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Fantastic Fest 2016 Interview: Director Kevin Burke Discusses His Documentary 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

8 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A few years ago, as I stood in line at a Hero Complex Gallery show celebrating the legendary Joe Dante and Roger Corman, I overheard someone behind me discussing a documentary project they were working on about the art of movie posters. Fast forward to September 2016 and that documentary, 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters, was enjoying its world premiere during the 2016 Fantastic Fest, and I was incredibly interested in seeing it due to my own personal love for movie art, as well as the fact that this project has been on my radar for quite some time.

While at Fantastic Fest, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with Kevin Burke, the documentarian and first-time filmmaker behind 24x36, to hear more about the process of putting together the project, what inspired him to tackle this topic in particular, and more.

Great to speak with you today, Kevin, and great job on the documentary, »

- Heather Wixson

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'Tales of Poe' coming to DVD and Digital HD

26 September 2016 7:20 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »


Edgar Allan Poe is resurrected by iconic Scream Queens as Wild Eye Releasing brings Tales of Poe to DVD and Digital HD October 11th.

Check out all the details below.

From The Press Release

Wild Eye Releasing has announced the October 11th DVD and Digital HD release of the acclaimed horror anthology Tales of Poe. Since the world premiere at the famous Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, Tales of Poe has been met with acclaim and awards on the festival circuit. San Francisco Weekly called the anthology "a worthy successor to the Roger Corman/ Vincent Price Poe films" while Icons of Fright hailed the result as "downright stunning to witness...wickedly adventurous".

Co-directed by Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly and co-written by Michael Varrati, Tales of Poe combines the classic horror prose with the star power of legendary scream queens Adrienne King (Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th Part 2 »

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Blu-ray Review: Chopping Mall

26 September 2016 6:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We horror fans have been spoiled in recent years when it comes to home video titles, with labels like Scream Factory, Arrow, Synapse, Vinegar Syndrome, Blue Underground and several others releasing genre titles both classic and obscure on pristine high definition Blu-rays, often laden with tons of extra content for too much of a good thing. Now Lionsgate is throwing its hat into the special edition Blu-ray market with Chopping Mall, the first title in their new Vestron Video Collector’s Series. They couldn’t have picked a better title to kick off what is, based on the quality work here, a very promising new label.

Schlock legend Jim Wynorski’s 1986 opus Chopping Mall—aka R.O.B.O.T.S., aka Killbots—is pure B-movie bliss. It takes a group of teenagers (among them genre legends Barbara Crampton and Kelli Maroney, plus Tony O’Dell from Head of the Class »

- Patrick Bromley

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Stakeout on Dope Street

24 September 2016 7:22 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

With a title like this you know it has to be good. Irvin Kershner got his start directing on this small-scale tale of kids and crime. Jonathan Haze and Abby Dalton are standouts in the cast, while the uncredited executive producer who put up the cash is said to have been Roger Corman. It's a beautiful widescreen transfer -- the film was one of the first features shot by Haskell Wexler, who is also uncredited. Stakeout on Dope Street DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1958 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 83 min. / Street Date June 22, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Yale Wexler, Jonathon Haze, Morris Miller (Stever Marlo), Abby Dalton, Allen Kramer, Herman Rudin, Philip Mansour, Andrew J. Fenady, Herschel Bernardi, Coleman Francis. Cinematography Mark Jeffrey (Haskell Wexler) Film Editor Melvin Sloan Original Music Richard Markowitz Story and Screenplay by Andrew J. Fenady, Irvin Kershner, Irvin Schwartz Produced by Andrew J. Fenady Directed »

- Glenn Erickson

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Death Race 2050 Is Coming to New York Comic Con

24 September 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Frankenstein is back, and he's packing some heat! This October, fans can take the wheel with the iconic half-man, half machine to celebrate the brand new installment in the renowned cult franchise at New York Comic Con. To celebrate the announcement, we have the first set photo from Roger Corman's Death Race 2050, which teases the heat this race car legend will be packing.

Fans will be able to join legendary filmmaker Roger Corman and action star Manu Bennett at an exclusive panel and autograph signing on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This precedes the movie's Blu-ray and Digital HD release in 2017. Roger Corman is seen in the first sneak peek photo, giving Frankenstein's classic era machine gun a once over before it gets put to the test on set.

That's right, drivers! It's time to start your engines for the ultimate competition in Roger Corman's Death Race 2050, a pulse-pounding »

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Curtis Hanson: A Craftsman Who, in Two Movies, Touched Greatness

21 September 2016 2:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Directing movies, Quentin Tarantino has said, “is a young man’s game. Directors don’t really get better as they get older…I’ve been studying all these directors’ careers, and boy, you tell me the one I haven’t thought of and I’ll bow my head.” Tarantino is right. For the most part, directors don’t get better as they get older. (The rare ones remain just as good.) There are exceptions to that rule, however, and none may be more dramatic, in its way, than the career of Curtis Hanson, who died Tuesday at 71.

For a long time, he worked under the radar. Then, in his forties, when he’d achieved a certain medium-grade commercial success, it was for making a handful of serviceable if not exactly indelible genre movies: the yuppie exploitation noir “Bad Influence” (1990), which played — with an entertaining hint of crassness — off the Rob Lowe sex-tape scandal. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Goodbye, Curtis Hanson

21 September 2016 11:34 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Curtis Hanson, the Oscar-winning director of films including L.A. Confidential, 8 Mile, and In Her Shoes, has died. He was 71 years old. Hanson was born March 24, 1945 in Reno, Nevada but grew up in Los Angeles. After dropping out of high school, he pursued opportunities as a freelance photographer and editor of the now-defunct Cinema magazine before turning to screenwriting, which bore fruit with 1970's The Dunwich Horror, a Roger Corman-produced fright film that he co-wrote with Henry Rosenbaum and Ronald Silkosky. Hanson subsequently moved to directing with Sweet Kill, a 1973 horror film about a sexually-repressed man who finds gratification in murdering the women he sleeps with. That was followed by a string of other low-budget efforts in multiple genres, including Losin' It, a teen comedy starring a pre-Risky Business Tom Cruise.  Though he worked consistently through the '70s and '80s, Hanson wouldn't achieve mainstream recognition until »

- Chris Eggertsen

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The Terror Begins in Edgar Allan Poe’s Lighthouse Keeper Trailer

21 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

We’re all huge admires of Roger Corman’s Poe movies here, so we’re pretty hyped for director Benjamin Cooper’s Lighthouse Keeper (company website), which pays homage to them. Dig the trailer below. From the Press Release: ITN Distribution has acquired Edgar… Continue Reading →

The post The Terror Begins in Edgar Allan Poe’s Lighthouse Keeper Trailer appeared first on Dread Central. »

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Curtis Hanson, Director of ‘8 Mile’ and ‘L.A. Confidential,’ Dies at 71

21 September 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director Curtis Hanson, the man behind the modern neo-noir “L.A. Confidential” and the hip-hop drama “8 Mile,” died yesterday afternoon at the age of 71. According to Variety, he reportedly died of “natural causes” in his Hollywood Hills home.

Read More: Michael Apted Will Replace Ailing Curtis Hanson For Last Few Weeks Of Surfing Drama ‘Of Men And Mavericks’

Hanson got his start working for the legendary Roger Corman, first writing the H.P. Lovecraft adaptation “The Dunwich Horror” and then writing and directing his first feature “Sweet Kill,” about a man who kills women while sleeping with them for sexual gratification.

The director worked steadily through the 70s and 80s, collaborating with actors like Tom Cruise on the 1983 teen comedy “Losin’ It” and with Rob Lowe and James Spader in “Bad Influence.” But his first major success came in 1992 with the psychological thriller “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,” about a »

- Vikram Murthi

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Curtis Hanson, director of L. A. Confidential, dies at 71

21 September 2016 2:38 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Very sad news being reported around the world this morning that Curtis Hanson has died of natural causes at the age of 71. The director began his Hollywood career co-writing the Roger Corman adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror. He also worked as a journalist and talked about how this affected his work […]

The post Curtis Hanson, director of L. A. Confidential, dies at 71 appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Jon Lyus

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Newswire: R.I.P. Curtis Hanson, director of L.A. Confidential

20 September 2016 11:04 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Curtis Hanson, the Oscar winner who transformed James Ellroy’s sprawling crime opus L.A. Confidential into one of the most taut noir films of the last 20 years, has died. According to Variety, he was 71.

A screenwriter as well as a director, Hanson got his start penning an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, The Dunwich Horror, for career-launching mega-producer Roger Corman. Hanson would work with Corman again three years later, for his directorial debut, 1973’s necrophilia-themed B-movie Sweet Kill.

Hanson continued to write and direct steadily throughout the ’70s and ’80s, working with performers ranging from Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer (in 1978’s The Silent Partner) to Tom Cruise, Shelley Long, and Jackie Earle Haley (in 1983’s Losin’ It.) In 1992, he directed Rebecca De Mornay and Annabella Sciorra in The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, his first major success. The evil-nanny flick met with middling ...


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'8 Mile,' 'L.A. Confidential' Director Curtis Hanson Dead at 71

20 September 2016 8:22 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Filmmaker Curtis Hanson, who directed Eminem in his film debut 8 Mile and earned an Oscar for his script for L.A. Confidential, died Tuesday, Variety reports. He was 71.

According to reports, paramedics responded to a call about an unconscious man and Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene. A cause of death has yet to be confirmed, though a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said Hanson died of "natural causes."

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Hanson began his career as a film journalist, conducting interviews with filmmakers like John Ford and Vincente Minnelli. »

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Movie Review – Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)

19 September 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kickboxer: Vengeance, 2016.

Directed by John Stockwell.

Starring Jean Claude Van-Damme, Alain MoussiDave BautistaGina Carano, Georges St-Pierre, Sara Malakul Lane, Darren Shahlavi and Matthew Ziff.


When his brother is killed during a Muay Thai tournament, a martial artist heads to Thailand to seek revenge.

Jean-Claude Van Damme made a name for himself in the late 80’s with his star-making role in Bloodsport. The cult classic fight fest launched The Muscles from Brussels as one of the most popular action stars, particularly during his peak in the late 80’s and 90’s where he followed on the coat tails of Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. What followed Bloodsport was a slew of films following a similar path. Van Damme himself did Kickboxer, and then Lionheart (also known as Awol). Essentially the same film again. Likewise Bloodsport and Kickboxer both spawned numerous sequels and innumerable cheap knock-offs, perhaps most notably Roger Corman’s Bloodfist series. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition

17 September 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

James Cameron's superb spacemen vs. monsters siege battle epic is back in a reissue with an extra collector goodie or two, still looking good on Blu-ray for its 30th Anniversary. And that heroine Ripley is still the most combat-worthy space cadet in the galaxy. Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Fox Home Entertainment 1986 / Color / 2:35 1:85 widescreen 1:37 flat full frame / 137, 154 min. / Street Date September 13, 2016 / 24.99 Starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein, Al Matthews, Mark Rolston, Ricco Ross, Colette Hiller, Daniel Kash, Cynthia Scott. Cinematography Adrian Biddle Film Editor Ray Lovejoy Original Music James Horner Written by James Cameron, story by Cameron, David Giler, Walter Hill from characters by Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett Produced by Gale Ann Hurd Directed by James Cameron

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I know I'm in a minority when I confess that I had little use »

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Oliver Stone Reveals ‘Natural Born Killer’ Secrets, From Working with Tarantino’s Script to Bob Dole’s Angry Reaction

16 September 2016 3:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 1994, Warner Bros. released Oliver Stone’s film “Natural Born Killers,” about two lovers (Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis) who embark on a murder spree and are subsequently glorified by the media. Though critically acclaimed, the film immediately garnered much controversy for its violent content, later inspiring copycat murders, and later inciting a denouncement by Presidential candidate Bob Dole.

Read More: ‘Snowden’ Review: Oliver Stone and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Deliver the CliffsNotes of ‘Citizenfour’

Writer and critic Matt Zoller Seitz’s “The Oliver Stone Experience” takes readers through the arc of Stone’s varied, dynamic career with an in-depth, book-length discussion between the author and director. In the excerpt below, Stone discusses the reaction to “Natural Born Killers,” working with Tarantino’s script, his experience on the festival circuit, and more. Also included is a 1996 fundraising letter from Bob Dole who blames the film for corrupting society.

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- Vikram Murthi

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Horror Highlights: Night Trap #4, Tales Of Poe DVD, 2307: Winter’S Dream

16 September 2016 8:36 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"What is it?" Two preview pages from Night Trap #4 give fans a look at the Trapper. Written by Cullen Bunn with artwork by J.B. Bastos, the fourth issue of the slasher comic book series is now on store shelves. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Tales of Poe DVD details and 2307: Winter's Dream La premiere info.

Check Out Preview Pages and Cover Art for Night Trap #4: "Night Trap #4


(W) Cullen Bunn (A) J.B. Bastos

"What happened to you, Kelly?" The answer to this might save their lives - or end them - as Kelly's traumatic past boils to the surface in a final showdown with the Trapper. Acclaimed horror writer Cullen Bunn's unexpected twist on the slasher genre concludes in this non-stop blood-streaked fight to the finish!

In Shops: Sep. 14th, 2016

Srp: $2.99"


Tales of Poe on DVD Forevermore: Press Release: "New York, NY - »

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Toronto Facetime: Jonathan Demme on Jt, and Not Retiring

12 September 2016 10:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Since his groundbreaking 1984 Talking Heads film “Stop Making Sense,” Jonathan Demme has forged parallel paths directing studio fare (“The Silence of the Lambs”), docs (“The Agronomist”), and rockumentaries featuring the likes of Neil Young, Robyn Hitchcock, Kenny Chesney and Italian saxophonist Enzo Avitabile. As he unveils his most commercial concert movie to date—the dazzling, dynamically shot “Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids”—Demme talks to Variety about his remarkable career.

How did you get involved with this project?

It’s one of the chestnut truisms of the movie industry: you try to do your best work, get it out there and then maybe someone will think you’re a good idea for something. Justin was a fan of “Stop Making Sense,” so I got a call from him, wondering if it was possible to make a performance movie out of his 20/20 Experience tour. I flipped for what I saw. The ironic thing is, »

- Carole Horst

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Witness the Dinosaur and Zombie Genre Collide in the First Trailer for Z-Rex: Jurassic Dead

9 September 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

The most shocking thing about the existence of the dino-zombie hybrid flick Z-Rex: Jurassic Dead is that neither Roger Corman, Syfy, nor Troma came up with it first. That honor goes to directors Milko Davis and Thomas Martwick; Davis also… Continue Reading →

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The Man Who Fell to Earth review – a freaky concept album of a film

8 September 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 sci-fi story about an intergalactic visitor, played by David Bowie, is more preposterous – and moving – than the first time around

Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth is rereleased after 40 years and it looks more exotic, more preposterous, more fascinating than ever, like a hyper-evolved midnight movie in the manner of Roger Corman. Roeg shows us some of his classic narrative dislocations and juxtapositions; this has something of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, but Roeg is genuinely uninhibited about sex in a way that Kubrick never was. And of course there is an extraordinary sui generis central performance by David Bowie as the intergalactic visitor Thomas Newton – his unselfconscious gentleness and vulnerability now look very moving and bizarrely authentic in a way that they didn’t in 1976.

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2 September 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The conflicted Paul Schrader works out some hellacious personal issues, in a feverish tale of a Michigan Calvinist searching for his daughter in the porn jungle of L.A.. A disturbingly dark modern-day cross between The Searchers and Masque of the Red Death, it was meant to be even darker. Hardcore Blu-ray Twilight Time 1979 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 108 min. / Street Date August, 2016 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95 Starring George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent, Leonard Gaines, David Nichols. Cinematography Michael Chapman Production Designer Paul Sylbert Art Direction Edwin O'Donovan Film Editor Tom Rolf Original Music Jack Nitzsche Produced by Buzz Feitshans, John Milius Written and Directed by Paul Schrader

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I'm not sure that the word 'controversial' has the same meaning it once had. There has to be a consensus on what is 'normal' in society for some topics to become edgy. These »

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