Sneak Preview: Target Halloween 2019

Halloween is fast approaching and with that comes the unveiling of halloween collections from many different stores. My favorite store that consistently delivers the spoopy goods is Target. For one reason or another Target has become the number 1 source for home decor during the scariest time of the year. It looks like 2019 will be another great year with the focus being on man-eating plants. I love carnivorous plants. I feel like I was one in a past life. So call Seymour and get your vats of blood brewing because Halloween 2019 is coming up!

The Upcoming Addams Family Animated Film is Getting Pop! Figures — All Hallows Geek

Earlier this year Funko released Addams Family Pop! figures based on the characters from the classic television series, but it looks like we’ll be getting a second dose of Addams Family figures thanks to the upcoming Addams Family animated feature film. Earlier today Entertainment Earth tweeted an image of an all-new Addams Family series based…

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Evil Dead 2™️ Official Escape Room opening in Seattle July 1st

Hourglass Escapes is proud to announce the July 1 st grand opening of:  The original   Evil Dead 2:   DEAD BY DAWN™ Escape Room.
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It’s your chance to escape the evil dead before they swallow your soul in the first officially licensed escape room, granted by Studiocanal S.A.S. through Creative Licensing, based on Sam Raimi’s classic horror/comedy Evil Dead 2: DEAD BY DAWN™.

When players enter that all-too-familiar cabin in the woods, they will have until dawn (or 70 minutes, whichever comes first) to find the Kandarian dagger and destroy the book of the dead before the evil dead swallows their souls. Fans of the classic film can expect deadites, chainsaws, a freakish deer head, a chained-up cellar door, and a groovy cameo from Ash Williams (as portrayed by TV actor Donal Thoms-Capello).

“I can’t wait to transport folks into my all-time favorite horror movie,” said Hourglass Escapes founder and creative director Seth Wolfson (Universal Studios Orlando, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not). “We see this not as an imitation of the excellence that Sam, Bruce, and their crew created, but as a tribute to their unforgettable work.”

Wolfson enlisted a passionate team of film and game veterans to help make the escape room of his dreams. The team included set and prop designer Regan MacStravic ( Captain Fantastic, Safety Not Guaranteed), makeup FX artist Tim Peirson ( Z Nation), video director Ben Rock (production designer and creator of the infamous stickman for The Blair Witch Project), cinematographer Rakesh Malick (Winterlight Studios), projections by Atmos FX and veteran escape room composer David Chesnut.

Players will also enjoy new audio and video content created exclusively for Hourglass Escapes featuring Donal Thoms-Capello ( The Twilight Zone) as Ash Williams, Yuri Lowenthal (the Spider Man video game) as Professor Knowby, Andrea Hays ( Twin Peaks) as Henrietta, and veteran Seattle theater actress Gretchen Douma.

Wolfson was careful not to spoil the room’s many surprises, but he did say, “Players are given characters and special items just for them, making this a one-of-a-kind escape room experience. Fans will love all the little details, and for those who have never seen the film, we promise a scary and fun experience for them, too.”

Hourglass Escapes – Seattle Escape Room Games creates challenging and fun escape rooms known for superior production values and immersive storylines. Their games (including Rise of the Mad Pharaoh and The Ghostly Galleon) are top-rated on Yelp and Tripadvisor, with Rise of the Mad Pharaoh named as one of the top three escape rooms in Seattle by EscapeRoomTips.com.

Hourglass Escapes next project is going to be Escape Room board game created in conjunction (yes, the stars are right) with Chaosium, Inc.

It’s About Damn Time Blumhouse Hired Their First Female Feature Director: Sophia Takal, for a Black Christmas Remake

After releasing over 40 films and cementing themselves as the new home for horror, Blumhouse Productions is finally making a feature film with a female director. Sophia Takal (Green, Always Shine) will helm a reboot of Black Christmas. The 1974 Bob Clark slasher film follows a group of sorority girls over the holidays, where they are stalked by a mysterious killer.

Burger King Is Creating an Upside Down Whopper for ‘Stranger Things 3’ — All Hallows Geek

Another day, another “Stranger Things” promotion. Yesterday we learned of the new Netflix and Nike collaboration for the series and of course earlier this month the Baskin-Robbins debacle began. Today we’ve learned of a new co-promotion between Burger King, Coca-Cola, and Netflix to create a “Stranger Things” themed Whopper. The “Upside-Down” Whopper, which is strangely…

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Trans Horror Stories and Society’s Fear of the Transmasculine Body

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In a horror story, a young teenage girl feels as if she were meant to be a boy. She wears baggy clothes to mask her new curves; her hair hangs lank and unwashed around her face, to which she has not applied makeup; her gait is awkward, lumbering, unfeminine. This girl does not have friends and cannot identify with her peers, with whom she does not share interests. She is alone except for her family, who try desperately to save her.

This is a story that has been told twice this year in different formats. It’s the leading anecdote of Jesse Singal’s contentious reported feature “When Children Say They’re Trans,” which covered the July/August issue of The Atlantic and was released in time for Pride month in June. It also begins Hereditary, director Ari Aster’s debut feature film — a visceral, harrowing horror movie about a demonic cult with an American nuclear family in its grip. The stories share a premise, but they end differently. In Singal’s account, the girl, Claire, is saved when her parents sign her up for therapy, take away her access to YouTube, and guide her to the realization that girls can enjoy short haircuts and still be girls. Aster’s version of the fable arrives at the ‘tragic’ conclusion implied by Singal’s — it ends in transition. The girl becomes a boy.