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“The Walking Dead” hit Comic-Con in full force on Friday the 13th, and while everyone was as tight-lipped as ever about the upcoming season, we came away with enough tidbits of info to ensure that we’ll be planted firmly in front of our TVs when Season 3 debuts on October 14th.

We were able to chat with all the major players – showrunner Glen Mazzara; executive producer Gale Anne Hurd; co-executive producer/special makeup effects artist Greg Nicotero; comics creator Robert Kirkman; returning stars Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, Stephen Yeun, Norman Reedus, and Laurie Holden; and newcomers Danai Gurira and David Morrissey.

Mazzara was asked what he’s most excited about in Season 3, and he answered, “The whole thing, promising they have a “great, tight story to tell.” Of course the return of Michael Rooker’s Merle was brought up and whether or not having him back might in any way diminish the intensity of Morrissey’s Governor, but Mazzara assured us there’s no comparison really between the two men. Reedus added, “Merle is a powerful, strong character, while Mazzara elaborated that all of the show’s characters are “well defined and strong.

While we had Reedus at our table, the new Merle/Daryl prequel video game from Activision was brought up, but he hasn’t started working on it yet and couldn’t shed any new light on the storyline.

Andrew Lincoln shared a bit about Rick’s evolution: “This season is a radical change… he has realized he is moving toward Shane’s uncompromising, brutal decision-making.” As a result of the events that ended Season 2, Carl and Rick will have a massive readjustment in their relationship and within the group as a whole. Carl is “more of a solider than a son.

After so many years creating zombies, we wondered how Nicotero is keeping things fresh on “The Walking Dead”, and luckily in Season 3 he doesn’t have to work too hard at it since in the prison setting there are plenty of spooky corridors to keep viewers on edge. He called it a real “House of Horrors.

As for everyone’s favorite couple – Glenn and Maggie (Yeun and Cohan) – as much as Maggie may have wanted Glenn to stay closer to home during Season 2, we can now look forward to them joining forces and going on runs together. And she won’t be clashing with the other women in the group either; they are more of a family than anything else.

Kirkman told us that this season will once again be split into two parts of eight episodes each with about the same amount of time between the two halves as we had to endure in Season 2. But the good news is he’s writing at least two of the upcoming season’s episodes: the mid-season finale (which everyone agreed is going to blow us away) and an episode in the back half.

At last we got a turn with Holden, Gurira, and Morrissey. The two women discussed the genuine love and mutual respect that grows between their two characters. Dale was a father figure for her and Shane a mentor, but after Amy died, Andrea really didn’t have anyone to turn to, but now, with Michonne, she has a true friend.

Morrissey was asked how closely the Governor of the TV series mirrors the Governor of the comics, and he said that while they do differ a bit, his portrayal is definitely “in the spirit of” the comics. And no, he hasn’t read them all, but he did read Kirkman’s Rise of the Governor, which gave him a perfect feel for the character.

And now, here’s what we know you’ve been waiting for – the full official “Comic-Con” trailer for Season 3:

To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit “The Walking Dead” on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official “The Walking Dead” page on AMC.com.

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Make a Date with The Walking Dead Season Three

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Jamie Lee Curtis Says Blumhouse Halloween Will Make Us “Very Happy and VERY Scared”

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Bring. It. On.

It was only last week that we let you guys know that Jamie Lee Curtis had wrapped filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween.

And today we have another Instagram post from the legendary scream queen where she not only shows us a creepy-ass painting of Michael Myers, but she lets us know that Blumhouse’s Halloween is going to make us all “very happy, and VERY scared.”

Hoo-ray!

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to just go ahead and trust Jamie Lee Curtis on this one. She’s been around the Halloween block more than a few times and I trust her judgment… other than Halloween: Resurrection.

You can check out her post below and then let us know how excited you are for Laurie Strode’s return!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer of the film as well as the composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Pre-Production for Marcel Walz’s New Film

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The Blood Feast remake directed by Marcel Walz has been generating quite a buzz (read our review here) so we’ve been wondering what’s next for him, and over the weekend Walz provided us with an answer… sort of.

He sent over the following photos for us to share with our readers, some of which also appeared on his social media accounts.  Marcel is in pre-production on a new film that will start shooting in Los Angeles next month.

Right now the title and primary cast members are being kept under wraps, but you can expect an official announcement soon.

In the meantime check out the images, and let the guessing games begin!

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Death House Theatrical Release Delayed One Week Due to Black Panther Success

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If you were excited to see Death House this week, you’re going to have to pump your brakes as the film’s theatrical release has been postponed one week due to the success of Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther.

Eric Pakrinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House, who is distributing Death House in theaters, states, “Obviously, we are very disappointed to find such pressure from the exhibitors to hold-over multiple screens for ‘Black Panther’ but we are happy for the success that this film is providing to theatre owners, and we know that the slight delay we are implementing for ‘Death House’ will ultimately pay big dividends for the film.”

The plan is to now launch Death House on Friday, March 2nd, with a special media event and public opening at the Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys, California, where 20 cast members, along with additional crew, will be present. From there, the film will spread to other markets on March 9th and March 16th. If performances are strong, additional markets will be added following those dates.

This shift in release also pushes back the home video and digital release dates to July, although no official date has been locked.

Director Harrison Smith recorded a video asking the horror community to turn out in droves when the film hits their market. You can see it below.

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