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This Aliens Vinyl Soundtrack is only a taste of the goodies that Mondo is bringing to this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Also: DVD release details for Lake Placid vs. Anaconda and we also have the new Crypt Horror short film, 6/6/66, to watch in its entirety.
Aliens Vinyl Soundtrack: Press Release: "Mondo is super excited to offer a sneak peek at its offerings for San Diego Comic-Con 2015, featuring the best in artist-driven collectibles for characters, films, and comics. This year, more than ever, Mondo is showing off a wide variety of products from an amazing team of designers and world-class artists. Below is a small sampling of the posters, vinyl and collectible figures that will be on hand at their booth #835.
Here's a first look at the Ant-Man screen print from artist Kevin Tong. "In designing the poster, I wanted to show Ant-Man's scale, the intensity of his transformation, and »
- Tamika Jones
To celebrate the release of the documentary mash-up Digging Up The Marrow from horror master Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen) – out now on DVD – we have a copy to giveaway! Based on the dark illustrations of celebrated artist Alex Pardee and starring Ray Wise (RoboCop, X-Men First Class, Twin Peaks), Digging Up The Marrow blurs the lines between reality and fantasy.
When Adam Green receives a message from a mysterious stranger, he takes his film crew on a bone-chilling odyssey to discover real-life monsters!
Order today on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1SC6nEZ
To win a copy of Digging Up the Marrow on DVD, just answer the following question:
c) Kane Hodder
Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave »
- Phil Wheat
By Mike Thomas
In the beginning, there was Lon. As the disfigured antagonist in The Phantom of the Opera, his half-masked face hid a horrible secret, only to be revealed at the climax of the film. The formula of the masked villain had been played out in countless films, with the hero unmasking the villain in the end. This worked well for suspense, and it an easy gimmick for an exciting reveal.
In the Golden Age of Horror, villains - monsters - had faces. Frankenstein. Dracula. the Wolfman.. With these characters, it was the creature that was important, not the actor. So anyone, from Bela Lugosi, to John Carradine, to -- Leslie Nielsen could portray the undead creature of the night. (Bar Bet: though Lugosi is most identified with Dracula, it was Count Dooku, Christopher Lee, who played the part more than any other actor). In the Universal Monsters era, »
- Mike Thomas
With the death of horror film legend Christopher Lee, the last of the legendary honor guard of horror has passed on. He was part of an elite group that created the horror genre. Lee’s passing is a reminder that it’s been a long time since we had a new horror film superstar. Is the day of the horror film specialist gone forever? Where are the big-screen boogie-men for the 21st century?
Once upon a time there were a group of actors, known as the ‘screen boogiemen’ who created the horror film/monster movie genre (starting in Universal Studios and later in Hammer Studios.) They were specialists who understood the psychology and performance style of horror cinema and became legends in the industry. The first was silent film star Lon Chaney Sr. (Phantom of the Opera, London After Midnight, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Unholy Three, the Monster, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Phil Hester's unique, imaginative and ultimately fitting take on Carl Grimes' head wound is featured on The Walking Dead #1 variant cover for Wizard World Des Moines. Also in this round-up: a new promo video for Hannibal Season 3, debuting next week.
The Walking Dead #1 Wizard World Des Moines Variant Cover: Press Release -- "Des Moines, Iowa, May 26, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that The Wretch and The Coffin creator and Iowa native Phil Hester has drawn the 11th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, June 12-14. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will »
- Derek Anderson
However excited you might be, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice won’t hit the big screen until March 2016, but that doesn’t stop us from speculating over this, that and everything else that might happen in this mashup between two massive franchises.
Of course, it does provoke some other thoughts too. While franchise mashups have the obvious appeal of pulling together two big cult followings, they don’t exactly have a great reputation for being brilliant films. Alien Vs Predator being one example. Alien Vs Predator Requiem being another.
Freddy Vs Jason (or A Nightmare on Friday 13th) performed equally badly at the box office, despite original Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) reprising his role. »
- Angus Saul
With the recent successes of such TV series as "American Horror Story," "Hannibal" and Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," horror is hot on the small-screen right now -- so much so that in addition to MTV's forthcoming small-screen "Scream" spinoff, TV studios are in the midst of bringing a horde of cinematic fright-film properties to television, ranging from "Shutter Island" to "The Devil's Advocate" to "The Mist." In light of this, I've taken a look back at eight previous horror movie-to-tv translations and analyzed why they hit -- or didn't -- with audiences. "Bates Motel" (A&E) Based on: "Psycho" Aired: 2013-present Why it did (or didn't) work:a great pedigree ("Lost" showrunner Carlton Cuse), a terrific cast (Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore) and generally positive critical notices gave "Bates Motel" a sheen of respectability that worked well in this Golden Age of prestige television. The show has so far aired three successful seasons »
- Chris Eggertsen
We're back with with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror new sent our way. Today's feature includes artwork from Blood & Gourd, release details for The Vatican Exorcisms, and news of a Sledge Blu-ray release:
Blood & Gourd Details and Artwork: "It's Devil's Night in Olympia, Wa - and out at Henderson Farms, the festivities are reaching a crescendo. Young and old have gathered to pick their own pumpkin, drink hot apple cider, and partake in the usual pumpkin farm fare. However, something has awakened from deep within the fertile soil. After years of abuse and humiliation, the pumpkins… are ready to pick us. You can beg! You can plead! You can scream! But these Hell's lanterns are lit only with the burning desire to watch you die."
For more information on this comic, and its creators, visit: http://www.bloodandgourd.com
The Vatican Exorcisms DVD »
- Tamika Jones
1981 was an amazing year for horror. An American Werewolf in London. The Beyond. The Evil Dead. The Funhouse. The Howling. The list goes on and on. However, one that always seems to fall through the cracks of time and memory is Dead & Buried.
Released in May 1981, Dead & Buried did not set any box office records. This is due to the fact that it is very hard to categorize. Is it a slasher ala Friday the 13th Part 2? No, but there are some gruesome and realistic deaths courtesy of late effects whiz Stan Winston. Is it a monster movie like The Howling? Not exactly, but the movie involves transformations (of a sort). Is there a mystery to solve? Definitely, and this is what drives the story forward and through the disparate elements at play.
60’s and 70’s TV survivor James Farentino stars as Dan Gillis, Sheriff of the seaside town of Potter’s Bluff. »
- Scott Drebit
Rick Grimes and and the living dead of Robert Kirkman's comic book world get a new look from artist Gilbert Hernandez in the Wizard World Las Vegas variant cover art for The Walking Dead #1. Also featured in our latest round-up are release details for The Lazarus Effect Blu-ray, as well as the trailer for The Dead Lands.
Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1: Press Release - "Las Vegas, April 13, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Love & Rockets creator Gilbert Hernandez has drawn the seventh in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas, April 24-26. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide. »
- Derek Anderson
Interview by Kevin Scott
I had the privilege recently to talk with the very talented director James Cullen Bressack. He’s becoming the Cameron Crowe of Horror directors by being a wunderkind and showing mind blowing talent as a writer and director even before he could buy his own beer. I was grateful to get some insight from him, find out what inspired him, and see what’s next. Special thanks to actor/producer/writer Zack Ward for joining in on the interview.
Ks: I know that you get this a lot, but you are a really young guy. You seem so close to the golden age of VHS, with a love for such classics as “Basket Case” and the William Lustig films, yet you are a generation removed. How did you discover them?
Jcb: I got really into watching VHS stuff. My Dad had “Hellraiser” on VHS. »
Deadly Magazine #7 is our tribute to indie horror and we gave Daily Dead readers a look at our cover earlier this week, which features Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's Spring. The Indie Spotlight has been a regular feature on Daily Dead and this issue of Deadly Magazine is an extension of that feature, giving readers a look at indie horror's past, present, and future. Want a look inside the issue before picking it up? We have a set of preview pages you can check out right now.
Our cover feature is an exclusive interview with Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, where they talk about blending monsters and romance in Spring. We also take a trip to the Fear Clinic with Robert Englund, go behind the scenes of WolfCop with director / writer Lowell Dean, and find out what Marjane Satrapi has to say about working with Ryan Reynolds on The Voices. »
- Jonathan James
At a motel, hotel, or inn, you expect to have a roof over your head, a bed to sleep on, and the peace of mind that you'll live to see the sun shine through your window come morning. But as horror fans know, that last expectation isn't always met in places like the Bates Motel of Psycho, the Motel Hello of Motel Hell, the Pinewood Motel of Vacancy, and the Starlight Hotel of Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive. Soon, viewers can experience the scaly scares and scythe slices of the lattermost overnight establishment like never before, as Arrow Video has announced they will release Eaten Alive on Blu-ray and DVD in both the Us and UK with a bunch of bonus features and a fresh 2k transfer from the original camera negative.
Arrow Video will release Eaten Alive on Blu-ray and DVD in the Us on July 28th and in the UK on July 27th. »
- Derek Anderson
There’s no greater place to host a horror movie than a funhouse. Plus, if you’re a mutant wearing a Frankenstein’s monster mask, it’s also a great place to get a handjob from an aging gypsy fortune teller. You can’t beat… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Deadly Magazine #7 is our tribute to indie horror, with a cover featuring Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's Spring. The Indie Spotlight has been a regular feature on Daily Dead and this issue of Deadly Magazine is an extension of that feature, giving readers a look at indie horror's past, present, and future.
Our cover feature is an exclusive interview with Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, where they talk about blending monsters and romance in Spring. We also take a trip to the Fear Clinic with Robert Englund, go behind the scenes of WolfCop with director / writer Lowell Dean, and find out what Marjane Satrapi has to say about working with Ryan Reynolds on The Voices.
Other features include a look back at indie movies that have made a lasting impact on the horror genre, a highlight of Australian and New Zealand horror, an interview with indie producer Travis Stevens (We Are Still Here, »
- Jonathan James
Fear Clinic, 2015.
Directed by Robert Hall.
A brilliant scientist has found a way to cure people’s fears by inducing hallucinations but after the treatment several patients begin to experience bizarre flashbacks that feel much too real.
Based on the FEARnet.com web series that ran in 2009, Fear Clinic stars horror legend Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street/Hatchet) as Dr. Andover, a brilliant scientist who has unlocked the secret to controlling people’s fears by inventing a chamber that induces hallucinations in order for the patient to face their fear head on. However, after the survivors of a shooting in a restaurant receive treatment and one of them dies while under the control of the chamber, Dr. Andover becomes a recluse and his clinic closes. But a year later the rest of the »
- Gary Collinson
If you've been crossing your fingers for Fox to return to New York's supernatural-charged town of Sleepy Hollow, you can relax your hands, exhale, and settle comfortably back into your couch, because Fox has announced their renewal of Sleepy Hollow for an 18-episode third season, with the network also revealing the series' new showrunner (following Mark Goffman's departure earlier this month). Also included in our latest horror round-up is a trailer for the second episode of The CW's iZombie and details on the 10th Annual Texas Frightmare Weekend that will feature special guest Alexandra Breckenridge from The Walking Dead (as well as many other great guests).
- Derek Anderson
Over the years, numerous performers have found themselves associated with iconic characters they’ve played, whether it’s Robert Englund with Freddy Krueger, or Harrison Ford with Han Solo. The current roster of Marvel performers are no different in that regard, as Chris Hemsworth’s role as Thor has overshadowed everything he’s done, and Ruffalo is now associated with The Hulk more than any other role of his career.
The performers, however, have taken this in stride, often using their public persona for charitable acts. The most notable recent example involved Chris Evans and Chris Pratt, who publicly made a friendly wager earlier in the year, based on the outcome of the Super Bowl. Both performers followed through on the bet, with Evans visiting Seattle Children’s Hospital as Captain America, and Pratt visiting the Boston Children’s Hospital as Star Lord. Now the next performer to do the »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Since the summer of 2010, The Walking Dead 'Cast has been the go-to podcast about AMC's The Walking Dead, but in addition to following the apocalyptic adventures of Rick Grimes and friends, they also cover other aspects of the horror genre and Episode 168 was no exception. Titled "One, Two, Freddy's Coming For You", Episode 168 sees the team hosting a Walker Stalker Con panel with the legendary Robert Englund, who discussed behind-the-scenes moments on the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies, how his audition for Apocalypse Now led to Mark Hamill trying out for Star Wars, and much more.
Episode 168 of The Walking Dead 'Cast synopsis: "Join me and special guest Merri as we talk about A Nightmare on Elm Street, one of my favorite classic 80’s horror flicks. Then listen in as Mr. Englund goes in-depth about:
Behind-the-scenes info on the making of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. How he developed Freddy’s movements. »
- Derek Anderson
Tuesday, March 24, 10 p.m.: “Haunting: Australia” is an eight-episode unscripted series that chronicles the world’s top ghost hunters as they traverse Australia’s spookiest locations.
Thursday, April 2, 10 p.m.: “Olympus” is a new 13-episode mythological drama series. Starring Matt Frewer, Sonita Henry, Cas Anvar and Graham Shiels, the show captures the dangerous courage of a few brave men and women who banished the Gods to the realm of the unconscious — a place they called the Underworld or the Kingdom of Hades.
Friday, April 17, 8 p.m.: “Bitten” returns for a second season of supernatural thrills with a two-hour premiere. Beginning April 24, “Bitten” will air Fridays at 9 p.m. The werewolf drama stars Laura Vandervoort as Elena, the world’s only »
- Marianne Zumberge
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