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Toy Fair 2018: Photos of Neca’s It (2017) Pennywise Figure

*Updated with new photos and release details.* Neca has already made horror lovers' dreams come true with the reveals of new figures such as Tuxedo Freddy Krueger and Captain Blake from John Carpenter's The Fog, and now they're heading to Stephen King land with the unveiling of their anticipated take on Pennywise from the new It movie.

Based on Bill Skarsgård's eerie appearance as the entity known as It in the 2017 horror movie that brought in over $700 million worldwide, a prototype of Neca's new Ultimate Pennywise figure is on full display at the Toy Fair in New York City.

As indicated by the photos below, the new Pennywise figure comes with two interchangeable heads, a red balloon, Georgie's paper boat, and removable hands. You can expect this Pennywise collectible to step outside of Derry and haunt a town near you this August.

Read on for additional details and
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Jamie Lee Curtis Says Halloween (2018) Is ‘Astonishingly Scary’

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has called David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s Halloween (2018) “astonishingly scary.” Curtis just wrapped filming on the horror reboot, marking the occasion with an Instagram post. In the film, Curtis reprises the role of Laurie Strode, a character she first played in John Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween.

Carpenter’s Halloween, a seminal slasher film and one of the most successful indies of all-time, was followed by seven sequels released from 1981 through 2002.
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Watch an Exclusive Clip from Derek Nguyen’s New Horror Movie The Housemaid

Beginning today, IFC Midnight takes horror fans back in time to 1953 Vietnam in the new horror film The Housemaid, and to celebrate the release of the Derek Nguyen movie, we've been provided with an exclusive clip to share with Daily Dead readers.

Reminiscent of a memorable scene featuring a ’58 Plymouth Fury scorned from John Carpenter's Christine, our exclusive clip from The Housemaid can be watched below.

Directed by Derek Nguyen, The Housemaid stars Kate Nhung, Jean-Michel Richaud, Kim Xuan, Svitlana Kovalenko, and Rosie Fellner. The Housemaid is out now in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms from IFC Midnight.

Synopsis: "A forbidden passion awakens vengeful spirits within a haunted mansion in this bloodcurdling, erotic tour-de-force. Vietnam, 1953: Linh (Nhung Kate), a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a housemaid in a crumbling rubber plantation presided over by the emotionally fragile French officer Sebastien Laurent (Jean-Michel Richaud). Soon,
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Jamie Lee Curtis Calls Halloween “Astonishingly Scary,” Shares Strode Family Portrait

Jamie Lee Curtis’ return visit to Haddonfield has been short, sweet and “astonishingly scary.”

The actress, who famously portrayed Laurie Strode in the original Halloween, took to social media earlier this morning to announce that, after two relatively short weeks (and change), she’s now wrapped filming on the 2018 sequel.

Such a quick turnaround has sparked concern online, as fans have theorized that David Gordon Green may well kill off Laurie Strode to make room for the next generation. And we mean that in every sense of the word, as Halloween has opened its creaking doors to Karen (Judy Greer) and Allyson Strode (Andi Matichak), who will be introduced to horror enthusiasts as Laurie’s daughter and granddaughter, respectively.

The result? Three generations of strong, striped Strode women, according to Jamie Lee Curtis, who marked her final day on set with a black-and-white family portrait that states: “Wrapping up this astonishingly scary revisit to Haddonfield.
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Jamie Lee Curtis hints that she has finished shooting Halloween

It was only a couple of weeks ago that the returning Laurie Strode shared her first picture from that famous Haddonfield porch. Now Jamie Lee Curtis has posted the following image that appears to suggest her time on the Halloween sequel is at an end.

Does this mean that the original scream queen’s role is merely a cameo, or just that the production is shooting at a rapid pace and her scenes are in the can? Here’s hoping it’s the latter.

See Also: Jamie Lee Curtis shares new Halloween photo in character as Laurie Strode

See Also: John Carpenter discusses his involvement with the new Halloween movie

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Jamie Lee Curtis Wraps Filming on Blumhouse’s Halloween

That was quick! It was mere two weeks ago that we shared your first look at Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie Strode in Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween and today we have news that the scream queen supreme has wrapped filming. I can’t help but wonder if she has a much smaller […]

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Fangoria Returns: Iconic Horror Movie Magazine Is Back in Print

Fangoria Magazine is returning from its digital grave and back into print where it belongs. Thanks to a new investment, a new Editor-in-Chief, and a new Publisher, the world's highest-profile horror movie magazine is reemerging as a collectible quarterly with the first issue set to drop this fall in time for Halloween.

Cinestate, the Texas-based entertainment company, completed the deal to acquire all the assets and trademarks of the Fangoria brand, including the magazine, from The Brooklyn Company. Cinestate CEO Dallas Sonnier diligently courted the previous publisher Thomas DeFeo for several months, with the two signing an agreement that turned over the rights to Sonnier & Cinestate.

Sonnier's first move as the new Publisher was to hire his favorite film writer Phil Nobile Jr. as the Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria Magazine. Nobile comes to Fangoria from his role as Editor-At-Large for the website Birth.Movies.Death., and as a writer/producer for Stage 3 Productions in Philadelphia,
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Neca Reveals New Figure of Captain Blake’s Ghost from John Carpenter’s The Fog

Someone alert DJ Stevie Wayne up in the Antonio Bay lighthouse, because Neca will summon the vengeful leader of the Elizabeth Dane this Halloween season, and they've continued their eye-catching Toy Fair reveals by unveiling new photos of their action figure based on the creepy character from John Carpenter's The Fog.

The Fog Captain Blake Figure: "Bolt your doors… lock your windows… there’s something in the fog! From John Carpenter’s 1980 horror film The Fog, the vengeful ghost of Captain Blake joins Neca’s clothed action figure line.

Blake is dressed in tattered fabric uniform and comes with a sword accessory that fits in a sheath at his belt. Blister packaging with resealable protective clamshell features new artwork created just for this release.

Release Date: October 2018"

Photos from Neca:

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Ridley Scott: "The Terror" - More Footage

Sneak Peek more new footage from "The Terror" anthology TV series, described as similar to John Carpenter's "The Thing", executive produced by Ridley Scott, starring Jared Harris ("The Last of the Mohicans") airing on AMC March 2018, based on the 2007 best-selling novel by Dan Simmons:

"...'The Terror' is a fictionalized account of 'Captain Sir John Franklin' and his lost expedition sailing 'Hms Erebus' and 'Hms Terror' to the Arctic, in 1845–1848, to find the 'Northwest Passage' to the Orient.

"While Franklin and his crew are plagued by starvation and illness, forced to contend with mutiny, they are stalked across the bleak Arctic landscape by a 'monster'..."

Cast includes Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciaran Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Edward Ashley, Matthew McNulty,

Liam Garrigan, Ronan Raftery and Nive Nielsen.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Terror"...
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Fangoria rises from the grave

Tony Sokol Feb 16, 2018

Horror favourite Fangoria magazine is to return to its pulpy roots...

Fangoria is kind of like the Ramones of horror magazines. Fun, funny, influential and completely accessible, their interviewers asked pertinent questions and the images were filled with gore, suspense and wit. Every horror fan has at least one copy, that they show, and probably a bunch buried somewhere. Quentin Tarantino has boxes of copies, I’m sure. Most covered in some kind of protective plastic like he’s preserving a dead Pharaoh for a movie he’ll never get around to making. But Fangoria Lives. Cinestate, Dallas-based entertainment company founded by movie producer Dallas Sonnier (Bone Tomahawk, Brawl In Cell Block 99) has bought the magazine, and they are set to restore it to its glory days as a print publication.

Fangoria will have a new Editor-In-Chief, film writer Phil Nobile Jr., who was Editor-At-Large for the website Birth.
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Fangoria Magazine Acquired and Resurrected by Cinestate, New Print Issue Slated for Fall

Following a publishing hiatus and a change in management, the pop culture cornerstone Fangoria Magazine is being resurrected by Cinestate. The Texas-based entertainment company has acquired all assets from the last 39 years of the magazine, named Phil Nobile Jr. as the new Editor-in-Chief, and are looking to begin their new quarterly publishing run of Fangoria this fall:

Press Release: Dallas, TX (February 15, 2018) –– Fangoria Magazine is returning from its digital grave and back into print where it belongs. Thanks to a new investment, a new Editor-in-Chief, and a new Publisher, the world’s highest-profile horror movie magazine is reemerging as a collectible quarterly with the first issue set to drop this fall in time for Halloween.

Cinestate, the Texas-based entertainment company, completed the deal to acquire all the assets and trademarks of the Fangoria brand, including the magazine, from The Brooklyn Company. Cinestate CEO Dallas Sonnier diligently courted the previous publisher Thomas DeFeo for several months,
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Neca Reveals Captain Blake Figure From John Carpenter’s The Fog

The fine folk over at Neca Toys have revealed that they are going to release an 8″ figure of Captain Blake from John Carpenter’s 1980 film The Fog. The figurine will join Neca’s clothed action figure line and is expected to be released this October, just in time to make your Halloween a little spookier! […]

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Cinestate Buys Fangoria Magazine, Plans Brand Expansion Into Movies

Cinestate has acquired Fangoria Magazine from the Brooklyn Company for an undisclosed price, with plans to re-launch the publication as a quarterly and develop Fangoria into a brand for producing movies and podcasts.

Cinestate CEO Dallas Sonnier announced Thursday he has signed an agreement with publisher Thomas DeFeo that turned over the rights to Sonnier and Cinestate. As part of the deal, Cinestate controls all material from over 300 issues of Fangoria Magazine over 39 years.

Sonnier has hired Phil Nobile Jr. of the website birth.movies.death as editor-in-chief. Nobile Jr., who created a feature-length documentary on John Carpenter’s “Halloween” for Stage 3 Productions, will also act as the creative director for the entire Fangoria brand.

“There needs to be a Fangoria,” Nobile Jr., said. “The magazine was a constant presence in the genre since 1979 — and then one day it was gone. That felt, to us, tragically incorrect. Fango was, for multiple generations,
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Mezco Toyz Unveils New Toy Fair 2018 Collectibles for The Exorcist and Halloween

Before they're displayed at Toy Fair 2018 this weekend in New York City, feast your eyes on some new figures from Mezco Toyz, ranging from The Exorcist's Regan to a new Living Dead Dolls Michael Myers figure based on the cinematic killer's appearance in John Carpenter's Halloween.

Stylized Exorcist Doll: "What a wonderful day for an exorcism!

Mezco presents Stylized Exorcist, the latest addition to the uniquely-deformed stylized line. Regan stands approximately 6in tall and is presented in her classic nightgown, meticulously designed to be film-accurate. Included are a pair of interchangeable legs, so she can sit in her iconic maniacal pose and laugh at those trying to banish the demon from its vessel."

Chucky and Tiffany Flatzos: "Mezco is proud to expand the Flatzos collection to include some fan favorites. Flatzos are a new kind of plush that are great for home decor, to rest your head, or just
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Would You Want to See John Carpenter Direct a New Horror Movie? He Says He Might!

John Carpenter, the director of movie classics such as Halloween, The Fog, The Thing, Christine, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live, Escape From New York, and more, hasn't made a film since The Ward back in 2010. Fans like myself have been wondering if he would return to helm another film again. As it turns out, he might! It all just depends on if it's the right project.

During a recent appearance on the Post Mortem podcast, host Mick Garris asked Carpenter if he was interested in directing again and this was the filmmaker's reply:

“Sure, if it’s right. Maybe. [I’m] working on a couple ideas.”

These days Carpenter has mostly been focused on his music. He has gone on tour and has released two albums of original music and another album that includes revamped versions of his classic movie themes. The most recent thing he directed was a music video for his Christine score,
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41 years ago, John Carpenter conceived a rabid, urban fever dream in "Assault on Precinct 13"

There's lots of moving parts to terror.    A premise that's universal, or at least relatable, is key of course. Violence and dread usually trudge in the same territories. Atmosphere, though, might be chief among them all. The kind of sweat you feel practically behind your eyes, telling you to look away--yet you remain. Director John Carpenter has been passing like a ghost in between these types of stories for almost half of a century. To this day, his 1976 cult favorite "Assault on Precinct 13" remains a bare-bones, yet unrelenting fever dream of surprising resonance.    A modern, urban take on the Western with a strong backbone in Horror, "Assault on Precinct 13" takes place in transition. A barren metropolitan in flux; a last-of-the-heroes...

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John Carpenter May Return to Directing Movies in the Near Future

John Carpenter May Return to Directing Movies in the Near Future
It looks like horror legend John Carpenter may be making a return to directing movies. He's been out of the game for nearly a decade when it comes to directing features and has spent much more time on his music career in recent years. That's all been good and well, but someone as talented as Carpenter could potentially bring something special to a movie he directs and, though he doesn't have anything specific lined up right now, it sounds like he's possibly going to make a return to directing and is even working on some ideas. &#8232

The 70-year-old director, who is very much alive despite having been declared wrongfully dead by Rotten Tomatoes on his birthday earlier this year, recently appeared on an episode of the Post Mortem Podcast. During the course of the conversation, he was asked about possibly returning to the world of directing movies. While making it
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Halloween Legend John Carpenter Hints At Possible Return To Feature Filmmaking

It’s going on eight years since John Carpenter released his last feature film, The Ward, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the horror master has been resting on his laurels. Or Lauries, for that matter, given he’s actively involved in the composition of David Gordon Green’s Halloween sequel.

But what about stepping behind the lens once more? Turns out Carpenter has considered it, particularly after directing the Christine music video as part of his ongoing movie anthology series.

Of course, he’s already committed to helming the pilot episode of Syfy’s Tales for a Halloween Night, but while chatting to Mick Garris on a recent installment of the Post Mortem Podcast (h/t Bloody Disgusting), the Horror Master revealed that directing a full-blown feature film is not off the table. Hell, he’s even “working on a couple of ideas.”

John Carpenter: “Last fall, I went
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John Carpenter Reveals He’s Scoring Fantasy Thriller ‘1,200 Souls’

John Carpenter Reveals He’s Scoring Fantasy Thriller ‘1,200 Souls’
Oh and he’s also open to directing more movies! From what we gather, the deal hasn’t been officially inked, but it’s looking like John Carpenter is going to be scoring David Gordon Green’s Halloween, this October’s 40-years-later sequel to Carpenter’s original classic. It’ll be the first film Carpenter has scored in many years, a natural extension […]
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John Carpenter Talks the Movie That Inspired His Career, Future Plans, and Halloween

The Post Mortem Podcast with Mick Garris has launched a new season and their first guest is none other than the legendary horror director/composer John Carpenter! The two sat down for a near hour-long back-and-forth interview where Carpenter opened up about his early years, his love of all kinds of music, how he got into […]

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