Halloween Trailer - Michael Myers - Title

Saturday Frights: Halloween Trailer (2018)

Fright Fans, if you are kind enough to follow the Saturday Frights podcast Facebook page, you know that something major dropped today. The Halloween trailer for the upcoming sequel of 1978’s Halloween. In fact we fans of the slasher franchise were treated to three different versions of the Halloween trailer yesterday. Although in this case they were teasers for said trailer.

[Via] Rapid Trailer

However just in case you were not aware, this new film is indeed taking a bold path. Last year when it was announced that there was going to be a new Halloween film it raised some eyebrows. It wasn’t the fact that original Director John Carpenter was on board as a producer. As well as providing the soundtrack for the upcoming film.
Halloween Trailer - John Carpenter

Nor was it the decision to hire David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) to helm the film. Or for that matter using a script co-written by Green, Jeff Fradley, as well as Danny McBride (Vice Principals). No, although I think it’s safe to say that longtime fans of the series did find all of that odd. I think it was the news that 2018’s Halloween was ignoring the seven sequels that followed the original that took everyone by surprise.

Let me be clear. This new Halloween film will follow the characters 40 years after the original. It means that the shocking revelation of 1981’s Halloween II has been wiped away. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is no longer the sister of the infamous and unstoppable Michael Myers (Nick Castle).

[Via] Movieclips Classic Trailers

If you happen to be one of those film fans that avoid all trailers. USA Today gave a brief outline of what to expect from the movie:

“A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.

In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak).”
Halloween Trailer - Jamie Lee Curtis

For myself I am quite interested as well as excited about this new Halloween. At the very least I will be sure to pick up that new soundtrack by John Carpenter. The film will hit theaters on October 19, 2018.

Now then…are you ready to take in the 2018 Halloween Trailer?

[Via] Movieclips Trailers

Road Games Theatrical Poster (1981)

There are many movies I probably shouldn’t have been allowed to watch at the 62 Drive-In as a kid, I think a lot of these films my Father wanted to see and since I had no babysitter I guess he just hoped that I wouldn’t grow up to behave like the serial killer in Richard Franklin’s awesome Australian thriller, Road Games.

Starring Stacy Keach (Mike Hammer, Escape From L.A., King Lear) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, True Lies), the film dealt with a truck driver named Patrick Quid (Keach) in Australia who becomes involved with a hunt for a serial killer after he picks up the hitchhiking Pamela ‘Hitch’ Rushworth (Curtis). I want to avoid spoilers but you can tell by the trailer it’s an 80’s flick.

Cult Fiction offered the film on DVD but sadly I believe it’s out of print and seems to demand some high prices on Amazon.Com. I’ve always liked Stacy Keach and I think he is really hitting his stride as he gets older, even if his work in movies and TV are now mostly character parts, he is always a solid actor.

He has a new film that is debuting on the Syfy channel tonight at 9/8c, Storm War!

I can say in all honesty I’m excited to see this movie, it looks like a ton of fun!

A big thanks to Crime Critics for uploading the Road Games trailer over on YouTube.

Retroist Halloween Podcast

Retroist Halloween Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist Halloween Podcast, by “Halloween”, I am of course referring to the John Carpenter classic, “Halloween”. This is one of my favorite horror films. It is the perfect film to watch during the Halloween season. After I tell you a little story about my experience with the film, I talk about the movie itself. I talk about the conception, creation and reception of this horror classic. Then I move on to the actors involved, its abbreviated shooting schedule, the great music it has and of course its legacy of sequels and remakes.

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Coming Soon (1982)

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Halloween Movie Madness III marches on! Today’s movie is the 1982 cult classic horror “documentary” “Coming Soon”. The film is hosted by Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis and is mostly a compilation of highlights from tons of Horror and Sci-Fi trailers from the past. The movie has a heaping helping of schlock from the past with a few newer movies (new at the time) thrown in for good measure. Now I am not sure it was every theatrically released, I remember watching it on HBO or Showtime when I was a kid, but I liked it then and I like it now.

I am not sure why exactly, the whole movie is basically an advertisement for Universal Studios work and it includes an oddly out of place E.T. Vignette, but it is very entertaining. So, I enjoyed it a great deal and would actually like seeing more more advertainment like it in the future.

Coming Soon has still not been released on DVD, but you can still pick it up on VHS. It is totally worth it.