[Interview] Daniel Roebuck Says Rob Zombie's '31' Will Shock You

Daniel Roebuck is an extremely versatile actor who has delivered memorable performances in some of the most iconic films and TV shows of all time, and he is a lifelong horror fanatic with a genuine passion for the genre. From long running series like Matlock and Lost to blockbusters including The FugitiveFinal Destination, and Rob Zombie's Halloween remake, he has seen it all. So when he says that Zombie's upcoming 31, set on Halloween night, shocked even his seen-it-all sensibilities, it makes me think we are in for real treat. 


Roebuck talked to us quite extensively last summer, discussing his history with horror and his collaborations with Zombie, a director and fellow monster lover whom Daniel has worked with on six films, starting with The Devil's Rejects and continuing through The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, The Lords of Salem, Zombie's Halloween films, and now 31

You can read our full interview next week, but for now, check out what Daniel Roebuck teased about Rob Zombie's 31!

'Halloween' Alumni Join Schwarzenegger's 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Two Halloween movie franchise alumni will appear on NBC's upcoming reboot of the reality show competition series Celebrity Apprentice, now hosted by The Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger (formerly hosted by Donald Trump).


Kyle Richards (pictured above), who played Lindsey Wallace in John Carpenter's Halloween and is better recognized today as the star of the Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is one of the contestants in the upcoming new season of Celebrity Apprentice.

'The Daily Show' Gives Michael Myers Supporters a Shout Out!

On Tuesday's episode of The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah gave a great shout out to Michael Myers and his supporters.


After showing a clip of Sen. Ted Cruz stating to his fans, "You know what scares the Washington cartel? What scares them is you." In response, Noah agreed and commented, "I'm scared of Michael Myers from the Halloween movies. But if there was a room of people that supported Michael Myers, I'd be way more afraid of those people."

'Master of None' Episode Features 'Halloween' Themes!

The Netflix original series Master of None, starring comedian Aziz Ansari, has a pretty impressive soundtrack of wisely chosen familiar hits from various eras and genres, but one episode in particular uses some of John Carpenter's classic themes from the original 1978 Halloween to especially hilarious effect.


Episode 7, entitled "Ladies and Gentlemen", includes a scene early on of a single woman walking home from a bar at night, and as she is stalked by a persistent admirer, the haunting notes of John Carpenter's "Laurie's Theme" from Halloween can be heard in the background, instantly setting the desired mood, which in this case is comedic dread, juxtaposed with two buddies blissfully walking home from the same bar to the carefree tune of "Don't Worry, Be Happy". 

John Carpenter Announces New Album, First U.S. Tour Date

Legendary director John Carpenter surprised everyone this week announcing a new album of original music by Carpenter, and even better, it is already completed and will be released in April.



A sequel of sorts to the composer's debut album of original material released in 2015, John Carpenter's Lost Themes II will arrive on April 15, from Sacred Bones Records. You can pre-order now here.

If that's not enough, the Master of Horror made another announcement today that he will perform his first ever U.S. concert in New York City this summer.

Academy Member P.J. Soles Responds to Oscars Diversity Controversy

Halloween star and genre icon P.J. Soles has been a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences for more than 35 years, and as Will and Jada Smith and others are threatening to boycott this year's Oscars awards ceremony due to the lack of diversity among the nominees in the actor categories, Soles has responded with a statement via her Facebook page yesterday.



You can read P.J.'s full statement below, and then give us your thoughts in the comments section!

Trick or Treat Studios Reveals 'Halloween H20' Alternate Michael Myers Mask

Trick or Treat Studios has unveiled new looks and pre-order information for the company's newest Michael Myers masks to be released in 2016, including the new "Halloween II Elrod Mask" and "Halloween II Hospital Mask" (see them here), and now we have a good look this year's "Halloween H20 Version 2 Mask".




This new "Version 2" mask is inspired the second of three different versions of the Michael Myers mask used during production of Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later, the seventh film in the Halloween franchise. Version 2 is specifically meant to be a replica the mask originally designed for the film by KNB EFX Group.

Tyler Perry's 'Boo! A Madea Halloween' Begins Production

It's certainly not a horror movie, but we do have some decidedly more "family friendly" Halloween news to report, as Tyler Perry has begun production on his newest film Boo! A Madea Halloween.


According to Variety, Tyler Perry (pictured above) will write, produce, direct, and star in the film, which originated from Perry and Chris Rock including a fictitious Madea Halloween movie in Rock’s 2014 film Top Five. Lionsgate then approached Perry and suggested that they actually make the movie a reality.

Flashback Weekend Announces 'Scream' 20th Anniversary Reunion

Our friends at the annual Flashback Weekend Chicago horror convention have announced their first guests for 2016 and a 20th Anniversary reunion of many of the cast members from Wes Craven's slasher classic Scream, featuring Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, and Matthew Lillard.



Additional guests will be announced in the coming weeks, but these three stars of Scream have certainly kicked things off in the right direction.

'Halloween II' 35th Anniversary Reunion Coming To Texas Frightmare 2016

The 2016 Texas Frightmare horror convention is shaping up to be an amazing gathering of genre icons, featuring a 35th anniversary reunion of many of the cast members of the 1981 classic Halloween II.



Already announced (as of Jan. 18) Dick Warlock ("The Shape") joins Lance Guest ("Jimmy"), Nancy Stephens ("Marion"), Leo Rossi ("Bud"), Pamela Susan Shoop ("Karen"), and, just added, Ana Alicia ("Janet") making her first ever convention appearance.

Trick or Treat Studios Unveils New Michael Myers 'Halloween II' Masks

Trick or Treat Studios has unveiled new looks and pre-order information for the company's newest Michael Myers masks to be released in 2016, including the new "Halloween II Elrod Mask" and "Halloween II Hospital Mask".


Sculpted by Trick or Treat Studios Art Director Justin Mabry, the "Elrod Mask" (pictured above) is based on the early scene of Halloween II when The Shape steals Miss Elrod's sandwich knife.

Michael Dougherty Comments on 'Trick 'r Treat 2'

With his Christams horrror film Krampus now a legitimate hit, writer/director Michael Dougherty is apparently turning his attention back to Halloween, indicating in a recent interview that his next project could very likely be the long awaited sequel to Dougherty's holiday classic Trick 'r Treat.


Appearing on this week's Killer POV podcast (transcribed via Blumhouse.com), Dougherty says that Sam, the iconic spirit of Halloween that haunts each tale within the Trick 'r Treat universe, is ready for a comeback.

John Carpenter's 'Village of the Damned' Blu-ray Cover Art Unveiled

Beware the children! Scream Factory has announced new details of another classic John Carpenter film to be added their already robust collection of the master’s work, as the 1995 remake Village of the Damned will be coming to Blu-ray in the U.S. and North America for the first time on April 12th.



 The film stars Christopher Reeve (Superman), Kirstie Alley (Cheers), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Linda Kozlowski (Crocodile Dundee), Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers), and Meredith Salenger (Dream a Little Dream).

Trick or Treat Studios Previews 3 New Michael Myers Masks

Trick or Treat Studios continues to tease out the newest additions to its 2016 catalog, and today they gave us our first preview of all three new Michael Myers masks they will  be releasing this year.



In the photo above, you can see the new (from left) "Halloween II Hospital Mask", "Halloween II Elrod Mask", and "Halloween H20 Version 2 Mask".

5 Best Halloween Movies of 2015

The horror community has always generously gravitated to the Halloween season as setting and subject matter for numerous films, but the "Halloween Horror" subgenre truly hit its stride in 2015, with a ton of movies released that celebrated our favorite day, many destined for annual ritualistic viewings each October to come.

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Here are our picks of The 5 Best Halloween Movies of 2015!