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Orlando’s Spooky Empire Convention to Feature Cast Members from the New It Movie

Spooky Empire has announced that Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Wyatt Oleff from the new It movie will be special guests at the Orlando convention this fall. In addition to the It (2017) cast's attendance, the convention will also celebrate a special 30th anniversary of Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys, and more:

Press Release: Orlando – Spooky Empire, who hosts one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, announces the reunion of the Hollywood classic, Sixteen Candles, with the attendance of Molly Ringwald, John & Joan Cusack and Anthony Michael Hall on October 27 – 29, 2017 at The Hyatt Regency Orlando. The convention will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of iconic American horror comedy The Lost Boys with the attendance of Billy Wirth, Jamison Newlander and G Tom Mac. The convention has also added an array of new activities for guests to enjoy including a Charity Casino Night,
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Halloween 2016: 5 Obscure Halloween Specials You May Not Have Seen

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Growing up, I think most of us would agree that Halloween specials were essential viewing throughout the month of October, but as time has gone on, a lot of those specials have faded with the passing years, only coming out unofficially online, on VHS (which in some cases were very limited releases), or as early DVD releases that can now run you upwards of $100 just to snag a copy.

I put together this list of five obscure Halloween specials for horror fans to dig up and enjoy. Of course, there are thousands of amazing retro finds to watch, so this list should at the very least help you get started and put you in a macabre mood as you prepare for October 31st!

Halloween is Grinch Night (1977)

In this animated sequel to 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas', in the mystical town of Whoville, on a night known as
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Sabrina, Samantha and More: The Best Witches in Pop Culture History

Sabrina, Samantha and More: The Best Witches in Pop Culture History
Who's the best witch in all pop culture-dom?

That's a tough question to answer, since movies and TV have offered us all manner of witchy women. Some are good. Some are bad. Some are beautiful (but aren't so nice inside) and some look scary (but are still a lot of fun). In lieu of power ranking the various pop culture spellcasters, we've heralded their individual achievements with yearbook-style superlatives.

1. Most Improved: Mildred Hubble in The Worst Witch

Mildred (Fairuza Balk) is a witchy underdog. No one at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches thinks much of Mildred's potential as master of the supernatural elements,
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31 scary TV episodes that truly terrified us

From The Twilight Zone to Penny Dreadful, Doctor Who and more, Den Of Geek’s writers revisit the TV episodes that truly terrify them…

It’s Halloween! Icicles are glistening from window sills. Chestnuts are roasting on open fires. North Pole elves are… hang on, no. None of that nice, fluffy stuff is happening. At Halloween, demonic creatures hunt for flesh, monsters creep out of their graves, and TV does its level best to freak us all the hell out.

In the spirit of all that, we asked our writers to select and share the TV episodes, horror or otherwise, that have made them whimper with fear. Here they all are, 31 of them, because, well, at Halloween, we like things to add up to 31.

Note that this isn’t a Top 10, or a Best Of, nor is it listed in order of scariness. It’s a collection of the particular
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Heather’s Favorite Mean Girls of Horror

With Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson’s All Cheerleaders Die arriving on VOD this week, I thought this would be the perfect time to celebrate some of my very favorite “mean girls” of the horror genre. And while I do love our beloved heroines as much as the next genre fan, there’s just something really fun about watching powerful women flaunt their cruelty and penchant for torturing others every now and again.

Check out my Favorite Mean Girls of Horror picks below and see if any of your favorite vengeful vixens made the list! Caution: Some of these may be a bit spoilery for the uninitiated!

Nancy Downs (Fairuza Balk)- The Craft

While she may have grown up a total darling in films like Return to Oz and The Worst Witch, Fairuza Balk was the true epitome of a nineties mean girl in The Craft. Her character, Nancy Downs,
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Watch: Willie Nelson's Hilarious Audition Tape for 'The Hobbit'

Happy birthday, Willie Nelson! The 80-year-old country music legend and Farm Aid cocreator has appeared in over 30 films, but he just made a pitch—via Team Coco—to play the greatest wizard there ever was (not including Tim Curry in The Worst Witch): Gandalf the Great. In his marijuana-induced haze, Nelson reached out to director Peter Jackson asking to don the wizard cape and hat for The Hobbit. The second installment in Jackson's trilogy is due out December 13, so there's still time for the director to make a few casting additions if Nelson's plea sways him. Maybe Ian McKellen's character needs an older, wilder brother? Check out Nelson's minute-long, pot-friendly pitch. It brings new meaning to the word...

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Have You Seen Tim Curry's Tambourine? Check Out this Clip

Dr. Frank-n-Furter turns 21 today (by which we mean 67) and to celebrate everyone’s favorite transvestite and his day of birth, we feel it’s only fair to remind you (or enlighten you) of another most amazing Tim Curry classic ever: The Worst Witch. Seriously. While his 'Time Warp' Rocky Horror antics will impress/ shock generations to come, we still feel that this Curry gem wins the most unbelievable, what-on-earth-were-the-writers-thinking-but-we-love-them-so-much-for-it award.

For those of you who have not seen this out-of-this world, mesh of awesomeness (um, what were you doing with your childhood?) here is a clip to get you started. And, for those of you who have, you’re very welcome. Because, yes, somewhere a midst the pure fantastic-ness of the movie Curry does indeed break down into an obscure (but incredible), rainbow coat and bat bow-tie filled, Halloween music video rendition. You may have to wait a few hours
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Happy Halloween From Awesome Special Effects Tim Curry!

Here’s a video of Tim Curry magically descending on a crowd to perform the huge Halloween musical number “Anything Can Happen On Halloween” as part of the definitely-not-forgotten-about 1986 HBO movie The Worst Witch. The resulting video is kind of like if you knocked out David Bowie with a Halloween Sound Effects CD and dragged him into a mall “Make Your Music Video” booth, then woke him up with thunder and just started playing music and forced him to improvise spooky lyrics while you rapidly hit every button on the Vidmakkerz 3000 Special Effects Machine. So in other words, it’s pretty great:
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AOL Picks TV's Best Witches

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Being Halloween, lots of places are running themed lists including beleaguered AOL which attempts to list the Top 20 witches on television. While we don’t find any glaring omissions, we wonder about many of the placements.

20. Alex Russo, The Wizards of Waverly Place

19. Miss Cackle, The Worst Witch

18. Marge Simpson, Treehouse of Horror VIII

17. Amanda Tucker, Tucker's Witch

16. Ella, Hex

15. Witch Hazel, Looney Tunes

14. Endora, Passions

13. Paige Matthews (Rose McGowan), Charmed

12. Tabitha Stephens (Lisa Hartman), Tabitha

11. Mildred Hubble (Fairuza Balk), The Worst Witch

10. Prue Halliwell (Shannen Doherty), Charmed

9. Endora (Agnes Moorehead), Bewitched

8. Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes), H.R. Pufnstuf

7. Phoebe Halliwell (Alyssa Milano), Charmed

6. Tabitha (Juliet Mills), Passions

5. Sabrina Spellman (Melissa Joan Hart), Sabrina the Teenage Witch

4. Grandmama Addams (Blossom Rock), The Addams Family

3. Piper Halliwell (Holly Marie Combs), Charmed

2. Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan), Buffy the Vampire Slayer

1. Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montrgomery), Bewitched

We applaud Piper over her sisters given
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