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Based on the Iconic Book Series

The Horrifying Tales Come to Life on Digital October 22 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD on November 5 from Lionsgate®

4K Ultra HD to Include Dolby Vision®

Get ready to be absolutely terrified when “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” arrives on Digital October 22 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand November 5 from global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B).

The highly anticipated film adaptation of the iconic book series brings the thrills and chills of some of Alvin Schwartz’s scariest stories to life.

Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is produced by Academy Award® winner Guillermo del Toro (2017, The Shape of Water, Best Director), with screen story by Guillermo Del Toro and Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan, written for the screen by Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, and directed by André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter).

The film stars Zoe Margaret Colletti (Annie, Wildlife, “Rubicon”), Michael Garza (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, “Wayward Pines,” “Timeless”), Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad,” “Claws,” “Scandal”), Lorraine Toussaint (Selma, “Into the Badlands,” “Orange is the New Black”), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight, “Wonder Pets!,” “Kidding”), and Natalie Ganzhorn (“The Stanley Dynamic,” “Make it Pop”).

It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley, where for generations the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large.

It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time. 

For a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home, the stories become all too real in this spine-tingling film.

Take home “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” and immerse yourself in the terrifying world with exclusive special features, including six featurettes on the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital releases and two featurettes on the DVD looking at the development of the creepiest creatures in the film, as well as the process of taking these classic tales from page to screen.

Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality.

When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.

The “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

  • “The Bellows Construct” Featurette
  • “Creature from the Shadows” Featurette
  • “Mood Reels” Featurette
  • “Behind-the-Scenes Trailers: Set Visits” Featurette
  • “Dark Tales” Featurette
  • “Retro Horror” Featurette
  • “Dark Tales” Featurette
  • “Retro Horror” Featurette

Get ready to snap your fingers!

The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block.

Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.

Long adored for being creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky, The Addams Family returns to the big screen this Halloween in a way you haven’t seen them before.

In the first animated film featuring this iconic family, Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, and Grandma join a lively cast of characters to remind us why they are the most eccentric family in the neighborhood. 

Except in this case, they are the most eccentric family in the run-down mansion on top of a fog- surrounded hill in New Jersey (a nod to creator Charles Addams’ home state). 

Happily ensconced in their Addams way of life for years, Gomez and Morticia prepare for a visit from their extended family for Pugsley’s “Sabre Mazurka,” a rite of passage ceremony to prove he is ready to become an Addams Family man.

Little does the family know, their neighbor down the hill — design TV phenom Margaux Needler — is constructing a prefabricated community, replete with technicolor pop and perfectionism.

When the fog lifts, Margaux is disconcerted to see The Addams Family mansion — the one thing standing between her dream of selling all the houses in the neighborhood and being adored as a TV personality forever. As Pugsley struggles to learn the complicated “Sabre Mazurka” routine, Wednesday finds herself struggling with coming-of-age. She befriends Margaux’s daughter Parker and pushes boundaries, as well as, Morticia’s buttons by joining in on “normal” pursuits like attending public school, cheerleading, and pink barrettes. 

A hilarious and endearing tale of acceptance, The Addams Family brings Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons to life and will inspire people of all ages to embrace a new idea of what is normal.

Listen to the FULL SONG and watch the new LYRIC VIDEO.

Listen to “Haunted Heart”

Are you ready?

The world’s most lovable sea sponge, SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends, Patrick Star and Gary the Snail, are making a splash at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

These huggable characters are available with a variety of accessories like the plush Pineapple House, Krabby Patty Wristie, and more. 

Don’t forget about the pre-packaged Gift Sets full of F.U.N. for the SpongeBob lover in your life.

Make your own nautical nonsense and add SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends to your collection.

SpongeBob SquarePants$29 / £21.50

Are you ready, kids? AYE, AYE, CAPTAIN! Make your own nautical nonsense and add SpongeBob SquarePants to your collection! The world's most lovable sea sponge is celebrating 20 years of unforgettable adventures in Bikini Bottom. Fans of all ages can take their imaginaaation overboard by making their own SpongeBob with hugs, heart and smiles. Bring home the sea's silliest creature and dive into more F.U.N. by personalizing him with sounds, scents and accessories! ©2019 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

Pre-Stuffed Gary the Snail$12.50 / £10

Meow! That means, “Gary the Snail is here!” Even the sea's silliest creature needs a faithful pet by his side. SpongeBob's beloved pet snail is extra cute as a pre-stuffed furry friend. Don't let Gary's small size fool you - this lovable snail is very huggable! ©2019 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

Krabby Patty Wristie$6 / £4.50

Yum! Your furry friend will need a good snack after a day of adventures in Bikini Bottom. This plush wrist accessory looks just like the yummy Krabby Patties that SpongeBob grills at the Krusty Krab. It attaches to your furry friend's paw for a fun look! ©2019 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

SpongeBob SquarePants Plush Pineapple House:$18 / £15

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants… and all your furry friends! This full-sized plush Pineapple House is a must-have for any SpongeBob SquarePants fan. It's the perfect plush accessory for playing with your furry friends in Bikini Bottom. Just watch out for jellyfish! ©2019 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

Online Exclusive Patrick Star$29 / £21.50

Pinky up! Now you can add SpongeBob's sea star sidekick to your collection! The online exclusive Patrick Star is one of the most huggable creatures under the sea with his plump pink body and super smiley face. Go overboard and bring home your very own Patrick Star today! ©2019 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

US Collection Linked HERE

UK Collection Linked HERE

20 New US Fall Dates Added, KIDZ BOP Kids to Perform First-Ever Tours in Canada and UK

Tickets Go On Sale in US and UK Beginning Friday, September 20, On Sale September 27 in Canada

New KIDZ BOP Albums Set to Release on November 15 in the US, Canada, and UK

KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids with more than 20 million albums sold, in partnership with Live Nation, is extending its successful KIDZ BOP World Tour, traveling to 35+ cities across the US, Canada, and the UK20 new US dates have been added this fall, and in 2020, The KIDZ BOP Kids will perform their first-ever headlining tours in Canada and the UK.

Tickets go on sale for the US and UK beginning September 20, and September 27 in Canada.

Timed to coincide with the new shows, KIDZ BOP will release new albums in the US and Canada (KIDZ BOP 40), and the UK (KIDZ BOP 2020) on November 15.

For tour dates and ticket information in the US and Canada, visit and

For the UK, visit and

In the US, Subway Fresh Fit for Kids® and KIDZ BOPRadio on SiriusXM's Channel 77 are official partners of the KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019.

Subway Fresh Fit for Kids® is a leader in offering on-the-go families balanced, customizable meals, and better-for-you kids' meals. SiriusXM's KIDZ BOP Radio (Ch. 77) features The KIDZ BOP Kids hosting a 24/7 party, which includes today's biggest hits, sung by kids for kids.

The KIDZ BOP Kids, with more than 3 billion streams to date, have been named Billboard Magazine's "#1 Kids' Artist" for nine consecutive years. The KIDZ BOP World Tour is headed to new cities in the US and Canada, including Miami, Orlando, Vancouver, and Calgary, and will be back by popular demand to New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. 

The British KIDZ BOP Kids will bring the KIDZ BOP World Tour to London again next spring, with additional stops in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, and more.

The KIDZ BOP Kids will perform some of today's biggest global pop hits live on stage.

The concert features awesome set design, costumes, exciting choreography, and tons of cool surprises.

Dads even have the chance to show off their best dance moves on stage during the "Daddy Dance Off."

Special VIP packages, which include a private party, exclusive merchandise, and a meet-and-greet with The KIDZ BOP Kids, are also available. Artist Group International (AGI) is representing the KIDZ BOP tour.

"KIDZ BOP World Tour" Global Tour Dates

United States – Nov/Dec 2019




Fri/Nov 1

Madison, WI

Orpheum Theater

Sat/Nov 2

Grand Rapids, MI

20 Monroe Live

Sun/Nov 3

Greensburg, PA

Palace Theatre

Fri/Nov 8

New York, NY

Westchester County Center

Sat/Nov 9

Philadelphia, PA

Tower Theatre

Sun/Nov 10

Washington, D.C.

DAR Constitution Hall

Fri/Nov 15

Boston, MA

Orpheum Theatre

Sat/Nov 16

Wallingford, CT

Toyota Oakdale Theatre

Sun/Nov 17

Atlantic City, NJ

Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall

Fri/Nov 22

Atlanta, GA

Coca-Cola Roxy

Sat/Nov 23

Columbia, SC

Township Auditorium

Sun/Nov 24

Kissimmee, FL

Osceola Heritage Park

Fri/Nov 29

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Sat/Nov 30

Jacksonville, FL

Florida Theatre

Sun/Dec 1

Miami, FL

The Fillmore Miami Beach

Sat/Dec 7

Mobile, AL

Mobile Saenger Theatre

Sun/Dec 8

New Orleans, LA

Saenger Theatre

Thurs/Dec 12

Ontario, CA

Toyota Arena

Sat/Dec 14

Fresno, CA

Warnors Center for the Performing Arts

Sun/Dec 15

Los Angeles, CA

The Wiltern

Canada – Feb/March 2020




Fri/Feb 21

London, ON

Centennial Hall

Sat/Feb 22

Kitchener, ON

Centre in the Square

Sun/Feb 23

Hamilton, ON

FirstOntario Concert Hall

Fri/Feb 28

Winnipeg, MB

Burton Cummings Theatre

Sat/Feb 29

Regina, SK

Conexus Arts Centre

Sun/March 1

Saskatoon, SK

TCU Place

Fri/March 6

Calgary, AB

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Sat/March 7

Penticton, BC

South Okanagan Event Centre

Sun/March 8

Vancouver, BC

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

United Kingdom – April 2020




Tues/April 7



Wed/April 8



Fri/April 10


Empire Theatre

Sat/April 11


Symphony Hall

Mon/April 13



Wed/April 15


Royal Concert Hall

Thurs/April 16


St David's Hall

Fri/April 17


Bridgewater Hall

KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live tours. In the US, KIDZ BOP is the No. 1 music brand for kids, featuring today's biggest hits "sung by kids for kids." KIDZ BOP has sold over 20 million albums and generated over 3 billion streams since the family-friendly music brand debuted in 2001. The best-selling series has had 24 Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 Chart; only three artists in history—The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Barbra Streisand—have had more Top 10 albums. For more information, visit
KIDZ BOP is a part of Concord.

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit

About Subway® Restaurants
The Subway restaurant chain continues to evolve the dining experience, offering guests in more than 100 countries quality ingredients, as well as robust flavor combinations with nearly 7 million made-to-order sandwiches created each day. The Subway brand provides an alternative to traditional fast food offering guests billions of sandwich, salad, and wrap combinations. All Subway restaurants are owned and operated by almost 21,000 Franchise Owners who employ hundreds of thousands of people globally. Franchise Owners and the company are committed to eliminating hunger by supporting hunger relief programs around the world. The Subway experience is also delivered online at, through, and the Subway® App. 
Subway® is a Registered Trademark of Subway IP LLC. © 2019 Subway IP LLC 

About SiriusXM
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest audio entertainment company, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and advertising-supported audio products. With the recent addition of Pandora, the largest streaming music provider in the US, SiriusXM reaches more than 100 million people with its audio products. For more about the new SiriusXM, please go to:

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