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Episode #38

Originally aired October 8, 2022.

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Five 1980s Halloween Horror Movies to Stream This Week [Bloody Disgusting]

Happy Halloween month! It’s time to theme the horror watchlists accordingly. We’re jumping back to the ‘80s for some quintessential Halloween horror for the first week of October.

This week’s streaming picks are dedicated to 1980s horror movies set on or around Halloween, excluding the Halloween franchise.

Here’s where you can stream these five 1980s Halloween titles this week, from kitchen sink cult gems to made-for-TV chillers!

https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3734454/five-1980s-halloween-horror-movies-to-stream-this-week/

THE MIDNIGHT CLUB Series Trailers, Featurette, Images and Posters [Entertainment Factor]

"The Midnight Club" is a horror mystery thriller series created by Mike Flanagan ("Midnight Mass", "The Haunting of Hill House") and Leah Fong based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Christopher Pike. Flanagan serves as showrunner, and the cast includes Iman Benson, Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard, William Chris Sumpter, Sauriyan Sapkota, Heather Langenkamp, Zach Gilford, Matt Biedel and Samantha Sloyan. The series premiered on October 7, 2022 on Netflix.

https://entertainment-factor.blogspot.com/2022/10/the-midnight-club-series-trailers-featurette-images-posters.html

Hellraiser Review, What Is Your Displeasure, Sir [Slant Magazine]

David Bruckner’s Hellraiser is a toothlessly retrograde enterprise.

https://www.slantmagazine.com/film/hellraiser-review-david-bruckner/

The Clown Murders (1976) [Halloween Shindig]

Our next selection is a strange Canadian picture I might have stuck earlier in the month had I seen it previously. However, I just watched this one, so here it is.

https://halloweenshindig.com/oct-15th-the-clown-murders-1976/

Nightmare Café Las Vegas Is Open, New Horror Themed Restaurant Bar [Odysee]

I popped into Las Vegas newest café and it is horror themed! The Nightmare Café in The Arts District Downtown Las Vegas is definitely a must visit.

https://odysee.com/@TheOtherMe:7/nightmare-caf%C3%A9-las-vegas-is-open!-new:9

Speak No Evil Movie Review [Last Movie Outpost]

One of our aims when we set up Last Movie Outpost a couple of years ago, as a troop of movie fans feeling like we didn’t really have an online home, was to build a community. It looks like it might be working, with the roster of valued Outposters growing every day. We also know we have a LOT of lurkers. There are tens of thousands of unique regular visitors who keep returning but never comment. One has broken cover to review Speak No Evil (2022).

https://www.lastmovieoutpost.com/review-speak-no-evil/

We Haunt These Woods Book Review [Hellnotes]

We Haunt These Woods is a truly entertaining read, with nods to horror tropes that fans will enjoy. Wooded areas can be peaceful and meditative, or they can be frightening and foreboding. Cornetto chose the latter option, and she wields it wisely.

https://hellnotes.com/book-review-we-haunt-these-woods/

Anne Rice [The Official Site]

Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien; October 4, 1941 – December 11, 2021) was an American author of gothic fiction, erotic literature, and Christian literature. She was best known for her series of novels The Vampire Chronicles. Books from The Vampire Chronicles were the subject of two film adaptations—Interview with the Vampire (1994) and Queen of the Damned (2002).

Born in New Orleans, Rice spent much of her early life in the city before moving to Texas, and later to San Francisco. She was raised in an observant Catholic family but became an agnostic as a young adult. She began her professional writing career with the publication of Interview with the Vampire (1976), while living in California, and began writing sequels to the novel in the 1980s. In the mid-2000s, following a publicized return to Catholicism, Rice published the novels Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt and Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, fictionalized accounts of certain incidents in the life of Jesus. Several years later she distanced herself from organized Christianity, citing disagreement with the Catholic Church's stances on social issues but pledging that faith in God remained "central to [her] life." However, she later considered herself a secular humanist.

Rice's books have sold over 100 million copies, making her one of the best-selling authors of modern times. While reaction to her early works was initially mixed, she gained a better reception with critics in the 1980s. Her writing style and the literary content of her works have been analyzed by literary commentators. She was married to poet and painter Stan Rice for 41 years, from 1961 until his death from brain cancer in 2002 at age 60. She and Stan had two children, Michele, who died of leukemia at age five, and Christopher, who is also an author.

In addition to her vampire novels, Rice authored books such as The Feast of All Saints (adapted for television in 2001) and Servant of the Bones, which formed the basis of a 2011 comic book miniseries. Several books from The Vampire Chronicles have been adapted as comics and manga by various publishers. Rice also authored erotic fiction under the pen names Anne Rampling and A. N. Roquelaure, including Exit to Eden, which was later adapted into a 1994 film.

http://annerice.com/

Dark Tales of Cryptids and Park Rangers [eBookLingo]

Imagine being chased by a Bigfoot, stalked by a Skinwalker, or sucked into another dimension that’s a disturbingly dark mirror of our own. What would you do when the very creature that’s stalking you is like nothing you’ve ever encountered and the sight of it freezes you to the bone?

https://www.ebooklingo.com/book/2638/dark-tales-of-cryptids-and-park-rangers

Stray, A Game About Freedom, Deep Thoughts While Gaming [Odysee]

The new video game "Stray" and the free feline exploration of the gameplay, peels back the deep existential ennui of a technologically advanced, but spiritually bankrupt cyberpunk world where humanity has been replaced with robots. On this episode of Deep Thoughts While Gaming, Chris Chappell delves into the philosophical works of Martin Heidegger and Soren Kierkegaard as the game developers of Stray must have intended in their social commentary.

https://odysee.com/@GamersUnbeaten:3/stray-a-game-about-freedom-deep-thoughts:f

The Things We Cannot Change Movie Review [Indie Horror Films]

It is impressive when a film takes a topic down to basics. For most vampire tales, as soon as one is bit and joins the “team,” it is all bets off and they instantly become a villain (e.g., 1985’s Fright Night), with rare exceptions (such as 1987’s Near Dark or 2007’s 30 Days of Night). A vampire with a conscious is always interesting.

https://indiehorrorfilms.blogspot.com/2022/10/review-things-we-cannot-change.html

The Best Seasonal Horror Movies Ever [Horror Land]

We all like to celebrate the holidays with the best seasonal horror movies, but there can be so much choice that it’s hard to pick the right film. You’re in luck! We’ve put together a list of the best horror movies for every occasion. Let us help you plan your Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve movie night (amongst others) with a horrifying list of films.

https://www.horror.land/the-best-seasonal-horror-movies-ever/

Loab [Loab AI]

Loab is the name of an AI-generated entity who was summoned by the multimedia artist Supercomposite.

https://loab.ai/

Wraith of God Comicbook Review [The Splintering]

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things God-forsaken and unholy.

Today we’re going to look at Wraith of God, a superhero book with a horror twist written and illustrated by Aaron Lopresti.

Set against the iconic backdrop of the American West, Wraith of God pits a mysterious, supernatural vigilante (the titular Wraith) against a clan of werewolves are terrorizing the frontier lands. The Wraith himself claims to be the embodiment of God’s wrath on Earth, and uses divine powers, smoke, silver bullets and other sanctified weapons to dispatch the beasts. He’s also a master of disguise and an expert fighter, both gunplay and hand-to-hand. The Wraith is accompanied by his steed Gabriel and a fetching young blonde named Esther, who joins forces with the Wraith after her beloved Jacob is killed in a fire.

https://thesplintering.com/2022/10/05/comic-book-review-wraith-of-god-empire-comics-festival-of-dread-special/

Top 10 Puppet Horror Movies [Horror News]

Welcome back my little darlings, I promise I won’t be killing you. I am here to entertain you today with the top ten horror movies featuring puppets. So, have a seat, relax and let me play your heartstrings with a list sure to have you applauding.

https://horrornews.net/127261/top-10-puppet-horror-movies/

Terrifier 2 Doesn’t Clown Around on Brutal Kills [Horror Obsessive]

What the f*ck is Art the Clown? I’d be lying if I said, “As I was sitting in the theater for Terrifier 2, this was the number one question on my mind.” No, I came to Terrifier 2 fully aware of what to expect. Despite a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100% with thirteen reviews in place when I entered, I didn’t enter the cinema with the presumption that Terrifier 2 would be an instant classic. Rotten Tomatoes only rates positive reviews versus negative reviews. Terrifier 2’s Metascore of 68% is far more on the nose of how to gauge your excitement, but, as any horror fan knows, that’s still kind of rare. Terrifier 2 has been rated favorably on an old-school report card level while also being universally enjoyed so far, so, of course, I wanted to check this out.

https://horrorobsessive.com/2022/10/07/terrifier-2-doesnt-clown-around-on-brutal-kills/

The Killer Shrews (1959) – Full Movie [Tubi]

Trapped on a remote island by a hurricane, a group discover a doctor has been experimenting on creating half sized humans. Unfortunately, his experiments have also created giant shrews, who when they have run out of small animals to eat, turn on the humans....

https://tubitv.com/movies/275213/the-killer-shrews

 

 

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