Tobe Hooper’s ‘Poltergeist’ Hitting 4K Ultra HD in September; Watch the Gorgeous 4K Trailer Now!

They’re here… again… with a brand new 4K Ultra HD release of director Tobe Hooper‘s 1982 horror classic Poltergeist from Warner Bros. Entertainment, officially announced this week! Poltergeist comes to 4K UHD on September 20, and Best Buy is getting a SteelBook version! This is the first time Poltergeist has hit 4K, and just in […]

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Tobe Hooper’s ‘The Funhouse’ – 4K Release from Scream Factory Detailed With New Extras

One of the next 4K Ultra HD upgrades from Scream Factory is Tobe Hooper‘s The Funhouse, announced earlier this year, and today we’ve been provided with full release details. Available September 6, 2022 for the first time on 4K Ultra HD, the two disc set features a brand-new 4K scan of the film on both UHD and Blu-ray discs, […]

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‘Poltergeist’ at 40: How the Classic Film Changed Haunted House Horror Forever

Poltergeist was released forty years ago, on June 4, 1982, and successfully earned a spot in the top ten grossing movies of that year. The horror classic, directed by Tobe Hooper with a story by producer Steven Spielberg, earned Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score, Best Sound Effects Editing, and Best Visual Effects. Poltergeist even tested the MPAA, […]

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Horror in Segments: 5 Multi-Storied Episodes from TV Anthologies [Series of Frights]

Horror anthology films have the good fortune of hosting several stories. Audiences can find something to like even if the entire collection is not up to par. As for anthologies on the small screen, usually these series are limited to one story per episode. Focusing on only one plot at a time has its advantages; […]

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Diana Prince, aka Darcy the Mail Girl, Shares Her Shudder Halfway to Halloween Picks Ahead of ‘The Last Drive-In’ Return!

All month long, Shudder has been celebrating their annual “Halfway to Halloween” tradition with a jam-packed schedule of signature spooky selections. From new originals like The Cellar and Cursed Films to exclusives like all past seasons of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, there’s been no shortage of Halloween treats for horror hounds to unwrap.   But it ain’t […]

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The Iconic ‘Poltergeist’ Clown Doll Still Triggers Nightmares [Scene Screams]

The restless spirit tormenting the Freeling home in 1982’s Poltergeist uses every scare tactic possible in its attempts to snatch young Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O’Rourke). That includes utilizing each family member’s worst fears against them and, in turn, ours. Director Tobe Hooper tackled two phobias at once when the poltergeist targets Robbie (Oliver Robins), ushering in the climax […]

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Mediums, Mothers, and the Miraculous Women of ‘Poltergeist’

Poltergeist is an American classic. The 1982 story of paranormal forces haunting a suburban family is a collaboration between two of horror’s most celebrated filmmakers, director Tobe Hooper and producer/writer Steven Spielberg. Forty years after its premiere, the film has permeated our culture and become one of the quintessential haunted house tales in cinematic history. […]

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Tobe Hooper’s ‘The Funhouse’ Getting a Scream Factory 4K Ultra HD Upgrade!

One of the next 4K Ultra HD upgrades from Scream Factory is Tobe Hooper‘s The Funhouse, we’ve learned today, the 80s horror movie headed to 4K Ultra HD on June 21, 2022. Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Lifeforce) pays tribute to various classic horror movies in this tale of two teenage couples who spend […]

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‘Leatherface’ – Stephen Susco and James Wan Tear into the ‘Chain Saw’ Sequel Trilogy That Almost Was [Exclusive]

This installment of Phantom Limbs tears into Twisted Pictures’ initial attempts at tackling the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, developed during the early days of the company’s success with the Saw franchise. Joining us for this talk is Stephen Susco, writer of The Grudge and writer/director of Unfriended: Dark Web, who details the origins of the […]

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Tobe Hooper’s ‘Lifeforce’ Comes to 4K Ultra HD from Scream Factory

Scream Factory is bringing several of their past titles from Blu-ray into 4K Ultra HD this year, and the latest one to be announced this week is Tobe Hooper‘s 1985 film Lifeforce. The company teases, “Giant bats, “zombies,” Patrick Stewart, not just vampires– SPACE vampires, and the eternal Mathilda May come together for Lifeforce in […]

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The Many Faces of Leatherface: Dissecting a Legacy of Human Masks

Of all the iconic killers in horror, few are as terrifying as Leatherface. First seen in Tobe Hooper’s horror masterpiece, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, he is the former slaughterhouse worker who continues his trade butchering humans to feed his psychotic family. Leatherface earns his moniker with his trademark mask made of human skin, one […]

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“Freddy’s Nightmares” on Screambox: Join Us TONIGHT for a Live-Tweet of Tobe Hooper’s ‘Elm Street’ Prequel!

As of last week, the 1980s anthology series “Freddy’s Nightmares” is now streaming on the Bloody Disgusting-powered Screambox streaming service, with all 44 episodes available now! Screambox is currently the ONLY place you can officially watch the Robert Englund-hosted “Freddy’s Nightmares,” which to date has still never been released on DVD or Blu-ray. Based on […]

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Netflix’s ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Features the Original Chainsaw from Tobe Hooper’s Classic!

Produced by Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead), Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre has been made with a whole lot of love for Tobe Hooper’s original classic, a good thing considering the film is a direct sequel to the 1974 movie. Even Sally Hardesty is back this time around, the very first time the final girl from the […]

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Sequels, Remakes and Reboots – Diving Deep into the Many ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Timelines

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre‘s multiple timelines and similar titles make Halloween‘s chronology seem straightforward. You’d be hard-pressed to find a movie that has been remade, rebooted, sequelized, and prequelized more. With a new installment – the third one titled some variation of Texas Chainsaw Massacre – hitting Netflix on February 18, let’s saw into […]

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Gunnar Hansen’s ‘Chain Saw Confidential’ – The Other ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Movie in the Works

The horror world is being dominated today by Netflix’s official trailer for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a brand new legacy sequel that’s coming exclusively to Netflix on February 18. That movie is a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s original classic, the franchise once again going back in time rather than charting a course forward. As you may […]

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