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Varese Sarabande Hosting Special Halloween Concert; Iconic Horror Movie Scores Performed Live!In celebration of its 35th anniversary, record label Varèse Sarabande is playing host to one of the most can’t miss events of the year. It’s far too much awesomeness for me to summarize so read the press release for all the details!

From the Press Release
In continuation of the Varèse Sarabande 35th Anniversary celebration, the iconic film music label will host a special Halloween Concert Gala on Saturday October 19, 2013, at the Warner Grand Theatre located at 478 W. 6th Street in San Pedro, CA. Conducted by Steven Allen Fox and performed by the Golden State Pops Orchestra, the Halloween concert will showcase some of Varèse Sarabande’s most terrifying and classic film music releases including Psycho, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Omen. The concert will include performances by Emmy and Academy Award winners and nominees, including Marco Beltrami, John Debney, Christopher Young, Brian Tyler, and Nathan Barr, with introductions from several surprise guests.

During intermission, a Halloween Costume Competition will be held where select audience members will be brought up on stage and given prizes for Best in Show, Most Horrifying, Funniest Costume, Most Creative, and more. The Deco Art Deco Building gallery will be showcasing hundreds of Jack O’Lanterns from composer Christopher Young’s personal collection, whose film scores include Drag Me To Hell, Spider-Man 3, and The Grudge Film Series. Located at 741 S. Pacific Avenue in San Pedro, CA, the Jack O’Lantern collection will be on display for one week with free admission for the general public from 3:30 to 7:30 the day of the Halloween concert gala.

The Halloween Gala is part of a global series of Varèse Sarabande events that have taken place throughout the year in honor of the label’s 35th Anniversary. Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande is the first music label dedicated solely to film music, releasing film scores from current box office hits to classics from Hollywood’s Golden Age, curating an illustrious catalogue that includes composers and films in all genres. Varèse Sarabande is the most prolific film music label in the world, boasting more than 1,500 soundtrack albums with 60 to 70 titles added each year. Varèse Sarabande producer Robert Townson is hosting and producing the worldwide performances celebrating the label’s 35th anniversary.

Head over to the Golden State Pops Orchestra website to purchase tickets!

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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 9 and March 16. 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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Rumor: Stephen King’s IT: Chapter 2 Starts Shooting this Summer

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Let me start this out by saying that this bit of Stephen King’s IT news has not been confirmed. That said, I can only hope that it is true so let’s see what you think.

Today, Omega Underground is reporting that Andres Muschietti’s IT: Chapter 2 will begin filming this summer on June 18th. The site also claims that filming will take place at Pinewood Toronto Studios.

I guess we’ll see if this rumor is true or not in the next few weeks as the casting of the adult Loser’s Club should be underway one way or the other soon as the movie already has a set release date in September 2019.

Are you excited that IT: Chapter 2 might begin principal photography this summer? Let us know below!

IT is directed by Andrés Muschietti from a script by Chase Palmer & Cary Joji Fukunaga and Gray Dauberman, based on the novel by Stephen King. The film stars Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague, Javier Botet, Steven Williams, and Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

IT: Chapter 2 creeps into theaters September 6th, 2019.

BUT THE ORIGINAL ON BLU-RAY HERE!

Synopsis:

A group of young kids faces their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

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