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Will ‘7 Days in Entebbe’ bring more awards to this often told story?

The story of how an Air France jet set to fly from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Paris, France was hijacked in 1976 and flown to Uganda has been a surprisingly fertile subject for film and television producers. This week another version of the tale opens in theaters. This work is entitled “7 Days in Entebbe” and stars Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl. Will the new film, which opens March 16, bring more awards to this often told story?

Pike and Bruhl are both familiar to awards voters. Pike received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for “Gone Girl” (2014) and Bruhl competed for a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and other awards for “Rush” the year before. While early reviews seem somewhat mixed on the quality of this particular version, previous attempts to tell the story have resulted in high awards recognition.

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Slideshow: 20 Portraits from ‘The Hollywood Show,’ in Chicagoland on March 17 & 18, 2018

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Chicago – The TV, movie and entertainment world is coming back to Chicagoland with The Hollywood Show on March 17th and 18th, 2018, at the Hyatt Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. The event gives fans and admirers an opportunity to meet and get pictures with celebrities and take advantage of vendors offering show business memorabilia.

This year’s show is focusing on 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s nostalgia, as Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers (Wally and the Beaver from “Leave it to Beaver”) will make their first Chicago appearance. Also in attendance will be Lyle Waggoner from the “Carol Burnett Show,” Linda Blair from “The Exorcist,” Parker Stevenson from “The Hardy Boys” and Julie McCullough from “Growing Pains,” among other big names. Click here for a complete list. is at The Hollywood Show every year, and photographer
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Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 7 review – ‘Aka I Want Your Cray Cray’

Matt Rodgers reviews the seventh episode of Jessica Jones season 2…

The title of this mid-season episode refers to Trish’s breakout pop-song, which comes across like a Crazy Ex-Girlfriend sketch, and [whisper it] is kinda catchy. Now while that statement might have devalued my opinion on everything you’re about to read, its appearance also signals that we’re in flashback territory for the majority of ‘Aka I Want Your Cray Cray’. 40-odd minutes of revealing origin story and family dynamics that’ll set up the second half of the Jessica Jones season 2 quite nicely indeed.

Straight away, as if we hadn’t worked it out already, the murderous Cenobite seen in numerous dream sequences and flashbacks is revealed to be Alisa Jones (Janet McTeer), Jessica’s mother. Much of the runtime focuses on her rehabilitation at the hands of Dr. Karl Malus (Callum Keith Rennie).

Alisa makes for an interesting character,
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The Rescue Dogs of the World Are Finally Getting Their Own Westminster

The 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, America’s second-longest continuously held sporting event, just wrapped up, crowning Flynn the Bichon Frise as winner.

Though some may not know it, mixed breed dogs are allowed at the Westminster Dog Show, as long as they’re competing in the agility competition, the one portion of the show event that is not reserved for purebred canines only.

For 142 years, rescue dogs have been waiting for their own moment to strut their stuff and it has finally come. On Feb. 19, the Hallmark Channel will air its first American Rescue Dog Show.

The adorable
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 22)

1980: Atwt''s Jay tried to calm Carol outside the Wade Bookstore

fire. 1986: Dynasty's Krystle battled her look-a-like. 1986: Gh's

Frisco worked on the Brownstone murder. 1993: Alison

Sweeney debuted as Sami on Days of our Lives."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1958: On The Edge of Night, Toni Fescina was kidnapped by one of Sgt. Fitzsimmons' (Frank Sutton) goons.
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Contest: Win Hell Night Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray / DVD

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After being possessed by the demon Pazuzu in The Exorcist, Linda Blair faced a different kind of threat that made some horror fans "pray for day" in Hell Night. With the 1981 slasher film out now on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory, we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy of Hell Night.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to with the subject “Hell Night Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will
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January 2nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Hell Night Collector’s Edition, The Houses October Built 2

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Happy 2018, dear readers! With a new year comes a new batch of home entertainment releases, even if we only have a relatively quiet week of titles to look forward to. Scream Factory is kicking off 2018 right with their Collector’s Edition of Hell Night, and Umberto Lenzi’s Seven Blood Stained Orchids is getting a brand new Blu as well. If you missed it last fall, The Houses October Built 2 comes home this week, and cult film fans should keep an eye out for Miss Zombie from Redemption Films, too.

Other January 2nd releases include Bigfoot Country, Dystopia, Anna, Death Island Paranormal Retribution, No Solicitors, and The Body Tree.

Hell Night (Scream Factory, Blu/DVD Combo)

As an initiation rite into Alpha Sigma Rho fraternity, four pledges must spend a night in Garth Manor, twelve years to the day after the previous resident murdered his entire family. Two of the pledges,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 30)

1968: NBC daytime soap Hidden Faces premiered. 1983: Guiding

Light's Phillip and Beth spent New Year's Eve in New York.

2002: The "Surrender" arc began on Port Charles. 2003: One

Life to Live's Dorian visited All My Children's Pine Valley."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1963: ABC shifted General Hospital to the 3 p.m. Et time slot after nearly 9 months of airing at 1 p.m.

1964: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) refused to give John Randolph (Michael M. Ryan) permission to access her medical records.

1968: NBC daytime soap opera Hidden Faces premiered. Created by Irving Vendig, the
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Exclusive: Get Chased by this Hell Night Blu-ray Clip

We, like many fans, have been waiting with bated breath for Scream Factory to unleash Hell Night on Blu-ray as only they can, and our daily countdown continues. To further entice you, we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip with Linda Blair for you cats who dig your horror with some good old fashioned hazing! The […]

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Watch an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Clip from Scream Factory’s Hell Night Collector’s Edition Blu-ray / DVD

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Before he came face to face with Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Peter Barton faced a different kind of cinematic killer alongside Linda Blair in Hell Night. With the 1981 horror film coming out soon on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray / DVD with a new 4K scan from Scream Factory, we've been provided with an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip to share as a special treat for Daily Dead readers.

In the behind-the-scenes clip below, Barton reflects on a humorous time when it was difficult for him to maintain a straight face during filming, and he also talks about the high level of energy that goes into a performance when actors are playing characters who are fighting for (or fear for) their lives.

Scream Factory's Hell Night Collector's Edition Blu-ray / DVD will be released on January 2nd, 2018, and we have a look at the full list of special features
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Horror Highlights: Desolation Images, December Contest from Comet TV, The Bone Box, Surge Of Power: The Stuff Of Heroes

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A camping trip takes a turn into unsettling territory in the new film Desolation, which comes out this week and is teased in a new batch of images in today's Horror Highlights. We also have a December contest from our friends at Comet TV, the trailer for the new horror film The Bone Box, and details on the star-studded cast of Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes.

New Stills from Desolation: IFC Midnight will release Desolation in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms on December 15th, including special Q&A screenings:

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Special Advance Screening on Thursday, December 14, at 9pm at the IFC Center with Q&A with editor Alexander Frasse, producer Kim Patton, associate producer Ned Donovan, and composer Marcus Bagala. Tickets available here:


Opening Night Q&A on Friday, December 15 (9:05pm show), with director Sam Patton,
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Cinema’s first gay superhero returns in Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel

Cinema’s first out gay superhero returns this January with the theatrical debut of Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel, the follow-up to the groundbreaking and lighthearted superhero movie Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes.

Creator Vincent J. Roth returns to the cape-clad title role of Surge, alongside the likes of Star Trek alums Nichelle Nichols and Robert Picardo, comedian Bruce Vilanch, SuperFriends! Shannon Farnon, Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, The Exorcist’s Linda Blair, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century star Gil Gerard and the original Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno. Check out the synopsis and trailer here…

Surge’s nemesis, the Metal Master, is out of jail and trying to reconcile with his estranged parents (Blair, Gerard) and tempted to continue a life of crime by Augur (Roberts), archnemesis of the wise Omen (Nichols, Picardo). Augur sends Metal Master to Las Vegas for mysterious crystals. Needing more crime fighting help,
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Focus Features Releases First Trailer For 7 Days In Entebbe

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Daniel Brühl stars as “Wilfred Brose” and Rosamond Pike stars as “Brigitte Kuhlman” in this first trailer for José Padilha’s 7 Days In Entebbe.

Focus Features will release the film in select theaters on March 16, 2018.

A gripping thriller inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, the film depicts the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

There have been two TV movies about the rescue.

Raid On Entebbe (1976) starred Peter Finch, Charles Bronson, Yaphet Kotto and was directed by Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back). It won the Golden Globe for “Best Motion Picture Made for Television.” Victory At Entebbe was helmed by Marvin J. Chomsky (Tank) and starred Elizabeth Taylor, Linda Blair, Helen Hayes, Richard Dreyfuss and Burt Lancaster.

The 2017 film is from director José Padilha (“Narcos,” “Elite Squad”) and written
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“Pray for Day”: Scream Factory Reveals Full Bonus Features & New Release Date for Hell Night Collector’s Edition Blu-ray / DVD

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After facing off against the demon Pazuzu in The Exorcist, Linda Blair faced off against a vicious murderer that made some horror fans "pray for day" in the 1981 slasher film Hell Night (read our own Scott Drebit's Drive-In Dust Offs on the film here), coming out this January on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray / DVD combo pack from Scream Factory that's brimming with almost four hours of bonus features:

Press Release: One dark night 12 years ago, madman Raymond Garth butchered his wife and children in their mansion before killing himself. Legend has it that one child survived the slaughter and remains hidden in the house as a deformed monster. Years later on pledge night, a group of new fraternity and sorority pledges must spend an evening in this creepy mansion on the anniversary of the killings. But what starts off as a night of innocent pranks and rowdiness soon turns deadly…
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Waxwork Records Compels You to Listen to The Exorcist Score Like Never Before with New Remastered Deluxe Vinyl

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As creepy as the visuals are in William Friedkin's The Exorcist, it's the sounds that are perhaps the most haunting, and Waxwork Records is paying tribute to the music of Mike Oldfield and Jack Nitzsche with their deluxe vinyl score that includes remastered tracks from the original master tapes (including the iconic "Tubular Bells") and new artwork by Phantom City Creative artist Justin Erickson:

From Waxwork Records: "Waxwork Records is honored to present the deluxe soundtrack vinyl re-issue of The Exorcist. Directed by the legendary and prolific William Friedkin (The French Connection, Sorcerer, Cruising, To Live and Die in La) and starring Linda Blair, The Exorcist remains one of the most important, and scariest films in cinematic history.

Waxwork Records collaborated with director William Friedkin to present an essential soundtrack experience of the various musical compositions from The Exorcist. The new, deluxe soundtrack LP features the complete soundtrack to the 1973 classic film,
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Blu-ray Review: Linda Blair in Wes Craven's Summer Of Fear, Gently Unnerving Horror

More than a fascinating curio, Summer of Fear (aka Stranger in Our House) showed that Wes Craven was a talented director and that Linda Blair could more than hold her own at the center of a dramatic film. First broadcast on the NBC television network on October 31, 1978 as Stranger in Our House, the film was adapted by Glenn M. Benest and Max A. Keller from Lois Duncan's novel. The book was first published in 1976 and tells the story of a young woman named Julia (Lee Purcell) who comes to live with the her aunt's family after her parents are killed in an automobile accident. The screen version is told through the eyes of Rachel Bryant (Linda Blair), a teenage girl who loves...

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October 17th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Rawhead Rex, Wes Craven’s Summer Of Fear, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Criterion Collection

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With Halloween only two weeks away now, that means we have another killer batch of home entertainment releases arriving this Tuesday, primed to get everyone in the mood for the macabre. Cult film lovers should get those wallets ready, as Kino Lorber is keeping busy with The Terror Within II, Revenge of the Dead, and a 4K special edition of RawHead Rex, too.

For those who still venture out into the real world to make their media purchases, Target has the exclusive on season one of Stranger Things that comes in nifty retro packaging, and Criterion has put together a stellar Blu for Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

Other notable releases for October 17th include American Gods: Season One, Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear, Red Christmas, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Honor Farm, and Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection.

American Gods: Season One (Lionsgate, Blu-ray & DVD)

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Slideshow: Preview of 2017 ‘Days of the Dead’ Chicago with 2016 Exclusive Portraits

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Chicago – The “Days of the Dead” convention is an annual event in Chicagoland and elsewhere, that brings together admirers of the horror film genre, cult movies enthusiasts, vendors, and panel discussions related to it all. Several celebrities also attend the event, including Linda Blair (“The Exorcist”), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”) and rocker Dee Snider (Twisted Sister). The 2017 convention will be held November 17th-19th at the Chicago Schaumburg Marriott in Schaumburg, Ill. (click link below for more information).

Photographer Joe Arce of shot this Slideshow of Exclusive Portraits from the 2016 Days of the Dead event. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce for

DAYDEAD1: Rocker Alice Cooper DAYDEAD2: Alice Cooper poses with Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th series
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10 Behind-the-Scenes Looks That Will Change How You See Terrifying On-Screen Transformations

10 Behind-the-Scenes Looks That Will Change How You See Terrifying On-Screen Transformations
From Michael Jackson in “Thriller” to Linda Blair in The Exorcist, see how average people became nightmare-fueling characters for iconic music videos, horror movie classics and some of the scariest shows on TV.

1. Taylor Swift becomes a zombie for “Look What You Made Me Do”

The singer shared a timelapse transformation of her new video’s most shocking look with Buzzfeed. “When you look this gross you just have no physical insecurities at all. Like, none. They’re gone. It’s really, it’s freeing. I encourage everyone to look like a corpse at least once,” she joked about the “straight-up dead” aesthetic.
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‘Inside The Exorcist’ Review: A Fantastically Unnerving Podcast Series for Fans of Horror, Hollywood, and the Unexplainable

‘Inside The Exorcist’ Review: A Fantastically Unnerving Podcast Series for Fans of Horror, Hollywood, and the Unexplainable
“It was all true,” says writer and narrator Mark Ramsey in the early opening of his latest podcast series, “Inside The Exorcist.” He’s describing a particular demonic episode, not the fictional one depicted on screen in the 1973 film that gives this series its title and reason for being. But despite the certitude within that opening recounting, much of the series that follows succeeds at terrifying and informing in equal measure, by leaving just enough to the listener’s imagination. Packed with choice anecdotes and hair-raising episodes from personal and community histories, it’s a time-bending story that uses the strengths of its format to deliver another distinct Hollywood saga.

Much like he did with his previous effort “Inside Psycho,” Ramsey traces the origins of a bedrock horror film from its real-life inspirations all the way through its production. Interspersing the experiences of “The Exorcist” novelist William Peter Blatty, director William Friedkin,
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