Alternate Endings
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Featurette: “Head Cam”Storyboard Analysis
    • Set Tour With Production Designer Troy Hansen
    • Set Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis
    • Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Home Video TV Spots
    • Tech Specs:1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    • Subtitles: English  

    Disc 12 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)

    Bonus Features:

    • Unrated Director’s Cut With Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Rob Zombie
    • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
    • Alternate Ending With Optional Commentary
    • Bloopers
    • Featurette: “The Many Faces Of Michael Myers”
    • Re-Imagining Halloween
    • Meet The Cast
    • Casting Sessions
    • Scout Taylor-Compton Screen Test
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Tech Specs:1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Subtitles: English, Spanish  

    Disc 13 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) Bonus Disc (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

    Bonus Features:Documentary:

    • “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween (4 ½ hours)
    • Tech Specs:Dolby Stereo
    • Subtitles: English  

    Disc 14 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 (2009)

    Bonus Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Rob Zombie
    • Deleted And Alternate Scenes
    • Audition Footage
    • Make-Up Test Footage
    • Blooper Reel
    • Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures Music Videos
    • Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines Tech
    • Specs:1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1;
    • Subtitles: English  

    Disc 15 – Bonus Features (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

    • John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN – The Extended Version (In HD – TV Inserts Are In Standard Definition)
    • Interview with Moustapha Akkad about origin of HALLOWEEN
    • Featurette: HALLOWEEN UNMASKED 2000
    • Featurette: The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4: FINAL CUT
    • NEW The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4 Featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston and Sasha Jensen, Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) And George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers), Composer Alan Howarth, Writer Alan B. McElroy, Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman, Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Ken Horn
    • Featurette: Inside HALLOWEEN 5
    • NEW The Making Of HALLOWEEN 5 Featuring Interviews With Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, Don Shanks (Michael Myers), Producer Malek Akkad, Line Producer Rick Nathanson And Composer Alan Howarth
    • NEW Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman On HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
    • HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH Radio Spots
    • TV Spots – HALLOWEEN 4, HALLOWEEN 5, HALLOWEEN (2007) and HALLOWEEN II (2009)
    • Photo Galleries — HALLOWEEN, HALLOWEEN 4 and HALLOWEEN 5
    • Tech Specs:1080p, 520p Full Frame, Anamorphic Widescreen 1:85:1, 2.35:1;DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Stereo, Mono

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  • 07/28/14--12:00: A Final Farewell to FEARnet
  • You may or may not know this, but as of July 30th, FEARNET will shut its doors forever. In April, Comcast NBCUniversal bought out FEARNET. Because NBCUniversal already has Chiller and Syfy, it was decided that FEARNET was redundant.  Most of the staff was laid off then, with a skeleton crew kept around to help with the transition. 

     
    I have worked at FEARNET for the last six years - the last two full-time as associate editor - and it has been the most formative experience of my life. It would drive my husband crazy because I would work non-stop - but when it was all said and done, he told me that he never heard me complain. Not once. I loved this job. I will continue writing about horror. Currently I am writing for Shock Till You Drop, and I have some stuff in the works for Fangoria. I am currently working on a book about Friday the 13th: The Series. It is my favorite television show of all time, and am getting brand new interviews with the cast and crew.
     
    All of us at FEARNET did it because we loved it. We love horror, and we were given an amazing outlet to work in. Network president Peter Block is a gregarious man who always had time for a conversation about the newest horror flicks and what I was watching on TV this week (it was usually everything). Editor-in-chief Lawrence Raffel has ruined me for other job. As a boss, he never said "no" to an idea I pitched, and he was always there to help flesh out ideas. As a friend, he was always there with a sarcastic quip and an open ear. I believe that I will always remain good friends with our brilliant editorial staff, Rob Galluzzo, Greg Burkart, John Squires, Scott Weinberg and Chris Connors, and with our amazing video staff, Rhianne Paz Bergado, Kyle Van Vonderen, Ben Koppin, and Jaclyn Kabble. 
     

    I don't know why Chiller did not decide to bring in the FEARNET team. With the talents of both networks working as one, we could have made an enormous impact on the television landscape. No matter how many horror flicks dominate the box office, and no matter how high the ratings are on genre TV, no one ever wants to take a chance on the horror genre. I don't know that it will make any difference, but it certainly couldn't hurt to send an email to the good people at Chiller and let them know how much you enjoyed the FEARNET web experience.
     
    Finally, a huge amount of thanks must go out to you, the readers. You were such a great audience to write for. You truly love horror as much as we do, and you showed it with kind, thoughtful, and insightful comments. We literally could not have done FEARNET without your clicks, your likes, your comments, and your shares.
     

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    Last month we learned that Evil Dead 2 co-writer Scott Spiegel is producing an upcoming film called Welcome to Purgatory, and today the exciting announcement has been made that Spiegel's most badass buddy has joined the cast. Read on, fiends! Cupsogue Pictures has revealed that both Bruce Campbell and James Buckley have joined the cast of the feature, which is set to take us deep into the bowels of Hell.

    Read The Full Article at Dread Central


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    Deadline is reporting, straight from San Diego's Comic-Con, that after Baby Driver, Wright is directing for Sony Pictures the film adaptation of Andrew Smith's 2014 book Grasshopper Jungle. Actually, Wright himself already recommended to his 464k Twitter followers to read Smith's acclaimed book. 

    Read the Full Story at Twich


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    I like to think that I’m a rather easy-going theatregoer. If people audibly respond to what’s happening on screen, I can easily tune it out and focus on the film at hand. However, I could hear the increasingly louder breaths of frustration from the older couple as the film progressed. With about 15 minutes left to spare until the credits roll, one of the more climactic events occurred that solidified THE PURGE: ANARCHY‘s message of “down with the rich-white folks” and the older white couple behind me had had enough. The two stood up and walked out cursing and mumbling under their breath. I couldn’t make out exactly what they said, but something about “bullshit,” “Obama,” “guns,” and some racial slurs definitely came out. I’ve never seen a film outside of a Biblical story invoke such anger out of someone as they left the theatre, and that’s when it was all solidified for me. It’s not going to win any Oscars, but THE PURGE: ANARCHY is the most important film of 2014.

    Read The Full Story at Icons of Fright


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    The talented duo behind UNDEAD and DAYBREAKERS, as well as the upcoming time travel feature PREDESTINATION have teamed with Hammer for WINCHESTER, a horror film based on the San Jose house of mystery.  The famous Winchester Mystery House is quite actually a sad story of seeming psychosis.  

    Read The Full Article On Fangoria


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    What would Leatherface’s teenage angst be like? Well, you might find out. About a month and a half ago we reported on the near-death of one Leatherface and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. Millennium Films, who was behind the 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D, quickly refuted telling us it was just taking longer than expected. It appears they were being truthful. How quickly things can change...

    Read The Full Article on Bloody Disgusting


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    Perhaps sensing the opportunity to build on Mad Max: Fury Road's already-skyrocketing hype, Warner Bros. released a slightly abbreviated version of the Hall H footage earlier today.  If I was excited before, I was straight-up overwhelmed upon actually seeing it.  I don't know what I expected, but I certainly didn't expect to get choked up with unadulterated joy while watching it.

    Read the Full Article At Badass Digest


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    Back in May, Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller spilled some beans about the show’s upcoming third season, revealing that Will Graham is very much still alive, and teasing that the season will be far different from the previous two. Be sure to give that iHorror archive post a read, if you missed it.
    At the San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, Fuller opened up even further about Hannibal Season 3, providing us with a whole lot more insight into May’s suggestion that we’re in store for a whole different experience.

    Read The Full Article On iHorror


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    Deadline reports that an offer to direct is out to Attack the Block helmer Joe Cornish. What’s more, the outlet reports that Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein will provide the screenplay. Appearing to be a sort of Kong “origin story,” Skull Island looks like it will explore the life of the classic movie monster before he was taken to civilization.

    Read The Full Article at Shock Till You Drop