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5 Frightfully Festive Halloween Movies to Get You in the Spirit

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Every October people flock to theaters to see the most recent Paranormal Activity abomination and feverishly search the web and Netflix for the latest in horror to get in the Halloween spirit. After all, if you want to get truly festive, a Halloween-themed flick is usually in order. Here are some frightfully festive Halloween-themed movies that are sure to get you pumped for the holiday.

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5. Night of the Demons, 1988
I will use any excuse to mention this movie. It’s Christmas Day… let’s watch Night of the Demons! A well-known gem among horror fans, Night of the Demons might just be one of the most perfect Halloween movies ever put on film. Its practical effects and plot create an atmospheric and fun horror movie. The 2009 remake with Shannon Elizabeth is one of the best remakes in years, and it also has a killer soundtrack.

4. All Hallows’ Eve, 2013
I’ll admit this is not one of my favorite movies or even a good movie. Still, it deserves a mention due to the effects, plot, and use of the ever popular and effective creepy clown device. All Hallows’ Eve plays on the classic babysitter convention and gives it a found VHS tape Halloween twist. With a mere 4.7 on IMDb, this is one you watch at your own risk. WARNING: The little boy in this movie ties with the kid in The Babadook for Most Annoying Child Actor. The upcoming sequel seems much more promising.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SyeeMPfmtM

3. Rockula, 1990
Who doesn’t love an early-90’s vampire Halloween musical? Apparently, no one does because this is another film that is difficult to track down as it never made it to DVD (FYI, it is on Amazon Prime and YouTube). Rockula stars Dean Cameron as vampire Ralph, who is cursed to fall in love with the reincarnation of his first love every twenty-three years, only for her to die at the hands of a pirate on Halloween night. Co-starring 80’s one-hit wonder aficionados Toni Basil and Thomas Dolby, this movie crosses the line between downright delightful and terrible, aka you should watch it.

2. May, 2002
This movie serves as a PSA to watch out for that weird girl (or befriend her, whatever floats your boat). This early-2000’s cult film is a modern-day female twist on Frankenstein and is wonderfully creepy. With the Halloween-driven plot, this is one to add to your watch list this October. Currently available on HBOGo.

1. Trick or Treat, 1986
What do you get when you cross October 31 with heavy metal and devil worship? The 1986 film Trick or Treat, of course! Largely lost to the ravages of time and VHS deterioration, this heavy metal horror show is a cheesy delight. When I pull this movie up on YouTube, I can almost smell the weird mom and pop video store smell (if you’re over twenty, you know what I’m talking about). Featuring appearances by Gene Simmons and the motherfucking Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne, this film is proof we need to bring back the heavy metal rock & roll horror movie RIGHT THE HELL NOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Iv2vVIqng

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Ellen Page and The Cured Come Home to VOD

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We’ve been talking about the new zombie flick starring Ellen Page entitled The Cured for quite some time now, and we’ll soon be able to sink our teeth into it courtesy of IFC Films.

The flick stars Page (Juno, Hard Candy), Sam Keeley (Anthropoid, In the Heart of the Sea), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Infinity War, The Infiltrator), and Paula Malcomson (The Hunger Games trilogy, “Ray Donovan”) and is directed and written by David Freyne in his first feature film. Look for it in theaters and On Demand on February 23, 2018​.

Synopsis:
What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? 

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#Brainwaves Episode 74 Guest Announcement: Creature Designer Mike Hill – The Shape of Water and More!

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We’re getting monstrous on Episode 74 of Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio as joining us will be award-winning artist, filmmaker, and creature designer Mike Hill, whose work you can see right now in a little film called The Shape of Water.

Join us this coming Wednesday, January 24th, at 8:00PM PT/11:00PM ET for all the shenanigans fit to be had!

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Spooky, funny, touching, honest, offensive, and at times completely random, Brainwaves airs live every Wednesday evening beginning at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (11:00 midnight Eastern Time) and runs about 3 hours per episode.

Knetter and Creepy will be taking your calls LIVE and unscreened via Skype, so let your freak flags fly! Feel free to add BrainWavesTalk to your Skype account so you can reach us, or call in from a landline or cellphone – 858 480 7789. The duo also take questions via Twitter; you can reach us at @BrainwavesRadio or @UncleCreepy, @JoeKnetter, or @MrDarkDC using the hashtag #BrainWaves. You can also check us out on our Brainwaves Discord channel!

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The Saw Chapter Comes to Dead By Daylight January 23!

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Time to play a game of Dead by Daylight! We told you last week that none other than Jigsaw would be coming to the hit PC and console game, and today we have a brand new trailer for you detailing what to expect when the hardest working corpse in cinema history gets digitized for an all-new adventure.

Let’s Play a Game… The Pig is here to create a whole new version of hell for all Survivors. Mentored by Jigsaw, she comes carrying Reverse Bear Traps into the Realm of the Entity. So if you’re gonna play, you have to accept that the stakes are high. The SAW Chapter comes with a New Killer (The Pig), a new Survivor (David Tapp), and a new Map (Gideon Meat Plant).

Jigsaw joins the previously released original killers alongside Freddy Krueger 2010, Michael Myers, and Leatherface.

For more info:
WEBSITE: www.deadbydaylight.com/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/deadbybhvr
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