John Landis, Joe Dante And More Horror Legends Join Tales Of Halloween

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Horror anthologies are so hot right now, and it looks like Tales Of Halloween might be the latest collection stuffed to the gills with talent, cameos and a lot of insanely talented filmmakers. And today, horror legend John Landis and Joe Dante just joined its long list of bananas talent.

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Tales of Halloween is comprised of ten stories, all created under one rule: the directors have to keep their story centered around Halloween night. Apparently, each short takes place in an American suburb (on Halloween obviously). But the range of baddies and gore stretch from aliens to axe murderers.

Here's the list of creators and their short titles (NEIL MARSHALL!):

"TRICK" Directed by Adam Gierasch

"BAD SEED" Directed by Neil Marshall

"GRIMM GRINNING GHOST" Directed by Axelle Carolyn

"THE WEAK AND THE WICKED" Directed by Paul Solet

"FRIDAY THE 31st" Directed by Mike Mendez

"THE RANSOM OF RUSTY REX" Directed by Ryan Schifrin

"THIS MEANS WAR" Directed by Andrew Kasch and John Skipp

"THE NIGHT BILLY RAISED HELL" Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman

"SWEET TOOTH" Directed by Dave Parker

"DING DONG" Directed by Lucky McKee

And a press release from today just announced the official lineup of horror industry cameos we can expect including: Joe Dante, John Landis, Adam Green, Adam Pascal, Adrianne Curry, Mick Garris, Lombardo Boyer, Graham Skipper, Stuart Gordon, Greg McLean, Spooky Dan Walker and Adrienne Barbeau.

And above is your first look at Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror), who is just one part of this massive cast that includes Sam Witwer (Being Human), Noah Segan (Looper), Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Pat Healy (The Innkeepers), Graham Skipper (Almost Human), and Greg Grunberg (Heroes).

We love a good short at io9, so we eagerly await the release of Tales of Halloween.

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I know it's only January, but dammit, I can't wait for October. Halloween is my favorite holiday, one that even now still gets me excited. I haven't been trick-or-treating in almost two decades, but the magic of Halloween still holds true.

It's the one night of year where it seems like anything can happen. The shadows are a little darker, the night a little longer. Suddenly, the streets you grew up on look alien, unfamiliar to your eyes, and even the walk from your driveway to your front door feels unsafe. An open window on any other night wouldn't warrant a second thought, but on Halloween it'll make you check every room, every nook and cranny, in search of an unwelcome visitor.

God, I can't wait for Halloween.