The end is here! Today, in theaters and on Peacock, Halloween Ends will conclude the saga of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, that began in 1978. And after an epic week of interviews with the great Jamie Lee Curtis, and rising icons Andi Matichak and Rohan Campbell, we are concluding opening week with a stellar interview with franchise mainstay Kyle Richards and director David Gordon Green!Continue reading “Kyle Richards and Director David Gordon Green Discuss the End of ‘Halloween’”
We are counting down to the end of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode in Halloween Ends, coming this Friday in theaters and on Peacock. Yesterday we were fortunate enough to debut our interview with the great Jamie Lee Curtis. And today, we are pleased to present our spooktacular interview with two of the film’s stars; franchise icon Andi Matichak, who returns as Allyson Nelson and rising icon Rohan Campbell, who plays Corey Cunningham in this latest installment.Continue reading “Andi Matichak and Rohan Campbell on Darkness and Chemistry in ‘Halloween Ends’”
In 1978, the face of horror films was changed forever, thanks to the work of master filmmaker, John Carpenter, and the original final girl-turned-legend, Jamie Lee Curtis. Now in 2022, the saga of Laurie Strode and the force of evil that is Michael Myers ends this Friday, when Halloween Ends hits theaters and Peacock. And to celebrate, The Nerds of Color is counting down to the film’s release. And to kick things off, we’re starting with a bang!Continue reading “NOC Interview: Jamie Lee Curtis on Surviving ‘Halloween’”
We’ve talked at length about how Phase 4 is the most controversial of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while I’ve been perfectly satisfied with it, not everything has worked for everyone, even many of the entries I’ll proudly defend. But for the most part, if there’s one thing you simply cannot deny about this phase, it’s how ambitious it’s been; both in the risks Marvel Studios has taken, and the creative liberties it has given its directors. Case in point, the latest risk the studio has to offer, the terrific Werewolf by Night!Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Werewolf by Night’ is a Bloody, Brilliant Good Time”
When the first Hocus Pocus was released 29 years ago, it received little fanfare. But despite its critical and commercial shortcomings, the film became a cult classic and built a coven that would demand a sequel. And since we are living in the streaming age, a Hocus Pocus 2 has a place where that could work.Continue reading “‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Cast on Becoming a Part of Family Halloween Traditions”
Hocus Pocus kids of the ’90s have waited a long time for a sequel to happen. Its poor critical and commercial reception wouldn’t have justified a sequel. And yet, since its release, it has gathered a rather powerful coven, one that demanded a sequel be made. So, after nearly three decades of waiting, Disney has delivered Hocus Pocus 2, which brings the Sanderson sisters back for some wicked good fun while also building upon the mythology with a modern and emotionally nuanced story.Continue reading “One Way or Another ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Will Get Ya”
Better late than never! We talk about the spoopiest night of the year, Halloween!Continue reading “FDI Cast 125: The Halloween Episode”
On October 15, SYFY will be resurrecting the spirit of George A. Romero! Day of the Dead, the new series, inspired by the classic third part of the Night of the Living Dead trilogy, will be invading your living rooms as part of SYFY Halloween! And if Romero were alive today, I can honestly say he’d be absolutely proud!Continue reading “Natalie Malaika and Keenan Tracey of SYFY’s ‘Day of the Dead’”
Nearly two years have passed since FOX Searchlight shared the final trailer for Scott Cooper’s supernatural horror Antlers. Considering the time of its release, it’s no surprise the goings on of the world overshadowed the hubbub of a film that should absolutely be on your radar this Halloween.Continue reading “Reminder to Prepare Yourself for Scott Cooper’s ‘Antlers’ Arriving This Month”
Jamie Lee Curtis assures us that Halloween Kills, the upcoming installment to the iconic Michael Myers and Laurie Strode saga, is a very different movie. In the new featurette from Universal Pictures, director David Gordon Green (Halloween, 2018) talks about raising the stakes with the franchise’s newest film, promising a “bigger, badder, nastier” version of the story we’ve known the last four decades.Continue reading “Evil Dies Tonight: ‘Halloween Kills’ Shares New ‘Look Inside’”
Mark your calendars, folks! As part of SYFY’s Halloween month celebration, the channel will be debuting Day of the Dead! An all-new series inspired by George A. Romero’s classic film will be premiering on October 15!Continue reading “SYFY Prepares for the ‘Day of the Dead’ with Stylish New Poster”
This October, things are going to get epically spooky on the SYFY Channel! All month long, there will be specials and premieres to give you fun and frights for weeks, including the terrifying premieres of new series, Chucky and Day of the Dead! Additionally, SYFY will be home to the world television premiere of Slumber Party Massacre — a remake of the 1982 slasher classic!Continue reading “Prepare for Halloween with the SYFY Channel!”
September is almost over, which means October is here, which means it’s officially spooky season. And what better way to ring in said season than with one of the icons of Halloween? Enter Jamie Lee Curtis in the final trailer for Halloween Kills, coming to theaters and streaming only on Peacock, October 15. The franchise’s latest installment is the 12th in a series that has come to encapsulate the true spirit of the night it’s named after.Continue reading “Catch Jamie Lee Curtis in the Final Trailer for ‘Halloween Kills’”
This October, we’re getting another Lego Star Wars holiday special: LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales! After the success of the Christmas special last December, Disney+ has decided to move forward with a Halloween special this year.Continue reading “New ‘LEGO Star Wars’ Halloween Special Coming to Disney+ in October”
It has been almost 28 years since we were first introduced to the wicked Sanderson Sisters in the 1993 live-action Halloween cult classic Hocus Pocus, which became everyone’s go to family Halloween movie since then. Now, Disney has just announced Hocus Pocus 2 is coming to Disney+ in 2022 — most likely for Halloween season… and Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are reprising their roles from the original!!!
MY INNER CHILD IS SCREAMING.Continue reading “‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Announced with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy Returning!”
Last week, Halloween came a bit early, as Warner Bros. brought the big screen home with The Witches on HBO Max. The highly anticipated retelling of the classic Roald Dahl book enchanted viewers and showcased that director Robert Zemeckis, and executive producers Guillermo Del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron, as well as Oscar-winning stars Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer, have exactly what it takes to make an old classic feel fresh and fun! However one of the biggest surprises the film had to offer was the discovery of its breakout young performer, Jahzir Bruno, in his debut film role!Continue reading “Movie Magic with ‘The Witches’ Star Jahzir Bruno”
For any Roald Dahl fan who grew up in the ’90s, the original The Witches starring the incomparable Anjelica Huston, was a staple of cinematic Halloween entertainment, serving as one of the best (if not the best) Dahl adaptations ever, as well as a traumatic nightmare of kid-friendly terror that was as horrifying as it was wonderful!Continue reading “New Trailer for ‘Roald Dahl’s The Witches’ Magically Appears”
It’s still Spooky Season here on The Middle Geeks! In our slightly belated Halloween special, we have our first guest! Our friend Roxana joins us to discuss one of her favorite horror films, Babak Anvari‘s Under the Shadow, which is set during the Iran-Iraq war. Join us as we discuss what we enjoyed about this supernatural horror and drama film, and how Anvari masterfully uses the experience of being Iranian to drive the narrative. We also discuss our thoughts and concerns on what is happening in the Middle East region today and discuss the latest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer.
(We start our Under the Shadow discussion at the 27:41 mark.)
Hey Nerds! Happy Halloween! As a special treat, enjoy this new clip from Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep with a NOC-exclusive introduction from the film’s star, Kyliegh Curran!
And click here to check out our review of the film!
It’s a special post-Halloween edition of Hard NOC Life!
Tonight, NBC will be airing a Halloween special celebrating the 15th anniversary of the smash Broadway musical, Wicked.
So I figured what better opportunity to revisit this thread I started over two years ago when I fancast a bunch of Asian Americans as characters from the musical? Now that we live in a post-Crazy Rich Asians world, a movie adaptation of Wicked starring an all-Asian American cast is not as far-fetched as it seemed when I started the #AAWicked tag in 2016. Hell, even though Universal Pictures has already tapped Stephen Daldry to direct, Jon M. Chu might be the best person to bring an Asian American Wicked adaptation to life. His next project is bringing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights to the big screen after all. Anyway, here’s who I’d cast in an all-Asian Wicked.
Amongst my friends and family, it is no secret that the only holiday I care about is Halloween. No, it isn’t just because the candy is free and flowing — although this is a huge bonus. What I love the most about he holiday is that there is this unbridled demonstration of ingenuity, creativity, and imagination. People get to step a little outside of their mundane lives and step into the realm of the fantastic.
Another thing I love are the costumes. I don’t think I’m alone in this, especially amongst my fellow NOC. While many of us were too busy to dress up, we made sure that our children did.
I would like to present to you the NOC Parade of Costumes: Our Children’s Addition.
In honor of The Nerds of Color’s first Halloween, this week’s School of Hard NOCs features our own little NOCs in Training in Halloween costumes past and present. We’ll forgo any identifying information to protect the innocent (inasmuch as we can do so while acknowledging that we are both dressing our children in geeky costumes and posting their pictures in said costumes online), but astute readers can probably figure out which younglings belong to which NOC.
To whet your appetite, we wanted share our favorite Halloween-themed commercial that proves the old adage that the NOC family that dresses in themed costumes and trick-or-treats together stays awesome together; click on the “more” link below that to see our own kids (both human and non-) in costume. From our families to yours, Happy Halloween!