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NECA Unveils Special Edition Figures for “House of 1000 Corpses” 20th Anniversary

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NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) has announced the release of two exclusive action figures to mark the 20th anniversary of Rob Zombie’s cult classic, “House of 1000 Corpses”. The figures, set to be released in March 2024, are a nod to the film’s enduring legacy in the horror genre.

The first of these commemorative figures is the “Captain Spaulding (Tailcoat) 20th Anniversary Figure.” This 7” scale figure captures the iconic look of Captain Spaulding, dressed in his distinctive red, white, and blue ringmaster attire. The figure is detailed with accessories including a hat, baton, and an interchangeable hand, embodying the character’s sinister yet charismatic presence.

Captain Spaulding (Tailcoat) 20th Anniversary Figure

Joining Captain Spaulding is the “Otis (Red Robe) 20th Anniversary Figure.” Also in a 7” scale, this figure portrays the legendary serial killer Otis, another central character from the film. Dressed in a red robe and skull makeup, the figure comes equipped with a book and lantern, adding to its eerie appeal.

Otis (Red Robe) 20th Anniversary Figure

Both figures will be packaged in specially designed 20th anniversary window box packaging, making them standout pieces for display. This release is a testament to the lasting impact of “House of 1000 Corpses” in the horror film industry and its cult status among fans.

As NECA continues to celebrate the art of horror cinema through its collectibles, these figures are sure to be a hit among collectors and fans of the genre, promising to add a unique touch to any collection of horror memorabilia. Visit NECA’s store here.

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Get Your Tickets Now: HAuNTcon 2024 Approaches for a Weekend of Haunted Thrills in Daytona Beach

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The clock is ticking down to HAuNTcon 2024, the can’t-miss gathering for fans of haunted attractions, Halloween festivities, and industry professionals. Scheduled from February 9th to 11th, this event is your ticket to a world of spine-tingling entertainment, networking, and education.

Why HAuNTcon?

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HAuNTcon, short for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, promises an immersive experience combining the thrill of haunted houses, the creativity of Halloween enthusiasts, and the wisdom of industry experts. This year, they are expanding their horizons to include the indie film and immersive events sectors, fostering collaboration across the horror domain.

“We are thrilled to bring HAuNTcon to Daytona Beach in 2024,” says Doug Shelden, the event organizer. “Expect spooky surprises and an unforgettable experience in a city known for its vibrant community and rich history.”

Event Highlights:

  • Trade Show: Explore the latest in Halloween and haunted attraction products, from animatronics to eerie decor.
  • Seminars and Workshops: Gain insights from industry leaders on topics ranging from design and special effects to marketing and immersive entertainment. See a list here.
  • Exclusive Indie Horror Screenings: Be among the first to witness screenings of four remarkable independent horror films.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals and enthusiasts in the haunt and Halloween industry.
  • Spectacular Events and Parties: Don’t miss their costume ball, comedy performances, a tropical-themed luau, and the electrifying HauntCon After Party featuring DJ K1X.
Preview HAuNTcon 2024 Events

Location & Accommodations: Join everyone at the Hilton Ocean Center Daytona Beach, with special rates available for HAuNTcon attendees. Book early to secure the best deals and make the most of your HAuNTcon experience.

Act Now: Limited Tickets Available Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers. With tickets selling quickly and the event just around the corner, now is the time to guarantee your participation in HAuNTcon 2024. Visit HAuNTcon.com to purchase your tickets and for more information on registration, accommodations, and the event schedule.

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About HAuNTcon:

HAuNTcon, the leading event for haunted attraction professionals, Halloween enthusiasts, and industry experts, offers a unique blend of education, networking, and entertainment. As a hub for the latest products, technologies, and ideas in the haunt industry, it’s the annual event you don’t want to miss.

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HAuNTcon 2024: A Thrilling Fusion of Haunted Attractions and Indie Horror Films

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Entering its 26th year, HAuNTcon, the premier event in the haunted attraction industry, is set to innovate once again. In 2024, the conference will not only showcase the latest in haunt and horror products, services, and technologies but also venture into new territory: the indie film industry. This exciting expansion includes an exclusive private screening of four feature films, offering attendees a thrilling experience like never before.

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Long celebrated as the haunt industry’s longest-running trade show, HAuNTcon is synonymous with cutting-edge workshops, seminars by industry experts, and unparalleled networking opportunities. The introduction of the indie film and immersive events sectors marks a strategic move to unite professionals across the horror domain, encouraging collaboration and inspiring new ventures.


HAuNTcon Indie Film Lineup


Haunt Season Shot at Realm of Terror

Directed by Jake Jarvi

A look into Haunt Season Shot at Realm of Terror Directed by Jake Jarvis

Recent acting school graduate Matilda takes on a role in a Halloween haunt attraction, only to find herself facing a costumed killer who turns fake injuries into gory reality. On Halloween night, Matilda and her newfound friends must band together to stop the terrifying onslaught.
Showtime: Friday, Feb 9th at 3pm EST


Kill Giggles

Directed by Jaysen P. Buterin

Kill Giggles Director Jayden P. Buterin

Tommy dos Santos, a unique character on his own path, sets out on a mission to bring down the once-great clown king known as “Giggles.” Clowns, once the stuff of nightmares, are now the prey as Tommy’s body count rises in this fiendishly frightening tale.
Showtime: Saturday, Feb 10th at 9am EST


The Haunting of Cottonwood

Directed by Michael Mclaren

Haunting of Cottonwood Director Michael Mclaren

David and Georgina’s luck takes a dark turn when they inherit Cottonwood, an old Victorian house with an evil past. Unaware of the horrors within, the family must confront the malevolent forces tied to the house.
Showtime: Saturday, Feb 10th at 12pm EST


iPossessed

Directed and Produced by Carl Rimi

iPossessed Director/Producer Carl Rimi

A group of friends makes a pact with a demon, only to realize that the demons they face might be the ones within. As they fight for their souls, they discover the true horror lies inside.
Showtime: Saturday, Feb 10th at 3pm EST

Exclusive Screening Access: For just $30, attendees with a general admission ticket can enjoy an exclusive private screening of all four indie horror films. Become immersed in the world of horror and witness these gripping tales unfold.


Event Highlights:

Trade Show: Discover the latest and greatest in Halloween and haunted attraction products. From cutting-edge animatronics to eerie decor, the trade show is a one-stop-shop for haunt enthusiasts and industry professionals alike.

Slaughterhouse FX at HAuNTcon

Seminars and Workshops: Learn from the best in the industry! HAuNTcon offers a series of seminars and workshops covering everything from haunted house design and special effects to marketing strategies for the haunting enterprise.

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Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow haunters, industry experts, and potential collaborators. HAuNTcon provides the perfect platform to expand networking and share the passion for the spooky and macabre.

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Haunted Attraction Tours: Explore the most spine-tingling haunted attractions in the area. From haunted houses to immersive experiences, HAuNTcon delivers on a journey through the dark side.

Event Details:
Date: February 9th to 11th, 2024
Location: Hilton Ocean Center Daytona Beach, 100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Ticket Information:
General Admission: $30 (includes Showroom Floor, Education & Horror Movie Screenings)
VIP Access: $195 (includes Everything in GA and all events)

HAuNTcon Website:

https://hauntcon.com

Ticket Link:

https://hauntcon.com/hauntcon-attend

Ultimate Haunt Tour Florida Tickets:

https://ultimatehaunttour.com/florida-haunts

Prepare for a spine-chilling experience at HAuNTcon 2024. For more information and to register for the event, visit the official HAuNTcon website. Get ready to be scared, Daytona Beach!

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New Gothic Winter Collection Based on Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak’ Unveiled.

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This past August, we shared news about Fashion House LA Femme en Noir celebrating gothic horror inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula. La Femme en Noir has done it again, unveiling a new line, and we are excited to share the details in the press release below, along with some fantastic photos!

Renowned Los Angeles-based apparel company and high-end Gothic fashion house La Femme en Noir is thrilled to announce an exclusive fashion collaboration with Legendary Entertainment, bringing to life the hauntingly beautiful aesthetics of Guillermo del Toro’s iconic 2015 feature film, Crimson Peak. The much-anticipated PRE-ORDERS for this unique collection have just launched.

CRIMSON PEAK™ Edith Victorian Gown in Ivory. Fortuny style crinkled chiffon fully lined gown with rayon sash and Victorian gigot sleeves. Size XS-4X
CRIMSON PEAK™ Lady Lucille Victorian Dress with Capelet in Teal. Capelet collar adorned with a custom soutache trim. XS-4X
CRIMSON PEAK™ Lady Lucille Victorian Dress with Capelet in Teal. Capelet collar adorned with a custom soutache trim. Shown with Edith Victorian Gown. XS-4X

“Crimson Peak is a lush and atmospheric gothic ghost tale, which thoroughly fits our brand,” says Lynh Haaga,  co-owner and designer of La Femme en Noir. “Every time I re-watched the film for inspiration, I was struck by the cohesive attention to detail, the thematic elements of costume, color, and set design, and the visceral impact of its visuals. From the living house itself to the stunning Victorian costumes,  Crimson Peak is rife with all of the elements that we hold dear as designers – gothic romance with a hint of the macabre.” 

CRIMSON PEAK™ Ghost Crossbody Bag
CRIMSON PEAK™ Ghost Crossbody Bag. Screen printed and debossed faux red leather debossed with a chain strap. Shown with La Femme en Noir House Brand Belladonna Maxi Dress in Crimson Red. XS-4X

“We are excited to be working with Legendary again after our collaboration with them for our sister brand Vixen,” says Micheline Pitt, co-owner and designer of La Femme en Noir.“With all of our collections and collaborations we look to films or franchises that we love personally. We want each film to invoke the same aesthetic as our brands, often filled with elaborate world building, costumes and a dark gothic beauty that speaks to us. Crimson Peak features such rich visuals and costumes so beautifully draped in horror that it felt like a perfect fit for our brand. We are excited to expand our offering of Victorian inspired pieces with this new collection, as we welcome you to Allerdale Hall.” 

CRIMSON PEAK™ Allerdale Moth Wallpaper Midi Dress in Olive Crepe Georgette with crinoline and full lining. XS-4X
CRIMSON PEAK™ Allerdale Moth Wallpaper Babydoll Dress in Olive Crepe Georgette with crinoline and full lining. XS-4X

“We’re thrilled about La Femme en Noir’s collaboration with Legendary, capturing the haunting beauty of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. This collection mirrors the film’s meticulous detail and gothic romance, showcasing our commitment to narrative-inspired fashion – a perfect blend of dark allure and elegance,” said Amber Sheppo, EVP, Global Brand Strategy, Legendary Entertainment.

CRIMSON PEAK™ Edith Victorian Knit Cardigan in Olive with removable velvet brooches. XS-4X
Shown with La Femme en Noir house brand styles Taffeta Edwardian Blouse in Marigold, Bustle Victorian Velvet Skirt in Olive, and Victorian Wicker Tilt Hat with Black Veil.  
CRIMSON PEAK™ Edith Victorian Knit Cardigan
Crimson Peak™ Allerdale Hall Sweatshirt in Black
Crimson Peak™ Allerdale Hall Sweatshirt in Black XS-4X. Shown with CRIMSON PEAK™ Ghost Crossbody Bag.

For more information, visit La Femme en Noir at their official website here: 

https://lafemmeennoir.net/

https://lafemmeennoir.net/collections/crimsonpeak-x-la-femme-en-noir

ABOUT LE FEMME EN NOIR: 

Micheline Pitt is an established artist and designer who has cut her teeth in the fashion industry over the past 10+ years. For many of those, she was the creator and designer behind a well-known indie brand before branching off to begin her own company, Vixen by Micheline Pitt in 2016. 

Taking inspiration from 1950s bad girls, vintage aesthetic, and 80’s flair, Micheline launched Vixen to showcase her creative talents, as well as her ability to create high quality fashion to showcase the female form no matter the size.  Micheline is proud to offer “Good Things for Bad Girls” available in sizes xs-4x.

With the success of Vixen, Micheline has gone on to create partnerships with other high-end brands including, Hollywood beauty industry legend Julie Hewett, Ben Cooper, Love Pain and Stitches, and cult comic book creator Ryan Heshka, as well as frequently collaborating with brands for her own namesake collections. In 2017 she teamed up with long-time friend Lynh Haaga and launched La Femme en Noir, a solo brand that focuses on delicate and dark designs for the glamorously gothic.

Lynh Haaga has been in the fashion industry for over 30 years. Growing up in Vietnam with a master tailor as her father, she spent her formative years watching him make  bespoke suits, measuring them meticulously and hand creating beautifully built menswear.

Graduating from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a multi-disciplined fine artist and designer, Haaga has kept that spirit of discovery and new techniques and applied it to her work in fashion. She began her career in New York City as a design assistant to high fashion designers Gemma Kahng and Charles Chang-Lima, and following that led a successful indie lingerie brand, Agente Underworld.

Moving to Los Angeles, Haaga continued as a senior designer and design director for such corporate powerhouses as BCBG Max Azria, Bebe, and Forever 21 before starting her own design consultant company and founding La Femme en Noir with her partner and dear friend, Micheline Pitt.

ABOUT LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT 
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $19 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com

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