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John Carpenter scoring on both Halloween sequels

John Carpenter scoring on both Halloween sequels

With Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends just announced last month, the details are very limited with just knowing the release dates (October 16, 2020 & October 15,2021) but all that is important right now is that John Carpenter is providing the music. 

Through sources with (Comingsoon.com), John Carpenter himself told ComicBook: 

I loved it, it was a lot of fun. And I’ll do the score, do a new score. That’s always fun.”

Halloween Kills will be released on Friday in October of 2020. David Gordon Green will be directing and co-writing the script with Danny McBride and Scott Teems. Halloween Ends will be released on another Friday in October but in 2021. Green is also on board directing but with McBride and Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier.

When any new information arises, we will keep you up to date. 

 

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EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE REVIEW: The Houses October Built 2

EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE REVIEW: The Houses October Built 2

Exclusive Look at The Houses October Built 2

Director: Bobby Roe; Writers: Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe; Stars: Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe, Mikey Roe, Jeff Larson; Genre: Horror; Rating: Unrated; Runtime: UNK; Release Date: 22 September 2017
The Houses October Built 2 is the highly anticipated follow-up to the sleeper hit The Houses October Built (2014). While the original kind of flew through under the radar, it has since gained a huge cult-like following of fans - myself being one of them!
To summarize the original for any one who may not have seen it, five friends in an RV tour parts of the southern states in search of the ultimate haunt. While on this quest, they catch wind of a strange and intriguing haunt called The Blue Skeleton. Sensing this is just the thing they’ve been searching for, they begin to pursue The Blue Skeleton. Through word of mouth and clues that are mysteriously given to them, they eventually find themselves in the middle of what quickly becomes a life or death haunt, ultimately bringing viewers to a satisfying cliffhanger. As the film ends, viewers are left wondering WHAT HAPPENED!?!

The Houses October Built 2 is the highly anticipated follow-up to the sleeper hit The Houses October Built (2014). While the original kind of snuck through under the radar, it has since gained a huge cult-like following of fans - myself being one of them! >The Houses October Built 2 picks up right where the original left off and answers all the questions generated at the end of the first film! Fast forward to one year later. The group is now both famous and infamous in the haunt industry from having survived their encounters with The Blue Skeleton – encounters which were live streamed – and are now sought after to make celebrity appearances at haunts nationwide. Instead of seeking unique and terrifying haunts, the tables have turned and the haunts are seeking out them. So back to the RV they go!

Through the group’s stops and travels, however, viewers are shown a blueish colored feed of the group as they are videotaped – one of the group in particular. Brandy, who has been nicknamed Coffin Girl, seems to be targeted. On their journey, the group stop at a few very cool haunts, including haunted hay rides, a Zombie Pub Crawl, and (for the physically fit) a Zombie-Run! One of the haunts, however, was a tad more extreme than the others - something Brandy is now totally against as her last trip has left a few mental scars.
As in the first film, lead Zack Andrews is still on the lookout for the extreme and eventually catches wind of one and off they go. Keep in mind that the further the group goes down the rabbit hole, the more intense and disturbing the secretive videotaping becomes.
I'm not going to go any further because I refuse to give away any spoilers away. I will say one thing, however, and that is that the first film really left viewers wondering. Hell, three days after I first watched The Houses October Built 2, I was still in my head asking myself, “WHAT THE FUCK?!?” LOL!!! Folks, the cast and crew did it again. And, as with the first film, when you think it’s over and you start to understand what happened, pondering it more deeply and questioning everything that has gone before, BAM!
The Houses October Built 2 stars the same great cast and continues showcasing great real life haunts and Halloween events. This haunt realism was a big part of the original film’s appeal, garnering a huge fan base with a very small character base. Filling the film with actual haunt actors, The Houses October Built gave complete credit to the hard-working haunt actors as well as both supporting and helping revive the life and spirits of haunts across the world!
I don't know if The Houses October Built 2 can ever be any better than its original, as I adore the film, but it gives it one hell of a run! Zack and Bobby – you two are incredible! Great job!
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MOVIE REVIEW: Contracted: Phase II (2015)

MOVIE REVIEW: Contracted: Phase II (2015)

CONTRACTED: PHASE II (2015)

Director: Josh Forbes
Writer: Craig Walendziak
Stars: Matt Mercer, Marianna Palka
For those of you who have seen 2013's Contracted and enjoyed the film which, I personally did, you're in luck because Contracted: Phase II starts off at the exact minute that the original ended. I like that it picked up exactly where you left off – there are no holes, there are no gaps, and no wondering whatever happened to this person and that person... It's a continuation and, in my opinion, one at its best. And considering that the films were both written and directed by completely different people from the original, I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome.
Some of the same cast for the most part are present, there are obviously some new faces thrown in there because a lot of the people from the first one are dead, but are referenced to periodically to keep the story consistent. The movie unfortunately does drag little bit here and there, but then again, the original film wasn't exactly a fast-paced action horror film either.
Contracted: Phase II, definitely continues with the same feel and emotion. It does definitely stay true to itself and isn't blown out of proportion as so many sequels sadly are. The thing that I like so much about these two movies is in my opinion its original as hell!! I mean seriously, where else have you seen zombies that are contracted from a necrophiliac!
Overall, Contracted: Phase II is a good movie. It's got a couple of decent little gory almost squirmish kind of parts in the film but doesn't feel the need to have to over do it, and I appreciated that quality. I felt for this movie because it was a perfect balance.
My only gripe with the film, and this is not a spoiler, but in the first one, the disease is originated by a perv in a morgue who is banging dead chicks. In the sequel, there was a purpose for that. I didn't really care for it. I thought that just having a corpse fucker gave it a twisted edge on its own, but that's not to say that it took away from the story either.
Contracted: Phase II is now on NETFLIX . If you’re in the mood for a horror movie that isn't over the top , and not a splatter-fest or a extreme gore but is story-driven, then I think you'll like this. I definitely think it's worth a watch.
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This Just In: Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Killer Klowns From Your Television Set?

By Woofer McWooferson

Killer Klowns From Outer Space movie poster

Killer Klowns From Outer Space, the 1988 cult classic science fiction horror comedy, has long been rumored to have a sequel in the works. As the title suggests, killer clowns from outer space land on Earth and begin wreaking havoc. Set in Crescent Grove, a small town in California, the Killer Klowns From Outer Space follows the standard “young people know something and adults won't listen so disaster follows” scenario of such classics as The Blob and Invaders From Mars, but with a strong comedic twist. By making the aliens clowns, the movie's comedic aspect can be fully realized while keeping the horror and science fiction slants. Disguised as a carnival with acid cream pies, popcorn monsters, and cotton candy cocoons among their arsenal, the clowns are poised to take Earth by storm. Viewers ate it up and wanted more.

Now that may happen.

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As the 30th anniversary of Killer Klowns From Outer Space approaches, Chiodo spoke to Movie Crypt about everything from starting out making 8mm films with his brother Charles to how they learned their effects techniques. He also addressed rumors of a Killer Klowns From Outer Space follow up:

Oh, well, we decided to skip two and go straight to number three. To hell with all of that. That's a good question...We started thinking about Killer Klowns two immediately after Killer Klowns one...From the beginning we really didn't want to venture back into theatrical because we thought...what was pretty much a low budget feature back in the 80s wouldn't really garner much of a release, so we figured TV would be the best thing. So right now, we are...currently pursuing a long arch series for cable...If I told you what the idea was, you guys would start to get real excited. It's great! It's kind of taking off. Figure this, after it's been so long, We wondered, should we do a sequel to the first one or do we do a remake?

 

'Cause there's a lot of people don't even really know much about it, so we..,came up with a ‘requel’ – it’s a sequel and a remake...We’ve been developing this for a while...and the new Star Wars movie kind of proves the point. That I would call a requel: it's a new film for a new audience but has components that kind of tap into the fan base...It’s a trilogy in four parts, and it really follows the continuing adventures of new people who are experiencing this phenomenon of a Klown invasion, and once in a while you see some of the old guys pop up and hear their stories – what happened over the last 25 years. It’s fucking great.

What does this mean for fans of the original? It means that fans of the original will be just as happy as viewers who are brand new to the killer klown concept. But it is slightly confusing. A trilogy in four parts? Does this mean a four episode miniseries? That's not clear and Chiodo didn't elaborate.

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Is a series a good idea? Tell House of Tortured Souls what you think, and, as always, we'll keep you informed as we know more.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

MOVIE REVIEW: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Not Your Daddy’s Cloverfield

I enjoyed the original Cloverfield. While it didn’t quite live up to my expectations, I still really liked it. So when a “spiritual sequel” 10 Cloverfield Lane came out of no where I was intrigued. Probably one of the best kept secrets in Hollywood, the trailer was perfect to ramp up excitement while giving away almost nothing. It hooked me, but I was still worried there would be some half assed M. Night twist and this wouldn’t be a horror film at all. Well it was and I loved the hell out of it.

John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

10 Cloverfield Lane

For those who hated the original, and I know a lot of people did, 10 Cloverfield has almost nothing in common with the original. Gone is the shaky cam, which seemed to piss off the most people. Gone was the urban setting with a large part of the film taking place in the underground bunker seen in the trailer. The cast was also streamlined with only three characters getting any amount of screen time, the trio anchored by John Goodman (Roseanne) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (The Thing) and rounded out by John Gallagher Jr

Goodman gives his best performance in a long time. He is truly frightening to watch. Even when he is not talking, just sitting near motionless with a camera on his face he oozes intensity and insanity. I don’t want to give away any more spoilers than I want to, but you know almost right away, that he’s not a good guy, During the course of the movie he goes from creepy, to scary to psychotic and it all feels way real.

John Goodman

John Goodman is scary as shit in 10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane managed to hold it’s secrets during filming, and it holds them well even in the movie. Beyond Goodman’s insanity, you never know what strange roads the film is going to go down. All but maybe the last 15 minutes and opening 10 minutes are spent in the bunker, where the tension grows between the three cast members. And it keeps building, then it explodes. It explodes so quickly you are as much in shock as Winstead’s character. Then after a chase, and what we think is a wind down, it ramps up and changes the entire theme of the movie.

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John Goodman has a captive audience in Mary Elizabeth Winstead in 10 Cloverfield Lane

One of my peeves about horror movies is that so many lock themselves into a situation where no matter the finish, you feel cheated and let down. I mentioned that let down in my review of The Boy. I was worried that would happen in 10 Cloverfield Lane. During the final chase/hide/escape scene I was worried that no ending would feel right. That I would walk out feeling cheated and duped. But director Dan Trachtenberg and writers Josh Campbell and Matthew Steucken pulled it off. The ending not only left me satisfied but made me want to stand up and cheer “Murica!”

I ended up enjoying it much better than the original (No offense JJ) and I’m giving it a solid 9 out of 10 stars. It’s a damn fine cinema experience, fun, suspenseful and great story telling, with a fine acting job from the three main characters. Now for a few spoilers for those worried about the Cloverfield. connection.

Spoiler alert and stuff

Yes there are monsters. No it is not the Cloverfield Monster although it is very easy to surmise they are connected and have the same origin. Supposedly it is set in the same Universe as Cloverfield. It’s not a true sequel though and possibly (likely) is happening at the same time as the original film. The entire film is not set in the bunker but most of it is. As I said no shaky cam, but there is a car crash that goes shaky, and happens so suddenly it physically shocked me. There isn’t a lot of gore, but some extremely out of the blue, shocking violence. There’s not a lot of objectionable content such as profanity, sex or nudity, but it will probably scare really small kids.

Now stop reading and go see 10 Cloverfield Lane

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MOVIE REVIEW: 3-Headed Shark Attack (2015)

MOVIE REVIEW: 3-Headed Shark Attack (2015)

By Dixielord

Cast of Three Headed Shark Attack

Three Headed Shark Attack - See the unrated version if you have to see it.

Two heads may be better than one, but a three headed shark attack is a definite step backwards. Three Headed Shark Attack is a sequel to the Syfy movie Two Headed Shark Attack. While the first was fairly popular, coming at a time when SyFy channel monster mash ups and silly shark flicks are all the rage, it didn’t impress me much. I get some of the attraction of these, so bad they are funny, cheapo films like Sharknado, Sharktopus, and Mega Piranha. I even enjoy them occasionally, but the only real attraction in the first was Brooke Hogan's boobs, which sadly were mostly covered.

Unfortunately Brooke has disappeared from the sequel, much like her dad has disappeared from anything related to the WWE. Instead they have replaced Brooke's mammoth cleavage and the orange skinned Carmen Electra with an extra shark head, and small roles for Rob Van Dam and Danny Trejo (Machete).

Danny Trejo Machete in Three Headed Shark Attack

Danny Trejo in Three Headed Shark Attack

Now I won't ever complain about Danny in a film role. The man is a legend in my opinion, and a great example of turning your life around, but he really isn't in the film enough to make a difference. It seems the idea was to put his name on the cast, give him a machete and hope people paid to see it. Van Dam is on screen a bit more, but he is mostly standing around and looking earnest. I kept hoping at some point he would point to the sky and call out Sabu. Still I was a big fan of Rob back in his ECW days so it was nice seeing him on screen.

Rob Van Dam in Three Headed Shark Attack

Rob wasn't the whole F'n Show in Three Headed Shark Attack, and where the hell was Sabu?

The biggest star power of Three Headed Shark Attack belongs to Jena Sims and her stupendous gravity defying breasts. Skip the SyFy channel version and go for the R rated Netflix version that has nudity. It may sound trite, but in a movie like Three Headed Shark Attack, that's the only real reason to invest the time. That is unless you are related to Rob Van Dam or Danny Trejo. Sims might not be a big star yet, and hell she might not be able to act, as this movie didn't require any, but I would love to see more of her on the screen (no pun intended).

Jena Sims shows skin in Three Headed Shark Attack

The gorgeous Jena Sims in Three Headed Shark Attack

As far as the plot goes a bunch of people I don't care about, except Jena Sims, is trying to escape from a research center and a mutated three headed shark. Or maybe they are trying to kill it, or maybe not. I was never really sure. Basically it's get on a boat, get off a boat, get on another boat, get back on the first boat, then on an island, then on a slower boat, repeated over and over. Between the boat transfers, people jump, run, dive, and or get knocked into the water for various reasons that make no sense at all.

For a shark movie there is virtually no gore, and what little blood is mostly underwater. There was one scene where I could swear I saw the blood splashed into the water from off screen. The shark itself looked even stupider than the first movie. Still, what can you expect from The Asylum? Well, you should be able to expect better than this. Compared to the first film, Three Headed Shark Attack comes off as one of the rip off films that the Asylum is known for.

One kick for me was that Three Headed Shark Attack was filmed locally in Pensacola. It was fun to watch it, OK relative to the rest of the film, and recognize the beach where it was shot. If I'm not wrong it was Big Lagoon State Park. Sad part about that Big Lagoon is kind of hard to pass off as a research station in the middle of the ocean. It's beautiful but, it's wrong. Still yay for local filming and the money it brings, even though with the Asylum it probably wasn't much.

So what's the final score? Well I really can't recommend this for anyone. Not even hard core Trejo fans. Maybe if Rob Van Dam owes you money you might enjoy seeing Three Headed Shark Attack, or if you haven't seen any naked breasts this week. In which case turn the movie off right after Jena Sims first scene. Honestly no matter why you are watching Three Headed Shark Attack, you can turn it off after Jena's first scene. So I am giving this film one star for Danny Trejo, one star for Rob Van Dam, and one star for each of Jena Sim's Breasts. Then I am taking back Trejo's star because he should be more selective in films, and taking back Rob's because you didn't get a role for Sabu. So that leaves Three Headed Shark Attack with a mighty, whopping two stars for which it really doesn’t deserve.

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COMING SOON: I Spit on Your Grave 3 (2015)

COMING SOON: I Spit on Your Grave 3 (2015)

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 3:
VENGEANCE IS MINE

By Amy Lynes

Just in time for Halloween, I Spit On Your Grave 3: Vengeance is Mine will hit limited theaters on October 9th, with a Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD release to follow on October 20, 2015!

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Many people were surprised when, back in 2010, a remake of the 1978 cult classic I Spit On Your Grave was released. Almost instantly, people were bitching and moaning about it, with some flatly refusing to watch it.

Now, I am not usually one for remakes but after seeing it, I think all the negativity it got was extremely misguided. I'll probably get some hate for this, but I think I actually prefer the remake. Don't get me wrong, Camille Keaton is amazing in the film, but it is a slow burn, a bit too slow for my tastes. The 2010 version moves at a much faster pace, and the revenge scenes were much more gratifying to me, not to mention Sarah Butler did a fantastic job as Jennifer Hills. I had initially thought there was no way she would pull it off and make it believable, but she did just that. She was truly spectacular in the role.

In 2013, the remake spawned a sequel I Spit On Your Grave 2, which focused on an entirely new character in a whole new setting. Sadly, it was nowhere near as good as the 2010 remake. The revenge scenes were slightly lackluster and left me wanting something a little more. It did have its moments, though - I found the sequel much harder to watch during the rape scene than the 1978 and 2010 versions combined. It was extremely unsettling.

Now we hear that a third installment to the franchise has been completed, and the story will once again focus on Jennifer Hills. What little info on the synopsis I was able to find goes something like this: Jennifer now works for a crisis hotline (or possibly a support group), and it just so happens a vigilante type serial killer is using the hotline (support group) to target and victimize rapists. Jennifer's tragic past, of course, makes her a prime suspect to the detectives on the case.

Having enjoyed the 2010 version as much as I did, I was very happy to learn that Sarah Butler will reprise her role as Jennifer Hills in I Spit On Your Grave 3: Vengeance is Mine. The film also stars Gabriel Hogan (Television series Heartland), Doug McKeon (On Golden Pond and Mischief), Karen Strassman (The Ruins), and Jennifer Landon (Cinemax's series Banshee) and is directed by R.D. Braunstein (100 Degrees Below Zero).

I don't know about anyone else, but I enjoy these films and I am really looking forward to the latest addition to the franchise. October can't get here fast enough!

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Jeepers Creepers 3 May Actually Happen

Jeepers Creepers 3 May Actually Happen

By Dixielord

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It looks like it is finally happening. After years of speculation and back and forth, Jeepers Creepers 3 appears to be on track to filming. An announcement was made at the Toronto International Film Festival with a statement by Victor Salva, who returns to direct.

"Writing and directing a new Jeepers film, the first in over a decade, is incredibly exciting. For me and I believe for Jeepers fans all over the world that have been asking for more. What will go before cameras as Jeepers Creepers 3 is a new and terrifying chapter from the Jeepers universe. We are bringing back the Creeper's truck, and will be addressing the big questions about The Creeper: what it is, where it came from and why it does what it does. More exciting though, this will easily be the most frightening roller coaster ride of a Jeepers film that has been made to date.”

It's also reported that series star Jonathon Breck will return as the Creeper. The third series has long been rumored to have been titled Cathedral and would bring back Gina Phillips from the original, as well as Ray Wise from part two. There is no word yet if those two will indeed return for Jeepers Creepers 3. It was also announced that Brandon Smith would return playing his character, Sargent Davis Tubbs from the original. He will supposedly be the focus as he seeks to destroy the Creeper once and for all.

Beyond that and the other information released by Salva, we know little about the plot of Jeepers Creepers 3. In the past it was reported the third film would act, at least in part, as a prequel, delving into the history of the monster. It's not known if that will still happen.

What is known is that legions of Jeepers Creepers fans are extremely happy right now. Most had given up hope, and when this news hit, it was looked at with a lot of skepticism. It looks like it is the real deal though, and filming is set to start early next year in Canada,

But while thousands of fans of the series celebrated, there were others who weren't so happy to hear the news. A perhaps smaller, but no less vocal group of horror fans did not welcome the news. Ever since word of Victor Salva's past legal troubles have become more well know, many Jeepers Creepers fans have turned their back on the series. Horror fans in general are split over the subject of supporting the films of Victor Salva. I wont go into details here as I have blogged on the subject, and it is readily available on the Internet. The short story is that Salva, who created the Jeepers Creepers franchise was arrested and served time for sexual abuse of a child on the set of his film Clownhouse.

While some fans say he has served his time and want him to move on, others refuse to let him off so easy. It's believed that a lot of the trouble finding financing was due to these facts becoming more easily available to the general public.

However, it appears Jeepers Creepers 3 is coming our way, whether we want it or not. Personally I just wish the series, and Salva, would just go away. That's just my opinion and we know all about opinions, right? I won't attack or belittle anyone who chooses to see it. It's your choice, and not seeing it is mine.

So what's your opinion? Drop us a comment and let me know.

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Tucker and Dale vs Evil…2?

Tucker and Dale vs Evil…2?

Evil Will Meet Its Match...Again

By John Roisland

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Remember Tucker and Dale vs Evil? Who doesn't?!?! Everyone who is anyone has seen the hysterical and blood soaked 2010 film. Recently announced at Horror Hound in Cincinnati, Ohio, by the stars themselves, there will be a Tucker and Dale vs Evil 2. Tyler Labine (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Alan Tudyk (Firefly), who were guests at the convention doing a celebrity panel together, said that the producers emailed an outline them both. They duo continued, "We are honing in on who we want to write it. We really want to make another one!"

Tucker and Dale vs EvilThe story itself doesn't have a screen writer yet, and both stars have openly stated in the past that they “would never do a sequel if it's shit", so its a safe bet that this one is gonna be a bit of a wait. Sadly, the original film didn't have a long run at the theaters. However, it has enjoyed its own found success by rapidly becoming a huge cult classic since, so the fan base is most definitely there and eagerly waiting to see what happens!

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