Halloween 2017 is fewer than 140 days away, and many Halloweenheads have already started brainstorming and planning this year’s celebration. We’re looking forward to the season ahead, and there’s plenty of Halloween and horror news to keep us Halloween-lovers entertained in the meantime.
Here’s a digest of the latest to keep you in the know!
Halloween & Horror Events
American Horror Story: The Style of Scare Exhibit
Looking for a fun (and FREE!) activity this summer? Get ready to let your freak flag fly! From Murder House to Roanoke, they’ve got it all on display at the Paley Center for Media for your viewing pleasure this summer. For more information, check out “American Horror Story Exhibit: Costumes, Props, & More!”
Slashed! The Musical
This musical homage to the slasher genre runs select nights this June at the Complex Theatre in Hollywood. The production’s list of creators is a VIP lineup of the hottest names in the L.A. horror scene. With director Chelsea Stardust, writer Sean Keller, co-producers Rudy Scalese and Clarke Wolfe, and choreography from Blumhouse.com’s Rebekah McKendry- there’s no doubt the minds behind Slashed! The Musical are not only fans but experts in the genre. The show quickly sold out all of its performances (including added encores), so here’s hoping more encore nights are added. This is an event you shouldn’t miss! For more information, click here.
Halloween Horror Nights
Tickets have gone on sale and maze construction has begun for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando and Hollywood. Although many details have yet to be revealed, we have found out that American Horror Story will return again this year. This year’s AHS maze will showcase scenes from Asylum, Coven, and Roanoke. Another exciting addition to this year’s line up of scares includes a maze themed after The Shining.
Halloween & Horror Merchandise
Cavity Colors Ghost Face® Enamel Pin Box Set
One of our favorite sources for Halloween and Horror merchandise, Cavity Colors, released a limited edition box set of Ghost Face® pins. We can’t help but promote anything related to the Icon of Halloween.
Halloweentown’s June Merchandise
Our one-stop shop for any Halloween needs in Los Angeles is Halloweentown in Burbank. Each month, they release a new collection of merchandise for Halloween and horror buffs. This month brings us new items for Twin Peaks fans, Freddy Krueger-lovers, and much more. For the full selection, click here.
Our friend and fellow Halloween blogger, Miranda from Spooky Little Halloween, discovered some excellent Halloween decor on a recent trip to Arne’s Warehouse in Houston. For all the pics and more information, visit Spooky Little Halloween! While you’re there, be sure to subscribe to her weekly Treat Not Tricks Halloween newsletter!
Horror Movies Coming to Theaters
It Comes At Night (June 9th)
47 Meters Down (June 16th)
Horror Movies Coming to Digital/DVD/Blu-ray
Life (Digital: June 2nd. DVD/Blu-ray: June 20th)
The Belko Experiment (Digital: June 13th. DVD/Blu-ray: June 27th)
Upcoming Horror Movie News
Amityville: The Awakening
This installment in the Amityville series starring Bella Thorne has been removed from this summer’s release schedule… again. This is the 5th time the release date was postponed, and many fear this genre offering from Dimension Films may never see the light of day.
A teaser promo image from the new Halloween film was released recently. The reboot is said to be more in line with the style of the original film, and creators hope to bring Michael back to his scary roots. David Gordon Green will direct and is co-writing the script with Danny McBride. John Carpenter will return as an Executive Producer and Creative Consultant on the project from Blumhouse Productions, so we have high hopes for Micheal’s comeback on October 19th, 2018.
The Goosebumps movie sequel is tentatively called Goosebumps Horrorland and is slated for September, 2018. Watch out for Slappy!
— R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) June 12, 2017
R.L. Stine confirmed via his Twitter that the sequel to 2015’s Goosebumps will be titled Goosebumps Horrorland and will feature the return of Jack Black. The film is slated for September 2018.
Horror TV News
American Horror Story Filming
— AHS LEAKS (@ahsleak) June 3, 2017
Filming for season 7 of American Horror Story has begun and fans have caught two more clues about the upcoming season. We know the crew filmed at locations also used for 1978’s Halloween, and Evan Peters seems to have some colorful hair. Let the speculations begin!
A trailer for the upcoming television series based on Stephen King’s classic story was released. The series premieres June 22nd at 10/9C on Spike.
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