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Watch A Clip From Hammer Classic The Man Who Could Cheat Death

2 August 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Great news for Hammer Horror fans, as Eureka! Entertainment is bringing Terence Fisher's The Man Who Could Cheat Death to dual-format Blu-ray/DVD on 21 September.Fisher helped define the vibrant look of many of Hammer's classic gothic horror tales, and after scoring notable successes with the likes of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Dracula (1958) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) he delivered this "Bava-esque" tale of scientific malevolence starring Anton Diffring (Fahrenheit 451, Where Eagles Dare), Christopher Lee and Hazel Court.Doctor and amateur sculptor Georges Bonnet (Anton Diffring) has discovered a murderous method of maintaining his youth, once every ten years he murders a young woman and removes her parathyroid glands to replace his own. But after 104 years, he's run into some problems. His collaborator...

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William Castle & Hammer DVD Collections Announced, The Incredible Two-headed Transplant Coming to Blu-ray

31 July 2015 3:32 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hammer horror fans are in for a treat, as respective collections of five William Castle films and five Hammer horror movies are coming out on Blu-ray in August, and The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant has been set to come out on Blu-ray.

The William Castle and Hammer horror collections will respectively come out on DVD August 18th from Mill Creek. The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant, meanwhile, is slated for release later this year by Kino Lorber. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates.

From Mill Creek: "Iconic horror director William Castle created a simple, but winning formula for his films: a little comedy, a lot of scares, a preposterous gimmick, and a clear sense that fright films should be fun. This even meant Castle would, like Alfred Hitchcock, appear in his trailers and even the movies themselves. Though his career spanned 35 years and included everything from westerns to crime thrillers, he'll »

- Derek Anderson

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Nine films and eight TV projects in contention for top Awgie Awards

23 July 2015 2:09 AM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Nine features have been nominated for this year's Awgie Awards for performance writing.

Eight telemovies and miniseries are in contention. The Australian Writers. Guild says nominations in the 25 categories for the 48th Annual Awgie Awards reflect the abundance of outstanding work currently being produced in Australia. Nominees for best original telemovie are Steven McGregor for Redfern Now: Promise Me and Katherine Thomson for House of Hancock, while Christopher Lee.s Gallipoli and Jan Sardi and Mac Gudgeon.s The Secret River contend for best adaptation in a television miniseries. There are four nominees for original television mini-series: The Principal by Alice Addison and Kristen Dunphy; The Kettering Incident by Vicki Madden, Andrew Knight, Cate Shortland and Louise Fox; Deadline Gallipoli by Jacquelin Perske, Stuart Beattie, Shaun Grant and Cate Shortland; and Love Child: Series 2 from Tim Pye, Cathryn Strickland, Chris McCourt, Jane Allen and Tamara Asmar. In the categories »

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The Surprising Ways 'Mission: Impossible 2' Affected the Course of Movie History

21 July 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

When many of us think of Sir Ian McKellen, two iconic roles come to mind: Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Magneto in X-Men. And vice versa -- it's hard to imagine anyone else playing those characters on the big screen (well, Michael Fassbender also plays Magneto, very well, but we're talking the older version of the mutant villain). Those franchises could have easily been very different, though, as a result of very different actors filling the parts. Sean Connery was offered Gandalf, for instance, but he turned it down. So did Christopher Plummer. Same with McKellen's X-Men co-star and Bff, Patrick Stewart. Christopher Lee apparently campaigned for the role but was cast as Saruman instead. As for Magneto, the X-Men's foe could have been portrayed by Terence...

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Exclusive Interview with What We Do In The Shadows’ Jemaine Clement

20 July 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Bloody, funny, and made for lovers of classic vampires by fans of the genre, What We Do in the Shadows is already one of my favorite horror comedies. With the movie coming out on Blu-ray and DVD on July 21st, I had a chance to catch up with Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), who co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in the vampire mockumentary. 

For those that didn't know, What We Do in the Shadows started off as a short film and we talked about the process of turning it into a full feature, his first vampire movie memory, possibilities of a sequel, and more:

The Blu-ray version of the film includes your original short film that you released in 2006. Why did this particular idea stick with you long enough to make a feature film out of it?

Jemaine Clement: Well, there was a funding initiative by the New Zealand »

- Jonathan James

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Aubrey Morris, ‘Clockwork Orange’ Actor, Dead at 89

17 July 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

British character actor Aubrey Morris, best known for playing the probation officer in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 cult film “A Clockwork Orange” has died, his agent confirmed on Friday. He was 89. During his five-decade career, Morris also appeared as a grave-digger opposite Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward in the cult horror film “The Wicker Man” as well as such films as “Lisztomania,” Woody Allen’s “Love and Death” and “My Girl 2.” His many TV credits include “The Saint,” “The Sweeney,” “The Prisoner,” “The Avengers” and BBC drama “Cold Comfort Farm.” Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos) Born in Portsmouth, »

- Debbie Emery

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The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death DVD Review

16 July 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Tom Harper

Writer: Jon Croker, from a story by Susan Hill

Starring: Phoebe Fox, Jeremy Irvine, Helen McCrory, Adrian Rawlins, Leanne Best, Ned Dennehy, Oaklee Pendergast

Cert: 15

Running Time: 98 mins

Special Features: Deleted Scene / Featurettes / Jeremy Irvine: “Great Expectations” interview

For many years British horror brand Hammer Films lay seemingly dormant, its blood curdled and its back catalogue of famous monsters consigned to nostalgia territory. However today the studio coffin is open for business, down in no small part to the success of 2012’s The Woman In Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe. Using the classic novella by Susan Hill as a starting point, it was the perfect Gothic chiller with which to help revive their fortunes.

Of course Hammer were never ones to shy away from a sequel, and just as the late, great Christopher Lee put in numerous appearances as Dracula, so the ghostly “heroine” has been »

- Steve Palace

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Blu-ray Review: Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf

15 July 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As much as I hate to admit it now, I didn’t always love Howling II. But over the years, as I’ve revisited this cult classic time and time (and time) again, mostly due to Christopher Lee and his badass punk rock attitude in the film, I’ve grown to appreciate Phillippe Mora’s wonderfully surrealistic take on lycanthropes that feels like a modernized twist on the classic Hammer films I grew up loving. And while it may not be a flawless effort by any means, I can’t help but adore a film that gave us Sybil Danning as Queen of the Werewolves, put Lee in a New Wave night club (complete with zany sunglasses and leather jacket) and also gave the modern lycan mythology a bit of an unexpected twist.

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf picks up right after Joe Dante’s original The Howling »

- Heather Wixson

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Bluray Review: The Howling II

14 July 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Fans of Joe Dante’s 1981 werewolf classic, The Howling, might have been a little taken back with its 1985 sequel, The Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf, with its complete 180 in tone and outrageous mix of sexuality and humor, but the film has since become quite the cult favorite.  Driven by performances from Christopher Lee, Reb Brown, Annie McEnroe and the extremely sexy Sybil Danning, the film might be a little too out there for die hard lovers of the first film, but Scream Factory’s new Bluray release of Philipe Mora’s outrageous entry into the series might just be what’s needed to make them all converts.

Picking up where the first film left off, The Howling II finds Ben White (Reb Brown), the brother of Dee Wallace’s character from the original, attending her funeral and wanting answers about her death. Soon coming across not only Jenny »

- Jerry Smith

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July 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include It Follows, Ex MacHina, Howling II

13 July 2015 9:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

July 14th may not have a lot of genre-related titles arriving on DVD and Blu-ray, but the films making their home entertainment debuts this week are a rather stellar bunch nonetheless. For anyone who may have missed two of the best indie films this year in theaters—Ex Machina and It Follows—you’ll have a chance to catch up with both this coming Tuesday.

Scream Factory is also keeping busy this week with their high-def release of Philippe Mora’s cult classic, Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf, and they also have two double feature Blu-rays coming out as well. Severin Films has put together an extensive special edition release of the recent documentary Lost Soul, which follows the troubled production of Richard Stanley’s Island of Doctor Moreau and looks pretty incredible and for all you X-Men fans out there, the Rogue Cut version of Days »

- Heather Wixson

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Howling II Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

13 July 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory's bringing full moon frights to their Summer of Fear Part 2 with tomorrow's Blu-ray release of Howling II. To give Daily Dead readers a look at the film's high-definition upgrade, we have clips and trailers from the upcoming home media release.

Synopsis: "Your Sister Is A Werewolf!

After countless millennia of watching, waiting and stalking, the unholy creatures known as werewolves are poised to inherit the earth. Legendary horror icon Christopher Lee faces off against sexy cult favorite Sybil Danning (Battle Beyond the Stars, Chained Heat, Grindhouse) in this terrifying descent into a world of nightmares that turns out to be all too real!

After newscaster Karen White's shocking on-screen transformation and violent death (in the original The Howling), her brother Ben (Reb Brown, Yor, the Hunter of the Future) is approached by Stefan Crosscoe (Lee), a mysterious man who claims that Karen has, in fact, become a werewolf. »

- Derek Anderson

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The haunted airman! Thn talks to Jeremy Irvine about ‘The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death’

13 July 2015 1:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Spooky sequel The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death is out to buy this week. One of the noteworthy aspects on the disc is an interview with Jeremy Irvine, the film’s male lead and an up-and- comer who is being watched with great interest.

Thn parted the ether for a chat with Jeremy about the world of Gothic horror, his surprising personal connection to the character and what it’s like to step through the infamous doors of Hammer Studios…!

Thn: Tell us a bit about your character in the film.

Jeremy Irvine: I play Harry. He is, or he appears to be, an Raf bomber pilot… but like all the characters in the film he has his own ghosts and demons, and isn’t quite who he appears to be. At the beginning he’s like the archetypal young hero airman, but then all is not quite what it seems. »

- Steve Palace

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‘HorrorCon 2015′ Event Report

12 July 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The moors of Yorkshire turned red with blood this weekend as the first ever HorrorCon took place at the Magna Science Adventure Centre this weekend in Rotherham.

Guests in attendance – signing autographs and giving talks – included Leatherface himself, Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre); Dacre Stoker (great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker); Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead); artist Tom Hodge, aka The Dude Designs; Hammer Horror stars Caroline Munro and Martine Beswick; Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) and the legend that is SFX god Tom Savini (The Burning, Night of the Living Dead)

But HorrorCon was not just about the guests – there were plenty of activities taking place over the weekend too. Including the likes of The Pit – a “walk through event” that scared the bejesus out of all those that dare take part; the Cabinet of Curiosity, a display of weird and wonderful delights the was billed as “not »

- Phil Wheat

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Contest: Win Howling II on Blu-ray

9 July 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory's bringing full moon frights to their Summer of Fear Part 2 with next Tuesday's Blu-ray release of Howling II, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

Synopsis: "Your Sister Is A Werewolf!

After countless millennia of watching, waiting and stalking, the unholy creatures known as werewolves are poised to inherit the earth. Legendary horror icon Christopher Lee faces off against sexy cult favorite Sybil Danning (Battle Beyond the Stars, Chained Heat, Grindhouse) in this terrifying descent into a world of nightmares that turns out to be all too real!

After newscaster Karen White's shocking on-screen transformation and violent death (in the original The Howling), her brother Ben (Reb Brown, Yor, the Hunter of the Future) is approached by Stefan Crosscoe (Lee), a mysterious man who claims that Karen has, in fact, become a werewolf. But this is the least of their worries. »

- Derek Anderson

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July 7th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Maggie, The Crimson Cult, Robot Jox

6 July 2015 9:48 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The first week of July sees a ton of genre titles headed home on DVD and Blu-ray including a handful of cult classics including Stuart Gordon’s Robot Jox, The Crimson Cult which co-stars Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee, Luigi Cozzi’s Contamination, a pair of 1974 shockers- Deranged and Spasmo- as well as The Killers, which is based on Ernest Hemingway’s chilling tale of the same name and gave the film noir subgenre a boost back in the 1940’s.

For those of you looking for something a little more current, you’ve got Alien Outpost, The Pact 2, Trophy Heads and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent zombie film, Maggie, to look forward to as well. As if that wasn’t enough, we also have last year’s Town that Dreaded Sundown remake is also arriving on both DVD and Blu-ray, with the latter being available exclusively at Best Buy on July 7th. »

- Heather Wixson

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20 Best Movie Franchises, As Ranked By Their Villains

5 July 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Some of the most memorable characters in movie history are antagonists. Here are our picks for the franchises that have make the biggest impression based on their villains alone.

A great antagonist in a film can make the effort of the protagonist seem more important. The hero’s plight becomes elevated to have meaning beyond just simple entertainment. It is those struggles that define some of the best movies ever made, and give the audience something to really cheer about.

It’s challenging enough to make one good antagonist, but what happens when you need to make a sequel? What happens if your antagonist has died but your protagonist needs more adventures to keep them busy or complete their story? Maintaining quality villains in a movie franchise is not easy to do. Some movie franchises have had better success at maintaining great antagonists, to the point of often being more »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Exclusive: Philippe Mora Discusses Howling II & Working with Christopher Lee

3 July 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

I unabashedly love Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf and, on July 14, the patron saints of classic cult film- Scream Factory- are resurrecting Philippe Mora’s sequel on Blu-ray. In honor of its release, I was fortunate to be able to speak with Mora about his experiences working on the film, collaborating with both Sybil Danning and the legendary Christopher Lee, and how the latter had quite a lifetime of experiences even before he became one of the greatest actors to grace the silver screen.

Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me, Philippe- I am a huge fan of Howling II and I even have an original one-sheet hanging in my kitchen.

Philippe Mora: Oh, thank you so much! Let me tell you how that image came about. One day we were filming a scene with Sybil who is supposed to be in »

- Heather Wixson

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Daily | Film Comment, Chiseler

2 July 2015 2:51 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The Locarno Film Festival's announced that it'll screen Hong Sang-soo's Right Now, Wrong Then and Andrzej Zulawski's Cosmos in competition. Also in today's roundup of news and views, the new Film Comment is out, featuring Kent Jones on Pedro Costa's Horse Money, Amy Taubin on Marielle Heller's The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Richard Combs on Richard Lester and more. The Chiseler's posted pieces on Patricia Highsmith, Clifton Young and the late Christopher Lee. An Audrey Hepburn exhibition opens in London today. And Paul Thomas Anderson will write—and may end up directing—a live-action take on Pinocchio starring Robert Downey Jr. » - David Hudson »

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Wrath of the Gods: Robin Hardy Crowdfunds Third ‘Wicker’ Film

1 July 2015 6:29 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Director Robin Hardy, of British classic The Wicker Man, aims to complete the loose trilogy begun by that Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward-starring film in 1973 and continued in 2011’s The Wicker Tree. Hardy has taken to IndieGoGo and launched a campaign for the long-gestating The Wrath of the Gods, seeking to raise $210,000 for…

The post Wrath of the Gods: Robin Hardy Crowdfunds Third ‘Wicker’ Film appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Sherlock Holmes: 10 offbeat takes on the Great Detective

29 June 2015 5:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From spoofs to point-and-click adventure games, here are 10 of the most memorable unusual incarnations of Sherlock Holmes...

We don’t know a great deal about the content of the 90-minute Sherlock special set to air later this year, but one thing has emerged from the set photos and tantalising titbits of information we’ve seen so far. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson will be in nineteenth-century garb, pitching them back into the setting of the legendary detective’s original adventures: 1895, to be precise. Why that happens is as yet unclear, but all will be revealed.

For those still craving their Holmes fix in the meantime, the new film Mr. Holmes offers us Ian McKellen’s take on the character, musing upon an old case as he looks back on his long career from the vantage point of retirement. Jonny Lee Miller’s ultra-modern, Us-based Sherlock will be entering his fourth »

- louisamellor

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