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
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
With October come and gone, there’s not much new going on other than Amazon Studios’ limited release of Suspiria, which shifted from only two theaters last weekend into 311 this time around. It’s unclear just how wide it will go next weekend (Amazon has not returned my inquiries), but last weekend it made an insane $89,003 per screen average in just two theaters in New York and Los Angeles. However, this weekend, the PER was $3,102 for a $964,000 weekend. While I am pretty good at breaking box office down, I have no clue how to look at these numbers. It doesn’t have quite the same hype as Hereditary and I’m not sure it’s going to roll into stronger weekends going forward. The budget is reportedly a massive $20M and it’s unclear how much Amazon spent marketing the film. It looks bad purely based on the budget, but let’s see how the next few weeks shake out and also be cognizant of the fact that Amazon has the ability to sell this worldwide and also doesn’t have to pay to acquire this film for release on their streaming service (Netflix spent $60M just for The Cloverfield Paradox). In fact, for all we know, this limited release is just a play for an Oscar run later this year/early next.
As for Universal Pictures’ Halloween, the slasher sequel has now topped $225M worldwide (it sits at $229M globally) after adding another $11M this weekend for a $150M domestic total. As previously reported, this is the largest film in the franchise. Also, contrary to reports, after adjusting for inflation, Halloween is not bigger than Scream (yet). No matter, a sequel is guaranteed.
Looking in on Columbia Pictures’ Venom, it added another $7.8M domestic and is just about to pass $200M. Globally, it’s approaching $550M with it opening in China next weekend. Carnage, here we come.
Halloween is in the air (literally), and from witches to ghosts, monsters to demons, madmen to psychopathic killers, nothing rings in the spine-chilling season of spookiness quite like… well, the Halloween franchise of course! With David Gordon Green’s newest entry smashing all kinds of records-not only within the franchise but in the horror genre as a whole-we […]
Exactly what it says! The good folks at Shudder are giving the masses 24 straight hours of John Carpenter’s classic Halloween for FREE! For those that wanna revisit the classic before they see 2018’s follow up, this is the perfect opportunity. Simply click on the graphic below!
It’s Halloween, and for fans of horror movies, the day wouldn’t be complete without watching John Carpenter’s seminal slasher, Halloween, released in 1978. Though not the first slasher flick, it’s widely credited with popularizing the premiere subgenre of the 1980s. If you don’t have cable or a DVD player, you’re still in luck: Shudder is streaming Halloween right now and will continue until November. Best of all, it’s free!
Watch John Carpenter’s Halloween on Shudder for free, right now, HERE.
If you’ve never experienced John Carpenter’s Halloween for yourself, peep the synopsis and trailer below.
Synopsis: On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.
Carpenter directed Halloweenfrom a screenplay he co-wrote with Debra Hill; the film stars Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tony Moran.
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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
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.
Happy Halloween! We totally held back this episode just so we could release it on Halloween! Isn’t that smart and spooky of us? We hope you’ve got your costume, your candy and some time to kill because your favorite idiots are about to discuss 2018’s Halloween! (Review starts at 31:56)
Ever since the announcement of the newest installment in the franchise the horror world has been split right down the middle. While some welcome a fresh perspective on the original, many are fans are upset that their precious franchise has been changed. What did we think? Who fuckin cares?!
This guy’s not gonna leak all over my ice cream, is he? It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 186!
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There is SO MUCH to love about David Gordon Green’s Halloween, and one of my single favorite aspects of the film is its opening credits sequence, which just makes it *feel* like a direct continuation of John Carpenter’s original classic. Featuring Carpenter’s iconic theme, the opening credits pay tribute to the ’78 film’s opening credits, but with a “reborn” twist.
In Halloween 2018’s opening credits, the iconic jack-o’lantern from the original film is quite literally reborn, pitch perfectly personifying everything this year’s sequel stands for. At the start, the pumpkin is squashed and dead, much like the original franchise was prior to this year, but as the credits play out, the classic ’78 jack-o’lantern slowly returns to its former glory.
The new credits sequence was designed by the Greenhaus GFX team, featuring the work of artists Bruce Schluter & Jared Fujikuni and creative designer Helen Greene.
Via Greenhaus’s website, you can relive the sequence right here, right now!