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Box Office: John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ to Play Again in Theaters

John Carpenter’s 1978 classic horror pic Halloween, along with the fourth and fifth sequels in the iconic series, are being rereleased in theaters for the fifth year in a row beginning later this month. CineLife Entertainment, Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films are partnering to bring Halloween, 1988’s Halloween 4: The Return of Michael […]

‘Stranger Things 4’ Volume 2 Features Terrific ‘Halloween’ Nod — And No, It’s Not the Obvious

[The story contains major spoilers for Stranger Things 4 Volume 2.]  Out of all the horror and sci-fi Easter eggs in Stranger Things 4 Volume 2, one moment in particular likely stood out for John Carpenter Halloween fans. And no, it was not Eddie (Joseph Quinn) wearing the mask, although that was an excellent touch. The […]

‘Halloween’ Maze Returns to Universal Studios Hollywood Annual Horror Nights Event

Michael Myers is on his way back to Universal Studios Hollywood for this season’s popular Halloween Horror Nights event. It was announced this week that Universal Studios and the Universal Orlando Resort would feature a maze this fall for John Carpenter’s iconic slasher franchise, Halloween. In addition to the Halloween maze announcement, the theme park […]

Zac Efron in ‘Firestarter’: Film Review

The actor stars in this remake of the 1984 horror film based on Stephen King's book.

John Carpenter Talks ‘Halloween’ Legacy, the Sequel He’d Most Like to Make and ‘Escape From L.A.’ Finally Getting Its Due

John Carpenter is a master of horror and sci-fi motion pictures — and brevity. The iconic filmmaker responsible for such classics as Halloween, The Thing and Kurt Russell’s pair of Escape films is happy to talk about his work. He’s just to the point — with a dash of witty, dry quips thrown in for […]

David Chute, Influential Film Critic and Writer, Dies at 71

David Chute, the authoritative film critic and writer who was an early champion of Stephen King, John Waters, John Woo and Asian cinema, has died. He was 71. Chute died Nov. 8 in Los Angeles after a brief battle with esophageal cancer, his daughter, Nora Chute, reported. David Christopher Chute was born on March 11, […]

William Shatner Shares Initial Reaction to Capt. Kirk-Michael Myers ‘Halloween’ Mask: “Is That a Joke?”

William Shatner was as shocked as anyone when he learned that the mask worn by slasher Michael Myers in Halloween was actually a manipulated Capt. James T. Kirk mask. In an interview with the YouTube channel Jake’s Takes, the TV and screen icon said he could not recall the moment he was told about the […]

‘Halloween Kills’ Team on Future of Film Series: “It’s Next Level, Which Fans of This Franchise Want and Need”

Halloween returned on Tuesday night for the premiere of the next installment in the classic Michael Myers saga: Halloween Kills.   Dressed for a full-fledged costume party, the cast and creators arrived at Hollywood’s landmark TCL Chinese Theater to celebrate the film’s debut — an occasion that was delayed a full year due to the pandemic.  […]

Jamie Lee Curtis in David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween Kills’: Film Review | Venice 2021

Michael Myers is once again back in Haddonfield to spread carnage by the light of jack-o’-lanterns in this second part of a trilogy tied directly to John Carpenter’s original.

Bill Taylor, VFX Artist on ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Fast and the Furious’ and ‘Bourne Identity,’ Dies at 77

Bill Taylor, the veteran visual effects artist who worked on films including Blade Runner, The Fast and the Furious and The Bourne Identity, has died. He was 77. The Visual Effects Society, of which Taylor was a founding member, announced his death. No details were revealed. “Bill was a wonderful, giving colleague, and I was honored […]

‘Escape From L.A.’ at 25: Bruce Campbell Revisits Creepy Cameo While Marveling How Film’s Satire Became Reality

Bruce Campbell remembers the moment as if it was yesterday. The B horror movie icon was on set with director John Carpenter and Snake Plissken lead Kurt Russell to shoot his scene in 1996’s Escape from L.A. And, Bruce Campbell being Bruce Campbell, he was playing it cool; just waiting to be approached by Russell, […]

‘Halloween’ Director John Carpenter to Receive Virtual Fantasia Fest Tribute

'Halloween' director John Carpenter is set to receive a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming virtual Fantasia Film Festival.