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Jeani Rector's picks for Halloween viewing

Her favorite classic horror movies

Halloween I (of course)
Phantasm I
The Changeling (1980 George C. Scott)
Night of the Living Dead (the original)
In the Mouth of Madness
The Others (Nichole Kidman)
Get Out
The Lady in White
The Ring
28 Days Later
The Orphanage (Spain)
The Conjuring
Train to Busan


The Stand: Alexander Skarsgard to play sorcerer Randall Flagg


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Stephen King villainy is about to become a family affair. Alexander Skarsgard, brother of Bill Skarsgard is joining the cast of The Stand. 

The CBS All Access reboot of The Stand has found it’s villainous Randall Flagg. Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) whose brother Bill plays Pennywise in IT Chapter 2 (now in theaters) will play the dark side to Mother Abagail’s light side. Most recently portrayed by Matthew McConaughey in The Dark Tower, The Man In Black has many names, and pops up quite often in the work of Stephen King.

Alexander being Bill’s brother isn’t the only connection to IT this version of The Stand will have. Owen Teague who is Patrick Hockstetter in both IT Chapters 1 and 2 plays Harold Lauder.

King’s The Stand tells the story of survivors of an apocalyptic super flu. One group follows Mother Abagail and all that is good. The others choose to follow the evil Randall Flagg, the “devoted servant of the Outer Dark.”

Mother Abagail’s followers decide to rebuild society in a small town in Nebraska while Flagg’s followers go the easier route to Nevada. Matthew McConaughey’s portrayal of the nefarious Flagg in The Dark Tower is one of the few high points of that film. I’m kind of sad he isn’t returning in The Stand, but Alexander Skarsgard is also a solid choice.

Rounding out the two teams of survivors are Stu Redmon (James Marsden), Larry Underwood (Jovan Edepo, Frannie Goldsmith (Odessa Young) , Nick Andros(Henry Zaga) and Tom Cullen (Brad William Henke) on Mother Abagail’s side.

As of now there is no word on who will be joining The Walking Dude’s team. However, it was previously announced that shock rocker Marilyn Manson has joined the cast. I am going to assume that he’ll play one of Flagg’s followers.

See the entire article HERE



For the First Time, Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights Will Include a GHOSTBUSTERS Maze!

by Josh Millican, Dread Central

Is there something strange in your neighborhood? If you live near one of Universal Studios’ theme parks this Fall, there certainly will be! Today brings word that, for the very first time, Halloween Horror Nights will feature a maze inspired by the seminal horror comedy Ghostbusters, released in 1984.

Here’s the full scoop from this morning’s press release:

Ghostbustershas entertained generations with its comedic yet frightening tale of four paranormal investigators on their quest to eradicate supernatural threats from creating chaos throughout New York City. As the film marks its milestone 35th anniversary, guests will have the unique opportunity to live the action and terrifying scares they have seen in the hit film when it comes to life at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” in Orlando and Hollywood.

In each maze, guests will follow in the footsteps of the Ghostbusters – Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston – as they venture through artfully recreated scenes from the film, including the firehouse, New York Public Library and the Temple of Gozer, as an army of ghoulish spirits, hideous specters, and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms attack from every corner.  As they delve deeper into the maze, guests will come face-to-face with an array of paranormal creatures, from the voracious Slimer to the all-powerful Gozer the Gozerian and in its ultimate destructor form – the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, to brave the demonic spirits and survive the night.

About Halloween Horror Nights:
Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film.  Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films, and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 6 in Orlando and on Friday, September 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” and to purchase select tickets at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit


 The 9th Escape: Psycho Circus will take place on October 25th and 26th at the NOS Events Center in California

The 9th edition of Escape: Psycho Circus returns to the NOS Events Center for two frightening nights on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, featuring an entirely new immersive and terrifying experience as the world’s top dance music artists will once again set the soundtrack for the West Coast’s most anticipated Halloween music festival.

Tickets for Escape: Psycho Circus go on sale on Friday, July 12 at 9 a.m. PST with Insomniac’s new ticket tiers, including the GA • Experience Pass and VIP • Enhanced Experience Pass, available at Headliners will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the festival’s layaway plan with deposits starting at only $19.99 for two-day General Admission tickets or $39.99 for VIP tickets.

For two nights, Escape: Psycho Circus will transform the NOS Events Center into a spine-tingling freak show with never-before-seen stage designs, more theatrical performers, and newly themed areas, art installations, and décor. Following the success of Insomniac’s inaugural Downtown EDC during EDC Las Vegas 2019, Escape: Psycho Circus will debut an all new interactive area where outlandish horrors come to life and the Red Ringmaster returns to lead Headliners on an eerie journey through Escape’s nightmarish realm.

Insomniac is also taking its iconic Psycho Circus VIP experience to a new level with amenities including exclusive VIP lounges, dedicated dance areas, expedited VIP festival entrance, and more. VIP Headliners can get into the Halloween spirit with a complimentary Trick or Treat Bar or getting into costume and makeup at the Bewitched Beauty Bar. Throughout the festival, VIP gourmet food trucks will offer a variety of bites to select from, including vegan and vegetarian options.

Two-day GA Experience Passes for Escape: Psycho Circus begin at $169.99 plus taxes, while VIP Enhanced Experience Passes begin at $319.95 plus taxes. To stay up to date with upcoming Escape: Psycho Circus, visit or follow Escape on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.



Social Media App “Slasher” Launches, And It’s Free!

Slasher can be found HERE

The official launch of The Slasher App is upon us and horror fanatics can now enjoy Slasher for FREE!

Social Network: Slasher on Android and iOS devices. For the first time ever, the horror community will be able to connect in unique and exciting ways. This NEW social network will bring an all inclusive horror experience right to the palm of your hand. Horror fans should expect the unexpected in features that haven’t been available within the community until now.

Make Horror R Again: In light of social networks recently putting restraints on the horror community and others, SLASHER wants to offer a space where such things like the human body being used in horror movies and art aren’t a problem. You deserve a destination that will welcome creativity without such an extreme level of censorship. There is only one solution, “Make Horror R Again”.

Listen to SLASHER Founder – Damon Della Greca talk more about SLASHER in his NEW podcast:
Instagram: @TheSlasherApp
Twitter: @TheSlasherApp

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