Halloween week has begun, and with it comes this year’s Huluween programming event, where the streaming network Hulu offers up horror-themed original shorts, television shows, and classic films, along with behind-the-scenes interviews, haunted scenics, and more.
See below for a list of some of what’s streaming the week of October 24 – 31 on Hulu for Huluween, including movie favorites like The Silence Of The Lambs, Fright Night, An American Werewolf In London, The Amityville Horror, and Shaun Of The Dead, as well as Season 1 of IFC’s Stan Against Evil television series.
Best known for playing a young Pavel Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek franchise and for roles in films such as Terminator Salvation and Green Room, actor Anton Yelchin died this morning. He was 27.
The cause of Yelchin’s death, according to his representative, was a fatal traffic collision at his San Fernando Valley home. The rep stated, “His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”
Since the original Fright Night has never been granted an official retrospective documentary despite being highly deserving of one, a group of filmmakers based in the U.K. have taken to Kickstarter to raise funding for their own, You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night.
You can check out the Kickstarter pitch video here below.
Fright Night Blu-ray 3D | Blu-ray | DVD
DIRECTED BY: Craig Gillespie
WRITTEN BY: Marti Noxon
STARRING: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Imogen Poots, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Toni Collette
RELEASE DATE: December 13, 2011
By now we should all be familiar with the drill: whether we like it or hate it, Hollywood will and is remaking everything they can get their hands on, and that’s because people pay lots and lots of money to see them. So, knowing that, we might as well at least remain open to the possibility that every now and again a remake will be done properly (the Coen’s True Grit, for example) and in-turn, be worth our time and our money.
A good place to find remakeable properties appears to be the ’80s horror genre. Though the horror movies of that time are beloved by many, they’re not always exactly “good” and often ooze hints of the decade in which they were made, and so they do not age very well at all. With a little love and care and today’s technologies, however, a cheesy ’80s horror flick can be turned into quite the little terror. So when it comes to a remake of ohhh, say…Fright Night, for example, is said love and care and technology put to good use, or does another bite the dust?
The Amazon Instant Video deal of the day today is a $4.99 Halloween Sale on the purchase of the digital versions of movies like Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Monster House, Priest, Fright Night, and more.