The period from August until Halloween feels like it should be called “The Long Hallowait.” Summer is winding down, and the season of mischief looms on the horizon. Oh, yes, friends. Horror movies, the brisk autumn air, rustling leaves, and jack-o-lanterns will soon be upon us.
Since many of your brains may have already switched into Halloween mode, we’ve come up with a list of ways to help you survive until the spookiest night of the year finally arrives!
1. Start Reading a Horror Novel
Readers may want to pick up those copies of IT that have been lurking patiently on their bookshelves (or Kindle) when Halloween is just days away. However, if you don’t finish those lengthy horror novels before October ends, then you may lose interest when your attention turns to the warm, fuzzy season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Start reading those Stephen King novels now, and finish them right around Halloween to enhance the experience. If you think a book that’s several hundred pages long sounds too daunting, then why not try some short horror stories instead?
2. Prep an Awesome Halloween Costume
Store bought costumes are cheap looking, ridiculously expensive, and never the standout at a party. However, the best homemade costumes are usually quite time consuming to put together, which we often realize when we’re scrambling right before a party. Instead of trying to throw together a last-minute outfit, now is a good time to begin prepping one mind-blowing, creepy ensemble for that costume contest. Imagine how long it took Hellraiser’s Pinhead to get all those needles just right!
3. Take a Spooky Fall Trip
If you’re looking for a change of pace from the typical Halloween parties and handing out candy, why not make everyone jealous with a trip this fall? Maybe book your own cabin in the woods for a fun, spooky weekend filled with horror movies and campfires, take a tour of a famous haunted location, or attend a big Halloween celebration, such as Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios! Tickets are currently available for the 2018 season at Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando!
4. Binge a Horror TV Series
A horror TV series is a great way to get in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve, but even the most dedicated binger would have trouble breezing through all the great shows the week of Halloween. Now would be a perfect time to catch up on or rewatch the plethora of horror series like American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Penny Dreadful, The Terror, and Castle Rock!
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Watch Deleted Predator Tree Chase Scene From ‘Prey’
To celebrate the 4K UHD, Blu-ray™ and DVD release of last year’s movie Prey, 20th Century Studios has made available a deleted animated storyboard scene. In this clip, we see our heroine Naru in a foot chase with the Predator through the tree tops of the forest canopy.
The movie is already loaded with beautiful chase scenes and suspenseful set-ups but it is a shame we never got to see this one incorporated into the movie.
Prey came out on Hulu in 2022. It was a critical hit and fans seemed to love the unique stand-alone storyline. People did fall in love with Naru’s canine companion Sarii, whose real name is Coco. She had no previous film experience and was trained specifically for the movie.
The first video is the scene without commentary. The second one includes commentary from director Dan Trachtenberg.
‘Courtney Gets Possessed’ Looks Like The Satanic BFF Comedy of 2023
So your ex is the Devil himself and you’ve moved on to someone new. In fact, you are about to marry that person. But Satan is the jealous type and isn’t giving his blessing to this new arrangement. What to do? That is the premise of the new horror comedy Courtney Gets Possessed.
Just by watching the trailer, we get a sense this is a comedy about girl power and we love that. Last year My Best Friend’s Exorcism focused on one friend trying to eject a demon from her girlfriend’s soul, but in this movie, it looks like a whole wedding party gets involved.
With her nuptials on the line and the Prince of Darkness lurking close by, Courtney does her best to protect her childhood home on the eve of the wedding. But when her ne’er-do-well sister accidentally invites Satan inside (known more casually as Dave), he possesses Courtney – throwing a demonic wrench into her happily-ever-after plans. Courtney’s ragtag team of reluctant heroes including her sister, perfectionist best friend, and skeptical future sister-in-law must find a way to exorcise Dave, reclaim Courtney’s soul, and get her down the aisle with as little bloodshed as possible.
“In Sickness and in Hell” takes on a whole new meaning in this diabolically fun and thrilling romp. Audiences will be left pondering the line between love and possession and what it means to give ourselves to others. Will Courtney’s wedding bells ring or will they be drowned out by the screams of the damned?
Courtney Gets Possessed is written and directed by Jono Mitchell and Madison Hatfield. Produced by Hatfield and Jordan Blair Brown. Executive Produced by Stephen Beehler, Jegor Jersov, and Jono Mitchell. Cinematography by Brett A. Frager. Composed by Jordan Bennett. A Peach Jam Pictures production.
Courtney Gets Possessed will be available on digital and on Demand, Friday, November 3.
Vomit Bags Handed Out in Theaters as ‘Saw X’ is Called Worse Than ‘Terrifier 2’
Remember all the puking folks were doing when Terrifier 2 was released in theaters? It was an incredible amount of social media showing folks tossing their cookies in theaters at the time. For good reason too. If you have seen the film and know what Art the Clown does to a girl in a yellow room, you know that Terrifier 2 wasn’t messing around. But it appears that Saw X is being seen a challenger.
One of the scenes that is apparently bothering folks this time is the one in which a guy has to perform brain surgery on himself in order to hack out a chunk of grey matter that weighs enough for the challenge. The scene is pretty brutal.
The synopsis for Saw X goes like this:
Hoping for a miraculous cure, John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure, only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer uses deranged and ingenious traps to turn the tables on the con artists.
For me personally, I still think that Terrifier 2 owns this crown though. It is gnarly throughout and Art is brutal and doesn’t have a code or anything. He just loves killin’. While Jigsaw deals in revenge or in ethics. Also, we see the vomit bags, but I haven’t seen anyone using em just yet. So, I’ll remain skeptical.
All in all, I gotta say I like both films since both are sticking with practical effects instead of going the cheapy computer graphics way.
Have you seen Saw X yet? Do you think that it rivals Terrifier 2? Let us know in the comments section.