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October is my favorite month of the year. Stores stock up on candy and fake blood as horror geeks like myself prepare for a month of haunted houses and horror films.

I began my Halloween extravaganza by attending Universal Studios Hollywood's sixth annual Eyegore Horror Awards, where they honored such icons as director Tobe Hooper ("Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Poltergeist"), actor Bill Moseley ("House of a 1000 Corpses," "Devil's Rejects") and actress Julie Benz ("Saw V"). Also in attendance were "Lost Boys" Corey Haim and Corey Feldman (the latter of whom served as the night's emcee) and the original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen.


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'Hellraiser'Clive Barker’s twisted children Pinhead and the Candyman will be terrorizing audiences once again, and the “Hellraiser” and “Candyman” remakes have the horror icon excited. “I never get tired of revisiting [characters] if there is a good story to be told,” he explained.

A good story is crucial and Barker admits that with some of the later "Hellraiser" films, "there wasn’t a good story to be told, and the movies as a consequence suffered. The movies were made for the making. They were made for the profits, and movies need to be made with passion. Like love.”

Not only does a memorable horror movie need a good script, but it needs heart-stopping scares, argues the filmmaker. You can’t hold anything back and that's why Barker is opposed to PG-13 horror. He said if he has his way, the new “Hellraiser” and “Candyman” flicks won't follow the same trend as PG-13 remakes such as “The Eye” and “Prom Night.” Read More...

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Lionsgate recently released a film adaptation of horror novelist Clive Barker's story "The Midnight Meat Train," but don't feel bad if you didn't catch it in theaters. In Los Angeles, the movie capital of the world, it showed on only one screen — and only one time. It didn't screen at all in New York.

So what's the deal? "The Midnight Meat Train" was originally set for a May 16 release date but was pushed to August 1, where it was only released in 102 second-run and dollar theaters. Though many of the screenings were viewed by sold-out audiences, the movie only made $83,361. Some fans can't help but wonder if this decision was driven by corporate politics. That’s Barker’s take on the situation to be sure. The filmmaker said he believed Lionsgate president Joe Drake was essentially shortchanging other people's films in order to focus more attention on movies like "The Strangers," where he received a producing credit.
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For one young MTV News associate producer, a dream was made reality when she met her Hollywood hero. This is her story.

I've had so many great opportunities since I started working for MTV News, such as visiting Rob Zombie's "Halloween" set and helping out at the "Grindhouse" junket. But nothing will ever compare to last Friday afternoon.

Now, I know most people would say the best day of their life was the day they were married, or the day their children were born, but I'm single and I have no children so I'd have to say that this was it for me.

Since I can remember, John Cusack has been my favorite actor. I mean, does it get any better than "High Fidelity," "Grosse Point Blank," "Better off Dead," "Say Anything" or "Identity"? I think not. He is a phenomenal actor, a handsome man, and he just seems like an all-around great guy. Read More...

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