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“I met him fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding; even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes… the devil’s eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil.”

In 1978 John Carpenter began writing his own chapter of horror history when he unleashed The Shape onto audiences everywhere with his mega hit, Halloween. Thus began a reign of bloodshed that has lasted nearly three decades. Now, writer/director Rob Zombie is set to bring his own flavor of terror to the franchise, and he’s looking for you to join him in the horror history books!

Rob Zombie, in association with Dread Central, Bloody Disgusting, Shock Till You Drop, Arrow in the Head, and The Halloween Mask Association, is pleased to announce:

THE LEGION OF MICHAEL (click for larger image)

“So many fans have Michael masks and dress as Michael for Halloween, I figured fuck it, let’s take it to a new level,” says Zombie about THE LEGION OF MICHAEL. “Obviously cynics will treat it like some lame publicity thing, but that’s not the intention. I have tried my best to keep anything cheap or exploitive away from Halloween. I want it to be created by the fans and for the fans who love this character.

I always knew that Halloween had die-hard fans, but it wasn’t until I began work on my new version of Halloween that I really began to understand just how insanely deep the love of Michael Myers goes. I take working on this new version of Halloween very serious, and I especially take the character of Michael Myers dead serious. I know the fans are worried I’ve change things about this iconic character, but I haven’t. I’ve added some things but haven’t taken away any of the classic elements we all love. Come August 31, I think you are gonna be pretty fucking happy.

Michael is back on the big screen, bigger and badder than ever! So let’s fucking live it up.”

Excited? You should be! This is the first time a group of your favorite horror websites have come together with a filmmaker to work together toward one goal –to make the latest night HE came home truly memorable for many years to come.

Becoming part of THE LEGION OF MICHAEL is simple. All you have to do is break out your favorite Myers mask and head out to theatres starting August 31st, 2007. While you’re there that weekend to watch the flick in full Michael regalia, just send each site pictures of you doing so.

Why send pictures, you ask?

Well, upon receiving your photos, each site will pick the best shot. I know what you’re thinking … “What then?” Are you ready? I know. I tease. Each site will be giving away its own unique mask from the film (note:not the traditional Myers mask, but one Michael makes while at Smithsgrove) to the selected winners. That’s right, as if taking part in the festivities weren’t fun enough, by doing so you’ll actually have a chance to score a mask from the film itself! Even better, you can submit your photos to each site so that gives you five chances of winning! Not too shabby, eh? Pictures of the winners and the runners-up will be posted on each website so if nothing else, this will be your 15 minutes of fame!

Please keep in mind this promotion is meant to be in good fun so there are some rules you’ll have to abide by because we don’t want anyone getting into any trouble and assume no responsibility for those that do:

  • Contestants should not enter stores, disrupting business or destroying property, unless it is cleared beforehand by the store owner.
  • Contestants are not to directly approach anyone, much less chase them. If a person shies away, move along.
  • Contestants should not block traffic or disrupt their surroundings. A location should be exactly the way it was when you arrived after you leave it.
  • If you’re asked to remove the mask, do so without incident or protest.
  • The contest ends Sunday, September 2nd. So you have three days to get us the goods!

    The e-mail addresses for sending in photos will be text@dreadcentral.com, so make sure you get that into your phone ASAP! Bes sure check out The Official Rob Zombie’s Halloween MySpace site here for more details on the film and the inside word from the man himself — Rob Zombie.

    While you’re here, check out our Halloween archive, hit up our Broadband section for the film’s trailer, and click here to check out exclusive Halloween related interviews, podcasts, and other surprises!

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    Hollywood Science Fiction Museum Founder Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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    Floyd "Huston" Huddleston

    In the past couple of years, we’ve seen the powers that be in Hollywood face a reckoning as more and more people who have suffered at the hands of the elite come forward with their stories of pain and horror. Each new story helps give confidence to those who would otherwise remain silent, their experiences that would otherwise be hidden given the chance to have light shed upon it. While it’s painful to see people we once respected be exposed, such pain is necessary so that future generations can hopefully experience these kinds of events at drastically reduced rates. After all, we’ll never be able to completely stop these kinds of actions but we can do our best to create effective and recognizable deterrents.

    It’s come to our attention that recently Hollywood Science Fiction Museum founder Floyd “Huston” Huddleston III was arrested by Los Angeles police on three charges, including Penal Code 288.3 (contacting a minor with intent to commit a felony), Penal Code 311.4 (a crime to hire, employ, use, persuade, or coerce a minor to participate in the production of child porn), and Penal Code 311.11(a) (possession of obscene matter depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct). Huddleston, who pleaded “not guilty” to all charges, is being held on a $750,000 bail with a court date of June 12. All information was found via the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department website.

    What’s troubling is that we’re seeing reports of people claiming that Huston, through various means, is selling donated props from the Museum on various auction websites in order to raise money for his bail.

    Makeup artist Gigi Bannister, who worked on Phantasm IV: Oblivion and Phantasm: Ravager wrote in a Facebook comment, “I’m fielding inquiries on this end too from Horror and Phantasm Phans asking about an exclusive set of Phantasm II sphere props that we think Don Coscarelli had to have donated and then Huston SOLD! This is history we can never recover!” [Update: I got off the phone with Gigi who is working to confirm that these are indeed the official sphere props. She will then let us know.]

    A Facebook post by self-proclaimed ex-Hollywood Science Fiction Museum volunteer Loretta Lightningbolt states that she and several other volunteers, “…discovered through our own research that museum founder Floyd “Huston” Huddleston was not on a long vacation, as we had been told back in April. We were sickened to discover he has been charged with three counts of sexual crimes against a minor, something none of us want any association with.” She then continued by stating that she and seven other volunteers have, “…resigned from our respective positions.” On top of the volunteers leaving en masse, other members of the Museum are removing themselves from any affiliation, including Mick Garris (The Shining, The Stand).

    The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum’s only comment on this situation was a tweet that posted the arrest record. Since then, the museum’s website has erased nearly every instance of Huddleston’s name and likeness. Furthermore, the Hollywood Horror Museum, which was created by the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum founders, has removed its Board of Directors page on its website.

    We will follow this story up with more details as they become available.

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    Here’s Pancho Moler from Rob Zombie’s 3 FROM HELL

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    This entire week we’ve shared some killer updates from Rob Zombie’s upcoming The Devil’s Rejects sequel 3 From Hell. First, we got our first looks at Bill Moseley’s Otis, Sheri Moon Zombie’s Baby, and Sid Haig’s Captain Spaulding. Then we learned the film will be hitting in early 2019.

    And today we have your first look at Pancho Moler’s character Sebastian from the film. Moler is an actor you may recognize as the Nazi midget from Zombie’s previous film 31.

    Like all of the other first look images, this one comes to us from writer-director Rob Zombie’s Instagram account and you can check out the post below where he writes: “Another Three From Hell exclusive! It’s time to meet a new character. This is Sebastian played by @pmoler. How does he figure into the madness? Only time will tell. As they say “Free The Three”!

    Again, you can check out the post below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

    3 From Hell is written and directed by Rob Zombie and stars Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Austin Stoker, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck, Emilio Rivera, Clint Howard, Bill Oberst Jr., David Ury, Tom Papa, Danny Trejo, Dot-Marie Jones, Richard Riehle, Richard Edson, Pancho Moler, Sean Whalen, Kevin Jackson, and Dee Wallace.

    The film is tentatively due in early 2019.

    Related: What the Hell Happens in 3 From Hell? Let’s Speculate!

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    NIGHTMARE CINEMA Snags Hard R Rating

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    Later this year we will see the release of the new horror anthology Nightmare Cinema. The film comes ot us from directors Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura, and Alejandro Brugues and stars Mickey Rourke as The Projectionist.

    Today we have word via the MPAA that the horror anthology has been given an R rating for “horror violence/gore, grisly images, language, some sexuality, and brief nude images.” And all of that sounds like good times to me!

    Are you excited about this new horror anthology? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

    Nightmare Cinema will premiere at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival.

    Synopsis:

    A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings. By the time our patrons realize the truth, escape is no longer an option. For once the ticket is torn, their fate is sealed at Nightmare Cinema.

    Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura, and Alejandro Brugues

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