Horror Movie Posters I Love: Trick Or Treat (1986)

“What would we do baby, without us??  What would we dooooo baby, without us???” Oh, sorry.  For whatever reason I have the Family Ties theme song stuck in my head today. And then I got to thinking about Skippy (Marc Price) from that show.  And that of course got me to thinking about the 1986 horror/metal hybrid Trick Or Treat!  I always loved the original poster art for this movie, so I wanted to show some love to it.  So…….gaze your eyes on that Sammi Curr prize below!

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To me, this is a quintessential 80’s horror movie because it combines the horror AND the metal – two of my passions back then and still today.  But the poster art really stuck out to me, including the font used for the title.  The use of the jack-o-lantern is rad (figured I’d use an 80’s term there), and the tagline “What are you afraid of? It’s only rock & roll.” hits my horror spot.  Seek this movie out this coming Halloween, as I feel a lot of people forget about it.  A proper Blu-ray/DVD release would be ideal (I’m looking at you, Scream Factory) – but until then, scrounge up your old DVD copies and watch it on Youtube if you have to!  Sha la la la………

Anticipation Alert: Candy Corn (2019)

Finally!  Yes, finally we are going to get the Candy Corn movie after a few years of teases and funding drama.  Writer/Director Josh Hasty teamed up with my favorite Local Boogeyman and is now releasing the movie this year!  And…..perfectly in time for Halloween!  Want a teaser poster?  Here ya go:

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Well that’s all kinds of Halloween-themed awesomeness.  Hopefully Candy Corn can take the bad taste out of my mouth from last year’s Halloween remake.  So, not only does the move take place around Halloween – it boasts some heavy hitting horror vets as well in the cast: P.J. Soles (Halloween), Courtney Gains (Children Of The Corn), Tony Todd (Candyman), and Pancho Moler (Rob Zombie’s 31).  Brief synopsis below before I get into the really exciting stuff:

It’s the eve of Halloween in Grove Hill, Ohio.  A traveling carnival is in town for the weekend and local outcast, Jacob Atkins, has been hired as one of the freaks in the event’s main attraction, “Dr.Death’s Side Show Spook House Spectacular”.  Meanwhile, a group of local bullies are planning their annual public hazing of Jacob, but this year things go too far.

You want more?  Ok, ok.  How about if I leave you with the very first teaser trailer for Candy Corn?  And I have to say, the look of this really impressed me.  Kudos to Josh Hasty.  And kudos to you guys, because I know you’re going to support it when it comes out later this year!  Who actually likes candy corn candy btw?

Don’t Forget About ‘Hauntedween’ This Halloween!

I always love entertaining horror movie titles.  So you can imagine my excitement with a title like Hauntedween.  Yes, Hauntedween……a lovely little independent slasher from 1991 that reminds me so much of my old video store that I used to frequent as a teen.  Why you ask?  Because I can still remember seeing the VHS cover for the movie.

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(photo credit: vhscollector)

You have to admit, it’s a pretty sweet cover.  And the mask is actually pretty fucking creepy.  Now granted, this movie falls into the ‘so bad it’s good’ category – but in a very unapologetic way.  And I can respect that when it comes to 80’s/90’s horror slashers.  Considering I remember Hauntedween specifically in VHS form, it should be noted that if you have an original VHS copy then it is definitely worth some cash.  In a season where everyone is watching Michael Myers and little Sam and his lollipop, seek out Hauntedween even if it’s just on Youtube.  To wet your appetite for Hauntedween (can you tell that I really love to say Hauntedween), here’s a clip below of the killer who is clearly distraught over his mother dying.  Or maybe he’s just bummed he dropped his wood.