Deleted HALLOWEEN Scene Takes Inspiration From Hitchcock Classic

Ahead of its home video release, a deleted scene from Blumhouse’s Halloween has been released and it pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic and groundbreaking film Psycho, long thought to be the first slasher film ever released. I won’t spoil anything else, so you’ll just have to watch the clip above to see for yourself what it’s all about!

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Halloween was directed by David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the film with Danny McBride. It starred Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. John Carpenter acted as composer, alongside his son Cody and musical partner Daniel Davies, as well as executive producer.

Halloween comes to digital on December 28 before hitting physical formats on January 15, 2019.

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Blumhouse TV to Team with Amazon Studios

Deadline is reporting that Amazon Studios has teamed with Blumhouse Television to release eight horror films which will all be connected thematically. The movies will be created by a variety of filmmakers and will be released through Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon’s, Jennifer Salke said: “Jason Blum has built an empire based on fear, shock and all things spinetingling. He has redefined the horror genre for fans who are hungry for high concept scares. Whether it’s found footage, a socially conscious terror comedy or a pure sinister adrenaline ride, he reinvented and infused the genre with cultural relevancy. We can’t wait to see the nightmares he brings direct to service for our Prime Video global audience.”

Blumhouse has become a massive force in the world of horror, delivering hit after hit with its latest being Halloween. The sequel to the 1978 classic which discounts all films in the franchise after the original is currently sitting at $232.4 million. While it seems that all Halloween films make a killing in theaters, it was helped by the return of Jamie Lee Curtis who reprised her role of Laurie Strode.

Keep it tuned to Horror News Network for the latest on this exciting development.

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Halloween (2018) Steelbook Blu-ray Now Available for Pre-Order

Although director David Gordon Green’s Halloween – the most successful slasher film in the history of cinema (having just crossed $229 million at the global box office) may still be in theaters, it appears that Universal Pictures have made ready

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‘The Purge’ TV Series to Return for a Second Season

Deadline is reporting that USA Network has renewed The Purge TV series for a second season. Based on the popular film franchise from Blumhouse, the series has been USA’s highest rated drama of the season, averaging 2.3 million viewers. Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, stated “The partnership and creative trust of Jason Blum and everyone at Blumhouse Television and Universal Pictures ensured The Purge’s successful transition from film to TV – and, along with Universal Cable Productions, we look forward to digging even deeper into the mythology in Season 2.”

Like The Purge film franchise, the series centers around a 12-hour period of complete lawlessness, when all crime, including murder, is legal. The Purge Creator, James DeMonaco, is heavily involved with the series and serves as Executive Producer, guiding the storyline and lending the show genre credibility. With tonight being the season finale, fans may get a hint of what lies ahead.

Keep it locked to Horror News Network for more information on The Purge Season 2 as it breaks.

 

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Halloween Overtakes Scream to Become the Biggest Slasher Film of All Time

Michael Myers has indeed come home. Three weeks into its release, David Gordon Green’s Halloween has earned a whopping $229.6 million worldwide, unseating Wes Craven’s 1996 meta classic Scream as the most successful slasher film of all time. And right

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Celebrate Halloween with This Trailer Round-Up!

With David Gordon Green’s critically raved about film Halloween still #1 at the box office for the second week in a row, we’ve rounded up some of the feature film’s trailers, television spots and clips to get you into the

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NECA Confirms 2018 HALLOWEEN Laurie Strode Figure!

Well, this is one helluva way to pull off both a trick AND a treat on Halloween! NECA just announced through their Twitter account that they will be releasing a Laurie Strode figure based on Blumhouse’s recent entry in the Halloween series by showing off a picture of both Laurie and Michael. Obviously, no details have been made for Laurie’s character but Michael has a release date of this December. Guess we’ll all get to celebrate Halloween a little more during the holidays!

Below are images from NECA’s upcoming Michael Myers figure.

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Halloween Slays the Competition; Still #1 at the Box Office

For the second week in a row, director David Gordon Green’s Halloween has slain its competitors and has broken box office records in the process. Having raked in an estimated $32 million domestically over the weekend, which brings its domestic

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HALLOWEEN Beats SCREAM As Highest Grossing Slasher Film Ever

Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green’s direct sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween is making a killing at the box-office. It opened with 77.5 million and this past weekend it stayed on the top of the box-office was an impressive $32 million.

But more impressive still is that with its domestic total of $126.6 million, Halloween (2018) is now the highest grossing slasher film of all-time, beating Wes Craven’s Scream, which snagged $103 million back in 1996.

How many times have you seen new Halloween thus far? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments section or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. John Carpenter is on board as executive producer and composer. By popular demand, Halloween screens in IMAX this week.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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How Much $$$ Did HALLOWEEN Make Its Second Weekend?

Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green’s direct sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween opened huge last weekend to a massive $77.5 million. So how did it do this weekend?

Go figure, it slaughtered the competition. Again.

Yes, Halloween scored an estimated $32 million in its second weekend of release, dipping 58%. It has now made a whopping $126 million domestically in just ten days in release, all on a $10 million budget. It was also the #1 film internationally with a take of $25.6 million for a global total over $172 million.

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Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. John Carpenter is on board as executive producer and composer. By popular demand, Halloween screens in IMAX this week.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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