[Interview] Dick Warlock Talks Heroes, Villains, and Hollywood (Part 2)

In Part 1 of my interview with the man behind the Michael Myers mask in Halloween II, legendary stuntman Dick Warlock talked about meeting Elvis Presley, and how in awe Warlock was of his own personal idol, and we learned how that experience still reminds him how his legions of fans feel when they meet him today.


Despite working with everyone from Hitchcock and Spielberg to Cameron and Carpenter, he says that not many other people ever made him feel the way Elvis did, though there were quite many other notable encounters. Among the numerous Hollywood legends he came into contact with, each would leave a unique mark on Dick as he made a career as a gifted actor, fearless stuntman, and eventually revered stunt coordinator of some of the most iconic movies ever made.

One of those meetings that changed his life was with Walt Disney.


[Fan Film] 'Halloween Night Terror'

There are literally hundreds of Halloween-inspired fan films on the internet, and Halloween Daily News is excited to showcase some of the best and most original that we have seen.



Today we're featuring Halloween Night Terror, an unofficial spin-off sequel set in Russellville, Illinois, a town mentioned in the graveyard scene in John Carpenter's Halloween.

Killer 'Halloween' Panels Announced For Flashback Weekend Chicago

The full schedule of events for next weekend's epic Halloween gathering at the annual Flashback Weekend Horror Convention in Chicago has been revealed, featuring some once-in-a-lifetime photo ops and a killer lineup of Q&A panels.


In addition to the full schedule of events listed below, additional highlights this year include Halloween 2-6 soundtrack composer Alan Howarth live in concert on Friday night, August 7, and an outdoor screening of John Carpenter's Halloween with the cast and crew in attendance, on Saturday night, August 8. You can still get tickets here, and be sure to join the official Facebook event page here.

You can scroll down to view the amazing guest list and the complete schedule of events, and then click here for all of our Flashback Weekend coverage!

Throwback Trailer: 'Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers' (1988)

In keeping with the popular social media trend of "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we will from time to time take a moment to focus on the classic trailers, posters, and promotional items from some of our favorite Halloween-themed movies, TV shows, and more, continuing today with a flashback viewing of the original theatrical trailer for the sequel that brought The Shape back to the big screen, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988).


With this film literally marking the return of the Myers character seven years after Halloween II, and following the notably Myers-less Halloween III in back in 1982, this totally killer trailer takes its time reminding you exactly who Michael is and confirming that he is absolutely back to his old tricks in what would become one of the most successful sequels of the entire series..

'Halloween Returns' Writer "Hoping for Fall" Shoot

While we await casting news for the impending cinematic comeback of Michael Myers, it appears that filming of Halloween Returns will likely begin this fall.

('Halloween Returns' banner fan art by Lars Karlsen)
Halloween Returns writer Patrick Melton (Feast, Saw IV-VII, The Collector) has been generously answering fan questions via his Twitter account, where he has assured that the project is still moving forward and that they will be "hopefully shooting fall for fall".

Just yesterday, in response to a fan question asking for any updates on when production will begin, Melton tweeted back, "Hoping for fall."

[Interview] Dick Warlock Talks Heroes, Villains, and Hollywood (Part 1)

To fans of the Halloween films, Dick Warlock is worshipped for being the man behind the Michael Myers mask in the 1981 sequel Halloween II, and to more hardcore franchise fans he is equally revered for his unmasked portrayal of The Assassin in the controversial 1982 follow-up Halloween III: Season of the Witch, but of course Dick Warlock is much more than both of those iconic roles. He is a Hollywood legend, having worked with everyone from Walt Disney and John Wayne to Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, and John Carpenter, faced Jaws, Jason, and Chucky, and immortalized Michael Myers. He is also quite funny.

(Dick Warlock photographed on 3/6/15 by Matt Artz)

When I met Dick Warlock earlier this year, at the Williamsburg Film Festival in Virginia in March 2015, the first thing he said to me was, “I bet you were expecting someone taller.” He was of course referring to the fact that Myers has grown in height with each sequel that followed the original, but I corrected him that no, I knew exactly who I was looking for. What I didn’t know was how much I would truly learn about the man over the next few weeks, as we scheduled an interview to take place during the Mad Monster Party horror convention in Charlotte, North Carolina two weeks after our initial meeting at the film festival.

'Halloween III' Reunion Part of Epic Flashback Weekend Chicago

The most epic event of the year for Halloween movie franchise fans is just two weeks away, at the annual Flashback Weekend Horror Convention in Chicago, featuring a killer lineup of genre icons like Nick Castle, Charles Cyphers, and Danielle Harris, plus a massive Halloween III: Season of the Witch reunion.


The film's stars Tom Atkins and Stacey Nelkin, will be joined by director Tommy Lee Wallace, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, co-star Nancy Loomis, and "The Assassin" Dick Warlock, making this one of the biggest (if not the biggest) reunions of the talent from this cult classic.

[Fan Film] 'The 31st'

There are literally hundreds of Halloween-inspired fan films on the internet, and Halloween Daily News is excited to showcase some of the best and most original that we have seen.



Today we're featuring The 31st, an unofficial sequel to Halloween Resurrection that takes place on October 31, 2008, exactly 30 years after Michael Myers broke out of Smith's Grove Sanitarium and 11 years after the events of Resurrection. After breaking into the infamous Myers House, which is now a museum, the kids of Haddonfield are looking for a way to celebrate, despite the town's horrid history of Halloween.

Kids Halloween Party Goes Wrong in 'Guignol' Illustrated Book

Obscurity Publishing has announced the debut of Guignol - A Tale of Escalating Horror, an all-new illustrated horror adventure series from New Orleans indie creators Brett Schwaner and Keith Hogan. 


Guignol is the tale of an ordinary children's Halloween play gone horribly wrong, but with a shocking twist. You can check out the full cover art below!

Tony Moran Joins Michael Myers Trio in 'William Froste' Ensemble

Tony Moran, who of course portrayed the unmasked Michael Myers in John Carpenter's Halloween, has just been announced as the latest addition from Haddonfield to join fellow franchise veterans Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch, and P.J. Soles in the upcoming film William Froste, which has already assembled a killer ensemble cast of horror icons.


In reuniting with his Halloween co-star Soles, Moran will appear alongside Mane and Faerch, both of which also played Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's 2007 Halloween remake. This is likely the first time ever that three different people who have played Myers will be in the same (non-Halloween) movie.

Throwback Trailer: 'Night of the Demons' (1988)

In keeping with the popular social media trend of "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we will from time to time take a moment to focus on the classic trailers, posters, and promotional items from some of our favorite Halloween-themed movies, TV shows, and more, continuing today with a flashback viewing of the original home video trailer for the classic Night of the Demons (1988).


Introducing audiences to one of our favorite horror icons in the seductive, possessed Angela, played to perfection by Amilia Kinkade (read our interview here), the film tells the story of the ultimate Halloween party from hell, featuring a hot young '80s cast, a kickass modern rock (for its time) soundtrack, and some truly gruesome practical makup effects.

[Fan Film] 'Halloween: Resurgence'

There are literally hundreds of Halloween-inspired fan films on the internet, and Halloween Daily News is excited to showcase some of the best and most original that we have seen.



Today we're featuring the 2012 feature length fan film Halloween: Resurgence, an unofficial sequel to the original series, set after the events of Halloween: Resurrection. Haddonfield has once again banned all Halloween celebrations, but when the new residents of the former "Myers property" take their friends out to the old Smith's Grove Sanitarium for a rebellious night of spooky fun, they soon enough come face to face with The Boogeyman himself.

Throwback Trailer: 'Trick or Treat' (1986)

In keeping with the popular social media trend of "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we will from time to time take a moment to focus on the classic trailers, posters, and promotional items from some of our favorite Halloween-themed movies, TV shows, and more, continuing today with a flashback viewing of the original theatrical trailer for the heavy metal Halloween classic Trick or Treat (1986).


Too often overlooked, I absolutely adore Trick or Treat in all it's glorious cheesiness. It's got a great '80s hair metal soundtrack (by the band Fastway), a strong performance from Marc Price (Skippy from Family Ties), hilarious cameos by rock legends Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons of Kiss, and it all culminates with a killer rock concert at the local high school on Halloween night.

'Halloween 6' Producer's Cut Standalone Blu-ray Coming in September

The infamous Producer's Cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers was officially released for the first time ever as part of last year's monumental Halloween: The Complete Collection box set (read our review), and now this original alternate version of the sixth film in the Halloween movie franchise is getting its own standalone Blu-ray release this September.


Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Unrated Producer's Cut will arrive on Blu-ray on September 15, from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, and you can scroll down to view the cover art, and then pre-order yours for just $9.99 right here.

Jamie Lee Curtis Pays Tribute to 'Halloween' in 'Scream Queens'

Jamie Lee Curtis says that there is a clear Laurie Strode moment paying tribute to her Halloween history in the second episode of her new horror comedy anthology Scream Queens, which will premiere on Fox in September.


Currently making the rounds to promote the new series, Curtis recently told THR, "In episode two, there is a wordless homage that I threw in that was me tipping my hat to all you Laurie Strode lovers."