Halloween

Film Review: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (USA, 2018) provides some PG scares over familiar ground

October 26, 2018

Acting as a nice alternative to the brutality of Halloween, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, whilst not overly clever or necessary viewing by any means, provides enough chaotic entertainment for the younger crowd (or those young at heart) to earn their own respective scares for the spooky season. Even though its title suggests its a sequel […]

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Interview: Jamie Lee Curtis on having no fear returning to Halloween (and the fate of Wanda)

October 26, 2018

As Australia prepares to feel the sharp blade of Michael Myers puncture once again with the release of Halloween, the film’s heroine – and original genre scream queen – Jamie Lee Curtis took to our shores to spread the love of all things Laurie Strode and this four-decade long series.  Gracefully walking the black carpet […]

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Interview: Jason Blum talks Halloween, working with John Carpenter and teases upcoming Blumhouse film Spooky Jack

October 25, 2018

The AU’s Harris Dang sat down with Blumhouse’s Jason Blum to talk about his latest production, Halloween, which hits cinemas today. They talk about the great response the film has had so far, the weight of working with heavyweights like Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter – not to mention the franchise itself. Blum also […]

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The five best Halloween parties in Sydney this year

October 24, 2018

After-dark museum spooktaculars, scary Inner-West pub raves, Bojack Horseman dress-up parties, and ghoulish dog shows. Yeah, it’s Halloween in Sydney alright. Each year some of the best venues in the city attempt to out-do themselves and lure you into webs of themed events and expensive drinks. Not all are made equal though, so we’ve done […]

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Photo Gallery: Jamie Lee Curtis on the Halloween black carpet at the Australian Premiere in Sydney

October 24, 2018

In cinemas this Thursday, and following on from a record breaking weekend on the US Box Office, legendary actress Jamie Lee Curtis walked the black carpet in Sydney last night for the Australian premiere of Halloween. Nathan Atkins was there and brings us these photos from the carpet.

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Film Review: Halloween (USA, 2018) truly captures the atmosphere of John Carpenter’s seminal classic

October 24, 2018

Trick: The 2018 incarnation of Halloween acts as a direct continuation of the 1978 original, essentially wiping out all seven sequels (and the two Rob Zombie-helmed revisions) that succeeded in the years since. Treat: It’s good.  Like really f***ing good! After surviving the maniacal clutches of psychotic killer Michael Myers forty years prior, Laurie Strode […]

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Party your way to a dream ski trip to Canada this Halloween

October 14, 2018

Whether wizard, witch or vampire everyone is invited. On 27th October, Network Canada’s famous Halloween shaker Halloween International – Devil’s Night is set to return to Sydney’s Greenwood Hotel. In addition to 3 DJ areas, the party has several Canadian activities lined up for guests, from bull-riding (Calgary Stampede style) to snowboarding in the Canadian Rockies. They’ll […]

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Jamie Lee Curtis set to visit Australia for Halloween premiere in Sydney

September 17, 2018

Golden Globe Award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis, a true Hollywood icon, will be visiting Australia this October to promote the upcoming release of Halloween, a Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax film. The actress will be walking the Black Carpet at the Australian Premiere of Halloween, an event that takes place on Tuesday 23 […]

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Horror producer Jason Blum to visit Australia for Halloween retcon

September 13, 2018

Known for producing a-grade, horror packed films Paranormal Activity and The Purge, Universal Pictures is bringing Jason Blum, one of Hollywood’s greatest producers and founder of Blumhouse Productions, to discuss his upcoming release Halloween.  Blum is a two-time Academy Award®-nominated and two-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer. His multi-media company is known for pioneering a new model […]

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UberEATS will deliver candy and last minute Halloween costumes around Australia today

October 30, 2016

In a bizarre but super convenient promotion for Halloween, UberEATS will be helping their customers, both old and new, get involved in the ghoulish celebrations by offering “trick or treat” packs in collaboration with M&M’s. Today anyone in the UberEATS cities of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney will be able to open up the […]

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Skypeak Adventure’s Tree of Terror: Sydney’s new aerial playground transforms for Halloween

October 27, 2016

Just a few months ago Sydney welcomed in a second epic aerial adventure park after half a decade of planning, giving Olympic Park’s popular Urban Jungle an exciting sibling structure. Since then Skypeak Adventures has been attracting kids both big and small for something a bit more thrilling than your typical day out, offering a […]

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Our favourite new and upcoming horror games of October and beyond

October 24, 2016

Halloween is right around the corner, so it’s time turn off the lights and scare yourself silly with The Iris’ list of new and upcoming horror games.

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Kristian Fletcher to present a series of cult horror films around Brisbane this Halloween

October 5, 2016

Kristian Fletcher has a penchant for retro movies and cinematic events. The independent exhibitor has blessed Brisbane for the past 16 years with pop up period-cinema events and will continue to light the beacon for film romantics with his 2016 Halloween event. The event is to take place in various locations around Brisbane from Thursday […]

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Rob Zombie’s 31 gets Halloween screening events for Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra

September 14, 2016

Rob Zombie isn’t holding back in 31. The gorecore advocate, musician and director of horror staple House of 1000 Corpses, has returned with another bloodbath that will have you watching in your peripherals and to celebrate Monster Pictures will hold Halloween screenings at selected venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra with more cities to […]

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Ananas Bar & Brasserie’s Halloween Champagne Brunch – The Rocks (Sydney)

November 9, 2015

French hotspot Ananas Bar & Brasserie has been hosting special Champagne Brunches once a month for awhile now, pulling on various themes from Willy Wonka to Winter Wonderland. The well-received concept is refreshing and playful, spinning the traditional champagne brunch into lively buffets with free-pour packages, and a DJ for background music (themed, of course), […]

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Interview: Event Director Mathieu Ravier talks about the upcoming Jurassic Lounge Halloween event in Sydney

October 16, 2015

With Halloween just around the corner what better way to get into the spooky spirit then a night at Jurassic Lounge – Halloween special! Run amuck and discover your inner child as the Australian Museum opens it’s doors after hours once more. Event Director Mathieu Ravier gives us a sneak peek of what’s in store. […]

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