SHOUT FACTORY! ANNOUNCES SCREAM FACTORY! WITH BLU-RAY/DVD RELEASES FOR ‘HALLOWEEN 2,’ ‘HALLOWEEN 3,’ ‘PHANTASM 2,’ ‘FUNHOUSE’ AND OTHERS!

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Debuting this September, Scream Factory boasts a scary slate of fan-favorite thrillers from the 1980s, many of which have never been available on Blu-ray before. Titles include Halloween II and Terror Train, (both starring “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis); the 30th Anniversary release of Halloween III: Season of the WitchThey Live from director John Carpenter (The Thing); Peter Benchley’s The Island starring Michael Caine, The Funhouse from director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist); the nightmarish Phantasm II; and the much-anticipated DVD debuts of Deadly Blessing, directed by Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) and featuring Sharon Stone in an early role, and Death Valley starring Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story). Each title will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, and most will be released in a “Collector’s Edition” packed with new bonus content, archival materials, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more!

On September 18, 2012, fans will rejoice as Shout! Factory unleashes Halloween II Collector’s Edition and Halloween III: Season of the Witch 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD. These two formidable titles inaugurate the Scream Factory home entertainment series and are now available to preorder at ShoutFactory.com and Amazon.com.

Avid horror movie fans and collectors take note: those who order Halloween II: Collector’s Edition and/ or Halloween III: Season of the Witch 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition will receive special collectible item(s) as gift(s)-with-purchase. For more information, please visit ShoutFactoryStore.com or ScreamFactoryDVD.com

Halloween II Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, Halloween II follows the same ill-fated characters as they encounter the knife-wielding maniac they left for dead in the first film. It seems the inhuman Michael Myers is still very much alive and out for more revenge as he stalks the deserted halls of the Haddonfield hospital. As he gets closer to his main target, Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) discovers the chilling mystery behind the crazed psychopath’s actions. Written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, Halloween II is a spine-tingling dark ride into the scariest night of the year.

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED OFFER: Order the Blu-ray or DVD directly from ShoutFactory.com and receive an exclusive “Haddonfield Memorial Hospital nurse’s hat!” Less than 500 have been made, so these are only available while supplies last.

 

Halloween II Collector’s Edition Special Features (preliminary confirmed line-up):
Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal
Audio commentary with stunt coordinator / actor Dick Warlock
The Nightmare Isn’t Over – The Making of Halloween II, featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey and more..
Horror’s Hallowed Grounds- Revisiting the original shooting locations
Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailer, TV and Radio Spots

Halloween III: Season of the Witch
30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition
Blu-ray and DVD
A murder-suicide in a northern Californian hospital leads to an investigation by the on-call doctor, which reveals a plot by an insane toymaker to kill as many people as possible on October 31st through an ancient Celtic ritual and deadly Halloween masks.” Starring Tom Atkins, Stacy Nelkin and Dan O’Herlihy, this third chilling film from the popular Halloween franchise is produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill and is directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED OFFER: Order the Blu-ray or DVD directly from ShoutFactory.com and receive an exclusive 18?x24? poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Less than 500 have been printed, so these are only available while supplies last.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition Special Features:
Audio commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace
Audio commentary with actor Tom Atkins
Stand Alone: The Making of Halloween III: Season of the Witch featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey and more
Horror’s Hallowed Grounds- Revisiting the original shooting locations
Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

Pre-order links:

Halloween II Collector’s Edition: Blu-ray and DVD

Halloween III: Season of the Witch 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition: Blu-ray and DVD

Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going Scream Factory home entertainment series in 2012 and 2013 with specific release dates, extras and key art for the rest of the title lineup. Meanwhile, fans will are encouraged to follow us and click the “Like” tab on the official SCREAM FACTORY FACEBOOK page for up-to-the-minute updates or visit ScreamFactoryDVD.com

ROB ZOMBIE’S ‘HALLOWEEN 2’ ALTERNATE ENDING

Courtesy the boils ‘n ghouls over at ShockTillYouDrop, we get a glimpse at the Alternate Ending to Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN 2.  I’ve hear a lot of folks taking a giant dump on this one, but, I gotta tell ya, I liked it.  Before ya’ll start throwin’ hellfire my way, I’ll explain myself upon a second viewing, but, in short, I liked it because it felt more like HIS film than the first, and I can appreciate that.  Anyhoo, check out the alternate ending below!

ROB ZOMBIE VIDEO INTERVIEW FOR HALLOWEEN 2

Just caught a video interview with Rob Zombie for his upcoming HALLOWEEN 2, wherein he touches upon the “evolved” Michael Meyers, the music in the film, and sounds generally confused about the whole thing during the first part of the interview.  Thanks to ComingSoon.net

NEW HI-RES HALLOWEEN 2 TRAILER

Just spotted the new Halloween 2 HI-RES Trailer over at Fangoria.  Check it out.  I don’t know.  I’ll check the flick out, but I don’t have high hopes.  Can’t be worse than the first Rob Zombie Halloween outing, and, in fact, looks a bit more interesting.

NEW ONE SHEET/POSTER FROM ROB ZOMBIE’S H2/HALLOWEEN 2

Below is the new One Sheet/Poster from Rob Zombie’s upcoming Halloween 2, or, the shitty title, H2.  There’s also a new pic from the film that makes no sense whatsoever, but actually appears to be the only photo from the film so far that intrigues me whatsoever.  Some guy with a rotted pumpkin on his head.  The Lord Of Halloween?  Satan?  Michael improvising when his mask gets fucked up?  We’ll find out when the flick hits theaters this August:

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ET VIDEO FOR ZOMBIE’S ‘HALLOWEEN 2’

Came across some video on YouTube from Entertainment Tonight showing footage from Zombie’s upcoming Halloween 2.  Check it out!

HALLOWEEN 2 UPDATE!

Ok, I’ve come across quite a bit of news over the past few days for the upcoming Halloween (remake) sequel from Rob Zombie.

First up, apparently WIERD AL IS GOING TO BE IN HALLOWEEN 2!?  Is he going to be playing himself?  Crazy.  Apparently, he’s on some talk show with Dr. Loomis as Loomis is hawkin’ his new book about Michael Meyers (seems like Loomis is milkin’ that Meyers kid for all he can get).  Check out the still below:

Below is an image of Meyers apparently all fucked up.  Fire, as in the original Halloween 2 you think?  Check it out:

Interesting as I’ve heard Michael isn’t even wearing the iconic mask throughout much of the film.  Something like 75% of the film we see Meyers sans-mask according to my sources.  We’ll see.  Explains Tyler Mane’s huge-ass beard somewhat.  Michael Meyers…Wild Man/Biker/Heavy Metal Frontman?

And finally, from Dread Central, some video interviews you may find interesting:


HALLOWEEN 2’s CAPTAIN CLEGG AND THE NIGHT CREATURES-HEAR THEM NOW!

Ok, so a video has been posted to the mighty internets featuring Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures.  Here’s the shpiel from Shock Till You Drop:

Writer-director Rob Zombie is obviously having a blast exploring his vision of Haddonfield in the upcoming H2 (the Halloween sequel).

Two elements he appears particularly proud of is the TV personality Uncle Coffins (check out a TV spot that whips up a certain level of nostalgia for those who remember horror hosts) and the band Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures. Based on past blog postings from Zombie, this band will play at a Haddonfield Halloween party that is a big part of the film. This weekend, the first Night Creatures video was posted to MySpace. Give is a spin below.

In real life Jesse Dayton – of The Devil’s Rejects’ Banjo & Sullivan – is the band’s frontman.

Here’s that viddy:
Red Neck Vixen From Outer Space video

Hmmm, the sound certainly goes along with the Backwoods Theme of my site, but…Haddonfield?  Hmmm.

HALLOWEEN 2 ‘UNCLE SEYMOUR COFFINS’ COMMERCIAL

Below is a commercial that’s been floating around the mighty internets for a bit now.  It’s a commercial from UNCLE SEYMOUR COFFIN’S CREATURE FEATURE SHOW from Halloween 2.  Hmmm.  Doubt it’ll be in the movie…probably a DVD extra if anything.
Uncle Seymore Coffins’ Creature Double-Feature

THE GREAT 2013 EVADIA HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS & READER’S CHOICE AWARDS!

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The winners of the annual EVADIA HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST  have been announced!  Now it’s your turn to go vote for your favorites for Readers’ Choice!  Visit any of the sites below to see who has won so far and to vote for your favorites in the comments. Each site will be picking a Readers’ Choice, so feel free to vote on all three!

SUPERFICIAL GALLERY

THE YEAR OF HALLOWEEN

BACKWOODS HORROR

THE WINNERS!

Best Costume: Gina P, Zombie (#15)

Best Group Costume: Liam P, Wreck it Ralph and Fix it Felix (#18)

Best Makeup: Beth R, Calavara Catrina (#22)

Second Place Best Costume: Ani, Ood and Dr. Who Crab Monster (#24)

Second Place Group Costume: Jess L and Matthew H. (#13)

Second Place Best Makeup: Timothy B, Captain Spaulding (#21)

Best Appeal to a Corrupt Judge: Sophia, Luchadors (#32)

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To see the prizes go here and congrats!

For those of you who didn’t win the main prizes, don’t fret, we’re also offering a READER’S CHOICE AWARD for each site. Basically, the rules are thus: Check out the photos below on this site, The Year Of Halloween, & Superficial Gallery and leave a comment on each site of your favorite entry from the gallery below. There will be an (as of now, secret) Reader’s Choice prize for each site, so feel free to vote on each site and remember to leave your votes listing the number and why you think the costume is so friggin’ sweet in the comment sections.

Readers’ Choice Contestants – vote for your favorite in the comments!