A horror movie based on true Halloween events, made using practical effects, and a soundtrack composed by the one-and-only John Carpenter, The Terror of Hallow’s Eve is a gift from director Todd Tucker to all horror fans who want to travel back to a time when horror movies honored the holiday.
iHorror got an exclusive sneak peek at some of the film and a behind-the-scenes interview with stars Juliet Landau and Christian Kane and we wanted to share it with you.
The movie is scheduled to premiere at FrightFest in London on August 28, and it has already created quite a buzz for its innovative approach in celebrating the creature features of the 80’s
“It is an honor to premiere The Terror of Hallow’s Eve at FrightFest in August,” said director Todd Tucker of his film. “Part of this film is based on true events that happened in my childhood, but was made for the fans of 1980’s horror movies. Thanks to everyone at FrightFest for making this possible.”
Makeup FX Studio Illusion Industries Inc. is taking us back to the good ol’ days of cinematic horror. It seems they have studied the encyclopedia on what fans want, taken a vintage approach, but managed to create something entirely fresh right down to a hell-bent memorable movie monster. And Easter egg hunters will have fun identifying every hidden horror homage throughout the film.
The movie stars Caleb Thomas (Highway To Havasu, Statis) in the lead role of Timmy, Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Inherent Vice), Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy I & II), Juliet Landau (Ed Wood, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), with Christian Kane (Angel, The Librarians), and Sarah Lancaster (Chuck, Everwood). Screenplay by Zack Ward, and feature music by the legendary John Carpenter.
“The Terror of Hallow’s Eve is an absolute winner and marks director Todd Tucker as a genre force to be reckoned with,” FrightFest co-director Paul McEvoy said. “Enormous fun, atmospheric and genuinely terrifying.”
The film is currently making its rounds on the festival circuit while it looks for a global distributor, so keep a lookout for this gem which should have no trouble finding its way to some sort of US medium in the near future.
About Todd Tucker
Todd Tucker is one of the most innovative special effects makeup artist and creature creators in the industry with over 100 film and television credits. He became a SAG actor and started playing over a dozen of his own creations for the series Charmed. He’s acting / puppeteering include Blade, That’s So Raven, Wizards of Waverly Place, Van Helsing, The Passion of the Christ. Todd and his makeup team were nominated for best makeup at the makeup union awards, for Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans. He is also a celebrity judge on the 2017 season of Halloween Wars, on the Food Network. In 2011 his film Monster Mutt won Best Comedy at the International Family Film Festival.
Todd has seamlessly made the jump to writing, producing, directing and has proven that he is capable of stretching his innumerable talents across genres.
About Illusion Industries Inc.
The creators of some of the most memorable characters and creatures is now bringing audiences some of the most original stories ever to grace our screens. In 2010 Founders Todd Tucker and Ronald L. Halvas launched Illusion Industries Inc., a full service special effects makeup company, specializing in design, prosthetic makeup, creatures, puppets, and specialty costumes. The company is highly respected as one of the top effects creators and now production company. Credits include: Smurfs 1 & 2, GI Joe Retaliation, The Ice Man, Fright Night 2, Jack Reacher 2, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and Geostorm.