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Check Out Midnight Movies and Hushaween FREE This October on COMET TV!

Midnight horror madness, spooky silent pictures, and retro gold TV all for free with no subscription needed over at COMET TV! As Halloween tends to be our Christmas around here, that just leaves more money for spooky activities!

And who doesn’t love that?

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COMET TV, a free service to those who own Apple TV and ROKU devices, will be airing midnight showings of favorite cult classics every Monday through Friday in October for late-night spooky thrills to instill a little of the Samhain fuzzies. In addition to a two-time a day showing of retro Sci-Fy series Babylon 5, on Halloween night, the network is throwing down “HUSHAWEEN”; a silent movie marathon of the greats of the era featuring Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Calgari, and The Phantom of the Opera!

Midnight Madness airs weeknights at MIDNIGHT/11C

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
COCKNEY VS. ZOMBIES
THE FALLING AFTER MIDNIGHT
VAMPIRES ON BIKINI BEACH
WOLF
WITCHBOARD
BATS
GHOST TOWN
SCARECROWS
NIGHT OF THE CREEPS
UNSPEAKABLE
PALE BLOOD
SUGAR HILL
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
THE RAGE: CARRIE 2
AND MORE…
You can check the full spooky schedule over at COMET’s official site by clicking here.
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October Streaming: Filmstruck Highlights Classic Frights and Early Century Halloween Cartoons!

From vampires, Japanese horror, to some of the oldest Halloween cartoon shorts and films to EVER grace the halls of the streaming library, Filmstruck is going vintage hard this Halloween and I’m loving them for it.

This year along with Filmstruck’s October lineup of monster movies, you’ll be transported back in time to the silent era with Halloween cartoons and comedies as early as 1907! And in case you need a reminder of just how creepy that decade was for Halloween, let me refresh that memory of yours…

 October Streaming: Filmstruck Highlights Classic Frights and Early Century Halloween Cartoons!

How’d you like that knocking on your door asking for candy, eh?

Select highlights in Filmstruck October also include director of the week Terence Fisher (The Curse of FrankensteinHorror of Dracula and 1959’s The Mummy), written by Robert Louis Stevenson (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeThe Body Snatcher), and Japanese Horror Classics (KwaidanOnibaba and House).

Filmstruck in October: 

  • Star of the Week Lon Chaney – begins streaming Oct. 12: See 16 of Lon Chaney’s silent spooks including his classics The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame as well as a FilmStruck Extra about his career, makeup, and prosthetics.

  • Director of the Week Terence Fisher – begins streaming Oct. 19: Check out the first full-color gothic horror films from British director Terence Fisher, featuring The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula and 1959’s The Mummy.

  • Cartoon Roots: Halloween Haunts – begins streaming Oct. 19: Discover some of the earliest Halloween cartoons and comedies in this collection featuring the oldest films to hit FilmStruck, 1907’s The Pumpkin Race and 1908’s The Haunted Hotel.

  • Japanese Horror Classics – begins streaming Oct. 19: Fans can stream one of the most popular genres of scary movies including Kwaidan, Onibaba, and House.

  • Written by Robert Louis Stevenson – begins streaming Oct. 26: Indulge in three versions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as well as The Body Snatcher.

TCM Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein With New Documentary and Monster October Line-Up

200 years ago, an extraordinary teenage girl by the name of Mary Shelley changed the world of horror as we know it with her frightening tale of a madman’s attempts at playing God and creating life. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein remains one of, if not THEE, greatest penmanships in telling the ultimate tale of grief and terror and has become the holy grail of sorts in the horror genre world. Imagine owning a first pressing of that beauty?

TCM Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein With New Documentary and Monster October Line-Up

The formidable Turner Classic Movies has always been known to pay homage to the classic Universal Monsters franchise, especially in October. Well, this year isn’t any different in regards to recognizing royalty as the premier broadcasting network celebrates the bunch with legends of horror such as Karloff and Lugosi being featured weekly, along with a brand new documentary in honor Mary Shelley airing exclusively on TCM, The Strange Life of Dr. Frankenstein. 

Also worth noting is the featured the Monster of the Month, The Mummy, which includes the grand-daddy collection of Mummy based films; perfect for the ultimate fan of the bandaged brute!

For the full schedule at TCM, visit their official website here.

  • Horror Star of the Week – every Wednesday in October: Celebrate films from some of the most genius classic horror stars including Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price.

  • Monster of the Month: The Mummy – every Sunday in October: Enjoy 11 of the best mummy-themed films ranging from 1936’s Mummy’s Boys to 1971’s Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb.

  • 200 Years of Frankenstein – Oct. 22 and 29: Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s enduring tale over two nights of programming, starting with the new documentary The Strange Life of Dr. Frankenstein.

  • Ghostly Encounters – Oct. 27: See Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison’s romantic film The Ghost and Mrs. Muir as well as a comedic play on the film, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken with Don Knotts.

  • Bowery Boys Horror – Oct. 30: Get some comic relief with five of the Bowery Boys’ horror comedies including Ghost Chasers (1951) and The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954).

 

TCM Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein With New Documentary and Monster October Line-Up

Images credit: TCM

 

 

Rocky and Drago Come Face To Face In Second Trailer For “Creed II”

33 years ago, Rocky Balboa single-handedly ended the Cold War with heart, a hell of a left hook, and a heartfelt speech about change that made Russia’s Prime Minister stand up and applaud.

Rocky and Drago Come Face To Face In Second Trailer For "Creed II"

Ok, maybe not a total truth but let me have my fantasy here.

Anyway, Rocky IV remains one of the most beloved sequels of the franchise with unarguably, some of the greatest montages that came straight out of the ’80s. So with Creed 2 coming full circle with the film that both broke the hearts of Apollo Creed fans everywhere and drove the fuzzy feelers of the Rocky franchise even further into our souls, it’s quite a gift for fans and something truly special not to go uncelebrated. Plus, I really want to see Rocky get one good punch in on that guy one more time. And with today’s trailer drop from MGM and Warner Bros that finally gives us a look at the pair giving each other eye daggers from hell along with an anticipated sneak peek at Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) and Ivan’s son, Viktor Drago (Florian “The Big Nasty” Munteanu) in what looks like could be, the entire franchise’s greatest moment yet!

 

 

SYNOPSIS:

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.

“Death From Above”, and this time double the trouble, hits theaters Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 in the Rocky tradition of the week of Thanksgiving.

Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris, Andre Ward, Florian “The Big Nasty” Munteanu, Dolph Lundgren, Russell Hornsby
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Producers: Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton, Sylvester Stallone
Executive Producers: Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Guy Riedel
Distributor: MGM, Warner Bros. Pictures
Rocky and Drago Come Face To Face In Second Trailer For "Creed II"
Images provided by MGM/Warner Bros.

Upcoming Book “Ad Nauseam” Highlights Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s

Ahh. The glory days of 1980’s horror film advertising!

Set for a time-appropriate release this October 9th, 2018, former Fangoria Editor-in-Chief and current contributor at Rue Morgue Magazine (among his many other ventures), Michael Gingold brings us a glorious 248-page, full-color, hardbound book that features more than 450 rare, vintage ads pulled from Gingold’s personal archive entitled Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares From The 1980s. 

Upcoming Book "Ad Nauseam" Highlights Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s

Edited by former Rue Morgue editor-in-chief Dave Alexander and presented by Rue Morgue, 1984 Publishing title Ad Nauseam will highlight a golden age of horror movie ads, and really, is there anything more nostalgic than retro horror film advertisements?

Per the press release:

Growing up in the ’80s, the future Fangoria writer and editor would carefully cut out ads he saw in local newspapers, leaving him with a collection tracing horror movie history via both blockbusters and obscurities.

“I’ve wanted to assemble this collection of movie-advertising madness in book form for many years, so 1984 and Rue Morgue’s publication of Ad Nauseam is a long-time dream come true,” says Gingold, who’s also a contributor to Rue Morgue, Birth.Movies.Death, Time Out, New York, and Scream, and the author of The FrightFest Guide to Monster Movies and Shark Movie Mania.

“These are the horror films I grew up with, and this volume is a celebration of that classic era of the genre.”

Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s goes year-by-year through Gingold’s
archive, and includes rare alternate art for Gremlins, Child’s Play, The Blob remake, and the Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. Oddities covered include Psycho from Texas, Dracula Blows His Cool, Blood Hook, Zombie Island Massacre, and many more. He provides personal recollections, commentary and includes snippets of contemporary reviews, to reveal what critics really thought of these movies at the time. To get a better sense of horror’s business side, Gingold also interviews the men behind legendary exploitation distributor Aquarius Releasing to learn how they built buzz for shockers like Make Them Die Slowly and Doctor Butcher M.D.
The regular version of Ad Nauseam retails for $34.95 USD and will be available online via Amazon and local bookstores worldwide. Details on a combo pack from the iconic horror merch designer Fright-Rags, which will include a signed book and a specially-designed T-shirt, are forthcoming.

Make sure to grab this sucker to proudly display on your coffee table, just in time for Halloween! Pre-order your copy here at Amazon!

Vegas’ New Immersive Haunt “HorrorWood Video” Aims To Appease Retro Horror VHS Lovers

Halloween in Las Vegas can be quite overwhelming, and certainly different from the rest of the country. While “Sin City” can boast some of the wildest Halloween parties the world has to offer, locals and tourists alike who crave a real good ol’ fashioned scare in the form of the classic haunted house mostly have to venture off the Strip (and as a local I appreciate that) to get to the stuff that doesn’t involve an overcrowded club of endless sexy nurses. However, if you find yourself in the Downtown Arts District area that remains a popular spot but not in an anxiety-ridden way, you’ll stumble across an ambitious little theater- The Majestic Repertory Theater- that focuses primarily on the modern and yesteryear American canon, and gives emphasis on giving young theatre artists an opportunity to build their skills while showcasing unique and original theatrical programs that includes an original Krampus production coming in December. This 2018 Halloween season, artistic director Troy Heard has assembled a retro horror lover’s dream in the form of an interactive haunt that is meant to set off some serious nostalgic bells, and possibly terrify the hell out of you. For a limited few days only, the Majestic Repertory becomes HORRORWOOD VIDEO- Vegas’ first RETRO INTERACTIVE HAUNT!

BE STILL MY BLACK NOSTALGIC HEART..

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PER THE PRESS RELEASE:

The premise is every horror geek’s dream: Horrorwood Video is the last place in Vegas where you can find the best fright flicks. Tonight, however, insane clerk Leon has opened up a vortex. Once you step through it, you’ll find yourself stuck in the middle of your favorite 1980s horror films, including “The Hex,” “Gym Class of the Dead,” and “Slaughter House Massacre 5: Pig-Gut’s Revenge.” The question isn’t just whether you get out safely…but will you accrue enormous late fees while trying?

HORRORWOOD VIDEO is created by Majestic Rep’s Artistic Director Troy Heard, who also created the immersive experiences JONESTOWN, MOTEL and MEASURE FOR MEASURE. “I grew up watching all the classic slashers – Jason, Freddy and Michael – but I also came of age with movies such as THE MONSTER SQUAD, GREMLINS and THE GOONIES. Although they weren’t pure horror flicks, they had a sense of adventure that’s coming back into fashion with STRANGER THINGS,” says Heard. “This year, I wanted to create a very theatrical haunt that combines those genres and taps into that particular vein of scary fun. We’re creating scenes from these fictional movies that totally could’ve existed in 1988 and casting you in them when you enter Leon the Clerk’s vortex. You’ll actually go trick or treating, join a teenage witch’s coven and go camping with some unsavory types as you walk through the experience. And I promise there are plenty of scares around every corner.”

HORRORWOOD VIDEO will be open Thursday, October 25, through Sunday, October 28, from 7 p.m. to midnight each night. Admission is $15; VIP tickets are $20 and include a one-time-only front of the line pass and exclusive HORRORWOOD VIDEO swag. Majestic Repertory Theatre is located at 1217 S. Main Street. Tickets are on sale October 1st at www.horrorwoodvideo.com. Call 702-423-6366 for more details.

Vegas' New Immersive Haunt "HorrorWood Video" Aims To Appease Retro Horror VHS Lovers

COMET and CHARGE TV September Schedule Boasts Godzilla and Rocky Marathons Galore!

In a digital world full of endless streaming apps, the possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing a feature for the evening. However, we always end up paying out the wahoo as competitive online streaming feature programming exclusive to their services. Want to watch Castle Rock? Well, you need HULU. Want to watch Stranger Things. Sorry guys, only NETFLIX. And for those still tuning into The Walking Dead, well, you need AMC for that one. It ends up making quite a dent in those monthly bills as they all add up into what we were essentially trying to stray from: The outrageously overpriced cable bill we all dread. Fortunately for us cinephiles, not all services will add to that hardship at the end of the month. Streaming Apps Sci-Fi extraordinaire COMET and action-packed CHARGE TV are completely FREE on your ROKU and APPLE TV!

And pssst… THEY LOVE GODZILLA AND ROCKY. Huge favorites of ours over here at NN.

Bless those guys.

COMET and CHARGE TV September Schedule Boasts Godzilla and Rocky Marathons Galore!

This month, COMET TV has their September schedule set to conquer the beasts of the eastern Pacific with Godzilla double features every Saturday starting September 8th, 2018 that feature the likes of Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Space Godzilla!

COMET TV is also the new home to Space: 1999; the cult series from the 1970’s crash lands into your weekend evenings- Saturday and Sunday starting at 10/9 C that warps back to back episodes to your streaming device. Also new to the app this month is a selection of Dr. Who films starring the late, great Peter Cushing. You can check out COMET’s full schedule here.

COMET’s sister network CHARGE! is showcasing Rocky 1-V all September for lovers of the South Paw Philly Phenom every Thursday with a double feature of the films in chronological order starting at 2/1 C and 8/7 C. You can view the full Rocky schedule and other CHARGE! action genre films by clicking here.

COMET and CHARGE TV September Schedule Boasts Godzilla and Rocky Marathons Galore!

 

Joe Bob is Back!

When July 13 turned to the evening of July 14, and the lights dimmed and credits rolled on The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, 24-hour marathon, those who live and die with blood, breasts and beasts believed they were saying goodbye to the man who had not only curated their love of drive-in cinema, but broke the internet along the way.

But as Joe Bob had relayed through a Diana Prince tweet on July 20:

PrinceJob Bob Briggs will be returning not once, or even twice, but three times, and the world is just a better place for it.

Shudder will bring back the drive-in Jedi for Thanksgiving and Christmas specials “to be titled ‘The Dinners of Death’ and ‘A Very Joe Bob Christmas,” and Shudder, “the premium streaming service of thriller, suspense and horror,” also has plans to launch a regular series featuring Mr. Briggs as host in 2019.

The Thanksgiving special is slated to air on Thursday, November 22, and the Christmas chicanery is set for Friday, December 21. “Both marathons will be streamed live and feature films hand-picked by Joe Bob himself, with special guest stars and Joe Bob’s signature brand of Drive-In deep-dives and commentary.”

From Shudder’s press release:

“The response to our first marathon was overwhelming, and we can’t think of a better gift for our members than to bring Joe Bob back for the holidays,” said Shudder GM Craig Engler. “We’ve been hard at work with Joe Bob and his team to make these new marathons unforgettable events, and we have even bigger plans for 2019.”

Joe Bob Briggs adds, “In November we’re turning Black Friday into Red Thursday with the best deadly-dinner movies in history, and in December we have a very special way to fill that void felt by American households ever since ABC stopped airing the ‘Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey’ Claymation special.”

Continuing:

Details for the Joe Bob series will be announced in early 2019. Both the marathons and the series will be produced by Matt Manjourides and Justin Martell and directed by Austin Jennings.

Nightmare Nostalgia will offer more details on this developing story as they become available.

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Get Ready To Float Again: Unofficial Sequel to “IT” Miniseries “GEORGIE” Teaser Trailer Debut!

As we recently let out the big news here at Nightmare Nostalgia about Creepy Kingdom bringing back the original Georgie, Tony Dakota from Stephen King’s 1990 IT miniseries; The creators behind this project have offered us a sneak peek inside GEORGIE in the form of the forever blue-balls inducing teaser trailer!

In case you missed it last time, the unofficial sequel of the 1990’s IT miniseries stars Tony Dakota and Ben Heller. In what marks his first role in 25 years, Tony makes his long overdue return to both the world of acting and to the universe of Stephen King in a story that prompts an alternate theory of what may have happened to Georgie after that fateful meeting with Pennywise at the storm drain.

Creepy Kingdom has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the cost of producing GEORGIE. They have partnered with Fright Rags & Theater of Creeps to create exclusive backer perks, The campaign can be found at this link: https://igg.me/at/georgiefilm

John Campopiano: Producer/Co-writer

Ryan Grulich Director/Co-writer

James H. Carter II Executive Producer

 

Established in 2013 Creepy Kingdom produces original Films, Podcasts, and Events. They also cover the spooky side of Films, Theme Parks, and Beyond. For more information on GEORGIE go to http://www.creepykingdom.com.

Stay tuned to Nightmare Nostalgia for further updates on GEORGIE! You know you want to. Don’t cha?

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Witness the Gloriously Inappropriate Red Band Trailer For “The Happytime Murders”

Jim Henson must be so proud.

The all-new gloriously, filthy comedy, The Happytime Murders, directed by Brian Henson has a spankin’ new Red Band Trailer and it’s just as humorous as you would expect.

 

THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives, one human, and one puppet are forced to work together to try and solve who is brutally murdering the former cast of “The Happytime Gang,” a beloved classic puppet show.

STXfilms’ THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, stars Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, and Elizabeth Banks. Bring your sugar and leave the kids at home as the film opens nationwide in theaters nationwide on August 24.

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