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Q&A: Author Cooper S. Beckett on Creating Compelling & Believable Characters in New Supernatural Novel Osgood As Gone

Every night when she goes to sleep, Prudence Osgood relives her death... and that's the least of her paranormal problems in the new supernatural novel Osgood As Gone. Featuring the reunion of former ghost hunters and friends Osgood and Frost in the wake of an enigmatic email that kickstarts a new investigation, Cooper S. Beckett's Osgood As Gone is out now as an eBook, hardcover, and paperback (with cover art reminiscent of a Christopher Pike book), and to celebrate, we caught up with Beckett to discuss how he came up with the idea for the novel, the importance of writing a believable Lgbtq+ character, and his plans for a second book in The Spectral Inspector series.

Thanks for taking the time to catch up with us, Cooper, and congratulations on Osgood As Gone! When and how did you first come up with the idea for this novel?

Cooper S. Beckett:
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Why Jamie Lee Curtis Is Glad That The New Halloween Ignores The Sequels

With the new Halloween finally making its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Jamie Lee Curtis was on hand to supply a few last-minute thoughts, and it seems that the actress has no regrets about wiping the series timeline clean (again) for David Gordon Green’s new slasher movie.

Though the Blumhouse production is the eleventh installment in the long-running horror franchise, Halloween essentially throws out every entry since the classic 1978 original, reducing their presence to brief nods at best. While the move has proven controversial with fans – especially the eradication of Halloween II’s famous sibling twist – Curtis seems pretty pleased with the arrangement, telling Deadline that the cumulation of plot points from the various Halloween sequels was getting a bit much to deal with.

“You have to remember, all of the other storylines were really just inventions of other writers and other directors needing to add on
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‘Halloween’ Review: Jamie Lee Curtis Is a Fierce Survivalist in Campy Sequel Designed to Satisfy Fans of the Original — Tiff

‘Halloween’ Review: Jamie Lee Curtis Is a Fierce Survivalist in Campy Sequel Designed to Satisfy Fans of the Original — Tiff
As a sequel to the most iconic slasher movie of all time, the new “Halloween” sets itself up for failure. Forty years after silent killer Michael Myers donned a leathery white mask and hacked up a handful of teens in John Carpenter’s 1978 original, this campy follow-up acknowledges that a lot has happened since then. As one young character complains when considering the mythology early on, by today’s standards Myers’ killing spree is “not that big a deal.”

It’s hard to argue the point: Years have passed since the self-referential horror of the “Scream” franchise, not to mention snazzier home invasion thrillers from “You’re Next” to “The Babadook” that took the “Halloween” mold to fresh heights. Carpenter’s disturbed psychopath was a gift to the genre, but it moved on long ago. Even the idea of rebooting “Halloween” has become a redundant conceit, across seven discardable sequels
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International Halloween Trailer Sees Laurie Go Toe-To-Toe With Michael Myers

You’ve seen the spooky posters and watched as The Shape haunts Haddonfield once more, but tonight, Blumhouse has rolled out the official international trailer for Halloween, which is all about Laurie Strode going toe-to-toe with her old nemesis.

Because even after 40 years spent in captivity, Michael Myers is still the ominous force of nature we first met in ’78, and this afternoon’s trailer reveal is living proof that director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride have honored John Carpenter’s original classic in every which way. Moreover, did you spot the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it callback to Halloween II? We’ll give you a clue: it involves Haddonfield resident Mrs. Elrod.

Suffice it to say, Halloween is the kind of movie that will be discussed ad naseaum for its Easter eggs and deep-seated horror legacy. And if you’re still itching for another preview of the October pic, up above
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Twitter Reacts To Halloween’s Chilling Second Trailer

Evil is real.

Those three words uttered by Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) eloquently sum up Halloween‘s chilling second trailer, in which the boogeyman himself, Michael Myers, manages to escape confinement after 40 years spent behind bars.

His first port of call? To resume that twisted killing spree from 1978. But not all of Haddonfield’s residents are concerned by the resurgent Michael Myers; as a matter of fact, during one of the trailer’s quieter moments, Laurie’s eldest daughter Karen (Judy Greer) advises her mother to seek help for obsessing over an elusive ghost from yesteryear.

And yet, Laurie Strode remains resolute in her commitment to killing the Shape once and for all, and while a number of horror fans feared that Halloween would ruin their childhoods, the overriding consensus appears to be that the David Gordon Green-directed pic is among the most-anticipated movies of 2018. And for good reason,
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The New Halloween Trailer Has A Neat Callback To Halloween II

As fans have been prepared to expect, Blumhouse’s new Halloween will remove every previous movie in the series from continuity except the 1978 original, meaning that the 2018 edition will be a direct follow-up to the events of John Carpenter’s iconic horror flick, tuning into the lives of Laurie Strode and her tormentor Michael Myers 40 years later.

However, director David Gordon Green and his writers have promised that, though they might not be canon anymore, the new movie will be filled with easter eggs and references to all those sequels of varying quality that fans nonetheless hold dear. In fact, in today’s new trailer, a neat callback to the events of 1981’s Halloween II can be found.

In the opening scene of the trailer, Michael Myers sneaks into the backdoor of a house to find himself his weapon of choice: a butcher’s knife. The unfortunate owner of the
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Latest Halloween Footage Pays Tribute to Halloween III: Season of the Witch

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Latest Halloween Footage Pays Tribute to Halloween III: Season of the Witch
A new, full-length trailer for Halloween 2018 was released today and it delivers the goods. This very much looks like the movie that horror fans have been waiting a very long time to see. The filmmakers decided to throw out all of the previous mythology and make this a direct sequel to the 1978 slasher classic. However, as we see in the new Blumhouse Halloween trailer, they're going to pay tribute to the movies that came before. Specifically, there's a very cool tribute to Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

As anyone who has seen Halloween III: Season of the Witch knows, masks play an important part in the movie and there are three kids in masks, dressed as a witch, a pumpkin and a skeleton, who are synonymous with the movie. At about the 1:55 mark in the new Halloween trailer, we see Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode yelling at
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Halloween Poster Teases the Ultimate Horror Showdown, New Trailer Coming Tomorrow

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Halloween Poster Teases the Ultimate Horror Showdown, New Trailer Coming Tomorrow
For horror fans, every day is Halloween during the month of October. This year, however, will be one for the books. We're just about 6 weeks shy from the premiere of Blumhouse's Halloween, slated to slash into Us theaters on October 19th. It's being billed as a direct sequel to John Carpenter's original Halloween (released in 1978) and will see Laurie Strode (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) reunited with original Michael Myers actor Nick Castle for a battle royale 40 years in the making. Word on the street is that the footage released at Comic-Con last July will hit the Internet tomorrow in the form of a brutal new trailer. Today, producers are whetting our collective appetites with a new poster, one that brings Laurie Strode face-to-face with "The Shape"!

Face your fate. New trailer tomorrow. Same conflict today. 10/19/2018 @halloweenmovie#faceyourfatepic.twitter.com/Spj3smwPTp

— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) September 4, 2018

With Halloween
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Patrick Bromley to Host Live Tribute to Tobe Hooper on August 26th, Special Guests to Include Mick Garris, Caroline Williams, and Heather Wixson

This Sunday marks one year since the passing of filmmaker Tobe Hooper. Last year we celebrated Hooper's legacy on a very special and solemn episode of our podcast, and one of the co-hosts on that episode was of course film journalist Patrick Bromley. Nobody on the planet has celebrated Hooper's work like Bromley has over the years, especially in the months after the director's unexpected passing, and Bromley's celebration of the influential director will continue in its biggest installment yet this Sunday in a live video tribute featuring some very special guests that will pay their respects to one of the horror genre's unsung heroes.

Beginning at 10:00am Cst on Sunday, August 26th on F This Movie! and running throughout the day, Patrick Bromley's live tribute to Tobe Hooper will feature special guests who worked with Hooper, including filmmaker and Post Mortem podcast host Mick Garris and actress Caroline Williams.
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John Carpenter’s Halloween 4K Ultra HD Trailer and Special Features Revealed by Lionsgate

Back in July, the official Halloween franchise website confirmed that John Carpenter's Halloween is coming to 4K Ultra HD on September 25th, and now Lionsgate has revealed the full list of special features and the trailer for their new high-definition home media release of Carpenter's classic autumnal horror film.

"Lionsgate is proud to announce the horror classic Halloween, starring Golden Globe® winner Jamie Lee Curtis, arriving on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack on September 25.

Available for the First Time on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack Including Dolby Vision™

Street Date: 9/25/18

4K Uhd Srp: $22.99

Program Description

Relive the terrifying film that launched an entire genre when Halloween arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™) September 25 from Lionsgate. Starring Golden Globe® winner Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, Tony Moran, and P.J. Soles, this edition of the horror classic delivers four times the fear with four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K,
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Original Halloween gets 4K Treatment Ahead of Sequel

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Program Description

Relive the terrifying film that launched an entire genre when Halloween arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray) September 25 from Lionsgate. Starring Golden Globe® winner Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, Tony Moran, and P.J. Soles, this edition of the horror classic delivers four times the fear with four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K, which also uses Dolby Vision Hdr to bring to life the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original 1978 theatrical release, and arriving just in time before the theatrical release of the newest film in the series, the Halloween 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack is loaded with special features and will be available
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Baby Firefly Gets Her Mug Shot in Final Three from Hell Character Poster

Baby Firefly Gets Her Mug Shot in Final Three from Hell Character Poster
Rob Zombie has been on the road with Marilyn Manson for the past few weeks, as the sinister duo is in the final stretch of their Twins of Evil: The Second Coming Tour. While this means that editing and finalizing his sequel to The Devil's Rejects, Three from Hell, has had to take a backseat to Zombie's musical duties, the shock-rocker-turned-filmmaker has been doing his damnedest to keep fans titillated. In addition to sharing the film's first teaser with stadium-sized audiences, he's released a couple choice, mugshot-style character posters for Captain Spaulding (played by Sid Haig) and Otis Driftwood (played by Bill Moseley). Today, Zombie released the final character poster via Instagram, where he stated:

"We saved the best for last. In the words of Foxy 'Baby's back motherfuckers!' The final character teaser Three From Hell poster! Sheri Moon Zombie returns as the ass kicking, bat shit crazy Baby Firefly.
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Frightfest 2018: Actor Richard Brake Talks ‘Perfect Skin’

Richard Brake Interview for Perfect Skin

If you are a fan of modern horror then you’ll have almost certainly crossed paths with actor Richard Brake. He has starred in such films as Doom, Outpost and Rob Zombie’s Halloween II and 31. He’s also been a part of non-horror themed projects Water for Elephants, TV’s Ray Donovan, and his was one incarnation of The Night King in that little show Game of Thrones. His newest project Perfect Skin is keeping in with the horror theme and get’s its world premiere at Arrow Video Frightfest on Saturday 25th August 2018.

In Perfect Skin, directed by Kevin Chicken, Brake plays Bob Reid, an American tattoo artist living in London with a reverence for his craft. Bob has a secret desire to leave his mark on the world and soon after meeting a young Polish woman Katia (Natalia Kostrzewa), believes
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Fantasia 2018: ‘Dead Night’ Review

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Stars: Brea Grant, Aj Bowen, Barbara Crampton, Sophie Dalah, Elise Luthman, Joshua Hoffman, Daniel Roebuck, Joy Osmanski, Alison Haislip, Sky Soleil, Alexander Ward, Dianna Miranda, Ryan Schwartzman | Written by Irving Walker | Directed by Brad Baruh

I can see some people already rolling their eyes when they hear about another ‘cabin in the woods’ style horror movie. Yes there has been a lot of them in the last 5, 10, even 20 years but plenty of good ones. I was hoping Dead Night would be one of these good ones.

It at least tries to do things differently. Not long after it begins, we are told what is going to happen in the movie via a TV documentary. Those kind of shows that explain ‘real-life’ crime and have ‘re-enactments’ when there’s no actual footage. But this show only shows one side of the story and the movie itself shows something that turns out completely different.
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Fresh Halloween Image Has Laurie Strode and Daughter Living in Fear of Michael Myers

Fresh Halloween Image Has Laurie Strode and Daughter Living in Fear of Michael Myers
A brand new image from Halloween 2018 has arrived. The debut of the new Halloween movie is inching ever closer and horror fans are growing just as impatient as they are excited. Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode for the first time in 16 years. Now, this new image gives us a look at an older Laurie with her daughter, played by Judy Greer. They're both cowering in fear, no doubt related to the threat of Michael Myers, but exactly what it is that has them looking so frightened is left mysterious.

We've still only gotten one Halloween trailer, but the photo reveals keep dropping. While Laurie Strode looks clearly afraid in this new image, the new Halloween is going to be rewriting the history fans are familiar with. This movie is going to serve as a direct sequel to John Carpenter's original 1978 slasher classic and Laurie isn't just going to be running scared.
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John Carpenter’s The Thing Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray Set Announced by Scream Factory

After releasing The Thing Collector's Edition Blu-ray back in 2016, Scream Factory is heading back to the arctic on November 6th with a new Steelbook Blu-ray of John Carpenter's classic horror film, which will include a recent 4K transfer, new artwork by Nathanael Marsh, and plenty of previously released bonus features for fans to enjoy:

From Scream Factory: "Ever since we started releasing Steelbook® packaging of some of our prior John Carpenter titles, we been asked many times if we could also do this for his signature classic film The Thing. Today we’re happy to announce that we are doing just that and even upgrading our previous in the process! Read on for more details:

• Official street date is November 6th for U.S. and Canada territories (Region A).

• This is a 3-Disc Blu-ray set. Disc 1 will include a more recent 2017 4K High-Definition scan of the film that was
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YouTuber Crosses Original Halloween TV Spot with 2018 Reboot

What's old will become new again when Blumhouse/Universal's reboot of Halloween slashes into Us Theaters beginning October 19th. The release is timed to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter's original Halloween, released in 1978; it's also apropos considering Halloween 2018, helmed by David-Gordon Green, is being billed as a direct sequel to Carpenter's classic, redacting all 7 sequels released between 1981 and 2002 (not to mention Rob Zombie's reboots released in 2007 and 2009).

In an exercise that emphasizes Halloween 2018's connection to the original (widely credited with popularizing the slasher subgenre and igniting its 1980s era heyday) the YouTubers at the Video Archive Project have worked some editing magic on a classic TV spot, created for NBC's broadcast debut of Halloween back in 1981 (which also coincided with the theatrical release of Halloween II). They've swapped the original footage with clips culled from the trailers for Gordon-Green's Halloween while retaining the dialog,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Bloody Moon (1981)

1981 was really peak business for slasher films; The Burning, Friday the 13th Part 2, Happy Birthday to Me, Halloween II, My Bloody Valentine and many more jockeyed for a piece of box office pie, with most turning a profit and then some. It only made sense for Euro-horror to want in on the action; after all, the giallo was a big influence on the aesthetic and body count of the slasher, so why shouldn’t they try something more attuned to mainstream audiences at the time? If you put it in the hands of Jess Franco however, you end up with Bloody Moon (1981), a delirious and grand stab fest that still ends up being closer to a giallo than intended. You can take the boy out of Spain, but you can’t take Spain out of the boy.

Well that’s not completely true as Bloody Moon was filmed in Spain,
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Mondo Releasing Halloween 4 and Halloween 5 Remastered Vinyl Scores from Death Waltz

Forty years ago this October was the night He came home, and to celebrate four decades of John Carpenter's classic horror film, Mondo is releasing remastered vinyl scores of the first five films in the Halloween franchise. First up this Wednesday are Alan Howarth's scores for Halloween 4 and 5, and the renowned composer himself remastered his music for these Death Waltz Originals releases, which feature new artwork by "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin and Randy Ortiz:

Press Release: Austin, TX – July 24, 2018 – Mondo Music is kicking off the witching season early this year. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Halloween, Mondo and Death Waltz Recording Company are re-issuing the soundtracks to the first five Halloween franchise films on vinyl beginning this week. The long-awaited re-issues of Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers, available for the first time on vinyl in 30 years,
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Mondo Celebrates Halloween with Series of Remastered Vinyl Scores

This Halloween will be much more significant than most. Not only is it Christmas time for horror fans, we've got Blumhouse's hugely-anticipated Halloween reboot slated for release on October 19th. October also coincides with the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter's original Halloween, the film widely credited with igniting the slasher craze of the 1980s. To celebrate this monumental convergence of seasonal mayhem, the reissue practitioners at Mondo are releasing remastered versions of the first 5 Halloween scores on vinyl. You can begin your collection tomorrow. Their website announced:

"To celebrate 40 years of the Halloween franchise, Death Waltz Recording Company is thrilled to bring you a newly re-mastered version of the score to Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers on vinyl for the first time in 30 years, mastered in 2018 by Alan Howarth. This score marked the first time Howarth was working solo within the Halloween franchise and he takes
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