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Daily Dead’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day Six – Stylin Online, Jaws Yahtzee, Alien Magnets & More!

4 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome back guys to day six of Daily Dead’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide! Hard to believe we’re now past the halfway mark with this year’s Hgg, so I’ll be sure to keep giving you guys as many great gift ideas as I can find for the rest of this week. Today’s guide is paying tribute to the icons of the genre and features several books either written by or featuring the legends of the industry, as well as an upcoming release from Guillermo del Toro.

We’ve also got a fun zombie shooting game for all those younger undead enthusiasts out there, an adorable selection of gift ideas for the ladies, an array of fun apparel and accessories from one of my personal favorite sites, Stylin Online, and so much more.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is being sponsored by Rlj Entertainment and their recent terrifying yuletide release, »

- Heather Wixson

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‘Misery’ at 25: The Stephen King Thriller Helped Kick Off an Extreme Era

30 November 2015 2:04 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Rob Reiner-directed, William Goldman-scripted film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Misery” premiered 25 years ago today (read the original Variety review here). Kathy Bates won the 1991 Oscar for best actress for the film, which grossed $61 million on a budget of $20 million.

It significantly rejuvenated the career of James Caan, who played the bed-bound author cared for by his biggest and nuttiest fun, and introduced the world to the talents of Bates, who played that psychotic fan.

But it also suggested that mainstream audiences might find violence with a sadistic edge rather thrilling. In a set piece in the film, Bates’ Annie Wilkes breaks the feet of Caan’s author character Paul Sheldon with a sledgehammer to punish him and to more easily control him, and he lives in dread of what else she may do to him if he does not escape her clutches.

This was all far milder than torture porn, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Beauty vs Beast: God I Love You

30 November 2015 12:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Happy Monday folks, it's Jason from Mnpp back from the turkey dead and ready to "Beauty vs Beast" with you all again! Have any of you seen Laurie Metcalf and Bruce Willis doing Stephen King's Misery on Broadway? I have not but as a recently admitted obsessive over Metcalf's work on Getting On - also especially her wild-eyed turn in Scream 2 - I'm curious to see what she does with the role of number one fan Annie Wilkes. (Also please tell me they updated the play and made Annie have a Tumblr account.) The shadow of Kathy Bates' original performance looms large, and speaking of...

Rob Reiner's 1990 film is turning 25 today! The film was a big hit, making over 60 million bucks and earning its leading lady that most rare of rare Oscar wins - one for a horror movie performance. And she certainly earned it, but »

- JA

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Round-Up: Outbreak: The Mutation Excerpt, Judas Ghost Q&A, Seraphim Song, Samhain Short Film, At Granny’S House

30 November 2015 8:13 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In this round-up, we have an excerpt from Scott Shoyer's zombie novel Outbreak: The Mutation. Also: a Q&A with Simon Green, the writer of Judas Ghost, Seraphim Song release details, the short film Samhain, and the third trailer for At Granny's House.

Outbreak: The Mutation: Press Release: "Austin, Texas – While nobody will deny zombie fiction’s huge surge in popularity, both readers and critics alike are currently crying out for wholly unique, mould-breaking narratives that don’t succumb to the recycling of the same old ideas. Thankfully, Scott Shoyer has stepped up to the plate with gusto.

Volume One of Shoyer’s Outbreak trilogy has already injected literally new blood into the market. In The Hunger, readers were captivated as a seemingly innocent day at the zoo led to a violent and world-threatening zombie apocalypse. In volume two, The Mutation, Shoyer further explores the world that he created »

- Tamika Jones

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Why 'Misery' Is More Relevant in the Social-Media Age

30 November 2015 7:00 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

When you first came here, I only loved the writer part of Paul Sheldon…now I know I love the rest of him too." It was 25 years today that the Rob Reiner-directed adaptation of Stephen King's novel Misery was released — but its chilling, claustrophobic story about consumer/celebrity dynamics gives it a relevance that helps it run (or rather, hobble) laps around almost every stalker movie made before or after. Because as much as it's a parable about horrific obsession, it's also a story about how fans relate »

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25 years ago today: Kathy Bates thoroughly creeped us out when ‘Misery’ opened in theaters

30 November 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

25 years ago today, Kathy Bates thoroughly creeped us out when her breakthrough film “Misery” opened in theaters. The film is based on the 1987 psychological horror novel by Stephen King about a famous author who’s rescued from a car crash by his fan (more like fanatic), Annie. Soon the romance novelist (played by James Caan) realizes Annie is less caretaker and more psychotic captor. “Misery” earned Bates an Academy Award for her role as Annie. She’s since returned to the genre that gave her an Oscar with a starring role in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story.” Bates recently showed how much she embraces the legacy of her “Misery” character when she told Entertainment Weekly, “‘I decided when I die, it’s going to be Kathy ‘Misery’ Bates. You know how they do, in People magazine, it’ll be ‘Kathy ‘Misery’ Bates passed away.’” Other notable November 30 happenings in pop culture history. »

- Emily Rome

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7 of the Scariest Horror Villains in Film and TV

27 November 2015 11:07 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Horror villains have a way with being scary, or well, terrifying. They are able to make us jump out of our seats and run to the nearest safety exit. However, did you know that some of those villains were rated scarier than others? You might have a few of your own. How do you think they would feel if they didn’t make the cut and were put on this list. Pretty scary to think about, huh? Make sure to check out some of the most terrifying horror villains of all time and hey, make sure to check out their movies, too! 1. Candyman scared our pants off. Do not go around saying his name in mirrors, because you might just get what you ask for. This man definitely terrified groups of all ages with the scary movies that he was in. Tony Todd - the actor that played Candyman scared »

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10 Things Only Stephen King Fans Will Understand

27 November 2015 5:09 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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As a writer, one of the things that I’ve always been interested in doing is actually invading your comfort space. Because that’s what we’re supposed to do. Get under your skin and make you react.

At this point, Stephen King needs no introduction. You don’t need me to tell you he was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, or that his books have sold over three-hundred and fifty million copies around the world.

He is Earth’s foremost horror writer, and is responsible for some of the most shocking, provocative fiction (it is fiction…right?) ever printed. If his stories are anything to go by, though, he’s probably the foremost horror writer in several other dimensions and some time in the past, too.

At this point King has amassed such a huge body of work that it almost seems supernatural in and of itself. »

- Brian Wilson

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Interview with 8 Films To Die For’s Bastard star Rebekah Kennedy

24 November 2015 12:29 PM, PST | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

When a film deals with two runaways, a suicidal cop and a newlywed couple of serial killers, you know you’re in for an experience. That’s the rundown of Bastard, one of the 2015 batch of After Dark’s 8 Films To Die For. A film that takes typical tropes and turns them upside down, the film is a unique one, and its star, Rebekah Kennedy, does an excellent job in the film as Betty, a runaway forced to step up and survive.

We recently spoke to Kennedy regarding Bastard, as well as the recently wrapped Let Me Make You A Martyr. Read on!


Bastard is a very unique film, the plot is one that we haven’t seen in every other genre film coming out these days, what attracted you to this one?

So, what attracted me initially to the project was the script and the character of Betty. Patrick wrote such an intense, »

- Jerry Smith

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10 Things Hollywood Must Get Right With The Dark Tower Movie

24 November 2015 10:15 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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It’s kind of crazy that Hollywood is still actively trying to adapt The Dark Tower.

Despite its huge, sprawling, dense – quite frankly – mind-boggling nature (not to mention all those late-stage meta twists that you can only see really working in book form), it’s kind of surprising that the studios have even attempted to get a movie going in the first place.

Of course, every single one of said attempts has ended in failure thus far – The Dark Tower has been “shelved” a bunch of times, the project left to linger in development hell…

Heck, even the long-rumoured TV series never happened, and that seemed like it genuinely would. Right now, though, a film is legitimately in the works by way of a joint venture with Sony and Media Rights Capital. There’s even a “confirmed” release date (late 2017) and a director (Nikolaj Arcel, the »

- Sam Hill

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After a Rough Film Year, Can Kevin Tsujihara Lead Warner Bros. Back to the Top?

24 November 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Kevin Tsujihara ascended to the top executive suite at Warner Bros. Entertainment, he inherited a gold-plated legacy.

For decades, the fabled studio of Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis maintained its dominance in the Hollywood pecking order, and held the promise of staying there — in recent years on the backs of such lucrative franchises as “Harry Potter” and “The Dark Knight.”

But in today’s high-stakes, competitive landscape, sustaining that lofty perch has proven excruciatingly difficult.

R. Kikuo Johnson for Variety

In the 2½ years since Tsujihara was named chairman and CEO, and took command of Warners’ massive ship, the company has been riding a sea of fundamental change. Entertainment is being consumed around the globe at record levels, but exactly when, where and how that happens has become more fluid in a rapidly shifting industry — making the job of any Hollywood chieftain more complex and perplexing than ever.

Consequently, Tsujihara »

- James Rainey and Cynthia Littleton

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7 Stephen King Adaptations That Are Unintentionally Hilarious

23 November 2015 12:25 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


It’s apt that Stephen King makes appearances in The Simpsons because when it comes to adaptations of his work, you’d swear some of them were dreamed up by the show’s writers.

Sometimes They Come Back…Again, starring Hilary Swank as a damsel in distress prone to and-then-i-woke-up-and-it-had-all-been-a-dream moments, was bad enough, but anyone seeking proof of how desperate producers are to profit from the King brand need look no further than Carrie The Musical.

Transferred to Broadway at a cost of $8 million (more than Brian De Palma’s 1976 film cost to make), the production was compared to the Hindenburg disaster by critic Frank Rich, who lambasted its “faceless bubble-gum music” and “uninhibited tastelessness.” He had a point. Act II opened with Out For Blood (which was presumably performed ‘unplugged’), a song and dance number about the slaughter of a pig.

The show opened on May 12, 1988, to widespread derision, »

- Ian Watson

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Sarah Gadon In "Fashion"

22 November 2015 4:21 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of actress Sarah Gadon, co-star of the upcoming Stephen King mini-series "11.22. 63", in the Fall 2015 issue of "Fashion" magazine:

Gadon's big break was in the 2011 feature "A Dangerous Method", followed by "Cosmopolis" and "Hollywood Maps to the Stars".

"My parents were very pro-education," said Gadon. "I went through some interesting art-enriched upbringing gave me a studious approach to acting...

"My mom didn’t even really let me buy fashion magazines until I was 16. I just didn’t realize that they were a part of the world. I was reading books; I was a big 'Anne of Green Gables' fan as a kid. And then I was a big gothic romance fan; I loved 'Jane Eyre' and 'Frankenstein'. I grew up on 'Pride and Prejudice' and Jane Austen.

"The whole discussion surrounding gender is something I have been fascinated with...I think that is »

- Michael Stevens

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Nicholl Fellowship Winners The Vang Brothers Reinvent Bogeyman With ‘Bedeviled’

21 November 2015 10:34 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Abel and Burlee Vang, who won the Nicholl Fellowship in 2011 for their Hmong/CIA secret wars screenplay The Tiger’s Child, are in production on their first feature directorial collaboration Bedeviled, a horror film which is described as a cross between Spike Jonze’s Her and Stephen King’s It.  Saxon Sharbino of Fox/MGM’s recent Poltergeist reboot and NBC series Touch plays a teenager who downloads a mysterious app that begins to haunt her. Brandon Soo Hoo of El Rey’s From… »

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11.22.63: Trailer Released for Hulu Original Series

21 November 2015 10:19 AM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What if you could travel back in time? That’s the possibility James Franco’s character confronts in the newly released trailer for Hulu's original series, 11.22.63.

The eight-part series is based on Stephen King’s 2011 novel.

In the series, Franco plays Jake Epping, a teacher who discovers a door in the back of a diner that transports him back to the 1960s. He is tasked with preventing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Along the way, he meets Sarah Gadon’s Sadie Dunhill and becomes attached to his alternate life. Read More… »


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Stephen King’s 11.22.63 TV Adaptation Gets Trailer!

20 November 2015 5:32 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Stephen King’s best-selling 2011 novel 11/22/63 has received the TV treatment (executive produced by one Jj Abrams) as one of Us streaming site Hulu’s fresh batch of original programming, and there’s an atmospheric teaser online for your enjoyment – check it out below.

The story centres around a high school history teacher played by James Franco who goes back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; standing in his way are Lee Harvey Oswald and time itself, which doesn’t take kindly to being messed around.

While it’s probably too soon to tell, the teaser looks great. The stakes are obvious and the proceedings look nice and intense, from Chris Cooper’s wise-mentor voiceover to the creepy “You shouldn’t be here” line at the end. James Franco also has to be one of the busiest guys in Hollywood, between teaching, directing and ten »

- Dan Woburn

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Hulu Shares Teaser For Upcoming Historical Drama ‘11.22.63’

19 November 2015 3:08 PM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

The show stands as Hulu’s most prestigious offering to date is still three months away from its premiere date, but we have already received a first look. The streaming video platform has dropped a teaser for 11.22.63, a historical drama adapted from a Stephen King novel, produced by Warner Bros. Television and J.J. AbramsBad Robot Productions, and starring James Franco.

The novel on which 11.22.63 is based follows a high school teacher named Jake Epping, who must go back in time to 1960 and prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy three years later. As is often the case with time travel stories, Epping’s journey creates a ripple effect that changes Us history.

Hulu announced 11.22.63 in September 2014. While the video platform has recently increased its investment in original programming, 11.22.63 represents a big leap forward. It will be one of the first dramas in an original series library filled with comedies, »

- Sam Gutelle

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First teaser trailer for Stephen King adaptation 11/22/63 starring James Franco

19 November 2015 2:15 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere in February, Hulu has released the first trailer for its upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s 11/22/63, starring James Franco; check it out here…

See Also: Promo images for 11/22/63

11/22/63 centers on high school history teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy – but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and the past itself, which doesn’t want to be changed.

11/22/63 is set to premiere on Hulu on February 15th 2016, with a cast that also includes Sarah Gadon, Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber.


- Gary Collinson

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Time is Obdurate in First Trailer for Stephen King's 11/22/63!

19 November 2015 1:48 PM, PST | | See recent QuietEarth news »

The official teaser trailer for Hulu's original series adaptation of Stephen King's popular time travel novel, "11/22/63" has dropped and, as a fan of the book, I think it looks pretty great. The nine-hour limited event series premieres Presidents Day, Feb. 15, 2016, on Hulu.

The limited series is executive produced by J.J. Abrams and stars James Franco, Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, Sarah Gadon, Daniel Webber and Cherry Jones.

Here's the official synopsis:

High school English teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and the past itself, which doesn’t want to be changed.

The show seems to have that sartori [Continued ...] »

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‘11.22.63’ Teaser: When James Franco & JFK Collide

19 November 2015 12:36 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Hulu has set President's Day, February 15, 2016 for the premiere of 11.22.63, based on Stephen King's bestselling novel. Here’s the first look at the nine-hour limited event series which centers on high school English teacher Jake Epping (James Franco), who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber also star in the series… »

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