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Lineup for the 11th Annual Rock and Shock Horror Convention Includes Tom Savini & Brad Dourif

18 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The people who brought to life memorable horror movie characters like Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees, Child’s Play’s Chucky, The Howling’s Karen White, Dawn of the Dead’s Blades, and many more are gathering in Massachusetts with a heavy metal backdrop this October. Celebrating scares and guitar shredding, the lineup for the 11th Annual Rock and Shock horror convention has been unveiled.

Worcester, Ma (October 1, 2014)- “The air is getting crisp. Stores are pushing Pumpkin Spice everything. It’s time to gear up for the biggest horror convention on the East Coast for the Halloween season! October 17th through 19th (with a pre-show concert starring King Diamond on the 16th), Rock and Shock will celebrate their 11th year bringing the creeps and the metal (which are often the same thing) to Worcester, Ma. We’ll be packing the show with excellent guests, killer bands, awesome vendors, »

- Derek Anderson

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50 bizarre examples of movie tie-ins and merchandise

25 September 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Movie merchandise is big business. But some people will try and slap the name of The Avengers or Batman on anything...

Cool film stuff can be almost as fun as actually going to the movies. Think of a Batman cape, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action figure, or Goldeneye on the N64. Hell, the merchandising can often be more enjoyable than the actual film – remember how much fun the first few months of 1999 were before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was actually released?

Yet, in the chase to make a quick buck out of devoted fans, some... let's just say less relevant, movie merchandise is churned out and flogged to the public.

Here then are 50 of the strangest (not ranked in order!) – expect action figures of obscure henchmen, 16-carat gold Twilight jewellery and some truly vomit-inducing burgers…

1. Spider-Man 3 / The Dark Knight – Burger King’s Dark Whopper

In Spider-Man 3, Peter »

- sarahd

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Sharknado Alert! Tara Reid Headlines Newest Rock and Shock Guest List Update!

29 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Just when you thought it was safe to travel to New England, Rock and Shock announces Tara Reid is among the newest crop of guests attending the 11th annual event. We all know wherever Tara goes, a sharknado can't be far behind.

In anticipation for the October 17-19 event in Worcester, Ma, Rock and Shock organizers have been busy over the past couple of weeks announcing the guest list a few names at a time in true cliffhanger fashion, keeping fans of the event glued to social media to catch the next name.

In addition to Reid, Rock and Shock has announced a slew of other guests, including festival favorites Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, and William Forsythe. Also, Andrew Divoff, Tom Savini, Lynn Lowry, John Russo, Kristina Klebe, Justin Beahm, and Jack Bennett have been added as well.

Saturday's headline musical act was also revealed. Gwar will be »

- Scott Hallam

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"Deadwood" Star Still Hopes For Season 4

28 August 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The list of TV series cancelled too soon is long. Acclaimed shows like "Carnivale," "Firefly," "Journeyman," "Freaks and Geeks," "Pushing Daisies," "Terriers," "Angel," "Undeclared" and many more line bargain basement DVD bins when all should have had at least one more season to really soar.

One of the most painful loses though was that of one of TV's greatest character dramas - HBO's western "Deadwood". Creator David Milch's show wrapped its third season back in 2006 and was put on hold. Though never officially canceled, it has effectively been axed and the cast have gone on to other projects.

Nevertheless the love for that show is still there, not just from fans but those who worked on it. One such person is "Gone Girl" actress Kim Dickens who attended the 66th Annual Emmy Awards over the weekend and was asked by TV Line about the show's demise:

"Deadwood still hurts. »

- Garth Franklin

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DC superhero movies that never got the greenlight

27 August 2014 3:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We may be in the golden age of superhero cinema, but here are some DC movies that never made it…

Naysayers would have you believe that Hollywood chucks bucket-loads of cash at any old comic book movie pitch that happens to float through their corner-office window, get stuck to their shoe or come to them miraculously as an on-the-toilet epiphany.

However, this is not the case, particularly with DC comics characters. While some films that do get made may seem like bog-fodder (oh hey, Green Lantern), there are plenty of comic adaptation pitches, in-development scripts and passion projects that have ended up not getting made for various reasons.

We had a rummage through the aeons of DC cinema history (also known as extensive Googling) and pulled together all the comic book movie projects we could find that ended up in the bin of crushed dreams for Batman, Superman and more. »

- ryanlambie

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A Gingerclown Coming to Club You With a Funnybone

26 August 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

What's scarier than an evil clown? How about an evil Gingerclown? Or something like that... Anyway, here's a new movie featuring a grease-painted psycho and Tim Curry. That should be enough to keep you reading.

Terrifying nightmares come to life in the thrill ride Gingerclown, arriving on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD, and Video on Demand November 11 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, the Gingerclown DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98.

When a group of high school kids break into an abandoned amusement park, they come to find it is overrun by monsters. A house of horrors reminiscent of It, Gingerclown stars Tim Curry (Charlie's Angels), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Brad Dourif (Halloween), Michael Winslow (Spaceballs), and Sean Young (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective).

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To impress the football team and the girl of his dreams, Sam dares to enter an old amusement park, »

- Steve Barton

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Rockin' Rock and Shock Announces Second Round of Guests for 11th Annual Event

21 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Never ones to disappoint, Rock and Shock has just announced the second wave of guests who will be appearing at this year's horror/metal convention. In this round of celebs some new faces are named as well as some Rock and Shock favorites.

Among the newest guests announced are Victoria Price, daughter of the iconic Vincent Price, who will be hosting a special presentation on her father's life. WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper will be making his triumphant return to Worecester. They'll be joined by Dee Wallace, Jake Busey, Tiffany Shepis, Sarah French, and Joe Knetter.

This line-up joins an already alluring celebrity list that includes John Ratzenberger, Jeffrey Combs, and Brad Dourif among others.

More names will be announced in the upcoming weeks so be sure to visit the official Rock and Shock website, "like" Rock and Shock on Facebook and follow Rock and Shock on Twitter »

- Scott Hallam

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Films that'd get a fairer hearing if they weren't sequels

29 July 2014 4:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Some sequels are doomed to live in the shadow of the hits that triggered them. Here are a few examples...

Following up a successful movie with a sequel is a tough proposition for any writer or director, and it's often the case that such follow-ups fail to recreate the magic of their predecessors. But sometimes, sequels can offer a different yet entertaining experience of their own, and it's even possible that, if they didn't happen to share the same name as an earlier hit film, they might even have been better received.

This article's dedicated to a few of these kinds of films. They offer lots of excitement, comedy, jolts of terror and a smattering of great performances, and might have fared better with audiences and critics had they not been sequels. At the very least, they attempted to do something a little different than the films they followed. While other examples undeniably remain, »

- ryanlambie

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Nicolas Cage's 5 craziest roles: The Wicker Man, Bad Lieutenant

22 July 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

As Nicolas Cage returns to Oscar-worthy form in David Gordon Green's extraordinary Southern Gothic drama Joe, we celebrate some of the strangest roles he's essayed along the way, from insect-munching Manhattanite to bee-wrangling bear impersonator. It's not always pretty, but it's never boring...

Vampire's Kiss (1988)

After he was a leading man, but before he was a very good one, Cage played that 1980s stalwart – the Yuppy Dick – in this off-kilter black comedy. Enunciating in an inexplicably anglicised drawl, like Loyd Grossman shouting through a tube, his character Peter Loew confides to his therapist: "I brought this girl up to my place, really hot, you knooooooow... Suddenly, this bat comes sweeping down out of noooowhere. I'll be daaaaamned if I didn't get really turned on!"

From here things only get stranger, with Loew exhibiting all the usual signs of vampirism: cringing at the sign of crosses/mirrors, shouting the alphabet »

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“Hey, Glad You Won But…”: Top 10 Nominees Deprived of Oscar Gold in Favor of Another Contender

19 July 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The knock on the Academy Awards throughout the years always seem to be how certain actors, directors and films are snubbed in favor of other chosen nominations. Sometimes the justification for these overlooked selections in performances and motion pictures are warranted. Many will agree that a lot of injustices have been committed based on how some Oscar-worthy selections were slighted.

Has anyone ever considered the equal possibilities of omission when one Oscar nominee wins the  golden statuette over another nominee that one thought was more deserving for the victory? There have been numerous instances when observers who have witnessed an Oscar win thought that their competitor should have received it instead. It is only human nature to have an opinion as to feel who should have claimed Oscar gold as opposed to the fellow nominee that actually accomplished the goal.

Let us look at the top ten instances where it »

- Frank Ochieng

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Director Don Mancini, Brad Dourif and Fiona Dourif Talk Chucky, Alternate Chucky Movie Ideas, and More; Mancini Says He’s Working on Chucky 7

29 June 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last Thursday, Collider attended the red carpet festivities for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, held at at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, Calif.  Always one of the best events for geeks with eclectic tastes, this is the only award show where you can find cinematographers from obscure exploitation movies walking the red carpet right alongside A-list directors, with both getting equal attention. During the show, we got a chance to talk with Don Mancini who has written all six movies in the Child’s Play series and directed the last two.  With him were series star, Brad Dourif and his granddaughter, Fiona Dourif, who joined the franchise 2013’s more serious-minded, The Curse of Chucky.  In our interview, Mancini and the Dourifs talk extensively about Chucky movies that were almost made, where Chucky’s children Glen and Glenda would be today, contending with decreasing budgets, Universal Hollywood Horror Nights’ Chucky themed shows and mazes, »

- Hunter Daniels

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The Walking Dead, Hannibal, and Gravity Win Big at the 2014 Saturn Awards; Exclusive Stills and News from the Red Carpet

29 June 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The 40th Annual Saturn Awards were held this past Thursday, June 26th, and a what great show it was from (as Johnny Carson used to say) "beautiful downtown Burbank"! Here's the full list of winners and more.

Actually, we were high above the city at the famous Castaway restaurant and banquet hall. The Saturn Awards has been held here for the past few years, and it really is a fabulous venue with the best views of the San Fernando Valley anywhere.

Among the winners are Dread Central favorites "The Walking Dead," "Hannibal," The Conjuring, and Vera Farmiga's no holds barred performance as Norma Bates in "Bates Motel." The eye candy and updates from the carpet come from director Neil Marshall; the Curse of Chucky crew - Don Mancini, Brad Dourif, and Fiona Dourif; Insidious 3's Lin Shaye; and more. There's even some Ghostbusters 3 non-news!

It was a star-studded event, »

- Staci Layne Wilson

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Saturn Awards: A Genre Reunion and More Gold for ‘Gravity’

27 June 2014 12:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“It’s like Comic-Con meets a Bar-Mitzvah” said host Jeff Ross as the Saturn Awards began Thursday night. He might be onto something. Surely there were plenty of genre faves at the Castaway in Burbank to excite the fanboys and auotgraph seekers outside, whose plaintive cries of “Ernie!” went mostly unheeded by Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson.

Among the actors at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films’ annual bash: Malcolm McDowell; Chloe Grace Moretz (winner in the Performance by a Younger Actor in a film category for “Carrie”); Lance Henriksen; helmer Robert Rodriguez, a slew of “Walking Dead” thesps including Michael Rooker, Melissa McBride and Chandler Riggs; and Brad Dourif — not quite Hall H at Comic-Con, but enough to launch a thousand selfies. The actors’ reunions, as old friendships were rekindled, took care of the Bar Mitzvah piece.

But “Breaking Bad” executive producer Mark Johnson caught another side of »

- David S. Cohen

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Saturn Awards: A Genre Reunion and More Gold for ‘Gravity’

27 June 2014 12:59 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“It’s like Comic-Con meets a Bar-Mitzvah” said host Jeff Ross as the Saturn Awards began Thursday night. He might be onto something. Surely there were plenty of genre faves at the Castaway in Burbank to excite the fanboys and auotgraph seekers outside, whose plaintive cries of “Ernie!” went mostly unheeded by Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson.

Among the actors at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films’ annual bash: Malcolm McDowell; Chloe Grace Moretz (winner in the Performance by a Younger Actor in a film category for “Carrie”); Lance Henriksen; helmer Robert Rodriguez, a slew of “Walking Dead” thesps including Michael Rooker, Melissa McBride and Chandler Riggs; and Brad Dourif — not quite Hall H at Comic-Con, but enough to launch a thousand selfies. The actors’ reunions, as old friendships were rekindled, took care of the Bar Mitzvah piece.

But “Breaking Bad” executive producer Mark Johnson caught another side of »

- David S. Cohen

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Rock & Shock Gives Early Preview of 2014 Line-up

26 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Yes, Rock & Shock, the legendary Worcester, Mass., horror and metal festival, is still four months away, but organizers have released a tiny taste of what festival-goers can expect this October 17-19. Read on to learn what celebrity guests and musical acts are already lined up for the show.

Rock and Shock is not only Doctor Gash's favorite weekend of the year, but it's one of the coolest and most intimate festivals one can attend. And the first wave of celebrities should have everyone marking their calendars and making plans to head to Worcester this October.

Brad Dourif, who's done everything from voicing Chucky in the Child's Play series to Lord of the Rings, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and "Deadwood" just to name a few, will be making a rare festival appearance. Additionally , Dourif's daughter, Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky, "True Blood") will be appearing as well.

Also on »

- Scott Hallam

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The Healthy Helpers: The Top 10 Movie Nurses

20 June 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Now what would the medical profession be like without the dependable skills of nursing in cinema? Sure, the doctors get their lion’s share of representation in the movies but what about the nurses that serve them? What is so interesting about the portrayal of nurses in film is that they can be characterized beyond the compassionate medical maidens that the public associates them with on a whim. Motion pictures allow for big screen nurses to show some complexity beyond loving bedside manners and juggling bedpans. Cinematic nurses can be caring, comical, crazed, confused or corrupt.

Whatever the complication or consideration of these celluloid servers of health care rest assure that they are a glorified bunch in their devotion to the medical field. Whether flawed or favorable we will take a look at some of the top-notch nurses in film as cited in The Healthy Helpers: The Top 10 Movie Nurses. »

- Frank Ochieng

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Exclusive Photos from Malignant

22 May 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Earlier this year, Gravitas Ventures announced U.S. and Canadian VOD rights to Malignant, a new horror movie written and directed by Brian Avenet-Bradley that stars Brad Dourif, Gary Cairns, Nick Nicotera, Sienna Farall, and Jennifer Blanc. The movie is now available on cable and digital VOD services, and we’ve been provided with exclusive photos to share with Daily Dead readers.

“A grieving man, Allex (Cairns), falls victim to a rogue Doctor (Dourif) who conducts experiments on human test subjects to cure their “addictions.” After blacking out, Allex awakes to find stitches across his chest and a video of a murder. Now he must confront the Doctor’s horrific method for stopping him from drinking… a method with deadly consequences.”

Malignant is available on all major cable and digital VOD platforms, including Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner, Bright House, Cox, Charter On Demand, Verizon, Dish Network, Mediacom, Suddenlink, Rcn, Optimum, »

- Jonathan James

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Queen and Country’

20 May 2014 1:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Boorman has gone back to the wellspring of personal experience that so richly informed his 1987 “Hope and Glory” for “Queen and Country,” and the result is a modest but pleasing return to form for 81-year-old British director, here making his first feature since the little seen “The Tiger’s Tale” in 2006. Set a decade on from “Hope,” during the Boorman surrogate’s compulsory military service, “Queen” never reaches the lyrical heights of its predecessor — arguably one of the greatest of all films about childhood and war — but benefits from a vividly realized sense of time and place and a gallery of colorful supporting characters burnished with the warm glow of memory. The modestly budgeted pic should see considerably greater critical and commercial success than Boorman’s last several efforts following its Cannes premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight, which has made a habit in recent years of screening the “comeback »

- Scott Foundas

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Trailer for Gravitas Release Malignant Starring Brad Dourif

14 May 2014 4:32 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Another Gravitas Ventures release sneaks up on us. We're getting word that Malignant, written and directed by Brian Avenet-Bradley, is getting a VOD release on May 22nd. You can watch the trailer here. Brad Dourif toplines the cast which includes Nick Nicotera, Gary Cairns and Sienna Farall.

The post Trailer for Gravitas Release Malignant Starring Brad Dourif appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Indie Spotlight

11 May 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes casting details on The ChairCamp of the Damned, and Love Sick, trailers for Chimeres and Phantasmagoria, production and distribution news on Australian film, The Pack, and much more:

Exclusive Casting News for The Chair: We’ve been told that Travis Love (Shumpert from The Walking Dead) has been added to the cast of the upcoming horror/thriller, The Chair. Love will play the Commanding Officer in a flashback scene that features Jimmy (Jacob Banser) and Sullivan (Brian Thompson).

Synopsis: “Based off of the Alterna Comics graphic novel of the same name, The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan, an innocent man struggling to escape execution on death row. Witnessing the torture and murder of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s sadistic and psychotic Warden, »

- Tamika Jones

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