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‘The Halloween 4K Collection’ Coming from Scream Factory

After their success with the 4K editions of the first five films last October, Scream Factory is set to excite Halloween fans once again this fall! The Halloween 4K Collection (1995-2002) is set to be released on October 4, 2022, and features all new 4K editions of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later and Halloween Resurrection! Additionally, The Curse of Michael Myers will also feature the film’s producer’s cut in 4K!

Unlike last year’s roll-out, which featured the films being released individually, this year’s line-up seems to be only be available as part of the box set. My personal hunch is this could be a contractual obligation with Miramax or Paramount, but Scream has at least provided matching slipcases inside the box for the three films.

If you pre-order the release from Shout Factory’s website, you’ll get their exclusive posters of the new artwork that also match last year’s as well.

MICHAEL CONTINUES HIS ATTACK ON HADDONFIELD IN ULTRA-HIGH DEFINITION!

This box set comprises three terrifying films from one of the longest running horror series in cinema history. Michael Myers takes on Tommy Doyle and Dr. Loomis with help from a mysterious cult, comes face to face with Laurie Strode again and slashes his way through the cast of a reality TV show! This set includes all of the previously released extras plus some brand-new surprises …

HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS (1.85:1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo, 88 min. (Theatrical Cut), 95 min. (Producer’s Cut)

FEATURING BOTH THE THEATRICAL CUT AND PRODUCER’S CUT IN 4K ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION

In a single horrifying night, Michael Myers’ reign of terror changed Halloween forever! Now, six years after he was presumed dead in a fire, Michael has returned to kill again – and this time there’s no escape! As his fury builds to a spine-tingling climax, the longhidden secrets of the screen’s most maniacal murderer are shockingly revealed. Donald Pleasence (Halloween), Paul Rudd (Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, Ant-Man), Marianne Hagan (Stake Land) and Mitchell Ryan (Lethal Weapon) star.

HALLOWEEN H20: TWENTY YEARS LATER (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo, 86 min.)

Now the headmistress of a private school, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is still struggling with the horrifying, 20-year-old memories of the maniacal killer Michael Myers when he suddenly appears again with a vengeance! And this Halloween, Laurie’s rebellious son (Josh Hartnett, 30 Days Of Night), his girlfriend (Michelle Williams, Venom), and their friends will become Michael’s newest victims unless Laurie can conquer her fears and put evil in its place once and for all. LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), Nancy Stephens (Halloween) and Janet Leigh (Psycho, The Fog) also star.

HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo, 94 min.)

The reality programmers at DangerTainment have selected Rudy (Sean Patrick Thomas, Dracula 2000), Bill (Thomas Ian Nicholas, American Pie), and a group of thrill-seeking teenagers to spend one fun-filled night in the childhood home of serial killer Michael Myers. But the planned live broadcast turns deadly when their evening of excitement becomes a night of horror as Michael himself decides to crash the party. Halloween: Resurrection also stars Bianca Kajlich (Bring It On), Katee Sackhoff (Riddick, Battlestar Galactica), Busta Rhymes (Narc), and Tyra Banks, along with a special appearance by Jamie Lee Curtis.
The Halloween 4K Collection
Official Trailer and Synopsis for Halloween Ends

Following leaks earlier this evening from its screening before Jordan Peele’s NOPE, Blumhouse, Universal and Miramax have released the first official trailer for the upcoming Halloween Ends!

SYNOPSIS: Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.

Rob Zombie’s ‘The Munsters’ One-Sheet Revealed; NECA Toys Announced

Hot on the heels of Rob Zombie revealing the official one sheet for his upcoming The Munsters film, NECA has announced a set of figures for the three leads – Grandpa Munster, Lily Munster and Herman Munster – set for release in October. You can check out the one sheet and the toys below.

John Carpenter Teases ‘Halloween Ends’ Will be a Departure from Previous Two Films

SYFY WIRE recently caught up with John Carpenter over the phone to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Thing, and we just couldn’t resist asking the celebrated filmmaker/musician about Halloween Ends, which he’s scoring alongside his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.

“Well, it’s Halloween, and it ends,” he answered with a little chuckle. “You’ll see it’s a departure from the others. It’s interesting. Dave is a really good director. I love working with him.” Carpenter didn’t elaborate beyond that, though it’s already been confirmed that the film takes place four years after the events of Halloween 2018 and Halloween Kills — both of which unfolded on the same blood-soaked evening. Jamie Lee Curtis and Andi Matichak are slated to return as Laurie Strode and granddaughter Allyson, respectively.

Principal photography on Ends concluded earlier this year, with a poignant Instagram message written by producer Ryan Turek. David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the screenplay alongside Danny McBride, Chris Bernier, and Paul Brad Logan, spoke with SYFY WIRE last year and admitted that if left to his own devices, he’d continue the franchise indefinitely.

“I’m trying to restrain myself and behave and wrap it up in a conclusive way,” he added. “Because if I look at it as a personal opportunity for me to play with the characters and the world that John Carpenter and Debra Hill created, I wanna make it very contained and controllable. I want to be a curator of the property for a minute and I wanna do some quality control for lack of a better term and have some fun in that wheelhouse and then say goodnight and let the next generation and the next filmmaker and the next great creative idea take over with that mythology.”

Halloween Ends will be released on Friday, October 14 by way of Universal Pictures and Blumhouse.

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Tommy Lee Wallace Writing Book about ‘Season of the Witch’

Halloween III: Season of the Witch writer and director Tommy Lee Wallace is writing a new tell-all that covers everything you wanted to know about the film and more! In mid-May of this year, Tommy Lee Wallace made a special guest appearance on the horror podcast The Thing With Two Heads, debuting about an hour and twenty minutes in.

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Relaunch of 45 Lampkin Lane

Greetings, everybody, and welcome to the relaunch of 45 Lampkin Lane! The last few months have been very busy, which meant that unfortunately the site fell off to the sidelines a bit. I’ve spent the last couple of days installing the new layout, and I hope everyone enjoys the new content that I’ll be adding to the site over the next few days!

Enjoy, and thank you as always for your support!

‘Halloween Kills’ Extended Cut Now Available Digitally

The extended cut of Halloween Kills is now available for streaming and purchase on digital retailers! The film features four minutes of additional footage, largely consisting of extended death scenes, and an alternate/extended ending!

Kyle Richards Returning for ‘Halloween Ends’

Kyle Richards is reprising her original “Halloween” role once again in “Halloween Ends,” the final installment in David Gordon Green’s new trilogy of films in the iconic horror series, Variety has learned exclusively.

Richards recently closed her deal for “Halloween Ends,” which heads into production next month and is set to be released in Oct. 2022.

Richards will join star Jamie Lee Curtis, who she first met as a child actor when she was cast at the age of eight in the original “Halloween” as Lindsey Wallace, the character who Curtis’ Laurie Strode babysat in the 1978 film from director John Carpenter.

Richards — known for being a fan-favorite, original cast member on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” — had a small, but memorable, part in this year’s “Halloween Kills,” which was the second series installment from director David Gordon Green, following his first revamped “Halloween” flick in 2018.

Sources say that after Richards garnered positive reception from fans in “Halloween Kills,” the filmmakers re-wrote the script to include her character in “Halloween Ends,” crafting an expanded storyline for her return.

“When my character didn’t die, I was like, ‘Uhh, hello!’” Richards quips, during a recent conversation with Variety. She adds plot details are being kept under wraps, but she hopes to share scenes with Curtis.

“The last movie, I saw Jamie on the set, but we didn’t have stuff together. So I’m really hoping that there is more stuff together,” Richards says. “I can’t talk about any storylines, but all I can say is that we start filming in January, and I’m so excited to return with Jamie Lee Curtis and David Gordon Green.”

Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, which produces the “Halloween” franchise, tells Variety, “We are thrilled that Kyle will be reprising her role in ‘Halloween Ends.’”

“The return of iconic characters in ‘Halloween Kills’ was really important to David Gordon Green,” Blum continues, “And he took great pains to bring back the original actors when he could.”

The 2018 “Halloween” was a major box office hit, bringing in more than $250 million worldwide on a $10 million budget. Though “Halloween Kills” didn’t match those receipts, the sequel became a pandemic-era success. It grossed $131 million globally and stands as one of the year’s highest grossing horror movies behind “A Quiet Place Part II.” That distinction is even more impressive considering the film debuted day-and-date on Peacock. The streaming service does not release viewership metrics, but according to third party aggregators, “Halloween Kills” scored impressive numbers on the platform with over 1.2 million subscribers watching the flick during its opening weekend.

As for Richards, “Halloween Ends” is the latest project for the actor, producer and reality star. Her new film, Peacock’s first-ever holiday movie, “The Housewives of the North Pole,” launches this Friday. She is currently starring in “The Real Housewives” all-stars series, “Ultimate Girls Trip,” also on the NBCUniversal streaming service. Richards, who is the last remaining original cast member on “Beverly Hills,” recently wrapped up the eleventh season of the hit Bravo show last month.

Richards is repped by UTA and The Initiative Group.

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Blast From the Past: The ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ Bootleg DVD

For today’s treat, here is something deep from the archives that I’ve been meaning to post! Despite its reception upon release, Halloween Resurrection at one point had a ton of hype for its release as everyone was curious to see how exactly Moustapha Akkad and Dimension Films was going to follow up Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later.

The home video market in 2002 was also drastically different than it is currently, and this bootleg DVD found itself circulating in fan circles while the film was still in theatres. My favourite aspect of it? The “review” at the top on the rear cover.

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Listen to the first four episodes of ‘Talk Scary to Me’

As previously reported, Danielle Harris and Scout Taylor-Compton launched their own podcast entitled Talk Scary to Me.. Episodes drop on Sunday, and you can now check out the first four episodes below.

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