Although nothing this year is guaranteed, hopefully the ten things below will be enough to at least give you something to look forward to this year and still bring a little piece of Halloween to your day. Please also do let me know what you're most looking forward to this year too in the comments below!
Funko has revealed so many new Funko Pops recently for their Funkoween in May event.
This year will see the introduction of new Zombieland, Corpse Bride, The Craft and Marvel Zombie Pops. In fact there are so many new Horror/Halloween themed Funko Pops being released that I felt it was only necessary they had their own blog post, which you can check out right here.
Personally I am excited for the new Hocus Pocus funko pops (There are more characters than the Sanderson Sisters though Funko!) and also the new Corpse Bride pops too.
Although a fairly easy one on the list, it definitely is something to look forward to. I know quite a few of you are worried that ranges might be affected this year due to the closure of so many stores from the Pandemic. At one point I saw rumours that some stores wouldn't be getting any Halloween stuff at all and honestly I could not find any fact behind any of these claims.
Whether you're going into a store or shopping online, there will be many new releases from all kinds of stores this year and it's definitely one thing to look forward to. I can't wait to see what Homesense and TK Maxx release this year as those are my two favourite UK stores and also have the best range of Halloween goodies each year.
Although production might be a little delayed and also the theme changed due to the time of year being one of the key features of the new season, we will still get another American Horror story!
This years theme has already been teased but still we all have no idea what it is. Ryan Murphy even revealed a new spin off series called American Horror Stories is also in the works. The new show will focus on individual stories per episode instead of one long storyline per season.
To say I am excited for this one is an understatement. Due for release this summer, Hocus Pocus the board game is being released by Ravensburger. The goal of the game is to defeat the Sanderson Sisters before sunrise, fail and they will live forever. This family friendly game also comes in a book style box and includes spells and quotes from the film. No official release date has been revealed yet but we do know that it's definitely coming this year.
The next installment in the Halloween franchise and also new trilogy, Halloween Kills is still due for release this October.
A very short behind the scenes video was revealed by Jamie Lee Curtis last Halloween and it reveals very quick scenes from the upcoming sequel. The story will continue directly where the 2018 release left off and will also continue into the final part of the trilogy Halloween Ends which is due to be released in 2021.
Jason Blum also revealed recently on twitter that the trailer is on the way. Fingers crossed we get a reveal of what's in store very soon.
You can check out the video teaser below.
Although this does fall under Funko Releases I felt like this needed it's own place on this list as who doesn't love a countdown calendar?
Christmas can move aside as a new Halloween Countdown Calendar is about to hit the shelves and this one includes 13 mini Funko Pop figures from some of your favourite movies. Included in the calendar are Pops from Beetlejuice, The Nun, IT, Friday the 13th and The Shining.
Due for release in August, this will give you plenty of time to grab one in time for the spookiest month of the year.
A new year means so many new Bethany Lowe Designs products! If you're a collector or just love the odd piece, this years range of new arrivals will have something for everyone. I put a list of some of my favourite releases for this year, which you can check out right here.
So we can all look forward to new vintage style creations, brand new Johanna Parker arrivals and more. Speaking of Johanna Parker you can grab so many other treats from Johanna's Partners in Craft collections. A small group of independent artists and stores have worked with Johanna to release unique pieces.
This year the spookiest day of the year it's at it's spookiest. Not only does it fall on a Saturday but there will also be a full moon!
What's more is that if you're in the USA the clocks actually go back an hour in the early hours of November 1st (UK is Oct 25th) so for those partying on Halloween night, you'll have an extra hour of spooky fun.
So get planning as whether we're in lockdown or not you will not want to miss out on this Halloween.
Lego have unveiled a brand new Haunted House set that is actually already available to VIP members but will have a general release on June 1st for everyone else.
The set contains 3231 pieces and includes 8 characters too. Aimed at adults (18+ age on the box) this set will allow you to build a Haunted House ride with actual motorised free fall lift! The motor is sold separately but honestly with how cool this is, you'll need it!
"Welcome to Manor von Barron, a spooky Haunted House theme-park ride packed with chills and thrills for all who dare to enter. Once home to one of the world’s greatest villains who travelled the globe in search of treasures to steal, this Haunted House is a nostalgic throwback to classic LEGO® adventure sets, so be sure to look for rare bricks and ancient artifacts hidden throughout this spooky set!"
The set is priced at £209.99 here in the UK.
If you enjoyed The Haunting of Hill House then you should be excited for the second season of the anthology series from Netflix. Bly Manor began production in September 2019 and luckily wrapped in February of this year making all filming (unless reshoots and additional scenes are required) completed. Which also means that it's on track to still be released this year.
The Second season will be based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James and will include at least four of the original cast members returning as brand new characters. It has already been stated its a new story so there will be no link to the original.
There is no official release date yet but my guess is we'll be seeing it around the spookiest month of the year!