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John Carpenter announces European, UK, and USA tour!

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The Master of Horror Music, John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing, They Live) is headed across the pond later this year to celebrate his fantastic musical career. A month-long European tour will start on October 10th in Amsterdam and finish up on the West Coast of the USA, at the Los Angeles’ Palladium for a show on Halloween night. How absolutely fitting.

Carpenter’s music has seen new life breathed into it over the last few years, following the release of 2015’s Lost Themes, 2016’s Lost Themes II and  last year’s Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998. Carpenter is also helming the score of the rebooted Halloween film franchise that will be hitting theaters right in the middle of his UK tour, on October 19th.

The UK Tour dates will be as follows:

10/10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Tivolivredenburg Grote Zaal
10/11 – Paris, FR @ Salle Pleye
10/13 – Barcelona, ES @ Auditorium Sitges
10/14 – La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene
10/16 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
10/18 – Newcastle, UK @ Tyne Theatre
10/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
10/21 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
10/31 – Los Angeles, US @ Palladium

See more HERE

Great horror TV coming!

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CREEPSHOW

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CREEPSHOW to be reincarnated as an anthology series on Shudder

Legendary FX maestro and The Walking Dead executive producer/director Greg Nicotero will be living every horror lover’s dream when he gets comfortable in the director’s chair for the upcoming Creepshow television series.

Slated to be released on Shudder in 2019, the Creepshow anthology series promises to keep the spirit of the iconic 1982 film of the same name. There may not be a better person suited to lead the show out of the gate than Nicotero, who is widely considered the best horror FX man working in the business today. Ironically enough, Nicotero met his horror effects idol Tom Savini on the set of the original film!

Beloved and exceptionally quotable, Creepshow was written by Stephen King and directed by fellow famed horror icon George A. Romero. A loving tribute to the EC Comics from the 1950’s that King and Romero were infatuated with as children, Creepshow featured a star-studded cast and told a collection of eerie tales that practically lept right off the comic pages.

With Nicotero at the helm for at least the first episode of the television series (and likely playing a key role behind the camera throughout at least the first season), it’s probably safe to get your hopes up for this one.

Shudder has brought some standout content to its channel and news of this anthology only continues that run of quality programming. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs literally almost broke the internet when it was streamed earlier this month due to an astronomical number of viewers who tuned in to see their favorite horror host sign off one last time.

While there has been no casting or other crew news as of press time, it’s always a good thing when a new horror anthology crawls out from under the bed!

Go to Shudder TV series picks HERE

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SCREENPLAY

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Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles will take a bite out of Hulu

Continuing with the horror television theme, it has been announced that iconic horror author Anne Rice will be joining the Hulu team to adapt her sprawling Vampire Chronicles catalogue into a television series.

Rice and her son, Christopher, will serve as writers and executive producers on the project. The Vampire Chronicles has a passionately devout fan base and nothing short of Rice’s personal touch on the series would suffice. Widespread joy poured from the internet when Rice announced, back in 2016, that she had acquired the rights back to her books and news surfaced that a series was in the works.

For those unfamiliar with the series, Rice started the mythology of her vampire world in 1976 with the release of Interview with the Vampire and eleven books have since been released over the next forty years. The chronicles continue this year, with Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestatscheduled to be released on October 2nd.

Christopher Rice went on Twitter recently to also reassure international Chronicles fans that while Hulu is strictly a US deal, the team behind the series is “keenly aware of the international demand for this show” and “more announcements” are to come.

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