A blog about horror movies that take place during Halloween or the fall season. With posts containing trailers, official posters, fan art, stills/screen captures, reviews, video mixtapes, short films, and vhs, dvd, blu-ray, 4K uhd covers.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

TERRIFIER (2017) VHS, DVD and BLU-RAY Covers

USA Custom VHS covers:







UK Custom VHS covers:



VHS Sticker @vinylhellstickerco.bigcartel.com:

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UK Custom DVD cover:

Finnish DVD cover:

German DVD cover:

Italian DVD cover:


USA Blu-ray covers:



German Blu-ray Mediabooks Ad:

German Blu-ray:

Italian Blu-ray cover:

Art the Clown Trilogy Blu-ray cover:

Steelbook outside and inside:


Blu-ray/DVD disc labels:






Trailer:


Trailer #2

Terrifier is a 2016 American slasher film written, co-produced and directed by Damien Leone. It stars David Howard Thornton, Jenna Kanell, Samantha Scaffidi, Catherine Corcoran, Matt McAllister and Michael Leavy. Thornton portrays the murderous Art the Clown, who hunts three young women played by Kannell, Scaffidi and Corcoran on Halloween. It is the second feature-film appearance of the Art the Clown character, after Leone's 2013 anthology film All Hallows' Eve, which incorporated footage from previous short films he also directed and which featured the character. The film received mixed to positive reviews. While Thornton's portrayal and the special effects were well received by critics, criticism of the film was directed mostly at the dialogue, acting in certain scenes, and the lack of character development of the protagonists. A sequel, Terrifier 2, was released in fall 2022.

IMDb SYNOPSIS: On Halloween night, Tara Heyes finds herself as the obsession of a sadistic murderer known as Art the Clown.

PRODUCTION: The character of Art the Clown first appeared in the 2008 short film The 9th Circle, which Leone wrote and directed. Leone later wrote and directed a short film titled Terrifier, which featured Art and was released in 2011. These shorts were incorporated into the 2013 anthology film All Hallows' Eve, which marked both Art's first feature film appearance and Leone's feature directorial debut. Damien Leone returned to co-produce All Hallows Eve 2 (2015) but Art the Clown did not appear in the sequel.

In 2015, Leone launched a campaign on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo to finance Terrifier, a feature-length spin-off of All Hallows' Eve. After being notified of the Indiegogo campaign, filmmaker Phil Falcone provided the necessary funds for the project in exchange for a producer credit. In The 9th Circle, the short film Terrifier, and All Hallows' Eve, Art was played by Mike Giannelli, but in the feature film Terrifier, Art was portrayed by David Howard Thornton. Thornton was already familiar with All Hallows' Eve when he auditioned for the role of Art in Terrifier, and was cast in the role after improvising a kill scene in mime.

THEATRICAL/DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE: The film premiered at the Telluride Horror Show Film Festival in October 2016 before being picked up by Dread Central Presents and Epic Pictures for a limited theatrical release in March 2018. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Dread Central on March 27, 2018. The release features audio commentary from Damien Leone and David H. Thorton, behind-the-scenes footage, an interview with star Jenna Kanell, deleted scenes, collectible reversible cover art, and several other bonus features.

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SEQUEL: In February 2019, Damien Leone stated that a sequel for Terrifier was in production, with the other sequel's script having already been written. The film went into production in October 2019 with Fuzz on the Lens Productions as co-producers along with Dark Age Cinema. The film was initially delayed during production of its final days of shooting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but finally resumed in September 2020 and wrapped shooting in 2021. The film debuted at the Arrow Video FrightFest in London, England on August 29, 2022, and received a nationwide US cinema release on October 6, 2022, followed by a release to streaming platforms in November 2022.

MY REVIEW: It's just bad dialogue/acting, brutal gory kills, and takes place on Halloween, I liked it! But I guess I'm the only one who liked the other Art the Clown actor better, played by Mike Giannelli in All Hallows Eve (2013). 3 out of 4 Halloween Decorations, Good:


The Cinema Snob's review:




Kill Count by Dead Meat:


Art the Clown time lapse makeup transformation:


The Brutality Of TERRIFIER:


Lobby Cards by @VideoVampir:




Click on the movie titles below to see more HALLOWEEN HORROR MOVIES VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray Covers:


ROB ZOMBIE's 31 (2016)
ALL HALLOWS EVE (2013) and ALL HALLOWS EVE 2 (2015)
BAD CANDY (2021)
CANDY CORN (2019)
THE CLOWN MURDERS (1976)
CREEPSHOW (1982) and CREEPSHOW 2 (1987)
DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW (1981)
ERNEST SCARED STUPID (1991)
THE FEAR: HALLOWEEN NIGHT (1999)
GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN (2018)
THE GUEST (2014)
HACK-O-LANTERN (1988)
HAUNTEDWEEN (1991)
HAUNT (2019)
HELL FEST (2018)
HELL NIGHT (1981)
HELLIONS (2015)
HOCUS POCUS (1993)
HOLLOW GATE (1988)
HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES (2003)
IDLE HANDS (1999)
JACK-O (1995)
LADY IN WHITE (1988)
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (1985)
NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Trilogy (1988-1997)
PRIMAL RAGE (1988)
PUMPKINHEAD (1988)
SATAN'S LITTLE HELPER (2004)
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (2019)
SHARP CANDY (2019)
TALES OF HALLOWEEN (2015)
TERRIFIER (2016)
TRICK OR TREATS (1982)
TRICK OR TREAT (1986)
TRICK 'R TREAT (2007)
TRICK (2019)

OR click to view HALLOWEEN FRANCHISE VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray Covers!


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

What's on Tonight: CHUCKY (2022) SEASON 2 on SYFY and USA NETWORK

This is what I'm watching tonight: He's back to raise holy hell! The self-proclaimed "MVP of serial murder" returns in season 2 of his TV series CHUCKY on SYFY and USA Network October 5 at 9/8c. Tonight's premiere episode is set on and titled "Halloween II." I loved the first season and hope season 2 will be just as good.

CHUCKY is a continuation of the iconic film franchise chronicling the murderous escapades of the notorious killer doll. In the TV series, Chucky crosses paths with archenemies, old allies and new prey, as he seeks to inspire fear and mayhem wherever he goes. Below is the synopsis followed by the teaser and official trailers for season 2.

SYNOPSIS: After his diabolical plan to invade America’s children’s hospitals was foiled in season one, Chucky now seeks revenge on those he holds responsible: surviving teens Jake (Zackary Arthur), Devon (Björgvin Arnarson) and Lexy (Alyvia Alyn Lind), along with his ex Tiffany, now his sworn enemy. Meanwhile, can ‘Jevon’ make it as a couple in the face of adversity at their new Catholic school, not to mention a brand-new onslaught of terror from the demon doll?

As before, Chucky creator Don Mancini is one of the executive producers, along with Nick Antosca, Alex Hedlund, David Kirschner and Jeff Renfroe, with Brad Dourif as the killer toy’s voice, Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany, Fiona Dourif as Nica Pierce, Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay, Christine Elise as Kyle and Devon Sawa also returns to play an all new character.

Chucky Season 2 Halloween Teaser:


Season 2 Official Trailer:




If you missed it, watch as Chucky sings a song recapping Season 1 in the music video below:


I made the custom Chucky (2021) Season One VHS cover below based on the original Child's Play 1-3 films VHS covers (really it's more like Part 3's cover than the others). I used Chucky fan art by Ricardo Chucky from artstation.com for the front cover:

Child's Play VHS cover:

Child's Play 3 VHS cover:

Child's Play 3 VHS cover:

Chucky fan art by Ricardo Chucky from artstation.com:



Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Watch FREDDY's HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARES (1988-89) on VHS




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Freddy's Nightmares (also known as A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series) is an American horror anthology television series, which aired in syndication from October 1988 until March 1990. A spin-off from the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series, each episode is introduced by Freddy Krueger (played, as in the films, by Robert Englund), and features two different stories of a dark rooted and/or grim nature that takes place in the fictitious town of Springwood, Ohio on Elm Street. Krueger's primary function is to host the series. Eight episodes throughout the series have Freddy Krueger as the main antagonist. The pilot episode was directed by Tobe Hooper, and begins with Krueger's prosecution on child-murdering charges.

El Rey Network has been airing the series since November 3, 2015. As of February 15, 2022, the series is available on Screambox, a streaming service dedicated to horror content. As of May 1, 2022, the series is now streaming on Tubi, an ad-supported free content platform owned by Fox Corporation. Watch season 1 and 2 at Tubi here.

I remember being really excited to watch this series when I found out about it in TV Guide in the late 80's. I had a blank VHS ready to record every episode. The pilot episode called "No More Mr. Nice Guy" was so great, the capture, trial and murder of Freddy Kruger I loved it. Hugely disappointed by the 2nd week and weeks after when I found out that most of the stories weren't about Freddy he just hosted them like the Crypt Keeper from Tales from the Crypt. The two Halloween episodes are part of the 8 that feature Freddy in the story. I would rewatch these episodes constantly on the old VHS that I still have.

Spend Halloween with Freddy! Watch two promos above or both Halloween episodes of Freddy's Nightmares ripped from a 1980's vhs in the video below from archive.org. First episode is 1989's Photo Finish followed by 1988's Freddy's Tricks and Treats which the beginning of was cut off, or watch high quality versions at tubitv.com here and here. My fan made VHS cover at the top and I remember cutting out that exact TV Guide ad and taping it on the box of the VHS cassette I used to record the series.

VHS/DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE: The full complete series was never released to DVD or Blu-ray in the US but 5 episodes were released on VHS in 1991. 16 episodes were released on 8 VHS's in the UK and Germany in 1989. In 2003, Volume 1 (the first 3 episodes) was released on Region 2 DVD in Ireland and the UK. Volume 2 and Volume 3 was also planned but the release was canceled due to poor sales. The 2011 US release Blu-ray box set of the original seven A Nightmare on Elm Street films had a special features DVD that included two episodes ("It's a Miserable Life" and "Killer Instinct"). In 2022, all episodes translated into German were published in Germany by Pidax.

Below are the five VHS front covers (animated GIF) which contains the episode titles that were released in the US:


Here is a custom fan made DVD cover of all the above VHS releases:


More custom DVD, Blu-ray and disc labels of The Complete Series: