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“Los Angeles, CA – Get ready, Freddy. Scream Factory is going to the opera! A Blu-ray release of The Phantom of the Opera, including several bonus features, has been announced for release on February 17, 2015.
Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Galaxy of Terror, Freddy vs. Jason) assumes the classic role of The Phantom in this shocking, nerve-jangling retelling of Gaston Leroux’s timeless tale of music, madness and murder.
An aspiring opera singer finds herself transported back to Victorian-era London – and into the arms of a reclusive, disfigured maestro determined to make her a star. The silver-throated Christine (Jill Schoelen, The Stepfather) enjoys success through the arrangements of her new lover (Englund)… until she realizes that he has been committing unspeakably grisly murders in her honor and won’t stop until he’s completed his masterpiece… »
- Jonathan James
We’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for The Phantom of the Opera starring Robert Englund around these parts, and the good folks over at Scream Factory have just released the official specs for their upcoming Blu-ray edition.… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Scream Factory™ Presents
On Blu-ray February 17, 2015
Los Angeles, CA – Get ready, Freddy. Scream Factory is going to the opera! A Blu-ray release of The Phantom of the Opera, including several bonus features, has been announced for release on February 17, 2015.
While a lot of horror fans tend to talk about Freddy nonstop when Robert Englund’s name comes up, a film and role that is sometimes overlooked and underrated, is the Dwight H. Little-helmed 1989 film, The Phantom Of The Opera. A gruesome and gory take on the 1910 Gaston Leroux novel, the film has always been a fun time and now thanks to the folks at Scream Factory, it’s getting now the Bluray treatment. Hitting shelves February 17th, The Phantom Of The Opera features a brand new commentary with director Dwight H. Little and the phantom himself, Robert Englund, but also includes a new ‘Making of” doc, packed with brand new interviews with tons of people involved with the film.
“Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Galaxy of Terror, Freddy vs. Jason) assumes the classic role of The Phantom in this shocking, nerve-jangling retelling of Gaston Leroux’s timeless tale of music, »
- Jerry Smith
There are over 20 filmed adaptations, re-imaginings and retellings of Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera, but only one stars Robert Englund. From Dwight Little, the director of Halloween 4 and Murder at 1600, 1989’s The Phantom of the Opera was a poorly received, overtly horrific take on the classic tale, starring Freddy himself.…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
There are many factors that contribute to making an iconic horror film; getting the right actors involved is among the most crucial. This is one of the reasons why the horror genre can be of a much more varied quality than other genres. A role could be written exquisitely on paper, but get the wrong guy or gal saying those lines and a project will start to look more like a Uwe Boll production rather than a horror film that’s going to be fondly remembered for all time.
For instance: Freddy Krueger portrayed by anyone other than Robert Englund in the original Elm Street films would be nearly blasphemous to even think about (just look at the horrendous 2010 remake). Similarly, it’s hard to tell if Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead would still hold up today if any other actor had been portraying the groovy lead character instead of Bruce Campbell. »
- Jesse Gumbarge
Simon Pegg playing the Devil?! Sounds good to me! The actor has been cast in a horror comedy called The Gathering, and it sounds awesome! I never thought I’d see Pegg as the Devil, but now that it’s out in the universe it makes complete sense. The movie is being directed by Jon Keeyes, and he talked to Fangoria about the project. This is how he describes the fantastic story that he’s going to tell:
“On Halloween night, the devil brings together Mary Shelley, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and Edgar Allan Poe in purgatory to tell their best untold tales, the idea being that whoever has the best story of the night gets to leave purgatory forever ... We've tried to put a spin on the essence of the stories they're most well-known for. So Stoker tells a vampire tale, but it's not about Dracula. H.P. Lovecraft's »
- Joey Paur
Horror legend Jeffrey Combs is well known for his collaborations with director Stuart Gordon, which resulted in such wildly entertaining films as Re-Animator, From Beyond and The Pit And The Pendulum.
Combs is set to star in The Gathering, which sounds like the kind of film he'd make with Gordon. In it, Combs will play Edgar Allan Poe - a role he's inhabited twice for Gordon, first in TV's The Masters Of Horror: The Black Cat, and a second time in a stage production called Nevermore.
The Gathering will be directed by Jon Keeyes, whose previous films include Phobia (2013) and Fall Down Dead (2007). Essentially an anthology film, the premise behind The Gathering is quite ingenious: the Devil (who'll be played by Simon Pegg) gathers together a group of famous »
Early next year over Valentine’s Day weekend, horror hounds can gather in Ft. Lauderdale with their loved ones to celebrate three horror movie anniversaries: Friday the 13th (35th anniversary), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (30th), and Demons (30th). Cast/crew from all three films will be in attendance, including Crystal Lake’s Adrienne King and the man of your nightmares, Robert Englund:
“Ft. Lauderdale, Fl – Nov. 25, 2014 – Masters of mayhem collide in an ultra-cataclysmic Friday the 13th celebration during the Shock Pop Comic Con at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center, Feb. 13-15, 2015!
The weekend kicks off with a night of horror as director Sean Cunningham, final girl Adrienne King, composer Harry Manfredini, “Officer Dorf” aka Ron Millkie, and first Jason himself, Ari Lehman convene for the 35th Anniversary celebration of the classic Friday The 13th. Meanwhile our 30th Anniversary shindig for A Nightmare On Elm Street »
- Derek Anderson
The first one shot down his own people when they refused his orders, the second one ate unsuspecting survivors, while the third stalked the nightmares of Elm Street teenagers with his custom-made blades. David Morrissey, Andrew J. West, and Robert Englund, a trio of actors who portrayed memorable villains onscreen, will be in attendance at the first San Francisco Walker Stalker Con.
The San Francisco Walker Stalker Con will take place at the Fort Mason Center on January 31st and February 1st, 2015. We have the official press release and updated guest list below:
“San Francisco, CA – Walker Stalker Con, a zombie and horror themed fan-centric convention, will be held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA on January 31st & February 1st, 2015. Walker Stalker Con will bring attendees to a state of the art facility with world class amenities and will provide fan access to celebrity guests.
Walker Stalker »
- Derek Anderson
Here’s a great vintage photo that I’ve never seen before featuring Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher on the set of The Empire Strikes Back. It was recently revealed by Robert Englund that Hamill had a crush on Fisher during the production of these films, and the two of them look adorably happy in this photo. I have to say that the coolest thing in this photo are the freakin’ awesome Star Wars production winter coats they are wearing! Where in the hell can I get one of those!?
Via: This is Not Porn »
- Joey Paur
The current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series continues to be a favorite of mine. It strikes the right balance between being a goofy, fun cartoon about a bunch of lovable characters and addressing more serious and dark themes about power and responsibility. It also does well at adding new ideas, characters, and material while including homages to previous incarnations of Tmnt and staying true to the foundations of the overall series. The art is pretty cool and unique; and of course, the voice talent and creative team are stellar.
The series is now in Season 3 (and already renewed for a fourth season!) and has taken on a slightly different focus, with the Turtles leaving the familiar NYC cityscape for other territory. A short while ago I got to sit down at the Times Square Toys “R” Us (a super-cool store with a Ferris wheel and other nifty things inside »
- Emily S. Whitten
Anchor Bay Entertainment Dares You To Enter The…
Step Into The Fear Chamber Starting February 10, 2015 on Blu-ray™ and DVD
After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – Closing Night Event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and Opening Night Screening at 2014 New York City Horror … Continue reading →
Though he’s best known for playing the man of your nightmares, prolific actor Robert Englund has played a plethora of memorable roles over his impressive career, including his turn as the titular villain in 1989’s The Phantom of the Opera. Scream Factory is bringing Dwight H. Little’s take of Gaston Leroux’s classic novel to Blu-ray, but it will now take a little longer than anticipated.
Initially set to be released on January 13th, Scream Factory’s Blu-ray of The Phantom of the Opera will now come out on February 17th. Extras will be announced next month. In the meantime, we have the official cover art and the delay announcement from Scream Factory:
“Slight delay for our upcoming release of The Phantom Of The Opera. Originally slated for 1/13, it will now move to 2/17. Our apologies for the extension but we are trying to make it the best possible »
- Derek Anderson
The film made its festival debut at Screamfest this season.
Written by Aaron Drane and Hall and directed by Hall, the film stars Robert Englund, Fiona Dourif, and Thomas Dekker and features the acting debut of Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor.
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- Ryan Turek
Get ready to be treated by horror icon Robert Englund in his anticipated film, ‘Fear Clinic,’ which is set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on Febraruy 10, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The highly anticipated and shocking movie, which is based ont he critically acclaimed and fan favorite 2009 FEARnet.com series, was directed by ‘Laid to Rest’ helmer, Robert G. Hull. In addition to the famed ‘Freddy Krueger’ star, ‘Fear Clinic’ also features Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut. ‘Fear Clinic,’ which was co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, follows five survivors as they return to [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Patients don’t see Dr. Andover (Robert Englund) for a typical check-up. They instead pay the good doctor a visit to face their phobias in the Fear Chamber, a device that forces you to face your worst nightmares in realistic hallucinations. Based on the 2009 FEARnet.com series, Robert G. Hall’s Fear Clinic feature film has received a home media release date from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Fear Clinic will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 10th. Special features and the cover art have yet to be revealed, but we’ll be sure to let Daily Dead readers know when they are announced. In the meantime, we have the official press release with full details:
“Beverly Hills, CA – After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – Closing Night Event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and Opening Night Screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into »
- Derek Anderson
Kicking off this year’s New York City Horror Film Festival was Robert Hall’s Fear Clinic, an ambitious nightmarescape about facing your fears and conquering your darkest demons. Everyone’s favorite dreamland killer, Robert Englund, stars as a crazy doctor who forces people to hallucinate whatever terrifies them most while being sealed in a gigantic chamber, yet Englund himself cannot carry such an unbalanced jumble of ideas.
Fear Clinic delivers non-stop terror if your biggest fears include seeing Robert Englund naked, entering an epileptic seizure, and black goo, while true horrors seem to escape Hall’s grasp throughout what seems to be a never-ending experiment. Getting from point A to point B is quite possibly one of the wildest cinematic rides I’ve taken in 2014, but for all the wrong reasons.
As most horror movies start, we meet a scientist named Dr. Andover (Englund) who wants to help the world with his newest invention. »
- Matt Donato
Yesterday, we gave you a look at the cover art for the third issue of Deadly Magazine and we’re back with multiple preview pages, including a tease of our tribute to the work of Wes Craven. Issue #3 features an exclusive interview with Robert Englund and our spotlight on some of Craven’s more obscure titles, including Shocker and The People Under the Stairs.
Deadly Magazine #3 also puts a spotlight on the Batman TV series’ recent Blu-ray & DVD release, with comments from Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar. For those following the Batman comic book series, we catch up with Scott Snyder, who teases the return of The Joker.
Heather Wixson’s retrospective series continues with Demon Knight and we also have features for The Blair Witch Project, Marvel’s Phase 3 plans, and more. We encourage Daily Dead readers check out the Deadly Magazine site and support us by »
- Jonathan James
When you hear the name Freddy Krueger, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely another name: Robert Englund.
One of the things that makes Freddy unique in the world of horror villains is that he was always played by Englund, in each and every film of the original Nightmare on Elm Street franchise - and even in Freddy's long awaited cinematic battle with Jason Voorhees. Well, for the most part, at least...
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- Ryan Turek
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