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Fangoria Magazine: October 2020

Halloween season is upon us, so let’s take a look back at the October 2020 issue of Fangoria magazine. Watch my video below for a preview of everything in this issue of Fangoria. Enjoy!

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Shudder Kicks Off 61 Days Of Halloween

The “most wonderful time of the year” for Shudder kicks off today with its “61 Days of Halloween” annual event, featuring a slate of weekly new movie premieres and original series debuts, a new Halloween special with Joe Bob Briggs (and more specials to be announced), horror film favorite added to the Shudder library from Brian De Palma’s Carrie to Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist, a new edition of Shudder’s beloved “Ghoul Log,” a 24/7 streaming jack-o’-lantern, and the return of Shudder’s Halloween Hotline, where members can receive live, personalized movie recommendations from Shudder’s head curator Samuel Zimmerman. Read on for all of the details.

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Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers Volume 7

This Saturday, on Halloween, Doug Bradley, best known as Pinhead from the Hellraiser series, is taking part in Shudderfest. If you need your fix of the world’s favorite cenobite right now, listen to Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers Volume 7.

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Shudderfest: Free Day-Long Virtual Halloween Event

This is a Halloween unlike any other. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Shudder has come to the rescue with an all-day virtual Halloween event, taking place this Saturday, October 31. Think of it as an online horror convention, featuring panels comprised of horror legends and luminaries, as well as a movie double-feature at night. The best part is, other than the movie double feature, this event is completely free. Register now at Shudderfest.com, and read the full press release below for all of the details.

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Shudder November 2020 Highlights

As I write this, I’m watching Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers on Shudder. It’s a great movie and one of the best sequels in this fabled franchise. From Hollywood blockbusters like this one to indie films, and everything in between, Shudder has something for everyone. With Halloween arriving next week, here’s what’s coming to Shudder in November.

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Shudder & AMC Encourage Fans to Adopt a Watch Buddy

I have two cats and I often prefer animals to human beings, so I was delighted to see that Shudder and AMC are encouraging fans to adopt a watch buddy this October. With many of us staying at home more than ever, now is the purfect time to adopt a furry friend. You can be couch potatoes together and binge watch a ton of horror movies on Shudder — what’s not to love?! Below is the full press release with all of the details of this campaign. Do your part: adopt, don’t shop!

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Fangoria Under New Ownership

A couple years ago Fangoria relaunched and was widely praised by those in the horror industry, as well as fans, for the quality of the publication. However, its future was in jeopardy a few months back when Cinestate, the publication’s former parent company, got into hot water. Thankfully Fangoria is now under new ownership and the magazine is starting up again with the October issue. Below is the full email to Fangoria VIPs with all of the details. Make sure to subscribe today if you want to get your hands on the October issue of Fangoria!

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April is “Halfway to Halloween Month” on Shudder

April has long been celebrated by horror fans as the halfway point to Halloween, and this year Shudder makes it official with the launch of Halfway to Halloween Month. Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, will offer its biggest month of non-October programming ever, at a time when many people are turning to streaming to help entertain them while they’re social distancing and quarantining.

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Shudder Launches Halloween Hotline

Happy Halloween! Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, offers the best, hand-selected collection of horror movies around. But sometimes you need a little extra help picking exactly which great slasher, ghost story, giallo or monster movie to watch next. In celebration of Halloween, Shudder’s head curator, Samuel Zimmerman, will be offering callers his live, personalized picks for their perfect Halloween night/weekend viewing.

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Movie Review: Holiday Hell

Just when I thought I had my fill of horror anthologies, Holiday Hell comes along. This Christmas-themed film stars the wonderful Jeffrey Combs as a shopkeeper who entertains a curious customer with the terrifying tales behind specific items he has for sale. Collectively, these stories comprise this entertaining movie. Aside from Combs, Joel Murray steals the show with his incredible performance as an alcoholic who is down on his luck in a variety of ways. I was completely enthralled by his performance, which was nuanced and emotive. Murray is an exceptional actor who deserves much more attention for his stellar work.

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