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**Updated** Daily Dead’s 2019 Halloween Horrors TV Viewing Guide

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*Updated on 10/18 with new listings.* It’s that time of year again, dear readers! Halloween season is finally upon us and to get you ready for all the seasonal scares, Daily Dead has once again put together our Annual Halloween Viewing Guide, which gives you a rundown of everything—from movies to specials and more—headed to the small screen over the next few weeks.

And as we’ve done in past years, we’ll be updating this list every Friday to add new programming as they’re revealed by the various channels, so be sure to check back each week to see what kind of horror and sci-fi will be headed to network and cable TV through the weekend after Halloween.

**All listings are in Est.**

**Updated Listings Are In Bold.**

Friday, October 18th

1:45am – Poltergeist (1982) (Turner Classic Movies)

2:15am – Halloween (2018) (HBO Signature)

2:30am – Joy Ride
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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Sátántangó,’ Tales of Downtown Tokyo, Blake Edwards & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film at Lincoln Center

Béla Tarr’s monumental Sátántangó has been restored and plays daily.

Film Forum

“Shitamachi: Tales of Downtown Tokyo” begins with both canon and lesser-known Japanese cinema.

Films by Milos Forman and Joseph Losey play this weekend.

Metrograph

A Julie Andrews-curated selection of Blake Edwards films play this weekend.

A series
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The 28 Most Spooktacular Halloween Movies to Watch This Holiday Season

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The 28 Most Spooktacular Halloween Movies to Watch This Holiday Season
The season of pumpkin spice everything, candy corn, and scary movies has arrived. And you know what that means: it's time to rewatch your favorite Halloween movies. When the temperature is dropping and nostalgia is running high, there's comfort to be found in the familiar scares of Poltergeist or the childhood memories of Hocus Pocus. Each year, Hollywood releases new scary movies in the hopes that they'll attain the same iconic status, and some of them actually succeed. Still, it's the tried-and-true greats that fans of all things spooky return to year after year. While there are a few new classics on this list, the majority of these films are certified Halloween favorites. Because come on, can Halloween even come if you don't watch The Nightmare Before Christmas?
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The 10 Best Movies About Ghosts, From ‘The Haunting’ to ‘The Others’

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The 10 Best Movies About Ghosts, From ‘The Haunting’ to ‘The Others’
Like monsters, vampires, and zombies, ghosts can be scary as hell. But there is something about the stories of lingering dead spirits that can be both awe-inspiring and spooky at once. The often invisible presence of ghosts allows filmmakers to explore the unsettling aspects of character psychology through the use sound and space. Some of the best ghost stories aren’t scary at all; instead, they liberate directors from the restrictions of space and time to mine spiritual and existential depths. It’s a genre that has attracted some of the medium’s greatest artists to create some of their finest work.

More from IndieWireThe Best Movie Moments of 2017 -- IndieWire Critics Survey'a Ghost Story' Sweepstakes: Enter to Win One of 2017's Best Indies on Blu-rayDavid Lowery Directed This 'Poltergeist'-Inspired Short Film When He Was 7 Years Old -- Watch
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Art Directors Guild To Honor Denis Olsen With Career Award

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Art Directors Guild To Honor Denis Olsen With Career Award
Denis Olsen, who has worked on films such as Ghostbusters, Rocky 2 & 3, The Muppet Movie and Romancing the Stone, among others, is set to receive the Art Directors Guild’s Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists Lifetime Achievement Award during the Adg Awards on February 1 in Los Angeles. This is the second of four Lifetime Achievement Awards to be presented in each of the guild’s four crafts. Olsen joins previously announced Joe Alves, who will receive the Adg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Production Designers and Art Directors Council.

Olsen began his career as an Art Director at Kcop (Channel 13). He worked for various studios and other entertainment companies for more than 40 years including Superior Backings as a scenic and sign painter, The Walt Disney Studios in entertainment development, Warner Bros. Studios in their scenic department and J.C. Backings Corp. as the lead man on backdrops and special artwork for movies,
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October Horrors 2019 Day 11 – Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist, 1982. Directed by Tobe Hooper. Starring JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Dominique Dunn, Oliver Robins, Heather O’ Rourke, Beatrice Straight, and Zelda Rubinstein. Synopsis: A family finds their seemingly normal home invaded by a malicious demonic entity that kidnaps their young daughter. After the yesterday’s arthouse fare lets change gears, grab some popcorn and […]

The post October Horrors 2019 Day 11 – Poltergeist (1982) appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Market Individual: J. Hoberman’s "Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan"

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Gremlins (1984)Towards the end of his latest book, Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan, film critic J. Hoberman highlights Charles Musser’s Politicking and Emergent Media: Us Presidential Elections of the 1890s, a historical study that demonstrated how “the candidate most adroit in deploying new communications technology almost always prevailed.” Extrapolating from this, Hoberman points out Roosevelt’s “successful use of radio,” Eisenhower’s “pioneering TV commercials,” and Kennedy’s victory over Nixon which was secured over televised debate—after which he moves on to Ronald Reagan, the book’s prime player. The final entry in the author’s “Found Illusions” trilogy, Make My Day completes the long-gestating historical project Hoberman started in 2003 with The Dream Life and extended with 2011’s An Army of Phantoms. Thus, it's both a culmination of the author’s considered, career-long engagement with American film culture, and a kind of corollary to Musser’s study,
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The 1 Superstition That Continues to Make Its Way Into Every Conjuring Universe Movie

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The 1 Superstition That Continues to Make Its Way Into Every Conjuring Universe Movie
As it currently stands, there are quite a few movies in the Conjuring universe, with a bunch more on the way. That's a lot of creepy sets, a lot of crucifixes, and a lot of fiddling with spiritual forces we as humans can barely grasp. As it turns out, though, there's a special superstition in place that at least seems to keep the demons and ghouls at bay. This past December, I was lucky enough to visit the Los Angeles set of Annabelle Comes Home, where I learned a pretty interesting fact about these movies: they always have the set blessed by an actual priest to ward off evil spirits.

During my visit, I was shepherded through the day by the production's charming unit publicist, James Ferrera. He's the one who told me about the fun fact. As it turns out, they didn't think to bless the set of the first film in the series,
See full article at Popsugar »

The Poltergeist Curse: Here's the Real Story Behind the Movie Myth

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The Poltergeist Curse: Here's the Real Story Behind the Movie Myth
A reboot of the classic 1982 horror film Poltergeist came out in 2015, but let's be honest: nothing could compare to the original. While no horrific accidents occurred on the set of the new film, there are plenty of rumors of a curse on the original film trilogy's cast. The movie revolves around a suburban family who move into a new home and begin to notice strange things surrounding their young daughter. Take a look below to find out about the mysterious events that have made people speculate that Poltergeist may be the most cursed franchise in Hollywood.

The Whole Ordeal Began With Human Skeletons

One of the most famous scenes features JoBeth Williams's character, Diane, falling into the family's pool, and it's filled with skeletons. You might not know that those skeletons are actually real - the actors sure didn't. "In my innocence and naiveté, I assumed that these were not real skeletons,
See full article at Popsugar »

The Poltergeist Curse: Here's the Real Story Behind the Movie Myth

The Poltergeist Curse: Here's the Real Story Behind the Movie Myth
A reboot of the classic 1982 horror film Poltergeist came out in 2015, but let's be honest: nothing could compare to the original. While no horrific accidents occurred on the set of the new film, there are plenty of rumors of a curse on the original film trilogy's cast. The movie revolves around a suburban family who move into a new home and begin to notice strange things surrounding their young daughter. Take a look below to find out about the mysterious events that have made people speculate that Poltergeist may be the most cursed franchise in Hollywood.

The Whole Ordeal Began With Human Skeletons

One of the most famous scenes features JoBeth Williams's character, Diane, falling into the family's pool, and it's filled with skeletons. You might not know that those skeletons are actually real - the actors sure didn't. "In my innocence and naiveté, I assumed that these were not real skeletons,
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Exclusive Interview – Editor Jamie Kirkpatrick discusses We Summon the Darkness and more

We chat with editor Jamie Kirkpatrick about We Summon the Darkness

With Halloween quickly approaching, the season of horror is officially here. Highlighting these darker films, along with other genre projects is Austin’s Fantastic Fest, beginning September 19th and running until September 26th. One of the films making its U.S. premiere at the festival is Marc MeyersWe Summon the Darkness starring Alexandra Daddario (Baywatch), Keean Johnson (Euphoria), Johnny Knoxville (Bad Grandpa) and Maddie Hasson (Twisted). The film follows a group of friends heading to a heavy metal concert in the Midwest. Along the way, they meet a trio of seemingly fun-loving guys and eventually head off to a secluded country home for an afterparty. What should be a night of fun and youthful debauchery instead takes a dark, deadly turn. With killers on the loose, no one be trusted. Ahead of the screening we spoke to the
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Opinionated: Why Do We Love Seeing 80s Nostalgia in TV and Movies?

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Stranger Things is a good example of the use of that feeling of nostalgia selling a show or film. I mean, the Netflix Original program is a huge hit, and a good part of that is because of the nostalgic brilliance of it. Whether it’s New Coke, Back to the Future, 80s Horror, fashion, music or slang words, the show nails that aspect and people have been eating it up since it debuted.

It’s not on its own either. There’s been a lot of movies and shows that have thrown us back to the 1980s in various ways, bringing memories from that decade with them. We’ve seen television shows like the aforementioned Stranger Things, and The Goldbergs, take pop-culture and lifestyle in the 80s and bring it back to modern day. We’ve seen movies, like It and Summer of ’84, do the same thing inside the horror universe.
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The 1 Superstition That Continues to Make Its Way Into Every Conjuring Universe Movie

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The 1 Superstition That Continues to Make Its Way Into Every Conjuring Universe Movie
As it currently stands, there are quite a few movies in the Conjuring universe, with a bunch more on the way. That's a lot of creepy sets, a lot of crucifixes, and a lot of fiddling with spiritual forces we as humans can barely grasp. As it turns out, though, there's a special superstition in place that at least seems to keep the demons and ghouls at bay. This past December, I was lucky enough to visit the Los Angeles set of Annabelle Comes Home, where I learned a pretty interesting fact about these movies: they always have the set blessed by an actual priest to ward off evil spirits.

During my visit, I was shepherded through the day by the production's charming unit publicist, James Ferrera. He's the one who told me about the fun fact. As it turns out, they didn't think to bless the set of the first film in the series,
See full article at BuzzSugar »

The 28 Most Spooktacular Halloween Movies to Watch This Holiday Season

  • BuzzSugar
The 28 Most Spooktacular Halloween Movies to Watch This Holiday Season
The season of pumpkin spice everything, candy corn, and scary movies has arrived. And you know what that means: it's time to rewatch your favorite Halloween movies. When the temperature is dropping and nostalgia is running high, there's comfort to be found in the familiar scares of Poltergeist or the childhood memories of Hocus Pocus. Each year, Hollywood releases new scary movies in the hopes that they'll attain the same iconic status, and some of them actually succeed. Still, it's the tried-and-true greats that fans of all things spooky return to year after year. While there are a few new classics on this list, the majority of these films are certified Halloween favorites. Because come on, can Halloween even come if you don't watch The Nightmare Before Christmas?
See full article at BuzzSugar »

How Gary Dauberman Became Hollywood’s ‘It’ Screenwriter

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How Gary Dauberman Became Hollywood’s ‘It’ Screenwriter
An evil doll. A demonic nun. A killer clown. While such creatures are nightmare fuel for some, screenwriter Gary Dauberman embraces them. “These characters have been very good to me,” the filmmaker says with a laugh. “So I’m not scared of them. They don’t show up in my nightmares.”

Dauberman has made an art of out finding new and creative ways to scare audiences, having written all three installments of the “Annabelle” series, focusing on the porcelain doll that serves as a conduit for evil that was first featured in 2013’s “The Conjuring.” When 2016’s “The Conjuring 2” introduced a new breakout villain in the form of the demon nun Valak, Dauberman was tasked with creating the mythos for 2018’s “The Nun.”

Then Dauberman took on one of the most enviable but also intimidating tasks for any fan of horror: adapting Stephen King’s massive novel “It” for the big screen.
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Avengers: Endgame Director Casts Doubt On His Poltergeist Remake

It was announced earlier this year that Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo would be reviving the classic horror flick Poltergeist in the near future. Now, however, it appears that those plans have hit a bit of a roadblock.

Joe has recently stated the brothers’ desire to adapt the concept into a TV show, but it sounds like it’s on hold for the time being. Here’s what the director had to say about it in a recent interview:

“That was something that we were talking about, I don’t know that that ultimately came to fruition, but it was something that I loved as a kid… I was interested in turning it into a television series.”

Maybe the siblings took a look at the last remake to take place this decade and decided against the idea. The 2015 attempt of the same name starring Sam Rockwell and Jared Harris
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The Best Shorts From FrightFest 2019

Over thirty new shorts across three sold-out, big-screen showcases, and an entire weekend of horror and genre-themed fun – this year’s FrightFest was one of the biggest ever for short form content. From comedies to mood-pieces, stop-motion to flat-out slashers, it was a truly diverse bunch, covering a wide spectrum of filmmakers and countries of origin. Here’s the very best of them:

There’s an awful lot to love in Stefan Georgiou’s cockney-gothic chiller The Dead Ones – a clever spin on the ghost-world formula that I won’t spoil here. Packed out with four terrific performances and a tricky, brilliantly moody plot that more than earns its longer 20-minute run time.

Adele Vuko’s edgy Aussie comedy The Hitchhiker might sound a little genre bare-bones, running off its basic title and set-up – three best friends picking up a scary-looking hitcher while on a midnight drive to a music
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A Cinderella Story, Hairspray, and More Feel-Good Movies Leaving Netflix in August

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Netflix is emptying out its catalog yet again. While there are quite a few incredible new additions to look forward to in August, including the iconic 1995 film, Now and Then, there are quite a few feel-good movies leaving as well. Hilary Duff's A Cinderella Story along with its two sequels are disappearing from the streaming service, along with both renditions of the hit musical Hairspray. Yes, even the one with Zac Efron. And if horror movies are more your speed, you better start binge-watching them as well. The Final Destination movies and Poltergeist will be gone before you know it. See what else is leaving Netflix in August ahead.

Related: Skip the Beach and Binge-Watch One of These 20 Summer Netflix Movies
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Here’s a Look at Turner Classic Movies’ Halloween-Related Programming Coming This October

You can tell that the Halloween season is getting closer, between various retailers already donning their shelves with tons of decorations, the days are getting shorter, and Turner Classic Movies has debuted their October schedule online, which features an abundance of genre awesomeness that will be hitting airwaves this fall. Without a doubt, TCM is one of the best resources for classic film, so for those of you looking to broaden your horizons this Halloween, definitely check out their calendar and set those DVRs.

Also, TCM has designated Godzilla as their “Monster of the Month” for October, so look for a bunch of classic films featuring the “King of the Monsters” and other beloved Kaiju throughout October as well.

**All Listings are in Est.**

Friday, September 27th

3:15pm – The Mummy’s Shroud

6:30pm – The Mummy (1959)

Saturday, September 28th

2:00am – Belladonna of Sadness

3:30am – House (1977)

Sunday, September
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The Original Teaser Trailer For Steven Spielberg's Poltergeist is Awesome Movie Marketing!

Producer Steven Spielberg and director Tobe Hopper’s Poltergeist is one of my all-time favorite horror movies. The movie was released in 1982 and it’s a film that I’ve never seen in a movie theater, which makes me sad.

I was just a little kid when this movie was released and I was never exposed to the marketing for it, so I had no idea there was an early teaser trailer released until a friend of mine pointed it out to me!

We just don’t get movie marketing like this anymore! The teaser features real paranormal investigators talking about what a Poltergeist is and what it’s capable of. There’s also a great voiceover narration introducing the film that explains that it’s “the first real ghost story.”

The trailer doesn’t feature much footage, it’s mostly packed with images from the film that are cut together with the interviews.
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