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EMP Celebrates HORROR CHANNEL’s Scfi-Fi Easter Weekend!

It’s back to terrify once more! This Easter weekend Horror Channel celebrates the Sci-fi B-movie world of strange creatures, alien invaders and weird science with CLASSIC SCI-FI WEEKEND! And here at EMP we can’t wait! With the Fifties being well acknowledged as the Golden Age for Sci-fi movies, Horror Channel has picked Ten of the most iconic! Broadcasting on Saturday 16th April and Sunday 17th April.

THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957)

Promo trailer: https://youtu.be/zHsSX9ukqXA

The season is set to include five channel premieres, including the heart-pounding Alien invasion classic IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, pulp-horror favourite TARANTULA, featuring an uncredited Clint Eastwood, subterranean monster thriller and more, find them all listed below!

IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953)

If that hasn’t got your weekend fully booked, the season will also embrace returning favourites such as mutant octopus-rampaging IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, Fred F. Sears’ saucer-invading caper EARTH VS THE FLYING SAUCERS, Sears’ rampaging alien bird yarn THE GIANT CLAW, Nathan Juran’s Ray Harryhausen inspired 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH and drive-in favourite THE BLOB, starring Steve McQueen!

 

Sounds like that’s our Easter weekend sorted! What about you? Let us know on our social posts which films you’ll be watching and don’t forget to check out our special Horror Channel competition, two lucky winners will bag a Nebula Mars 2 Pro Projector in celebration of the Classic Sci-Fi Weekend!

 

Full weekend viewing list:

THE MOLE PEOPLE (1957)

Saturday 16 April @ 13:00 – IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953) *Channel Premiere

Saturday 16 April @ 14:40 – EARTH VS THE FLYING SAUCERS (1956)

Saturday 16 April @ 16:20 – TARANTULA (1955) *Channel Premiere

Saturday 16 April @ 17:55 – IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1956)

Saturday 16 April @ 19:30 – THE GIANT CLAW (1957)

Sunday 17 April @ 13:00 – THE MOLE PEOPLE (1957) *Channel Premiere

Sunday 17 April @ 14:30 – 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957)

Sunday 17 April @ 16:05 – THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957) *Channel Premiere

Sunday 17 April @ 17:40 – THE MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957) *Channel Premiere

Sunday 17 April @ 19:15 – THE BLOB (1958)

Enjoy!

TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 69 / Freesat 138

Website: http://www.horrorchannel.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horrorchannel

Twitter: https://twitter.com/horror_channel

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Our Top 10 Items For Halloween!

Halloween is fast approaching and if you’re not prepared for the spookiest night of the year…what are you waiting for?! Here at EMP HQ, it is one of our most favourite occasions and we’ve got a load of great items to make this October 31st your best Halloween yet! 🎃🤘

 

Whether it’s clothing and accessories for costume ideas, creepy decorations or merch from your favourite scary movies – EMP has it all! But if you want some extra tips, here are our top 10 recommendations for Halloween.

 

  1. Alice in Wonderland Dress

We all love the wacky and wonderful story of Lewis Carroll’s tale of Alice in Wonderland, but this Halloween, Elena is bringing a creepy twist to the story with her ‘Alice in Horrorland’ look. Wearing our ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ dress, which is not only full of amazing details but also exclusive to EMP, you can find it in our full Alice in Wonderland collection!

Our Top 10 Items For Halloween - Alice Dress

 

  1. Friday 13th Vans Collection

What’s your favourite scary movie? Well, if you’re a fan of the classics, Vans has you covered with their new Horror Collection! Including shoes, bags, tops and more all themed from films like The Shining, IT and Friday The 13th – it’s a horror fans paradise! One of our favourite items from the range are these awesome slip-on shoes featuring the Grady twins from The Shining!

“Hello Danny. Come and play with us.”

Our Top 10 Items For Halloween - Vans Shoes

  1. Nemesis Now Spirit Board Tea-light holder

Are you planning a séance this Halloween? Or maybe you want to dress your house in some awesome decorations? This spirit board Tea-Light Holder from Nemesis Now can certainly do both and is also a great gift for those who love their Gothic Décor all year round! But maybe not one for those who want to keep the ghosts away! 👻

Our Top 10 Items For Halloween - Nemesis Now Candle Holder

  1. Hocus Pocus Bag

Hocus Pocus has always been one of our Halloween favourites and this year Loungefly has blessed us with some amazing bags and purses to satisfy all of us life-long fans! This mini-backpack is one of the cutest we’ve seen and is great for those who love the fun side of Halloween, plus it has a matching purse!

Our Top 10 Items For Halloween - Hocus Pocus Bag

 

  1. Make-Up

Make-Up and Fashion Accessories are always essential for the ultimate Halloween costumes and bring your look up to the next level when done correctly! Luckily, these amazing fashion contacts from Chromaview don’t require you to be a professional make-up artist AND they still look incredible! These Grey Mist Dragon contacts are going to be perfect for my outfit this year!

Our Top 10 Items For Halloween - Contact Lenses

  1. Funko Halloween Calendar

The countdown for Halloween is officially on and if you’re a fan of Funko POP!s, this calendar is for you! With doors each containing one of thirteen Pocket POP! figures, the wait for October 31st just got a little bit easier! But be quick, for those who want to take full advantage of this awesome calendar – get your orders in now!

Our Top 10 Items For Halloween - Funko Calendar

 

  1. Harry Potter Cosplay

Once a Potter fan, always a Potter fan! And if you’re keen to show off your Hogwarts House as you go trick or treating this year, our collection of Hogwarts Uniform cosplay can help! Members of Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Gryffindor can dress up with our range of themed robes, skirts jumpers, and ties!

Our Top 10 Items For Halloween - Hogwarts Uniform

  1. Nemesis Now Goblet

We love welcoming new customers of all backgrounds to our store, and we have a special collection of merch for the Vampires out there! This stunning and detailed goblet from Nemesis Now is a great addition to your kitchenware and a perfect way to taste your guests. Oh sorry! Did I say taste? I meant to toast. 😉🥂

Our Top 10 Items For Halloween - Vampire Goblet

Image By @fedebiancyshinoda

 

  1. IT Coat

Fans of Stephen King’s IT will recognise this yellow coat! Inspired by the one worn by Georgie before he was eaten by Pennywise, it’s a great wear for October as the weather begins to grow colder! But just don’t wear it around any drains, who knows what could be down there! 🎈🤡

Our Top 10 Items For Halloween - IT Coat

  1. Metallica Skull

What do you get when you cross Metallica with Halloween? I don’t know but I’m sure loving this awesome Sad But True skull from our Metallica merch! Great as a decoration for Halloween or an all-year addition for fans of Metallica! It’s not one to miss! 💀

Our Top 10 Items For Halloween - Metallica Skull

 

So they were our Top 10 Items For Halloween! Which item from this list is going onto your Halloween wishlist? Let us know on our socials! Maybe you have some other favourites on our site – we’d love to know what they are! All orders made up to Halloween will also include this special EMP sticker so don’t miss out.

Our Top 10 Items For Halloween - Halloween Sticker

P.S: Don’t forget to enter our Halloween competition for your chance to win a huge gift bundle featuring great merch from your favourite scary movies as well as lots more spooktacular items!

Check out our Halloween Vampire page for more inspiration and don’t forget to follow us on social media for more tips and ideas as we run-up to Halloween!

Our Top 10 Items For Halloween - EMP Halloween Page

EMP, Fashion, Movies

Must-see movies to watch this October in the run-up to Halloween 2019

Halloween is my favourite holiday ever! I’m one of those people that start thinking about their costume mid-summer and share “is it Halloween yet” memes in May – if you follow our Instagram you might have noticed – soz!

I just LOVE being creepy and there’s nothing as exciting as spooky season for me and the build up to it is just magical (even more than Christmas, my birthday, 4 puppies with red ribbons and a trip to Disneyland all together!) – cause basically Halloween is not just a day – it’s a season:


Just think of the autumn colours, leaves on the floor, pumpkin spice lattes… It’s also more socially accepted to wear black or dark lipsticks and be pale (let’s face it – when you’re too pale in summer you will always get that person making jokes about your skin tone to which you have to politely answer with a fake smile and a “funny, very funny! Never heard the joke about vampires/burning/or if I’m Marilyn Manson’s daughter before”) and it’s an excuse to buy new cosy jumpers and hoodies, boots and coats.
Plus the colder weather doesn’t make you feel as guilty for spending your evenings or days off indoors gaming, reading or watching horror movies to get into a creepy mood and look for Halloween outfit inspo.

So on the run up to Halloween I just love to keep some free time in my evenings or weekends to snuggle up with a fluffy blanket and cosy pyjamas and simply eat tonnes of junk food and watch all my favourite creepy/spooky or simply Halloweeny movies. Plus let’s say it, it’s great to avoid people and not have to be sociable from time to time:

Here’s a list of the movies you MUST see to get in the right mindset for the best night of the year! I’ve tried to keep the list mixed, with a variety of horror movies, animations, comedy horror etc.

 

The Shining (1980)

The Shining, a film based on Stephen King’s horror novel is simply a masterpiece – I’m sure I don’t need to sell it to you! And any occasion is good to re-watch this Stanley Kubrick wonder featuring an outstanding Jack Nicholson and a series of creepy scenes that are simply perfect to get you into Spooky Mood – Room 237, the Grady daughters, Danny and his tricycle are waiting for you at the Overlook Hotel.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Who said that Halloween movies have to be scary and bloody forcing you to sleep with the light on for a week??? You can get in the perfect Halloween spirit with something light and funny like Hocus Pocus. Of one thing we’re sure – this Disney classic featuring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as The Sanderson sisters is going to make you laugh!

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

I used to be terrified of this movie growing up – and even if I’ve seen it a few times in the years I “watched” most of it hiding behind a pillow. I think this year is going to be easier to watch this Wes Craven classic (and enjoy the short appearance of Johnny Depp) thanks to Rick and Morty! I can’t un-see Scary Terry now – “You can run but you can’t hide, bi***!”. Sorry Freddy Krueger.

Check our A Nightmare on Elm Street merch here.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Like every good little Goth growing up I must have watched this Tim Burton classic at least 784837 times!
At some point I had a DVD that gave me the option of changing the language and I remember watching it in Italian, Spanish and French out of curiosity to see if the songs sounded better (the Italian ones are pretty cool, sang by an Italian singer called Renato Zero who looks just like Professor Snape! Google it if you don’t trust me).

But the best version of the song ‘This is Halloween’ is not in Italian, Spanish or French. And it’s not even the original… it’s this awesome cover by Marilyn Manson taken from the album Nightmare Revisited.

Check our The Nightmare Before Christmas merch here.

The Addams Family (1991)

There are many reasons why I LOVE this movie: it’s extremely funny thanks to its dark humour, Angelica Huston as Morticia Addams and Christina Ricci’s Wednesday simply mirror exactly how I feel towards people 98% of the time and gifted the world with meme material for the rest of our lives. You’re welcome, Internet.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Oh dear Tim Burton, thank you for this movie! It’s simply one of the greatest movies of all time.
Did you know that Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp were happily engaged at the time they were filming this movie? That probably helped portraying the love and connection between Edward and Kim.
Also, am I the only one that is still upset about these two breaking up?!? #WinonaForever.

Coraline (2009)

Simply a great movie – brilliant soundtrack, bizarre characters, interesting story and creepy villain… the perfect recipe for a Halloweeny movie.

I’ve dressed up as the Coraline doll a few times for Halloween – any excuse to wear a yellow raincoat!

Casper (1995)

Do I need to say spoiler alert if I talk about the ending of a movie that came out 24 years ago? I will just in case – ***SPOILER ALERT***

Ok, let’s talk! Casper shouldn’t be a kids’ movie, kids’ movies should have a happy ending right? This is like if in Beauty and the Beast the Beast dies despite Belle crying and saying she loves him. Not cool. Not cool…

But still, a classic and a must see this Halloween. Just keep some tissues nearby.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Growing up I was TERRIFIED of clowns thanks to my older brother who let me watch IT with him when I was only 5 years old – thanks bro! Even now I’m still scared of clowns but I got over how terrifying Pennywise the Dancing Clown is thanks to The Rocky Horror Picture Show! To see Tim Curry (aka Pennywise in the original IT movie) dancing and singing in fishnet tights and heels as Dr. Frank-N-Furter made it impossible for me to take Pennywise seriously again.

This cult classic is a must see, not scary, but great fun!

Check our IT – The Movie merch here.

The Exorcist (1973)

Absolutely terrifying, still makes me jump despite how many times I’ve seen it.
Even scarier when you find out it’s based on real life events and start reading all the urban legends about the set and the movie itself being cursed

Beetlejuice (1988)

Once again thank you Tim Burton for another brilliant movie! Beetlejuice turned 30 last year and it’s still a must see! And what a cast: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Catherine O’Hara (the mum from Home Alone in case you didn’t know) and Winona Ryder as Lydia are simply amazing! And it gives us so many ideas for Halloween costumes

Check our Beetlejuice merch here.

Donnie Darko (2001):

Donnie Darko is one of my favourite movies of all time! And my huge crush on Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t even play a part in rating this movie so highly! It’s simply brilliant… From the film’s story to its incredible soundtrack, cast and acting.

And the list could go on and on… Just to name a few:
Carrie (1976) or the remake from 2013
The Craft (1996)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Halloween (1978)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Ghostbusters (1984)
ParaNorman (2012)
Poltergeist (1982)
Scream (1996)
Practical Magic (1998)
Friday the 13th
(1980)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Frankenweenie (2012)

And without forgetting all the James Wan movies like The Nun, The Conjuring 1 & 2, Insidious 1, 2 & 3, Annabelle 1 & 2, Lights Out and all the Saw films. This man is an evil genius!

 

What about you? What are your must-see movies to watch in the run-up to Halloween?
We haven’t listed them? Comment below.

 

Popcorn ready? Have you checked under the bed and in the wardrobe? Everything clear?
Good let’s start this Halloween movie marathon.


Check our movies & TV merch here!

Need inspiration for your Halloween 2018 look? Check out our huge Halloween range and costume ideas here.

Happy Halloween,
🖤🎃☠️👻🦇
Elena x

EMP, Movies, Special, TV

Must-see movies to watch this October in the run-up to Halloween

 

 

Halloween is my favourite holiday ever! I’m one of those people that start thinking about their costume mid-summer and share “is it Halloween yet” memes in May – if you follow our Instagram you might have noticed – soz!

I just LOVE being creepy and there’s nothing as exciting as spooky season for me and the build up to it is just magical (even more than Christmas, my birthday, 4 puppies with red ribbons and a trip to Disneyland all together!) – cause basically Halloween is not just a day – it’s a season:


Just think of the autumn colours, leaves on the floor, pumpkin spice lattes… It’s also more socially accepted to wear black or dark lipsticks and be pale (let’s face it – when you’re too pale in summer you will always get that person making jokes about your skin tone to which you have to politely answer with a fake smile and a “funny, very funny! Never heard the joke about vampires/burning/or if I’m Marilyn Manson’s daughter before”) and it’s an excuse to buy new cosy jumpers and hoodies, boots and coats.
Plus the colder weather doesn’t make you feel as guilty for spending your evenings or days off indoors gaming, reading or watching horror movies to get into a creepy mood and look for Halloween outfit inspo.

So on the run up to Halloween I just love to keep some free time in my evenings or weekends to snuggle up with a fluffy blanket and cosy pyjamas and simply eat tonnes of junk food and watch all my favourite creepy/spooky or simply Halloweeny movies. Plus let’s say it, it’s great to avoid people and not have to be sociable from time to time:

Here’s a list of the movies you MUST see to get in the right mindset for the best night of the year! I’ve tried to keep the list mixed, with a variety of horror movies, animations, comedy horror etc.

 

The Shining (1980)

The Shining, a film based on Stephen King’s horror novel is simply a masterpiece – I’m sure I don’t need to sell it to you! And any occasion is good to re-watch this Stanley Kubrick wonder featuring an outstanding Jack Nicholson and a series of creepy scenes that are simply perfect to get you into Spooky Mood – Room 237, the Grady daughters, Danny and his tricycle are waiting for you at the Overlook Hotel.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Who said that Halloween movies have to be scary and bloody forcing you to sleep with the light on for a week??? You can get in the perfect Halloween spirit with something light and funny like Hocus Pocus. Of one thing we’re sure – this Disney classic featuring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as The Sanderson sisters is going to make you laugh!

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

I used to be terrified of this movie growing up – and even if I’ve seen it a few times in the years I “watched” most of it hiding behind a pillow. I think this year is going to be easier to watch this Wes Craven classic (and enjoy the short appearance of Johnny Depp) thanks to Rick and Morty! I can’t un-see Scary Terry now – “You can run but you can’t hide, bi***!”. Sorry Freddy Krueger.

Check our A Nightmare on Elm Street merch here.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Like every good little Goth growing up I must have watched this Tim Burton classic at least 784837 times!
At some point I had a DVD that gave me the option of changing the language and I remember watching it in Italian, Spanish and French out of curiosity to see if the songs sounded better (the Italian ones are pretty cool, sang by an Italian singer called Renato Zero who looks just like Professor Snape! Google it if you don’t trust me).

But the best version of the song ‘This is Halloween’ is not in Italian, Spanish or French. And it’s not even the original… it’s this awesome cover by Marilyn Manson taken from the album Nightmare Revisited.

Check our The Nightmare Before Christmas merch here.

The Addams Family (1991)

There are many reason why I LOVE this movie: it’s extremely funny thanks to its dark humour, Angelica Huston as Morticia Addams and Christina Ricci’s Wednesday simply mirror exactly how I feel towards people 98% of the time and gifted the world with meme material for the rest of our lives. You’re welcome, Internet.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Oh dear Tim Burton, thank you for this movie! It’s simply one of the greatest movies of all time.
Did you know that Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp were happily engaged at the time they were filming this movie? That probably helped portraying the love and connection between Edward and Kim.
Also, am I the only one that is still upset about these two breaking up?!? #WinonaForever.

Coraline (2009)

Simply a great movie – brilliant soundtrack, bizarre characters, interesting story and creepy villain… the perfect recipe for a Halloweeny movie.

I’ve dressed up as the Coraline doll a few times for Halloween – any excuse to wear a yellow raincoat!

Casper (1995)

Do I need to say spoiler alert if I talk about the ending of a movie that came out 24 years ago? I will just in case – ***SPOILER ALERT***

Ok, let’s talk! Casper shouldn’t be a kids’ movie, kids’ movies should have a happy ending right? This is like if in Beauty and the Beast the Beast dies despite Belle crying and saying she loves him. Not cool. Not cool…

But still, a classic and a must see this Halloween. Just keep some tissues nearby.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Growing up I was TERRIFIED of clowns thanks to my older brother who let me watch IT with him when I was only 5 years old – thanks bro! Even now I’m still scared of clowns but I got over how terrifying Pennywise the Dancing Clown is thanks to The Rocky Horror Picture Show! To see Tim Curry (aka Pennywise in the original IT movie) dancing and singing in fishnet tights and heels as Dr. Frank-N-Furter made it impossible for me to take Pennywise seriously again.

This cult classic is a must see, not scary, but great fun!

Check our IT – The Movie merch here.

The Exorcist (1973)

Absolutely terrifying, still makes me jump despite how many times I’ve seen it.
Even scarier when you find out it’s based on real life events and start reading all the urban legends about the set and the movie itself being cursed

Beetlejuice (1988)

Once again thank you Tim Burton for another brilliant movie! Beetlejuice turned 30 this August and it’s still a must see! And what a cast: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Catherine O’Hara (the mum from Home Alone in case you didn’t know) and Winona Ryder as Lydia are simply amazing! And it gives us so many ideas for Halloween costumes

Check our Beetlejuice merch here.

Donnie Darko (2001):

Donnie Darko is one of my favourite movies of all time! And my huge crush on Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t even play a part in rating this movie so highly! It’s simply brilliant… From the film’s story to its incredible soundtrack, cast and acting.

And the list could go on and on… Just to name a few:
Carrie (1976) or the remake from 2013
The Craft (1996)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Halloween (1978)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Ghostbusters (1984)
ParaNorman (2012)
Poltergeist (1982)
Scream (1996)
Practical Magic (1998)
Friday the 13th
(1980)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Frankenweenie (2012)

And without forgetting all the James Wan movies like The Nun, The Conjuring 1 & 2, Insidious 1, 2 & 3, Annabelle 1 & 2, Lights Out and all the Saw films. This man is an evil genius!

 

What about you? What are your must-see movies to watch in the run-up to Halloween?
We haven’t listed them? Comment below.

 

Popcorns ready? Have you checked under the bed and in the wardrobe? Everything clear?
Good let’s start this Halloween movie marathon.


Check our movies & TV merch here!

Need inspiration for your Halloween 2018 look? Check out our huge Halloween range and costume ideas here.

Happy Halloween,
🖤🎃☠️👻🦇
Elena x