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

Sunday, September 24, 2023

THE WITCHING SEASON Season 2 Teaser Trailer

Witching Season Films has posted a teaser trailer for Season 2 of their anthology series The Witching Season. The trailer announces "Official poster and crowdfund coming soon." I love the series and can not wait.

Here's what they wrote along with the trailer:

TERROR is back in season.

We’ve been busy, ghouls. The long-anticipated sequel to our anthology The Witching Season is finally happening. More details soon! Happy autumn equinox! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚
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Watch Season 1 below or at YouTube:


Friday, September 22, 2023

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER "Halloween In Southport" 4pc Die Cut Decoration Set

IBTrav Artworks has released an I Know What You Did Last Summer "Halloween In Southport" 4pc Die Cut Decoration Set for $28 over on their etsy shop. Featuring Ben Willis (Muse Watson) The Fisherman from the classic 1997 horror film, very cool love 'em. Celebrate Halloween 90's style.

This is a set of three 12" brightly colored die cut decorations PLUS one 38" poseable die cut Fisherman character. Graphics printed on 130lb card stock and hand cut. Perfect for hanging in your home and reuse every year! They come bagged together in packaging for your "Halloween In Southport" theming.





SILVER BULLET (1985) Official and Fan Artwork Poster Collection

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By Gabriel Edwards @gabrieldedwards and @thestuffofhorrormovies:


Matty Ryan Tobin @mattryan and at www.worksofmattryan.com


By Chris Oz Fulton @chrisozfulton and at ChrisOzFulton.etsy.com:


By Mario Frias @mario_friasg:


By Reine Rosenberg @reinerosenberg:
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By Jeff West @jeffwestsart and at artdimes.com:


By Justin Heath @justinsanetattoos:


By Rodrigo Tannus @r.tannus:


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By Stefan Motmans @stemo_art for at www.spookhousestudios.com:


By Bunny @thehorrorcorner:


By Devon Whitehead @devondraws:


By Anderson Green Devil @greendevilartwork:


By Unknown:


Collage by Ryan Tremblay:


By American Artist at redbubble.com:


By Christopher Butler @chrisbutlerdesigns and at chrisbutlerdesigns.com:


By Len Conner @len3rd:


By Stefan Motmans @stemo_art for at www.spookhousestudios.com:



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Thursday, September 21, 2023

SILVER BULLET (1985) Newspaper Ads, VHS, DVD and Blu-ray Covers

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WIKIPEDIA: Silver Bullet is a 1985 American horror thriller film based on the 1983 Stephen King novella Cycle of the Werewolf. It stars Gary Busey, Everett McGill, and Corey Haim, with Megan Follows, Terry O'Quinn, Lawrence Tierney, Bill Smitrovich, Kent Broadhurst, David Hart, and James Gammon in supporting roles. The film is directed by Dan Attias, written by King and produced by Martha De Laurentiis.

IMDb SYNOPSIS: In a small town, brutal killings start to plague the close knit community. Marty Coslaw, a paraplegic boy, is convinced the murders are the doings of a werewolf.

PRODUCTION: The film was shot around Wilmington, North Carolina. Filming began in October 1984 and took about 2+1⁄2 months to complete, finishing shortly before Christmas. In the novella, the werewolf was said to snarl in nearly human words and the werewolf was supposed to speak in the original screenplay, although this was eliminated after a rewrite. Gary Busey felt a certain kinship with the Uncle Red character and was allowed to ad lib all of his lines in certain takes of each scene in which he appeared. Although he read the lines as scripted in most of the takes, Stephen King and Daniel Attias liked the ad lib scenes better and decided to include most of Busey's ad lib scenes in the final cut of the film.

WEREWOLF DESIGN: King asked for the werewolf to be plain, and hard to see, in contrast to the hulking monsters seen in other werewolf films and books in the early to mid-1980s, with the end result being a creature which looked more like a black bear than anything else and did not really have any identifying characteristics. After seeing Carlo Rambaldi's design, per King's request, producer Dino de Laurentiis was very unhappy and demanded a change, which both King and Rambaldi refused. Eventually pre-production fell behind schedule and director Don Coscarelli opted to start filming the non-werewolf scenes without knowing what would happen with the werewolf suit. After completing the non-werewolf scenes and not having any clear picture about what would happen with the film Coscarelli resigned as director and was replaced with Attias. When pressured to either cancel the film or accept the design de Laurentiis relented and allowed filming to continue with Rambaldi's werewolf suit. A modern dance actor was hired to perform the stunts inside the suit but de Laurentiis was also unhappy with his performance and demanded a change. As a result, Everett McGill, who played Reverend Lester Lowe in human form, wound up acting out most of the scenes in the werewolf suit and was credited with a dual role.

THEATRICAL/VHS/DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE: Silver Bullet was released theatrically in the United States by Paramount Pictures in October 1985. It grossed $12,361,866 at the box office. The film was first released on VHS in 1985, then re-released two more times in 1988 and 1993. Followed by DVD release by Paramount Home Entertainment in 2002, on Blu-ray in Germany on September 14, 2017, under the name Der Werwolf von Tarker-Mills. Then on Blu-ray in Australia on January 3, 2018 by Umbrella Entertainment, and on USA Blu-ray from Scream Factory on December 17, 2019.

RECEPTION: On Rotten Tomatoes, Silver Bullet holds an approval rating of 45% based on 22 reviews, with an average rating of 5.20/10. Roger Ebert gave the film three stars out of four. Ebert admitted that he thought that the film was a parody of the novella and of King's work in general, but said that he enjoyed the film. Conversely, Vincent Canby of The New York Times dismissed the film as "very low-grade Stephen King fiction" and thought the werewolf "looks less like a wolf than Smokey Bear with a terrible hangover." Variety wrote, "'Silver Bullet' is a Stephen King filmette from his scriptette from his novelette which may sell some tickettes but not without regrettes ... the kids have a silver bullet, the only known power that will stop a werewolf. Unfortunately, there's no known power that will stop films like this." Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune gave the film one star out of four and called it "a limp retelling of the werewolf legend that is about as frightening as a rubbery Richard Nixon mask." Michael Wilmington of the Los Angeles Times wrote, "The human drama gives 'Silver Bullet' an extra warmth—and Marty's handicap and ingenuity make him a more attractive hero. But, with the exception of one startling dream sequence (a church congregation in mass vulpine metamorphosis), 'Silver Bullet' never really surprises you." Paul Attanasio of The Washington Post remarked that the plot "is about as suspenseful as looking at your watch to see which minute will pop up next," but Gary Busey's lively performance "almost makes the movie bearable."

In a retrospective review, Felix Vasquez Jr. of Film Threat and Cinema Crazed wrote, "'Silver Bullet' features one of the best climaxes in a horror film thanks to director Daniel Attias, and garners a very entertaining and creepy story that develops beyond a typical werewolf movie. When I think of great horror films, when I think of great werewolf films, and when I think of a great King film, I think of this."

WATCH ONLINE: Archive (free), Max (subs), Hulu (subs), Google Play (rent), Vudu (rent)

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Filming Locations with Corey Haim’s Sister Cari and Adam the Woo:


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HAUNTEDWEEN (1991)
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HELL NIGHT (1981)
HELLIONS (2015)
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HOLLOW GATE (1988)
HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES (2003)
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LADY IN WHITE (1988)
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (1985)
NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Trilogy (1988-1997)
PRIMAL RAGE (1988)
PUMPKINHEAD (1988)
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SHARP CANDY (2019)
SILVER BULLET (1985)
TALES OF HALLOWEEN (2015)
TERRIFIER (2016)
TRICK OR TREATS (1982)
TRICK OR TREAT (1986)
TRICK 'R TREAT (2007)
TRICK (2019)
WACKO (1982)
WNUF HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (2013)

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