It’s been 40 years since John Carpenter’s Halloween scared the wits out of audiences, and to celebrate the franchise is getting some new collectible statues.
While Michael Myers is the central figure in the Halloween franchise, many fans still have a soft spot for Laurie Strode. She was the last girl standing when Myers went on a murder spree in Haddonfield, Illinois. To celebrate the character’s legacy, NECA has announced two new resin statues of Laurie that are being released in honor of the original film’s 40th anniversary.
The first statue looks like it’s based off her appearance at the beginning of Halloween 1978 when she was babysitting Tommy Doyle and Lindsay Wallace. She’s wearing a sweater with jeans and holding a bat. The second statue is based off her final confrontation with Michael Myers at the end of the film where she’s wearing her white tank top with a hammer in hand.
NECA first showed off these statues at Toy Fair 2019 along with their line of action figures for Halloween 2018, but this is our first official look at these upcoming figures.”
The newest set of collectibles from Trick or Treat Studios is suitable for fans of the horror franchise “Halloween” and the movie’s masked villain, Michael Myers. The company has released three Laurie Strode 8-inch resin statues with the likenesses of actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who played the character in John Carpenter’s 1978 blockbuster film.
The first statue is a limited edition of 500 pieces and will sell for $49.95; a second statue, also limited to 500 units, sells for $69.95 and includes a mask and knife; while a third, deluxe version featuring interchangeable heads is limited to only 250 pieces and will retail for $99.95. All three statues are available for pre-order now through Trick or Treat Studios’ website for Halloween delivery.
The company will also offer a fourth version of the Laurie Strode statue at Halloween Horror Nights 2018 at Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando theme parks this fall. That statue will include an interchangeable head featuring Curtis as Strode in her hazmat suit from the 2018 film.
All four statues were sculpted by Sota Toys’ Erick Sosa based on scans of Curtis’ head from the original 1978 film. They were digitally sculpted by Muckle Mannequins Studio, manufactured by Twe
This year, a new generation of horror fans will get to experience the film that started it all. Michael Myers is back and he’s in 4k! The bloodier, scarier, more terrifying version is available everywhere now.
To celebrate the relaunch of this classic horror story, Trick or Treat Studios has collaborated with Compass International Pictures to create a line of costumes based on the new film. The collection includes screen-accurate versions of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, as well as versions of Laurie’s Halloween II and Halloween H20 outfits. It also includes two versions of Dr. Loomis’ costume from Halloween II, including one with bullet holes!
For this blog post I’m going to talk about my favorite piece in the collection: Laurie Strode’s Halloween (1978). This is an exact replica of the costume worn by Jamie Lee Curtis in the original film. The costume is made out of a high quality polyester knit fabric that stretches to fit your body perfectly. It comes in sizes XS-2XL and features an elastic waistband for comfort and ease of movement. It also includes a blue strip on the sleeve and pant leg to match Jamie Lee Curtis’ hand print from her makeup test for the part. This costume is perfect for any fan
While we’re on the topic of horror movies from the ’70s and ’80s, do you remember that movie “The Fog” from 1980? The one with Jamie Lee Curtis? The one about the creepy fog that comes in to a coastal California town and brings with it a bunch of zombies.
Well, it turns out that movie is getting remade. This time, though, the story is being told from Laurie Strode’s point of view. It will pick up after the events at Haddonfield and focus on her as a survivor and protector of her own family.
Now you may be thinking: “What’s the big deal?” And if so, then you clearly weren’t a teenage girl in the early 1980s who watched this movie and wanted to dress up like Jamie Lee Curtis for Halloween.
But wait! Is that…yes! Yes, it is! It’s Laurie Strode herself. With a knife! In resin! She comes as a 12″ collectible statue complete with her white blouse and blue jeans. She even has her knife raised like she’s ready to take on Michael Myers again (or maybe just some trick-or-treaters).
If you want to bring the classic character into your home, there are
Why should anyone care about a 30 year old movie?
For most of the last century, horror films have been dominated by an emphasis on technology. The shock and awe of real-life horror has been replaced with visions of haunted dolls, possessed computer games, and evil VHS tapes. The heart of horror lies in the tension between what is known and what is unknown, in the very real terror that something lurks out there waiting for us to make a mistake – be it a dark alley or an ill-advised invitation to enter our homes. But I don’t think that’s what most people go to horror films for any more.
This is not to say that today’s media landscape is devoid of stories focusing on real-life terror – but they are usually somewhat removed from the horrors we experience everyday. Take Netflix’s Black Mirror series, for example – its tales are set in a world where technology has advanced far beyond our own. This isn’t a bad thing – it just means that these stories aren’t as terrifying as they could be if they were set in our world.
I’ve long argued that the best way to create fear is through immediacy. The best way to unsettle someone is to show them something they’re familiar with but in a
Over the past few years, there has been an increasing interest in Among Us, and now that Halloween is just around the corner, it seems like the perfect opportunity to show off some of the best Among Us costumes we’ve seen.
Among Us is a multiplayer party game where you have to find out who the imposter is before they eliminate the crewmates. And while Crewmate costumes are easy to make with some simple clothing items, imposters can be trickier. Luckily, there are plenty of tutorials on how to create your own custom Halloween costumes.
But if you don’t have time to make your own costume, you can always buy one! There are lots of great options for people of all ages (and budgets). We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Among Us-themed costumes:
1) If you want to be an imposter, this is a great option! This costume comes with a headpiece that looks just like the classic red suit from Among Us and even comes with a pair of gloves so you can complete the look. The whole thing is made from high-quality materials and will last through plenty of re-wearings.
2) This costume features a white jumpsuit with black, red, and blue
Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the world. It’s celebrated in many countries, including the United States and Canada. On October 31st, people dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.
Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o’-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweets. It’s estimated that Americans spend 6 billion dollars on Halloween each year! The holiday is also celebrated in parts of Europe, Australia and South America.
One of the most popular Halloween traditions is dressing up in costumes and going door to door asking for treats with the phrase “trick or treat!”. The “trick” part of “trick or treat” is a threat to play a trick on the homeowner or their property if no treat is given to them. Trick-or-treating usually occurs on October 31 from 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm in residential areas.