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Laurie Strode is Coming Home! 

By Spencer Coile

Although filming for the Halloween sequel began several weeks ago, fans of the horror movie franchise were given another jolt of excitement today when scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis took to social media and posted a photo from the set.

There's so much to unpack in the behind-the-scenes promo...

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Halloween Hangover -- More Celebrity Costumes! 

by Nathaniel R

Lady Gaga as Edward Scissorhands! (Hmmm, she might make a great fit for a future Tim Burton movie.) ICYMI we rounded up celebrities who got all dolled up for the holiday on Halloween night - many in movie-themed costumes!

But the pictures kept on coming so here are a handful more. Sarah Michelle Gellar, and more after the jump...

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Beauty Break: Stars in Halloween Costumes

by Nathaniel R

Octavia Spencer announced on Halloween that she'd be dressing up as an actor "instead of a cat with boobs."That's a perfect nonsense funny to make while sharing a photoshopped portrait of yourself, don'cha think?! But the girls who won Halloween on the internet were these three adorables in this widely circulated photo of Hidden Figures costumes. Little mini Tarajis, Octavias, and Janelles, yaaas. 

Some celebrities actually did dress up for the holiday -- and not for an acting job --  this holiday so we're sharing the pics we could find. Patricia Clarkson, Zoe Kravitz, Samuel L Jackson, Busy Phillips, Kristen Bell and many more after the jump...

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Happy Halloween!!!

When Laurie's fabulous but crap friends dumped her last minute, she got stuck watching The Thing. Are you watching anything scary tonight, readers?


It's Halloween-time at the Box Office

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office (October 27th-29th)
800+ screens
excluding prev. wide
1. ๐Ÿ”บ JIGSAW  $16.5 new  1. ๐Ÿ”บ LET THERE BE LIGHT $1.8 on 378 screens new 
2.  BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN $10 (cum. $35.5) 2. ๐Ÿ”บ THE FLORIDA PROJECT $539k on 145 screens (cum. $2.1) REVIEW 1REVIEW 2 
3. GEOSTORM  $5.6 (cum. $23.5)  3.๐Ÿ”บ LOVING VINCENT $449k on 114 screens (cum. $2.1)  
4. HAPPY DEATH DAY  $5.0 (cum. $48.3) 4. ๐Ÿ”บ  GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN $330k on 213 screens (cum. $633k)
5. BLADE RUNNER 2049 $3.9 (cum. $81.3) REVIEW | SHORTS | "BESTS"  5. ๐Ÿ”บ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER $221k on 33 screens (cum. $392k)  REVIEW


Moviegoers were in a horror mood -- what else is new? -- which is appropriate for Halloween time. Three of the top five were specifically seasonal while It logged what is probably it's last week in the top ten with another 2 million for its historical box office winnings. It's the highest grossing horror film ever now but only #4 of all time (not adjusted for inflation) in terms of R-rated films. It won't be able to overtake any of the top three: The Passion of the Christ, Deadpool, and American Sniper since it will surely lose a huge swath of theaters next weekend when everything at the multiplexes has to make room for Thor: Ragnarok...

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Beauty Break: Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Norma Jean (aka Marilyn before fame) in a pumpkin patch in the 40s

To celebrate this day, more beautiful people with pumpkins after the jump...

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This Is Halloween

By Salim Garami

What's Good? We're less than a week away from the spookiest time of the year so let's talk about what the holiday means in the cinematic sense. These are personal impressions and I hope you'll share your own as well.

We start with the actual season in itself: the autumn colors are there in a very muted way that signify the beginning of the end of the year in all its resigned reds and oranges. The palette chases away the greens and blues that took over the summer, although one could certainly see faint glimmers of those colors to remind us of the months past. Such as in Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and its Halloween scene, glowing with yellowish twilight and orange rays in the sun that reflect on the suburban homes and streets Elliot and his friends walk...

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TFE Does Halloween

The time has come… for you to block all the Kardashians on Instagram to prevent any self-harm you’ll be tempted to cause after seeing what percentage of your student loans they’re about to invest on a never-to-be-worn-again Halloween costume. We, at TFE, like to think of ourselves as better than the Kardashians—except for Kris, she is untouchable—so we have come up with a nice list of zeitgeist-friendly costumes that promise to be easy to assemble. Try to wear these at parties filthy with cinephiles, unless you want to be explaining yourself all night. We promise we’ll keep these cheap to assemble, except for the occasional requisite $600 lace-front.

Inspired by all the pop culture that's come out since last All Hallow's Eve, we've come up with a pretty specific list of costumes for you to avoid the store-bought. Check them out!

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