If you’re like us, you’re yearning for that special time of year that’s still a few months away: Halloween 2018!
It can be hard for us ghouls enduring those long, sunny days of summer when the Halloween spirit seems to have taken a vacation.
So we’ve gathered a few treats and rounded up the latest trending horror news to satisfy your craving for the macabre.
We’ll also be giving you an inside look at what’s keeping our Halloween vibes strong all year!
Quote of the week
“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror”
– Arthur Conan Doyle
Each day of May, we’ve been making our way through the alphabet, watching a new horror movie every day, and sharing our favorites.
Although it’s been quite a challenge to squeeze in a new movie every day- we have discovered SO many new favorites thanks to recommendations from you Halloweenheads! Some horror movies we’ve enjoyed for the first time so far: As Above, So Below, The Breed, Candyman, The Den, I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore… just to name a few! We’ll be sharing our full list of choices, including which movies blew us away as the challenge concludes at the end of the month.
We’re Listening To…
To stay in the spirit, we’re playing our Ultimate Halloween Playlist on Spotify all year!
The tune we’re digging this week is “Magick” by Ryan Adams & The Cardinals. He’s one of our favorite artists any time of year, and he’s the dude who brought us “Halloweenhead“. When we saw him in concert many years ago, he even had a Jack-O’-Lantern on the stage, so he knows how to provide those Halloween feels.
If you’re reading our site, it’s safe to assume you are a diehard fan of all things Halloween.
As such, you have to check out the Halloween blog we’re reading ALL YEAR:
Spooky Little Halloween is THE blog celebrating October 31st all year long with new posts every week! Posts include recipes, DIY projects, decor tips… this AMAZING site covers it all!
The talented Texan crafting this fantastic Halloween-themed content is one of our favorite people in the Halloween community. Miranda Enzor is her name, and she is totally KILLING IT as a leader and influencer in the digital Halloween world.
You have to check out the site, and be sure to subscribe to her weekly newsletter, Treats Not Tricks. No joke, we get a lot of email newsletters that we immediately delete, but this one is something special that we look forward to every Friday morning.
Miranda founded The Samhain Society, an online community that brings Halloween creators together to collaborate and help support each others’ work, AND Spooky Little Book Club, a Facebook group where members come together to read a new spooky book each season.
As if that’s not enough- She’s sharing updates every day on Spooky Little Halloween’s socials (GO FOLLOW HER! Links below!)
TRENDING IN HALLOWEEN NEWS
Freeform Expands “13 Nights of Halloween” to “31 Nights of Halloween”
We always felt jilted that Christmas got 25 days of celebration-themed programming while Halloween was condensed to only 13 on the network formerly known as ABC Family.
Well, they’ve righted their wrongs by expanding the yearly schedule to include a full month of Halloween entertainment.
To top it off, Freeform is teasing an all-new special Decorating Disney: Halloween. Like they’ve shown us at Christmas before, the special will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the work that goes into transforming Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts for the best holiday of the year.
This year’s programming will pay tribute to the universally-adored Hocus Pocus as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. They’ve already put a spell on us with this news!
31 Nights of Halloween begins October 1st!
Trick ‘r Treat Coming to Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2018
Last year, we were super bummed that Orlando got a Trick ‘r Treat Scare Zone, and Hollywood didn’t. They’re making it up to us this year with Wednesday’s announcement that for Halloween 2018 there will be a whole maze dedicated to Sam and Trick ‘r Treat!
While we’re still holding out hope for Trick ‘r Treat 2, this will help fill the void until then.
This is the second maze announced for this year’s HHN, the first being Stranger Things.
Now, where’s that Scream maze we’ve been waiting for?
Dates for Halloween Horror Nights 2018 haven’t been released yet, so there’s one more thing we’ll have to wait for patiently.
Disneyland Unveils Dates for Halloween 2018 Events
The park will transform starting September 7th this year, and guests can join Mickey’s Halloween Party on select nights September 19th through October 31st.
Guests can look forward to their favorite characters decked out in their Halloween finest, the Main Street Pumpkin Festival, Halloween Screams fireworks display, Halloween-themed treats, and the return of the Headless Horseman!
Get all the devilish details HERE.
THE RETURN OF FANGORIA!
Do you remember your first experience flipping through the pages of Fangoria magazine?
I used to make my dad drive me across town to a comic shop where I could peruse Buffy the Vampire Slayer action figures and buy Fangoria magazine. I remember taking my time on each page, soaking up every word of insider information, staring fascinated at the photos of special effects, and savoring every bit of horror goodness until I closed the back cover.
Then the internet exploded, and when you wanted the latest on upcoming horror projects, you just Googled it.
By 2016, Fangoria’s fate seemed bleak and longtime fans wondered if they’d ever see a new issue again… until NOW!
Like many of the horror titles it covered over the years, Fangoria is getting a REBOOT!
Birth.Movies.Death editor Phil Nobile, Jr. is at the helm for the relaunch of the magazine that (get this) will be a PRINT-ONLY PUBLICATION.
Yeah- like not online… only on paper… in exchange for money.
This is exactly one of the elements that made Fangoria so special back in the day.
Honestly, we’d prefer a physical magazine over a Pinterest board or news feed any day!
The new Fangoria will be published quarterly and feature in-depth articles with never before heard insider stories from your favorite horror films. As opposed to the press release boilerplate regurgitation we see on most websites every day, these issues will be crafted with care and feature unique perspectives on the genre we all love.
Fangoria will release its new issue in October! You can sign up for your yearly subscription to the magazine HERE!
TRENDING IN HORROR MOVIE NEWS
Halloween 2018 Trailer Revealed By Jamie Lee Curtis at CinemaCon
JLC herself gave CinemaCon attendees a first-look at the trailer for the upcoming Halloween movie. Dialogue from the trailer quotes Laurie, “I pray every night that he would escape… so I could kill him.”
Meanwhile, Halloween fans are left praying the trailer hits YouTube soon.
Halloween 2018 hits theaters October 19th!
Happy Death Day 2 Confirms Cast Return & Starts Production
Christopher Landon (director, Happy Death Day), Jessica Rothe (Tree), and Israel Broussard (Carter) are all returning for the sequel that picks up where the original ended. They’ll be joined by new cast members,Suraj Sharma and Sarah Yarkin.
Although Blumhouse probably won’t pit this one against Halloween with an October release, we’re glad to know there’s more Babyface-masked mayhem to look forward to.
Suspiria Remake Footage Unleashed
Another treat for CinemaCon audiences was an exclusive look at the new Suspiria remake. The clip is rumored to feature Dakota Johnson showing off her ballet moves at the infamous dance academy. With each twirl she pulls off, another dancer is ripped apart before ending up a pile of gore on the floor. Bravo ladies!
Suspiria hits the stage November 2nd.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Feature Film Coming in 2019
If you grew up in the 90s, chances are you were obsessed with Are You Afraid of the Dark?.
Lucky for fans like us, the series is being adapted into a feature-length film set to release on October 11, 2019.
And who’s bringing the show to a modern audience? Gary Dauberman, the dude who wrote IT and Annabelle: Creation and the upcoming The Nun, Hellfest, and It: Chapter Two. With his recent horror successes, I think we can trust Dauberman to get this right.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said, “The show is about the shared experience of telling stories — especially scary ones. We’re going to celebrate that with this movie and honor the darker, scarier tone of the show…”
TRENDING IN HORROR TV NEWS
Sabrina TV Series Coming to Netflix
I used to watch Sabrina the Teenage Witch with Melissa Joan Hart every Friday night as part of ABC’s T.G.I.F. These days. you can watch the goofy yet charming series on Hulu for a dose of nostalgia and cat puppet-inspired joy.
If you grew up with Sabrina and are on board for a reboot, stay tuned for Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
The series stars Kiernan Shipka in the title role, and like Riverdale, is based on the Archie Comics graphic novel.
We’re ready to be spellbound!
Chucky TV Series Developing
I don’t see that an official deal has closed yet, but Child’s Play series creator Don Mancini told Bloody-Disgusting back in February that he and producer David Kirschner are working to bring Chucky to the small screen.
The series will be a continuation of the storyline from the last film, Cult of Chucky, and Brad Dourif teased fans in a recent Den of Geek interview that it certainly could happen.
Chucky always comes back…
The Purge TV Series Coming This Fall
The film franchise’s creator, James DeMonaco, is on board as executive producer alongside Jason Blum.
DeMonaco recently told EW that the series would take place on the night of the Purge, involve flashbacks, and explore the types of people who are out on the streets on the infamous evening of mayhem.
“Blessed be our New Founding Fathers for letting us Purge!”
Those are our favorite Halloween trends and treats of the week!
What’s keeping you in the Halloween spirit as you countdown to Halloween 2018?
Share your treats with us below.
Happy Halloweening until next time!
xo mr and mrs
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