Scream Super Fans Have Rented the House from the Original Film to Throw One Killer Halloween Party

Dimension Films
Dimension Films

If you want to bring a little more authenticity to your Halloween celebrations this year, you can do so in the very house where the final scenes of Wes Craven’s tongue-in-cheek horror classic Scream took place. Two horror movie buffs—producer and director Anthony Masi and movie prop and memorabilia expert Nate Ragon—rented out the house (where Matthew Lillard's character, Stu, lived in the movie) near Santa Rosa, California, for the weekend of Saturday, October 27 to throw an event called Scream Comes Home.

The event began on Kickstarter, where the creators were asking for a total of $50,000, which was reached with plenty of time to spare. The event includes admittance to the house’s grounds, access to the team’s Scream memorabilia displays (including screen-used masks), a screening of the movie, and, for some lucky fans with enough disposable income, a party and sleepover in the house.

All of this is available by pledging to different tiers on the event’s Kickstarter page. Though many of the packages for overnight stays are sold out (they were $500 to $1250), there are still plenty of packages available that include access to the house grounds for the day and a seat for the Scream screening. For pledges of $350 and higher, you'll also score a spot on the Woodsboro bus tour, which will drive fans around to some of the other filming locations from the movie like Sydney's house and the high school from the film.

There’s even a pledge that will get you a phone call from Roger Jackson—the voice of Ghostface in the four Scream movies—completely in character just to terrify you, much as he did to Neve Campbell back in 1996.

The tiers are selling out fast, so if you’re inclined to spend your Halloween on the sacred grounds of horror film history, head to the Scream Comes Home Kickstarter now.

[h/t TMZ]

Billie Lourd Shares What (Very Little) She Can About Star Wars: Episode IX

Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

​Nearly nothing is known about the final film in the latest Star Wars series, except that J.J. Abrams, who helmed The Force Awakens, will be returning as director, and many of the cast members from both Abrams's earlier effort and The Last Jedi will be reprising their roles. Even the late Carrie Fisher, who sadly passed away on December 27, 2016, will be included in Episode IX, through unused footage from the previous two films.

Though all the stars of the upcoming film are sworn to secrecy about it, Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, is spilling what she can. Lourd, who played the minor role of Lieutenant Connix in the last two films, teased what it was like being back on set.

"I gotta watch myself because the Star Wars PD is going to come get me, but it is incredible. I’ve read the script and I’ve been on set," Lourd told ​Entertainment Tonight. "I was on set for, like, three weeks back in September, and it is going to be magical. I can’t say much more, but I’m so excited about it and so grateful to be a part of it. Star Wars is my heart. I love it."

A lot of things are riding on Episode IX, especially considering how divided fans were over The Last Jedi. Though with Abrams back in the director's chair, it seems likely that the new film will be a return to form. The as-yet-untitled film hits theaters on December 20, 2019.

A 24-Hour Pee-wee's Playhouse Marathon is Coming to IFC on Thanksgiving Day

Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory

Today's secret word is: AHHHH! If the thought of talking politics with your drunk uncle this Thanksgiving is too much for you to bear, might we suggest that you stay right there on the couch and watch 24 hours of Pee-wee's Playhouse instead?

In the spirit of holiday marathons, IFC has announced that it's bringing the not-just-for-kids cult classic Saturday morning TV series back to the small screen this Turkey Day—more than 30 years after it made its original debut.

Pee-wee, Chairry, Conky, Miss Yvonne, Jambi, Cowboy Curtis, Reba the Mail Lady, Clocky, The King of Cartoons, and the rest of the gang will all be there when the network kicks off a full 24 hours of all-Pee-wee programming.

"For over 30 years, the enormously popular Pee-wee Herman and innovative television series Pee-wee’s Playhouse—created by and starring Paul Reubens—has captured a special place in the hearts of millions of viewers, young and old," IFC wrote in a press release. "Since its initial premiere on CBS in 1986, this multiple Emmy-winning children’s program became Saturday morning appointment viewing for kids in the '80s and '90s and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist ever since."

In addition to embedding itself in the hearts and minds of its viewers over its five-year run, Pee-wee's Playhouse garnered unprecedented critical acclaim, earning 15 Emmy Awards and the 1987 Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming. In 2010, Reubens brought the character back for a stage show that began in Los Angeles before migrating to Broadway (where it regularly sold out).

In addition to being a launching pad for soon-to-be-stars like Phil Hartman, Laurence Fishburne, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Natasha Lyonne, Reubens hired some serious talent behind-the-scenes, too. Five years before he wrote and directed Boyz n the Hood—for which he earned two Oscar nominations—John Singleton was a P.A. on the Playhouse set. Around the same time he formed White Zombie, Rob Zombie held the same title.

The marathon, which will include a special screening of Christmas at Pee-wee’s Playhouse, will kick off at 6 a.m. on November 22 (Thanksgiving morning) and run for 24 hours straight. Beginning on November 24, IFC will be bringing Pee-wee's Playhouse back to "its rightful home on Saturday mornings" with weekly airings of the series.

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