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Shudder October Highlights

October is just a few days away, and Shudder isn’t messing around. Hot on the heels of surpassing one million subscribers, the horror streaming service is providing a beautiful bevy of content to enjoy in October. Below is the full press release with all of the details, so you know what to look out for.

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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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Nitro by Guy Evans

Nitro by Guy Evans is the best book ever written about Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling. Prior to this book’s existence, The Death of WCW held this title. Not anymore. At nearly 600 pages, Nitro features interviews with over 120 former TBS and WCW employees. The author also had access to a myriad of internal WCW documents, providing the reader with the nitty gritty details when it comes to contracts, PPV revenue, and more. For a topic that has been covered ad nauseam, Nitro is a fresh take on one of the wildest times in professional wrestling, providing the most comprehensive and satisfying account of the rise and fall of WCW.

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Shudder Surpasses One Million Subscribers

Shudder, the premium horror streaming service of which I’m a subscriber and a huge fan, announced today that it has surpassed one million subscribers. With Halloween almost upon us, this is delightful news — especially considering we’re living in a year that reads like a horror movie script. Congrats to Shudder on a well-deserved milestone. Here’s to the next million! Check out the full press release below for all of the details.

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IMPACT Wrestling Press Pass: Eric Young & Rich Swann

I had the opportunity to take part in an IMPACT Wrestling Press Pass where I, along with other reporters, interviewed Eric Young and Rich Swann about their upcoming main event for the IMPACT Wrestling World Championship at Bound For Glory on October 24, 2020 on PPV. You can watch the full video below.

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Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers Volume 4

October 1 is a little more than a week away and you might be in need of some horror entertainment to get you in the mood for Halloween. What do I recommend? Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers Volume 4, of course. It’s the fourth entry in the audiobook series dedicated to celebrating classic horror literature, read by one of horror cinema’s most iconic stars: Doug Bradley — best known for portraying the role of Pinhead in the fabled Hellraiser franchise.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Music, Melissa Manchester Releases New Single

Celebrating 50 fabulous years in the music industry, Melissa Manchester is back with a new single from her forthcoming 24th studio album. The single is a newly reimagined take on her classic hit: “Just You and I.” As evidenced by this new take on one of my favorite songs, “Just You and I” is as relevant and potent today as it was when first released 44 years ago. Melissa’s new album, entitled RE:VIEW, will feature eight additional tracks — some of which are new takes on old favorites, while others are previously unreleased.

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A Conversation With Vampiro

Ian Hodgkinson — better known as Vampiro, the lucha libre legend and former star in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) — has a new documentary called Nail in the Coffin: The Fall & Rise of Vampiro. Having grown up watching Vampiro in WCW, I jumped at the chance to interview Ian to learn more about his thoughts on the documentary, his career in wrestling, and more.

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You Cannot Kill David Arquette

You Cannot Kill David Arquette is a new must-see documentary that I highly recommend. “Branded as the most hated man in wrestling after winning a highly controversial WCW World Heavyweight Championship in 2000, actor David Arquette attempts a rocky return to the sport that stalled his promising Hollywood career. Dangerously determined to redeem his reputation and reclaim his self-respect, Arquette will stop at nothing to earn his place in professional wrestling.” This is the premise of You Cannot Kill David Arquette, and it’s exquisitely executed.

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Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers Volume 3

As I write this, Halloween is 55 days aways. To celebrate one of the most fun holidays of the year, people have already started watching at least one horror movie a day. Why not listen to an audiobook of classic horror tales as well? If you’re wanting to do just this, then look no further than Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers Volume 3. As with the first two installments in this formidable franchise, you’ll find a top-tier collection of classic horror literature to enjoy.

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