It's October and you know that means: it's time to watch some horror movies! Since this is the 21st century, you know what that means: it's time to fire up Netflix Instant to stream some horror movies that'll get you in the Halloween spirit
John Carpenter's 'They Live' has become a cult classic since its initial release in 1988. The film starred professional wrestler Roddy Piper as a drifter who discovers -- with the aid of some awesome sunglasses -- that the upper class members of the population are actually aliens controlling society through a TV signal. 25 years after 'They Live' first hit theaters, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1975, Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' terrified audiences with its depiction of a killer great white shark with a hunger for humans. A local police chief hires an oceanographer and a shark hunter to help him put an end to the massacre off the shore of the tranquil town of Amityville. Almost 40 years later, 'Jaws' remains one of the greatest horror films ever made. Join us for a look back at the cast of the film and see where they are now.
Unleashed in 1984, 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' gave everyone, well, nightmares with its horrific and instantly iconic villain Freddy Krueger -- a psychotic man who is burned to death by the parents of the children he murdered, and has returned to kill their teenagers in kind by terrorizing them in their sleep. The film gave us several sequels and a remake in 2010, but today we take a trip back to where it all started to see what the cast of the film are up to now.
John Carpenter's 'Halloween,' released in 1978, became an instant horror classic -- the film follows teenager Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) as she's stalked by a masked killer while babysitting on Halloween night. 'Halloween' has spawned numerous sequels, a remake (with its own sequel), and has inspired countless horror films in the 35 years since its initial release. We look back on the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
Though we got to see the sequence in full at Comic-Con 2013, Guillermo del Toro's contribution to 'The Simpsons'' upcoming Halloween special, "Treehouse of Horror XXIV," might make the episode the scariest yet. The visual horror master dug through the vaults to present an extended opening sequence chock full of classic monsters and those of his own design, so who made the cut?
I grew up going to theme parks. While most families were taking vacations to Hawaii, my family packed up the truck, threw us in the back with a camper shell as our only protection (seats belts?), and nothing but the road ahead of us as we trekked to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Universal Studios every year. Seriously, this is all we did every single year. It's the reason why I love theme parks, and also the reason why I've never been to any of the real locations showcased in It's a Small World. As an adult, my love for theme parks is still as strong as it was as a child, and this year I got to visit Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights, one of the biggest Halloween events held every year in Los Angeles.
Audiences got their first taste of the 'Friday the 13th' franchise, which is now 12 films strong, when the original horror flick hit theaters in 1980.
'Friday the 13th' certainly wasn't a star-based film -- in fact its biggest name at the time was coming off an almost decade-long break from films. However, the cast did contain one actor who went on to have a long, successful career, and another who belongs to a legendary entertainment family. See what the cast of 'Friday the 13th' is up to these days below.
This Halloween, most of us will be doing one of two things (or both): Watching scary movies, and gorging ourselves with candy. But you needn't feel guilty after your third 'Friday the 13th' movie and your tenth fun size Snickers bar: a new study has found that watching horror movies can actually burn hundreds of calories! Fire up Netflix and break out the candy corn!